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Visit the region's farming families who grow fruits and vegetables, and enjoy live music, a light breakfast and cooking demonstrations with Birmingham's finest chefs. 7 a.m.-noon. each Saturday, rain or shine.
The Wharf will be in full-freedom mode celebrating America’s independence with flair on Monday, July 3rd! Main Street will be home to loads of children’s activities and serve as the prime vantage spot to watch the fireworks display. The palm trees will radiate red, white and blue for the occasion and Spectra the Sound and Light Spectacular shows will resume directly after the fireworks. Throw on your finest patriotic gear, amp up the spirit and come join the party. What: Independence Day Celebration at The Wharf Where: Main Street at The Wharf When: July 3rd; Kids Activities: 5 pm – 9 pm, Fireworks: 8:45 pm, Spectra Show: immediately following fireworks Cost: Admission is FREE; some kids activities will range from $5 - $10 (animals, trampoline jumper, bouncy house, surf simulator, rock wall, games and prizes, hula hoop artist and face painting)
For decades, Thunder on the Mountain, Birmingham’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration, has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama, and this year will be no exception. On Monday, July 4 at 9 p.m., Thunder on the Mountain 2016 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 and popular musical performances.