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4th of July In The Heart of Alabama

Here’s a look at some of the fun, family-friendly events happening this 4th of July in the Heart of Alabama!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
BLOUNT CULTURAL PARK
Celebrate Independence Day at Blount Cultural Park. Begining at 6pm there will be music from Cam and Company.  Food and Beverage vendors and Fireworks. Bring blankets, chairs, and picnics. Fireworks at 9. This event is FREE and open to the public.

THURSDAY, JULY 4
MONTGOMERY ZOO &
MANN WILDLIFE LEARNING MUSEUM

Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are OPEN July 4, Independence Day, 9am – 5pm, last admission at 4pm, major animal exhibits begin closing at 4:30pm. We will be OPEN the entire holiday weekend. Join us for a wildlife adventure like none other.

MONTGOMERY BISCUITS
Fourth of July weekend is going to be great at Riverwalk Stadium! We begin this Thursday, July 4th with our Independence Day Celebration & Tank Top Giveaway presented by Alfa Insurance to the first 1,000 fans 15+! Then on Friday we will celebrate Bicentennial Night with post game MAX Fireworks! Saturday is Beach Night & MAX Fireworks, followed by Sunday’s Lil Crumbs Dress Like a Player Sock Giveaway & Bark in the Park. There’s no better way to spend the Fourth of July Weekend than at a Biscuits game!

TOWN OF PIKE ROAD
The Town of Pike Road is excited to host its annual SummerFest Fourth of July Celebration again this year on Thursday, July 4, at The Waters off Marler Road (201 Waters View Drive). All are invited to join us for an evening of family-friendly fun! Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the fun begins at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy live music from Brandon Self and the Outlaw Revival. Food will be available for purchase, but coolers are welcome. Call (334) 272-9883 for more information.

4TH OF JULY PARADE AUTAUGA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
This year’s 4th of July Parade theme is “30 Years of Fireworks” The parade beings at 9:00 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and will end at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Float participants are encouraged to decorate their entries with patriotic colors. Children on bikes, tricycles and scooters are also invited to participate in this family-fun parade. Grand marshals will be the men that fired the first fireworks.

FIREWORKS AT STANLEY JENSEN STADIUM
The annual fireworks presentation will be held at Stanley Jensen stadium. Gates open at 6pm with a concert by the band “ESTABLISHED.” A children’s area with inflatable slides and bounce houses will also be on site. Fireworks begin at dark. The admission to this spectacular event is FREE and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. NO pets, candles or bottles allowed. Gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks start at dark.

WETUMPKA 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION  
Come to Gold Star park to enjoy a FREE Fireworks Show at 8:30 p.m.

4TH OF JULY BOAT PARADE ALEXANDER CITY
Decorate your boat and join the patriotic crowd at Kowaliga Marina as boats of all sizes, shapes and decoration “parade” from Kowaliga Marina to Children’s Harbor circling just past the lighthouse. Spectators line the shoreline along the parade route to applaud their favorite patriotically decorated boats and contestants.

ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AUBURN
Celebrate Independence Day with the entire Auburn Community, Auburn Parks and Recreation and Briggs and Stratton! Enjoy great food, live music, free goodies courtesy of Briggs and Stratton, and THE best fireworks display in the entire area! Gates open at 6 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 7 p.m.; Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. The rain date is Tuesday, July 5th. The FREE celebration will be held behind the Home Side of the Duck Samford Football Stadium.

FIREWORKS CRUISE HARRIOTT II
Come enjoy a cruise down the Alabama River to help celebrate the 4th of July. This cruise will include a fireworks display over the Riverfront, live entertainment, concessions and a cash bar. Cruises rain or shine. Tickets are final sale. All seating is General Admission.**Fireworks will be displayed promptly at the end of the Montgomery Biscuits baseball game.

FRIDAY, JULY 5
LOWER DEXTER PATRIOTIC CRUISE-IN 

The Patriotic Cruise-In on First Friday car show is coming to Lower Dexter on July 5, at 5:30 p.m. The Lower Dexter Cruise-Ins are the first Friday of the month from May to October and will feature specific car clubs and sponsors for each event. July’s featured car club is the Capitol City Corvette Club. The lower block of Dexter Ave. will be closed off once the featured vehicles are in place. Several local restaurants on the block will be open including Momma Goldberg’s, FRIOS Pops, Cuco’s Mexican Café and others.

CAPRI THEATRE “PAVAROTTI”
Even people who don’t know opera have heard Pavarotti. You’ve heard him in movie soundtracks, you’ve heard him on the news. Even if you don’t know it’s him, you’ve heard his voice. And now, following his Beatles documentary, Ron Howard has turned his sights on opera superstar Pavarotti. Intimate and inspiring, we’ve got yet another moving music documentary for you to enjoy. See www.capritheatre.orgfor show times.

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