Can I watch the fireworks from Vulcan Park and Museum?

No. The fireworks are launched from the park grounds of Vulcan Park and Museum. For safety purposes, Vulcan Park and Museum and its surrounding 10-acre park will closed to the public at 6 p.m. on July 4. At this time, the entire park grounds and parking lots will be cleared out and closed.

Where is the best place to view the fireworks?

For the best viewing experience, make sure you have a clear view of Vulcan! Prime viewing locations include Five Points South, Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, and the UAB campus, among others. Based on growing crowds in recent years, organizers are advising spectators to stake out a viewing point well in advance of the 9 p.m. show.

Will the fireworks be televised?

Yes. FOX 6 WBRC-TV is the exclusive television broadcast sponsor for Thunder on the Mountain and will broadcast the show live at 9 p.m.

Is there a charge to watch the fireworks?

No! Thunder on the Mountain is free to the public thanks to the generous monetary support of our sponsors and donors.

Will the show be cancelled in the event of rain?

No. Thunder on the Mountain will continue rain or shine! However, the show may be cancelled in the event of severe weather conditions.