Fourth Friday!

Fourth Friday

Fourth Friday returns for the summer on the following dates:

 Friday, June 24th at 6:00 PM!
 Friday, July 22nd at 6:00 PM!
 Friday, August 26th at 6:00 PM!
 Friday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM!
We are open to vendors for these four events, so please feel free to complete an application and send it to our Main Street Event Coordinator, Karla Eden, at: keden@annistonal.gov.

Link to Vendor Application: 4th Friday Vendor Application 

For questions, you may reach out to Karla at: 256-371-3711. 

DETAILS:

Join us every fourth Friday of the month June through September from 6pm till 9pm for our monthly street festival. We will have food and artisan vendors, kids activities, various themed shows, the classic car Cruise In, and more.

In June, we are bringing back the popular Freestyle Connection BMX Team for 3 action-packed stunt shows. Also on site, kids can bring their bicycle and test their skills on the Bike Rodeo Course. Learn how to safely maneuver through obstacles that you may encounter on the roads or trails.

In July, Mahealani’s Polynesian Entertainment will return to Anniston for our Summer Luau. Mahealani spent the last several months dancing in Hawaii and we are so excited to welcome her group back to Anniston! Join us as they take our community through various authentic island dances.

The Chopped Competition Returns in August, as a few of our downtown restaurants compete to take the title of Chopped Champion from reigning winner, Effina’s Downtown.

New this year, Main Street Anniston presents, Decades Night for our September Fourth Friday. As with all our Fourth Fridays, we encourage you to dress for the theme. Pick your favorite decade and come downtown for a night of groovy fun. This might be the end of our summer event series as we begin to gear up for our fall and winter activities but, that don’t mean you won’t feel your temperature rising… when Elvis takes the stage!  

We love our vendors and can’t wait to have you join us for Fourth Friday, but please remember you must submit a new application for each Fourth Friday you plan to attend.

Wacky Wednesday!

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Join Mainstreet Anniston every Wednesday in June and July for Wacky Wednesday! This is a family friendly event with a focus on fun for the kids. Wacky Wednesday will be hosted in Zinn Park from 10:30am till 12:30pm. We will have various activities each week – from educational programs to general fun.

For event questions, please contact Main Street Anniston Event Coordinator, Karla Eden, at: 256-371-3711.

Saturday Alive at the Learning Lodge!

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“Saturday Alive” is returning to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Each month, guests may meet our animal ambassador in this interactive program. Learn about the animal ambassadors’ characteristic and other fun facts!

This program is included in museum admission and free for AM&G members. 

Hands-On History: Create Your Own Wax Seal!

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Hands-On History: Create Your Own Wax Seal 

Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Berman Museum Classroom 

Wax seals have been used since the Middle Ages to seal documents, both personal and official. Join us at the Berman Museum any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to learn how seals have been used throughout history and create your own personalized seal. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

Bug Basics!

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Bug Basics 

Saturday, May 21, 2:00pm – 3:30pm 

Learning Lodge 

Delve into the land of the unseen and learn about the tiny critters that run the world. Join hobby entomologists and AM&G staff members Cecilia Johnson and Makaila Carpenter as they demonstrate insect capturing and observation techniques. This program is for ages 10 to adult. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

Third Thursday: Apple Tasting!

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Third Thursday: A Brief Natural History of the Talladega Mountains 1600-2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 5:00pm
Longleaf Event Center
Join us Thursday, May 19, at 5:00pm for a special presentation with Wildlife Biologist Jonathan Stober as he discusses the natural history of our beautiful Talladega Mountains. Stober will discuss fire ecology, the unique flora and fauna found in the Talladega Mountains, and his current restoration work.
Jonathan Stober is a Wildlife Biologist on the Shoal Creek Ranger District with the U.S. Forest Service. For the past 30 years, Stober has studied the amazing biodiversity of the Southeast including gopher tortoises and golden eagles. He is a practitioner of prescribed fire, a silviculturist of southern pine systems, and has a broad interest in restoration of southern ecosystems.
This program is $5 per person and free for AM&G members. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
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This program is $5 per person and free for members. Pre-registration is required. The program is limited to 35 people. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.

Rock the Trails!

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Did you know the Anniston Museums and Gardens (AM&G) is home to three nature trails with a wide variety of plant species? You can explore the Mrs. Eugenia G. Brannon Nature Trail with two main loops, the Bird of Prey Trail, and the Longleaf Nature Trail. Explore with our education team for a fun afternoon of creativity as we paint nature-inspired images and encouraging messages on rocks. Once your masterpiece is complete, you can help us “Rock the Trails” by placing your rock on one of AM&G’s three trails for guests to enjoy along the way. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

Creature Feature!

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Did you know that the Anniston Museums and Gardens is home to a variety of live reptiles, mammals, and birds? Make plans to join us in the exhibit halls on the 2nd Saturday of each month between 1:00pm and 2:00pm to meet and learn about one of our animal ambassadors. You never know who will be featured!

This program is included in museum admission and free for AM&G members.

Little Explorers Preschool Program !

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Little Explorers Preschool Program 

Every Tuesday in May, 10:30am – 11:00am 

Anniston Museum of Natural History 

The Anniston Museum of Natural History is the perfect place to keep your preschooler entertained and engaged, all while learning about the world around them. Every Tuesday, our education team will encourage curiosity, exploration, and learning through play with stories, activities, and crafts about the natural world. Each week, a new subject will be explored, and animal ambassadors will drop in periodically to help out! Following the program, parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum with their children and learn more about the day’s topic in our exhibit halls. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

2022 Heritage Festival!

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2022 Heritage Festival! | 06/18/22 | Zinn Park

The line-up for our annual Heritage Festival is here! We are excited to introduce the following star-studded performers: 

4:00 PM: Pooh’s Hot Band | Featuring – Heidi Mae 
5:30 PM: Kim Scott
6:30 PM: J’Cenae
8:00 PM: Urban Mystic
9:30 PM: The Manhattans | Featuring – Gerald Alston
The fun will kick-off at 2:00 PM with vendors, games, and activities. Music will then hit the stage at 4:00 PM! Tents are allowed in designated areas, but please do not bring personal grills or generators. 

The Heritage Festival is a free, family oriented event that celebrates Juneteenth! It is designed to provide a safe and fun-filled day for citizens of all ages and cultures. There will be entertainment, games for youth, food vendors, arts & crafts, and more!

We will also have an essay & art contest for high schoolers and middle schoolers this year, with cash prizes for the top 3 finishers in each category! To learn more, please read the contest flyer!

For Event or Vendor information, please contact Shanika Stringer or Frazier Burroughs at 256-236-8221, and/or Charles “Chazz” Barclay at: 256-454-2724.