It’s easy to get hung up on the past, especially for a place like Tuscaloosa, which has some problematic episodes in regional history.
Because of this I know a lot of folks, especially folks from up North, look down on us, or think that Tuscaloosa isn’t a great place to live.
I am here to set the record straight, and say that this city is one of the friendliest places you can ever visit. Whatever happened in the past is in the past, these days Tuscaloosa is a city of love, friendship, and brotherhood. As an example, think about all the different community festivals and street fairs held in Tuscaloosa every year. They are all a little different, with an emphasis on a different culture or group of Tuscaloosa citizens, but they all share a similar purpose in bringing the community together. In Tuscaloosa there is nothing we love more than getting out in the street, eating some greasy food, and meeting new people. Every year Tuscaloosa hosts the Sakura Festival, the Weindorf Festival, the Kentuck Festival of Arts, the Druid City Arts Festival, and the Moundville Native American Festival, just to name a few! The only thing I don’t like about these street festivals is the lack of air conditioning. Depending on the time of summer in Tuscaloosa, sometimes I just don’t want to leave the comfort of my home HVAC system. Most of the time it is worth the effort to get up and out of the house, and experience a side of Tuscaloosa I might not see very often. This city is remarkably diverse.