Parade-goers had time to assemble lanterns on site before festivities began.
The focus on environmental stewardship included making lanterns from recycled materials.
About 400 people joined the parade on the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk.
As the sun went down, lanterns showed the Riverwalk in a new light.
The parade route was glowing with special lighting effects by Jamey Grimes of the UA art department.
Lanterns were sculpted to mirror the beauty and diversity of the river ecosystem.
The parade created a time of community and fun.
After the parade, it was time to attend An Evening at the Pool at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum.
Information tables offered more about the Black Warrior River watershed and how to protect the local environment.
The Queen City pool area was lit with lanterns and special lighting by Lyndell McDonald of the UA theatre and dance department.
Flow Tuscaloosa's lantern parade lit up the Riverwalk, bringing people together to appreciate our water resources in a new way.
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