Fireworks and fun celebrations — here’s where to go this Fourth of July

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TENNESSEE VALLEY – Happy Fourth of July!  If you want the details on local civic events and fireworks shows, we’ve compiled this list for you:

4th of July Fireworks Celebration at U.S. Space & Rocket Center – Huntsville: There will be patriotic activities at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center during the day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The Rocket Center will close at 5 p.m. and there are no evening activities scheduled.  The center will host a large fireworks display starting at 9 p.m.  The parking lot in front of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration will be closed, and limited parking is available in the main lot.  It would be best to park in areas near the Rocket Center to watch the display.

Stars and Stripes Forever July 4th Celebration-Madison: Enjoy activities at Dublin Park in Madison from 2 to 9 p.m.  Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.  The only parking at Dublin is handicapped, and is limited.  Other parking will be at Bob Jones High School where a shuttle will take you to and from Dublin Park.  Those included buses for families with special needs.  Expect traffic congestion and delays, especially after the fireworks.  Watch for pedestrians and safety personnel.

Spirit of America Festival – Decatur: Events start Friday, July 1 and last through Monday, July 4.  See the full schedule. This will be the Spirit of America's 50th anniversary, so it's expected to be bigger than ever.  It will be held at Decatur’s Point Mallard Park.  The fireworks show will light up the sky at 9:45 p.m. on July 4th.

Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration – Florence: On July 4th at McFarland Park make sure to grab a seat near the river to witness one of the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. This event will  take place after dark.

Village of Providence - Huntsville: Concert with AMC Sonic Fusion starting at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks starting after dark.

All American Celebration-Guntersville: Fireworks over Lake Guntersville will start to be seen in the sky at 9 p.m. at Civitan Park Pier.   Best viewing is from Civitan Park, along Lurleen B. Wallace Drive and Highway 69.  Come early to get a good seat.  The fireworks will be synchronized with patriotic music broadcast from WTWX 95.9.

Sand Mountain Potato Festival- Henagar: Henagar's 33rd annual festival takes place July 4 at Henagar Town Park. Events will begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the day.  Fireworks begin at dark.

July 4th Fireworks Show-Athens: Come and enjoy Athens traditional fireworks show at Athens High School. This show is taking place on July the 4th after the sun goes down. Make sure to bring your own chairs -- the stadium will not be open for seating. Weather permitting, the show will start at dark, which should be between 8:30 and 9 p.m.

The Tennessee River (Goose Pond Colony)-Scottsboro: Watch the fireworks from the Tennessee River on the 4th where the fireworks display will start after dark, but other events will begin at 6p.m. with food, boat parade, music and more.

4th of July Festival-City of Russellville: There be fireworks in the sky at Sloss Lake at 9:30 p.m. They will also have a patriotic flyover show happening at Noon, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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