Celebrating the Arts
About the Festival:
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports is pleased to announce their 9th Annual Druid City Arts Festival. By strengthening Tuscaloosa as a destination market for the arts circuit, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports’ goal is to position DCAF as a quality arts and music festival, while also educating, engaging and inspiring youth and adults about arts and humanities within Tuscaloosa’s community. Not only has DCAF had rich success in introducing new music and visual artists to Tuscaloosa’s community, DCAF has also provided a free day of fun and entertainment for everyone in the last eight years.
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports and Cadence Bank are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 9th Annual Druid City Arts Festival on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Government Plaza!
History of the Festival:
The Druid City Arts Festival began as a vision that several Creative Campus freshman students at the University of Alabama had, which was to create a festival that promoted the appreciation of the arts, culture and community in Tuscaloosa. Turning their dream in to a reality, the first DCAF took place in 2010 and has continued since then.
As the students' senior year approached, they knew they had created a staple event in the Tuscaloosa community and wanted to ensure that the festival would continue for years to come. In 2013, Creative Campus partnered with Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports in an effort to make DCAF a long-standing event. As of 2014, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports became the event owner and looks forward to continue providing West Alabama with a quality music and arts festival that is free to all who attend!
In 2013, a full line-up of musicians performed every hour during the event, 60 artists displayed a variety of work and approximately 7,500 attended throughout the days activities. By 2017, the festival grew to 85 artists, and over 15,000 attendees. Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports looks for DCAF 2018 to be the biggest and best yet. Join us!