After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the time has finally come. The Druid City Arts Festival, presented by Cadence Bank, is returning tomorrow from 5 – 10 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm!
This 12th annual community event allows guests to explore and shop one-of-a-kind art from over 70 visual artists while enjoying the outdoors on a Tuscaloosa spring day at our lovely Government Plaza! While there, you can enjoy lunch, a snack, or a cold treat from one of your favorite local food trucks, too. Our friends from Buffalo Rock will be there with Pepsi products, too.
Showcasing some of Tuscaloosa’s musicians, guests will be able to watch performances from artists including Drum Nation and Alabama Blues Project! Click here to take a look at the full Stage Schedule, presented by Mercedes-Benz.
And, last but not least, one of the great things about this festival is that there are so many engaging activities for adults and children alike. Below we have compiled some of the fun kid-friendly activities that will be available at DCAF this year! We must give a special thanks to our friends at McAbee Construction for their sponsorship of the DCAF Kids Zone.
- Coloring stations where kids can let their creativity lead the way
- Hands-on soap-making with Left Hand Soap
- Engaging inflatable games for the younger kiddos
- Airbrush face painting
- Interactive Tuscaloosa mural project
- Booth tube photo mosaic
- Interactive quilting demos by the Quilter’s Guild, presented by Shelton State Community College
- The Art Garage’s Interactive Activity
- Spin Art
- Make friends with Metro Animal Shelter’s furry friends with their on-site RV
- Enjoy watching a one-of-a-kind DCAF t-shirt be made with an on-site screen-printing vendor (shirts do cost)
Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend the AWESOME Food Truck Fest
It’s not a weekend in Tuscaloosa without something fun brewing. This weekend the One and Only Band of Brothers and Drish House doing the brewing! Starting at 1pm this Saturday, Drish Circle will close to automobile traffic for the first Food Truck Fest of the Summer! As if that’s not enticing enough, here’s the top 5 reasons that YOU should be there:
- Incredible Drinks
I don’t think anyone could ever get tired of Band of Brothers’ staples, but for this event they’re rolling out their limited release beers! Drinking limited release beers is the equivalent of going to the secret show of that artist you love. Not just anyone gets to experience it! You wouldn’t miss out on Adele at Egan’s Bar. So don’t miss out on these One and Only beers!
- Mouthwatering Food
Don’t take the name “Food Truck Fest” lightly. The flavors coming from these magic mobile kitchens will blow you away! Local Roots, JoJo’s Food Trunk, Archibald & Woodrow’s BBQ, SouthFresh Mobile Catfish, Cantina on Wheels, and others will be in attendance! The hardest decision of the month will be deciding which one and only to eat from!
- Incredible Art
The Historic Drish House will be hosting “Art on the Circle” at 6pm! Art is always fun to analyze and marvel at, but the most exciting part is that it’s local art! Featuring Stephan Humphreys, some of the best local artists will be on exhibit for you to enjoy!
- Live Music
There’s not many things that live music can’t make even more awesome than it already is. The lineup for Food Truck Fest is sure to bring in a crowd. Not only is the John Wilson Band playing a set at Band of Brothers, but Gip from Gip’s Place will be playing! After garnering local fame for years in Birmingham, he is finally making it down to the One and Only Tuscaloosa to share the love!
- Family Friendly
Not much is better than a nice family outing to catch that Pikachu down the street, but this is definitely going to be! Because the circle will be closed to traffic, it will be the perfect place to bring the whole family, enjoy all the incredible food, beautiful art, and great music! Don’t forget to bring an empty stomach to this awesome event!