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 Fireworks in Montgomery AL 2016 (Jack Ingram Motors) - 3 activities are mentioned: Picnic on the River, 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, and Civil Rights Montgomery Walking Tour. Links to each event are provided.
Calendar of Fireworks Shows in Alabama (Southernhistory.com) - Good list of fireworks shows on July 3 and 4, 2016 throughout Alabama.
July 4th Event Guide (WSFA 12 [NBC]) - Some headlines, history items, safety tips, and slideshows.
Montogmery Alabama Visitors Bureau - Events calendar for July.
Montgomery Parks and Recreation - Events calendar with activities listed with links for more information.
These are a few of the books and e-books related to the 4th of July accessible to LWLC patrons
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