This week, families and groups of friends across the country will spread out their blankets, unlock their tailgates, prop up their lawn chairs and turn their eyes to the sky for the most explosive nighttime show of the year. After a day meant to celebrate America’s independence with barbecues, yard games and dips in the lake, river or pool, fireworks are the cherry on top—and a spectacle that many dub the literal highlight of the holiday. If you’re wondering where to watch fireworks near Livingston this Fourth of July, check out this list of fireworks displays (and holiday celebrations) happening in the area.
>Freedom on the River, Demopolis, Ala.
Demopolis’ annual Freedom on the River event will take place July 4, 2017, in downtown Demopolis and along the Tombigbee River from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy a fireworks show on the river with bands, food vendors and a children’s patriotic parade.
>Independence Day Celebration, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Another riverside celebration happening in West Alabama this Fourth of July is Tuscaloosa’s Independence Day “Celebration on the River,” starting at 6 p.m. The celebration will feature the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, ParaKids Zone, fireworks and more.
>City of Meridian July 4 Celebration, Meridian, Miss.
A celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial along with America’s Independence Day coincide this Fourth of July at Meridian’s Bonita Lakes with gates opening at 3:30 p.m. Attendees at this free event will enjoy live music, food vendors and a spectacular fireworks display starting at 9 p.m.
As your eyes twinkle to the light of loud booms this Independence Day, take a minute to reflect on what it means to live with the freedoms that so many have fought to preserve. Happy 4th of July from UWA Online!
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