Biloxi to see three fireworks shows this year

For the Fourth of July this year, Biloxi will have more fireworks in the sky and less on the ground.

That’s because the city will see three fireworks shows – one on Sunday, and two on Monday, the Fourth of July itself. This year, you’ll see fireworks shows on Back Bay, courtesy of the IP Casino Resort and Scarlet Pearl Casino, on Sunday, and then on front beach, off Deer Island and at MGM Park on Monday.

Biloxi’s Independence Day fireworks display, a huge extravaganza, organized by the “Boom Boom Committee” and staged by J&M Displays,  will take place Monday, July 4 at 9 p.m. The 22-minute fireworks and music show will be fired from Deer Island, at a point south of Lee Street, and the best viewing will be along the Biloxi beachfront, from the Biloxi Lighthouse to Point Cadet.  The best listening will be on Bob 105.9.

And this year the city has declared that the mile-long stretch of beachfront from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor to Oak Street will be a fireworks-free zone.

“For years, our business community, the City of Biloxi and volunteers have presented an outstanding fireworks show over the waterfront between Point Cadet and the Small Craft Harbor,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said. “This makes the beach between Oak Street and the harbor a natural amphitheater. And we’re going to make it even more enjoyable by having this area a fireworks-free zone on the beach itself.”

In addition, the Biloxi Shuckers will present a special July 4th fireworks show that will “light up the sky above MGM Park” after that night’s 7:10 p.m. game.

Before these shows, the IP and Scarlet Pearl casinos will present a free, 15-minute event at 9 p.m. on Sunday. The fireworks, presented by Pyro Shows, can be viewed at various locations around both casinos.

Biloxi police, who will have extra patrols on U.S. 90 throughout the weekend and into Monday,  remind motorist that parking along U.S. 90 is allowed only in parking bays. Vehicles should not park on center medians, and motorists should use extra caution, particularly in the viewing spots between Casino Row and the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor.
See the fireworks-free zone map


News and notes

Hiller Park Pavilion closed: The large outdoor pavilion at the north end of Hiller Park  is currently closed until further inspection and maintenance can be done.  For more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at 228-388-7170.

Week in review: To see the reports from the Biloxi Fire, Police and Community Development departments, along with an archive of weekly reports, click here.

Water quality: The city has released the 2016 Water Quality Report, which provides information about the quality of drinking water provided by the city.  For background on the report, click here.