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    The Tuscaloosa Guide: February 2017 Events

    The groundhog may have seen his shadow, but don’t let six more weeks of winter keep you stuck inside. From college basketball to mardi gras, there’s lots to do in February all around Tuscaloosa!


    Feb. 11th – 11th Annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cook-off

    Come enjoy live music and chili sampling while 35 teams compete for the best chili in Tuscaloosa at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus. Admission is $10, and children under 6 get in free. There will also be drawings for some great prizes. The event is put on by the Tuscaloosa Exchange Club, and participants as well as spectators can learn more on their site.

    Tuscaloosa Great Chili Cook off
    Photo courtesy of The Tuscaloosa Exchange Club

    Feb. 11th, 18th, 23rd – Alabama Men’s Basketball

    Alabama Men’s Basketball takes on some big SEC opponents this month! Kentucky, LSU, and Ole Miss all make their way to Tuscaloosa to face the Tide. For tickets and game times visit,

    Photo courtesy of Alabama Athletics
    Photo courtesy of Alabama Athletics


    Feb. 25th – Big Brothers and Big Sisters Krispy Kreme Challenge

    Do you love to run? Do you love to eat doughnuts? What about just one or the other? No matter where your passion lies, everyone is invited to come and participate in the Krispy Kreme Challenge. You can race alone or conquer the glazed challenge as a team. To learn more visit the official race site.

    Photo courtesy of Tuscaloosa KKC
    Photo courtesy of Tuscaloosa KKC


    Feb. 25th – Mardi Gras: CHOM Style

    The Tuscaloosa Children’s Hands on Museum is throwing the ultimate Mardi Gras party for children of all ages! Parents and kids can get in on all the fun. King cakes, moon pies, beads, and masks will sure get everyone in the spirit of the festival season! For admission prices and times, visit the CHOM website.

    Photo courtesy of CHOM
    Photo courtesy of CHOM

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