EAST MISSISSIPPI/WEST ALABAMA JULY 4TH EVENTS

Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star file

A flyover was part of the Fourth of July celebration in 2018 at Bonita Lakes Park in Meridian.

Several events are planned around East Mississippi and West Alabama to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here's a list of where you can go to watch fireworks and parades and enjoy food, music and activities.

East Mississippi/West Alabama

• July 3 - Turkey Creek Independence Day Celebration, 142 Parkway Drive, Decatur, 5-10 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle. Decatur Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs, along with Mr. Mike’s Frozen Yogurt.

• July 3 - Archusa Creek’s annual Fourth of July Celebration from 6-10 p.m. Bring the family for live music, boat parade, food and lots of good old fashioned fun. Fireworks at 9 p.m. $10 per vehicle.

July 4 - The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce along with the Kemper Historical Society will have its July 4 celebration at the Kemper County Courthouse. There will be a presentation of the Sonny Montgomery Patriotic Award immediately followed by the unveiling of the new Rubin Kemper historical marker on the east side of the courthouse.

July 4 - Causeyville Community Club Freedom Fest, starting at noon. The Little Miss Freedom Fest pageant begins the activities, followed by a talent show. Bring your food, friends, and family, or enter a BBQ cook off contest. The kids can enjoy games, inflatables, water slides, live music, and fireworks. Are you a firefighter? There is a BBQ cook-off just for your fire station. Come claim the title of “Most Smokin Firehouse.”

• July 4 - The city of Demopolis, Ala., will have Freedom on the River 2019 from 3-10 p.m. at Demopolis City Landing. Food vendors, children’s games, children’s patriotic parade, and fireworks.

• July 4 - City of Meridian Fourth of July Celebration at Bonita Lakes, Gates open at 3:30 p.m., food vendors open at 4 p.m. Fireworks show, food, entertainment. Music by Kenny Suire and Friends. Parking available at Bonita Lakes and Bonita Lakes Mall - Free Shuttle at Tuesday Morning parking lot starting at 5:30 p.m. FMI: 601-485-1944.

• July 4 - Calling all Kids! Jump Into July Kids Celebration Station with inflatable jumpers on the front lawn of Silver Star Resort Casino in Philadelphia. There will be a large movie screen in the Promenade, and refreshments from 5-7 p.m. Free event.

• July 4 - Fireworks Spectacular at Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia starts at 9 p.m. Free admission - open to all ages.

Farther out

July 3 - Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Lake Tiak-O’Khata in Louisville. Join the annual red, white, and blue parade at 6 p.m. and the annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at 8:30 p.m.

• July 4 - Canton Balloon Fest 2019 - Celebrate America Balloon Glow at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland, with country music artist Phil Vassar, opening act Burnam Road, 6-10 p.m. - Watch the hot air balloons glow at sunset and then our amazing firework’s show at the end of the night. The event is free and open to the public.

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