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Mule Day in Gordo and Other Things to Do in Tuscaloosa for the Weekend of June 3-5

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Here to help plan your weekend, it’s our list of Things to Do in Tuscaloosa for June 3rd through 5th.

One of the biggest happenings of the weekend is up Highway 82 in Pickens County, as the annual Mule Day and Chickenfest returns to Gordo! We break down the entertainment schedule, including parade times. You don’t want to miss the cars, tractors and mules showing off, do you?

Friday, June 3

First Friday – Downtown Tuscaloosa
Hours: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
The arts come alive with exhibits, live music and crafts! See showcases at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Harrison Galleries, O’Connor Art Studios, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Bama Theatre Gallery and Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy.

Mule Day and Chicken Fest – Downtown Gordo
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (carnival open same hours)
Entertainment:
5:00 PM – Welcome by Mayor Craig Patterson
National Anthem by Morgan Patrick
5:10-5:30 – Morgan Patrick
5:45-6:45 – The Sunburst Band
7:00-7:45 – Reid Soria
8:00-9:30 – Mark Fair
9:45- until – Breaking Grass

Saturday, June 4

Mule Kick 5K Run/Walk – Downtown Gordo
6:30AM – Registraion
8:00AM – Race Starts (in front of FNB of Central Alabama in Gordo)
Cost: $25 entry fee (or $15 for the 1-mile Fun Run)
-Awards for the top overall and age group finishers
-T-shirt for participants
-Complimentary water, Gatorade, bagels and fruit following the run
-All proceeds will support Cystic Fibrosis #LungsForLibby (click here for more)
-An official Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix Event
The race application and more on the cause: click here

Mule Day and Chicken Fest – Downtown Gordo
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (carnival open all day)
8:00 AM – Mule Kick 5K (info above)
8:45-9:15 AM – Dixie Rhythm Cloggers
9:30–10:00 AM – Lauren Brooke
10:15-11:00 AM – Colten Clifton
11:00 AM – Parade: Cars and Tractors
Noon – Mule Parade

Fathers In The Park, hosted by Tuscaloosa One Place – Annette Shelby Park Tuscaloosa
10:00-2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Come celebrate fathers and the role they play in our community with our 4th Annual Fathers in the Park! There will be bounce houses, food, activities and more.

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