Celebrating the 4th of July | Community Spirit
For me the 4th of July is about one thing: FIREWORKS! Plain and simple. I mean, obluously it's about celebrating the birth of our nation. I am not in any way discounting that. I'm talking about the celebration part of the holiday.
And what better, more all American way is there to celebrate than with FIREWORKS?? They are pleasing to the eye (which is pleasing to the female demographic) and good and loud (pleasing to the male demographic) so everybody is happy. What more could you want?
But where to go see such a display in Huntsville this 4th?
There just so happen to be MANY places:
- US Space and Rocket Center: $20 per car
- Henagar Park: $2
- Huntsville Stars: $8 (regular admission)
- Dublin Park: Cost: Free
- Goose Pond Colony: Free
- Lake Guntersville: Free
- Point Mallard Park: Free
But you be asking what should you do during the day before the fireworks? That is a lot of time...
Before you say "there's nothing to do..." (which is simply a ridicous notion) let me give you some options. If you still want to say, there is nothing to do, then I say you are just too picky. Because there really is plenlty to do. You just have to know where to look. And I've done all the heavy lifting for you! I've gathered all the events up and put them into a list.
Got kids? Here's some fun day time activites the little ones might enjoy:
Fishin’ on the 4th: (Bridge Street Town Center, 11 am – 1 pm) A free kids fishing rodeo taking place on the west side of Bridge Street’s Lake for kids up to age fifteen.
Wacky Wednesday: (Huntsville Botanical Garden, 12 – 1pm ) A patriotic activities designed to engage children between the ages of four and ten.
Red, White and Fun (Sci-Quest, 1-4pm) Learn why fireworks are different colors, make an explosive fireworks hat and see an eruption of patriotic foam in red, white and blue.
Cost: Included with general admission. All military families – active and retired – will receive free admission all day
Family Events 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Display (Dublin Park, 2 – 10pm) Dublin park will have activities for the whole family throughout the afternoon, ending with fireworks at dark.
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza (The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 6-10pm) The U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosts Huntsville's largest fireworks display and July 4th celebration. Get your picture taken with Lady Liberty, build your own rocket and even experience Space Shot and more!
Cost: $20 fee per vehicle (passenger vehicles only; buses and extended vehicles are not allowed) and a parking pass will be provided.
Celebrate with the Huntsville Stars (Joe Davis Stadium, Gates open at 5:30pm) Huntsville Stars 4th of July game against Chattanooga Lookouts includes kids run the bases post-game, bingo for first 500 fans, and fireworks.
4th of July on the Tennessee River (Goose Pond Colony, 6-11pm) Goose Pond Colony's 4th of July celebration will feature live music, a huge boat parade, food and a fireworks show.
Fireworks Over Lake Guntersville (Lake Guntersville, 9pm) A stunning over-the-lake fireworks display is the biggest in North Alabama. Head out on the water (or Civitan Park) to enjoy this amazing display.
Spirit of America Festival (July 3-4, times vary)Find the complete festival schedule on their website. All events at Point Mallard Park
Independence Day Celebration in Fort Payne (July 3rd, Fort Payne High School football stadium, 6pm) The City of Fort Payne invites you to a wonderful celebration with free hot dogs, soft drinks, American flags, live entertainment, and a fantastic fireworks display. Event takes place at the Fort Payne High School football stadium and begins at dusk.
30th annual Sand Mountain Potato Festival (Henagar Park, 10am) The 30th annual Sand Mountain Potato Festival offers a car and motorcycle show, pony rides, arts and crafts fair, parade, horseshoe tournament, live entertainment, and children’s games and inflatables along with a variety of potato entrees and side dishes.
Cost: Admission is free, parking $2 per vehicle