7 exciting events this July 4th weekend including Arts & Cocktails in the City—June 30-July 2

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Don’t miss out on great firework shows this weekend. (Bham Now)

It’s a HOT weekend here in Bham, and I don’t just mean the weather. Take a look at these fun events this July 4th weekend and don’t forget to check out our guide for Independence Day here.

Weekend Events

McWane Science Center
Watch a great IMAX movie this weekend at McWane. (McWane Science Center)

1. Arts & Cocktails in the City

  • What: Enjoy a classy and sophisticated evening filled with art, fashion, music and poetry by Black artists from the southeast.
  • When: Saturday, July 1 | 5-11PM
  • Where: POLARIS Birmingham
  • Cost: $30
  • Tickets

2. Art After Dark

  • What: True Story Brewing Company goes 21+ to showcase adult-only artwork and local musical acts.
  • When: Saturday, July 1 | 7PM-Midnight
  • Where: True Story Brewing Co
  • Cost: $13 at door
  • Tickets

3. City of Alabaster Fireworks Show 2023

  • What: Catch the annual Alabaster fireworks show at Thompson High School. It will feature food trucks, bounce houses, games, music and more– this holiday event is fun for the whole family.
  • When: July 1 | 6-9PM
  • Where: 1921 Warrior Pkwy, Alabaster, AL 35007
  • Cost: Free admission

4. IMAX Movies at McWane Science Center

  • What: Nothing beats a summer day spent at the movies—especially when it’s on the mega screen at McWane Science Center’s IMAX Dome Theater. This July, you’ll see a variety of action-packed films like Indiana Jones Dial of Destiny, Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning and more.
  • When: July 2023
  • Where: McWane IMAX Theatre
  • Cost: IMAX Dome tickets only: Adults (13-64) – $9 | Seniors (65+) – $8 | Kids (2-12) – $8 | Kids under 2 – Free
  • Tickets

5. Urban Vintage Clothing Presents: Sip and Shop

  • What: The Urban Vintage “Sip and Shop” series is back! Come out, sip, shop and have a blast at Urban Vintage Clothing with special guest DJ KC.
  • When: July 1 | 5-9PM
  • Where: Urban Vintage Clothing
  • Cost: Free admission

6. Pepper Place Market

  • What: Support local farmers, crafters and vendors when you shop this popular Saturday morning farmer’s market in Pepper Place. 
  • When: Saturday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 7AM-Noon
  • Where: The Market at Pepper Place
  • Cost: Free admission

7. Danceteria

  • What: Dance all night long to new wave, post-punk, 80s hits and more, hosted by local DJ Bradford.
  • When: Saturday, July 1 | 9PM
  • Where: Mom’s Basement
  • Cost: Free admission

Looking Ahead

McWane Science Center
Celebrate McWane’s 25th B-day! (McWane Science Center)

McWane’s 25th Birthday Celebration

  • When: Saturday, July 8 | 10AM-4PM
  • Where: McWane Science Center
  • Cost: Adults (13-64) – $16 | Seniors (65+) – $15 | Kids (2-12) – $13 | Kids under 2 – Free
  • Tickets

Studio By The Tracks’ 34th Annual Art From The Heart Fundraiser

If you’re heading up north, you’ll want to check out these event happenings in Huntsville.

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Lauryn Stinson
Lauryn Stinson
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