5 weekend events you won’t want to miss—July 1-4

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Red, white + blue PLUS sugar! (Cookie Fix / Facebook)

It’s 4th of July weekend and it’s time to celebrate. From good food and shopping to mesmerizing fireworks and commemorating the brave, we hope it’s a weekend that’s safe + fun. Here’s a look at what’s ahead around Birmingham, July 1-4.

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Top Event: Thunder on the Mountain

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Eyes to the sky this 4th of July weekend! (Vulcan Park and Museum)
  • Why go? It wouldn’t be a true 4th of July in Birmingham without Thunder on the Mountain. This annual and beloved firework show above Vulcan features over 2500 shells and effects that will brighten the sky. The show also includes music from an array of artists with songs expertly timed and choreographed to the firework display.
  • When: Monday, July 4 | 9-9:30PM
  • Where: Vulcan Park & Museum
  • Cost: Free

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5 Weekend Events in The Magic City

Regions Field, fireworks, Birmingham Barons
Fireworks at Regions Field. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

1. Perennial Sale

  • Why go? It’s the perfect time to stock your garden. All perennials will be 25% off!
  • When: Friday-Saturday, July 1-2 | 9AM-5PM
  • Where: Collier’s Nursery

2. Independence Day Blast

Why go: You won’t want to miss this all-day event with free mini-golf, live music, balloon art + face painting, plus and a waterslide + bounce house. Beginning at 9PM, you can also view an exciting firework show followed by your choice of three movies—Jurassic World: Dominion, Top Gun: Maverick or Minions: The Rise of Gru.
When: Sunday, July 3 | 10AM-10PM
Where: The Backyard (Leeds)
Tickets available at gate.

3. Fire on the Water

  • Why go? Food vendors, swimming AND fireworks—all on the water at Oak Mountain State Park.  
  • When: Sunday, June 3 | 9PM
  • Where: Oak Mountain State Park
  • Cost: Park Admission Fees

4. Birmingham Barons vs Tennessee Smokies

  • Why go? Birmingham Barons play against the Tennessee Smokies this 4th of July. Along with hot dogs, beer and baseball, there will be a firework show after the game. 
  • When: Monday, July 4 | 5:30-9:30PM
  • Where:Regions Field
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

5. 4th @ Forge benefiting Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

  • Why go? Fireworks + a good cause. Spend the evening of Monday, July 4 raising awareness for the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center while enjoying food, fun and a front-row seat to Thunder on the Mountain—Vulcan Park and Museum’s annual firework show. *Be sure to bring a lawn chair to sit and watch the show.
  • When: Monday, July 4 | 7PM
  • Where: 1321 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: $15-$45
  • Tickets

For more happenings, visit our events calendar.

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