Celebrate July 4th with these spectacular events!

Here is your 2019 guide to the best Birmingham events to celebrate the 4th of July! From food to fireworks, these events are as american as apple pie! So, put on your Red, White, and Blue and join in the fun!!! **[#RUhappenin](instagram.com/happeninsintheham/)**
___ Fire on the Water**Fire on the Water Wed, July 3, 7am - 10pm Cost: $15 per car (cash only) At: Oak Mountain State Park ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oak+Mountain+State+Park/@33.3247302,-86.761519,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88893cd9624e4bbf:0x8a4463bd7a179d16!8m2!3d33.3247302!4d-86.7593249))** Gates open at 7 am! Grab a good spot on the beach and enjoy a day in the park as you wait for the show to start! Gates will close to the public at 7 pm. Regular entrance fees apply from 7 am until 4 pm and at 5pm it will be $15 per car load. Carpool with friends and family for the best price! There will be Food Trucks, DJ, live music and fun around every corner.You can also enjoy beach volleyball, basketball courts, the treetop nature trail, playground, and fishing piers in the show's vicinity all day! Flip Side Watersports is joining again this year for some wakeboarding entertainment! They will hit the water at 5pm and show off some tricks on the water for all to enjoy! The fireworks will begin after dark, but you should make a day of it! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.alapark.com/oak-mountain-state-park-fire-on-the-water)**
Grand River Drive In**Grand River Drive-In Grand Opening Wed, July 3, 3pm - until Cost: $10+ At: Grand River Outlet ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Coyote+Drive+In+Theater+And+Canteen/@33.5510622,-86.6008303,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888912bf33da73dd:0x444a71f214f46609!8m2!3d33.5510622!4d-86.5986362))** The Drive-In is back and just in time for the Fourth of July. They are ready to celebrate in a big way- live music from Rollin' In The Hay, Saw's BBQ, food trucks, mini-golf, bounce house, water slide, fireworks, and of course MOVIES! Each event ticket includes access to the fireworks show, event activities and live music. Live Music: 3pm-9pm; Fireworks: 9pm; First Movie Showing: 9:45pm. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/300878304194238/)**
Red White & Brew**Red, White, & Brew Wed, July 3, 4pm-10pm Cost: $5 to enter At: Avondale Brewing Co. ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Avondale+Brewing+Company/@33.5245451,-86.7763653,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** The 3rd Annual "Red, White, and Brew" Food Truck and Music Fest is here! Get ready for over a dozen food trucks, live music, and fun at Avondale Brewing! Musical guests are Lamont Landers Band, Legal Limit, and Bailey Ingle! All net proceeds will benefit Birmingham Education Foundation who support Birmingham City schools with programs and resources to make sure all students are career and college ready when they graduate! Celebrate our wonderful city, great music, B'ham Food Trucks, and Birmingham students all while celebrating America's birthday! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/376442439633763/)**

Lakeview Freedom FestLakeview Freedom Fest!
Wed, July 3, 7pm-until…
Cost: FREE
At: Innisfree/Lakeview (map)

Come and #headtothefree, and get ready to celebrate America in true Lakeview style! Join Innisfree Irish Pub as they kick off the party with drink specials and music to get the weekend started early! All of the bars in Lakeview will be ready to party and let freedom ring, so break out your red, white, and blue and come join in. Also there will be HUGE fireworks display above Babalu that you DO NOT want to miss! See you there!
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Alabama Fireworks Show**Alabaster Fireworks Show Wed, July 3, 9pm Cost: FREE At: Alabaster ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thompson+High+School/@33.222801,-86.84734,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889260350d887fb:0xa15de89759edfb92!8m2!3d33.222801!4d-86.8451459))** Be sure to get a great spot for the Alabaster Fireworks Show! The launch site for the annual Fireworks show is located on private property that lies behind the area between the Alabaster Post Office (50 Kent Stone Way) and Starbucks (2171 Kent Dairy Road). APH Radio will broadcast patriotic music during the show on 99.9 FM. Some of the best places to view the show are: Plaza Circle & Plaza Drive, Alabaster YMCA sports fields, the area surrounding Publix, Elliotsville Plaza, Municipal Park, and Larry Simmons Stadium and its surrounding areas. **[Click here for more info.](http://www.cityofalabaster.com/379/Fireworks-Show-July)**
OLS 4th of July Festival**OLS 4th of July Festival Thurs, July 4, 10am-3pm Cost: Free to attend At: OLS Catholic Church Homewood ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Our+Lady+of+Sorrows+Church/@33.4761054,-86.7975094,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891965964bffb7:0x972d28c2fd22c982!8m2!3d33.4761054!4d-86.7953153))** Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church will host the 70th annual Fourth of July Festival on Thursday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family-friendly event will include barbecue, hot dogs, snow cones, games, a dunking booth, inflatable house, a live DJ, and entertainment for all ages! The “Trash and Treasure” rummage sale will be open in the school gym from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with about 10,000 items, including furniture, jewelry, home decor, clothing, and toys. This is free entry, but the first 400 people in line can enter the sale early on Thursday at 8 a.m. for a $5 donation. “Trash and Treasure” will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with everything being sold at half-price. The festival is free entry, but tickets are sold for games, the raffle, and food. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/384610315489449/)**
American Village Independence Day 1776**Independence Day 1776! Thurs, July 4, 11am - 10pm Cost: $5 At: American Village ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+American+Village/@33.1385914,-86.8306365,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88892951889d4a0d:0xd5b51426974ef905!8m2!3d33.1385914!4d-86.8284424))** This is probably the most “authentic” celebration you can attend! Join your family, friends and neighbors at the American Village to celebrate Independence Day 1776! Fun, Food, Fireworks… you’ll find it all. Witness the Shot Heard ‘round the World at Concord Bridge, take part in the Independence Day Ball, meet Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, and other patriots of the past. Enjoy BBQ, ice cream, sweet tea, and all your festival favorites. Admission is just $5 (free to veterans, active military and children 4 and under). Gates open at 11, and family-friendly fun continues through twilight’s last gleaming. Party like it 1776! **[Click here for more info.](http://www.americanvillage.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gen_news_index)**

American Village Independence Day 17764th of July Block Party
Thurs, July 4, 2-10pm
Cost: FREE
At: The Battery (map)

The Battery B’ham is hosting their inaugural block party this 4th of July! District Brewing will have a special beer release, a corn hole tournament, and music! Original B’ham will be selling special edition pint glasses and hats! Arrive early for some fun and stay late to watch the fireworks! The other retailers in The Battery will have specials as well! Get the party started early at District Brewing Co.!
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Homewood 4th of July Festival**4th of July Festival Thurs, July 4, 5pm-10pm Cost: Free to attend At: Downtown Homewood ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lucky+Cat+Rolled+Creams/@33.478235,-86.7941761,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888919652a9f6f4f:0x18660f0003556033!8m2!3d33.478235!4d-86.791982))** The City of Homewood and the Homewood Parks & Recreation Board will celebrate the 4th of July in Downtown Homewood. 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. There will be a combination of inflatables/rides placed in the streets. A DJ will provide music and interactive activities for the patrons at the event. 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. There is no admission charge to enter the downtown event area but to ride and play on the attractions an unlimited attractions wristband ($10) must be purchased. A tent selling attractions wristband will be located near the intersection of 18th Street South and 29th Avenue South. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.homewoodparks.com/special-events/4th-of-july-celebration/)**
Trussville Freedom Celebration**Trussville Freedom Celebration Thurs, July 4, 5:30pm-10pm Cost: Free to attend At: Downtown Trussville ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Trussville+City+Hall/@33.6205701,-86.605519,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888975c918f63e51:0x286f5db0fc6bb181!8m2!3d33.6205701!4d-86.6033249))** Great food, great fun, great music, and great fireworks are in store for the 12th Annual Freedom Celebration on the Mall at Historic Downtown Trussville. Food from over a dozen of your favorite food trucks will be on site! Deputy 5 and Act of Congress will perform. Great fun for kids of all ages, and adults alike! Free rides and inflatables await, as well as great giveaways all evening! And at 9:00pm, a fireworks spectacular! **[Click here for more info.]( https://www.trussvillefreedomcelebration.com/)**
Barons Baseball**Birmingham Barons v. Pensacola Wahoos Thurs, July 4, 6pm Cost: $7+ At: Regions Field ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Regions+Field/@33.5074516,-86.812702,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed123a7a25:0x1e3523e6f79ecb39!8m2!3d33.5074516!4d-86.8105079))** We can’t think of many ways to celebrate July 4th that are more American than watching Baseball! Head to Regions Field and watch the Barons take on the Pensacola Wahoos! You’ll have a GREAT view of the Fireworks Show over Vulcan! We attended this a few years ago and had a wonderful time! **[Click here for more info.](https://www.milb.com/birmingham/schedule/2019-07)**
UAB Summer Band Concert**UAB Summer Band Concert Thurs, July 4, 7pm Cost: FREE At: UAB Bartow Arena lawn ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bartow+Arena+-+UAB+Basketball+Arena/@33.5022194,-86.8114653,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891beefad75ddd:0x82327191f6a38798!8m2!3d33.5022194!4d-86.8092712))** Enjoy a free Fourth of July concert by the UAB Summer band. They will perform a collection of popular and traditional patriotic songs, including selections by composers Ira Gershwin and John Philip Sousa. The band will also offer an opportunity for an audience member to conduct the band playing “Stars and Stripes Forever” for the grand finale. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic if you’d like, but be sure to stick around for the 9pm fireworks display of Thunder on the Mountain. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2049202931823524/)**
Vulcan Fireworks**Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks / Thunder on the Mountain Thurs, July 4, 9pm Cost: FREE At: Vulcan Park and Museum ([map](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vulcan+Park+and+Museum/@33.4917,-86.7977311,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bd90950f017:0x4a5843a1e1144cf!8m2!3d33.4917!4d-86.795537))** And now, for the Grand Finale!!! For decades, Vulcan Park and Museum has been hailed as presenting one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama—and this year will be no exception. On Thursday, July 4 at 9 p.m., Birmingham 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. **[Click here for more info.](https://www.facebook.com/events/2331290223753512/)**