The Druid City Arts Festival presented by Cadence Bank is coming back to Government Plaza from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday, April 11th and is free to the public!

Druid City Arts Festival’s (DCAF) goal is to provide a family friendly atmosphere that embraces the arts culture of Tuscaloosa while educating and inspiring the community. 90 artists will be showcased at this year’s DCAF with 18 returning from last year’s event. Some of the art featured will include ceramics, artisan soaps, musical instruments and paintings. This year’s festival will also feature an enhanced kids section featuring numerous activities for children of all ages.

DCAF drew over 7,500 people to downtown Tuscaloosa and attendance is expected to grow this year. Food vendors will be on site to offer a variety of treats for spectators; beer will be sold to participants of age.

This year, the festival will be held in conjunction with the Tour de Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s premiere bicycle race. The Tour de Tuscaloosa will span April 11-12. The first day of the race, cyclists will add excitement to the event as they ride around Government Plaza on in a criterium, or race with small laps, reaching speeds of 40mph. The race will begin at the corner or 21st street, behind Moe’s BBQ. The following day, participants will ride a 12 mile course starting at the Sipsy Valley High School. Interested participants can register online by clicking here, at Velocity Cycling, or on-site the day of the event.

Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Director of Communication & Public Relations Brandt Garrison said,

DCAF is such an incredible festival for the Tuscaloosa community to celebrate the arts culture of our region. We love hosting a great family-friendly event for people of all walks of life to come out and enjoy Tuscaloosa!

For more information, contact Brandt at 205.391.9200 or