It's on the way on July 4th, Tuscaloosa's annual Celebration on the River! Exciting news to share with the 2015 event, free admission into the amphitheater!

In the past, you had to buy tickets to go see the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra's patriotic pops concert, along with seats to watch the fireworks spectacular. That has changed according to an event organizer, as tickets are no longer needed to enter the amphitheater.

Another big change for this year's Independence Day event, a water ski tournament during the day! Tuscaloosa's inaugural Malibu Cup will be on the Black Warrior River on Saturday and feature a competitive field of athletes from 28 countries.

As for the popular and free kids zone, it will be back! Lots of games and bounce houses for the little ones to enjoy will be set up across the street from the amphitheater.