Where to catch the Fireworks on the Coosa

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…on the river that is. Each year Alabamians hit the road to celebrate America’s birthday at their favorite place in the country, the Coosa. 


We hear that the fireworks this year will be BOOMIN’ so as you are finishing up your short work week, we thought we would give you an idea of where to catch the shows. 


When you’re out enjoying the river we hope you think of us! Tag us in your photos on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter! 


Fireworks are no fun when you are stuck in bed.

Don’t forget to check Swim Guide before you hit the water this weekend!

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Neely Henry

July 1st

Big Wills Campground Hwy 77, Attalla

Fireworks begin at 9:00 music at 8:00. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 

July 3rd

Jacksonville State Jax Fest

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. / Activities start at 6 p.m. /  Concert at 7 p.m. / Fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free and there will be NO CHARGE for activities like face painting, inflatables, etc. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.

Whorton Bend

Blast in the Bend will be held at Whorton Bend Baptist Church beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, ice cream and music will be available before fireworks kick off at dark. Bring a chair.

July 4th

The annual (FREE!) show put on by Pyrotecnico will take place in downtown Gadsden! The locals say the best place for viewing is the Greater Gadsden Area Tourism parking lot next to the Spirit of Citizenship Monument. Check out the details here.

Logan Martin

July 3rd

Clear Creek Marina

Activities begin at 6, fireworks at 9. 

July 4th

Pell City Lakeside Park, 9:00PM

July 6th

Woods Surfside Marina, (37 Marina Drive, Cropwell) Fireworks at dark


River’s Edge, a little after 9:00 PM (79 Rabbit Branch Circle, Cropwell) / Shrimp Boil at 7PM (charge for the Shrimp Boil) / Fireworks are free / Family Friendly activities

Lay Lake

July 4th

The schedule for Lay is nothing short of a “boomin’ good time!” On the 4th there is a Boat Parade followed by a Firework show at “dark-thirty” at the Paint Creek Boat Launch

Lake Mitchell

July 6th

Cargile Creek, Saturday night

Lake Jordan


July 3th

Goldstar Park, 8:30


July 4th

Firework Show, 9:00PM 


July 6th

Boat Parade

Assembly of boats will start at 1:15 pm and the parade will commence at 2:00 pm and expected to take approximately an hour. 

Parade route will start from the State Dock (Camp Rotary), go up the Titus, Alabama side of the lake and go to the entrance to Blackwell’s slough. We will return down the Slapout, Alabama side back to the entrance of the canal. 

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