Fireworks and Fun for All: Fourth of July Celebration on the River 2019 Featured

Magician Emory Kimbrough entertains the crowd at the PARA Kids Zone during the 2018 Celebration on the River. Tuscaloosa’s Celebration on the River 2019 kicks off at 6 p.m. on July 4. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.  Magician Emory Kimbrough entertains the crowd at the PARA Kids Zone during the 2018 Celebration on the River. Tuscaloosa’s Celebration on the River 2019 kicks off at 6 p.m. on July 4. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority

On Thursday, July 4, Tuscaloosa kicks off the ninth annual Celebration on the River event. Tuscaloosa and Northport residents can expect plenty of free family activities, as well as a performance by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and a fireworks display over the Black Warrior River. The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority’s free Kids Zone will include lots of kids’ games and activities, wet and dry inflatables, a photo booth, caricature art, balloon art, an ice cream eating contest, and more.  

“Join PARA for a celebration of America’s birthday. The Kids Zone is the old-fashioned, carnival-style half of Celebration on the River,” said Becky Booker, public relations and marketing manager for PARA. It’s free and open to the public from 6-8 p.m. on the east side of the grounds of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater."

The gates of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater will also open at 6 p.m., and the music will get going at 8 p.m. The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Amphitheater as part of the Celebration – giving a pops performance which leads up to the fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m.  

The Celebration’s sponsors include McAbee Construction, NUCOR, Parker Towing, and Buffalo Rock Pepsi.  

The area on Jack Warner Parkway near the Amphitheater will be closed to regular traffic during the celebration. Parking is available in the parking deck downtown, at the corner of 7th and 23rd Streets. Both parking and the shuttle are free of charge. 

A few things to remember:  

  • The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater’s clear bag policy will be in effect for the event. For more information about the policy, visit tuscaloosaamphitheater.com/allclear.php. 
  • Ride shares and handicapped drop offs will be allowed at the front door of the Amphitheater, but they will not be allowed to pick up at the front door until after the crowds have cleared following the fireworks.  
  • Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside and outside the Amphitheater. You cannot bring food and beverages into the Amp.  
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