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Fireworks, Fourth of July celebrations in North Alabama

ALABAMA (WHNT) — The 4th of July lands on a Monday this year, which means you may not know when your community is celebrating. Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list to help you figure that out!

DeKalb County

  • City of Fort Payne Fireworks Show: June 30 from 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • The City of Fort Payne will host its annual fireworks show on Thursday, June 30 at the Fort Payne Sports Complex. No other events will be held due to renovations at the sports complex.
  • DeSoto State Park Star-Spangled Celebration
    • Flag-making contest: Materials and rules available at the Improved Campground pavilion starting June 30, completed flags can be turned in at the DeSoto Nature Center until July 2 and 9 a.m.
    • Splish and Splash Pool Party: July 1, 6:30-9 p.m., Cool off in the Olympic-sized pool, eat homemade ice cream, and play pool games. Admission $1/person
    • Independence Day Parade: July 2 at 3 p.m.; parade route runs from the DeSoto State Park headquarters to the Improved Campground, ice cream social will follow at 4 p.m. at the pavilion
  • Fyffe Freedom Day: July 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • The Town of Fyffe will host Freedom Day events on Sunday, July 3 at Fyffe Park. The event will include free food, live music, inflatables, face painting, pony rides, and of course, a fireworks show.
  • Henegar’s 40th Annual Sand Mountain Potato Festival: July 4, starts at 10 a.m.
    • The festival begins with a parade and ends with a firework display at 9 p.m.
    • Live music, a car show, food and entertainment will be held at Henegar City Park, located at 18294 AL-75.
  • Stars & Stripes Celebration at Crossville City Park: July 2 from 5-9 p.m.
    • Live music, food vendors, a corn hole tournament, arts & crafts, free activities for kids and free swimming, with a firework show to round out the evening.

Franklin County

  • Jam on Sloss Lake: July 4 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. in Russellville.
    • A car show, live music, splash pad for the kids, inflatables, food and fireworks – what more do you need for an Independence Day celebration??

Jackson County

Lauderdale County

  • Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration: July 1 from 3 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at McFarland Park in Florence.
    • The 39th annual event will feature live music all day long with a firework show to cap off the night.

Lawrence County

  • 4th Annual Free Firework Show: June 26, 5 p.m.
    • The Town Creek Ball Park will be hosting its 4th annual free firework show at Blue Hollow Rd, Town Creek, AL 35672

Limestone County

  • Sardis Springs Baptist Church: July 3, 7 p.m. in Athens.
    • A Fourth of July Celebration will be held at the church with a firework show, ice cream and live music.
  • Red, White and Boom Fireworks show: July 4 at dusk.
    • The event will be held at Athens High Stadium on U.S. 31, weather permitting. Because of the location of the fireworks platform, there will not be any seating at the stadium. City officials ask that you park in designated parking areas that are open to the public, such as Swan Creek Park, Sportsplex or the school campuses on U.S. 31.

Madison County

  • Concerts in the Park: July 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Big Spring Park in Huntsville
  • MidCity Independence Day Celebration: July 1-3, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. in Huntsville.
    • Enjoy live music all weekend long, with yoga, fireworks, food, “Market at MidCity,” a watermelon carving contest and more!
  • Town of Gurley July 4th Celebration: July 4 at 6 p.m.
    • Join the town of Gurley for fireworks, music, food and more. Liam Purcell and Cain Mill Road will be performing. Food vendors include Big Daddy’s Grubshack and Funnel Cakes, Just Wing It, Maggie Moo’s and more. Contact the Town Hall for more information: (256) 776-3313.

Marshall County

  • Fireworks over Lake Guntersville: July 4, 9-10 p.m.,
    • Organizers say the fireworks are best viewed in areas along Sunset Drive, Civitan Park and Lurleen B Wallace Drive in Guntersville.

Morgan County

  • Wheeler Lake KOA: July 2-4 from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    • The weekend-long event will feature picnics, food trucks and corn-hole championships.
  • Decatur’s “Spirit of America” Celebration: July 3-4 from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Point Mallard Park.
    • Arts & crafts, a bike parade, live music and a firework show to round it all out!

Don’t see your community’s event? Let us know about it here! Happy Independence Day!

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