Best Blast On The Beach
Celebrate Independence Day on the beach with a day full of activities and end the night with the Best Blast on the Beach fireworks show.
Start the day off with the annual Sandy Shoes 5K Fun Run. This run is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get you prepared for a great 4th of July. All ages are invited to participate in this family, fun race. A very easy course that will allow any stage of runner to enjoy. Runners will start and end at the same location with water stations along the road to route runners through the course. This is a non chipped, non official timed race. All runners will be responsible for capturing his/her own time. A race clock will be provided, displayed, and visible to all runners as they cross the finish line. Race will start at 7:00 a.m. on July 4th at Under the Palms Park corner of Seventh Street and Maryland Blvd.
The day continues with a Kid’s Fishing Rodeo! Children ages 2-14 are invited to come enjoy this free event that takes place along the Jetty’s on Canal Parkway. The event will start at 9:30 am. and runs till 11:00 a.m. Each angler will receive a free lunch and special tokens as being a participant angler. No registration is needed, just come with your fishing gear and bait and be ready to have fun while fishing for the big one. Our day concludes with the Best Blast on the Beach Firework Show. Shot from the City Pier, this firework show is one for the books. Our grand display will be shot off at 8:30 p.m. and can be viewed all along Mexico Beach. It’s a great ending to a wonderful day here in Mexico Beach. Due to safety, the City Pier will be closed on July 2nd and remain closed till after the show has concluded.