Behind the scenes at the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum

Fireworks prepared for the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Bham Now

Have you ever wondered what the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum looks like “before” the big show begins at July, 4, 9:00 PM?

We got photos.

Yesterday, the day before the big show, Bham Now checked out the preparations for the biggest fireworks display in the state of Alabama.

Fireworks prepared for the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Bham Now

All in all, just over 2,500 fireworks (that’s not a typo)  will be launched from the in the Vulcan Park and Museum parking lot underneath Birmingham’s Vulcan statue for a spectacular 20 minute show.

Behind Vulcan Park

Looking at Fireworks preparations for the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Bham Now

Produced by Pyro Shows of Alabama, setting up the fireworks show at Vulcan Park took  less than a week.

Fireworks prepared for the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

The year’s show is particularly significant because it has been selected  to host the Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show.

“We could not be more excited about having the Alabama Bicentennial 4th of July celebrated at Vulcan in the heart of Birmingham,” said Jay Lamar, Executive Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.  “It is such a historic place.”

Lamar noted that the Alabama Bicentennial celebration has been the longest in the nation, begging in 2017 and ending this upcoming December.

“This is one of the most important and exciting events to happen over the course of the Bicentennial commemoration – all three years. It will be a great evening with magnificent fireworks, and it will really get everyone in the spirit to celebrate the nation and Alabama.”

Where to watch and a photo contest

Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

Last week, Bham Now published the ultimate guide for watching the Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Make sure to bookmark and reference the story below:

Your ultimate guide to the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Watch parties, tips and photo contest!

An don’t forget, along with places to watch the fireworks, we also encourage folks to enter Vulcan Park and Museum’s photo contest. Simply upload your best image via www.visitvulcan.com between July 4 at 9PM and July 5 at 9PM.

Thankful

And let’s not forget to thank the businesses, local governments and community organizations making  the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum possible:

Vulcan Park and Museum and presented by Spire with additional support from the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau,  the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County Commission Bicentennial Celebration, the City of Homewood, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, Pyro Shows of Alabama, WBRC Fox  6 News, iheart media and La Jefa .

We look forward to seeing the show tonight, July 4, 9:00 PM!

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.