Celebrate Independence Day island style and join us for the best seats in town at the Biloxi 4th of July Fireworks Display. We will land at the very edge of the firework barge boundaries on Deer Island which affords us truly spectacular views of the explosions overhead. This meetup also has an option for camping overnight on Deer Island for those interested in doing so. The fireworks display is set for 9 pm. However, due to the congestion of cars and people on HWY 90 and the Kuhn St. launch, we will meet and launch early, tentatively at 5:30 pm. For those not staying overnight, please allow yourself extra time to get home after the display is finished. The Biloxi-Deer channel will be full of inebriated boaters. It is wise to let them clear out before heading back to the main land.
This meetup is planned from the experience had last year at the same location. We cannot account for any change that the city may make to accommodate the celebration until the day of. Please be adaptable if need arises.
That being said, the plan is still to meet at 530 PM at Kuhn Street Launch. We will drop off our boats/gear and park where we can. If space is available at the launch, great. If not, parking will most likely be across HWY 90, next the Ohr-Okeefe Museum. Parking is at your own risk. Security is not guaranteed.
We plan to leave the beach at 630 PM and make our way to Deer Island. We will try to find a camping spot (for those camping) at or near the boundaries of the firework displays. Due to the size of our group, we will most likely have to spread out over a large area.
If you are not camping, bring a bow light and or headlight when heading back to the mainland.
There is a chance of T-Storms Friday. Be prepared for mother nature if she comes by for a visit.