American Red Cross Blood Drive

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, that leads to more than 41,000 blood donations that are needed each day. Help WQSB, MIX 102.9 & Power 107.5 save a life at the American Red Cross Summer at the Movies Blood Drive July 2nd, 3rd & 5th at Premiere Cinemas in the Gadsden Mall from 1 pm until 7 pm.

All donors will receive a “same day” movie ticket and a Red Cross hat, while they last.

American Red Cross

 

July 4th Events

If your community, organization or church is having a July 4th event, please send it to mary@wqsb.com  and we’ll add it to our calendar. Have a happy & safe July 4th :)

Big Ed’s Fireworks – Hwy 431 Boaz *Biggest & Best selection in the area. Buy 1 get 1 free specials*
Bogo Fireworks – 826 Rainbow Drive Gadsden (205) 915-2534

  • City of Fort Payne 4th of July Celebration

When: Friday, July 2nd
Where: Fort Payne Sports Complex
Gates will open to the public at 4 pm. Celebration program will kickoff at 7 pm. Live entertainment featuring “Sweet Tea Trio” & “Weston Burt” starts at 7:15 pm. Fireworks at 8:45 pm

  • Tunes Around Town

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Courthouse Square in Ashville
Gates open at 9 am, food, vendors and more. Flag retirement ceremony at 2 pm. Free Admission. Proceeds benefit Ashville Band Boosters.

  • Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

When: Saturday, July 4th, 9 pm
Where: the Banks of the Coosa near downtown Gadsden

  • Huntsville US Space and Rocket Center Fireworks Extravaganza

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: US Space & Rocket Center
In addition to the fireworks, there will be: a kid’s zone with activities such as building paper rockets, a moon bounce, face painting and chalk art. Rocket Park activities (G-Force, Space Shot and Kids Cosmos) will be open at no additional charge. TOPPS and RamJet, the mascots at the USSRC, will be on-site for photos with the guests. The Army Materiel Command Big Bang Brass Band will provide entertainment. Admission is free, parking pass $20.

  • Decatur-Spirit of America Festival

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Point Mallard Park
Large fireworks show, free. 800-23-5449 or 800-524-6181 www.spiritofamericafestival.com

  •  Thunder on the Mountain Fireworks Show

When: Saturday, July 4th; 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: Birmingham
Free to the public. Show lasts about 20 minutes, choreographed to a musical soundtrack of patriotic music.

  • 10th Annual 4th of July Blast

When: Saturday, July 4th; Gates open at 5 pm
Where: Alexander City, Lake Martin Amphitheatre
Live music starting at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in the Southeast. Fireworks show from 9 pm – 9:45 pm www.russelllandsonlakemartin.com

  • Smith Lake Independence Day Festival

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Cullman- Smith Lake Park
All-day entertainment, putt-putt golf, water slide, arts & crafts vendors and a fireworks show on the water. 256-734-0454. www.cullmancountyparks.com

  • Independence Celebration 

When: Saturday, July 4th; 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Grant Town Park
Music, crafts, food and fireworks. 256-728-3250 www.grantchamberofcommerce.com

  • Sand Mountain Potato Festival

When: Saturday, July 4th; Starts at 10 a.m.
Where: Henager
Live music, games, arts and crafts. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for fireworks at dark. 888-805-4740 www.discoverlookoutmountain.com

  • 4th of July on the Tennessee River

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Goose Pond Amphitheater
Entertainment, boat parade, food and fireworks. 800-268-2884  www.jacksoncountychamber.com

  • Guntersville 1st Saturday

When: Saturday, July 4th, starts at 12:30 pm
Where: downtown Guntersville
Fireworks over the lake starting at dark

  • Alexander City 4th of July Blast

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where :Lake Martin
Watch fireworks over the lake from the lawn of the amphitheater after enjoying a concert. Gates open 4:30 p.m., show starts at 5:30 p.m. fireworks start at 9:00 p.m., music until 10:30 p.m.  256-397-1019. www.lmat.org.  Admission charged.

  • Athens Athens Fireworks Show

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Athens High School
Annual fireworks show 8:30-9 p.m. 256-867-1438. www.visitathensal.com. Free.

  • Birmingham Thunder on the Mountain  

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Vulcan Park & Museum
Birmingham’s annual fireworks display with Vulcan as the centerpiece of the program. 9 p.m.  205-933-1409. www.visitvulcan.com. Free.

  • Cherokee Independence Day Celebration

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: 2752 Old Lee Highway
Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, food vendors and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. 256-383-0783.  www.colbertcountytourism.org. Free.

  • Centre Weiss Lake

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Weiss Lake in Centre
Fireworks over Weiss Lake at dark – 9 p.m.  256-927-8455  www.cherokee-chamber.org.  Free.

  • Cullman-Smith Lake Park 4th of July Festival

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Smith Lake Park
All-day entertainment, arts, crafts, food, fireworks and more. 256-734-0454.   www.cullmancountyparks.com. Free.

  • Decatur Spirit of America Festival

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Point Mallard Park
Celebrate the nation’s birthday at one of the state’s largest patriotic festivals, featuring children’s activities, live music and a fireworks show. 800-232-5449 or 800-524-6181. www.spiritofamericafestival.com . Free.

  • Dothan- Fireworks at the National Peanut Festival

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with food, games and entertainment. Fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.  334-793-4323. www.nationalpeanutfestival.com.  Admission charged.

  • Fairhope- Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Display

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Henry George Park and Fairhope Municipal Pier.
The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with a variety of patriotic music before and after the fireworks display. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free.

  • Florence- Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: McFarland Park
Live music and family activities with food vendors onsite. Fireworks show after dark. 256-740-4141. www.visitflorenceal.com. Free.

  • Grand Bay- Watermelon Festival

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where:  Festival Park
Sample locally grown watermelon while enjoying local music, arts & crafts.  www.grandbaywatermelonfestival.org. Admission charged.

  • Greenville- Celebrate America

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Greenville High School Stadium
Family activities and fireworks. 7-9:30 p.m. 334-382-3251. www.greenville-alabama.com  Free.

  • Gulf Shores- Independence Day Fireworks

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Gulf Shores Public BeachFireworks shot over the beach and accompanied by special patriotic music broadcast on Sunny 105.7 FM radio. 9 p.m. 251-968.1172. www.gulfshores.com. Free.

  • Gulf Shores- Fort Morgan Salute to American Independence

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Independence Day is celebrated at Fort Morgan with artillery firing, small arms firing and special tours of the Fort. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 251-540-7202. www.fortmorgan.org. Admission charged.

  • Guntersville- All American Celebration

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Lake Guntersville
Fireworks over Lake Guntersville at 9 p.m. Best viewed from Civitan Park and Lurleen B Wallace Drive. Free.

  • Harpersville- Music and Fireworks in the Vineyard

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Morgan Creek Winery
Morgan Creek Winery presents a live music, wine tours, wine tastings, barbecue and fireworks. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 205-672-2053. www.facebook.com/morgancreekwinery.  Admission charged.

  • Mobile- USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Mobile
The City of Mobile and the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park present a fireworks celebration.  This year’s event will feature a red, white and blue salute to veterans, and the finale will honor the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park’s 50th anniversary.  From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  251-208-2000. www.mobile.org. Admission Charged.

  • Montevallo- Independence Day 1776

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Montevallo
The American Village. See the stories of America’s founding with period re-enactors such as Patrick Henry and Abigail Adams, play Colonial games, patriotic music, fireworks and more. Gates open at 11 a.m. 205-665-3535 ext.1063. www.americanvillage.org. Admission charged.

  • Montgomery- 4th of July Family Picnic

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Montgomery
Riverfront.  Enjoy a picnic by the river with live music and a fireworks show. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 334-625-2100. www.visitingmontgomery.com. Free

  • Pike Road- Summer Fest

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Pike Road (The Waters)
Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the musical entertainment and fireworks. 334-272-9883. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. www.pikeroad.us. Admission charged.

  • Prattville- Prattville Independence Day Celebrations

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Various locations
Parade, BBQ/camp stew sale and fireworks. The downtown parade begins 9 a.m. and ends at Pratt Park; The Annual Cardboard Boat Races begin at 10 a.m.; fireworks begin at dark at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. 334-358-0297. www.prattvilleal.gov. Free.

  • Scottsboro- 4th of July on the Tennessee River

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Goose Pond Colony, Ed Hembree Drive
Music, Entertainment, Huge Boat Parade, Food, and ending with a fireworks show at the Amphitheater beginning at 6:00 p.m. Free Admission. Free.

  • Talladega- 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Veterans Park
Begins at 5pm in Veterans Park. Live music, food vendors, games and Inflatables for kids. Fireworks display begins at dusk.  256-362-8186. www.talladega.com.   Free.

  • Troy- City of Troy 4th of July Celebration

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Stadium
Fireworks show at the stadium on the Troy University campus at 8:30 p.m. 334-670-2283. www.troyal.gov. Free.

  • Wedowee- Fourth of July Boat Parade

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Lakside Marina, Hwy 231, Lake Wedowee/RL Harris Reservoir
Boat and personal watercrafts decorated with patriotic themes. 10 a.m.-noon. 256-276-7959. www.lakewedoweelife.com. Free.

  • Wetumpka4th of July Celebration  

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: Gold Star Park
Live entertainment, celebrity chef cook-off and fireworks. 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. 334-567-5147. www.cityofwetumpka.com. Free.

 

Vacation Bible School 2015

School is out and it’s time for the best part of the summer, Vacation Bible Schools! If your church is having a vacation bible school, email us the date, times and location and we’ll add it to our VBS Calender!  Who knows, the gang from Power 107.5 just might be stopping by :)

EMAIL VBS

  • VBSMonday, June 22nd – Friday, June 26th 9 am – 11:30 am; Rainbow Church of Christ in Gadsden
  • VBS: Monday, June 22nd – Friday, June 26th @ Guest Baptist Church in Fyffe from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 256-717-9517
  • VBS: Monday, July 20th – Friday, July 24th @ Heritage Baptist Church in Rainsville from 6 pm – 8:30 pm
    Commencement: Sunday, July 26th at 6 pm

Dragon Boat Festival 2015

The 4th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival will be Saturday, August 15th starting at 9 am at the Riverwalk Park & Boardwalk in Gadsden.
FREE admission, FREE parking! A great family event that includes the races, concessions, picnic area, music, drummers’ parade and more.

Sign your team up now by calling 256-543-1898 or at www.habitatdragonboat.com
Deadline is Friday, July 31st, 2015

Race Day:
Gold, silver & bronze award paddles in both Competitive and Recreational Divisions for top 3 fastest teams. Other awards: Best Drummer Costume, Best Team Spirit, Best Decorated Tent and Best Team T-Shirts.
9 am – 3 pm at Riverwalk Park & Boardwalk in Gadsden.

To register or for more information: gehabitat@comcast.net, www.habitatdragonboat.com or facebook/habitatdragonboat