July 4 fireworks, festivals and other events in Alabama 2019

Ready for a red, white and blue holiday? Consider these 32 events for Independence Day 2019. 

RED, WHITE AND BOOM!

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RED, WHITE AND BOOM!

What:Fireworks show with synchronized music. 

When:At dusk, 8 p.m. or later. 

Where:Athens High School Stadium, 100 U.S. 31, Athens. No seating in stadium; pick a spot nearby and bring folding chairs or blankets. 

Admission:Free.

Website:http://www.visitathensal.com/events.html

UAB SUMMER BAND CONCERT

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UAB SUMMER BAND CONCERT

What:Patriotic tunes performed by band composed of students, faculty, alumni and local musicians. Bring folding chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.

When:7 p.m.

Where:University of Alabama at Birmingham, green in front of Bartow Arena, 617 13th St. South, Birmingham. 

Admission:Free. 

Website:https://cas.uab.edu/uabbands/uab-summer-community-band/

ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL FIREWORKS

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ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL FIREWORKS

What:Fireworks display for Independence Day. Show lasts about 20 minutes and is choreographed to music.

When:9 p.m.

Where:Fireworks ignited at Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham, which is closed starting at 6 p.m. for safety reasons. Viewing areas throughout the city, including Homewood, Five Points South and the UAB campus. 

Admission:Free.

Website:http://visitvulcan.com

SMITH LAKE PARK FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

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SMITH LAKE PARK FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

What:Music, food, arts and crafts, golf cart parade, fireworks at 9 p.m. and more.

When:9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where:Smith Lake Park, 403 Cullman County 386, Cullman. 

Admission:$5 park admission.

Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/1255839594557416/

BIRMINGHAM BARONS

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BIRMINGHAM BARONS

What:Minor league baseball team faces Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

Where:Regions Field, 1401 First Ave. South, Birmingham.

When:6 p.m.

Admission:$8-$15.

Website:https://www.milb.com/birmingham

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FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What:Waterslides, inflatables, concessions, followed by fireworks at dusk.

When:5 p.m.-9 p.m. 

Where:Al Trione Sports Complex, 8600 Whispering Pines Road, Daphne. 

Admission:Free.

Website:http://www.daphneal.com

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JULY 4 FIREWORKS

What:Fireworks display.

When:9 p.m.

Where:Dauphin Island Public Beach, off Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island.

Admission:Free.

Website:http://www.dauphinislandchamber.com/calendar.html

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CEREMONY

What:Event organized by Dauphin Island Veterans Association.

When:11 a.m.

Where: Dauphin Island Water Tower plaza, Bienville Boulevard at Alabama 193, Dauphin Island.

Admission:Free.

Website:https://www.dauphinislandchamberofcommerce.com/upcoming-events

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SPIRIT OF AMERICA FESTIVAL

What:Food vendors, fireworks, bike parade and more.

When:3 p.m.-10 p.m.

Where:Spirit of America Field, Point Mallard Park, 2901 Point Mallard Drive Southeast, Decatur.

Admission:Free.

Website:https://www.facebook.com/spiritofamericafestival/

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FOURTH OF JULY BLAST

What:Live music by the Bank Walkers and the Tyn Tymes, hula hoop and twist contest, fireworks.

When:Music starts at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Where:Lake Martin Amphitheater, Russell Lands on Lake Martin, 8878 Kowaliga Road, Eclectic. 

Admission:$10.

Website:http://www.theamponlakemartin.com/events/july-fourth.html

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FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

What:Patriotic music, followed by fireworks.

When:7 p.m. concert, 9 p.m. fireworks. 

Where:Fairhope Municipal Pier, off Magnolia Avenue, Fairhope.

Admission:Free.

Website:https://www.fairhopeal.gov

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INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL

What:Live music by Deja Vu, family-friendly activities, food vendors, fireworks. 

When:7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Where:McFarland Park, 200 Jim Spain Drive, Florence. 

Admission:Free.

Website:https://www.visitflorenceal.com/event/independence-day-festival/

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GRAND BAY WATERMELON FESTIVAL

What:Free watermelon, arts and crafts, music, children’s activities, car show, pretty baby contest, food vendors and more. 

When:8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where:Odd Fellows Festival Park, off U.S. 90, Grand Bay.

Admission:$5 per vehicle. 

Website:http://grandbaywatermelonfestival.org

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CELEBRATION ON THE RIVER

What:Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic music, children’s activities, salute to veterans, fireworks and more.

When:Gates open 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Where:Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa. 

Admission:Free.

Website:http://www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com

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INDEPENDENCE DAY 1776

What:Re-enactments, colonial games, children’s activities, patriotic music, salute to veterans, fireworks and more.

When:Gates open at 11 a.m.

Where:American Village, 3727 Alabama 119 South, Montevallo.

Admission:$5, free for veterans, active members of military and children age 4 and younger. 

Website:http://www.americanvillage.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gen_news_index

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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

What:Fireworks display.

When:8:45 p.m.

Where:Downtown OWA, 1501 S. OWA Blvd. Foley.

Admission:Free.

Website:https://visitowa.com/explore/events/july4/

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JAM ON SLOSS LAKE

What:Music by Shenandoah, 3 Wheel Drive and more, car show, vendors, children’s activities, fireworks show.

When:8 a.m.-9 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Where:West side of Sloss Lake, near John Blackwell Sports Complex, off Alabama 24, Russellville. 

Admission:Free.

Website:https://www.facebook.com/REWIND-of-the-Shoals-529775743746377/

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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

What:Fireworks display shot from Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.

When:9 p.m.

Where:Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier, 20800 E. Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores.

Admission:Free.

Website:http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=495

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SAND MOUNTAIN POTATO FESTIVAL

What:Car show, food vendors, children’s activities, fireworks. 

When:10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where:Henagar City Park, 18294 Alabama 75, Henagar. 

Admission:Free. 

Website:https://visitlookoutmountain.com/sand-mountain-potato-festival-july-4/

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JULY 4 FIREWORKS

What:Soul Survivor performs at Civitan Park, followed by fireworks display on Lake Guntersville.

When:6- p.m.-9 p.m.

Where:Viewing spots along Civitan Park Pier, off Sunset Drive Trail, and Lurleen B. Walace Drive, Guntersville. 

Admission:Free.

Website:https://guntersvilleal.org/event/july-4th-fireworks/

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MONTGOMERY BISCUITS

What:Minor league baseball team faces Tennessee Smokies. Fireworks show after the game. 

Where:Riverwalk Stadium, 200 Coosa St., Montgomery.

When:6:35 p.m.

Admission:$9-$40.

Website:https://www.milb.com/montgomery

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MUSIC AND FIREWORKS IN THE VINEYARD

What:Concert, wine tastings, winery tours, barbecue and fireworks. 

When:Music by Glen Templeton starts at 6 p.m., fireworks around 9 p.m.

Where:Morgan Creek Vineyards, 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville. 

Admission:$20 at the gate, $5 kids age 12 and younger. VIP tables $30-$50.

Website:https://www.facebook.com/morgancreekwinery

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OUR LADY OF SORROWS FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL

What:About 6,500 pounds of barbecue cooked by the Knights of Columbus (plates, sandwiches, bulk meat and more), rummage sale, raffle, church tours, games and inflatables, music and more.

When:10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where:Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1728 Oxmoor Road, Homewood. 

Admission:Free to festival, $10 plates, $3-$35 for other food, $5 ticket for early admission to rummage sale at 8 a.m. 

Website:https://www.facebook.com/OLSchurchHomewood/

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U.S. SPACE & ROCKET CENTER JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

What:Patriotic activities during regular museum hours, fireworks afterward.

When:Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., biergarten 4:30 p.m-7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.

Where:U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville. 

Admission:$25 adults, $17 for those ages 5-12, free for children age 4 and younger. 

Website:https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-07-04/fireworks-extravaganza

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MOBILE BAYBEARS

What:Minor league baseball team faces Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Fireworks show after the game.

Where:Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd., Mobile.

When:6:35 p.m.

Admission:$7-$14.

Website:https://www.milb.com/mobile

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FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What:Vendors, food, entertainment, fireworks show.

When:10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where:Frank Jackson State Park, 100 Jerry Adams Drive, Opp.

Admission:Free.

Website:https://www.facebook.com/FrankJacksonStatePark/

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SUMMER FEST

What:Family-friendly activities, food, music, fireworks.

When:5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Where:The Waters, 2239 Marler Road, Pike Road. Bring blankets, folding chairs and coolers.

Admission:$10 per vehicle. 

Website:https://www.pikeroad.us/Home/ShowDocument?id=4668

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

What:Parade downtown, Lion’s Club Bar-B-Q and Camp Stew Sale at Pratt Park with music, patriotic program, bake sale, arts and crafts, and more. Fireworks at Stanley-Jensen Stadium, with concert and children’s activities.

When:Parade at 9 a.m., barbecue event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., gates open for fireworks show at 6 p.m.

Where:Pratt Park and Stanley-Jensen Stadium, 460 Doster Road, Prattville.

Admission:Free. 

Website:http://www.prattvilleal.gov/special-events/independence-day.html

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JULY 4 FEST

What:Rides, inflatables, DJ music and more.

When:5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where:SoHo Square, 1830 29th Ave. South, Homewood.

Admission:Free, $10 wristband for unlimited rides and play on other attractions. 

Website:https://www.homewoodparks.com/special-events/4th-of-july-celebration/

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FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What:Fireworks ignited behind Charles Henderson High School; viewing spot at Troy University.

When:8:30 p.m.

Where:Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy University, 5000 Veterans Stadium Drive, Troy.

Admission:Free.

Website:http://www.troyal.gov/news/?FeedID=337

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JULY 4 CELEBRATION

What:Music, watermelon, ice cream, fireworks and more.

When:6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Bessemer City High School, 4950 Premiere Parkway, Bessemer.

Admission:Free.

Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/398078704248998/

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FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What:Fireworks display.

When:8:30 p.m. 

Where:Gold Star Park, Ready Street, Wetumpka. 

Admission:Free.

Website:http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=356&pg=4th+of+July

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