Happy Independence Day, Huntsville! We hope you’re able to spend some time celebrating with friends and family this weekend, and hope our weekly list of free/cheap local fun will help. So save us a burger and a sparkler and stay safe this 4th of July weekend!
- Our HUGE list of Fireworks & 4th Celebrations
- How to enjoy fireworks with kids
- Kids love this Tie-Dye Fireworks craft!
- How to get the baby asleep during fireworks
Keep in mind there are even MORE awesome things to do over on our full Event Calendar! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to level up your Summer… while you still can!
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Free & Cheap
- Biergarten – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- First Fridays on Main – Friday from 4-7 PM
- Friday Night Live – Friday from 5-8 PM
- Concerts in the Park – Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
- Concerts by the River in Decatur – Monday from 6-8 PM
4th of July Swim
Thursday from 11 AM – 8 PM
Cost: $5, members & under 3 years FREE
Chapman Pool | More Info
Spend the day cooling off at the pool – music, water games, & food are all available!
Stars & Stripes Forever (with Fireworks!)
Thursday from 2 – 10 PM
Dublin Park, Madison | More Info
Madison’s annual celebration includes water games, soccer, live music & entertainment, food vendors, and kid’s activities all day! A fireworks show will start around 9:00 PM. Shuttle over from Bob Jones High!
Spirit of America Festival & Fireworks
Thursday from 3 – 9 PM
Point Mallard Park, Decatur | More Info
Decatur throws one of the largest fireworks shows in North Alabama. Have fun all day with games & activities around POint Mallard Park, then enjoy the fireworks at dark!
The Camp Celebrates the 4th
Thursday from 4 – 10 PM
The Camp | More Info
Live music, good food, and a great vantage point to see the fireworks at the USSRC at nightfall!
Thursday from 9 AM – 5 PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Enjoy fun things inside the museum & grounds all day long, including a special patriotic Biergarten at 4PM! The Rocket Center will close at 7:30 to get ready for the fireworks show at 9:00 PM. Watch the show at your favorite vantage point, like Bridge Street or The Camp.
Village of Providence 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
July 4th at 7:00 PM, fireworks around 9:05 PM
Village of Providence | More Info
Live music by Jed Eye will take place on the lawn – no outside coolers allowed, but you’re encouraged to grab a bite & beverage from one of the many restaurants inside the Entertainment District. Fireworks begin around 9:05 PM.
… Even MORE Fireworks!
Thursday at various times
If none of the above places fit your festive patriotic needs, maybe one of these will…
Red, White, and BOOM in Athens
Smith Lake Fireworks & Music Festival
Fireworks in Guntersville
4th of July in Scottsboro
Athens Kiddie Carnival
Friday & Saturday from 6:30-930 PM
Cost: Rides are $.50 each
Athens Lions Club | More Info
A carnival just for kids? Yes, you heard us right and it is NOT TO BE MISSED. Seriously, read our review and you’ll be lining up!
Nab Some Fresh Produce
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ to shop
It’s blueberry & peach season in Alabama and you have three chances to pick up something fresh for your holiday BBQ.
Green Street Market – Thursday from 4-8 PM
Madison City Farmer’s Market – Saturday from 8AM – Noon
MidCity Market – Sunday from 2-6 PM
1818 Open Farm Day
Saturday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM
1818 Farms | More Info
Tour the farm, meet the animals, and see the famous flower truck!
VBAS Planetrium & Observatory
Saturday at 7:30 PM
VBAS Planetarium | More Info
Head up the mountain to see this original Huntsville planetarium and hear about the historic Apollo mission. You might even get to take a peak through a telescope!
Worth the Dinero
Friday at 7:30 PM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Kaleidoscope is playing tonight at Huntsville’s best concert venue with a view! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and a picnic. It’s one of our favorite live music events!
Rocket City Championship Wrestling
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