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The Tuscaloosa Guide: April 2017 Events

April has arrived in the Druid City, and with it have come a month full of great events to take advantage of. From arts and cuisine to football and music, we’ve got your guide to the can’t-miss happenings in Tuscaloosa this month right here for you!

Druid City Art Festival (April 8): Festival season kicks off in Tuscaloosa with this free and family-friendly event. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians while browsing the work of some brilliant, yet undiscovered artists. DCAF showcases contemporary art and sculpture, contemporary craft, traditional/heritage craft, and folk/self-taught artists. You can come and plan to spend the day walking the festival grounds, and food will be available as well. The event takes place at Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa, and will be going on from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Druid City Arts Festival
(Image courtesy of Druid City Arts Festival)


A-Day 2017 (April 22): Bama fans, the wait is almost over! Our first taste of football is just weeks away! The Tide will take on…well the Tide during the annual Spring scrimmage in front of a packed Bryant-Denny crowd. After an exciting season, QB Jalen Hurts and the rest of the squad return to pick up where they left off on the Road to 17! Kick-off is set for 2:00 PM!

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West Alabama Food and Wine Festival (April 27): How does an evening spent sampling delicious wines paired with the best of Tuscaloosa cuisine while taking in the beauty of the Black Warrior River sound? Then make plans to attend the West Alabama Food and Wine Festival at the Tuscaloosa River Market. Over 20 wines will be available and restaurants from across town, including Avenue Pub, Southern Ale House, DePalmas, and Evangelines will be on-hand serving tasty morsels of their most popular dishes. For non-wine enthusiasts, Black Warrior Brewery and Druid City Brewing will be there with samples of their products as well. The event will benefit the West Alabama Red Cross. You can purchase your ticket here.

West Alabama Food and Wine Festival
(Image courtesy of West Alabama Food and Wine Festival)

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