When you celebrate the Fourth of July in Mississippi, you and your family can attend a sports game, watch a wonderful hot-air balloon show, admire a fireworks display over the river, and much more. Book a stay at one of numerous cozy vacation rentals in Mississippi today. Check out the top places to spend a family-friendly getaway in Mississippi on Independence Day.

1. Biloxi

Biloxi has a large annual Fourth of July fireworks show. The fireworks are launched from Deer Island. The show is over the Mississippi Sound and begins at about 9 pm.

2. Gulfport

If your vacation rental is in Gulfport, which is the second largest city in Mississippi, there is a huge fireworks show at 8:45 pm in the Gulfport Harbor. Two of the prime viewing locations for the show are in the Gulfport Municipal Marina and Jones Park.

3. Jackson

As the capital of Mississippi, Jackson’s Fourth of July events certainly won’t disappoint. Go to a Mississippi Braves baseball game on July 3rd to see a game and the Super-Sized Independence Day Fireworks Show!

4. Clinton

Clinton, Mississippi is having its 28th Annual Family Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4, 2017. The annual celebration in this small town features an abundance of food, fireworks, and entertainment.

5. Ridgeland

Ridgeland is home to 2017 Celebrate American Balloon Glow, which is a festival featuring glowing hot air balloons. This year’s event is being held at Northpark Mall on June 30th. In addition to the hot air balloons, there is local food, fireworks, and live music.

6. Vicksburg

Head over to the city of Vicksburg to see beautiful fireworks show with the Mississippi River in the background. The celebration is held on July 4th and also features live blues music.

7. Oxford

Oxford’s annual celebration typically lasts a few days and features activities such as a silent auction, live music, fireworks, and food vendors. There is also a large children’s area, which includes face painting, train rides, a petting zoo, and bounce houses.

8. Alton

Alton’s annual fireworks show over the Mississippi River is held on the Alton Riverfront. This year’s show is on Monday, July 3rd, 2017. Although the fireworks don’t start until 9:!5 pm, gates at the Liberty Bank Amphitheater open at 5 pm. In addition to fireworks, there will be live music, drinks, and food.

9. Pearl

If you love shopping to make sure to attend the Beach Party at the Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl. The part is on the Plaza from 1 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. In addition to a DJ, there will be sand and beach balls for kids to play with.

10. Southaven

If you’re renting in Southaven, head over to the BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove for the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration. This year’s event is being held on Tuesday, July 4th. Entertainment begins at 6:30 pm and concludes with the fireworks display, which will start around 9 pm.