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Festive Fall Gatherings in Downtown Gadsden

Decatur, Ala. –  Downtown Gadsden Inc. (DGI) invites residents and visitors to make their way to the heart of the city for several family-friendly events lined up during the month of October.  

On Friday, October 1st, DGI will hold its last First Friday street party for the 2021 season. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Broad Street will be lined with classic cars, food vendors and live music performances from local and regional bands. Entertainment will include Little Elvis at 2nd and Broad, The Leftovers at 3rd and Broad, Matt Harvey Band at 4th and Broad and Southern FX at 5th and Broad. The 600 block will have a belly dancer along with the Gadsden Lion dancers providing additional entertainment. Broad Street will be closed to automobile traffic to allow festival goers to easily cross the street to enjoy the festivities. 

On Saturday, October 16th, participating stores and restaurants in downtown Gadsden invite everyone to enjoy a day of shopping and dining for Shop Small This Fall. The event is designed to support local merchants and encourage business in advance of the upcoming holiday season. From fall décor and cozy sweaters to the perfect gift for a special occasion or a bottle of wine for date night, downtown stores will have seasonal items for sale. To keep shoppers fueled, downtown restaurants will serve up favorites from sushi to burgers.

Get ready to sip and celebrate with the return of Sunset Sips. On Tuesday, October 19th, the Broad Street Bridge will be transformed into a late afternoon gathering spot with stunning views to complement hors d'oeuvres and wine. Tickets are $40 per person and are available for purchase at DGI, The Stone Market and King’s Olive Oil. Online sales are at

A spooky good time is coming to downtown Gadsden on Saturday, October 30th. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., DGI invites children and their parents to enjoy a fun time trick or treating with downtown merchants. Participating stores and restaurants will welcome little goblins to stop by for some candy. The event is targeted for those 12 years and younger, but everyone is welcome to join in the Halloween fun. Costumes are encouraged.

For more information, visit or call Downtown Gadsden Director Kay Moore at 256-547-8696.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at