So, What is there to do on July 4th in the Huntsville area? Of course, on the day our city celebrates the independence of our great country, we want to see what most cities want to see – fireworks! With that in mind, here are my suggestions for the top things to do in the Huntsville area this July 4th weekend – including 4th of July fireworks in Huntsville, Decatur, and Madison!
Huntsville Stars Independence Day Celebration – Huntsville, Alabama
As usual, this year will provide a chance to catch some minor league baseball action and celebrate our nation’s independence after the game. However, due to the fact that the Huntsville Stars play on the road July 4th, their Independence Day Celebration will take place on July 3rd this year. Fireworks will begin after the game courtesy of Comcast. It also happens to be Costco night at Joe Davis Stadium. If you bring your Costco membership card you’ll receive 50% off your ticket purchase! So it isn’t exactly July 4th yet, but make it a weekend celebration and you’ll get to see fireworks galore beginning at the Stars game on July 3rd.
4th of July Celebration at Dublin Park – Madison, Alabama
Madison Parks and Recreation will be kicking things off this year at Dublin Park beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continuing through the night with a fireworks display at dark. Activities will include a live band, The Shakes, performing from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Also, children will enjoy inflatables and vendors will be on hand providing food and snacks. For more on this event, call Dublin Park at 256.772.9300.
The Spirit of America Festival - Decatur, Alabama
Deemed one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Spirit of America Festival is embarking on its 44th year of festivities. This 4th of July celebration in Decatur is all about three words – food, fun, and fireworks. It all starts on July 2nd and goes through July 4th. Things kick off on July 4th with bike parade registration at noon followed by a flag raising at 12:30 p.m. Activities like cheerleading and gymnastics exhibitions, live music, children’s areas, and Miss Point Mallard pageants continue throughout the day with the event being capped off by fireworks at 10:00 p.m. That’s great for folks who may want to catch the Madison fireworks at dark and then head over to Decatur for round two! Also, three awards will be given to our serviceman for their outstanding service to our country during the Spirit of America award ceremony. This festival is truly an all day, patriotic event. For more details and a schedule of events, check them out online at spiritofamericafestival.com and on facebook.
So there you have it. Three places to enjoy 4th of July fireworks in Huntsville, Madison, and Decatur. What makes this year great for fireworks? Due to scheduling, you can see all three fireworks displays if you plan it right. Stay safe and have a great 4th of July weekend!