Fourth of July is usually a day for cookouts, watching fireworks and social gatherings in general. This year will look a little different in the middle of a pandemic where social distancing is the name of the game, and masks are required county-wide. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t safe ways to still have some fun.
Here are some of the ways to enjoy the holiday in the Magic City.
Babe Ruff’s Cinema Nights
July 3, 7:15 p.m.
Catch “Toy Story 4” on the jumbotron from the stands or either on the field. The movie is the kick-off of the stadium’s summer movie series. Tickets start at $5 and packages that include food and drinks start at $40. The gates open at 6:15 p.m. Purchase tickets here.
July 4, 7 a.m.-noon
Like many street and farmer’s markets (Hello, Woodlawn Street Market!), Pepper Place is pivoting their model to host a drive-thru and walk-through experience. Preordering is available here. Attendees and vendors are required to wear masks. Get a map of the market and more info about how it works here.
Thunder on the Mountain 2020
July 4, 9 p.m.
Vulcan Park & Museum
That’s right, the show must go on the side of Red Mountain! The fireworks show will be coupled with patriotic music and inspirational messages and can be seen from several locations in the Birmingham-metro area. It will also be broadcasted live on WBRC FOX6 News. The park does encourage those who want to watch in-person to follow CDC recommendations on social distancing. Read more here.
Sticking close to home? Bham Now compiled a list of ways to celebrate in your abode.
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
Ever host an event where you ordered way too much food and end up with more leftovers than you can even fathom? We’ve been there too – until we learned about Magic City Harvest! Magic City Harvest is an organization working towards ending food waste & hunger in the Magic City. They acquire perishable food from schools, wholesale food distributors, restaurants, caterers, churches, event venues and grocery stores to donate to 30 community partners on the frontlines feeding the city’s hungry neighbors.
We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!