The July 4th holiday weekend marks the “unofficial” mid-point of the summer holidays. July 4th fireworks in the South are popular with families and gatherings of friends. Here is a list of popular spots throughout the South to catch some incredible firework celebrations:
Birmingham’s Thunder on the Mountain Fireworks Show is a hometown favorite. For decades, this fireworks show has been lighting up the night above Birmingham’s storied iron monument, Vulcan. Vulcan Park closes at 6 p.m., and because fireworks are launched from the park, visitors are encouraged to find a spot in the neighborhoods of Homewood, Vestavia Hills, or Mountain Brook to watch the show.
Enjoy your fireworks riverside in Savannah, Georgia at the River Street Fourth of July Celebration. Live music, family activities, and plenty of great seafood abounds on the shore of the Savannah River. Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket, and grab a prime spot along the riverfront to watch the fireworks display, which begins at 9:30 p.m.
The skies over the historic New Orleans Riverfront glow with holiday flares each year during the Go 4th on the River Independence Day Celebration. This event features the annual Dueling Barges Fireworks Display over the Mississippi River, in which fireworks explosions are choreographed to patriotic songs. Be sure to bring your radio to the riverfront, and tune in to hear the music and see the show.
The City of Oxford unites with the Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette County and the University of Mississippi for the Annual LOU 4th of July Community Celebration to benefit Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, Inc. The celebration begins on the 4th with a 5k run on the Oxford town square and continues with music and games for the kids in the Grove at Ole Miss. Music and fireworks in Oxford University Stadium wrap up the days festivities.
Want to spend Independence Day on a historic warship? Patriots Point, home of the USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, hosts their annual Fourth of July Fireworks Blast this year and invites participants to board the USS Yorktown and enjoy live music and an unforgettable fireworks show. Be sure to purchase a ticket if you want to join the onboard festivities, but it is free to enjoy the show from land nearby.
Nashville is the place to be for great music and Fourth of July fireworks. Sheryl Crow is headlining this year’s Music City July 4th Celebration, plus a host of other guests and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Between the free concert, family events, and enormous fireworks display, there is something for everyone in Music City this Fourth of July. You won’t want to miss this one.