5 fun ways to celebrate the 4th of July in Huntsville

Fireworks Will Light Up Skies Across Alabama This Weekend. Photo Courtesy Of Owa.
Time to light up this 4th of July. Photo courtesy of OWA

If you’re looking for 4th of July fun in the Huntsville area, we’ve got you covered. From food to fireworks to family entertainment, you’ll want to be a part of these jam-packed Fourth celebrations.

1. Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

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Fireworks & Ballparks an American classic. Photo via Rocket City Trash Pandas

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Toyota Field and experience the Fireworks Spectacular. This patriotic event will include on-field activities, food trucks and live entertainment.

  • Location: Toyota Field-500 Trash Panda Way, Madison, AL 35758
  • Cost: $10 per person I Kids 2 & under free
  • Time: July 4 I 4-9PM
  • Tickets: here

2. Fourth of July Weekend at MidCity

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Watermelon carving contest to kick off the Fourth weekend. Photo via MidCity District

Get ready to party like its 1776, and join MidCity from July 2 to July 4 for a weekend long Independence Day celebration you won’t want to miss. There will be so much to do and see including a fireworks show, watermelon carving contest and farmer’s market.

Check out the schedule of events here.

  • Location: MidCity District-5901 University Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Cost: Free
  • Time: July 2-4

3. Red, White and Boom in Athens

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Shining bright with the Athen’s firework show. Photo via City of Athens.

Catch the Athens firework show near Athens stadium this Fourth of July for a perfect end to your Independence Day weekend. Parking is available surrounding the stadium, and guests are encouraged to stay in their vehicles while they enjoy the show.

  • Location: Athens High School, 100 Hwy. 31 North, Athens Alabama 35611 
  • Cost: Free
  • Time: July 4 I 8PM

4. WestFest

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Try a hot air balloon ride this Fourth of July. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bama Buzz

Head over to WestFest, hosted by West Hartselle Baptist Church, if you’re looking for something fun to do on the Fourth before dark. You’ll find hot air balloon rides, live music and an inflatable kids zone at this festival. Food Trucks will also be on-site with all the good eats, so grab a blanket or chair and enjoy.

  • Location: 1640 Main St W, Hartselle, AL 35640
  • Cost: Free
  • Time: July 4 I 4-6PM

5. Fireworks over Lake Guntersville

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Keep calm and sparkle on with fireworks over the lake at Guntersville. Photo via City of Guntersville Alabama

Less than an hour drive from downtown Huntsville, you will find a firework show reflected beautifully over Lake Guntersville on the Fourth of July. You can see this show from several places along the lake, but the best spot for viewing is listed in the location below.

  • Location: 1130 Sunset Drive and along Lurleen B. Wallace Drive
  • Cost: Free
  • Time: July 4 I 9PM

What are your 4th of July plans around Huntsville? Tag us @thebamabuzz to let us know!

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