Your ultimate guide to July 4th celebrations, Alabama’s biggest fireworks show and more happening July 3-7 in Birmingham

American Village, Montevallo, AL. Photo via American Village

Looking for the most fun Fourth of July weekend of your life? Then check out our guide for exciting events happening July 3-7 around Birmingham.

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Featured Events

Explosions in the Sky

Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Rachel Callahan

For the largest, most spectacular fireworks show around, there’s just one place to find it—Vulcan Park and Museum. This year’s display will be bigger and better than ever before with over 2,500 fireworks being launched over Birmingham’s Vulcan statue. More details.


Set Sail Mateys

Want to spend time on the lake this July 4th, but don’t own a boat? Here’s where to rent them near Birmingham. 

Sales Y’all!

The bold red is just bold enough to make a room pop. AND you can still get away with fun accents like the yellow throw and black textured pillows pictured above! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Big savings are available now through July 8 at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham. How much can you save during this red, white and blue sale? Details here

Get the Fourth of July party started early with these events on July 3

3rd of July Independence Day Pre-Party 

Where: Tin Roof. 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7:30PM-2AM


3rd Annual “Red, White and Brew” 

Where: Avondale Brewing Co. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 4-10PM
Price: $10–Ages 13+; $5–Ages 5-12
Tickets

Grand Reopening 

Where: Grand River Drive-In Theatre. 6200 Grand River Blvd E., Leeds, AL 35094
Time: 3PM
Price:
Movie/Event Ticket: movie, firework show and activities–$15; Kids 5 under–FREE
Event Ticket: firework show and activities–$10; Kids 5 and under–FREE Tickets


Fire on the Water 

Where: Oak Mountain State Park. 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124
Time: 7AM-7PM–Park Hours; 9PM–Fireworks Show
Price: $15 per carload starting at 5PM (cash only)

Thursday, July 4

Fireworks at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks 

Where: Vulcan Park and Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 9PM
Price: FREE

4th of July Celebration 

Where: The Nick. 2514 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 2PM
Age: 21+
Price: FREE


4th of July Rooftop Firework Watch Party 

Where: The Southern Kitchen & Bar. 2301 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N. #300, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6PM
Price: FREE

American Village, Montevallo, AL. Photo via American Village on Facebook

Independence Day 1776 

Where: American Village. 3727 Highway 119 S., Montevallo, AL 35115
Time: 11AM-9PM
Price: $5; Veterans, Active Military, Kids 4 and under–FREE

July 4th Pool Party 

Where: The Lab Bar and Kitchen. 808 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 4-8PM


4th of July Block Party 

Where: The Battery. 2201 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 2-10PM
Price: FREE

July 4th Festival 

Where: Downtown Homewood. 18th St. S., Homewood, AL 25209
Time: 5-9PM
Price: FREE to enter event; $10 wristband required to ride and play on attractions

In Lux We Trust: July 4th Party

Where: Zydeco. 2001 15th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 9PM
Age: 18+
Price: $10
Tickets


UAB Summer Band Concert 

Where: Bartow Arena. 617 13th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-8:30PM
Price: FREE

Trussville Freedom Celebration. Photo via Trussville Freedom Celebration website

Trussville Freedom Celebration 

Where: Trussville Mall. 360 N. Chalkville Rd., Trussville, AL 35173
Time: 5:30-9:30PM
Price: FREE
Time: 5:30-9:30PM
Price: FREE

All Weekend Long—July 4-7

Lakeview Freedom Fest 

Where: Innisfree Irish Pub. 710 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7-10PM
Price: $10


4th of July Weekend 

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: Fri. 9AM-5PM; Sat.-Sun. 9AM-6PM. 
Price: General Admission; Veterans, retired military and their dependents–FREE

Saturday and Sunday—July 5-7

The Waymores 

Where: Little Italy’s and Pints. 1924 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 1PM-Midnight

Friday, July 5

Night Hike 

Where: Oak Mountain State Park. 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124
Time: 7-9PM
Price: FREE


Tea and Tarot 

Where: Books, Beans and Candles. 1620 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7PM
Price: FREE

Ladies Night Workshop 

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 6PM
Price: $25
Register

Shoot to Thrill (All-Girl AC/DC Tribute) 

Where: Iron City. 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-11PM
Price: $10-$12
Tickets


False Jasmine, Dana Ives, Topsoil 

Where: The Nick. 2514 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10-11PM

Latin Music Nights 

Where: Tropicaleo. 4426 4th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7PM-Midnight
Price: FREE

Midnight Revel Live 

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7:30-10:30PM


4th of July Weekend Wine Tasting 

Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 6-8PM
Price: FREE

Karaoke Night 

Where: Barrister’s Tavern. 1535 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Time: 9PM-1:45AM
Age: 21+
Price: FREE

An Evening of Artistic Expression 

Where: Freedom House. 4911 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 7-10PM
Price: $10 suggested donation


Open Mic Night 

Where: Wild Roast Cafe. 585 Shades Crest Rd., Birmingham, AL 35226
Time: 7-9PM
Price: $5

First Friday Fiber Arts 

Where: Vestavia Hills Public Library. 1221 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Time: 10AM-Noon.
Age: 18+

Saturday, July 6

Grand Opening of Mateo’s Street Tacos 

Where: Good People Brewing Co. 114 14th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 1PM


The Market 

Where: Pepper Place. 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7AM-Noon
Price: FREE

Copy of 70’s Throwback Dance Party (Live Show) 

Where: Jazzi’s on 3rd. 1725 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 8PM-Midnight
Price: $20
Tickets

Acoustic Two Jimmy Live 

Where: Saw’s Juke Joint. 1115 Dunston Ave, Birmingham, AL 35213
Time: 5:30-8:30PM


Exposure Community Development Corporation 

Where: East Village Arts of Birmingham. 7611 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35206
Time: 9-11AM
Price: FREE

Jazz in the Park Series 

Where: Memorial Park Recreation Center. 524 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 6-9PM
Price: FREE

90s and 2000s Night 

Where: Tin Roof. 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 10PM-1:30PM


Pawtique Pet Boutique Pop-Up Shop 

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 11:30AM-2:30PM

Vinyl Rock 

Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub. 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 8:30-11:30PM.

Hikes for Tykes 

Where: Vulcan Park and Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 10-11AM.
Price: FREE ($5 suggested donation)


Monthly Guided Hikes 

Where: Red Mountain Park. 2011 Frankfurt Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211
Time: 9-11AM
Price: Members-FREE; Non-Members-$5

The Spirit of Revolt 

Where: Birmingham Museum of Art. 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 2-3PM
Price: FREE

The McRyatts, Justify These Scars, Pink for President 

Where: The Nick.  2514 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10-11PM


Sunday, July 7

Cornhole workshop. Photo via Hammer & Stain

Cornhole Workshop 

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 2PM
Price: $195
Register

Get Healthy on the Railroad: Free Cooking Classes 

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3:30-4:30PM
Price: FREE

Jazz Brunch 

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 11AM-2PM


It’s a Bham Thing Family Reunion 

Where: Dave’s Pub.
Time: 3-8PM
Price: FREE

Charlemagne’s 42 Anniversary Party 

Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub.
Time: 6-9PM

Stephen McCullough Sunday Brunch 

Where: Avondale Common House.
Time: 11AM-3PM


Mad about Magazines 

Where: Birmingham Public Library.
Time: 2:30-4PM
Price: FREE
Register

Matchi, Post Hunk, Calliope Musicals and Wax Fur 

Where: The Nick.
Time: 10PM
Age: 21+
Price: $6
Tickets

Upcoming Events

July 11-August 4: Matilda the Musical @ Red Mountain Theatre Company. Wed.-Sat. 7:30PM; Wed., Thurs., Sat., Sun. $20+. Tickets.
July 12: Art on the Rocks @ Birmingham Museum of Art. 7-11PM. Members–$15; Members–$25. Tickets
July 13-14: Alabama Comic Con @ The BJCC. July 13–10AM-6PM; July 14–11AM-5PM. $20-$40. Kids 10 and under–FREE. Tickets.
July 20: McWane After Dark @ McWane Science Center. 7:30-10:30PM. 21+. General Admission–$20; VIP–$25. Tickets.


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