[**I hereby repost an earlier entry, and have added more info.**]
Here is a rundown on upcoming Independence Day celebrations:
-- July 1 - United We Stand celebration at the City of Brandon. Patriotic music, parade, fireworks, etc. Shiloh Park. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
-- July 1 - "Celebrate America" Balloon Glow. Near Northpark Mall in Ridgeland. Shanendoah is the headlining act this year. The fun begins at 6 p.m. The glow takes place at 7:45 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
-- July 1 - I had heard that Castlewoods Country Club was hosting a fireworks show on hole number 1. A helpful reader commented that those intentions never came to fruition.
-- July 2 - Independence Day Celebration through the Barnett Reservoir Foundation at both Old Trace Park (Madison) and Lakeshore Park (Rankin). It starts with the Splash and Dash at Old Trace Park. From 4 to 7 p.m. at Lakeshore Park is a classic car show. Live music will play at both parks. At dusk, you'll have the Lighted Boat Parade, and at full dark, fireworks! All the details you want can be found here.
-- July 2 - Patriotic Fireworks Spectacular at the Mississippi Championship Balloon Fest in Canton.
-- July 2 - Fourth of July Celebrating at Roosevelt State Park. Food vendors, arts and crafts, swimming pool and waterslide, lunch, patriotic boat parade, fireworks at dusk. Just $6 a car load to get into the park.
-- July 4 - Independence Day with the Mississippi Braves. The Braves take on the Montgomery Biscuits that evening at 7 p.m. The Braves will auction off their jerseys and caps during the game, with the proceeds to benefit the ALS Association and H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. After the game, a super-sized fireworks show, of course.
If you know of any more, let me know and I will post.