Where are the Biggest July 4th Fireworks Shows in Alabama?
For those that love to cap off a 4th of July holiday celebration with a big fireworks show, the state of Alabama has a lot of different options for you.
All of the largest cities in the state put on pretty extravagant events for this national holiday and they are capped off by fireworks at the end of the night. For 2015, you can expect many of the same great events of years past.
If you're looking for something new to do for July 4th, take a look into these big firework shows that you'll find across Alabama.
2015 will mark the fifth year for Tuscaloosa's 'Celebration on the River.' This big show originates from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, which provides a beautiful setting along the Black Warrior River. If you want the best view, which is inside the amphitheater, you won't have to pay a thing in 2015 as admission will be free. The event begins with a Kids Zone at 6PM and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performs before the fireworks begin at 9PM. Visit the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater's website for more info.
Quite possibly the biggest and most extravagant fireworks show in the state, Birmingham's 'Thunder on the Mountain' is a 20-minute celebration that's even accompanied by its own choreographed music. Since it fires off from Vulcan Park atop Red Mountain, this show can be seen from many places around the metro area. Click here for more info.
Huntsville's largest fireworks display takes place at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. At $20 per car, you'll be able to enjoy the four-hour event that includes a Kids Zone, Rocket Park activities, entertainment from the 274th Army Materiel Command Band, and fireworks at 9PM. There's something pretty cool about celebrating Independence Day at the place America's space program was born. Get more info here.
Immediately following the Montgomery Biscuits baseball game against the Biloxi Shuckers, a special fireworks show will take place from Riverwalk Stadium. Enjoy an evening watching America's pastime and stick around for the celebration after. The city also offers a 4th of July fireworks cruise that will give you another great view of the show.
There aren't many fireworks celebrations in the country with this type of setting. Mobile gives you the opportunity to celebrate the 4th of July at the site of the USS Alabama. You'll have to pay a small fee for field parking, but the event includes live music by the Mobile Pops. Fireworks begin at 9PM over the Mobile Bay. Find out more here.
The beautiful beachside city puts on its own celebration for Independence Day that includes carnival-like activities starting at 6PM and a fireworks show shot off a barge at 9PM. This gives spectators a chance to enjoy the show from the public beach and admission is free. Get more information here.
The site of the annual National Peanut Festival also hosts a fireworks show for the 4th of July. A $10 parking fee goes to charity and gets you into this four-hour event. Things kick off at 6PM with activities and food, and it all wraps up with fireworks beginning at 9PM. Get more info here.
One of the best events in the Southeast, the Spirit of America Festival is celebrating its 50th year. This free family event includes music, food, games, a Battle of the Bands, and an awards ceremony. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM and a Tribute Band for the Allman Brothers follows after. Learn more about the event here.