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!

2023 Shamrockin’ 5K Color Run or Walk!

Shamrockin 5K 2023

Join Main Street Anniston for the annual Shamrockin’ 5K Color Run & Walk! Hosted in Historic Downtown Anniston, participants will make their way along a visibly marked course, and through color stations as they progress through the race. Whether you walk or run, we promise you will have a blast!

First 50 registrations receive an event t-shirt and swag bag. DAY OF REGISTRATION INCREASES TO $30.

Registration link: https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Anniston/Shamrockin5KColorRun

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!

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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!

Fire VS Police Chili Cook-Off!

APD and AFD Chili Cook Off

Main Street Anniston has partnered with Anniston Fire Department and The Anniston Police Department to bring you the first ever, Fire VS Police Chili Cook-off benefiting the annual APD Toy Drive!!!

On Saturday, December 3rd our local officers and firemen will go head to head as competitors seeking the title of Anniston’s Best Bowl of Chili!

Admission is $10 at the door OR a new, unwrapped toy! Admission includes 5 sampling tickets, drinks, and condiments. Also included is a voting ticket for People’s Choice – Best Chili. Once you’ve found the chili you enjoy the most, guests may purchase a bowl of that chili for an additional $5.

Mark your calendars and join us as we support the Anniston Police Department and their annual Toy Drive for Christmas in our community.

Main Street Rivalry Run 5K!

Rivalry Run 2022

Main Street Anniston and Historic Main Street Oxford have partnered together to bring you the second annual #RivarlyRun 5K, which will kickoff this Saturday, Nov. 19th, at 7:00 AM!
Participants will register to run for Team #Anniston or Team #Oxford. The City with the most runners will be deemed the Main Street Rivalry Run Champion, and keep the trophy until the following year! So make plans to support the city you love!

Participants will begin at Simmons Park (Main Street & E. Oak Street, Oxford, AL 36203) in downtown Oxford. From there, runners will head North towards Noble Street, crossing over to Front Street and continuing to the Christmas Tree Park in Historic Downtown Anniston (11th Street & Noble Street).

On-Site registration will begin at 7:00 AM in Simmons Park (Oxford). The race will begin promptly at 8:00 AM! The awards Ceremony will be held in Downtown Anniston at 9:30 AM. The City of Anniston will be hosting a shuttle service back to Oxford beginning at 9:45 AM as well!.
Registration will be $30 per adult and $20 for students! For more information please contact City of Anniston Main Street Director, Karla Eden at: 256-371-3711!

2022 Downtown Christmas Parade!

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Join the City of Anniston and Main Street Anniston on Tuesday, December 6th for the annual Downtown Anniston Christmas Parade!

The Christmas Village will open at 5:00 PM and the parade will begin at 6:30 PM!

To participate in the parade, please complete the application linked here: 2022 Christmas Parade Application 

For questions or event information, please contact Main Street Director, Karla Eden, at: 256-371-3711.

Main Street Anniston Jazz & Art Festival!

Jazz Festival

Main Street Anniston, the City of Anniston, and Cheaha Creative Arts have come together to bring our community 3 days of music and arts.

This event will be held at 1118 Noble Street, inside what was formerly known as “The Village” or “Noble Shops”.

Beginning on Thursday, October 20th with an outdoor, community concert and low country boil, guests can enjoy a touch of New Orleans backdropped by the beautiful, “Jazz Communion” mural at the intersection of 11th and Noble. The Jazz Festival will be held from 6pm till 9pm this night.

This event is FREE, but VIP tickets are available for purchase through Main Street Anniston.

Inside, art galleries and exhibits by local artists and artisans will be available for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. Enjoy your evening strolling along the winding cobblestone path with art and music at every turn.

Do you have children interested in the arts? For a $10 donation, your child can join the Make & Take Workshop and participate in the creation of a Community Mural that will be displayed in Downtown Anniston.

For more information, contact Event Coordinator, Karla Eden at 256-371-3711 or by email at keden@annistonal.gov

Anniston High Homecoming Parade!

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The Bulldogs will lead the way down Noble Street on Thursday, September 8th, for their annual homecoming parade!

The parade will encompass the same route as the Christmas Parade with the line up beginning at 4:00 PM in the Anniston City Meeting Center parking lot, and the parade starting at 5:00 PM!

The 8th – 18th blocks of Noble Street will be closed from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the event!

For more information, please contact parade coordinator, Darrelyn Jackson, at 256-231-5010.

Anniston Changers Downtown!

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It’s that time again! The Anniston Changers are back for another monthly service project, and this time we will be working in Downtown Anniston on August 27th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM!

To register to volunteer, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3dn2qIv 

Volunteers will meet in the parking lot at the corner of 12th and Noble: 12th Street and Noble Street, Anniston AL 36201
At this project, we will mainly be focusing on cutting weeds, and litter pick-up! Thus, please bring weed eaters, landscaping tools, and gloves! There will be some other tasks as well, so feel free to come and help out in any way that you can!

Food, drinks, and fellowship will be provided to each and every person who volunteers! As always, you may register to volunteer on our website, at: www.AnnistonChangers.com!

If anyone has any questions about this event, please contact Main Street Event Coordinator, Karla Eden, at: 256-371-3711!