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Kentuck Art Night

Art Night is a monthly, community-wide, FREE event that celebrates art and artists. Kentuck Art Center is located on the corner of Fifth Street and Main Avenue in the heart of Historic Downtown Northport. You can expect exhibition openings, open artists’ studios, live music in the courtyard, extended Gallery Shop hours, pizza from the cob oven, and pop-up shops from local vendors. These events are FREE, family-friendly, and open to the public.

First Friday

Things are going to be cooling off this weekend just in time for October’s First Friday and Art Night events! Come out and enjoy some fantastic art, live music, and more! Free and open to everyone, First Friday celebrates our incredible art scene with a great focus on staying local for a nice night out. Come see all the new and continuing galleries and shows at places like the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Paul R. Jones Museum, and Harrison Galleries. Venture into local galleries and businesses to see their currently running exhibits like “Purvis Young: Born in Liberty” or “Paintings and Artwork by Alexandra Leigh and Jack Leigh.” 

Alabama Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Head to campus for the 5th annual Alabama Open hosted by UA Early College! This event attracts competitors from all over the world with divisions from amateur to elite. Head out and see the Crimson Tide compete in the largest tournament in Alabama right here in Tuscaloosa! Admission is free to all spectators. This event takes place on October 4-6 with free food and t-shirts for fans on Sunday!

Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest

This weekend will be the Second Annual Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest! The Bavarian style festival is a fundraiser to benefit the Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground to be built in Sokol Park. Activities will include a traditional Oompah band, Dachshund Dash to benefit the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, local artists, stein hoist competition and more! A traditional Biergarten with chicken dance, Bavarian food and beer round out the event offerings. Admission is $10, children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are allowed in for free!

Bacon Brew & Que

Tuscaloosa’s biggest and best bacon, beer and barbecue festival returns for the sixth year! This event keeps growing every year, and this year they had to move to Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa, where attendees can try bacon and BBQ dishes from dozens of area restaurants and sample craft beers from more than 60 local and national breweries! 

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!