4th of July events around the Gulf Coast

Mobile County

NOTE: The Centers for Disease Control recommends social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

MOBILE COUNTY

MOBILE: [CANCELED] The City of Mobile has canceled their plans for a Fourth of July fireworks event. Mayor Sandy Stimpson tweeted out the news Thursday, June 25. He cites concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19. Mayor Stimpson says because of the rising number of cases and after consulting with health experts they determined the risk was too high.

DAUPHIN ISLAND: [CANCELED] SickleFin Charters is sponsoring the 2020 Fourth of July Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 4, at 9 p.m. at the Public Beach next to DI School. The event, SickleFin’s Boomin’ Benefit, remains free to the public; however, a “FILL THE BOAT” campaign has been created to fill local food banks. Please bring a donation from 6-9 p.m. The show will be synced and choreographed to music.

CHICKASAW: [CANCELED] The City of Chickasaw has made the hard decision of canceling its July 4th celebration due to health concerns regarding COVID-19. While adhering to the CDC and Alabama state guidelines, the City of Chickasaw feels a though it’s in the best interest of its residents, employees, as well as nearby communities to cancel the event altogether. The City of Chickasaw hopes to celebrate next year and tells everyone to stay safe.

PRICHARD: [CANCELED] Due to the rise of COVID 19 cases and Mobile County’s Health Department recommendations the Citizens Committee has canceled this year Fireworks Show to stop the spread of the virus. City of Prichard District One, Councilman Lorenzo A. Martin has hosted the Celebration of July 4 for the last 8 years. They ask that you please protect yourself and those around you by avoiding large crowds, wearing a mask, washing your hands, and stay home as much as possible.

BAYOU LA BATRE: The City of Bayou La Batre will hold a 4th of July Independence Celebration Saturday, July 4, at Rolston Park at 3 p.m. There will be live music, a DJ and hot dogs. Bring your grill and chill while the kiddos enjoy the water-slide, dunking booth, jumper, train rides, cotton candy, popcorn, ice-cold watermelon and snow-cones while waiting on the Firework show.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA

NAVARRE BEACH: The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office will present an Independence Day fireworks show at 9 p.m. on July 4, at the end of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The pyrotechnic demonstration will be held rain or shine. Residents and guests are reminded to allow plenty of time to find parking and remember to leave pets at home. For more information, call 850-981-8900.

FORT WALTON BEACH: [CANCELED] July 4th Concerts and Fireworks at The Landing CANCELED. The fireworks show is being rescheduled for the kickoff of the City’s Fall Concerts at the Landing series on Friday, September 4. Stay tuned for more information about that event.

DESTIN: The City of Destin will host the 34th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 4th, 2020. The fireworks show will begin promptly at 9 p.m. and can be seen over the Destin Harbor, East Pass. Spectators may tune in to Z96 (96.5 FM) for the simulcast music. Residents and visitors are highly encouraged to practice social distancing and other necessary precautions while gathering at the beaches, along the Destin Harbor and around the City of Destin. The city greatly appreciates the partnership with Compass Resorts and Z96 to make this event possible. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks show will take place on Sunday, July 5th at 9 p.m.

PENSACOLA: [CANCELED] Blue Wahoos announced Thursday morning that the annual Independence Day celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 4 has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Fans with tickets to Saturday’s event can hold them for the rescheduled event or get a refund. Blue Wahoos says all additional events at the ballpark have also been postponed. Contact the Blue Wahoos box office by email at Tickets@BlueWahoos.com or by phone at 850-934-8444.

CRESTVIEW: [CANCELED] Due to possible weather on Saturday, the City of Crestview has decided to cancel the city’s planned Fourth of July Extravaganza’s daytime events. The 9 p.m. fireworks display is still scheduled, weather permitting. The free fireworks display will take place in Twin Hills Park. Attendees are requested to maintain social distancing. Parking is available in the Twin Hills Park gym lot, at the children’s water park, and downtown, including the Wilson Street parking lot at the railroad tracks

BALDWIN COUNTY

DAPHNE: Daphne’s annual fireworks display is Saturday, July 4, at 9 p.m. at Al Trione Sports Complex, 8600 Whispering Pines Road. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, there will be no activities, food booths or entertainment as in years past. Guests are encouraged to follow social distancing protocol by maintaining a consistent six-foot distance between persons from different households. The park will open at 8:15 p.m. and the fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. Please call 251-620-1000 with any additional questions.

FOLEY: [CANCELED] OWA has announced they are postponing their fireworks shows that were originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Foley. OWA is postponing both the July 3rd and July 4th Firework Celebrations as well as all live performances planned for the Independence Day weekend. Character appearances with Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam as well as Kid’s Patriotic Themed T-shirt art will continue as planned. Although the firework shows and live performances are being postponed, the OWA resort, Downtown OWA and the amusement park will remain open throughout the July 4th weekend as scheduled. In addition, patriotic character appearances will occur inside the amusement park on July 3, from 6pm to 8pm, and July 4, from 12pm to 2pm, featuring Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter. Families visiting The Park at OWA can also still enjoy a patriotic kid’s art activity for a nominal fee. 

SUMMERDALE: The Summerdale 4th of July Fireworks Celebration is Saturday, July 4, at 9 p.m. at
Pioneer Park in downtown Summerdale.

ORANGE BEACH: The Wharf Orange Beach is holding an Independence Day Celebration – A Socially Distant Event Saturday, July 4, beginning at 8:45 p.m. Admission is free. American flags and glow items to wave will be provided when the sun sets, and the palm trees will be lit up in a patriotic theme of red, white and blue! A SPECTRA Laser Light Experience will immediately follow the display. The Wharf is at 23101 Canal Road in Orange Beach.

FAIRHOPE: [CANCELED] The City of Fairhope has canceled its annual Fourth of July Fireworks display this year on Saturday, July 4, at Fairhope Municipal Pier and park. The Baldwin Pops Concert has been canceled. For more information, call 251-929-1466.

GULF SHORES: [CANCELED] After careful consideration of the potential health risks related to COVID-19, the City of Gulf Shores has canceled the 2020 Fourth of July fireworks. This difficult decision was made in accordance with the current Safer at Home Health Order issued by Governor Kay Ivey and after consulting with both local and state Fire Marshals. The City still plans to celebrate this historic day by flying American flags and lighting up the City in red, white and blue to honor our Nation’s birthday.

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS: The Magnolia Springs Community Association (MSCA) plans to continue with its 4th of July annual Parade. Due to COVID-19, there will be a couple of changes.

Here is what you need to know:
-MSCA will be honoring our Grand Marshall’s Thom and Mary Lou Miller AND our 2020 Scholarship Recipient Presley Middleton.
-MSCA encourages everyone to practice social distancing and wear masks.
-There is no entry fee – just show up at 10 AM with your family friendly “float” of any size/kind and get in line.
-Any music coming from the floats should be patriotic and family friendly.
-Line up starts on Woodland Avenue at 10 AM.
-Parade starts at 10:30 and will end at the Community Hall on the corner of Oak and Hwy 49.
-MSCA parade car/floats will not be handing out candy but will instead be waving American Flags.

MONROE COUNTY

MONROEVILLE: [CANCELED] An official has confirmed the cancellation of Monroeville’s fireworks event.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

CHATOM: [CANCELED] The Town of Chatom has canceled its July 4th events due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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