815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Lewis Morris
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
(256) 427-7043


Huntsville Police Announce Fourth of July Festivities


Huntsville, Alabama (July 1, 2013): The Huntsville Police Department announces several locations where 4th of July festivities have been scheduled to take place and for motorists to expect heavy turnout and traffic congestion.

Wednesday July 3th, 2013 -Around 9 PM there will be a fireworks show at Joe Davis Stadium.
South Memorial Parkway to Airport Road should expect traffic congestion during the event.


Thursday July 4, 2013 - The United States Space and Rocket Center plans to launch their 4th of July Fireworks show at 9 PM.  The majority of the traffic congestion will take place at the conclusion of the fireworks show; however there will be officers on hand throughout the event to monitor and direct traffic.

DUI Checkpoints will be established at selected “Hot Spot” locations for the 4th of July weekend. HPD will be aggressively enforcing all State DUI laws over this weekend.  


Huntsville Police Department warns drivers to be very attentive and patient of slow moving, and standing traffic in and around these areas.

Drivers should be aware of pedestrians and children in these congested areas.

Officers will be strictly enforcing laws pertaining to driving around barricades or cones.

No drivers will be permitted to stop or park on roadways, or highway shoulders or medians to view fireworks displays.

Fireworks will begin at 9 PM and conclude at 9:30 PM