Celebrate the Fourth in Gulfport
From sand sculpting to mullet tossing to parades and fireworks, Gulfport has a day full of fun to celebrate Independence Day.
GULFPORT – The city of Gulfport welcomes all to celebrate America’s 242nd Independence Day with a full schedule of activities.
Wake up early and take the kids to the Gulfport Marina’s Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Registration is on the seawall and is always free. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Take your own fishing pole but the marina staff will provide bait and prizes.
The Free Family Sand Sculpture Contest sponsored by the Gulfport Recreation Division will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Gulfport’s Municipal Beach. The theme is “Red, White & Blue,” so take your own tools and supplies. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
The Historical Society’s Mullet Toss will take place on Gulfport Beach at 12:30 p.m.
It’s time to get creative at 6 p.m. with the city’s long tradition of welcoming local businesses, organizations, family and friends to join the Gulfport Independence Day Parade. Take your red, white and blue and have some fun celebrating the Fourth of July. The best viewing spot is directly in front of the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, on the sidewalk.
Immediately after the parade, the Gulfport Special Events Trolley will loop the City’s offsite parking locations until 10 p.m. including north of Gulfport Boulevard with the Municipal Marina’s last scheduled drop off at 9:45 p.m.. If you see the trolley, just give the driver a wave and they will pick you up along the route.
The New Horizon’s Band of Gulfport will perform on the casino pad at 7:30 p.m.
At 9 p.m., a fireworks display celebrating Independence Day will close the day’s festivities on Gulfport Beach.
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