Independence Day in the River Region

Annual Flag Boat Parade

Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at Kowaliga Marina on Lake Martin. Boats of all sizes parade from Kowaliga Marina to Children’s Harbor and back. Onlookers from the shoreline and water can watch free of charge. Boat registration is due by July 1. Forms can be picked up at any Russell Marine location – Kowaliga, Real Island, The Ridge and River North. For out-of-towners, call (334) 857.2111 to request a form. Registration is free.

Prattville Celebration- 2017 Schedule of Events:

Annual 4th of July Parade

On Tuesday, July 4th at 9am, family members of all ages will enjoy the fire engines, candy, floats and more. This years Grand Marshals will be the Prattville Fire Department and local Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters. Bring your lawn chair and set up early for a good spot along the parade route. Begins at the Autauga County Courthouse and winds its way downtown.

For more information, call 595-0854.

Annual Lion’s Club BBQ & Cardboard Boat Races

After the parade, join the fun at the annual Lion’s Club BBQ and Camp Stew Sale at Pratt Park. Baked Goods will be for sale. Music, a patriotic program, a children’s fun area and arts and crafts,10am-2pm. Free admission. Call 358.1068 for info.

The Annual Cardboard Boat Races begin at 10:30 am, with teams creating their competition boats out of cardboard and duct tape. Registration Required. Fee: $5 per boat. Please contact 595.0800 for more information.

SWIMMING POOL: Independence Day Special – $2.00 per person. 1-3pm

Fireworks Presentation

Takes place at Stanley-Jensen Stadium and festivities begin at 6pm and fireworks start at dark. Enjoy a Concert by Creativity, children’s fun area and food vendors. Free admission!


Volunteers needed. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this event happen. Great for youth and adult community service organizations. Call 595.0854 for more info. Visit for more information.

Russell Lands Fourth of July Blast: Concert and Fireworks

Lake Martin Amphitheater will host a night of music and fireworks on Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 6 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks will being at 9 p.m. Musical artists will be The Bank Walkers and Sweet Tea Trio. Music until 10:30 p.m. (This is one of the Southeast’s largest fireworks show.) Children’s activities will be conducted by Children’s Harbor throughout the evening. The fireworks show is free (from an open field adjacent to the amphitheater or by boat), but for the best seat in the house and to enjoy the musical entertainment, tickets are available at the gate or through ticket master, with children under 6 free. Proceeds benefit Lake Martin area charities. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Concessions  are also available. The Lake Martin Amphitheater is located on Highway 63 about 1 mile south of Kowaliga Bridge. For more information call (256) 397.1019 or visit

City of Montgomery’s

Capital City Independence Day Celebration

July 4th, at 6pm, Blount Cultural Park

Music by the Montgomery Recreators and The Sweet Younguns. Food and Beverage Vendors. Fireworks at 9pm. For more details call (334) 625.2100.

Harriott II Fireworks Cruise July 4th

Boards at 8 pm, Cruises 8:30-10:30 Tickets are $25 adults, $15 kids 3-12. Includes live entertainment, cash bar and concessions. Please visit or call (334) 241.2726 or (334) 625.2118.

 Callaway Gardens July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party

July 1 to July 4th

The celebration begins early and lasts well into the night at our annual July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake Beach. Highlights include beach activities, live music and our annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Be sure to pack plenty of red, white and blue for this All-American Weekend! Stay tuned for complete schedule of events. Please visit for more information.

Pike Road Parade

Tuesday, July 4. Sponsored by the Pike Road Community Center and meeting at Pike Road Baptist Church on Pike Road. Registration starts at 8am behind the Church and parade starts at 10:00 am.

Categories: Floats, Walkers, Bicycles, 4 Wheelers, Old Cars, Walking animals on leash, Go Carts, etc. Parade will begin at the side street next to the Church and proceed South on Pike Rd. and take a right turn onto Meriwether Road. They will then circle around the Feedlot store and return to the Founders Building on Pike Road for the ribbon ceremony given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd  place winners in the various categories. Please call for more information as we are updating the Parade this year. Parade contact info: Maurite Scanlan 334-201-6859 (cell) 334-279-8318 (home).

 Pike Road Summer Fest

Tuesday, July 4, gates open at 5 p.m. (Fireworks begin at dusk) The Town Square at The Waters.

The Town of Pike Road’s annual Fourth of July celebration is an evening of excitement for all ages. Bring your family and friends to enjoy food, live music from local favorites and one of the largest firework spectaculars in the River Region. Cost: $10 per carload

Wetumpka Celebration

Tuesday, July 4th from 6 – 9 p.m. Performance by “Wishbone” Fireworks will be at 9 p.m., Gold Star Park. Please visit for more information and updates or call (334) 567.5147 for more information or an application for the contests.

Cloverdale-Idlewild Parade with Mr. Chris’s Hot Dog Stand

Tuesday, July 4, at 2 p.m. at the corner of Plymouth and Lexington. Ends at Bottom Park on Cloverdale Rd. Drums, bikes, floats. There will be a band at 6 pm. Dress in your red, white and blue and join this old fashioned 4th of July celebration. Contact Charlie Colvin, 834.6030.

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