Why Fireworks at the Reservoir in Jackson, MS, Is the Best!

If you are planning a star-spangled getaway for the Fourth of July, you’ll be delighted by the many fireworks shows in Mississippi! One of the best spectacles is by far the Fireworks at the Reservoir in Jackson, MS. This extraordinary annual festival showcases colorful displays, local music, and a lively atmosphere. From the moment you arrive, you’re sure to have an amazing time celebrating another year of America! Read on to find out more about the event and start planning your visit today.


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All You Need to Know About the Fireworks at the Reservoir in Jackson, MS

Celebrated on June 30, Fireworks at the Reservoir is one of our favorite Fourth of July celebrations! Before you go, we urge you to pack a beach chair or towel to sit on while you watch the fireworks. It’s the best way to enjoy the show!


Where Is the Event?

Every July, the small town of Ridgeland offers the most spectacular fireworks shows near Jackson, MS! Fireworks at the Reservoir, also known as the Independence Celebration at the Rez, takes place at Ross Barnett Reservoir. This stunning region is comprised of the reservoir, Lakeshore Park, and Old Trace Park. You can see the enthralling fireworks show from any one of these wonderful areas.

What You’ll Experience

When you arrive at Fireworks on the Reservoir, you’ll have an array of activities to enjoy. Both Lakeshore and Old Trace Parks feature live music, designated kids zones, and military displays as well as different events. Gaze at colorful displays watch the lighted boat parade from Old Trace Park, or head to Lakeshore Park to see the Fenders & Fireworks Classic Car Show! For more information on events, explore the Barnett Reservoir Foundation website.

What’s the Best Part of This Event?

When you stay with us at Fairview Inn, you’ll be just 14 minutes away from the event in Ridgeland! The fastest way to get to Fireworks on the Reservoir is by taking I-55 South to the Natchez Trace Parkway.


Plan Your 4th of July Getaway at the Historic Fairview Inn!

Jackson, Mississippi skyline at sunsetAfter an incredible night, head back to your luxurious accommodation at Fairview Inn! Our stunning boutique hotel exudes an elegant atmosphere where you can unwind and relax. Enjoy our signature amenities including 1908 Provisions, the Library Lounge, and our Nomispa!

Not sure which room to book? Consider our Castle Garden Suite. This stunning retreat features a deluxe bathroom, a king bed adorned with beautiful floral patterns, and a lovely sunroom. You can spend each night relaxing in front of the fireplace or unwinding in the whirlpool tub.


Book your stay today at the Historic Fairview Inn! Make the most of your Southern escape and let us treat you to the relaxing vacation you deserve.