Even though Alabama football is traveling to play at Neyland Stadium this week, there are many other exciting family-friendly events happening in Tuscaloosa to celebrate the end of Tennessee Hate Week. From live music to the Kentuck Art Festival, it should be a fun weekend!
The 47th Kentuck Festival of the Arts 🖼 🎨
With over 270 artists from 29 states, representing 29 countries, The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is back with fun for the whole family! This is a two-day festival that features artists from a variety of disciplines, from traditional and heritage craft artists to musicians and spoken word. There will also be several kid-friendly spaces! The event was voted #5 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, so be sure to stop by. It is this Saturday and Sunday in Kentuck Park. For tickets and more information check out their website here!
Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show 🎶
Thursday, October 18 is the next show in the Coca-Cola Concert Series! The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater will be hosting Chris Stapleton this week. This country music singer has won multiple Grammys and CMA Awards for his hits including “Traveller” and “Broken Halos.” He will be joined by Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb. Purchase your tickets now!
The Struts at Druid City Music Hall 🎵
Druid City Music Hall is hosting live music again this weekend! Sunday at 7 p.m., The Struts will be performing. This band has opened for legendary bands such as The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue, with huge success. With hits including “Body Talks” and “Everybody Talks,” this rock band is sure to have a good show. Purchase tickets here!
Children’s Hands On Museum Events 🎃 👻
CHOM is hosting two events this weekend that will help you and your kids get into the Halloween spirit! The 13th Annual Halloween Spooktacular is Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wear your costume and bring a food bank item for admission! There will be carnival games appropriate for multiple ages. On Saturday, CHOM will be hosting “The Human Body at CHOM!” From 9-4:30 p.m., have fun learning about the human body by making x-rays, creating a spinal cord and touching “blood cells.” For more information about both of these events, check out their website.
T-Town Witches Ride 🚲
Tuscaloosa will begin a whimsical Halloween tradition with local “witches” flying through the streets on their “broomcycles” to raise money for The Arc of Tuscaloosa County and the 300+ individuals it serves in our community. Women 18 years of age and older are invited to participate in the first annual T-Town Witches Ride. Family and friends of all ages are encouraged to line the sidewalks to view the parade of witches flying by. After the ride, there will be a “Black Cat Block Party” with entertainment, raffle prizes, kids activities and awards for the winners. Registration is $25 per witch! So ladies, get your most creative witch costume ready, decorate your broomcycle and get ready to fly! To register and get more information, visit this website.