Thunder on the Mountain
Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 4, at 9 p.m., Thunder on the Mountain 2012, Birmingham's traditional fireworks demonstration, will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham's beloved iron man, Vulcan.
Free to the public, this year's show will last approximately 20 minutes and will feature a variety of firework shells that will brighten the sky with new colors and patterns. Thunder on the Mountain 2012 is organized by Vulcan Park and Museum, sponsored by the City of Birmingham and Dale's Seasoning with additional support from EBSCO Industries, Inc., Five Points South Neighborhood Association, Yellow Cab of Birmingham, College Hills Neighborhood Association, Crestwood South Neighborhood Association, Zion City Neighborhood Association, Cox Media Group, FOX6 WBRC-TV and Pyro Productions.
The FOX6 WBRC-TV broadcast of Thunder on the Mountain 2012 is sponsored by Dale's Seasoning, ALFA Insurance, America's First Federal Credit Union, and Standard Furniture.
For the best viewing experience, make sure you have a clear view of Vulcan! Prime viewing locations include Southside, Five Points South, downtown Homewood, UAB campus, and Mountain Brook.
Please note: On Wednesday, July 4, Vulcan Park and Museum will be open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. for visitors, however at 6 p.m., the park will close to the public. At this time, the entire park grounds and parking lots will be cleared out and closed for safety purposes.
Helpful Hints / FAQ's:
Can I watch the fireworks from Vulcan Park and Museum?
No. The fireworks are launched from the park grounds of Vulcan Park and Museum. For safety purposes, Vulcan Park and Museum and its surrounding 10-acre park will close to the public at 6 p.m. on July 4th. At this time, the entire park grounds and parking lots will be cleared out and closed.
Where is the best place to view the fireworks?
For the best viewing experience, make sure you have a clear view of Vulcan! Prime viewing locations include Five Points South, Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, UAB campus, among others. Based on growing crowds in recent years, organizers are advising spectators to stake out a viewing point well in advance of the 9 p.m. show.
What radio station will play the official soundtrack for Thunder on the Mountain 2012?
COX Media Group is the exclusive radio broadcast sponsor for Thunder on the Mountain 2012. Tune in to any of the following stations to hear the specially recorded musical soundtrack: 104.7 FM WZZK, 106.9 The Eagle, 97.3 The Zone, Power 102.1, 95.7 JAMZ, 98.7 Kiss FM, and 610 Heaven WAGG. Listeners can expect to hear a variety of musical genres including mainstream pop, rock, country, among others.
Will the fireworks show be televised?
Yes. FOX6 WBRC-TV is the exclusive television broadcast sponsor for Thunder on the Mountain 2012 and will broadcast the show live at 9pm.
Is there a charge to watch the fireworks?
No! Thunder on the Mountain 2012 is free to the public thanks to the generous monetary support of our sponsors.
For more information, visit www.ThunderOnTheMountainBirmingham.com.
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