Made your 4th of July plans yet? Let us help you celebrate America’s birthday in the Mobile area!


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City of Mobile Independence Day Celebration 

The City of Mobile is going full-on Red, White and Blue for America’s 243rd birthday! We are talkin’ live music, outdoor family fun, food vendors and even a water slide in Cooper Riverside Park!

That’s right, we said water slide!  Right beside Cooper Riverside Park at GulfQuest will be even more celebrations. Yes, they will have a water slide for the kiddos outside and the museum will be open from 2 pm-7pm for $5 tours.   

But wait.. there’s more!  Residents and visitors alike can enjoy FREE CRUISES on the Perdido Queen Paddle Wheel Boat on July 4 at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.  The Perdido Queen is docked behind the Mobile Convention Center just a few steps from Cooper Riverside Park. Each cruise has a limited capacity so it’s first-come-first-served.  

The fun really ramps up once the sun goes down! 

At  7 p.m. The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band will begin their concert featuring traditional patriotic songs.   We ask you, what’s the 4th of July without fireworks? At 9 p.m. the Fireworks Extravaganza is lighting up the sky over the Mobile River. Immediately following the fireworks, is more music and good times!



What's more patriotic than visiting the USS ALABAMA on the 4th of July?!  Take a walk through history from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Battleship Memorial Park! 


4th of July Fireworks Cruise & Paddle

Celebrate the 4th of July with the crew from WildNative.  Experience the fireworks show in their full splendor from some of the coolest seats in town, anchored close to the USS ALABAMA Battleship.  Take in the beautiful view of our signature battleship and the Mobile skyline at night as the fireworks decorate the South Alabama sky. This fun-filled cruise motors through the Port of Mobile and parts of Mobile Bay. Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks available onboard. 

*Pro-tip: WildNative also has their regular scheduled daytime tours available on the 4th.

1pm - "Secretly Awesome" Tour

 4pm - "Amazing Delta" Tour

Here’s another way to catch the fireworks - via a kayak!  You can explore the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and its wildlife before drifting close to the USS ALABAMA Battleship.  This paddle departs from Cafe Del Rio, on the Causeway, just 5 minutes from downtown Mobile, Alabama.  

4th of July at OWA

Celebrate with a fun day in the streets of admission-free Downtown OWA — grab a delicious lunch, enjoy live performances throughout the day, block party at night with GLOWA, then sit back and enjoy the fireworks show over Lake OWA.

Grand Bay Watermelon Festival 

Celebrate the 4th of July with family fun, arts & crafts and all the FREE, sliced watermelon you can eat!