Meridian Ready for 4th

Meridian, Miss. Meridian's annual Fourth of July celebration will be at Bonita Lakes Park.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Parking and admission to the event is free, with vendors selling food and drinks beginning at 4 p.m.

The free shuttle service to the park starts at running at 5:30 p.m. from the Office Max parking lot at Bonita Lakes crossing Shopping Center.

Musical groups will be providing live entertainment.

"A lot of really great local talent I think everyone will really enjoy what Meridian has to show off this year," said Casey Null, cultural affairs coordinator.

Amy Lott and the Usual Suspects will highlight this year's entertainment, which starts at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks show at 9 p.m.