Decisions, decisions; this part of the Forgotten Coast provides not one, not two, but three fireworks shows to celebrate Independence Day.
And, Mexico Beach doesn’t wait until the evening to get the entire celebration underway.
The annual 5K run begins at 7 a.m. CT at the Seventh Street Park. (Registration has closed).
The annual Fishing Rodeo, for youngsters age 2-14, will be 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. CT at the Mexico Beach Canal near the Welcome Center.
Each angler will receive a participation ribbon, hat and lunch; just bring along the fishing gear.
In Mexico Beach, the fireworks, sponsored by the Special Events Committee and Community Development Council, will be shot from the city pier at roughly 8:30 p.m. CT.
Just about the same time, Wewahitchka will be lobbing fireworks into the air over Lake Alice Park after dark; generally that means somewhere around 9 p.m. CT.
Port St. Joe brings the shows to a close with its annual fireworks show, co-sponsored by the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, at 10 p.m. ET.