Freedom Riders National Monument to Open Anniston Greyhound Bus Depot

As part of the ongoing commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, Freedom Riders National Monument is inviting the public to view the Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit titled “The City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.” Beginning April 3, and continuing every weekend from 10 am to 5 pm, […]

Ohatchee Strong Crawfish Boil and Music

We are no stranger to bad weather in Alabama, but we also know how to come together, to rebuild, and to heal as a community. Ohatchee, AL experienced tragedy and destruction with the recent Tornadoes. Joanna Harden, owner of the Darkhorse Saloon, and local musician Patrick Smith; along with the help of many others, are […]

The 1st Annual Shamrock the Block is headed your way!

Shamrock the Block 2021

Saint Patrick’s Day events are a local favorite for Downtown Anniston patrons, with authentic food specials at various restaurants, live music, and bar crawls, there is always a good time to be had. However this year, as we are on the tailend of a world pandemic, we were presented with difficult decisions. How could we […]

Oxford Festival of Lights 2020

Oxford Festival of Lights Entrance

The Oxford Festival of Lights will be hosted in 2020 at Choccolocco Park, located at 954 Leon Smith Parkway in Oxford, Alabama.  The expansive grounds of Choccolocco Park provide a perfect venue for the festival, and its proximity to shopping, dining, and lodging facilities make the Festival of Lights a favorite destination for the citizens […]

My Sweet Escape

My sweet escape painting

By Kelsey Butler  Paint Parties and Art by Tiffany Beal Local artist Tiffany Beal found her “sweet escape” in art and has turned her passion into her business.  Beal has been hosting paint parties in and around Piedmont, where she lives, for five years. She travels to homes for private parties and holds classes for […]

AnniCon 2020

AnniCon 2020

AnniCon 2020 returns to the Anniston City Meeting Center, ​1615 Noble St., on March 1. The Asian cultures convention kicks off at 10:00 am and will run until 10:00 pm.  AnniCon is a free one-day celebration of Asian cultures including art, music, costuming, manga, anime, gaming, food, history, and special guests. All ages are welcome […]

Quick Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Events

Whether you’re looking for a mid-day surprise for your sweetie, dinner suggestions, or a night out on the town we’ve got you covered! Plus check out a few of our favorite DIY dishes you can prepare at home.  Some area restaurants had not released their menu at the time of this writing. Follow us on […]

Black Heritage Festival 2019: A 40 Year Poetic Journey

40th Black Heritage Festival

The 40th annual Black Heritage Festival is February 15 at Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston.  Ms. Georgia Calhoun began the Black Heritage Festival four decades ago. Her vision was to enhance the poetry experience for children in our community and to encourage support for local museums. Each year, students step on stage to compete in […]

Holiday Happenings 2019

christmas events

Friendship Santa Date: Ends Dec. 23 Location: 5921 McIntosh Rd, Oxford Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm Santa visits the home of Avery and Kathy Robertson each night Nov 30 – Dec 23 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Stop by for a picture with him and his 17 foot Rudolph or other Christmas decorations. (bring your […]

The Jacob Darrow Band

Jacob Darrow Band

A new year will bring new music from The Jacob Darrow Band. “My main goal for 2020 is to release an EP,” says Darrow, guitarist and vocalist. “I’ve got the first single recorded… So that will probably be out very early 2020 and then some other music to follow.” The EP will be the first […]