2022 Youth Football & Cheerleading!

2022 youth football flyer

Registration is now open through August 15th for our Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Football and Cheerleading! 

These sports are open to youth ages 5-12! Registration is $85, and uniforms may be kept based on availability!

You may signup online at this link: https://bit.ly/3sVkjmF 

You may also sign-up in person by visiting the Anniston Aquatic Center at: 130 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36205. 

For more information, please contact City of Anniston Athletic Director Darren Spurrill at: 256-847-7349. 

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!

wacky wednesday

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.

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. 

Rock the Trails!

AM&G Logo

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. 

Summer Day Camp Program 2022!

Summer Camps 2022

The City of Anniston will host its annual Summer Day Camp Program. The Summer Camp will run from May 31st through August 5th, from 7:00am until 5:30pm (Monday – Friday), and it will take place at the following 3 community centers: the Carver Community Center, Norwood Hodges Community Center, & Wiggins Community Center!

Registration forms may be picked-up at each community center camp site. To download a printable version of the Summer Camp registration Form, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3LWSLoj 

DETAILS:

DATES & TIMES

The Day Camps begin at 7:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. — Monday through Friday. Ten action-packed weeks are planned beginning May 3 1 st and ending August 5, 2021. July 4th is a city -wide recognized holiday, and our camps will not operate.

STAFF

Participants in our strategically planned Day Camp Programs are supervised at all times by carefully screened counselors. These qualified leaders instruct the campers, as well as lead them through the daily schedule of activities. Calendars will be available each week to keep parents informed of upcoming events and activities.

COST

Camp fees for residents of the City of Anniston are $55 per week per child; $50 for each additional child in the same family. Weekly fees for non-residents are $60 per week per child. A convenient daily plan is only $15 per child (if space is available). There is a $25 one-time registration fee for all campers. Fees are non-refundable. Camperships are available for low income families living within Anniston City Limits whose children attend Anniston City Schools. Proof of school enrollment must be provided. Call the camp your child will be attending for more information.

REGISTRATION

Early registration is encouraged since all Anniston Day Camp Programs have limited enrollment. To register your child, follow instructions on the attached registration form.

Free Kwon Alexander Football Camp!

Kwon Alexander Football Camp 2022

COME HONE YOUR SKILLS WITH NFL STAR KWON ALEXANDER!
About this event

COME HONE YOUR SKILLS WITH NFL STAR KWON ALEXANDER

DATE: JUNE 25

LOCATION:   CITY OF ANNISTON YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX

745 SUMMERALL GATE ROAD, ANNISTON, AL 36205

TIME: 10:00AM-1:00PM

FREE FOOD, DRINKS, AND GIVEAWAYS

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Date and time:

Sat, June 25, 2022

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Location:

City of Anniston Youth Sports Complex

745 Summerall Gate Rd

Anniston, AL 36205

Jazz in the Park at Mural Park!

jazz in the park

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama (CFNEA) and the City of Anniston have partnered up to present Jazz in the Park at Mural Park.

This free community event will be held on Thursday, April 21st from 2 – 3 PM.

Jazz music will be provided by the Anniston High School Jazz Band. We will also highlight the historical aspects of the park and the CFNEA’s pocket park site called Open Spaces Sacred Places (OSSP).

A-Town Runners | Old Fashion Speed Meet!

Old Fashion Speed Meet A-Town Runners-2

Join the Wiggins Community Center’s AAU/TFCUSA track team, the A-Town Runners, for a fun day of track competition as they host the Old Fashion Speed Meet!

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, May 28th at the McClellan Sports Complex (356 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36206)

Gates will open at 7:30 AM, first event starts promptly at 9:00 AM. 
Coaches meeting at 8:00 AM. 
Declaring Fees: $15 per athlete – $5 per Relay Team 
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 25th at 12:00 PM 
Gate Admission: $5 (Under 5 is FREE) 
Registration must be emailed to Carol Bush (cbush@annistonal.gov) 
After payment, heat sheets will be emailed to the contact person, scan & email completed heat/event sheets back to Carol Bush. 
No memberships are required for this meet. Tents are welcomed in designated areas. 
ALL MEDLEY RELAYS MUST HAVE 2 GIRLS & 2 BOYS.

EVENTS:

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Medals for: 50 M, 100 M, 200 M, 400 M, 800M, 1600M
Relays: 4 X 100 m Relay, 4 X 400 M Relay, 4 X 100 M Medley Relay (A & B)
(A = Ages 7-12) – 1st Leg = 5/6 yr. Old, 2nd Leg = 7/8 yr. Old, 3rd Leg = 9/10, 4th Leg= 11/12
(B = Ages 13 – Open) – 1st = 13/14, 2nd = 15/16, 3rd = 17/18, 4th = Open

For more information please contact: Carol Bush at either: cbush@annistonal.gov and/or 256-231-7628.

Spring Break in Anniston!

Anniston Spring Break_2022

Monday | March 21st | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Games, Fun Activities, & Music Trivia at the South Highland Community Center (229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207).

Wednesday | March 23rd | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Free Haircuts (Bring Your Report Cards), Games, & Exciting Activities at the Carver Community Center (720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201).

Friday | March 23rd | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SPRING BREAK FUN DAY!
Join us at Zinn Park (101 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) for a fun-filled day featuring Moon Bounces, Music, Police cars and Fire trucks, and more!