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July 4th: Where to See Fireworks in Birmingham AL (2022)

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.)

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20 Places to See Christmas Lights Near Birmingham (2021)

Places to See Christmas Lights Near Birmingham (2021)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (lights) here in Central Alabama. From the quaint cul-de-sacs of Hoover to the businesses and car dealerships lining Birmingham’s 3rd Avenue, it seems like everyone’s getting into the holiday spirit early this year.

So, why not join them and have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas? It’s the best time of the year. We’re pretty sure we won’t get snow, but your holiday light show tour can still bring loads of cheer. (In other words, add these festive homes and locations to your route this holiday…

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AWD vs. FWD: Which Type of Vehicle Should You Buy?


There’s a myth that all-wheel-drive vehicles are better than FWD or RWD. Why, then, are about 75% of all Alabama drivers rocking 2WD cars? It can’t be a coincidence that 2 million people in the state are choosing rear-wheel or front-wheel drive if AWD is the best.

It’s not. Without snow and ice – or without much of it – our state isn’t prime AWD territory. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean Birmingham drivers should toss all-wheel drive to the side. In certain situations, an AWD SUV might be a better option.

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Where to See Christmas Lights in Birmingham, AL

Christmas Lights in Birmingham Christmas is usually a magical time of the year, with much fun and anticipation in the atmosphere. Although we’re enduring difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting out to see Christmas lights in 2020 is sure to bring a sense of normality, maybe even joy. There are plenty of places in the Birmingham area to view Christmas light displays from the safety of your car or from wherever you’re comfortable, so we’ve compiled a few of our favorites below.
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