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Fireworks and Festivities Mark the Fourth of July Holiday Along the Northern Gulf Coast

Summertime is in full swing over the Fourth of July holiday with tourists and fireworks galore!
 
PLAY BALL: In Biloxi, Miss., two of the region’s minor league (Double A) baseball teams (Biloxi Shuckers vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos) will square off at 6:35 p.m. at MGM Park (located directly across from the Beau Rivage Resort and Casinos) with fireworks to follow at 9 p.m.
 
MOBILE BAY: With the majestic backdrop of the USS Alabama,  downtown Mobile, Ala., will light up with a firework display over the bay. Guests can park on-site at Battleship Memorial Park for $5 where they are invited to join a festival celebration (bring lawn chairs) or spring for a fantastic view on deck of the ship ($25-$50) for a special night of fun. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the display set to go off at 9 p.m.
 
RED WHITE AND BLUES WEEK: Pensacola celebrates one of the most highly-anticipated weeks of the year capped by the annual Blue Angels “coming home” show.
On the 4th, the Pensacola Beach fireworks display launches at 8:30 p.m. followed at 9 p.m. in Downtown Pensacola (behind the Amphitheatre at the Blue Wahoo’s home park. ) Rise early on July 5 to catch “Breakfast with the Blues” 8 a.m. practice show over the Gulf of Mexico.  Practice shows are 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday afternoons with the main event set for Saturday with aerial displays by various groups launching at Noon followed at 2 p.m. by the Blue Angels.
 
OKALOOSA ISLAND: On July 5 and Weekly Through Summer – ResortQuest Northwest Florida is a major sponsor of the Wednesday night fireworks display and festivities launched off the Okaloosa Island (Fort Walton Beach) Pier on the public beach. The show starts at 9 p.m.
 
PANAMA CITY BEACH: The REAL FUN BEACH celebrations launch July 3 with the 11th annual “Beach Bash” at The Boardwalk Beach Resort and Convention Center capped by fireworks at 8:30 p.m.  behind the resort (restaurant and bar open to the public.) Also, the Grand Lagoon marks the holiday at 9 p.m. in Panama City. On the Fourth, there are dueling fireworks shows launched from two area piers near in the Pier Park area, at 9 p.m.