It’s almost time to break out your best red, white and blue apparel and celebrate the 4th of July! To make planning a bit easier, we’ve gathered all the local events, celebrations and fireworks, in one place. Happy 4th of July!
Your guide to 4th of July 2013 Events in Huntsville AL & Beyond
Here are the 4th of July 2013 events in Huntsville AL (and expanding to the Tennessee Valley). We’ve gathered each event’s time, location, cost (if known), whether fireworks will be happening and a short summary of the happenings at the events. To learn event more about the events, click on the event name.
Location: U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Space and Rocket Center website
Details: Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for Huntsville’s largest fireworks display and July 4th celebration! Bring the whole family and enjoy delicious food, patriotic entertainment, and breathtaking fireworks. Activities include:
- Kid’s zone activities: building paper rockets, a moon bounce and Lady Liberty Live shows
- Enjoy the Rocket Park activities (G-Force, Space Shot and Kids Cosmos) at no additional charge
- Get your picture taken with TOPPS and RamJet, the mascots at the USSRC
- Live entertainment from the 274th Army Materiel Command Band
Note: If you want to go early and enjoy the USSR, kids 12 and under get in FREE all day (regular business hours) on July 4!
Details: Before rockets glare and fireworks are in the air, declare your right to have some science fun with red, white and blue experiments and activities at the Sci-Quest Red, White and Fun Celebration. Learn why fireworks are different colors and make an explosive fireworks hat. See an eruption of patriotic foam in red, white and blue. Plus everyone will get a free ice cream sandwich during 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Details: The Annual City of Madison July 4th Celebration will include fun for all ages! Children and Adults of all ages can enjoy sliding down the Giant Slide, Climb the Mountain or try to find their way through the 70 ft Obstacle Course. When you get too hot….take a splash down the the 62 ft Water Slide or sit underneath the giant Tent in the shade and listen to the great music provided by local bands. Food vendors will be onsite during the event. Plus a fireworks show at 9pm.
Details: The Spirit of America Festival includes children’s activities, entertainment, food, games, music, the Miss Point Mallard Pageant and fireworks. One of the defining activities of the festival is the annual Spirit of America Awards Ceremony in which special honorees receive awards commending their outstanding service and sacrifice for their county and their fellow man.
Location: Goose Pond Colony
Details: Head to Goose Pond Colony for a 4th of July on the River packed with music, entertainment, a huge boat parade, food, and the BIG Fireworks Show at the Amphitheater.
Date: Saturday July 6th
Location: Guntersville City Harbor
Address: 201 Blount Avenue Guntersville
Details: All boaters are welcome to participate in the 2013 Annual Fourth of July Patriotic Boat Parade. The parade route will take the participating boats along Guntersville harbor and Kiwanis pier.
Looking for fireworks this 4th of July? Here’s all the places in the area having fireworks. Some are stand alone, while others are in conjunction with other celebrations. Unless otherwise noted, all fireworks displays will start at 9pm. For details, click on location name.
- Lake Guntersville
- U.S. Space and Rocket Center
- Goose Pond Colony
- Spirit of America Festival
- City of Madison
NOTE: There will NOT be fireworks at Bridge Street this year.
It may seem like Our Valley Events has a gianormous team of employees but believe or not, there are only 2 of us! And we work extremely hard to make sure our calendar of events is up to date and is the most comprehensive list of events in North Alabama. In fact, we go out and find the information for most of the events you see on our calendar.