Sunday, the Fourth of July, marks the 245th birthday of the United States. Unlike last year when most celebrations were cancelled because of virus fears, several Lee County municipalities have scheduled events for this weekend.
GUNTOWN Independence Day Fireworks in the Park is back. The fun begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in the city park. There will be water slides, concessions, live music, a DJ and some vendors. The only charge, besides for food and drink, is a $5 ticket, good all day, for the children to use the water slides. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
NETTLETON In the past, a movie has preceded the fireworks show. This year, however, Dancing in the Park will precede the pyrotechnic display on Sunday. From 7-9 p.m., DJ Yates will provide music for dancers. There will be activities for the children and concessions onsite at Roy Black Park in the north part of the city. Fireworks will follow the dance event.
SALTILLO Party at the Lake is back. Lake Lamar Bruce will be the site of this celebration on Sunday, 4-9 p.m. The Blind Eye DJ will provide music until the fireworks at 9 p.m. There will be inflatables for the kids to bounce in, food trucks and glow merchandise for sale. The event is free and open to the public.
TUPELO Saturday will see the return of the All-American City Family Picnic in the Park at Ballard Park. The first band starts at 4:20 p.m. and the music continues until the fireworks at 9 p.m. Performers include D111, Sister Hazel, Blacktop Ridge, William Michael Morgan and the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Food and drink will be sold and there will be inflatables for the kids. Also for the kids will be a Nerf War, which costs an admission charge. New this year will be the Rib Cookoff; cooks can register by calling the Tupelo Parks & Recreation office at (662) 841-6440. Have a great and pleasant Fourth of July weekend.