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.
1st Tuesday of 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.