Biloxi fireworks: Know before you go

Biloxi’s Independence Day fireworks show, a huge extravaganza, will take place on the Fourth of July beginning at 9 p.m.

This year’s display is scheduled to be 19-minutes long, set to patriotic music, and presented from a barge near Deer Island. The best viewing is from the Biloxi Lighthouse to the Biloxi Bay Bridge, and the best listening is on BOB 105.9.

A fireworks-free-zone will be offered to those attending the show.

The zone, which Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich introduced in 2016, will stretch along the beach from Oak Street to the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor.

The Fourth of July fireworks show began in 1976 by the late Tommy Munro, and is sponsored by the Boom-Boom Committee, the City of Biloxi, and a host of other sponsors.

A few reminders:

Biloxi Police remind motorists to park in parking bays only. Do not park in the center median of U.S. 90. Be careful crossing U.S. 90. Wear light-colored clothing. On the drive home, traffic will be heavy and slow-moving so be patient and drive defensively.

Also, it is unlawful to shoot fireworks within city limits except for on the Fourth of July as well as December 31 after 6 p.m. through 1 p.m. on January 1, and the first, second, and third day of Tet only in conjunction with the Dragon Dance, which requires a special permit from the Biloxi Fire Department.
See a map of the fireworks-free zone

News & notes: CTA, office closures, and more

Public transit: Coast Transit Authority will use a Sunday schedule on the Fourth of July, Monday. Normal service will resume Tuesday. CTA administrative offices will close at 3 p.m. on Friday and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

City offices: Non-emergency Biloxi municipal offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Pick-up service: The Harrison County Utility Authority has announced that garbage, recycling, and trash service will remain on its usual schedule.

Bottled Water needed: With the recent rise in temperatures, Seashore Mission is in need of bottled water donations. Drop off donations at the mission, 856 Division St. For more info, call 228-331-1477.