Pelham’s Fire on the Water set for July 1

PELHAM – The city of Pelham’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show, Fire on the Water, is set for Sunday, July 1, at Oak Mountain State Park.

Gates open at 7 a.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. The gates in the front and back of the park will close to the public at 7 p.m. After this time, no one will be allowed to enter the park.

Regular entrance fees apply from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., OMSP will offer a special entrance fee of $15 per car load. Residents are encouraged to carpool with friends and family for the best price. Park gates take cash only.

Blaze Entertainment will be the DJ for the event and food trucks and vendors will be on site as early as 10 a.m. and will remain onsite serving until the end of the show. Flip Side Watersports will be on the water providing wake boarding entertainment.

Event goers can enjoy beach volleyball, basketball courts, the treetop nature trail, playground, and fishing piers in the show’s vicinity. Snakes and turtles from the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center will be at the event this year for guests to meet.

Beer will be sold on the beach from 5-8 p.m. and no outside alcohol will be allowed inside the park.

Guests should bring their own chairs/blankets for the show, and guests will be allowed to bring their own coolers. Picnic tables available and there are grills throughout the park open to the public.

Parking for the event is available in every parking lot off of Terrace Drive, and also in the two fields off of Terrace Drive. Come early in the day for a closer parking space. Parking attendants on site beginning at 5 p.m. to help guests find a space.

The Marina will be closed all day on Sunday, July 1, in preparation for the show. Those who would like to rent a kayak, canoe, or SUP, Flip Side Watersports will be open and renting on Beaver Lake. Trails leading to the dam (the Lake Trail) on Double Oak Lake will also be closed for the entire day. The boat launches on Double Oak Lake will be barricaded on July 1.