The Fourth of July in Alabama

The most patriotic time of the year is upon us. Whether you have travel plans or a staycation this holiday, make time to check out one of Alabama’s many great fireworks shows. Don your festive gear, grab your family and friends, and head out to one of our state’s many spectacular fireworks shows! Find details on where to celebrate the Fourth of July in Alabama below.

Oak Mountain’s Fire on the Water


Oak Mountain fireworks

Oak Mountain Fire on the Water

For those of you who are looking for a sneak-peak fireworks preview or want to celebrate all weekend long, Oak Mountain State Park has you covered. This July 3rd, the Park has prepared an evening of music, food, water sports, beer, and fireworks over Double Oaks Lake.

Activities will begin around 6PM, and an entrance fee of just $5 per carload gets you in! Enjoy food from McAlister’s Deli, Dreamland BBQ, popsicles from Frios and more. And don’t forget, the 32nd Annual Rick Melanson Peavine Falls Run will take place at 7AM on July 4th.

Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center Fireworks Extravaganza


Huntsville Fireworks

Huntsville Fireworks

Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be hosting the city’s largest fireworks display. Arrive as early as 6PM and join in the many planned activities for the evening. There will be a Kid’s Zone with activities ranging from building paper rockets, to a moon bounce, face painting and even chalk art as well as activities at Rocket Park.

The USSRC mascots TOPPS and RamJet will be on-site for photos, and the Army Materiel Command Big Bang Brass Band will provide live entertainment from 6-9PM. No outside food or beverages are allowed, but there are plenty of classic American meals available for purchase. Each vehicle parking pass is only $20 so you can bring the whole family in for fun and fireworks, but keep in mind you’ll need to purchase your pass in advance.

Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium and Riverfront Amphitheater


Fireworks over Montgomery

Fireworks over Montgomery

With these two prime viewing locations nestled side by side on the scenic Alabama River, you’re sure to enjoy this year’s Fourth of July MAX Fireworks Spectacular. Head inside of the Riverwalk Stadium to catch the hometown favorite Montgomery Biscuits baseball team as they take on the Biloxi Shuckers starting at 6:35PM, or walk over to the Riverfront Amphitheater to indulge in music from the Sweet Young ‘Uns.

These two events will come to a close with the MAX Fireworks Spectacular debuting immediately after the baseball game. You’ll be celebrating properly with either one of these two exciting events located in downtown Montgomery.

Mobile’s USS Alabama Battleship Park


USS Alabama Fireworks

USS Alabama Fireworks

Celebrate the 4th of July with the historic USS Alabama. There will be live music, food trucks and an amazing fireworks display beginning at 9PM. Gates open at 4PM and admission is $5 per carload.

Florence’s 34th Spirit of Freedom Celebration


Fireworks over Florence

Fireworks over Florence

Head to Florence for a massive 4th of July party taking place right on the banks of the Tennessee River. More than a fireworks display, the full day of live music, food and fireworks has something for the whole family.

Music begins at 1PM with a new band playing every hour until 9PM when the fireworks begin. You won’t want to miss the largest fireworks display in North Alabama!

Birmingham’s Thunder on the Mountain 2015 at Vulcan Park & Museum


Thunder On The Mountain

Thunder On The Mountain

Birmingham’s Thunder on the Mountain has consistently remained one of the state’s largest and most viewed fireworks displays. The free show will begin at 9PM to a soundtrack that embodies classic American patriotism mixed with some popular music. The event is free to the public, lasts about 20 minutes, and will go on—rain or shine!

However you choose to spend your Fourth of July, remember to stay safe! Looking for the perfect patriotic outfit? Click here for our list of patriotic gear.

Fourth of July Gear

The Fourth of July is the epitome of summer festivities across the nation, with parades, parties and fireworks taking place from dawn well into the evening. Whether you choose to spend your Fourth of July relaxing near a body of water, hanging around town, or at a party with friends, we have the gear to keep you looking patriotic all day long. Celebrate the most patriotic day of the year in style with Fourth of July gear from Alabama Outdoors.

Out on the Water


Represent the red, white and blue with our Flag Tee. Grab yours while you can, these shirts are a limited edition print! Patagonia Baggies are perfect for a day on the water – throw them on over any swimsuit, or wear them as swimsuit alternative with their quick-dry mesh liner and 50+ UPF protection. Top it all off with the most patriotic hat around— the red, white and blue Patagonia ’73 Logo Roger That Hat.

Backyard Party


Headed to a backyard party or nice dinner? Maintain your patriotic attire with the Patagonia P6 Piqué Polo. The polo is made of a cool-wearing, easy-care organic cotton piqué fabric that keeps you comfortable even after hours in the July heat. Pair with Patagonia All-Wear Shorts and the Hamilton Eye Driver from Sperry for a truly patriotic outfit.

Out on the Water


The Alabama Outdoors cotton tank is perfect worn over a bikini, and Patagonia Barely Baggies are a lightweight essential to throw on before wake-boarding, tubing or any other water activity. Keep your sunscreen, sunglasses and other essentials handy with the Patagonia Atom Sling.

Backyard Party


Look pretty and patriotic in the Toad & Co. Allisa dress. Keep up the theme with the super comfortable and highly versatile classic canvas shoe from Superga. With an extra strong, fully breathable cotton upper, the lightweight canvas shoe will keep you comfortable all day long. Finish off your look with a beaded bar bracelet from Nakamol and the leather and canvas Fairmount Crossbody from United by Blue.

The Essentials


Wherever you choose to spend your holiday, keep the patriotic tunes flowing all day. The ultra-portable Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 is perfect for backyard hanging and the Boom Swimmer waterproof speaker is essential for kicking back in the water. Keep your beer, water or sweet tea ice-cold in the July heat with the YETI Rambler—a cup over-engineered to hold ice and frost for hours on end. And don’t forget the GoPro Hero4 to capture all the Fourth of July fun and fireworks.

Celebrate independence in style with patriotic gear from Alabama Outdoors. Products available in stores or online while supplies last. (Limited quantities available. Selection varies by location; see store for details.)


Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a Gift from Alabama Outdoors

Father’s Day is just days away, and finding the perfect gift is crucial. Instead of buying another boring tie this year, celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a gift he will actually use. Whether your dad loves to hike, fish, travel, or anything in-between, we have the perfect gifts for the Father’s on your list.

For the Life of the Party


Hydro Flask Growler, Bottle and Pint

Hydro Flask Growler, Bottle and Pint

No matter your dad’s favorite cold or hot beverage, make sure it stays the perfect temperature to the last drop. Outside Magazine recently named the Hydro Flask True Pint THE number one pint glass around, and it’s not hard to see why. The 16 ounce stainless steel cup keeps drinks ice cold or steaming hot for hours on end.

Why not pair the pint with the perfect growler?  The Hydro Flask Growler was designed with beer in mind, but doubles perfectly as a coffee carafe, water jug or whatever else your dad loves to sip on. The double wall vacuum insulation keeps contents icy cold for up to 24 hours, and steaming hot for up to 12 hours, assuring the party never dies.




For the Fisherman


The Royal Robbins Field Guide Vest is perfect for the fisherman in your life. Its 17 pockets, UPF 30+ protection and quick-dry material make it the best option for a day spent out on the water. Pair it with AFTCO Fishing Shorts and the ExOfficio Reef Runner Shirt for a full fishing outfit. A YETI Tundra Cooler will keep his fish cold and collected for hours (or days) on end.

For the Golfer


The Patagonia All-Wear shorts are perfect for a day spent on the golf course. The organic cotton shorts come with flat-front chino styling and plenty of pockets for tees, spare golf balls, his driving glove, and divot repair tool. Pair them with the American handmade Coastal Cotton Traditional Belt, the breathable Mountain Khaki Patio Polo, and a new Filson Chino Cap, a rugged and breathable twill hat that will last through multiple hot afternoons and rounds on the course.

For the Hiker or Camper


Appalachian Trail Gear

Appalachian Trail Gear

Your dad will love to represent the Appalachian Trail in this moisture-wicking shirt. The trademarked A.T. diamond trail marker is on the back of a synthetic DriRelease fabric  shirt that has all the wicking qualities today’s hikers seek with a comfortable, traditional feel.

LEKI Makalu Antishock Trekking Poles are some of the best poles around. With their with comfortable cork grips and lightweight anti-shock shafts, these trekking poles will quickly become his hiking must-have.





For the Traveler


The North Face Base Camp Duffel is not your average bag. The duffel is resilient enough to be roughed around in-flight, or tossed in the back of the car for a quick vacation. Filson’s water-repellent, fully-lined Travel Kit is the perfect case for short or long trips. Stuff the kit with toiletries, or roll and pack it away for extra storage. With features like leather accents, a rustproof brass zipper, and multiple stow pockets, this kit is sure to become his staple travel piece.

Give your dad the most advanced GoPro to date, the Hero4. With time lapse video, auto low light, professional audio performance and built in Wi-Fi, he’ll be able to capture all of his adventures.


Don’t forget to make some memories with Dad this year. This weekend, put your phone away, get outside and explore, fish, go for a hike, catch a movie, or whatever your dad loves.

Don’t forget to shop the Father’s Day Sale in stores and online now through June 21st for some great deals on the things dads love! Products available in stores or online while supplies last. (Limited quantities available. Selection varies by location; see store for details.)

Think your dad is the best? Celebrate dad this Father’s Day by sharing a photo and a brief explanation of why your dad is awesome! The entry with the most votes by June 19th wins an awesome Alabama Outdoors prize pack consisting of a $100 AO Gift Card, a YETI 20oz Rambler and an AO T-Shirt! Click here to enter.