As you start making your plans for this coming July 4th weekend, don't forget to set aside some time the check out the Malibu Cup on Friday and Saturday!

The inaugural Malibu Cup International Waterski Tournament and Exhibition will be held on July 3rd at Lymanland and July 4th on the Black Warrior River.

The Malibu Cup slalom and course are part of the pro-circuit and is one of the top waterski tournaments in the world. The festival will bring competitors from 28 different countries to Tuscaloosa to participate in Pro Men and Women Slalom, ski shows and exhibitions including wake boarding, side-by-side tricks and a jet pack event.

Friday at Lymanland will serve as the event qualifier leading into Saturday’s exhibition and finals. There is a $30,000 prize that will be divided between the top male and female competitors. The festival will be broadcast live on a webcast.

On Saturday, July 4th, the Malibu Cup will move to the Black Warrior River and become part of a day filled with activities to celebrate our nation's independence!

This will be a family-friendly event and free to the public. Make sure to stop by and say hey to the 95.3 The Bear staff while you're there too!

JULY 4TH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

7 am – 12 pm - Tuscaloosa Farmers Market

10 am – 5 pm - Malibu Cup Water Ski Tournament

5 pm – 7:30 pm - PARA KidsZone

6:30 pm - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Gates Open

8 pm - Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert Begins

9 pm – Fireworks Spectacular (approximate time, depending on the end of the TSO performance)

Check out this video recap of the 2014 Malibu Cup Tournament...