Celebrate Independence Day the B'ham way!

Happy Independence Day, Birmingham! It's time to celebrate the 4th of July and the Birmingham area has no shortage of great events! From celebrating 1776 style at American Village, having brews with friends at Trim Tab, or enjoying America's favorite pastime at Regions Field, there are a LOT of events to keep you busy! There are also multiple fireworks shows going on. This will be capped off by one of Birmingham's BEST traditions,Thunder on the Mountain, in the sky above Vulcan himself! Check below for a full list of events and details for each one. Be safe out there this weekend (especially if combining beer and fireworks) and God Bless America!!! *[#RUhappenin](https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ruhappenin/)*

Coyote Drive-In Celebrations

July 1-4
Cost: FREE to varies
At Coyote Drive-In (map)

Enjoy double feature movies and so much more at the Coyote Drive-In. July 1-4, 11:30am-7:30pm, FREE Waterslide. On Monday, July 3 at 8:45pm enjoy the HUGE fireworks show. There will be live music and mini golf and a kid’s playground, as always. Click here for more info.

Independence Day with the Barons

Monday, July 3, 6:30pm
Cost: $7-$25
Regions Field (map)

Celebrate Independence Day a day early at Regions Field on Monday, July 3rd as the Barons host the Biloxi Shuckers at 6:30pm. Fan favorite Jake the Diamond Dog will be in attendance entertaining fans throughout the game. Following the game we have a special Patriotic Fireworks show to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Check out this special deal - for just $25 you can get an All-American Meal and access to the Party Deck and Party Suites. The meal includes hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, soft drinks, cookies and more. (Not all you can eat) Email lshirley@barons.com for more information on the party! Click here for tickets to the game.

Fire on the Mountain in Oak Mountain

Fire on the Water

Monday, July 3, 5pm-9pm
Cost: $5-$15
Oak Mountain State Park (map)

The Annual fireworks show on the water is here! Regular entrance fees apply from 7am until 4pm. At 4pm 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! Grab a good spot and enjoy the day as you wait for the show! Gates will CLOSE to the public at 7:30pm. Fireworks go off at 9pm! There will be food trucks, watersports, a DJ, basketball courts, and so much more! Click here for more info.

OLS Annual Celebrations

Tues, July 4, 10am-3pm
Cost: FREE admission
Our Lady of Sorrows (map)

A family-friendly way to spend your 4th of July in Birmingham! Games, food, and fun. All are welcome! We have attended for several years and have so much fun! There will be a HUGE Trash n’ Treasure sale in the gym, a DJ, karaoke, prizes, bingo, cake booth, lots of kids games and last but not least, BARBEQUE! Be sure to tag #4thofjulyfestOLS Click here for more info.

American Village Independence Day 1776

Tues, July 4, 11am-9pm
Cost: FREE to $5
American Village (map)

Enjoy the food, fun and fireworks as we celebrate America! It's a big red, white and blue party for the whole family. See historic reenactments, meet patriots of the past, listen to patriotic music, play games, attend the Independence Day Ball and witness the battle at Concord Bridge! The gates open at 11 a.m. Admission is $5; free to veterans and active military, and children 4 and under. Click here for more info.

Red, White and Brew 2017

Red, White, and Brew!

Tues, July 4, 4:30-9:30pm
Cost: $2-$10
Trim Tab Brewing Co (map)

Spend your 4th of July holiday enjoying Birmingham’s finest mobile eating and business establishments while watching the fireworks at TrimTab Brewing Company. Bring friends and family to gather and celebrate at the inaugural Red, White & Brew benefitting the Birmingham Education Foundation. There will be live music and a kid’s zone. Click here for more info.

Homewood Festival

Tues, July 4, 5pm-9:30pm
Cost: FREE admission/ $10 rides wristband
Downtown Homewood (map)

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. Two blocks of 18th Street South & One block of 29th Ave South will be blocked for pedestrian traffic in Downtown Homewood to make way for rides and attractions. The festival opens to the general public at 5:00pm. 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. Click here for more info.

Hoover Freedom Fest 2017

Freedom Fest

Tues, July 4, 5pm-9:30pm
Cost: FREE
At Hoover Met (map)

The City of Hoover is hosting 'Freedom Fest' featuring a car show, a kid’s zone with inflatables and face-painting, Zooperstars, convenient on-site parking, stadium seating, and a variety of concessions! The Blind Boys of Alabama will be performing and there will also be a fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. Click here for more info.

2nd Annual BBQ and VIEW

Tues, July 4, 5pm-10pm
Cost: $10
At 1918 Catering (map)

Bring your lawn chairs and your appetite out to 1918 Catering. Enjoy a Bird’s eye view of Thunder on the Mountain while dining on some of the south’s finest BBQ. Live music, DJ, and kids activities. Admission $10 adults, Free for kids 15 and under. 1918 Catering provides a safe and kid friendly environment for the general public to see Birmingham's annual firework show. Click here for more info.

4th of July Yoga for America

Tues, July 4, 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE
Ghost Train Brewing (map)

Teams for Troops and Team RWB are hosting a Yoga fundraising night at Ghost Train Brewing to celebrate Independence Day and bring awareness to veteran issues! Bring your own yoga mat if you can and get ready for a great time supporting local veteran-focused nonprofits! Fitness, drinks, friends, all in one place celebrating the 4th of July! Click here for more info.

Trussville Freedom Celebration 2017

Trussville Freedom Celebration

Tues, July 4, 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE
Downtown Trussville (map)

Food, fun, family, and Fireworks! Join Trussville on the mall in downtown Trussville for their annual Freedom Celebration! This is a free event with live music, inflatables, fantastic food vendors, and more. Click here for more info.

Flames of Freedom

Tues, July 4, 6pm-10pm
Cost: FREE
At Sloss Furnaces (map)

Join the Metal Arts team this July 4th for Flames Of Freedom. Design your own cast iron scratch block for $15. First iron pour at 7:15. Fire throwing trebuchet performance at 8:30pm. Thunder on the Mountain finale at 9:00 and final pour of the night! Click here for more info.

UAB Fourth of July Concert

Tues, July 4, 7pm
Cost: FREE
At UAB Campus Green (map)

Bring blankets, chairs and picnics and enjoy the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual patriotic Summer Band concert, set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 4, on the UAB Campus green between Blazer Hall and "The Commons" dining hall. Enjoy a free, family-friendly patriotic concert under the stars. Stay and watch the fireworks over Red Mountain – “Thunder on the Mountain” at 9 p.m. Click here for more info.

Thunder on the Mountain. Pic from Vulcan website

Thunder on the Mountain

Tues, July 4, 9pm

For decades, Thunder on the Mountain 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 Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9 pm, Thunder on the Mountain 2017 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 music. More info here.

I Love America Celebration

Thurs, July 6, 6pm-10pm
Cost: FREE
At Wald Park (map)

Join Vestavia for the 36th annual celebration of Independence Day with free swimming, a Pops in the Park concert by the Shades Mountain Baptist Church Orchestra, a children's area with fun inflatables, sponsor give-aways, and the movie Beauty and the Beast (2017) at 8:45! Don’t forget your blanket and lawn chairs. Click here for more info.