June 30th– Wald Park Vestavia
35th Annual I Love America Day
This 35th annual event will feature free swimming at the Wald Park Pool, children’s activities and inflatables sponsored by Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, a Pops in the Parks concert by the Shades Mountain Baptist Church Orchestra, fun give-aways from sponsors, and the movie Minions! Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic or purchase a BBQ dinner from the concession stand.
July 2nd Birmingham Barons
v. Biloxi Shuckers
Special Saturday Fireworks
July 3rd Birmingham Barons
v. Biloxi Shuckers
Salute to Armed Forces Sunday, Special Sunday Patriotic Fireworks Show, Jake the Diamond Dog Appearance
July 3rd – Oak Mountain State Park
Fire on the Water
From 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm: Regular park entry rates apply until 5 PM. At 5 PM we will begin accepting $10 per car! The gates will be locked at 8 PM, no one will be allowed to enter the park past 8 PM. This ensures we have time to set up all of our guests have enough time to make it to a good viewing area!
July 3rd – Coyote Drive In Leeds
Fireworks and Movies – Tickets and movie line up available on their website
July 3rd – Chelsea Park Subdivision.
The Big Kaboom
Entertainment will happen in the park area starting at 8 p.m., and the fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. There will be some food vendors available.
The fireworks show will be visible from various places around the subdivision including a lot at Highway 440 and Highway 280 and the Publix parking lot. People should keep safety in mind if they park along Highway 280 to watch the fireworks.
July 3rd – Old Towne Helena
Helena First Friday
The Helena Business Association’s First Friday event in Old Town Helena will feature a massive fireworks show on July 1.
The First Friday gathering that attracts numerous vendors and visitors to the Old Town area begins at 6p.m. The fireworks show will follow First Friday’s conclusion.
July 4th – Trussville Freedom Celebration
On the Mall in historic downtown Trussville
Rides and Vendors open at 6pm
Music begins at 7pm
Fireworks at 9pm
July 4th – Freedom Fest, Hoover Met
Freedom Fest is coming FREE to the Hoover Met on July 4th for your entire family! Join us for Music & Entertainment, Car Show & a Spectacular Fireworks Display you won’t want to miss!
July 4th – Southeastern Outings 4th of July Celebration
Free Band Concert and Birmingham’s Firework Show
Bartow Arena Park
Band concert by the UAB Summer Band. This large group of carefully auditioned and selected student and professional musicians is an outstanding concert band. Please bring your own blanket or chairs. Look for the SEO signs. SEO people will assemble next to the concrete planter closest to the stage to the right of the dragon statue (as you face the band) right where the grass ends and the concrete floor leading to the entrance to the arena begins. Look for the Southeastern Outings sign. When the concert ends, conveniently enjoy clearly viewing the Birmingham City Fireworks from the picnic area. Well-behaved, properly supervised children are welcome.
July 4th – Independence Day at the American Village, Montevallo
On this July 4th we honor the founders who pledged their “lives, fortune, and sacred honor” when they signed the Declaration of Independence. They boldly declared as self-evident “truths” that life and liberty are given to us by our Creator, not by government or man. They asserted the revolutionary principle that government is granted its powers only by the consent of the people.
Today we also honor those in each generation since who have upheld these principles by their service to and sacrifice for our country.
Costumed historical interpreters; Revolutionary Army drills; 18th century games; Independence Ball!
Admission is $5.00/person. Veterans, active duty military and children ages 4 and under FREE.
Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Events from noon to evening fireworks.
July 4th – Morgan Creek Vineyards
Music and Fireworks
Come join us on Monday, July 4th at 5 PM for Music and Fireworks in the Vineyard! Featuring a variety of music by Tekneek Band! $10 tickets available at the gate; Kids 12 & under FREE!! Music begins at 5 PM and Fireworks begin at 9:30! BBQ will be available as well as free wine tastings! Bring your chairs and quilts! VIP tables available also! $35 per table, seat up to 8 people (admission not included in table reservation) Call 205.672.2053 for reservation. Please leave pets at home for this event.
July 4th – Thunder on the Mountain, 2016
For decades, Thunder on the Mountain, Birmingham’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration, has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama, and this year will be no exception. On Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 pm, Thunder on the Mountain 2016 will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham’s beloved iron man, Vulcan. Free to the public, this year’s show will last approximately 20 minutes and will feature a variety of firework shells that will brighten the sky with new colors and patterns. The show will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack that will feature a mix of patriotic favorites and popular musical performances. Vulcan Park and Museum takes pride in organizing this highly-anticipated event each year; however, we rely on the community-at-large to help fund this outstanding show for residents of the greater Birmingham area and beyond to enjoy! Thank you for your support.
Helpful Hints / FAQ’s:
- Can I watch the fireworks from Vulcan Park and Museum?
No. The fireworks are launched from the park grounds of Vulcan Park and Museum. For safety purposes, Vulcan Park and Museum and its surrounding 10-acre park will close to the public at 6:00 pm on July 4. At this time, the entire park grounds and parking lots will be cleared out and closed.
- Where is the best place to view the fireworks?
For the best viewing experience, make sure you have a clear view of Vulcan! Prime viewing locations include Five Points South, Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, UAB campus, among others. Based on growing crowds in recent years, organizers are advising spectators to stake out a viewing point well in advance of the 9:00 pm show.
- Will the show be cancelled in the event of rain?
No. Thunder on the Mountain 2015 will continue rain or shine! However, the show may be cancelled in the event of severe weather conditions.