A Birmingham Guide to Celebrating the Fourth of July

Thunder on the Mountain Birmingham AL Bham Now Fourth of July
Thunder on the Mountain Birmingham AL Bham Now Fourth of July
via Thunder on the Mountain

Independence Day is right around the corner. Time to gear up for days of fireworks, BBQ, and all of the fun in Birmingham. Do you know where to spend your Fourth of July?

I Love America Night 
I love America Night A Bham Guide to the Fourth of July Bham Now Vestavia Hills
via VestaviaHills.org
  • When: Thursday, June 29th from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Vestavia Hills Wald Park
  • How Much: FREE

Vestavia Hills sure knows how to celebrate Independence Day. Join the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation as they throw down for the 36th annual “I Love America Night.” Bring your friends, family, and loved ones for an evening of free swimming, yummy goodies, and even a showing of the newest Beauty and Beast. More Information.

4th of July Weekend at the Zoo

4th of July Weekend Birmingham AL Bham Now
via Birmingham Zoo
  • When: July 1st – July 4th, Hours vary
  • Where: Birmingham Zoo
  • How Much: Adult: $16.00, Senior (Ages 65+): $14.00 And Child (Ages 2-12): $11.00, Veterans: Free

Come one, come all to a weekend filled with zoo animals and family fun. Feed the lorikeets, try the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure, catch the Red Diamond Sea Lion Show or even ride the Full Moon Bar-B-Que Wild Slide while you are there. To honor all of those that are active or retired military as well as veterans the Birmingham Zoo is giving free admission to those individuals and their dependents. More Information. 

Riverchase Country Club Fourth of July Celebration
Fourth of July Celebration
via Riverchase Country Club
  • When: Sunday, July 2nd from 4 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Riverchase Country Club
  • How Much:  FREE for RCC members

Calling all Hoover Riverchase residents and Riverchase Country Club Members. You’ve got a Fourth of July Celebration just for you. This special event includes a carnival, parade, dinner and even those must have fireworks. Can you think of a better way to spend your Independence Day Weekend? More Information.

Fire on the Water
Fire on the Water Birmingham Guide to Fourth of July
via Oak Mountain State Park
  • When: Monday, July, 3rd at 5 pm
  • Where: Oak Mountain State Park
  • How Much: $15 per car load

Everyone’s favorite state park has got you covered when it comes to Fourth of July Festivities. The annual fireworks show starts at 9 pm. You’ll wanna pack up your car with some of your favorite people and enjoy the fantastic show. There will also be food trucks, wakeboarding entertainment, and beer sold for you to enjoy responsibly. More Information.

Independence Fireworks
Independence day Fireworks Hoover Country Club Birmingham AL
via Hoover Country Club
  • When: Monday, July 3rd from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Hoover Country Club
  • How Much: Adult – $16.95 Kids – $8.95

This one is for you Hoover Country Clubbers out there. Celebrate away with a buffet and fireworks show! Make sure you bring a blanket so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy this patriotic celebration. More Information. 

Red, White, and Brew
Red White and Brew Trim Tab Company Birmingham AL
via Heninger Garrison Davis LLC
  • When: Tuesday, July 4th from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Trim Tab Brewing Company
  • How Much: $5 advance/$10 at door, Children 5 – 12 are $2; under 5 are free

This cleverly named event will be just as charitable as it is fun. Go hang out at one of your favorite breweries and enjoy an array of food trucks while supporting a good cause. Proceeds will benefit Birmingham Education Foundation. There will plenty of live music from local Bham bands and family-friendly activities galore. More Information.

UAB Summer Band and Concert
UAB Summer Band UAB Green Birmingham AL Fourth of July Concert
via UAB Summer Band
  • When: Tuesday, July 4th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Where: UAB Green
  • How Much: FREE

The UAB Band will be putting on quite the show this Fourth of July. The Summer Band Concert will take place on the University’s Campus Green between Blazer Hall and The Commons dining hall. All you’ll need are blankets, chairs, and yummy snacks to enjoy this patriotic show. More Information.

Thunder on the Mountain
Thunder on the Mountain Vulcan Fourth of July Birmingham AL
via Vulcan Park & Museum
  • When: Tuesday, July 4th at 9 pm
  • Where: Vulcan Park and Museum
  • How Much: FREE

It wouldn’t be Independence Day in the Magic City if the Vulcan wasn’t involved. Rain or shine this annual extravaganza will be well worth the wait. 20 minutes of mind-blowing fireworks will light up the sky above Birmingham. This year’s choreography has a mix of patriotic favorites and popular music. You won’t want to miss this. More Information.

July 4th Festival 2017
July 4th Festival Homewood Downtown Birmingham AL
via Homewood Parks
  • When: Tuesday, July 4th from 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Downtown Homewood
  • How Much: FREE

The City of Homewood is throwing a festival in honor of the birth of America. This block party will host inflatables, rides, and plenty of other attractions. A DJ will be pumping more than patriotic tunes during this fun, family-friendly event. Fun Fact: Downtown Homewood is one of the best locations for “Thunder on the Mountain.” More Information.

Freedom Fest 
Freedom Fest
via Freedom Fest
  • When: Tuesday, July 4th from 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Where:  Hoover Metropolitan Complex
  • How Much: FREE

Let Freedom Ring this Fourth of July with the City of Hoover. Freedom Fest will be in full swing starting at 5 pm. There will be a car show, great concessions, a performance by The Blind Boys of Alabama and a Spectacular Fireworks Show promptly at 9 pm. Add a little FreedomFest into your Fourth of July Festivities. More Information.

Fourth of JULY Celebration
Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint
via Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
  • When: Tuesday, July 4th and Wednesday, July 5th from 11 am to 2 am
  • Where: Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
  • How Much: FREE

Red, White, and Burgers. Join Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint as they take on the Fourth of July. There will be killer deals on all red, white, and blue beers and a specialty burger that will knock those patriotic socks off. If you are craving some good fun and food, you know where to go this Independence Day. More Information.

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Author: Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice