RED, WHITE AND KABOOM: YOUR GUIDE TO FIREWORKS FOR FOURTH OF JULY

Jasper Fireworks

Most people associate the Fourth of July with cookouts, hanging around the pool and spending time with family. But above all else, when people think of July 4th, they think about seeing a dark sky light up with colorful fireworks.

For those who want to light their own fireworks, the owner of Dizzy Dean Fireworks broke down the different options.

“Your standard bottle rockets, roman candles, sparklers, a lot of that,” Glenn Dodd said. “But, of course, we have a lot of people that come and they say ‘I want the big stuff.’ We sell a lot of artillery shells and 500-gram cakes to do big shows.”

However, fireworks of any kind are illegal in the Tuscaloosa City limits.

For those who just enjoy watching fireworks, the city of Tuscaloosa will be hosting its annual Celebration on the River on Thursday night at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The free event will feature games, art, a rock climbing wall and a big firework show to end the night. Gates open at 6 p.m.

The city of Jasper is hosting its own firework display Wednesday night. The show will be held at Jasper’s memorial parking beginning at 5 p.m. with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

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