Photo courtesy of Rachel Callahan
- July 4 at 9 p.m. Rain or Shine
Thunder on the Mountain
For decades, 4th of July celebrations in the greater Birmingham area have culminated with friends and families gathering to watch fireworks, hear great music and celebrate the nation’s independence. In fact, Birmingham’s annual fireworks display is the biggest in the state of Alabama. Free to the public, the show features a variety of firework shells that will illuminate the sky with beautiful colors and patterns.
In March 2020, we were shaken to our core with the onset of COVID-19. The sense of normalcy that we were accustomed to has since changed but one thing it cannot change is our ability is to rebound.
This period has given us an opportunity to reflect on the important things – family, friends and freedom. There is no better way to celebrate the people who have fought for us and risked their lives not only for our nation’s freedom but also during this pandemic. This Fourth of July will have a different meaning as we gather on the rooftops, back yards and in parks to watch our beacon, Vulcan as he unfolds this year’s show atop Red Mountain.
We have faced many adversities this year, and invite all who are able, to join Vulcan in solidarity to celebrate Birmingham’s resiliency, patriotism and pride.
On Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m., we will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham’s beloved iron man, Vulcan. Free to the public, this year’s show will last approximately 20 minutes and will feature a variety of firework shells that will brighten the sky with new colors and patterns. The show will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack that will feature a mix of patriotic favorites, popular music and inspirational songs.
We encourage everyone to adhere to the CDC recommendations and exercise social distancing.
Vulcan Park and Museum will also host a photo competition. Just snap a photo of the fireworks from your vantage point and share it with us for the chance to win!
For more information check out our Viewing Tips.
PLEASE NOTE: THAT VULCAN PARK AND MUSEUM WILL CLOSE AT 6:00 PM. No spectators will be allowed inside the park or at the entrance to Vulcan Trail.
Vulcan Park and Museum take pride in organizing this highly-anticipated event each year, however, we rely on the community-at-large to help fund this outstanding show for residents of the greater Birmingham area and beyond to enjoy!
4th of July Fireworks 2016
4th of July Fireworks 2015
4th of July Fireworks 2014
4th of July Fireworks 2013