Go Red, White, and Blue: 4th of July in Shelby County

Published: June 3, 2024

Shelby County is a great place to get out and enjoy our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July holiday. With great weather and amazing scenery, getting outdoors and celebrating  Independence Day is something that people of all ages enjoy. Dive into the list below to find the perfect events to attend this Fourth of July! 

Go Red, White, and Blue: Independence Day  in Shelby County 

There are plenty of activities throughout our outstanding community for the 4th of July. From festivals to fireworks shows, there is something here for everyone. Go and check out some of these great Shelby County events as you celebrate this national holiday!

First Friday – Independence Day Fireworks in Calera

Thursday, July 4, 2024

The Calera Main Street has once again kicked off its First Friday festivals, held each Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm throughout the summer in the Calera Courtyard. Enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks as you browse the gifts and creations of local vendors and artists. Aimed at helping people discover historic downtown Calera and the shops and vendors located there, this festival is always fun for everyone in the whole family. Join the fun for a special First Friday that will actually be held on a Thursday—July 4. TNT Fireworks will be partnering to light up the night sky with a special fireworks celebration to end the event. You don’t want to miss this one!

Liberty Day in Columbiana

Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, 2024

This event began all the way back in 1986, and it was originally intended as a celebration of the Statue of Liberty. Today, it has evolved into a two-day celebration with fun for the whole family. Arts, crafts, food, pageants, and concerts from national headliners are just some of the fun you will enjoy at Liberty Day. Plus, what would a 4th of July celebration be without fireworks? A phenomenal fireworks show on Saturday brings a dramatic close to the Liberty Day festival. This event is free to the public and includes free parking, so head out to Columbiana and enjoy this awesome festival!

Peavine Falls Run at Oak Mountain State Park

Thursday, July 4, 2024

The annual Peavine Falls run has become a tradition at Oak Mountain State Park on the 4th of July. This event is an 8.2-mile trail run through some of the most beautiful scenery in central Alabama, and it is a great way to enjoy Shelby County outdoors in the summer. Stay away from the large crowds at some of the other races held around the Fourth of July, and come join just a few hundred participants in this amazing event. This race is all about fun and connecting with fellow participants, so you are bound to have a great time!

Fire on the Water at Oak Mountain State Park 

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024, 

Join us at Oak Mountain State Park for an unforgettable evening at the Fire on the Water event! As the sun sets, the park transforms into a vibrant celebration and fun activities for all ages. The highlight of the night is the spectacular fireworks display over the serene lake, lighting up the sky with dazzling colors and reflections on the water. Gather your friends and family, bring a blanket or a chair, and settle in for a magical night under the stars at one of Alabama’s most beloved parks. Don’t miss this incredible experience that promises to be the perfect start to your Independence Day celebrations!

Independence Day at The American Village

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Celebrate Independence Day at American Village with a day packed with fun activities! On July 4th, enjoy historical reenactments, meet figures like George Washington, and watch a reenactment of the Battle of Concord Bridge. Kids can play games like cornhole and hula hoops, and there will be music, dance performances, and a farm animal petting area. As night falls, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. 

There will be a variety of food trucks and drinks available. Admission is $5 per person, free for veterans, active military, and children under 4. Gates open at 11:00 a.m., with activities starting at 11:30 a.m. and fireworks at 9:00 p.m. Join us at 3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115. For more events in Shelby County, check out Discover Shelby.

Chelsea’s Big Kaboom 

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Get ready for Chelsea’s biggest event of the year: ChelseaFest and the Big KaBoom! This city-wide 4th of July celebration, held annually on the last Saturday before the 4th of July, is a premier event that brings the entire community together. ChelseaFest and the Big KaBoom feature fantastic live music on the main stage, an array of delicious food from numerous food trucks, and, of course, one of Alabama’s largest and most spectacular fireworks shows. It’s a night filled with fun, food, and festivities, making it a must-attend celebration for residents and visitors alike. Come join us and experience the excitement and community spirit of Chelsea at its finest!

4th of July Fun In Shelby County

Shelby County offers a wide range of activities to enjoy on the Fourth of July, so get out and explore all the wonderful things to do in Shelby County! From exciting races to gigantic fireworks shows, there is lots of fun to be had around the July 4th holiday. Plus, the fun is not just limited to one day! Many of these wonderful events are scheduled in the days leading up to the holiday, so you can check out several of them this year. Pick some of your favorites and have fun!

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