The chill is real here in Tuscaloosa this weekend! Fall may have overcompensated for its late arrival and the football team is taking the week off, but there are plenty of things to do this weekend despite the cold weather and lack of tailgating! Anchored by the 2019 West Alabama State Fair, we also have the First Friday Art Walk, Alabama Volleyball, and the 8th Annual Garden Party!
2019 UCP West Alabama State Fair
With carnival rides, entertainment, and thrilling performances the 2019 West Alabama State Fair is sure to provide a good time and family fun for everyone of every age. All weekend long you can enjoy this event located in the Horse Arena at Sokol Park! From close encounters with the biggest exotic cats in the world to the High Flying Pages, you never know what you’re going to find at the fair. Also included is a petting zoo, ensuring there’s fun for the whole family. You can find out more information about this event HERE.
First Friday Art Walk
First Friday is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a peaceful downtown stroll before things get too cold! There is an incredible lineup of featured artists spread out around town this Friday. Free and open to everyone, this event celebrates our thriving art scene with a great focus on staying local for a fun night out. Come to see all the new and continuing galleries and shows at places like the Lorrie Lane Studio or Betak-Frangoulis Art Gallery. You can find out more information about this event HERE.
Alabama Volleyball vs. Ole Miss
The University of Alabama’s Volleyball team will be taking on Ole Miss in a classic SEC matchup. at 11-9, the Crimson Tide will be looking to win against a reeling Ole Miss at 14-6, but have lost their last 3. Alabama will lean on their stat leaders Doris Carter and Emily Janek to pull them through the tough matchup and will need help from the home crowd! Don’t miss this opportunity to watch them compete in the historic Foster Auditorium this Sunday.
The Garden Party
The 8th Annual Schoolyard Roots Garden Party is this Sunday at the Tuscaloosa River Market. Join in on the fun with Tuscaloosa’s premier seasonal, local, farm-to-table tasting. Local farmers and restaurants will join together to help bring the mission of Schoolyard Roots to life at the Tuscaloosa River Market from 5:30 to 8 pm.
Enjoy live music by Chuck King & the Swing Kings, bid on fantastic silent auction items, and place your vote for which of our restaurant partners receives the Golden Carrot Award! It’s one amazing feast – for one great cause.
Find out more about this event HERE.
We have a lot going on throughout the upcoming fall months and are excited to share more. Give us a follow on our social media pages (@visittuscaloosa) for more announcements and future events. We can’t wait to see you around Tuscaloosa!