Where to celebrate 4th of July across Alabama

4th of July fireworks

Want to celebrate America’s independence and watch fireworks this 4th of July?

Alabama Today has you covered. Use this list of over 20 Independence Day events and fireworks shows to help you find the best place to watch freedom ring in 2016:

AthensAthens Fireworks Show 

  • Where: Athens High School
  • What: Annual fireworks show
  • More information: www.visitathensal.com
  • Cost: Free.

Birmingham: Thunder on the Mountain

  • Where: Vulcan Park & Museum
  • What: Birmingham’s annual fireworks display with Vulcan as the centerpiece of the program
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • More information: www.visitvulcan.com
  • Cost: Free

Cullman: Smith Lake Park 4th Independence Day Festival

  • Where: Smith Lake Park
  • What: All-day entertainment, arts, crafts, food, fireworks and more
  • More information: www.cullmancountyparks.com
  • Cost: Free

Decatur: Sprit of America Festival

  • Where: Point Mallard Park
  • What: Celebrate the nation’s birthday at one of the state’s largest patriotic festivals, featuring children’s activities, live music, and fireworks show. This year is the festival’s 50th anniversary.
  • More information: www.spiritofamericafestival.com
  • Cost: Free

Eclectic: 4th of July Blast

  • Where: The AMP on Lake Martin
  • What: Watch fireworks over the lake from the lawn of the amphitheater after the concert.
  • When: Activities from 6-9pm with fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • More information: www.lmat.org
  • Cost: Admission charged.

Elba: Let Freedom Ring

  • Where: Downtown Elba
  • What: Evening activities including a concert, walking parade, children’s activities, watermelon eating and fireworks display
  • Cost: Free

Fairhope: Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Display

  • Where: Henry George Park and Fairhope Municipal Pier
  • What: The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert with a variety of patriotic music before and after the fireworks display
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • More information: www.cofairhope.com
  • Cost: Free

FlorenceShoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration

  • Where: McFarland Park
  • What: Live music and family activities with food vendors on site. Fireworks show after dark.
  • More information: www.visitflorenceal.com
  • Cost: Free

Grand Bay: Watermelon Festival

  • Where: Festival Park
  • What: Sample locally grown watermelon while enjoying local music, arts & crafts.
  • More information: www.grandbaywatermelonfestival.org
  • Cost: Admission charged

Greenville: Celebrate America

  • Where: Greenville High School Stadium
  • What: Family activities and fireworks.
  • When: 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • More information: www.greenville-alabama.com
  • Cost: Free

Gulf ShoresFourth of July Fireworks Celebration

  • Where: Gulf Shores Public Beach.
  • What: Fireworks display over the beach
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • More information: www.gulfshores.com
  • Cost: Free

Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan Salute to American Independence   

  • Where: Fort Morgan State Historic Site
  • What: Artillery firing, small arms firing and special tours of the Fort.
  • When: 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • More information: www.fortmorgan.org
  • Cost: Admission charged

Guntersville: All American Celebration

  • Where: Lake Guntersville best viewed from Civitan Park and Lurleen B Wallace Drive
  • What: Fireworks show
  • When: 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Harpersville: Music and Fireworks in the Vineyard

  • Where: Morgan Creek Winery
  • What: live music, wine tours, wine tastings, barbecue, and fireworks.
  • More information: www.facebook.com/morgancreekwinery
  • Cost: Admission charged

Henagar: Sand Mountain Potato Festival

  • Where: Sand Mountain
  • What: Celebrate with live music, arts and crafts, entertainment, games and fireworks.
  • When: 10 a.m. and culminates with a beautiful fireworks display.
  • More information: www.discoverlookoutmountain.com

Huntsville: U.S. Space & Rocket Center July Fourth Celebration

  • Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • What: Special, family-friendly patriotic activities.
  • When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • More information: www.rocketcenter.com/fireworks
  • Cost: Free for children 12 and under

Mobile: USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

  • Where: USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
  • What: Annual Independence Day and fireworks celebration with live, patriotic entertainment provided by the Mobile Pops Band,
  • When: Entertainment until the fireworks illuminate the sky at 9 p.m.
  • More information: www.mobile.org
  • Cost: Free

Montevallo: Independence Day 1776

  • Where: The American Village
  • What: See the stories of America’s founding with period re-enactors such as Patrick Henry and Abigail Adams, play Colonial games, patriotic music, fireworks and more.
  • When: Gates open at 11 a.m.
  • More information: www.americanvillage.org
  • Cost: Admission charged

Montgomery: 4th of July Picnic on the River

  • Where: Riverfront.
  • What: Enjoy a picnic by the river with live music at the amphitheater, a rib eating competition, kid’s activities, food vendors, and fireworks show.
  • When: 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
  • More information: www.visitingmontgomery.com
  • Cost: Free.

Prattville: Prattville Independence Day Celebration

  • Where: Across Prattville
  • What: Events kicks off with a parade through downtown, followed by the Lions Club BBQ fundraiser at Pratt Park, Cardboard Boat Races at Pratt Pool and a huge fireworks display and patriotic program beginning at Stanley Jensen Stadium.
  • When: Kicks off at 9 a.m.
  • More information: www.prattvilleal.gov
  • Cost: Free

Scottsboro: 4th of July on the Tennessee River

  • Where: Goose Pond Colony, Ed Hembree Drive.
  • What: Music, Entertainment, Huge Boat Parade, Food, and ending with fireworks show at the Amphitheater
  • When: beginning at 6 p.m.
  • More information: www.goosepond.org
  • Cost: Free

Sheffield: July Walking Parade

  • Where: Montgomery Avenue
  • What: Old-fashioned walking parade with entries from baby carriages to wagons.
  • When: 10 a.m.
  • More information: www.visitsheffieldal.com
  • Cost: Free

Wetumpka: 4th of July Celebration

  • Where: Gold Star Park
  • What: Live entertainment, children’s activities and fireworks
  • When: 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
  • More information: www.cityofwetumpka.com
  • Cost: Free


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