Desoto County News

DeSoto County celebrates America’s independence with fireworks

DeSoto County is close to again celebrating the birth of our nation and the 248th birthday of the United States on Thursday, July 4, as tradition, will be punctuated by fireworks displays provided by DeSoto County cities. Events are scheduled both ahead of the Fourth and then continuing into the holiday weekend.  

Most cities will again hold true to their traditional celebrations that include fireworks. Olive Branch, however, is incorporating two fireworks displays on July 5-6 as part of the Light the Way Musical Festival event being held at the Olive Branch City Park.  

City officials say the displays will take place each night after the festival headliners complete their sets, which should be between 9-9:30 p.m. both nights. The Light the Way Festival, featuring top Christian music artists, is free to the public to attend, as will the fireworks display.  

They suggest that if you want to see the fireworks, you should be in the park before 9 p.m. for the best view, as the fireworks will not be as easily seen from as far away as in past years. 

“By offering a fireworks show multiple nights, we hope our community will find at least one of the nights to fit within their schedules,” said Jay Nichols, City Communications Director in an email.  

Nichols added a clear bag policy will be in place in the park and all minors under age 16 are to be accompanied by an adult.  

These images provide more information about DeSoto County city celebrations over the Fourth of July holiday: