MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The city of Montgomery is moving its annual Fourth of July fireworks display to Blount Cultural Park, city officials announced during a weekly briefing Thursday.
Mayor Todd Strange says the decision was made to move the event because there will already be so much going on downtown.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature live music from the Montgomery Recreators and Sweet Young'uns. The fireworks show is scheduled to start around 9 p.m. and will be the largest in the city, according to organizers.
The Woodmere Boulevard entrance will be closed to traffic. Only the Vaughn Road entrance will be open. There will be limited parking inside the park, so the public is encouraged to use parking lots across the street at St. James School and Aldersgate United Methodist Church. A shuttle service will be provided.
City officials encourage the public to come out, bring food, friends (even four-legged friends) and something to sit on. There will be vendors selling food and inflatables for the kids. Private picnics are also allowed, but glass containers and alcohol are discouraged.
Mayor Strange says the fireworks show is so large, it will cost around $750 to $1000 per minute.
The Montgomery Biscuits will also have their annual fireworks display following that night's game at Riverwalk Stadium downtown. Sponsor Max Credit Union is also promising an impressive display. The nearby Alleyway entertainment district, with its numerous restaurants and bars, will also be open that evening.