Fourth of July: Balloons, BBQ, fireworks and fun - - Jackson, MS

Local Fourth of July events and firework shows

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What are your celebration plans for the Fourth?

July 4th is coming up this Friday and all the celebrations that come with it. 

If you don't have plans yet, it's not too late!

Whether you enjoy spending the holiday barbecuing, cutting open a juicy watermelon, watching firework shows or just picnicking and spending time with your family, there are plenty of events going on in our community for you to participate in.

Here are a few events in the area:

1. Celebrate America Balloon Glow (Northpark Mall, July 4th, 6pm-10pm)

The annual Balloon Glow at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland is a great place to bring the whole family because it offers a wide variety of activities for all ages. Each year, thousands gather and enjoy good food, music from regional and national acts, hot air balloons that light up the night's sky and an amazing fireworks display that leaves everyone feeling patriotic.

There are variety of food vendors every year that serve up the best in barbecue, funnel cakes, sweet tea and just about anything else you can think of. The balloon glow part of the event will start at about 7:45 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.. Take the family out and enjoy this great event on Friday night!

2. Fireworks at Liberty Parks (Liberty Parks, July 4th, 9 p.m.)

If you live in Madison and want to take the family out for a great fireworks show after a long day at the pool, head on out to Liberty Parks. The event starts at 9 p.m..

3. Independence Day Fireworks Celebration (Vicksburg, July 4th, 7 p.m.)

This celebration in downtown Vicksburg on the 'Mighty Mississippi' is one you don't want to miss! There will be live music by Chicago tribute band followed by the fireworks extravaganza at 7 p.m.. The fireworks will be behind the Old Levee Depot Museum, so find a spot along Washington between Jackson and Grove streets.

4. Clinton Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza (Traceway Park, July 4th, 5 pm - 9:30 pm)

Bring the entire family to Clinton's Traceway Park and join the biggest and best Independence Day party in the metro area, the 25th Annual Family Fireworks Extravaganza in a fun-filled evening of games and musical entertainment.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. Parking is $8, but admission to the activities and entertainment is free. The celebration will include the Fireworks Extravaganza and entertainment from FIDES and Meet the Press.

The Children's Fun Zone will open at 5 PM and will provide inflatables, games and entertainment for Children. Kids ages 4 to 11 can go for free. Several vendors will be on site selling food and refreshments to attendees.

5. Canton Balloon Glow and Patriotic Fireworks Spectacular (Multipurpose Pavilion, July 5th, 4 pm - 9 pm)

Head out to Canton for a fun event on Saturday! This event is done in conjunction with the Mississippi Championship Balloon Festival.There will be a Kid's Fun Festival and Balloon Glow, followed by an amazing fireworks show at 9 pm. 

Last but not least, don't forget to send us some of your fun photos from your Fourth of July celebrations! Show us how you spent your holiday by sending us your pictures at . Your photos could end up on our Facebook page!

Have a wonderful holiday and God Bless America!

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