Jan 18-27, Birmingham. Alabama Dance Festival. 205-602-3599. www.alabamadancefestival.org. Admission charged with some events free. Birmingham, various locations--An annual dance festival including dance classes, workshops, performances, and community residency activities.
Feb 8-10 Birmingham. Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend. 205-870-7771 www.mercedesmarathon.com. Fee for participants only. Downtown at Linn Park--Event features five running events including the full marathon, half marathon, 5K, Kids Marathon. Other weekend activities include a Health and Wellness Expo and a post race party. Call or visit website for more information.
Montgomery's annual Jewish Food Festival & Treasure Market features tasty ethnic food including rugelach, strudel, kugel, beef brisket and stuffed cabbage. The Treasure Market offers a variety of gently loved finds.
The weekend is a commemoration of the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the Selma to Montgomery March. Activities include a pageant, a dance, women and youth conferences, a parade, festival, interfaith service and National Voting Rights Hall of Fame induction.
Mobile is not only recognized as the location of the first-known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 (yes, even before New Orleans), but also as home to "America's Family Mardi Gras" delighting both young and old from around town and across the nation. This magnificent celebration lasts over two and a half weeks and concludes on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent. For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliantly colored floats and, of course, teeming crowds of parade-goers. The floats are glowing spectacles manned by masked riders festooned in satin and sequins, and armed with crowd-pleasing "throws" such as beads, MoonPies, doubloons and candy. Mardi Gras must be experienced to be fully understood, and Mobile is the perfect place.
Eufaula Pilgrimage. 334-687-3793. www.eufaulapilgrimage.com. Admission charged. Alabama's oldest tour of homes features guided tours of historical sites, an art show, antique show and more. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports is pleased to present the 10th annual Druid City
Arts Festival (DCAF). The event will be held at Government Plaza from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Admission is free, and the festival is for people of all-ages.
Harper Lee's Non-Profit organization's performance of the award winning To Kill a Mockingbird in the Courthouse made famous by the Movie starring Gregory Peck. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the play being performed in Monroeville.
256-761-4976 www.talladegasuperspeedway.com. Admission charged. Talladega Superspeedway. An action-packed racing weekend filled with races including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500, NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards General Tire 200
Pilots from across the U.S will participate! The festival will include balloon glows Friday and Saturday night, the world famous Disc-Connected K-9's Frisbee Dog Show, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, and great food and entertainment.
Mother's Day Evening Garden Concert at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. www.bellingrath.org. Admission charged. The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra will present its annual Mother's Day concert on Live Oak Plaza at 5:30 p.m.
The Hangout Music Festival has been recognized as one of the premiere live music events in the United States with a beach setting that is part music festival and part dream vacation. The festival is located on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL – just a short drive from the Pensacola FL and Mobile AL airports. Each year at the Hangout Festival, fans are treated to some of the biggest names in music alongside new emerging acts.
This 38th annual event has plenty to offer the whole family: live entertainment, free children's section, antique car show, food court, blueberry ice cream, and fresh blueberries and blueberry bushes for sale.
Join in as Chilton County celebrates Alabama peaches. Pageants are held throughout the week, along with the Peach Run, art exhibitions, a cook-off, live music, parades, live and silent auctions, barbecue and much more. Call 205-755-2400 for more information.
Visit website for exact event date and schedule Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cook-Off. 256-773-4370. www.hartsellechamber.com. Free. Downtown--Alabama State Championship Barbecue Cook-off featuring Professional and Backyard teams from across the US. Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Association.
Visit website for exact event date and schedule. Almost 40 teams from Central Alabama and beyond will converge downtown at Riverfront Park to paddle and party for a cause while in pursuit of the Grand Championship Trophy! Off the water, browse various goods from local exhibitors and artists, enjoy food and drink from local vendors, and find a spot to watch the live music from the Amphitheater stage. The Festival is part of a 501(c)3 non-profit whose events act as fundraisers for local non-profits.
Black Belt Folk Roots Festival.is a unique celebration which brings together craft persons, musicians, dancers, storytellers, food specialist, artists and community workers--all of whom are considered bearers of the traditions and folkways of the West Alabama region.
The Okra Festival started as a small community event celebrating the only crop that survived an unusually hot summer in 2000. More than a decade later, it is one of the highlights of the summer season, featuring local food, music and cultural arts.
The Shades of Bluegrass Festival is a twice-annual event held at the Rogersville Recreation Park. There will be food and craft vendors and a Shade Tree area for jammers. Primitive camping sites and a bathhouse are available as well as RV parking with hookups.
Join us for a celebration of German heritage, Southern style. Planned activities include authentic German food, costumes and music; multiple stage events, a Biergarten, game-day TV, arts and crafts, a car show featuring classic German cars, a bratwurst-eating contest, stein-hosting contest, the Burgermeister Ball, historical tours, and much more!
Moss Rock Festival. 205-595-6306. www.mossrockfestival.com. The Preserve. An outdoor, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design & more. Over 200 juried booths, a smart living market & sweetery, outdoor activities, the Beer Garden craft tasting event, music, food, kids studios, and even a tiny home. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.
Christmas on the River is an annual event in Demopolis. We celebrate with a "Special child" and the announcement of our "St. Nick". We have a reading of the Christmas Story and lighting of the park with a Santa visit, then on Friday and Saturday we have Christmas in the Canebrake, candlelit tours of historical homes, Canebrake children's plays, the Alabama State BBQ Cook-Off, Fair in the Square arts and crafts show, a day parade and a nautical night parade with a fireworks show and semi-formal Gala on the Tombigbee.
Alabama's three-year bicentennial celebration climaxes in Montgomery with parades, fireworks, a laser light show, the dedication of a Bicentennial Park and free admission to most of the area's historic attractions.