Check out last night’s amazing Thunder on the Mountain [PHOTOS]

Fireworks over Vulcan
Thunder on the Mountain 2022 (Bham Now)

Whether you’re the type who loves a good fireworks show, or someone who can’t wait ’till it’s over, they’re still beautiful to look at. In spite of some early evening storms throughout the Birmingham area, last night’s Thunder on the Mountain didn’t disappoint. Keep scrolling for some great photos.

The calm before the show

Thunder on the Mountain
Vulcan standing ready against the July 4 night sky. (Bham Now)

Believe it or not, Vulcan’s Thunder on the Mountain celebrated its 150th year last year in 2021. This time-honored tradition has been a part of the Birmingham landscape for as long as everyone who’s currently alive, and it just gets better and better each year.

The show started around 9PM, and more than 2,500 shells and effects ignited the light, decorating Vulcan with red, white and blue and the sky above with all the colors.

One of the most fun features of the annual fireworks display is the expertly timed and choreographed soundtrack, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and this year’s included a special tribute to The World Games 2022, along with the following:

  • James Brown
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Neil Diamond
  • Birmingham tribute songs

According to the organizers, this was the biggest show to date.

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Thunder on the Mountain, July 4, 2022. (Bham Now)

Some of our crew went out last night, cameras in hand, to capture the oohs and ahhs, so you can enjoy all the majesty and beauty of the event after the fact—minus traffic, crowds or noise.

Hope everyone enjoyed a safe and fun holiday weekend.

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