North

  • The Shoals - W.C. Handy Music Festival - July 21-30

    Don’t miss this annual 10-day series of events designed to preserve, promote and present the music of northwest Alabama (known as the “Shoals”) and to honor the “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy, a Florence native. Hundreds of events include a 5k, car shows, food and plenty of music. Learn More

Central

  • Montgomery - EastChase Farmer’s Market - May 13-October 28

    The Shoppes at EastChase Farmer’s Market includes many local vendors and festivities for the entire family. Throughout the summer and into the fall, shoppers will find unique, local items such as organic meats, goat cheese, natural bath products and hand-made soaps, honey, sprout breads, pastries, birdhouses and nursery plants in addition to all kinds of great produce. The Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturdays from 6 a.m. until noon. Learn More

  • Alexander City - Alexander City Jazz Fest - June 9-10

    For 25 years, this weekend has been a draw to music fans from all over the nation. This year’s event is free and includes The Sofia Goodman Group, Randall Bramlett, Delta Rae and more. Learn More

  • Wetumpka - Coosa Whitewater Festival - June 9-11

    Watch kayakers swirl and twirl in the rumbling waters of the Coosa River at this all-day party on Moccasin Gap that is in its 31st year and is raising funds to reopen Corn Creek Park. This exciting event is put on annually by Friends of the Coosa River. Learn More

  • Clinton - Chilton County Peach Festival - June 17-24

    Join in as Chilton County celebrates Alabama peaches. Pageants and tournaments are held throughout the week, along with the Peach Run, art exhibitions, a cook-off, fishing tournament, live music, parades, live and silent auctions, barbecue and much more. Learn More

South

  • Monroeville - “To Kill a Mockingbird” - April 21-May 27

    This year marks the 28th Annual production of Harper Lee’s iconic story “To Kill a Mockingbird” adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and put on by members of the Monroeville community. Don’t miss this engaging retelling of a literature legend. Learn More

  • Orange Beach - Southern Grace Dinner Series - May 18-August 3

    For the fourth consecutive year, Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina will host the Southern Grace dinner series featuring award-winning and celebrity chefs from across the South. Fresh off his second nomination for a James Beard Award, Fisher’s Executive Chef Bill Briand will open up his kitchen to spotlight the talent and cuisine of notable chefs from across the region. The dinners offer guests exquisite food, fun and fellowship in an intimate and communal atmosphere.  A portion of the ticket sales goes to support the Southern Foodways Alliance. Learn More

  • Brewton - Blueberry Festival - June 17

    This “berry-fun” event features arts & crafts, a car show, live entertainment, and of course, blueberries, blueberry bushes, cookbooks and food, including the famous, original blueberry ice cream made especially for the festival each year. There is also a free children’s section. Learn More

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