Independence Day in Alabama

The most patriotic time of the year is upon us. Whether you have travel plans or choose to stay local this Independence Day, make time to check out one of Alabama’s many great fireworks shows. Find details on where to celebrate the Fourth of July in Alabama below. Looking for some patriotic gear for the weekend? Click here to check out our new summer gear.

Thunder On The Mountain

Thunder on the Mountain has long been one of Alabama’s largest Independence Day celebrations. The decades-long tradition will light up the sky over Vulcan beginning at 9PM. The fireworks display will last 20 minutes and feature a choreographed musical soundtrack of classic patriotic favorites and new music.

Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day in Florence at the Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration! Enjoy live music from locally and nationally-known musicians all day, food from vendors on site, and activities for the entire family.  Cap off your Independence Day celebration with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will once again host the city’s largest fireworks display, beginning at 9PM. Head to the center 9AM-5PM to enjoy special, family-friendly patriotic activities during regular museum hours. Special events include performances by Redstone Arsenal’s Army Materiel Command Band as well as special activities to celebrate America’s return to Jupiter.  NASA’s Juno spacecraft begins its Jupiter Orbital Insertion maneuver in preparation to capture incredible images of Milky Way’s Gas Giant for the first time in 16 years.

USS Alabama

Celebrate Independence Day at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile with a night of patriotic music, picnicking and fireworks beginning at 5PM. Enjoy live music by the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band, concessions on-site from The Galley, and fireworks beginning at 9PM.

Have a happy 4th of July from Alabama Outdoors!

Sloss Music & Arts Fest In-Store Giveaway


Festival season is here, gear up with the Sloss Fest Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win 2 FREE tickets to Sloss Music and Arts Festival an a Festival prize Pack consisting of a pair of Teva sandals, an ENO hammock and straps, SMITH sunglasses!Sloss Fest is an outdoor music festival that takes place in Birmingham July 16th and 17th. Sloss Fest is in its 2nd year and includes headliners such as Death Cab for Cutie, Fitz & the Tantrums, Ryan Adams,  Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and over 30 other bands.

Enter for a chance to win 2 FREE tickets to Sloss Music and Arts Festival an a Festival prize Pack consisting of a pair of Teva sandals, an ENO hammock and straps, SMITH sunglasses! Head to your local Birmingham Alabama Outdoors and sign up for a chance to win. Signup in stores only, winner will be announced on July 8th, 2016.

Good luck!

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The WindPouch Inflatable Hammock

The WindPouch Inflatable Hammock is a portable, inflatable lounger for land or water.


It features a phone pouch, bottle strap, carabiner bottle opener, and more!


The WindPouch comes in its own easy-transport bag, and includes a metal stake to hold the pouch in place when not in use. Learn how to inflate your WindPouch with the instructional video below:

Grab one for the weekend! Shop the WindPouch in stores or online now!

Party on the Porch – July 2016


Join us for our third Party on the Porch event of the summer benefiting the Freshwater Land Trust–a local nonprofit organization whose mission is the acquisition and stewardship of lands that enhance water quality and preserve open space.

We will have live music from local band, the Jason Bailey Trio, delicious food from Cantina on Wheels and refreshing local draft beer from Avondale Brewing Company, available in a $10 collectible cup!

Bendy’s Cookies & Cream will be joining us with delicious homemade ice cream, cookies, and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches!

We will also be raffling away awesome items from The North Face, as well as TWO general admission passes to Sloss Music & Arts Festival! Drop your name in our raffle box at Party on the Porch, and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win. Winner will be announced at 7:15PM—you must be present to win!

Invite your friends to Party on the Porch, we had so much fun last time and hope to see you again! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome!

Click here to RSVP.

Gifts for Graduates

Graduation season has arrived. Celebrate your graduate’s success with the gifts he or she really wants. Whether they’re celebrating a high school or college graduation, we have the perfect gift for every grad.

For the Life of the Party: Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell


Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell

A water resistant, dust proof, and shock proof Bluetooth speaker ready to go wherever. Strap it to a backpack, bring it to a party, or listen in the dorm. This is the ultimate speaker for a good time.

For the New Student: Arbor Highground Skateboard


Arbor Highgrond Skateboard

Make transportation on campus a breeze with the an Arbor Skateboard. The a Certified Arbor Complete board is a fully assembled skateboard that uses select, high-end components that complement the performance and geometry of each of Arbor’s shapes.

For the Explorer: Go Pro Hero4 Black Edition

GoPro Hero4

GoPro Hero4

The Go Pro Hero4 is the most advanced Go Pro ever. It will give your grad the ability to capture their favorite experiences, and then some. Time lapse video, auto low light, professional audio performance and built in wifi are just a few of the camera’s awesome new specs. With this camera, your grad will be ready for parties with friends, weekends out on the trail and any other adventure that gets thrown their way.

For the Outdoorsman: YETI Hopper Field Tan

hopper tan

The virtually indestructible soft-sided YETI cooler will take your grad from a weekend away, to a tailgate, party, and everywhere in between with ease. Available in various sizes, the coolers hold superior can capacity, or for food, water and much more. Choose from various sizes in Field Tan and or Grey.

For the Traveler: Filson Travel Kit

Filson Travel Kit

Filson Travel Kit

Whether stashed away in the dorm room or packed up for a business trip, the Filson Travel Kit is the perfect toiletry case for short or long getaways. 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 a staple travel piece.

For the Adventurous: The YETI Ramble Bottle


YETI Rambler Bottle

The YETI Bottle was designed with for beer, water, tea–whatever. The handy loop top makes for easy transportation. Double wall vacuum insulation keeps contents icy cold for up to 24 hours, and steaming hot for up to 12 hours.


Make your graduate’s day extra memorable with the perfect gift. Stop by Alabama Outdoors to grab the gifts that are sure to delight your grad.

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