The top 5 things to do on 4th of July | SmartCitti

The top 5 things to do on 4th of July
Your happiest Independence Day yet…

It’s not long until Independence Day and this year it promises to be one of the best yet. We’re in the mood to celebrate the things we love here at SmartCitti: Time spent with family and friends, great food, dancing, lots of music and, of course, happiness. Our friends in cities across Alabama have promised to make this 4th July one to remember, and we can’t wait.

Join us at these top 5 things we’ll be doing on 4th July near you.

1. Watch the fireworks at Gulf Shores Public Beach

Gulf Shores, AL, is the perfect place to spend Fourth of July this year. Beautiful seas for swimming, pristine beaches for relaxing, and plenty of fun things for all the family, Gulf Shores is the perfect place to spend the holiday this year! Settle into the sand with a picnic and watch the fireworks as they’re shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier. Admission is free, but we recommend you arrive early for a free parking spot at Gulf State Park Lake Shelby. You will enjoy live music, food trucks, and more! Walk across the pedestrian bridge for an amazing view of the fireworks, or relax with a lawn chair by the lake. Fireworks start at 9pm!

Date: July 4, 2021

Time: 6:00pm

Where: Gulf State Park Pier, 20800 E. Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

Admission: Free To Public

2. Catch the fireworks show at the Pensacola Wahoos Game

Independence Day means an entire week of fireworks on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Blue Wahoos Stadium! The celebration will culminate on Sunday, July 4th with a post-game ballpark event featuring their longest fireworks spectacular of the year!

3. Get your patriotic fix at Fort Morgan’s Salute to American Independence

Fort Morgan has events all year long, but at Independence Day, you can experience some true American history. This year, they will be hosting a World War I photo exhibit, where you can learn about the pivotal role the fort played in American history. While you’re there, be sure to explore the museum, beach, and fishing grounds.

The World War I event will be held on July 2nd from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission to the event is included in your ticket price, which is $7 for adults.

Fort Morgan is located at the western end of Hwy 180, 22 miles west of Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores. You can also reach the site from Dauphin Island by riding the Mobile Bay Ferry. Regular park admission will be charged (Adults – $7, Students & Seniors (65+) – $5, Children (ages 6-12) – $4).

The Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this historic site and during June and July, families can enjoy Evening Tours of the fort. For more information, call 251-540-5257, or visit

4. Get wowed by the Fourth of July fireworks spectacular at the Wharf

Head to the Wharf in Orange Beach for an American-centric extravaganza! Vendors, face painting, petting zoo, and danceable music will entertain leading up to the grand finale Fireworks show. SPECTRA follows the fireworks finale with a sound and light celebration unlike anything you’ve seen!

Date: July 4, 2021

Time: 5:00pm

Where: The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4830 Main Street, Orange Beach, AL, 36561

Admission: Free To Public

5. Celebrate with fireworks OWA

Enjoy Independence Day at OWA with family-friendly activities and live entertainment followed by an epic fireworks show at 8:45pm on July 4th.This show is timed perfectly with music which can be seen throughout the entire property. Arrive early and save your seat for the show of the summer! This is a free event that is open to the public. Social distancing policies are in effect.

Start the day by exploring the streets of Downtown OWA and grab a delicious lunch. Want a little more thrill in your Independence Day adventure? Hop inside The park at OWA and scream your heart out on Rollin’ Thunder ride, or take advantage of their Non-Rider Ticket and simply enjoy the view!

Take lots of photos and don’t forget to rate how happy you were at these places on our app! Tag @SmartCitti on social media too and we might select your best photos to repost to our community.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from SmartCitti, Auburn, Alabama, USA. You may unsubscribe at any time via the link found at the bottom of every email.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website - See our Privacy Policy for details.