2023 Police vs. Fire Charity Basketball Game!

APD v AFD Basketball Game

Main Street Anniston invites you to join the Anniston Fire Department and the Anniston Police Department as they go head to head in a charitable basketball game.

Admission is $5 at the door and all proceeds benefit the Anniston City Schools Annual Back to School Bash!

Doors open at the Anniston Aquatic Center at 11am. We will have the concession stand operating so bring some extra cash for hotdogs and drinks.

Don’t forget to support your favorite team by wearing RED for Anniston Fire and BLUE for Anniston Police!

Sunday Fundays for the Kids!

Sunday Fundays at The Centers-2

Every Sunday this month we will be providing educational fun, games, activities, and structure for the kids at one of our city community centers! 

Here is the monthly schedule for our February Fundays:

Sunday, Feb. 5th | Wiggins Center | 2PM – 4PM
2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201

Sunday, Feb. 12th | South Highland | 2PM – 4PM
229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207

Sunday, Feb. 19th | Carver Center | 2PM – 4PM
720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201

Sunday, Feb. 26th | Hodges Center | 2PM – 4PM
3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207

For more information contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.

2023 Arbor Day Tree Giveaway!

Arbor Day 2023

Join us on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM for our annual Arbor Day Tree Give-Away! The event will take place at Zinn Park (101 W. 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) in the Historic MLK Pavillion.
We thank Alabama Power for graciously donating the trees each year for this event!
For information on what trees will be available, please contact Doug Gaddy at: 256-236-8221 and/or dgaddy@annistonal.gov.

21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast & Youth Participation Day!

Martin Luther King Jr Day

We hope that everyone will join us at the Anniston City Meeting Center (1615 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201) at 9:00 AM on Monday, January 16, 2023 as we celebrate the life, legacy, and lasting impact of Dr. King through our MLK Breakfast & Youth Participation Day! 

This year’s theme is: “Never Lose Hope!” Our guest speaker will be Saks High School Graduate, Kimberly Houzah. 

All city and county school students are invited to participate in this event and the school with the most participation will be given an award! 

Please note the following important information for this event: 

All registered volunteers will need  to be present at the Anniston Meeting Center at 8:00 AM. There will be a sign-in table for all participating city and county school students. 

For more information on this uplifting event, please contact Patricia Pickens at: 256-231-7630.

We would also like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible: The Calhoun County Commission and Commissioner Fred Wilson, State Representative Barbara B. Boyd, Pandoras Art & Social Club, the Iota Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the Pan Hellenic Council of Calhoun County, and the Zeta Mu Sigma (alumni) Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

2023 Free Disposal Day!

2023 Free Day Schedule

In 2023, the City of Anniston will be offering free disposal days 8 months out of the year! During the disposal periods, one roll-off dumpster will be placed in each of Anniston’s four (4) wards, so citizens may dispose of their items free of charge! To see our free disposal day dates, please view the list below: 

Feb.17th & 18th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
March 17th & 18th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
May 19th & 20th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
June 16th & 17th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
Aug. 18th & 19th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
Sept. 15th & 16th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
Nov. 17th & 18th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
Dec. 15th & 16th | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days
During each of these disposal periods, we will provide one roll-off dumpster at each of the following locations (4 rolloffs in total during each disposal day): 

WARD 1 – Pelham Park Parking Lot
Address: 349 Cave Road, Anniston, AL 36206
Directions: https://bit.ly/3wvZDEh
WARD 2 – Carver Community Center Parking Lot
Address: 720 W. 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Directions: https://bit.ly/3543I7g
WARD 3 – South Highland Community Center Parking Lot
Address: 229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207
Directions: https://bit.ly/36DTsDd
WARD 4 – Norwood Hodges Community Center Parking Lot
Address: 3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
Directions: https://bit.ly/3qunznw

Please note, the following items will NOT be accepted:

Hazardous Waste of any kind (i.e. batteries, corrosives)
Freon Appliances (i.e. refrigerators, freezers)
For questions and/or more information, on the City of Anniston’s Disposal Days, please contact our Public Works Department at: 256-231-7742, ext. 272. You may also learn more about our debris policies by visiting: www.annistonal.gov/public-works.

2023 Free Dump Days | Calhoun County Landfill

2023 Free Landfill Days

The 2023 Free Dump Days are sponsored by your Calhoun County Commissioners. Each free day lasts from 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Calhoun County Landfill located at 3625 Morrisville Road, Anniston, AL 36201. For questions please call: 256-236-2411.

Below are the 2023 free days: 

January 21, 2023
April 15, 2023
July 15, 2023
October 21, 2023

During each free day, there will be no cost to dispose of the following types of items:

Yard Waste
Scrap Metal
Remodeling Waste

7th Annual Judkins Family Christmas BBQ!

Judkins Family Christmas 2022

The 7th Annual Judkins Family Christmas BBQ will take place on Sunday, December 25, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th Street, Anniston, AL 36201)!

There will be free food, fellowship, and music from acts such as N2 Christ & Mary Culpepper Community Choir!

If you are interested in performing at this event, or would like to offer your support, please contact Ms. Jackie Judkins at: 256-591-5194!

The menu will include Ribs, Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Sides! Delivery will be available for disabled citizens, simply reach out to 256-591-5194 to set it up!

2023 Noble Street Festival & Sunny King Criterium!

Noble Street 2023

The Noble Street Festival returns to Downtown Anniston on May 6, 2023 from 11 AM – 7 PM! Join us for live music, local cuisine, pro bike racing, a free KidZone, and other exciting attractions! Main Street Anniston’s, Noble Street Festival, a large scale community event — anticipates bringing together nearly 7,500-10,000 attendees and dozens of companies from across the greater Calhoun County areas!

Interested in participating in the Festival? Download the applications below:


2022 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Tree Lighting_2022

You’re Invited to The City of Anniston, Alabama and Main Street Anniston’s 2022 Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 1st at 5pm at 1129 Noble Street!

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will conclude with hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies (while supplies last) hosted by Main Street Anniston Board of Directors.

For more information, contact Main Street Director, Karla Eden, at: 256-371-3711!

Wiggins Center Thanksgiving Dinner!

Wiggins Thanks Giving Dinner_2022

Join us at the Wiggins Community Center (2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201) on Thursday, November 24, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM for a free Thanksgiving Dinner with the community! 

For more information, please feel free to contact the Wiggins Center at: (256) 231-7628