Tuscaloosa’s annual Celebration on the River is set for Monday evening. Admission to all events is free.
Schedule of events:
6 p.m. - PARA Kids Zone (across from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, at the corner of Jack Warner Parkway and Greensboro Avenue)
7 p.m. - Gates to Tuscaloosa Amphitheater open, concessions available for purchase
7:30 p.m. - Acoustic performance in Tuscaloosa Amphitheater by Tuscaloosa area native and former American Idol contestant Casey Thrasher
8 p.m. - Concert by Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra
9 p.m. - Fireworks display
Free parking will be available at the Tuscaloosa Intermodal Facility, behind Tuscaloosa City Hall. A shuttle will run to the Amphitheater area.
According to Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority, new additions to the Kids Zone this year include three water inflatables, including a pool with paddle boats and two slides. PARA Public Relations and Marketing Director Becky Booker suggests parents bring a change of clothes and towels for children, especially if they intend to stay for the concert.
The Kids Zone also includes a rock climbing wall, caricature artist, face painting, bounce houses, ice cream eating contest and more.
The performance by country artist Casey Thrasher is also a new addition to the lineup of events this year. Thrasher was featured on American Idol in 2014, and has just released a new single “Bring Em On.”
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