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Sparks After Dark Fireworks Show

Thursday, June 1

Sky rockets. Pyrotechnics. Fire flowers. Light showers. It doesn’t matter what you call ‘em, fireworks are pretty much loved by one and all. They are the exclamation point at the end of any special event or commemoration. Debuting this June, Sparks after Dark, a brand-new, high velocity fireworks show, will transform every average Thursday evening into a glittering, gleaming celebration. What: Sparks After Dark Fireworks Show (each week we highlight a different sponsor) Where: Best view is from Main Street When: Every Thursday evening, June 1st – August 3rd; following the first light show (around 8:47ish)   Cost: Admission is FREE


Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Wednesday, June 7

Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath Gardens and Home include sessions on summer gardening, horticultural production techniques and the collections in the Bellingrath Home.Visit our website,, for the full schedule of Wonderful Wednesdays in summer 2017.


Grand Bay Watermelon Festival

Monday, July 3

Enjoy a day and half of family fun, arts, crafts, entertainment, food, and rides for the young and young at heart on July 3rd, with no admission charge, from 3 to 7 pm. Only on July 4, admission is $5 per vehicle and you can enjoy all the free sliced ice-cold watermelon you can eat, arts, crafts, entertainment, food and rides from 8 am to 4 pm.


Independence Day Celebration at The Wharf

Monday, July 3

The Wharf will be in full-freedom mode celebrating America’s independence with flair on Monday, July 3rd! Main Street will be home to loads of children’s activities and serve as the prime vantage spot to watch the fireworks display. The palm trees will radiate red, white and blue for the occasion and Spectra the Sound and Light Spectacular shows will resume directly after the fireworks. Throw on your finest patriotic gear, amp up the spirit and come join the party. What: Independence Day Celebration at The Wharf Where: Main Street at The Wharf When: July 3rd; Kids Activities: 5 pm – 9 pm, Fireworks: 8:45 pm, Spectra Show: immediately following fireworks Cost: Admission is FREE; some kids activities will range from $5 - $10 (animals, trampoline jumper, bouncy house, surf simulator, rock wall, games and prizes, hula hoop artist and face painting)