There are endless reasons to celebrate fall in Tuscaloosa. As the temperature cools down and the cider warms up, we all get in the festive spirit. Luckily, some of Tuscaloosa’s signature events are back and better than ever this October. Here are the events we’re most excited about.
1. Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Kentuck is a true Tuscaloosa tradition. The annual arts festival will celebrate its 50th year this October, and it’s sure to be a beautiful event. The one-of-a-kind festival features more than 260 artists, live music, spoken word, food trucks and craft beers. There’s truly something for everyone at Kentuck 2021. I’ll see you there!
- When: Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17
- Where: Kentuck Park
- Contact: 205.758.1257 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
2. Druid City Pride Festival
Pride never dies, and I know Druid City Pride is coming back strong this October. The sixth annual Druid City Pride has a killer lineup of musicians, entertainers and more to celebrate Tuscaloosa’s LGBTQ+ community. Legendary activist Cleve Jones, who founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and led the National March for Equality, will host the festivities. Druid City Pride will also host a number of other events in October, including cocktail parties and drag queen bingo.
3. 5th Street Vintage Market
The 5th Street Vintage Market combines my favorite things–vintage merchandise, artwork and downtown Northport–into one event. Even better, it’s a great way to support local collectors while getting outside. 5th Street Vintage Market will have pop-up markets in November and December as well.
4. Tuscaloosa StoryWalk
The Tuscaloosa StoryWalk will open its permanent location this October. After successful pop-up events earlier this year, the educational project has finally found its home at Jaycee Park and Fairgrounds. Tuscaloosa StoryWalk brings stories to life with podiums that hold laminated book pages and the physical characters nearby. This permanent installation is a win for Tuscaloosa families.
The StoryWalk will permanently open on October 2. The kickoff will have games, activities and food for the whole family.
How will you celebrate October in Tuscaloosa? Tag @thebamabuzz and share your plans!