4th of July

Independence Day in Mobile, the city that was born to celebrate! 

The City of Mobile fireworks celebration will be held at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park with live music, family fun and a spectacular fireworks display beginning promptly at 9 p.m. 

A waterfront celebration offers multiple ways to enjoy the show. With Mardi Gras Park's expansive green space, it's the perfect picnic setting to enjoy time with friends and family before and during the city's fireworks.

A dinner cruise with live entertainment aboard the Perdido Queen paddlewheeler offers a truly close encounter. Dining 34 floors in the sky, Dauphin's glass walls and contemporary southern cuisine are a match made for fireworks.

City of Mobile 4th of July Celebration


The History Museum of Mobile’s upcoming First Free Sunday will include The Capture Of Captain James Willing, a thrilling historical reenactment of a patriot’s attempt to spread the American message through Mobile during the Revolutionary War. Visit from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 for free admission to the History Museum of Mobile and Colonial Fort Conde. The reenactment will begin at 2 p.m. in the Colonial Fort Conde courtyard. 

Nothing embodies American tradition quite like BBQ. In Mobile, various restaurants showcase some of the city’s most beloved smoked delicacies. Whether you’re a fan of tangy ribs, juicy burgers or smoked brisket, our BBQ joints offer a variety of mouthwatering options that will leave you wanting seconds.  

We hold these truths to be self-evident that American culture is best explored in one of the Gulf Coast’s oldest cities. Appreciating different stories that enrich our country’s landscape only adds to the magic of Independence Day. The History Museum of Mobile offers an immersive glimpse into the Port City’s history from the pre-colonial era to the present. Learn about the lives and lasting legacies of the 110 enslaved Africans that were illegally imported to Mobile aboard the Clotilda at Africatown Heritage House. Immerse yourself in America’s WWII history by boarding the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. Become mesmerized by the history of Mardi Gras, one of the country's oldest and most recognized traditions, at the Mobile Carnival Museum.