Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks
This free show will light up the Birmingham sky for approximately 20 minutes on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The big booms and bright colors of the fireworks will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack that will feature a mix of patriotic favorites and popular musical performances.
Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks has been hailed as one of the largest and most exquisite Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama.
The show starts at 9 p.m. It’s recommended to get to your viewing place well ahead of time as the show grows in popularity each year.
You cannot view the show from Vulcan Park or Vulcan trail. The park closes at 6 p.m.
Here are some helpful FAQs to help you get ready for the big show.
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 p.m. on July 4. The 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 p.m. show.
Will the fireworks show be televised?
Yes! WBRC FOX6 News is the exclusive television broadcast sponsor for Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks 2019 and it is scheduled to broadcast LIVE at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.
Will the fireworks show be aired on the web or on mobile?
Yes. The show will stream LIVE in the WBRC News app. Or, watch the show on WBRC.com starting at 9 p.m. Due to restrictions, the show will NOT include the musical soundtrack. Please tune to one of the participating radio stations listed below.
What radio station will play the official soundtrack for Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks?
Listen to the soundtrack on all of Birmingham’s iHeartRadio stations: 102.5 The Bull, News Radio 105.5 WERC, Magic 96.5, 103.7 The Q, 960 WERC, Hallelujah 105.1, B106.5, 104.1 The Beat, 103.1 The Vulcan, Alt 99.1, La Jefa, and Juan 1500 AM.
Is there a charge to watch the fireworks?
No! Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks is free to the public thanks to the monetary support of the show’s sponsors.
Will the show be cancelled in the event of rain?
No. Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks will continue rain or shine! The show may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.
The Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks show is organized by Vulcan Park and Museum and presented by Spire with additional support from the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County Commission Bicentennial Celebration, the City of Homewood UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Pyro Shows of Alabama, iHeart Media, La Jefa, and WBRC FOX6 News.
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