Tuscaloosa's amazing April continues with Bark in the Park, Birdfest and more – Tuscaloosa Magazine

Tuscaloosa’s amazing April continues this weekend with Bark in the Park, Birdfest, the T-Town State Fair, Willie Nelson and more.
After rainy conditions for last weekend’s A-Day football game, the weather will cooperate this weekend with plenty of sunshine and feels-a-lot-like summer high temperatures in the 80s, with nighttime lows in the 60s.
Here are the details on some of the big events for this weekend in the Tuscaloosa area:
Dogs will have their day Saturday as the Tuscaloosa Bark in the Park returns to the Will May Dog Park.
The annual event raises money for upkeep of the 5-acre park, which opened in 2013 at Sokol Park, 5901 Watermelon Road. 
Bark in the Park is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will include a pet photo booth, a K-9 police dog exhibition, free dog washes, tents with local vendors and pet adoption opportunities. At 1 p.m., there will be a Pet Parade, with judges awarding Best in Show and separate prizes for large and small breed dogs.  
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Activities for the family will include face-painting, cookie decorating, ring toss and cornhole. There will also be music and food trucks from Urban Cookhouse, the Pastors Kitchen, Heritage House, BobaMania and Cajun Cream.
Admission is free for all dogs and their owners, but donations will be accepted. Bark in the Park 2022 T-shirts will on sale for $25, in sizes small to extra-extra-extra large.
Donations can be made at www.tcpara.org/donate. For more information, search for Tuscaloosa Bark in the Park on Facebook
The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park will host Birdfest from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Guests can take a bird walk with one of the park’s volunteer, Dwight Lammon, at 9 a.m. The event will also feature make-and-take crafts, along with information about wildlife conservation, bird-watching checklists, birdhouse plans and more. The Alabama Audubon and the Black Warrior Riverkeeper will also have information tables at the event.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students and free for children younger than 5 years old.
Moundville Archaeological Park is at 634 Mound State Parkway in Moundville, 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa off Alabama Highway 69.
The T-Town State Fair will conclude Sunday in the parking lot of the old McFarland Mall, 900 Skyland Blvd. The fair, operated by Kissel Entertainment, features circus rides and games, food, magicians, a sea lion splash and more.
The fair will be open from 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 1-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10, with kids 5 years old and younger admitted free. Armbands for unlimited rides can be purchased for $35. For more information, go to https://kisselentertainment.com/events/40 or Kissel Entertainment’s Facebook page.
The Tuscaloosa Farmers Market will feature more than 70 local farmers and artisans selling fresh produce and unique items. The farmers market will be open from 7 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway, on the banks of the Black Warrior River. For more information, visit www.tuscaloosarivermarket.com.
Also, Kentuck’s Saturday Art Markets will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kentuck Art Center, 503 Main Ave., Northport. The market features sidewalk chalk, small crafts and  local artists who will have works on display for sale. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.kentuck.org.
Country music legend Willie Nelson will be at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in a Friday night concert.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. with opening acts Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, along with Peytan Porter.
Tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Amphitheater box office, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway, for $99.50, $79.50, $69.50, $59.50, $39.50, and $29.50, plus fees. For more, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.And on Saturday, the Druid City Music Hall will have a concert featuring rising country artist Cooper Alan and sister duo Tigirlily. Admission is $10, with general admission seating. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Druid City Music Hall, 1307 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa. For more information, go to www.druidcitymusichall.com
Reach Ken Roberts at ken.roberts@tuscaloosanews.com.