Since 1988.Join Demopolis in its annual Fourth of July Freedom on the River celebration at the city landing park. The festival includes fireworks, food, and fun along the banks of the Tombigbee River. Activities begin with a Children’s Patriotic Parade where children are encouraged to enter all non-motorized types of childhood transportation — like strollers, bikes, wagons or skateboards — to compete for prizes for best decorations, creativity and the patriotic spirit. There are three age groups: birth to 4 years; 5 to 8 years; and 9 to 12 years old. After the Children's Parade, attendees have time to taste the goodies of the food vendors that will be positioned along Commissioners Avenue and to socialize and relax while awaiting the fireworks display. The Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza begins just after dark. All events take place at the Demopolis City Landing on Commissioners Avenue, which runs parallel to the Tombigbee River.