Leeds, Alabama is Conveniently Located

Leeds is conveniently located about 15 miles east of Birmingham, 45 miles west of Anniston and 60 miles southwest of Gadsden.  The festival site in historic downtown Leeds is only two miles south of I-20 Exit 140.  Locals and visitors alike are invited.  Bring a folding chair and stay all day!

Leeds Fall Festival & John Henry Celebration will be held  in historic downtown Leeds, Alabama with activities all along Parkway Drive that extends to the historic train depot.  Live Play performances will be held at Leeds Arts Council which is near the train depot.

If you have any questions or want more information about the festival, please contact Stephanie Corwin with Leeds Redevelopment Authority.

Stephanie Corwin
John Henry Festival Coordinator
Cell: 205.601.0772
Email: Stephanie.LeedsRDA@gmail.com

Leeds Redevelopment Authority
1400 9th Street
Leeds, Alabama 35094


Parking for performers will be in the spaces along the fenced area by K&S Cleaners on Railroad Avenue.  Parents and other visitors must find parking along the various open streets in the downtown area.

Parkway Drive will be closed from 8th to 9th Street (from the library to city hall) for street vendor booths, food trucks and car show.

Festival performances/events will take place at the Library and Leeds Arts Council.  Other musical performances will take place at the Gazebo by Leeds Arts Council at the corner of Parkway and 9th Street.

Unfortunately, we cannot close the area crossing the tracks from Railroad Street to Thornton Avenue since that is on the truck route through town.  People should be careful and take caution when crossing the railroad tracks by foot in that area.