The Druid City will once again celebrate Independence Day on the banks of the Black Warrior River with a firework show and symphony orchestra show at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

A city spokesperson shared specifics about the Celebration on the River with local media Tuesday morning.

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The event will be held on Tuesday, July 4th, at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre from 6 until 9 p.m.

As always, it is free to attend, family-friendly and appropriate for all ages.

The festivities will include the region's largest firework show, live music, activities for children and more.

Gates open at 6 p.m. with games and other activities in the City of Tuscaloosa Kid Zone and music provided by DJ Tank. At 7:55, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will begin their live performance, which will wrap up just before 9 p.m.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will give brief remarks before the fireworks begin around 9.

Parking near the venue will be limited, so attendees are encouraged to park at the city's free parking deck and take a shuttle or walk from downtown to the Amphitheatre and back. Accessible parking will be available in the Amphitheater box office parking lot.

The city said the Amphitheater’s clear bag policy will be in effect for the holdiay celebration, and residents can text “TUSC4TH” to 888-777 to stay updates on weather and other conditions affecting the event.

As we have since 2020, the Thread's parent company Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa will live-broadcast the soundtrack to the firework show across its eight local radio stations so residents and visitors can tune in from anywhere with a view of the show.

“Townsquare Media is delighted we are going to partner again with the City of Tuscaloosa and Mayor Walt Maddox to to simulcast the soundtrack to their Celebration on the River Fireworks show on all of our live and local radio stations including 95.3 the Bear, 92.9 WTUG, ALT 101.7, 105.1 the Block, Praise 93.3 WTSK, Catfish 100.1 WTBC, Nick 97.5 and Tide 100.9,” said Townsquare's Market President David DuBose.

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