Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10 AM until 8 PM

no rain date

@noblestreetfestival

 

#noblestreetfestival

"We attended the festival last year and plan to do so again this year. The whole family, even the dog, had a great time!"

Visit

PREPARE

GETTING HERE

PARKING

DOWNTOWN

LODGING

DINING

WHILE HERE

PLAN FOR FUN!

Kids, tail-gaiting, well-behaved dogs (on leashes), coolers, lawn chairs and bicycles are all welcome. There's plenty of room around the course to set up a canopy and watch the action in style.

 

Note: Attending the Noble Street Festival and Sunny King Criterium is FREE; fees are charged for certain activities and events at the festival. For carnival rides and games, tickets are required. Tickets can be purchase at ticket booths near activities. All shopping and dining options are cash.

By automobile, Anniston is located half-way between Atlanta and Birmingham off Interstate 20, exit 188 or 180.

 

Festival address: 1000 Noble Street, Anniston, AL

 

Hotel Finial is Anniston's premier lodging venue. For additional lodging listings visit the Tourism Department.

 

Michael Tucker Campground

 

airbnb

 

 

 

 

Photo: Tucker Webb

While in Anniston, enjoy a range of creative cuisines, from fresh Thai to classic Italian to farm-to-table to beans-n-greens at the oldest pub in Alabama. During the festival, downtown restaurants are planning on rolling out the red carpet. We promise you won't leave hungry! Link here for a comprehensive list of area restaurants.

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Coldwater Mountain Bike Trails

Photo: Joshua Benefield

Rent a bicycle from Wigs Wheels and check out the Chief Ladiaga Trail and Coldwater Mountain Bike Trails.

 

Visit our world-class museums including the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum.

 

Learn about Anniston's Civil Rights events at  Freedom Riders National Monument in the downtown historic district and the Anniston Civil Rights Trail.

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  • Mellow Mushroom Mad Dash

    A foot race to the finish! Ages 12 and younger, $7/child. Winners receive medals and photographs on the winners podium. Enter here.

     

    YMCA Bike Race

    Bicycles on the mark and go! Grade 6 and below, $7. Grades 5-6 ride the .7 mile race course. Winners receive medals and photographs on the winners podium. Bring a bicycle and helmet (required). Enter here.

     

    KIDZONE

    Four blocks of family fun! Carnival rides and games, art making stations and demos, exhibits and more!

     

    Bicycle Rodeo (1200 block)

    Learn cycling skills and safety precautions. Bring your own bike or use one of ours. All ages. Presented by Boy Scouts of America, Choccolocco District.

     

    Graffiti Wall (10th & Noble)

    A giant wall  is waiting for you to make your mark. Presented by Main Street Anniston.

     

    Kids in the Kitchen (900 block)

    Learn to grow and prepare nutritional foods. Presented by the Junior League of Anniston.

     

    Special Exhibits

    Public Safety Zone, 1100 block

    Live! From the Museum! 1200 block (presented by the Anniston Museum of Natural History

    Life-size chess game, 1200 block (presented by Model City Chess Club)

     

    Pop's Playground (900 block)

  • Noble Street Art Market

    Paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry, furniture and more by local artists. Hosted by Nunnally's Noble Gallery & Frame. Link here to a list of participating artists.

  • MORE COWBELL!

    Cowbells clanging keep cyclists cycling! Link here for an entry form to participate in this wacky art project.

  • Alabama Makers' Market

    Unique crafts by Alabama artisans are featured in this market-- everything from candles to cutting boards to furniture. Hosted by Simply Shabby.

     

    Link here to a list of participating artisans.

  • Pop's Playground

    Take a break from the action and chill with the tribe in Pop's Playground. Dude as well as kid friendly--for dads in charge of the tribe! Located on the 900 block near outdoor dining options and live music.

    Skeeball

    Rock Climbing Wall

    Lawn games

  • Live Music Block Stages

    Pocket stages on the 900, 1000 and 1200 blocks of the festival feature local and regional acoustic musicians. Link here to a list of participating musicians!

  • ACTIVITY STATIONS

    Public Safety Zone

    Check out the latest technology and equipment being used by law enforcement, emergency responders and the military.

     

    Live!  From the Museum!

    Alabama's indigenous animals are on exhibit for you to learn more about them and how you can help maintain their environments. Presented by the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

     

    Home Depot Make-n-Take Station

    Assemble a kit to create a toolbox or a sailboat, then take it with you!

     

    Kids in the Kitchen

    Plant a tomato, mix your own trail mix and more! Presented by the Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun Co.

     

    More Cowbell!

    This quirky exhibit of artist-designed cowbells will have the race course ringing with fun! Want to enter? Link here for details and entry form.

     

    Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright FuturesĀ® dental van

    Presented by the Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun Co. Free dental health screenings for children in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Link here for details.

     

    More exhibits to come. Check back soon for updates.

  • Fidofest

    Spots along the festival route where Fido can rest his spots, have a cool drink and re-group!

  • festival dining

    CAFE 900

    Downtown Anniston's locally-owned restaurants await you on the 900 block of Noble Street. Enjoy unique local cuisine from Thai curry to Italian ravioli to the some of the best burgers in town-- all while dining al fresco! LINK HERE to a list of participating downtown restaurants.

     

    LOUISIANA SOUTHERN NIGHT

    Alabama's oldest pub, The Peerless, is offering an authentic Louisiana craw fish boil on Atlanta Ave.

     

    Beers & Gears

    A selection of beers will be served at pop-up pubs along the festival route. Presented by the City of Anniston.

     

    FOOD VENDORS

    Festival food vendors offer everything from specialty coffees to organic Popsicles to all-American hotdogs. LINK HERE for a list of participating vendors.

     

  • LIVESTREAM

The Noble Street Festival offers something for everyone! While cyclists compete in the Sunny King Criterium, you can experience the heart-pounding action of a professional road race while enjoying local culture.

*A portion of the proceeds from the crit and festival are donated each year to Relay for Life.

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CITY OF ANNISTON

(256) 453-8954

 

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