Celebrate 4th of July with Vulcan all day long, from Magic City Market Place to Thunder on the Mountain

Fireworks in the Vulcan Park and Museum parking lot. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Thanks to our good friends at Vulcan Park and Museum – Vulcan – the world’s largest cast iron statue and best known symbol of Birmingham is once again the center of attention on Independence Day. 

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Reopening update: Vulcan Park and Museum, Topgolf, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and more are back

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View of Birmingham, AL from the top of Vulcan. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

The Magic City’s biggest attractions continue to open up.  Last week, it was the Birmingham Zoo and Vulcan Park and Museum.  This week, Topgolf and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are reopening on Monday, June 15th.

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Love nature? Learn how to support 5 of Birmingham’s beautiful parks!

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View from Hawk’s View Overlook at Ruffner Mountain. Photo via Ruffner Mountain on Facebook

The Magic City has no shortage of beautiful views—but one of the most unique perspectives are at our local parks. Check out these ways to support our beautiful nature preserves!

If you can’t make it out to one of Alabama’s parks right now, many of them are going virtual—learn more!

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Don’t miss Pattie and Josephine: Waiting in Alabama, a one-act play at Vulcan Park & Museum on March 5

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The audience pays attention at Washington & Du Bois: Two Opinions, One Goal. Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

In conjunction with their new women’s suffrage exhibit, Vulcan Park & Museum is hosting a one-act, two-person play about the struggle for equal voting rights in Alabama. The play kicks off on March 5 at 2PM and 6PM, so grab your tickets now before they sell out!

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Sneak peek at the new women’s suffrage exhibit at Vulcan Park & Museum, opening Jan 17

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A sneak peek at the new exhibit at Vulcan Park & Museum. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Each year, Vulcan Park & Museum hosts a new exhibit in their fabulous Linn-Henley Gallery. Since 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Vulcan Park & Museum will honor the fight for women’s suffrage with a new exhibit,”Right or Privilege? Alabama Women and the Vote” which opens on January 17.

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10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham

Even with a year to prepare, Santa can get stressed too. Photo via New York Post

The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!

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3 reasons to check out Vulcan AfterTunes–including our giveaway to Sept. 29th show!

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Bailey Ingle performing at Vulcan AfterTunes. Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

This year, Vulcan Park is celebrating 15 years of the Vulcan AfterTunes Fall Concert Series. These are the top 3 reasons that Birminghamians should come check it out!

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5 reasons to raise your glass to Vulcan. New beer and wine options after 5PM on the weekend

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The new snack kiosk at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

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When is there not a good time to visit Vulcan? We just can’t think of any! He’s the largest cast-iron statue in the world and the unifying symbol of Birmingham. Here are 5 reasons to honor our 56-foot tall friend, including a new snack and beverage kiosk at Vulcan Park and Museum where you can enjoy cold drinks in the hot sun, and a glass of wine or beer as the sun goes down.

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Birmingham’s Bobblehead Vulcan is now part of the Bobblehead Hall Fame in Milwaukee

Vulcan Bobblehead inside the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo from Vulcan Park and Museum

Touring Milwaukee, Wisconsin anytime soon?  Skip, the Miller and PBR brewery tours. The first place you should visit is the new National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s and its newest occupant – Birmingham’s own Bobblehead Vulcan.

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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.

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

July 4 Fireworks at Vulcan Park and Museum. Birmingham, Alabama. July 4, 2019 is set for the biggest fireworks display EVER held at Vulcan Park and Museum
July 4, 2019 is set for the biggest fireworks display EVER held at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Rachel Callahan, courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

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Vulcan Park and Museum, known for the largest and most extravagant Independence Day celebrations in the state, are planning the biggest one yet for July 4th, 2019!  Get ready to be thrilled by a choreographed display of 2,500 fireworks in honor of Alabama’s bicentennial and our nation’s birthday. We’ve pulled together a list of the  best viewing spots in Birmingham, parties and tips for making the most of the extravaganza.

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