The City of Tuscaloosa's annual Celebration on the River returns to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this Independence Day.

The event is co-sponsored by the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority and will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4th, at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The event includes a dazzling fireworks display in addition to live music from the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and is free to attend.

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PARA's Kids' Zone will be set up inside the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this year and will include activities and games for children. The Kids' Zone will be open at 6 p.m. after gates at the Amphitheater open.

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:45 p.m. and Tuscaloosa Mayor Mayor Walt Maddox is set to deliver remarks at 9 p.m.--just before the fireworks show.

“We are thrilled to bring back our City’s celebration of the birth of our nation this Fourth of July, after having a scaled-down event last year,” Mayor Maddox says. “Now that we can safely gather outdoors, the City of Tuscaloosa can celebrate this important day in a way that would make the founding fathers proud.”

Attendees are encouraged to park in the downtown Intermodal Facility and walk or ride to the Amphitheater by free shuttle, as parking by the venue is limited due to road construction on the Jack Warner Parkway. Tuscaloosa Police will be on-site to direct traffic during the event.

The Amphitheater’s clear bag policy will be in effect for this event. To receive text alerts for weather and event information the day of the event, guests can text “TUSC4TH” to 888-777.To learn more, please visit

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