5 local shops where you can get everything you need for an amazing 4th of July

Birmingham, Vulcan Park and Museum, fireworks, Thunder on the Mountain
Baby you’re a firework. (Vulcan Park and Museum)

Before you can set off red, white and blue fireworks, you need to get ready for the festivities. We found all of the local shops where you can get ready for the 4th of July—from flags to grills to beer. Keep reading to learn how you can support local this weekend.

1. Little Hardware

Need to spruce up your lawn before neighbors come over for a backyard BBQ or a grill for the hotdogs? Little Hardware in English Village has all of your needs for backyard entertainment.

2. Five Points Paint & Hardware

Birmingham, Memorial Weekend, Memorial Day
The 4th of July calls for flags. (Unsplash)

If you’re in need of an American flag for your porch or yard, this historic store—over 80 years old— is the place for you.

3. Seibels Cottage

Seibels Cottage
Don’t you just want to curl up on this porch swing and watch fireworks? (Seibels Cottage / Facebook)

I think we’d all love to be at the lake on the 4th, but if you can’t make it there, we know of a store that feels more like a lake house. Seibels Cottage is the place where you want to go to find items to relax—particularly some unique porch swings.

4. Smith’s Variety Toy & Gift Shoppe

Smith's Variety
Smith’s Variety is a great place to stock up. (Smith’s Variety / Facebook)

If you need some festive party decor and serveware or fun and games for the kids, Smith’s Variety Toy & Gift Shoppe is the place for you.

  • Where: 45 Church St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • When: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM | Saturday 9AM-5PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Avondale Brewing Company

Avondale Brewing Company
Beer + BBQ + fireworks = the best 4th of July. (Jacob Blakenship / Bham Now)

The 4th of July without beer? You don’t want to make that mistake. Avondale Brewing Company is a perfect, local brewery to pick up some cans for your backyard party.

How are you celebrating the 4th of July? Tag us @bhamnow on social media to let us know!

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Selah Vetter
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