Celebrate Independence Day in Elberta, Foley, and Magnolia Springs


If you’re looking for something to do to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, then South Baldwin County has you covered, with events taking place in Elberta, Foley, and Magnolia Springs throughout the day.

All municipality offices and departments (including libraries) will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July, celebrating the day which the United States officially declared its independence back in 1776.

Following is everything you need to know about where you can celebrate on Thursday:


Beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing until dark on Thursday, July 4, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5658 (24230 Highway 98, Elberta) will host a Family Fun Day, and the whole community is invited to attend. Admittance to the event is free.

The event will include games for the kids, a silent auction, and perhaps a live-auction as well. Hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelons and sodas will be served, and the canteen will be open for alcoholic beverages. A raffle will be held for homemade cakes made by members of the VFW. Displays will be set up showcasing things the VFW can do to help within its community, from assisting veterans with their hospital needs including wheelchairs, walkers, and other necessities to helping with local schools and scholarships.

Post 5658 invites everyone to stop by and enjoy the fun, leading up to a fireworks display taking place at dark. For more information, you can contact Post 5658 at 251-986-8201.


OWA (1501 South OWA Boulevard) will be celebrating Independence Day with a large fireworks show at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The show is timed to music and can be seen throughout the property, from Downtown to within The Park, and even from the rides (for those interested in seeing the event from the top of Rollin’ Thunder). OWA officials state guests should come early to save a seat for the show, and prior to the fireworks you can catch GLOWA kicking off the night at 8 p.m. GLOWA is a free performance taking place in the Downtown area. Now with the non-rider passes, anyone not interested in riding any rides but who would like to witness the fireworks show from within The Park can go straight in to grab their seat for the display of the season.

Magnolia Springs

The Town of Magnolia Springs will host its Annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration on Independence Day, and everyone is welcome to come and attend the free event! Lineup begins at 10 a.m., with the parade rolling at 10:30. The procession begins on Woodland Drive and proceeds to Oak Street, crossing Magnolia Springs Highway and ending at the Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department. The parade features bikes, cars, tractors, floats, and horses.

After the parade ends the party continues on the lawn in front of the Firehouse, with a free hot dog lunch featuring food, drinks, and watermelons.

The Grand Marshals for this year’s parade are Ginny and Ed Stone.