Main Street Pascagoula to host 4th of July Fireworks
PASCAGOULA, Miss. – 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 Saturday July 4th.
WGUD will be providing a live stream of the fireworks show to allow people to watch from the safety of their homes. The stream can be found on the City of Pascagoula’s YouTube channel and the WGUD Facebook page.
Fireworks will be visible anywhere along Beach Boulevard or from a boat offshore. There will be a 550’ safety zone around the barge for boaters. We are asking everyone who chooses to attend the fireworks show in person to practice social distancing.
Parking along Beach Boulevard will be permitted east of Beach Park only. Beach Boulevard between 11th Street and Westwood Street will close to traffic at 1 p.m. on Saturday July 4th.
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.
THANK YOU to our sponsors: Chevron, Compton Engineering, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Rankin & Associates, Utility Partners, CenterPoint Energy, Jackson County Board of Supervisors, Turf Masters, AGJ. Singing River Federal Credit Union, The First, Talley Contracting INC, VT Halter Marine, Walter’s Diving & Marine,
WGUD, iHeartRadio, and other community partners.
Mississippi State Department of Health has issued guidance for July 4 event planning.
“Limiting the size of gatherings and maintaining social distance remain important for holiday events,” the notice said. “For large outdoor events like fireworks displays, MSDH recommends staying in your vehicle and avoiding interacting with others.”
South Mississippi fireworks shows; where to watch and what’s canceled:
▪ Ocean Springs — Fireworks at Fort Maurepas Park and Front Beach start at about 8:45 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs.
▪ Gulfport — Moses Jetty closes at 6 a.m. to set up the show. The fireworks will begin at about 8:45 p.m. and viewing areas are Jones Park, Gulfport Marina and the beach. The buffer zone where personal fireworks cannot be used is inside Jones Park.
▪ Pascagoula – MAGIC 93 .7 and Mainstreet Pascagoula have partnered for their Fireworks display, July 4that 8:45, from Beach Park Pascagoula. Listen to Magic 93.7 on the radio or our iHeart app as the music will be coordinated with the fireworks display. Magic937.com/listen
▪ Biloxi Beach — The 18-minute fireworks show will be fired from a barge near Deer Island. The best viewing is from the Biloxi Lighthouse to the Biloxi Bay Bridge. A fireworks-free zone where spectators are not allowed to shoot their own fireworks extends from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor to Oak Street. The Boom Boom Committee puts on the annual show with donations from the city, local casinos and other businesses.
▪ Biloxi Schooner sails to see the fireworks shows leave at 7 p.m. from Schooner Pier Complex, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Admission is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-12.
▪ Ship Island Excursions takes people on the water to see the fireworks shows. Admission is $27 for the sunset cruise and DJ entertainment. Seating will be limited for social distancing.
▪ Our Lady of the Gulf Church Crab Fest in Bay St. Louis is an annual tradition. This year’s festival is an abbreviated version from 4-10 p.m. July 4. There will be festival a $15,000 drawdown and a $1,000 raffle, T-shirts for sale, food such as crab-stuffed potatoes, gumbo and jambalaya.
▪ Waveland’s fireworks are postponed until September, according to Mayor Mike Smith.
▪ The fireworks on the Biloxi Back Bay aren’t scheduled this year.
▪ The Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo in Gulfport is canceled.
▪ Block party in downtown Ocean Springs on July 4 cancelled.
Planning for 4th of July Events
As we prepare to commemorate the 4th of July, follow the limits above on gathering sizes. The following guidance also applies to holiday events:
- In general, firework displays meeting the requirements of current Mississippi Executive Orders and other statutory requirements are allowed.
- MSDH recommends that CDC guidelines for outdoor groups and community events be followed to help maintain social distancing and limit disease transmission. View the CDC guidelines »
- It is strongly recommended that those watching fireworks displays remain in their automobiles and not interact with others outside of their vehicles. The limits on group sizes at outdoor gatherings does not include those who remain in their vehicles.
Some public fireworks shows have been canceled amid Coronavirus concerns.
At this point, shows are still planned for:
Shows have been canceled in Mobile, Pensacola, Fairhope, Chickasaw, Gulf Shores, Saraland, McIntosh, Prichard, Chatom, Dauphin Island. OWA fireworks postponed