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July 2nd, Saturday, City of Alabaster will host "Celebrate America" celebration at Kinwood Baptist Church at Veterans Park in Alabaster.  Event will be from 6 - 9:30 p.m. A movie will be played in the park with fireworks to follow. The event is free to the public.

July 4th, Monday, Downtown Homewood beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Fun family atmosphere with rides, inflatables and an interactive DJ creates a festive atmosphere as we close down the streets in Downtown Homewood to celebrate our nation's birthday. All proceeds from the festival go to the Homewood Park HEAT Group. For more information contact Mike Sullivan at 332-6709.

July 4th, Monday, Trussville Freedom Celebration, 6 - 9 p.m., On the Mall in the historic downtown Trussville.

July 4, Monday, Alexander City 4th of July Blast Concert and Fireworks Show at Kowaliga Marina On Lake Martin. Presented by Russell Lands On Lake Martin. Event features a benefit concert at The Amp, followed by the largest fireworks display in the southeast. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., concert starts at 6, and fireworks at 9. Concert tickets are available through Ticketmaster, the Adventure Center at Russell Crossroads and at the gate. 6-10 p.m. For more information call 256-212-1479 or log onto www.lmat.org. The event is free to the public

July 4th, Monday, 4th of July Flag Making & Parade 205-620-2520. Admission charged. Campground Pavilion @ Oak Mountain State Park--Join us on Monday, July 4th to make flags or other patriotic crafts, then as we parade through the campground. 10 a.m.

July 4th, Monday All American Celebration in Guntersville at Lake Guntersville. Fireworks over Lake Guntersville start at 9 p.m... For more information call 256-582-3612.

July 4th, Monday, Alexander City, Boat Parade at Kowaliga Marina on Lake Martin off Hwy 63. Presented by Russell Lands. Decorate your watercraft with all the patriotic fun you can find. Event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m... For more information call 256-212-1479.

July 4th, Monday, Cherokee 4th of July Celebration 3758 Old Lee Hwy. Street dance, live music, arts and crafts, food and a great fireworks display. Starts at 10 a.m. until.

July 4th, Monday, Gadsden, Gadsden-Etowah Patriot's Association Independence Day Celebration downtown with fireworks on the banks of the Coosa River. Event starts at 9 p.m... For more information call 256-467-6360.

July 4th, Monday, Montevallo, Independence Day Celebration at American Village. Patriotic daylong celebration honoring veterans and celebrating American independence in the style of 1776 with music, dancing, dramatic historical interpretation, food, and fun activities for children. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show. For more information call 665-3535 or log onto www. Americanvillage.org.

July 4th, Monday, Montgomery, Independence Day at Old Alabama Town. Admission charged. Old Alabama Town--Spend the holiday learning how early Alabamians of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama. Open for self-guided tours 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Call 1-888-240-1850 for more information or visit our website at www.oldalabamatown.com <http://www.oldalabamatown.com>.

July 4th, Monday, Gulf Shores, Independence Day at Old Alabama Town 9 a.m. To 3 p.m... Spend the holiday learning how early Alabamians of all backgrounds lived and worked in Central Alabama. Call 1-888-240-1850 for more information or visit our website at www.oldalabamatown.com <http://www.oldalabamatown.com>.

July 4th, Monday, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa July Jubilee at Sokol Park. A family-oriented patriotic celebration featuring old-fashioned games such sack races and balloon tosses, face painting and other fun activities, live entertainment, food, fun and fireworks choreographed to music. 6-9 p.m...

July 4th, Monday, Centre, Pruett's Fireworks at Pruett's Fish Camp. 28th annual fireworks display start at 9 p.m... For more information call 256-475-3571 or log onto www.pruettsfishcamp.com.

July 4th, Monday, Cullman, Smith Lake Park Independence Day Festival all-day entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, fireworks show over the water, camping, swimming, water slide, putt-putt golf and much more. For more information call 256-734-0454 or log onto www.cullmancountyparks.com.

July 4th, Monday, Birmingham, Thunder on the Mountain: 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9.pm... Vulcan Park and Museum will be open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. for visitors, however at 6 p.m., the park will close to the public. At this time, the entire park grounds and parking lots will be cleared out and closed for safety purposes. Prime viewing locations include Southside, 5 Points South, downtown Homewood, UAB campus, Mountain Brook, among others. For more information log onto www.visitvulcan.com.

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