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2014 Fourth of July events

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Check out some of the many events happening around our area this Fourth of July. To see more events this weekend, visit http://events.myfoxal.com.

Unless noted, events will be held on July 4.

ANNISTON

Freedom Festival: Enjoy a variety of events at Oxford Lake park from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a lake ramble, pet show, children's costume parade, fireworks and much more!

BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham Zoo: All active and retired military and their dependents will be admitted free through July 6. Just bring a valid military ID.

Thunder on the Mountain: Find your favorite vantage point and watch the fireworks light up the Birmingham skyline starting at 9 p.m.

GADSDEN

Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association Independence Day Fireworks Celebration: Settle in on the banks of the Coosa River for the annual fireworks show from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free.

First Friday: The fun starts downtown at 6 p.m. After 4:30 p.m., any diner wearing patriotic gear will be entered into a gift certificate drawing. After the fireworks, enjoy music from Coosa River Diary at the amphitheater.

HOMEWOOD

Our Lady of Sorrows Fourth of July Festival: Guests will enjoy 5,000 pounds of barbeque at the 65th annual event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 1728 Oxmoor Road.

Plates are $9 with a choice of pork, beef, ribs or half chicken with sides, bread and a drink.

Guests can also enjoy the "Trash and Treasure" rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a raffle.

SHELBY COUNTY

American Village Independence Day 1776: Gates open at 11 a.m. for food, family-friendly activities and fireworks! Tickets are $5 and children 4 and under get in free.

TUSCALOOSA

July 4th Celebration on the River: Family-friendly activities begin at 6 p.m.; Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra concert begins at 8 p.m. and the fireworks spectacular is at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $5 or $10 for a family four-pack; children 5 and under are free.

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