The West Alabama Food and Wine Festival will host its 5th Annual event this Thursday, April 27, at Tuscaloosa RiverMarket to benefit the West Alabama Red Cross. The festival features small plates by 16 popular restaurants, including the highly anticipated Central Mesa created by the same owners as The Avenue Pub. A variety of wines will be available, and two local breweries will also be serving samples.
The City of Tuscaloosa will host the USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Club and High School National Championships on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 around the city. Top collegiate triathletes from across the country will be traveling to Tuscaloosa to compete in the race.
Due to this event, certain roads and areas will be closed.
The City of Tuscaloosa will host the 11th Annual Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup on Saturday April 29. The Mayor’s Cup is a 5K and 10K race in support of the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.
The race will start and end at Government Plaza behind City Hall. The route will go through downtown and cross through the Walk of Champions on the University of Alabama campus.
Greetings, all. Here’s to yet another outstanding week of exciting events here in Tuscaloosa and Northport. This week, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself.
The Druid City Arts Festival draws huge crowds to Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa each spring. DCAF, presented by Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports and Cadence Bank, showcases local and regional art, music, and culture. This is an all-ages, free festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuscaloosa children can discover just how peachy the world can be as the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre presents its spring production of “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” From Friday, Apr. 7 through Sunday, Apr. 9, Roald Dahl’s “masterpeach” comes to life at Tuscaloosa’s historic Bama Theatre.
The Autism Society of Alabama will host its annual Walk for Autism this Saturday, April 8, at the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, in support of individuals with autism.
“The Walk for Autism is our most powerful awareness and fundraising event of the year,” said Angie Barber, Ph.D., a board member for Autism Society of Alabama and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Alabama. “The walk provides the opportunity for residents, students and community leaders to support families affected by autism,” Barber said.
April is here, and that means a *lot* of local events to enjoy – both indoors and out. This week includes storm spotter training with James Spann at Shelton State (if you ever wanted to become a storm spotter, now is the time), the Autism Society’s Walk for Autism on Saturday, Theatre Tuscaloosa’s outstanding production of “Company” and more. Get out, take the family, and have a blast!
The American Heart Association's annual Tuscaloosa Heart Walk is this weekend, so lace up your walking shoes and get out for a great cause. The 2017 Heart Walk is Saturday, March 25 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
**NOTE: Time and date change for Bark in the Park 2017: Because of a threat of severe weather on Saturday, March 25, Bark in the Park has been *moved* to Saturday, May 13.**
Tails will be wagging as Tuscaloosa welcomes Bark in the Park back for another year. The event will be held at Will May Dog Park and Sokol Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13.
The family-friendly event returns with crowd favorites, like the dog parade, obstacle course, photo opportunities and more. Kim Parker, the 2017 Bark in the Park chairwoman, said the event is a perfect community gathering.