The Noble Street Festival is an annual event held in downtown Anniston, Alabama and offers many family friendly activities. During the festival, the Sunny King Criterium bike race is conducted. This competition is the kickoff race for the USA Cycling Professional Road Tour where top notch athletes compete for more than $50,000 in prizes. The Scion KidZone is available for children and offers rides, bouncy houses, face painting, and balloons. There are also art activities available for children and performances on the Sunny King KidZone stage. The Mellow Mushroom Mad Dash running race for kids is a one-lap race around the bike course. The Mellow Mushroom Mad Dash bike race is available for kids from tricycle age to Grade 6 and allows children to race several hundred yards before crossing the finish line in front of cheering fans. There is also a YMCA Kidz bike race and all children’s races require a fee to participate. Taste on Noble offers area restaurants an opportunity to share their culinary skills with the patrons of the festival. Modestly priced snacks, lunch, and dinner are available and can be enjoyed in covered dining areas. There is also live music offered at several locations during the festival. Noble Street Festival is free to attend and is dog friendly provided they are leashed.