July 4, 2019 - Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration, McFarland Park, Florence. Approx. start time 5 p.m., fireworks at dark. Celebrate Independence Day in the Shoals! Live, nationally-known musicians perform all day, food vendors are onsite, and activities for the entire family will all be at the park throughout the day. The Independence Day Celebration culminates with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast.