Let Freedom Ring Out!

Looking for a quick guide to the Fourth of July in the Birmingham area?  This year, you’ll have the choice to see two major firework shows. Pick one! 

As one of the largest fireworks shows in the state, Thunder on the Mountain Fourth of July fireworks show promises not to disappoint.  On Thursday, July 4th at 9:00 p.m. the choreographed show will illuminate the sky above the statue of Vulcan.  The show is set to a musical soundtrack that features a mix of patriotic favorites and popular music and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Just tune in to your favorite radio station, kick back and watch the sky light up with color.  Now it’s up to you to find the best spot in town!  See the guide here.

Or you can choose to go to Hoover for a free and fun event for the entire family! The Hoover Met will host Freedom Fest the evening of July 4th. From 6-9 p.m. there will be music, entertainment and a kids zone in the stadium and a car show featured in the parking lot.  Food will be available for purchase in the concession areas too. The fireworks show will begin at 9 pm. Don’t miss it!

But wait! You’ll need some 4th of July snacks to watch the fireworks with.  Where else would you look other than Southern Living?

Here you will find the ultimate guide to the Fourth of July Recipes according to Southern Living magazine writer, Madoline Markham.  She covers everything from Lemonade Iced Tea to Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs to Asian Slaw Dogs.

You’ll also want to look stylish, so make sure you hit up The Outlet Shops of Grand River 4th of July Weekend Sidewalk Sale! They will also be giving out a free coupon book to all customers wearing red, white and blue from July 4-July 7 at Guest Services! 

Enjoy the fireworks, good food, and sales this 4th of July!

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”  Have a very happy and safe Fourth of July and don’t forget to celebrate in style, Liberty Park!