The Christmas Afloat event begins at 5:45 p.m. near the McFarland Boulevard bridge. Boats will travel down the Black Warrior River, ending near the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. In years past, the event featured a firework show funded by community donations. This year, Pirates of the Warrior is again taking donations, via a GoFundMe page.
Pirates of the Warrior / Bama Navy: Boat Alabama is an organization of citizens who promote safe boating and recreation along the Black Warrior River. Christmas Afloat began as a yearly tradition in 1990, and was brought back in 2015 after three break years.
Christmas Afloat is not only family-friendly, but also free for the entire community to enjoy.
To donate to the fireworks fund for Christmas Afloat, visit gofundme.com/2017-fireworks-for-christmas-afloat.