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Heritage Week

Held in late March or Early April. Tours of historic sites and many antebellum homes. Other activities include lectures, children’s activities and of course the Tuscaloosa Belles.

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Moundville Native American Festival

Native American performing artist, craftspeople and musicians demonstrating the culture of Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole Indians. It’s a homecoming of sorts to the Moundville site for the Indians. Moundville which was America’s largest city north of Mexico 800 years ago, now attracts more than 14,000 visitors each year. Festival includes a tour of an excavated earth area, stone- chipping demonstration, performing arts stage, living history camp, food and more.

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Kentuck Festival of the Arts

A two-day outdoor juried arts festival that attracts 30,000 visitors to the area. More than 300 booths are filled with contemporary artist from throughout the United States, nationally acclaimed visionary folk artist and demonstrations by expert traditional craftsmen. For an arts experience unparalleled anywhere, join us the third weekend in October. Hailed as the best of all things Southern, Kentuck is an experience just waiting for you.

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Cherry Blossom / Sakura Festival

The Sakura Festival celebrates ties with our sister city of Narashino, Japan. Events held throughout March include exhibits, performances and educational opportunities around Japanese culture. Highlights include the Haiku and art contest, tea ceremony, Girls Day and Matsuri in the Mall, a one-day event that brings together much of Sakura’s offerings.

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