Gulfport’s July 4th Celebration


For more July 4th event information, please call: (727) 893-1118


Our community parade will begin promptly at 6 P.M. making its way (southbound) down Beach Boulevard to the Gulfport Casino, where it will head west on Shore Boulevard to 58th Street South.

Make sure to grab a good viewing spot!

Fireworks, parades and red, white and blue are part of the United States’ 4th of July tradition. Celebrate the holiday in our city by participating in the City of Gulfport Parade. March down Beach Blvd. in Gulfport displaying your patriotic themed float on Independence Day. We are asking local businesses and organizations to participate in this year’s parade.

Note: All entries are subject for review and approval per City Manager.

Consumption of Alcohol is prohibited at the 4th of July parade/Staging area.

Please complete and submit the Parade Registration below:


Gulfport’s July 4th Celebration!

Gulfport’s July 4th Celebration!

The City of Gulfport invites everyone to celebrate this 4th of July celebration ALL DAY LONG with an amazing line-up of fun and exciting activities in the City’s downtown waterfront district on Monday, July 4, 2016!

To keep you informed ahead of time, street closures are on the following streets starting at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.  Beach Boulevard will be closed from 31st Avenue (south) to Shore Boulevard. Shore Boulevard will be closed from 54th Street South (west) to 56th Street South. The east-side of 54th Street South will also be closed north of Essex Avenue. Beach Boulevard south of 28th Avenue South to 31st Avenue South will be temporarily closed for the City’s 4th of July Community Parade from 5:45 PM until 7 PM.

Other early closings to prepare for the fireworks and your safety will include the Williams Pier (corner of Shore Blvd. S. and 54th St. S) which will close 24 hours in advance on Sunday morning July 3rd. Perimeter buoys will clearly designate a fireworks safety zone from the Williams Pier extending into Boca Ceiga Bay approximately 1,000 feet. The Casino docks will be closed Sunday Night at 5 p.m. and remain closed until after the fireworks show on July 4th. Limited beach access will be granted for non-motorized dinghies the day of the event.  Interested boaters can dock at the Gulfport Municipal Marina the day of the event for a $1.50 per foot plus tax fee. Reservations for the Gulfport Municipal Marina are accepted at  the digital free online reservation platform called dockwa; please click here to reserve your slip today!

Any un-authorized boats parked at the casino dock will be towed to a safe location. Additionally, fencing will be placed on the seawall at Veteran’s Park (corner of Shore Blvd. S. and 54th St. S) extending to the Gulfport Casino. Other safety issues include “sparklers only” on Gulfport Beach.

The open air event trolley will be running from Noon until 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. to pick up passengers from remote parking spots to make your journey more convenient to Gulfport. Look for the red signs as remote parking spots include: Recreation Center (5730 Shore Blvd. S.), Library (5501 28th Ave. S.), Senior Center and Theater (5501 27th Ave. S.), Hoyt Field (2306 56th St. S.), Chase Park (54th St. S. and 28th Ave. S.), Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park (58th St. S. and 28th Ave. S.).  If you see the trolley, just give the driver a wave and they will pick you up along the route.

For more event information please call:

Gail Biron, Technical Events Specialist, City of Gulfport: (727) 893-1118


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Monday’s Pickup will be on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Tuesday’s pickup will be on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
No Wednesday yard waste pickup this week