2018 Star-Spangled Celebration
HATTIESBURG + PETAL
For the third time, the Downtown Hattiesburg Association and the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a family-friendly Fourth of July experience.
The Star-Spangled Celebration on the River will take place Friday, July 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Hattiesburg’s Chain Park and Petal River Park, complete with a 9 p.m. fireworks display over the Leaf River.
Presented by Coca-Cola, the celebration will be family-friendly for residents and visitors of both Hattiesburg and Petal. Live music, activities, a kids’ zone, and a range of food vendors will be on both sides of the Leaf River. Additionally, official event t-shirts and tank tops will be available for purchase in both parks.
Admission to the event is free.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit back and enjoy the festivities.
Lap coolers are permitted. Pets, glass, tents, and personal fireworks (including sparklers) are not permitted at this event.
Parking onsite is limited, but offsite parking with shuttle service will be available from 6-10PM.
The Longleaf Trace bike path from the Historic Train Depot will close at 8:30PM until the conclusion of the fireworks show.
Boat ramp and water access for the Leaf River will be closed for the duration of the event, beginning at 4PM.
Those with accessibility needs are encouraged to enjoy the festivities on the Hattiesburg side, as Petal River Park is not as accessible.
For more information on the music lineup and available vendors, follow the event on Facebook at “Star-Spangled Celebration on the River.”
To be a part of this tradition, please complete one of the forms below. All applications are due by June 28th.
STAR-SPANGLED TITLE SPONSOR
Coca- Cola of Hattiesburg
STAR-SPANGLED STAGE SPONSORS
The First - A National Banking Association
City of Hattiesburg
City of Petal
Forrest County Board of Supervisors
Blakeney Communications B95
iHeart Radio 100.3
Downtown Hattiesburg Association
Petal Chamber of Commerce
Sunbelt Federal Credit Union
MS Army National Guard
Rain Forrest Car Wash
Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
STARS & STRIPES SPONSORS
Bourne Brothers Printing
Forrest General Hospital
Hancock Whitney Bank
Leaf River Dental