Fourth of July celebrations along the Gulf Coast

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MOBILE COUNTY

City of Mobile 4th of July Celebration: Plan to spend your July 4th in downtown Mobile! Enjoy a fantastic fireworks show and music at Cooper Riverside Park while celebrating the birth of our nation Sunday, July 4, at Cooper Riverside Park, 101 S. Water St., from 4-10 p.m.

Mobile Pops 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show: Come celebrate Independence Day with the Mobile Pops! On Sunday, July 4, the City of Mobile will hold its annual 4th of July celebration at Cooper Riverside Park. The festivities will be highlighted by a patriotic concert by the Mobile Pops from 7-8:30 p.m., followed by a firework show (with Mobile Pops accompaniment) at 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Battleship Open Independence Day: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 4: If you are looking for something patriotic to do this Independence Day, visit USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park.  The park will operate under regular business hours. All areas of the three color-coded tour routes of the USS ALABAMA are open, as are the USS DRUM and the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, home to our flight simulator, aircraft and military vehicle collection. LifeSouth Community Blood Services will be on site from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its annual July 4th blood drive.

The City of Chickasaw will have fireworks for the Fourth of July at 9 p.m. July 4, at Miller Park. There will be an FM station that citizens can tune in to listen to patriotic music while enjoying the fireworks display. For more details, call 251-452-6450 or 251-452-6467! We will have a bigger celebration for Founder’s Day to celebrate the City of Chickasaw’s 75th Anniversary! Hope to see you all there!

BALDWIN COUNTY

Fairhope Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks Display: The city of Fairhope will host its annual Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks display again this year on Sunday, July 4, in Henry George Park and the Fairhope Municipal Pier.

The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Henry George Park. A variety of patriotic music will be played before and during the fireworks display. The Fairhope fireworks display will begin at about 9 p.m.

The north end of Fairhope Municipal Park will be open throughout the day and will remain open until no parking is available. The south end of the beachfront park and Knoll Park will be available to spectators. Handicap parking will be available near the fountain but will be limited. Those who wish to park in the handicap area should plan to arrive early and stay until the fireworks are over. As a reminder, this is an alcohol-free event and no personal fireworks are permitted.

For more information on Fairhope’s Fourth of July Fireworks display, call 251-929-1466.

Daphne’s Fourth of July Fireworks: Daphne’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks is set for Sunday, July 4, from 8-10 p.m. at Al Trione Sports Complex. Fireworks begin at dusk. For more information, please call the City of Daphne at 251-620-1000.

Gulf Shores Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration: The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.

Because of ongoing construction to repair damage from Hurricane Sally, fireworks will be shot from the center of the pier this year, making the Gulf State Park and the eastern area of the Gulf Shores Public Beach ideal locations for spectators.

The timeline of public access to the Gulf State Park Pier on Sunday, July 4, is as follows:

• 7 a.m. – The Gulf State Park Pier will close to the public for firework setup.

• 12 p.m. – The pier will reopen to the public 100 feet north of the firework launch site.

• 8:30 p.m. – The Fire Marshal will close the pier and on-site restaurant.

• 9 p.m. – The fireworks show begins.

• 6 a.m., Monday, July 5 – Pier reopens to the public.

For more information on scheduling, call 251-967-3474. For more information about the City of Gulf Shores’ Fourth of July fireworks, call the Special Events Division at 251-968-1171 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA

Pensacola: The Annual Sertoma Independence Day Celebration starts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Bartram Park with live music and food trucks. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.  

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will have a free concert at 7 p.m. July 4 at Hunter Amphitheater behind Blue Wahoos Stadium. You also can watch the Sertoma Fireworks from there.  

Pensacola Beach: Fireworks above the boardwalk and Santa Rosa Sound begin at 8:30 p.m. July 4

City of Destin 35th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show: The City of Destin and Compass Resorts will host a fireworks show over the East Pass. The show will start at 9 p.m., Sunday, July 4th. Tune in to Z96 (96.5 FM) for the simulcast music. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks show will take place on Monday, July 5th at 9 pm.

Fort Walton Beach: The City of Fort Walton Beach will celebrate Independence Day at the Landing on Sunday, July 4, from 5-9 p.m. The event is free to the public and includes kid activities, live music and a firework show.

Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with live music from Miles Flatt and will continue until the firework show over Santa Rosa Sound at 8:45 p.m. A “Kid Zone” will include bounce houses and games. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

The Landing is at 131 Brooks Street SE in Fort Walton Beach. Contact the City of FWB Recreation Department at 850-833-9576 for more information.

City of Crestview Independence Day Events:

What: Fun, Festivity and Fireworks for America’s 245th Birthday

When: 5-9 p.m., Sunday, July 4

Where: Twin Hills Park

Cost: Free, food vendors available

Notes: Active duty, retired and veteran military and their families eat free! Parking is tight in the park. Try parking downtown and strolling over to the park following the path under the railroad overpass.

Hometown 4th of July Celebration
8579 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre. Celebrate the 4th of July on Navarre Beach from 6-9 p.m. with family fun and live entertainment! Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs will perform at 7 p.m. Stay to enjoy a firework display following the celebration at 9 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy the show. For more information, visit www.navarrechamber.com or call 850-939-3267.
 
Navarre Beach 4th of July Fireworks Display
Following the Hometown 4th of July Celebration, a firework display will be shot off from the end of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier beginning at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.getrelaxing.com or call 850-981-8900.
 
Downtown Milton July 4th Riverfest
Willing St. in Milton. Celebrate the 4th of July in Historic Downtown Milton from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a family-friendly event featuring the Firecracker Bike Show, car show, food and retail vendors, live entertainment, and the Great Mill Town Duck Race. The night will end with a firework display over the Blackwater River at sun-down. For more information, visit www.srcchamber.com or call 850-623-2339.

MISSISSIPPI

Main Street Pascagoula to host 4th of July Fireworks: Main Street Pascagoula will once again present an Independence Day fireworks show. This is a professional pyrotechnics display that will be shot from a barge offshore. The fireworks are set to begin at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 4th.

Fireworks will be visible anywhere along Beach Boulevard or from a boat offshore. There will be a 550-foot safety zone around the barge for boaters. Parking along Beach Boulevard will be permitted east of Beach Park only.

MAGIC 93.7 will once again be playing patriotic music in sync with the fireworks. Spectators can listen on the radio or on the iHeartRadio app.

Residents are reminded that it is illegal to shoot off their own fireworks in city limits.

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