Independence Day, also known as Fourth of July, celebrates the United States of America's declaration of independence from Britain on July 4, 1776 (adopted on July 2, 1776, but the document was not publicly read until July 4, 1776).
Along with private and public events (especially television programs) celebrating U.S. history, government, and traditions, Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues / cook-outs / picnics, fairs, concerts, family activities, and baseball games.
The following are compilations of activities in the central Alabama area:
4th of July Events across Alabama (WAKA 8 [CBS]) - List of activities throughout Alabama per Alabama Department of Tourism. Montgomery's Riverwalk is mentioned. Prattville and Wetumpka are included in this listevents
ABC 33/40 - Compiled by the Alabama Department of Tourism, this is a list of activities throughout Alabama. Montgomery has two mentions: Riverwalk Amphitheatre activities during the evening and Old Alabama Town during the day.
Calendar of Fireworks Shows in Alabama (Southernhistory.com) - Doesn't include Montgomery's Riverwalk, but if you will be in another part of Alabama, this list can provide some assistance.
Fourth of July: best place to watch fireworks in the River Region (AL.com) - While the article is form 2011, there is contact information to inquire about 2014 activities.
Montogmery Alabama Visitors Bureau - Events calendar for July.
Montgomery Parks and Recreation - Events calendar with activities listed with links for more information.
WSFA 12 [NBC] - List of events in central and southeast Alabama with links for more information (directions, location, Youtube videos). Another page (July 4th Event Guide) on this website has some headlines, history items, safety tips, and slideshows.
These are a few of the books and e-books related to the 4th of July accessible to LWLC patrons
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