5 ways to spend Fourth of July in Tuscaloosa

Fourth Of July In Tuscaloosa
Spend your Fourth of July at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. (Tuscaloosa Amphitheater)

Break out the red, white and blue, Tuscaloosa! We’ve put together a list of five ways we can’t wait to celebrate this Fourth of July. Read on for more.

1. Fourth of July on the River

Tuscaloosa is bringing back its annual Fourth of July Celebration on the River. This FREE event takes place at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and has fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy the Kid Zone, DJ Tank and a performance from the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. The grand finale firework show will begin at 9PM sharp, so be sure to get there early to grab a good seat!

2. Tuscaloosa farmer’s market

Alabama Farmer'S Market On The Fourth Of July
Look at the size of those! (EAT South)

What’s a Fourth of July celebration without watermelon? Stop by the Tuscaloosa farmers market, located on the banks of the Black Warrior River, and stock up on fresh fruits for all of your festivities.

3. Hang out on Lake Tuscaloosa

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The beautiful Lake Tuscaloosa (Cooper Stanley / The Bama Buzz)

If you’re wanting to plan a Fourth of July party of your own, Lake Tuscaloosa is the perfect place to have it. Visitors can rent paddle boards, kayaks and boats as well as Airbnbs to accommodate groups of all sizes. Check out how below:

4. The 205 Restaurant and Bar

Celebrate the Fourth and donate to Nick’s Kids Foundation when you visit The 205 Restaurant and Bar this Monday. Located on the sixth floor of the Homewood Suites, The 205 will have a great view of the firework show at the amphitheater and will be offering their full menu. Be sure to try out their signature Fourth of July cocktail!

5. Cool off with a snow cone

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What’s your favorite snow cone flavor? (Cooper Stanley / The Bama Buzz)

July in Tuscaloosa can get pretty hot, so be sure to cool off after a long day filled with Fourth of July festivities. Here are some of our favorite spots to stop for frozen treats:

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