Bunny Trail City of Northport Egg with summertime theme
Bunny Trail Egg Hunt stage for picture with Easter Bunny
Bunny Trail City of Northport Egg with sports theme
Summer Reading Kick-off and Touch a truck event police vehicle
Summer Reading Kick-off Harry Potter Hogwarts photo wall
Kentuck Festival art booths second photo
Kentuck Festival art booths
Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Veteran's Day Parade Float with Vietnam Vets
Veteran's Day Parade Band marching
Dickens Downtown view of event along Main Avenue
Dickens Downtown Store window with leg lamp display
Elsa, Anna, and Olaf Characters
Santa Clause and the Grinch
Holiday Open House Nutcracker hugged by child

Bunny Trail

March - April

Downtown Northport is lined with up to 120 wooden eggs approximately 5’ tall.  The eggs are decorated by their sponsors (businesses, organizations, and individuals).  There are also family fun events hosted throughout the two months.  The event is a project of Tuscaloosa’s One Place.

Summer Kick Off Event/Touch a Truck

End of April (check News & Updates for date)

The city and the Tuscaloosa Library present a summer reading kick-off event.   Fun, food and games plus a hands-on opportunity to explore the city’s vehicles and equipment.  

West Alabama Food & Wine Festival

End of April (check News & Updates for date)

The annual festival featuring food and alcohol vendors from West Alabama is now held in Downtown Northport.   Ticket proceeds each year are donated to a selected charity.

Memorial Day Program

Last Monday in May

Join the city in honoring the men and women who died while serving in the US military.  The Memorial Day event is held in the Northport Civic Center.  

Kentuck Festival of the Arts

3rd Saturday and Sunday of October

The Kentuck Festival takes place in Kentuck park (about one-half mile west of downtown Northport). Originally starting as a small event on the sidewalks of downtown Main Avenue in 1971, this Festival has grown to over 300 artists from throughout the United States. It is nationally recognized as one of the best folk art festivals in the country, attracting 30,000 people each year. People come from all over the South to see the work of nationally-acclaimed visionary folk artists and demonstrations by expert traditional craftsmen. Visual arts are augmented with musical performances, storytelling, children's arts activities, and unique southern and ethnic specialty foods.

Veteran's Day Parade

November 11th (check News & Updates for date changes)

Come out and join the city in honoring and thanking our military veterans.  The inaugural parade was held in 2022.   

Dickens Downtown

1st Tuesday in December

An annual Victorian holiday celebration known as Dickens Downtown takes place on the first Tuesday night in December in Downtown Northport. Dickens is a community supported gathering to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas involving Theatre Tuscaloosa performing scenes from "A Christmas Carol", local choirs, the 5th Alabama Regimental Band, a real English Town Crier, father Christmas, and business and neighborhood open houses.

Holiday Open House at City Hall

Held in December (check News & Updates for date) 

A family fun event where the public spaces inside and outside city hall are decorated with various holiday themes. Activities for kids, refreshments, train rides and photo opportunities with Santa and other holiday characters will fill everyone with holiday joy.