Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Kicks Off Sunday

When you think of summertime treats, watermelon tops the list. Taking a bite out of the sweet fruit and seeing how far you can spit the seeds is something many enjoy in the heat.

This year all things watermelon can be found at the Grand Bay Watermelon Festival over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The festival kicked off Sunday at 3 p.m. and will stay open until 7 p.m. Admission is free on Sunday.

Families can hop on rides, get creative at arts and crafts booths, and eat a variety of food at vendors throughout the event. Live gospel music will be played at a community worship service at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

If you miss out on all the fun Sunday, you can still catch the festival on Monday. It opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Admission is $5 dollars per vehicle. Walk-ins will be charged an individual admission fee.

One of the big attractions of the day is a car show where automobile lovers can check out classic vehicles. But of course, the biggest attraction will be the green melons sliced for all to enjoy.

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