32nd Annual Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival—For 32 years, this festival has taken place in Bay St. Louis on July fourth weekend. Here you can buy crafts from more than 100 artists, enjoy various rides, listen to live music, and of course feast on delicious Gulf seafood.


3rd Annual Spark at the Park—This event is for those thrill-seekers! Spark at the Park will include a demolition derby, in which of drivers aim to be the last man standing with an operational vehicle, and an autocross competition, a timed race where cars navigate through a defined course. If you don’t want to enter the competitive events, you can still head to Muddy Joe’s to enjoy all you can eat crawfish, live concerts, fireworks, water slides and more.  


Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo—This 4-day rodeo features fireworks, entertainment and most importantly fishing! Contestants compete for cash prizes in categories of both freshwater and saltwater fish. Registration to compete is free! If you don’t want to test your luck in the competition, stop by Jones Park in Gulfport to enjoy the festivities.


Ocean Springs LIVE—The second Ocean Springs LIVE concert will be held on Saturday July 2 at Rosetti Park. Families and people of all ages are invited to enjoy this laid-back, free concert. The event begins at 5 p.m. with performances by Blackwater Brass and Jimmy Hall & Muscle Shoals Revisited. Bring a cooler and some sunscreen and enjoy the show!


Fourth of July fireworks—Fireworks can be seen across the entire Coast over the Fourth of July weekend! Celebrations will be held Waveland, Biloxi, Gulfport and Pascagoula. Check out times and locations here.


Headliner entertainment—Multiple big names in the music world are heading to Mississippi Gulf Coast for Fourth of July weekend. You can catch Toby Keith at Harrah’s, Eli Young Band at the IP and Hunter Hayes at the Hard Rock.