Fourth of July on the river

The second Annual Celebration on the River will be offering Tuscaloosa a night of entertainment as one of the many ways to celebrate patriotism for the Fourth of July.

Held at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Celebration on the River will feature a fireworks display, a kids zone including inflatable rides and games, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performing songs in a pop-style with accompaniment by the 2002 Miss America and classical vocalist, Katie Harmon.

“A person can do a little bit of everything,” Becky Booker, public relations and marketing manager for Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority, said. “The events are free and mostly geared toward kids, and the orchestra shows a different aspect. People will enjoy the fireworks the most.”

Booker said she hopes there will be a good turn out from the community so the event can be held each year.

“The Parks and Recreation Authority and the Amphitheater staff are working together to make [the celebration] annual.”

The event will start at 6 p.m. on July 4, with the games and activities, and the games will run through 8:30 p.m. The orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m., with the fireworks ensuing. Tickets are available at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater box office and through Ticket Master. General admission is $5 for individuals and $15 for a family four-pack. Children five and under get in free with an adult.

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