Weekend Events in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Krispy Kreme Challenge 🍩🏅
12 doughnuts. 2 miles. 1 hour. The annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama will be held in downtown Tuscaloosa this Saturday. Grab some teammates or tackle the challenge solo as you run a two-mile race and then finish a dozen doughnuts. Register online now!
U.S. Navy Band in Concert 🎵
The U.S. Navy Band has started their 2019 National Tour, and will be playing this weekend at the University of Alabama’s Moody Concert Hall. The show will be Saturday at 8 p.m. This will be a great show full of beautiful music, so don’t miss it! Purchase tickets here.
Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball 🐘🏀
Cheer Avery Johnson and the Tide on to a victory against Vandy. This Saturday, Alabama will tip-off at 5 p.m. for a game you won’t want to miss. Coleman Coliseum is a great environment for a night with family or friends. For students, admission is FREE with your Act card, and general admission tickets can be found here.
Live Music at Green Bar 🎶
Green Bar is bringing even more music to Tuscaloosa this weekend. Friday night features two shows, starting with Graystone! The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Then at 10 p.m., Little Raine Band will be performing! For this show, doors will open at 9 p.m. To get a taste of Little Raine Band before you go, listen to some of their music here. Find out more about Green Bar’s events on their event page.
T-Town 200 “Black History Month” at CHOM! 🔎
February is “Black History Month,” and as usual, the Tuscaloosa Children’s Hands On Museum is ready to help you learn through some fun activities. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., admission will include crafts, games, and a Tuscaloosa Black History exhibit. To find out more about this event and location, visit CHOM’s website here.
Tuscaloosa Heritage Festival 🎉
The Tuscaloosa Heritage Festival, a three-day celebration of diversity and cultural sensitivity, will be held Thursday through Saturday. The festival begins with “The Blackout.” This banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the ballroom of the Ferguson Center will feature six noted poets. At 2 p.m. Friday, a workshop on producing art about hidden histories and social justice will be held in Room 205 of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, UA students will showcase performance art pieces about UA’s history in the auditorium of the Moody Music Building. For more information about “The Blackout,” go to facebook.com/uaasap.
“A Night of Heritage and Soul” will feature performances by the Westlawn Middle School Choir, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School Steppers and other local youth organizations along with samples of international food. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at TCTA, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The “Honoring Our Trailblazers” breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. at McDonald Hughes Community Center, 3101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and will celebrate Tuscaloosa’s bicentennial and feature choir performances and guest speakers Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and G. Christine Taylor, UA’s vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. The program will honor past and present community leaders, who will receive the Rev. T.Y. Rogers Jr. Community and Public Service Award.
This event is free, but an admission ticket is required. Visit www.westalabamamulticult.com for more information.
Tuscaloosa has even more to do 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 you have seen the incredible lineup of Big Boi and others for the Druid City Music Festival, but did you know that you can purchase tickets NOW? To read more about this exciting event and buy tickets, please visit the website here.
Bicentennial Bash 🎉
All-star Alabama musicians Jason Isbell and Moon Taxi will headline a FREE family friendly concert, Saturday, March 30, at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The concert is part of the City of Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Bash. This come-and-go event will also be a day-long celebration of Tuscaloosa’s 200th birthday, and will include 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.
Druid City Arts Festival 🖼
DCAF will be back this year for two days, April 5-6! It has been expanded to be even bigger and better than ever. The added Friday night event will feature live music and arts, and Saturday will still be full of art, music, and activities for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to put this FREE event on your calendar! For more information, visit their website here.