4th of July Events Guide

our valley events 4th of july 2013 events guideIt’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.

4th of july at us space and rocket center4th of July at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Time: 6-10pm
Location: U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cost: $20
Purchase Tickets
Fireworks? Yes
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!

Red White and Fun

red white and fun 4th of july events in huntsville Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Sci-Quest
Cost: Free admission all day to military personnel – active and retired – and their families.
Fireworks? No

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.

City of Madison Celebration and Fireworks

fireworks at city of madisonTime: 2-10pm
Location: Dublin Memorial Park
Fireworks? Yes

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.

Spirit of America Festival

spirit of america festivalTime: 4-10:30pm
Location: Point Mallard Park
Fireworks? Yes

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.

4th of July on the Tennessee Rivergoose pond colony 4th of july

Time: 6-11pm
Location: Goose Pond Colony
Cost: Free
Fireworks? Yes

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.

2013 Annual Fourth of July Patriotic Boat Parade

Date: Saturday July 6th
Time: 2-5pm
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.


4th of july fireworks in huntsvilleLooking 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.

NOTE: There will NOT be fireworks at Bridge Street this year.

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  1. Mike Rice says

    Though there will not be fireworks at Bridgestreet, will you be able to see the Space and Rocket Center fireworks from Bridgestreet?