SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 25: (CHINA OUT) Fireworks light up the Enchanted Storybook Castle as a shining symbol of Shanghai Disneyland on May 25, 2016 in Shanghai, China. The Shanghai Disneyland has been on a trial operation for half a month and performed another fireworks and 3D light show rehearsal on Tuesday night for its upcoming grand opening which will fall on June 16. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
The City of Gulfport invites everyone to celebrate this 4th of July celebration all day long with an amazing line-up of fun and exciting activities in the City’s downtown waterfront district!
Complimentary activities include; The Kid’s Fishing Derby sponsored by the Gulfport Marina, at the Recreation Center seawall. Registration for the derby will start at 7:30 a.m. Please bring your own fishing pole and the Marina will supply bait from 8 – 11 a.m. The Family Sand Sculpture Contest, sponsored by the Gulfport Recreation Division, on Gulfport Beach, from 10 A.M. to Noon with registration starting at 9:45 a.m. Keeping with tradition, the theme will be “Patriotic.” Bring your own tools and supplies. Recreation staff will be on Gulfport Beach for the kids from noon to 5 p.m. with water slides, balloon entertainment and concessions available.
Local vendors offer a variety of arts, crafts, food delicacies and patriotic knick-knacks for your enjoyment, from 2 – 10 p.m. On the main Casino Stage, live music of Solar Exposure will entertain downtown Gulfport beginning at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., the community parade will make its way (southbound) down Beach Boulevard to the Gulfport Casino, then turning west on Shore Boulevard to 58th Street South. Make sure to grab a good viewing spot! Interested parade participants can easily fill out the online form at http://www.mygulfport.us/july-4th or visit Gulfport City Hall to complete the form. Deadline to register is Friday, June 26.
At 9:00 p.m., a phenomenal fireworks display, celebrating the July 4 holiday, will close the day’s festivities on Gulfport Beach.
The open air event trolley will be running from Noon- 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. to pick up passengers from remote parking spots to make your journey more convenient to Gulfport.
For general information regarding the day’s events, contact Gail Biron at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-893-1118. july fireworks