Under a blue tent, pitched in the middle of a Weaver neighborhood Sunday, hundreds of men, women and children oohed and ahhed as acrobats swung high above, a clown played pranks on visitors and elephants lumbered about, performing tricks.

At Michael Tucker Park, the trail’s end in Calhoun County, Anniston’s Parks and Recreation Department held the Spokes & Strings Bluegrass Festival. One mile north along that trail, Weaver residents and visitors gathered at Elwell Park to shop, eat and listen to live music at the city’s annual Heritage Festival.

Heritage Day events will begin at 8 a.m., Mayor Wayne Willis said Wednesday, and will wrap up around 3 p.m. Various musicians will take the stage at Weaver City Park starting at 9, Young said.

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