BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Fireworks and other festivities are being held in Alabama from the Gulf Coast all the way north to the Tennessee Valley.
A big fireworks show is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores.
On the other end of the state, the 35th annual Sand Mountain Potato Festival in Henagar will include music, a car show and fireworks after dark.
What's billed as the state's largest Independence Day show will be held in Birmingham, where more than 2,500 fireworks shells will explode over Red Mountain and the city's Vulcan Park.
Awards for patriotism and humanitarianism will be presented at the annual Spirit of America Festival in Decatur. Fireworks will follow a minor league baseball game in Montgomery.
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