Weekend Events in Tuscaloosa

It’s a big weekend in Tuscaloosa! Start out the weekend by celebrating Native American culture at the 30th Moundville Native American Festival and browsing local art at Kentuck Art Night. On Friday, be sure to visit the entertainment district downtown for the First Friday Art Walk. Saturday, the Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest will be kicking off with live music and activities. The First Annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off Sunday afternoon is sure to be a fun and interactive time for the whole family!

Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest 🇩🇪

The Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest is here! On October 6, from 12-6 p.m., there will be a fun-filled food and beer festival to celebrate German culture. With German beer, German food, activities, local artists and live music there is fun for everyone! Don’t miss the Dachshund Dash and Stein Hoist Competition! This event is hosted by Tuscaloosa County Parks & Recreation Authority and 3o1 Bistro, and will be located in Central Downtown. To get tickets and find more information, visit http://www.tcpara.org/oktoberfest or read our recent blog post!

Moundville Native American Festival🍂

If you want to find out what an atlatl is, then come to the 30th annual Moundville Native American Festival this week! On October 3-6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the University of Alabama’s Moundsville Archaeological Park will be celebrating Native American culture through performers, craft vendors, teachers, living history, authentic food and music. Learn more here, or check out our recent blog post!

Kentuck Art Night 🖼

Just over the river from downtown Tuscaloosa rests Kentuck Art Center, the centerpiece of the local art community. One the first Thursday of each month they host a quaint little shindig to help you relax and explore their unique scene. They have live music, light hors-d’oeuvres and a chance to interact with a local artist and even purchase some of their beautiful art. Art night runs from 5-8, but it will be the best three hours of your month, guaranteed. Check out their Facebook event to share this information with your friends!

First Friday Art Walk🎨 

The first Friday of the month is a special evening in downtown Tuscaloosa. Local art galleries open their doors late and invite the public in for a night of fun and exploration. With downtown being an entertainment district on Friday evenings, you can now grab your favorite drink from a local bar or restaurant and dig the local art scene. Galleries on your tour include Harrison Galleries, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, and local artist Caleb O’Connor’s studio. For more information and hours visit http://firstfridaytuscaloosa.com/

First Annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off 🌶 

Your favorite local restaurants/bars showcasing their culinary skills in this 1st annual Chili Cook-Off, on Sunday, October 2 from 2-6 p.m. $10 entry fee includes live music, local vendors, and chili from 30+ downtown restaurants/bars. This is a family friendly event in downtown Tusacloosa, where the public will cast votes for: Best Chili, Most Creative, and Best Tent Decor. Publics’ top 3 for “best chili” will face off in a blind tasting; winner will be determined on stage by a local celebrity guest judge! Check here to buy tickets now.

90’s Bar Crawl 🍻

Relive the glory days at the 90s Bar Crawl! The largest national 90s tour is coming back to Tuscaloosa on Saturday, October 6, from 3:00-10:00 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to belt your heart out to every song found on the first ten albums of NOW That’s What I Call Music! Register here!