Northport is located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States of America. Northport is situated down the Black Warrior River, in the west central part of the state. It is the 24th largest city in Alabama. The city is adjacent to Tuscaloosa City. In present, Northport has a population of 23.000 residents and an area of 15 square miles. Although a small city, Northport is renowned for its cultural activities attracting a lot of tourists from the surrounding counties and from all the state of Alabama. The most famous residents of Northport are Frank Larry - an MLB player, Le'Ron McClain - player for the Baltimore Ravens and Kendal Brown - a contestant for the title of America's Next Top Model.
Top Attractions within Northport
Kentuck Festival of Arts is held each year in Northport, in Kentuck Park. The event takes place in October and gathers hundreds of artists that display their most recent works in front of thousands of visitors, some coming just to see and some actually hunting new artworks to buy. The festival is accompanied by musical and culinary entertainment.
Art Night is a great event of Northport as is held once a month in the city, on the first Thursday. With this occasion, the Northport art galleries open their doors to visitors until the early hours of the morning and arts and crafts workshops are available for those interested, while most locals participate at this wonderful project. If you plan to enjoy Art Night, you should know there is a bus that takes participants from one gallery to another all through the night.
Northport Heritage Museum is located downtown Northport and is the home of a beautiful collection of artifacts documenting the evolution of the city. A great display of vintage photographs is also available in this location, if you are interested.