Speedway fireworks — Magnolia Motor Speedway, 495 U.S. 45 South, Columbus, presents racing at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at approximately 9 p.m. and live music by Trademark. Call 662-240-3478 for information.
Monday, July 4
Plantation Pointe Fireworks — Plantation Pointe Retirement Community, 234 Windsor Boulevard, east Columbus, presents a fireworks display at dark, weather permitting. Free parking. Lawn chairs welcome; no glass containers. Contact Jan McCafferty, 662-241-0001.
Starkville Sportsplex Fireworks — Free food and children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. at the Sportsplex at 405 Lynn Lane, followed by live music and then fireworks beginning near 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 7
Exhibit reception — Come as you are to a free reception 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., as the Columbus Arts Council opens “A New Twist on Fiber Arts,” featuring work by Julia Graber and Sherry Pence. Pence demonstrates lace tatting. A presentation to Edwina “Mother Goose” Williams is at 6 p.m. Call 662-328-2787 for more information.
Sounds of Summer — Charlie Burgin and Southbound Train perform at this free summer concert at the Columbus Riverwalk from 7-9 p.m., presented by Main Street Columbus and the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce. Concessions available; lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. No pets or coolers, please. For more information, contact MSC, 662-328-6305.
Friday, July 8
Mother Goose Rhyme Time — In honor of Edwina “Mother Goose” Williams’ 30th year with the Columbus-Lowndes Library and as part of the Friends of the Library’s “Year of the Goose,” Columbus Community Theatre and the Columbus Arts Council present a young readers’ theater performance at 6 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Laura Beth Berry directs. $5; half benefits the Mother Goose Endowment Fund. Call 662-328-2787 for more information.
Thursday through Saturday, July 7-9
Cotton Boll Festival — The town of Crawford hosts this festival that features live entertainment, speakers, a step show and more. This year’s event honors late blues musician and Crawford native Big Joe Williams. For more information, call 662-272-5164.
Saturday, July 9
Sizzling Second Saturday — It’s a patriotic Second Saturday at Columbus’ Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market. Dress pets in red, white and blue for the pet parade; multiple prizes. Fresh produce, baked goods, artisans, plants and more can be found at the market from 7-10 a.m. at Second Street and Second Avenue North. Call 662-328-6305 for more information.
July 14-16 and 21-23
“Unplugged 2” — Starkville Community Theatre presents this summer musical revue and fundraiser featuring multiple singers and musicians covering artists including The Beatles, James Taylor, Bruno Mars and many more. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Tickets are $25. Call 662-323-6855 for tickets or information.
Saturday, July 16
Boys & Girls Club Golf Benefit — The Boys & Girls Club of the Golden Triangle presents this 14th annual golf tournament benefit at the Mississippi State University Golf Course, 1520 Old Highway 82 E., Starkville. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. For entry and sponsorship information, contact Nadia Dale, 662-418-7285 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, July 21
Sounds of Summer — The final 2016 Sounds of Summer concert at the Columbus Riverwalk features The Bouncing Betty from 7-9 p.m. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; no pets or coolers, please. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Friday and Saturday,
“State Fair” — The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents this musical at 7 p.m. at Center Stage, 534 E. Westbrook St., West Point. For ticket information, contact Kathy Dyess, 662-494-5678.
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