where to watch fireworks in birmingham 2022

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Birmingham 2022

If you are looking for where to watch 4th of July Fireworks in and around Birmingham, Alabama check out our round-up below.

Please note some cities are holding their fireworks show on Saturday, July 2, or on Sunday, July 3, so it may even be possible to enjoy more than one family-friendly event leading up to Independence Day!

Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Birmingham 2022 (and beyond)

Saturday, July 2
ChelseaFest & Big Kaboom
Field Behind Dairy Queen, Chelsea
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

  • Music
  • Food from many different food trucks
  • One of the largest fireworks shows in Alabama

Saturday, July 2
Fireworks Show hosted by the City of Alabaster
Thompson High School
6:00 PM 

  • Food trucks
  • Bounce houses
  • Games including corn hole, badminton, bocce ball, lawn bowling, and crossnet
  • Coca-Cola Music Truck
  • Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Saturday, July 2
Fireworks at the Backyard
Outlet Shops of Grand River
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

  • $15 for backyard fun, fireworks show, and a movie
  • $8 for backyard fun and the fireworks show

Sunday, July 3
Fire on the Water
Oak Mountain State Park
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Gates open at 7 AM)
$15 ($10 for Pelham Residents)

  • Other activities throughout the day, include a treetop nature trail, swimming, playground, and fishing
  • Food vendors
  • Music

Monday, July 4
Thunder on the Mountain
Vulcan Park Fireworks Show
9:00 PM

  • Alabama’s largest 4th of July celebration
  • The show includes more than 2,500 shells and effects
  • Unique score choreographed with fireworks displays

Monday, July 4
Free Fourth of July Concert with UAB Summer Band
Bartow Arena
7:00 PM

  • The band will perform traditional and popular patriotic songs, including selections by composers George Gershwin, John Williams, and John Philip Sousa
  • Bring chairs, blankets, and picnics
  • Attendees will have the chance to participate in a raffle to conduct the band playing “Stars and Stripes Forever” for the grand finale
  • Great viewing spot to see the fireworks of Thunder on the Mountain

Monday, July 4
Trussville Freedom Celebration
The Mall in Trussville
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Free admission
  • Food from a variety of local vendors
  • Music
  • Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Monday, July 4
Independence Day Fireworks
The American Village, Montevallo
Gates open at 11:00 AM

  • More than 40 patriotic activities
  • Food trucks
  • Music and dance
  • Games
  • Fireworks at dark


Monday, July 4
Fourth of July Celebration on the River
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Kids’ Zone with games and activities
  • Live family-friendly music, including DJ Tank and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra
  • Fireworks at 9:00 PM


Monday, July 4
Smith Lake Park Fireworks and Music Festival
Cullman, Alabama
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

  • Arts and crafts
  • Live music
  • Food
  • Other activities, such as putt-putt, beach area, swimming pool
  • Kayak, canoe, and paddle boat rentals are available
  • Golf cart parade
  • Fireworks

Did we miss a local fireworks show? If so please post in the comments!

We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! Make sure the entire family has fun by checking out these tips for keeping babies safe.

Lori Culpepper
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