Fireworks in Birmingham AL

Break out your lawn chairs, fill up those coolers, and lather on the sunscreen – it's time to celebrate July Fourth!

What? You don't have anything planned yet? If you happen to live in Jefferson County or somewhere around Central Alabama, here's your ultimate list of Independence Day events and 4th of July fireworks near you for 2022.

(As always, verify July 4th event times, details and locations prior to heading out.)

Alabaster July 4th Events

2022 Fireworks Show at Thompson High

When: July 2, 2022 – 6 PM

Where: Thompson High School, Alabaster, AL
What: In addition to a 9:00 PM firework show, expect tons of summer activities at this year's Alabaster Independence Day event. Details are still being worked out, so click here to learn more as it gets closer to the Fourth.

Bessemer July 4th Events

4th of July Celebration at Bessemer City High

When: July 2, 2022 – 6:30 PM

Where: Bessemer City High School, Bessemer, AL
What: This free July Fourth event in Bessemer will have summertime food (like ice cream and watermelon), prize giveaways, games and activities, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in Alabama! Click here to learn more.

Birmingham July 4th Events

Birmingham July 4th Events

4th @ Forge

When: July 4, 2022 – 7 PM

Where: Forge House, Birmingham, AL
What: Celebrate Independence Day in Birmingham with food, fun activities and a fireworks show at Forge House. Proceeds from this Birmingham July 4th event will benefit the organization's Breast Cancer Survivor Center. Click here to learn more.

Thunder on the Mountain at Vulcan Park and Museum

When: July 4, 2022 – 9 PM

Where: Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham, AL
What: Thunder is perhaps one of the biggest Birmingham July 4th fireworks show. Over 2,500 fireworks will go off over Vulcan at dusk, and the show will be synchronized to classic and modern music, like Neil Diamond and Imagine Dragons. Watch live or catch the show on WBRC Fox 6. Click here to learn more.

Tip: Some of the best places to see Vulcan fireworks in Birmingham include:

  • Next to Ramsey High School (18th Street and 13th Avenue)
  • Next to Al's (10th Avenue and 16th Street)
  • 22nd Street Bridge over Morris Avenue
  • VA Hospital Deck
  • UAB Deck (12th Street and University)
  • City Deck (4th Avenue and 21st Street)
  • Vestavia Hills Baptist Church (Shades Crest)
  • Downtown Homewood
  • Homewood Central Park

Independence Day Celebration at Regions Field

When: July 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM

Where: Regions Field, Birmingham, AL
What: Spend your Fourth of July with the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field. After a win, you can witness a mesmerizing July 4th fireworks display above the stadium. Click here to learn more.

Chelsea July 4th Events

ChelseaFest and the Big KaBoom at Pitts Media Field

When: July 2, 2022 – 5 PM

Where: Pitts Media Field, Chelsea, AL
What: The annual Chelsea July 4th celebration continues for 2022 at the same place it's always been. Free for all, the event typically features everything you could want from an Independence Day party: Live music, food trucks, dancing, family games, and one of the largest fireworks displays in the state. Click here to learn more.

Cullman July 4th Events

Smith Lake Park Fireworks & Music Festival

When: July 4, 2022 – 9 AM

Where: Smith Lake Park, Cullman, AL
What: If you're north of Birmingham, you don't want to miss the enormous July Fourth celebration at Smith Lake Park. You'll get a full day of arts and crafts, food, live music, putt-putt, kayaking and canoeing, and more. Of course, the night will conclude with one of the best fireworks shows in Cullman. Click here to learn more.

Hoover July 4th Events

4th of July Celebration at Tannehill State Park

When: July 3, 2022 – 9 AM

Where: Tannehill State Park, Hoover, AL
What: Hosted by Bessemer's Heavens Highway Church, this Hoover Independence Day event will be a smaller potluck gathering, so bring a dish or three! Fireworks aren't scheduled, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a day at Tannehill. Click here to learn more.

Leeds July 4th Events

Backyard July 3rd Firework Show at The Backyard

When: July 3, 2022 – All Day

Where: The Backyard/Grand River Drive-In, Leeds, AL
What: Each year, The Backyard and the Grand River Drive-In host this fantastic Independence Day event in Leeds. Expect a lot of music, face painting, balloon animals, food, movies and a huge firework show to end the night. Click here to learn more.

Maplesville July 4th Events

Maplesville July 4th Events

Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at Maplesville Community Park

When: July 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM

Where: Maplesville Community Park, Maplesville, AL
What: Join DJ Glen Riley and hundreds of other guests for a free Fourth of July party in Maplesville. Hit up Maplesville Community Park for Kona Ice, music, fun games, and a fantastic fireworks display at night. Click here to learn more.

Montevallo July 4th Events

Independence Day 1776! at American Village

When: July 4, 2022 – 11 AM

Where: American Village Citizenship Trust, Montevallo, AL
What: Enjoy the three F's of Independence Day: Fun, food and fireworks! American Village will be hosting more than 40 activities throughout the afternoon and into the evening, including live music and dancing, old-timey games, food trucks, historical battle reenactments, and a fantastic fireworks display at dawn. Admission is just $5 all day, with free entry to veterans, active military and children under the age of 4 years. Click here to learn more.

Nauvoo July 4th Events

Faith, Fireworks & Freedom Bash at Prospect Independent Methodist

When: July 2, 2022 – 7 PM

Where: Prospect Independent Methodist Church, Nauvoo, AL
What: North of Tuscaloosa and in need of a July 4th weekend activity? Put on your best red, white and blue, and join Prospect Methodist for an evening of Christian rap music, food and fireworks. Bring your lawn chairs! Click here to learn more.

Oakman July 4th Events

4th of July Firework Show

When: July 4, 2022 – 5 PM

What: Music, food, a kid's zone with inflatables, games, and fireworks – what more can you ask for from a July Fourth event near you? Click here to learn more.

Pelham July 4th Events

Fire on the Water at Oak Mountain State Park

When: July 3, 2022 – All Day

Where: Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL
What: The annual Pelham fireworks show and July Fourth extravaganza is back on for 2022! Tickets for this year's event are already being sold online, so pre-purchase before it's too late – limited spots are available – and get ready to enjoy Pelham's biggest fireworks display. Click here to learn more. 

Tuscaloosa July 4th Events

Light the Sky Celebration at Next Level Church

When: July 4, 2022 – 7:30 PM

Where: Next Level Church of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL
What: This small July 4th event in Tuscaloosa is perfect for anyone who hates crowds but loves fireworks. You'll get to enjoy good food, good company, and good July 4th activities, fireworks included! Click here to learn more.

Trussville July 4th Events

Trussville Freedom Celebration on The Mall

When: July 4, 2022 – 6 PM

Where: Mall in Downtown Trussville, AL
What: Last year's July 4th event in Trussville featured local food, music, fun games, and a fireworks spectacular at 9 PM. Details are still in the works for 2022, so click here to learn more.

About Jim Burke Nissan

Happy 4th of July from Jim Burke Nissan

Home to new Nissan vehicles, affordable used vehicles, expert auto service and special July 4th car deals in Jefferson County, Jim Burke Nissan is proud to be your trusted Birmingham car dealer.  Please contact our store at (205) 390-7564 to schedule a test drive, get a price quote, or request a trade-in estimate.

Happy 4th of July! Did we miss a July 4th event in Birmingham or near you? Let us know, and we'll be sure to add it to the list.

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