The Druid City Arts Festival returns to downtown Tuscaloosa this weekend with more than 70 artists' booths, a kids' zone with interactive activities and live music.
The 14th annual festival will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at Government Plaza, 2106 Sixth St.
Admission to the festival is free.
Here's what you need to know before you go:
What to eat
A number of mobile vendors will offer food and beverage options, with a slightly different lineup each day.
Friday: Big Tasty, BobaMania, Cheese Louise, I Love Juice Bar, La Mexicana and Urban Cookhouse
Saturday: Big Tasty, BobaMania, Cheese Louise, I Love Juice Bar, La Mexicana, T-town Snow and Kool Moe’s Ice Kream
The beer garden, which was first offered last year, will return.
Art and more
Attendees looking for a unique gift or something new to decorate their home will have plenty of options at the Druid City Arts Festival.
More than 70 booths will have displays from visual artists and craftspeople selling works of clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, photography, sculpture, two-dimensions and wood working.
A list of artists with links to their websites is at www.druidcityartsfestival.com/liveperformer.
The Druid City Music Festival will feature a variety of musical acts, including rock, pop, funk, jazz and a percussion ensemble.
5-6:45 p.m.: Reed Brake (Country rock)
7-9 p.m.: Few Miles South (County/bluegrass/roots music)
10-11:30 a.m.: Stone Harbor (Funk)
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Drum Nation (Percussion)
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Adam Naylor (Alternative pop)
1:45-3:45: Cottonmouth Creek (Bluegrass/Americana)
4-5: Charles Erwin Wilson (Rock ‘n’ roll)
Activities for kids
The kids' zone will feature an inflatable bounce house and slide from Fun Factory and face painting.
The Actor’s Charitable Theatre will have a costume/photo station, while the Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre will have activities tied to its spring show, “Matilda Jr.”
The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will offer an instrument petting zoo, which will give kids an opportunity to try out flutes, trumpets, violins and percussion.
Hand in Paw, a nonprofit animal assisted therapy provider, will have an information booth and the West Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s will have a handprint garden activity.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the festival at the 5-acre Government Plaza. Free parking will be available throughout the downtown area, including at the city's free parking deck, which is adjacent to the plaza.
For more, see www.druidcityartsfestival.com.
Reach Ken Roberts at email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Druid City Arts Festival: What to know before you go