Birmingham has lots of options for celebrating the 4th of July! Fireworks and celebrations are happening all over the Magic City! Here’s a list to all of the happenings!
4th of July Fireworks in Birmingham
38th Annual I Love America Night
Vestavia High School
June 27th 6pm – 8pm
Children’s activities and inflatables sponsored by Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.
Children’s Area hosted by Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church 6:00-8:00 pm
Pops in the Park Concert by Shades Mountain Baptist Church Orchestra 7:00 pm
Movie: How to Train your Dragon 8:oo pm in the school gym
Chelsea City Fest and The Big Kaboom
Chelsea Corners Way
June 29th beginning at 5pm
The City of Chelsea is once again hosting this annual event. Food Trucks, arts & crafts, sponsor vendor booths, Kid Zone with inflatables and back by popular demand
Chldren’s Red, White & Blue Bicycle Parade. 5:30pm
Live Music: 6:30pm
Tannehill Independence Celebration
Tannehill State Park
July 6th 4pm – 8pm
Carnival Games, Balloon Animals, Bungee Jump, Backyard Maze, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Rock Wall, Water Slides and More! Live Music and food trucks. All activities provided by outside vendors may charge additional fees.
Fireworks to follow
Oak Mountain State Park – Fire on the Water
July 3rd 5pm – 9pm
Gates open at 7 am! Come and spend the day with us! Grab a good spot and enjoy the day in the park as you wait for the show to start! Gates will CLOSE to the public at 7 pm SHARP. Both the Front and Back gate will not let anyone into the park after 7 pm, please plan accordingly!
Regular entrance fees apply from 7 am until 5 pm. At 5pm we will offer a special entrance fee of $15 per car load! Carpool with friends and family for the best price!
Remember, gates take CASH ONLY!
Beer will be sold from 5pm until 8pm. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Please enjoy responsibly.
Bring your own chairs/blankets for the show, and you will be allowed to bring in your own coolers (no alcohol admitted). We will have picnic tables available, and there are grills throughout the park open to the public!
Alabaster Fireworks Show
July 3rd 9pm
Fireworks begin at 9pm and last approximately 15 minutes. APH Radio will broadcast patriotic music during the show at 99.9 FM. Viewing sites Plaza Circle & Plaza Drive, Alabaster YMCA sports fields, the area surrounding Publix, Elliotsville Plaza, Municipal Park, Larry Simmons Stadium and its surrounding areas.
Birmingham Barons at Regions Field
Independence Day Celebration
Perfect view of Vulcan for the Firework show
Game time 6:00pm
Trussville Freedom Celebration
On the Mall in historic downtown Trussville
July 4th 5pm – 9pm
Food Vendors open at 5:30pm
Rides and Music at 6-9pm
Fireworks at 9pm
Southeastern Outings 4th of July Celebration
Bartow Arena Park
July 4th 7pm
Free Band Concert and Birmingham’s Firework Show
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.
Independence Day at the American Village, Montevallo
Spend 4th of July with your family and friends at the American Village. It’s their biggest Red, White and Blue Party of the Year! Historical Reenactments, music and dancing, food and fireworks!
Admission is $5.00/person. Veterans, Active Military and children ages 4 and under are free
Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Events from 11:30am to evening fireworks.
Music and Fireworks in the Vineyard at Morgan Creek Winery
July 4th 5pm – 9:30pm
Join us in the vineyard this July 4th for wine tastings, live music, winery tours, BBQ and spectacular fireworks! Special opening music begins at 5:00 p.m. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. and fireworks will wow at 9:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs for the perfect spot in the vineyard. $15 per person at the gate and ages 12 & under free. Reserved tables are available for $50 per table and seat up to eight people.
July 4th Festival -Downtown Homewood
July 4th 5pm – 9pm
There will be a combination of inflatables/rides placed in the streets that will appeal to children of all ages. A DJ will provide music and interactive activities for the patrons at the event. Downtown Homewood is one of the best locations in the entire metro Birmingham area to view the “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks show from Vulcan Park (see below)
Thunder on the Mountain 2019
July 4th 9pm
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 Wednesday, July 4 at 9:00 pm, Thunder on the Mountain 2018 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! See below for tips on enjoying the show!
Helpful Hints / FAQ’s for Thunder on the Mountain
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.
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