From fireworks displays to live music, we’ve rounded up the best 4th of July celebrations happening in the Magic City and the surrounding area! Check out our list below and get ready to celebrate our nation’s independence!
4th of July Celebrations around the Magic City
Thunder on the Mountain
July 4 at 9 pm Rain or Shine
1701 Valley View Drive Birmingham, AL 35209
Vulcan Park & Museum will once again ignite the sky atop Red Mountain with its traditional fireworks show, Thunder on the Mountain 2020, presented by Medical Properties Trust and Hibbett Sports.
In the weeks leading up to the show, Vulcan Park & Museum has worked with a committee to create a unique score featuring a wide variety of artists such as Beyoncé, Chicago, Lionel Richie, Imagine Dragons and Kenney Chesney; then teamed up with Pyro Shows of Alabama who has expertly timed and choreographed the 20 minute, colorful firework display.
Because the fireworks can be seen from miles around, viewers will be able to maintain safe distances from others, and those who are uncomfortable leaving home may watch the live broadcast on WBRC FOX6 News.
Trussville Freedom Celebration 2020
July 4 starting at 6:30 pm
Historic Downtown Trussville
- 6:30 pm – Food Vendors Open
- 7:00 pm – The Kempters
- 8:00 pm – The Negotiators
- 9:00 pm – Fireworks
FBC Trussville and its corporate sponsors: Engineering Design Group, Skipper Consulting, and Dobbs & Adkins Dentistry are putting on the Trussville Freedom Celebration this year. The event will be held Saturday, July 4 at 7:00 pm on the Mall in historic downtown Trussville. Set your GPS to find Cahaba Elementary (301 Parkway Dr, Trussville, AL 35173). This is a FREE event and is open to the public.
You’ll enjoy the bluegrass/folksy sound of The Kempters, followed by the rock-and-roll style of The Negotiators, covering classic tunes from the ’50s until today! There won’t be a children’s area this year due to COVID-19.
There will be plenty of food vendors but you are also welcome to bring your own food!
This is an alcohol-free, family event.
Parking is available around the historic neighborhood. Please obey all street signs.
Jazz in the Park
July 4 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Birmingham Memorial Park (524 6th Avenue South)
National recording artist and New York native, Bob Baldwin, will headline Jazz in the Park on July 4 at Birmingham Memorial Park located at 524 6th Avenue South. He will perform along with Birmingham’s own flutist Sherry Reeves. Jazz in the Park is free to the public.
Our Lady of Sorrows Annual 4th of July Festival
July 4 from 10 am – 3:30 pm
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Homewood, AL (1728 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, Alabama 35209)
This year the onsite components like Trash-N-Treasure, games, bingo, and so on will take the year off due to the need for social distancing. BBQ will be available via bulk sales from the school cafeteria beginning on Thursday, July 2nd and continue through Saturday. Takeout plates from the Parish Hall for lunch will be available on both the 3rd and the 4th. Ordering and payment will be made via drive-up service with curbside delivery for both.
You can place food orders right here: www.olskoc.org
There will be a raffle this year with the following prizes listed below. Tickets are available in the Church vestibule as well as during bulk or plate pickup. Tickets and payment can be returned to the church office, by dropping them in the collection baskets or when coming to pick up the barbeque. Please return any unused tickets the same way. Please note that ticket prices have been reduced to $3 for individual tickets or a book of 4 for $10.00.
GRAND PRIZE- $5000 Cash
2nd Prize – $2500 Cash donated by Joe Falconer, Realty South
3rd Prize – $1000 Cash
4th Prize – Two Prizes of $500 Cash Each
5th Prize – Four Prizes of $250 Cash Each
6th Prize – Ten Prizes of $100 Cash Each
Drawings will be live-streamed on Facebook at 3 p.m. on July 4th.
City of Tuscaloosa 4th of July Fireworks
July 4 at 9 pm
For questions, call Tuscaloosa 311
The City of Tuscaloosa will put on a firework display viewable from downtown on Saturday, July 4th at 9 p.m. in honor of Independence Day. The show will last for approximately 20 minutes. Limited free parking will be available at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and the Downtown Intermodal Facility parking deck.
Music to accompany the fireworks will play live on Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa radio stations: 95.3, 92.9, 101.7, 100.1, 105.1, 93.3, 97.5 and 100.9.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City will not host Celebration on the River activities other than fireworks. Additionally, the Amphitheater will not be open for viewing the fireworks.
The City encourages community members to follow the Alabama Department of Public Health’s social distancing, face covering and hand-washing recommendations while viewing the fireworks.
For questions about the fireworks, please call Tuscaloosa 311.
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