Thunder on the Mountain

One of the biggest and most celebrated Independence Day events in the state, the Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks show will light up the night sky above Vulcan Park and Museum on Thursday, July 4, at 9 p.m. Read more



Photo by Layton Dudley.

The 20-minute show features 10,000 pounds of fireworks choreographed to patriotic and popular music. Read more



Staff photo.

It takes three days of setup, a team of eight people and 5,000 pounds of gunpowder to pull off Birmingham’s biggest fireworks show of the year, and this July 4 promises to be no different. Read more


See how local government functions will be affected by the holiday weekend. Read more



Photo by Stacey Jones Layman.

The annual Thunder on the Mountain fireworks display — one of Alabama’s most celebrated Independence Day events — returns to Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham on July 4 from 9 to 10 p.m. Read more


0712 Vulcan Thunder on the Mountain

Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum.

Roads will be blocked off in Downtown Homewood on Saturday, July 4, to allow for pedestrian traffic during the July 4th celebrations. Read more


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