Downtown Northport
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Northport is a city in the Tuscaloosa County. It is located in the west-central part of Alabama, just across downtown Tuscaloosa, and situated on the Black Warrior River. Currently, it is considered as the 24th largest city in Alabama, with a population of about 23,500. Northport is part of the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has a subtropical climate and goes through four distinct seasons.

The city is noted for its cultural activities. One of these is the Kentuck Festival of Arts. Every year, in the month of October, hundreds of artists get together at the Kentuck Park to showcase their art works and pieces in front of thousands of visitors. The festival is celebrated to honor folk and contemporary art as well as traditional crafts. Demonstrations of craft making are held throughout the weekend including pottery making, quilt making and basket weaving. There’s also food and music.

Another notable and longstanding tradition of Northport is the Art Night. This is held every first Thursday of the each month. Northport art galleries are where demonstrations of art and crafts are featured.

Another much-awaited event which is celebrated every year is the Dickens Downtown. This holiday is held on the first Tuesday of December. The holiday attracts thousands of participants who come to see the period setting of 19th century England. The streets and shops of downtown Northport come alive with music, children’s activities and holiday decorations. This holiday promises traditional fun for everyone.

You must not also miss the Northport Heritage Museum, which is home to a collection of artifacts and photographs which documents the history and evolution of the city.

So if you’re up for fun and a taste of culture, then by all means don’t miss the various activities that Northport City has to offer!

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