Celebrating the Arts
About the Festival:
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports is pleased to announce their 10th Annual Druid City Arts Festival. With the Decade of DCAF comes many improvements, including an extra day! This year's festival will kick off Friday night with incredible musical performances and excellent art. Making the festival two days is just a start to the exciting tweaks we are making to the 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.
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports is looking forward to seeing everyone at the 10th Annual Druid City Arts Festival on April 5-6, 2019 at the Government Plaza!
April 5: 5-10 PM
April 6: 10 AM - 5 PM
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 2018, the festival grew to 85 artists, and over 15,000 attendees. Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports looks for DCAF 2019 to be the biggest and best yet. Join us!
Get Your Hands Dirty at DCAF
There are plenty of interactive activities planned this year for children and adults!
Schoolyard Roots will be hosting a flower pot painting competition
Tuscaloosa Public Library will have a spin-art machine on-site to create your own paint-spun art
Left Hand Soap will be demonstrating their soap making process and are allowing everyone to make their own soap and take home the bar you produce
the West Alabama Quilters Guild will have a quilt block activity and will be demonstrating the art of quilt making
Tye Dye station for children ($5 per t-shirt)
Puppy Petting Zoo put on by the Humane Society and Metro Animal Shelter
“But what if I fall in love with a puppy?” - Puppies from the Metro Animal Shelter will be available for adoption that day. The Humane Society’s process is a bit longer, but all puppies on site will be available for adoption.