Leeds Happenings this Week!

Check Out Leeds Happenings This Week:

There's a lot going on in historic Leeds, Alabama and we invite you to plug in.  Be sure to check out our calendar this week.  With plenty of opportunities right here for shopping, dining and entertainment, we're sure you will want to take advantage of what Leeds has to offer!

The biggest motorcycle festival in the nation is THIS weekend.

Grand River Drive-In | October 8-10 

Enjoy movies under the stars with dinner and refreshments from The Snack Shack, an off-leash dog park for the furry friends, a playground for the kiddos, a mini-golf course and yard games.

  • screen 1: 7:00pm - Venom 2: There Will Be Carnage / 8:52pm - Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
  • screen 2: 7:00pm - No Time to Die / 10:00pm - Copshop
  • screen 3: 7:00pm - The Addams Family 2 / 8:48pm - Jungle Cruise
  • screen 4: 7:00pm - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings / 9:27pm - Free Guy

For weekly movie schedules, please visit: https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/

City News

City of Leeds Receives $10,000 for Senior Center

Mayor Miller presents a $10,000 check to Ms. Audrey Bryan, Director of Leeds Senior Center. The check was given to the City by the Jefferson County Commission at the request of the Mayor and will be used as part of the on-going upgrade program at the Senior Center.

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Busy Times Ahead for Leeds Outreach

Leeds Outreach would not be able to make our Christmas program a success without our sponsors. If you have questions about becoming a sponsor, you may leave a message at our mobile # 205-352-7691 and we will contact when we are available. Other ways to contact:  leedsoutreach@gmail.com or call office 205-699-7291 (Monday and Tuesday mornings only).  We pray you will be blessed for your generosity.

Thursday, October 7

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge | Rails & Ales

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge brings the fun every Thursday night | Trivia begins at 7 + Traffic Jams Food Truck 6-9.  More Info:  www.railsandales.beer

Friday, October 8

Motorcycles by Moonlight 2021 | Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum | 6-10 pm

for evening of fun, food and friends! Cocktail reception and silent auction - all proceeds benefit Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.  A plated dinner and short program will follow with special guest and Grand Marshal, Mary McGee.  More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/319298429638743

Erica Ryleigh Live at the Rail - Rails and Ales

Live music with Erica Ryleigh 7-11 pm. It'z a Wrap food truck 6-9 pm. More Info: https://railsandales.beer/

Saturday, October 9

Grand RiverFest | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Get Ready to Grand RiverFest! Saturday, October 9th.  One day festival of Pop-ups with over 60 vendors - fashion, arts, crafts, food, face painting, balloon art, DJ and more!  Fun for the entire family- No admission charged.

See more information and a list of vendors at https://shopsofgrandriver.com/2021-grand-riverfest/

FAITH Riders of Cedar Grove Turkey Shoot

8-10 am | 10 Shoots per day with prizes given for every shoot.  More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/280770320163708/


Cody Howell live at the Rail- Rails and Ales

Live music with Cody Howell 7-11 pm. Mr. Taco Truck 2 6-9. More Info:  https://railsandales.beer 


Monday, October 11

Food Truck Monday at the Gazebo

This week's food truck is to be announced.  Please stay tuned on social media with Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce for Food Truck Monday updates.

Tuesday, October 12

Art Classes with Tanna Rose at Leeds Arts Council

5:30-7:30 pm | The Leeds Arts Council now offers ongoing visual art classes each Tuesday.

More Info:  www.leedsartscouncil.org

Wednesday, October 13

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1st Annual Fall Festival

Mum's Unique Consignment Shop

Check out the poster with more details!

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The Backyard in Leeds - Grand River

Wednesdays at 6 pm | Live Trivia is brought you by North Alabama Trivia.  More Info: https://www.backyardleeds.com


Leeds Downtown Trick or Treat

If you are a local business and would like to participate in this event, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or download the application on the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce website.   This is a great opportunity to get in front of thousands of families in downtown Leeds and give back to the community.  It's going to be a great event!

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Monster Mash Dash 5k and Color Run

Saturday, October 30

The Outlet Shops of Grand River

The Leeds Elementary and Leeds Primary PTO annual Monster Mash 5K and Fun Run is scheduled for October 30th at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. This year’s run is a combined fundraiser for both schools. Our goal is to educate our students about living a healthy lifestyle in addition to raising funds to go towards improving literacy and technology in both buildings.  For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/238629268181049


Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone in the City of Leeds to LIGHT UP THE TOWN and raise money for a great cause to kick off the Christmas and holiday season!


We would like to invite you to be an important part of the success for a wonderful community event designed to raise money for a great cause – Christmas toys for children of Leeds needy families through Leeds Outreach with the Leeds Cruising for Toys Cruise-In for a Cause Event scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021 beginning at 2:00 pm.

Leeds Cruising for Toys - a Cruise-In with a Cause


As you can see from the attached event flyer, this special event will include the cruise-in for which we expect 200-400 automobiles to cruise into downtown Leeds, prizes, street vendors, food trucks, Christmas Open House and a Parade of Cars.  Leeds High School Band will lead the Parade of Cars through downtown Leeds just prior to our annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the gazebo.  The band and Leeds High School Chorus will then entertain everyone with Christmas music and Santa will be there to greet children for Selfies with Santa to top off the holiday evening.


So how can you help or be part of this awesome event?  There are several ways.  If you have a business in Leeds, no matter whether you are a retailer or a service provider:
1)    Have your storefront decorated for Christmas by November 13
2)    Open your doors to the public on that Saturday from 2:00 pm until around 6:00 pm. (If retail, this is your opportunity for shoppers.  If service provider, law practice, insurance agent, etc., welcome visitors in to meet/greet, serve refreshments like hot cider, etc.  Utilize this opportunity to get to know people and welcome them to Leeds.
3)    If your business is not in Leeds or you would like to set up as a street vendor downtown, register as a street vendor.
4)    Consider an event sponsorship to help us raise money for this charitable cause.
5)    If you would like to register your vehicle in the cruise-in, please bring a toy or donation for admission.
6)    Encourage others to bring an unwrapped toy for a chance to win $500 cash!
7)    Help us “Get the Word Out” about this awesome event.


This is an opportunity for the entire City of Leeds to “do it up big”, to be festive and welcoming to visitors that afternoon to kick off the holiday season and do something worthwhile for someone else.

If you would like to register a street vendor space, food truck or participate as a corporate sponsor for this event, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001.  Visit  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com for complete details and to download forms!

Would your business like to be featured here?

If you are a member of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and have a business or an upcoming event in Leeds, Alabama, you could be featured on this weekly e-blast.  Please submit your upcoming event(s) or special offering and we will be happy to include it!


Are you looking for certain product or service from a local vendor? Check out the Business Directory at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and choose a chamber member.

If you are a local business and not a chamber member, maybe it's time! For more information, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

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