Vicksburg, MS wasn't always the home of anything special on the fourth of July, but that has all changed. Guests will be treated to fireworks and celebrations that rival that of any other city in the United States.
In 1863, while the Civil War raged on, the city of Vicksbrugh sat on a high bluff on the Mississippi River. The area was home to around 5,000 people, and had managed to keep a strong hold on its territory from Union Soldiers. Gen. Grant decided to starve the town into submission and cut off all supplies and reinforcements and kept the town under constant military fire. Vicksburg endured for 47 days until Gen Pemberton finally surrendered the town to the Union on July 4th. The Confederacy lost around 9,000 men, while the Union lost around 10,000 men. The town saw this as a painful and humiliating event, and chose to not celebrate the 4th of July for over 130 years. The post office stayed open, the town had no pomp and celebration, it was simply ignored. Now, the town has joined the nation in patriotic fever and throws a big celebration each year. The celebration serves to recognize the love of the country as well as commemorate the anniversary of the Siege of Vicksburg. The beautiful Mississippi river offers the ideal backdrop for an amazing fireworks display. Colors and flashes dance across the waters surface. Guests young and old will find the display amazing and fun. After the beautiful lighted display, the area provides grand musical entertainment making the night one huge celebration.
Guests will love the rich history as well as the bright celebration this area offers on July 4th. This event is perfect for any and everyone. Make reservations today, don't miss this amazing celebration of not only the country, but the history of Vicksburg.