“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.