Looking for some Fourth of July family fun? Here’s a list of events around the Valley

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TENNESSEE VALLEY – Are you looking for a fun family event for the Fourth of July? We’re Taking Action to put together a list of events happening around the Tennessee Valley.

We will keep adding to the list as event information is released. Know of an event we missed? Email me the details at drew.galloway@whnt.com.

Huntsville

-2014 City Lights and Stars Concert Series: Come see Microwave Dave and the Nukes perform at Burritt on the Mountain at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

-Huntsville Stars post-game fireworks show: A fireworks show will follow the team’s 6:30 p.m. July 4 game versus the Jackson Generals at Joe Davis Stadium. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 children 12 and under, seniors 55 and older, and members of the military with valid military ID and are available at the Joe Davis Box Office or by phone at 256-882-2562.

-U.S. Space & Rocket Center : The whole family will enjoy delicious food, patriotic entertainment and fireworks from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on July 4, with the fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. Click here for more information.

-Red White and Fun: The stars and stripes will be in full effect as Sci-Quest celebrates our country’s birthday at the Hands-on Science Center, located at 1435 Paramount Drive in Huntsville. On July 4th from 1-5 p.m., you will have some science fun with red, white and blue experiments and activities before the rockets fly.

You’ll be able to learn why fireworks are different colors, make an explosive fireworks hat, and see an eruption of patriotic foam in red, white and blue!

Red White and Fun activities are included with general admission. There is free admission all day to military personnel – active and retired – and their families.

-The Village of Providence Fireworks Show:  The Village of Providence will host its first fireworks show to celebrate both the birthday of our nation and the men and women who have so bravely dedicated their lives to protecting it. Everyone is invited to come out to Providence Park on July 4th, spread out a blanket, and enjoy music provided by the Army Materiel Command Band starting at 6 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

Madison

-City of Madison Stars and Stripes Forever July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Display:  The Celebration is at Dublin Park, and will begin at 2 p.m.  Enjoy inflatable activities lined up all around Soccer Field #1.  Children and Adults of all ages can enjoy sliding down the Giant Fire Engine Slide, or try to find their way through the 70 ft Obstacle Course.  When you get too hot, take a splash down the 62 ft Water Slide or sit underneath the giant Tent in the shade and listen to top hits provided by 104.3 WZYP .  At 7:30 pm, Madison’s own recording Artist Cristina Lynn will take the stage. Fireworks display scheduled to start at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Decatur

-Fireworks on July 4 at 9 p.m. at Point Mallard Park, as part of the Spirit of America Festival.  Read more about the various events.

Athens

-The City of Athens, Limestone County, and Athens-Limestone Tourism Association are sponsoring a free fireworks show on Friday, July 4. It will start between 8:30 and 9 p.m., weather permitting. Tailgaters can park in spaces on either side of U.S. 31 near Athens High School.

Florence

-33rd Annual Spirit of Freedom Celebration: This annual Shoals’ tradition, featuring live music, food, drinks and fireworks, is set for Friday, July 4 in McFarland Park in Florence. The 2014 Spirit of Freedom Celebration will offer a great line-up of entertainment and a beautiful setting on the banks of the Tennessee River.

Local and regional acts will perform on the event stage, starting at 1 p.m. Alabama native Dale Watson is this year’s headliner, performing immediately after the fireworks display.

New to the event this year is the Budweiser Beer Garden, presented by Tennessee Street Billiards and Grill.  Although entry into the entire event is free, food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Outside food and drink are prohibited. Coolers will be checked upon entry into the park.

Guntersville

The City of Guntersville will have fireworks at 9 p.m. on July 4th.  Fireworks will originate in the Civitan Park & L.B. Wallace area and will last approximately 30 minutes.

The Lake Guntersville State Park will also have free activities on the Fourth.   There will be a water slide at the park beach on both Friday and Saturday.   The beach area will also host karaoke both nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Huntsville police want to remind people that no drivers will be permitted to stop or park on roadways, or highway shoulders or medians to
view fireworks displays. They warn drivers to be very attentive and patient of slow moving and standing traffic in and around these areas. Be aware of pedestrians and children in these congested areas.

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