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Some ideas for July 4th

07.2.2007 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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So what is there to do on July 4th this year?

Here are just some of the things that we know are available to do in the metro area on July 4th:

Thunder on the Mountain

If you want to watch the fireworks originating from Red Mountain, just plop yourself down somewhere that you have a view of Vulcan. Getting up to Vulcan will mean heading out early. Otherwise, just be sure you’re not blocking traffic and you should be good to go.

The only way to watch Thunder on the Mountain if you’re easily able to view him will be via Fox 6 beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday evening.

UAB Summer Band performance, Bartow Arena

You could also take in a performance by the UAB Summer Band and perhaps buy a chance to conduct the band during their July 4th concert the lawn adjacent to Bartow Arena. Cost: Free.

American Village Laser Light Show

For a simpler, less explosive thing to do this year, you could drive down to Montevallo and take in the laser light show at American Village (after enjoying a fun-filled day of activities). Cost: $5, veterans and active military personnel admitted free.

Barons vs. Jacksonville Suns, Regions Park

If you’re not going to the Kid Rock concert yet still want to be around a lot of people watching an event, you can always go cheer on our Birmingham Barons as they play the Jacksonville Suns at the Reg. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. And they’re fireworks scheduled for afterwards. So there’s an outside chance that if the game’s played fast enough, you could see two different fireworks displays in one night!

Plus, kids will get a chance to see Bob the Builder courtesy of McWane Science Center.

There’s bound to be more, but we just wanted to give you an idea of what’s available.


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