Fireworks, great summer food and live entertainment highlight July 4th celebrations across Alabama. The Alabama Tourism Department suggests the following.
Fairhope - Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Display
Location: Henry George Park and Fairhope Municipal Pier
The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert begins at 7 p.m. with a variety of patriotic music before and after the fireworks display.
Gulf Shores - Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Location: Gulf State Park Pier
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Guntersville - Fourth of July Fireworks on Lake Guntersville
Location: Lake Guntersville
Fireworks show at 9 p.m. best viewed from Civitan Park and Lurleen B Wallace Drive.
Harpersville - Music and Fireworks in the Vineyard
Location: Morgan Creek Winery
Morgan Creek Winery presents live music, winery tours, wine tastings, barbecue and fireworks.
Henagar - Sand Mountain Potato Festival
Location: Sand Mountain
Celebrate with live music, arts and crafts, entertainment, games and fireworks. Event begins at 10 a.m. and culminates with a fireworks display at dark.
Huntsville - U.S. Space & Rocket Center July 4th Celebration
Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Enjoy special, family-friendly patriotic activities during regular museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Rocket Center will close at 5 p.m., and there are no evening activities inside the park on July 4. Instead, the Center will launch its largest fireworks display ever for the city of Huntsville at 9 p.m.
Children ages 12 and under get free admission on July 4 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Mobile - USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Location: USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
Annual Independence Day and fireworks celebration at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. Live, patriotic entertainment provided by the Mobile Pops Band at 7 p.m., until the fireworks illuminate the sky at 9 p.m.
$5 for parking
Montevallo - Independence Day 1776
Location: The American Village
See the stories of America’s founding with period re-enactors, play Colonial games, patriotic music, fireworks and more. Gates open at 11 a.m. 205-665-3535.
Admission is $5 per person. Veterans, active military, and children 4 and under are free.