Another summer is arriving in Tuscaloosa and that means it's time to get out and enjoy the things this city has to offer.

Whether you're a new resident or you've lived here for years, you might not know about some of the great activities that Tuscaloosa has to offer. Best of all, many of them won't cost you anything.

Take a look at these ways that you can entertain yourself this summer in Tuscaloosa for free.

  • Berry Festival

    May 23 at 10AM

    The Tuscaloosa River Market has the Farmer's Market every Saturday, but they'll also be hosting a Berry Festival on May 23. Find out more info on their website.

  • Live at the Plaza

    Fridays in June

    Brand new for 2015, the city recently approved plans to have a summer concert series at Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa. 'Live at the Plaza' will feature live music every Friday night in June and is free for anyone to attend. Best of all, you can bring a cooler of your favorite beverage (alcohol included) and enjoy two hours of local music.

  • Cobb Theatres Summer Movie Series

    Every week through summer

    The Hollywood 16 Theatre at the corner of Skyland Blvd and Old Greensboro Road is once again offering free kids movies all summer. The showings take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning at 10AM.

    The series gets started on June 16 with Planet 51 and The Muppets Take Manhattan. There are some great titles this year so go check out the full list and catch a free movie!

  • Malibu Cup Pro Skiing Event

    July 3-4

    The water skiing event will come to Tuscaloosa during the Fourth of July. It will be held on the Black Warrior River so you should be able to watch along the Riverwalk and have a good view. Skiers will compete on Friday and Saturday and the competition will lead into the annual fireworks show on July 4th, which you could also watch from along the river. Learn more from the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission. 

  • Celebration on the River

    July 4

    For the first time in the event's five-year history, the city of Tuscaloosa is opening up the amphitheater to everyone free of charge! The gates will open at 6:30PM and children can enjoy the PARA Kids Zone until the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra begins playing at 8:00PM. The night will conclude with a fireworks show over the Black Warrior River at 9:00PM. Get more details here.

    Photo by Smileus
    Photo by Smileus

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