Alabama Road Trips
Get ready to hit the road. Learn everything you need to know to travel the state like a local and experience all the hidden gems along the way.
Alabama at a Glance
Community leaders across the state will lead free tours through historic districts and courthouse squares in their hometowns. Each hour-long tour will start at 10 a.m. in select cities.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home will celebrate the 85th anniversary. Walter and Bessie Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile Register on April 7, 1932, inviting the public to tour the Gardens. Nearly 4,700 visitors arrived, causing a huge traffic jam. Amazed by the response, the Bellingraths decided to keep the Gardens open to the public and to charge a small admission fee. Life at their idyllic Fowl River retreat would never be the same.
Visit the region's farming families who grow fruits and vegetables, and enjoy live music, a light breakfast and cooking demonstrations with Birmingham's finest chefs. 7 a.m.-noon. each Saturday, rain or shine.
Pack your picnic, bring a cooler and head out to Barber Motorsports Park for a weekend full of activities and racing. Names such as Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, Will Power and many more will be competing for the title. This family-friendly event is right in your own backyard, so don’t miss out. Visit website for event schedule.
Featuring live performance stages, interactive arts experiences and activities for all ages, a juried Art Marketplace with more than 80 visual artists, the Creative Play Space, craft beer and much more, the Panoply Arts Festival has something for everyone!
Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR's Most Competitive Track (record 88 changes in 188 laps), most banked (33 degrees), and longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly, offering up hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids ticket prices and special offers for military members and college students.
Hangout Music Festival is the first and only festival of its kind. The extraordinary beach backdrop and sandy walkways make Hangout Music Festival an alluring destination for music fans. Unique food offerings include fresh local seafood prepared by renowned regional chefs. The Hangout Music Festival is located in Gulf Shores, Alabama - just a few miles from the Florida border. The Gulf Shores area offers a variety of vacation rentals including condos, hotels and beach houses - many of which are located within walking or biking distance to the festival. Fans looking to book a place to stay for the festival can choose from a wide selection at www.hangoutmusicfest.com. To purchase GA/VIP/SUPER VIP tickets or to learn more about Hangout Music Festival, please visit: www.hangoutmusicfest.com