Start your Patriotism early. Here is a schedule of various Independence Day celebrations in the metro area.
The M-Braves host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos tomorrow night. Flat Screen Friday, fireworks, Aaron Holbert bobbleheads.
Independence Showdown Battle of the Bands is Saturday, June 27, at 5 p.m. at JSU. This is done in conjunction with JSU's band camp. I bet it's something to see.
The Barnett Reservoir Foundation's Independence Celebration is this Saturday. Fireworks, live music, Waterfest, car shows, the whole nine yards. A more complete post with all activities is coming later.
The City of Brandon hosts its Patriotism in the Park Festival on Thursday, July 2. It's at Shiloh Park and begins at 5 p.m. Space jumps, patriotic outdoor movie, fireworks.
Celebrate America Balloon Glow on Friday, July 3, at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland. Mark Chesnutt headlines. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Up the road in Livingston, Jason Isbell and Holly Williams play Livingston Live on Friday evening, July 3. Gates open at 4 p.m. Fireworks afterwards.
Friday, July 3, 2015, Charles Esten is playing at Trustmark Park in Pearl. It's billed as an Independence Day Celebration. Fireworks after the concert.
Mississippi Family Fest at Livingston Park in Jackson, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. I really don't know much about this.
The Old House Depot in Jackson hosts a 4th of July Celebration (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) featuring good food and the Southern Komfort Brass Band. Nice.
Madison the City hosts its Fourth of July Celebration Saturday, July 4, at Liberty Park. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
The Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest is Saturday Night at the Canton Multipurpose Event Center. Kidzone, touch-a-tractor, balloon glow, fireworks, live music, petting zoo, etc.
The City of Clinton has its 26th Annual Family Fireworks Extravaganza Saturday night at Traceway Park. The fun begins at 3 p.m.