Weekend Events in Tuscaloosa

The Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff 🏆

Like Chili? Thirty-plus varieties will be available for sampling at The Exchange Club’s 13th Annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff, set for Saturday, February 9, at the Bryant Conference Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will include children’s activities, live entertainment, refreshments, and customized t-shirts and apron sales. Awards will be given for Best Judged Chili, People’s Choice Chili, Best Booth, Best Costume and Best Showmanship. There will also be opportunities for attendees to win valuable prizes. The funds raised by the Chili Cookoff are used for the Exchange Club’s work in Child Abuse Prevention, Youth Development, Community Service, and Honoring America projects. For admission, purchasing an advance ticket, or a donation is requested. For more information, visit their website here.

Ninth Annual Family Night at the Museum 🗿

Looking for something educational and fun for the whole family to do? How about Dinosaurs? The Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Graduate Student Association (GSA), The Graduate School, and Graduate Parent Support are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Interactive Family Night at the Museum will be held Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This fun event will take place at the Natural History Museum in Smith Hall and Lloyd Hall. All ages are welcome to come learn through interactive activities from UA Graduate Students about what they do in graduate school! With free admission, free food, and door prizes, you don’t want to miss this annual event! Check out this website for more information.

The Cadillac Three at Druid City Music Hall 🎶

Druid City Music Hall is bringing another great night of music to Tuscaloosa. Friday night, The Cadillac Three will be joined by The Josephines, so it is sure to be entertaining. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are required, and may be purchased here. This is a show for all ages, so don’t miss out!

John Tyler & The Chase at Green Bar 🎶

For another Friday night music option, Green Bar is hosting John Tyler & The Chase. Their music is described as stadium-rock with modern gusto. With comparisons to past Rock and Roll giants such as Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison, John Tyler & The Chase are leading the way as Knights of the Rock n’ Roll Renaissance. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with the music starting at 10 p.m. For more details, visit the event page here.

This isn’t all that Tuscaloosa has to offer this weekend! To read about everything that is happening, check out Visit Tuscaloosa’s event page here!

What to look forward to:

Druid City Music Festival 🎶

I’m sure that by now you have seen the incredible lineup of Big Boi and others for the Druid City Music Festival, but did you know tickets are already on sale? To purchase tickets and to read more about this exciting event, please visit the website here.

Bicentennial Bash 🎈🎉

The City of Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Bash is coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Saturday, March 30th! This free event will have a come-and-go atmosphere and will be featuring all-star Alabama musicians, such as Jason Isbell and Moon Taxi, for a one-day, family-friendly concert. In addition to musical acts, the day-long celebration of Tuscaloosa’s 200th birthday includes a lively kids zone with rides, inflatables and hands-on activities for children of all ages. For more information about the Tuscaloosa 200 celebration throughout the year, visit the website here.