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.
See how creative our state can be. Whether it’s fashion greats, music legends, literary geniuses, food producers, innovative artists, or manufacturers, Alabama is home to lots of talented folks who are making what they love. Which maker will inspire you and your next adventure?
Held in beautiful downtown Fairhope by Mobile Bay each March, this award-winning art show attracts more than 200 exhibitors and more than 250,000 visitors.
Bluff Park Art Show takes place on the first Saturday in October. Held for more than 50 years, the show has grown from 65 artists to more than 150, and attracts more than 40,000 people annually.
APRIL 16 Old 280 Boogie is not your run of the mill music festival. The Standard Deluxe Company where it takes place bills it as a "little bit folk art, little bit rock-n-roll." The Boogies assemble great Southern musical acts and put them on a stage that is built under a shed out in the yard.
April 22-24 Magic City Art Connection is Birmingham's largest festival. It transforms Linn Park into a wonderland of excitement with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. The festival spotlights 200 artists. Free admission.
AUGUST 27-28 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.
OCTOBER 15-16 Kentuck Festival of the Arts features more than 270 nationally and internally acclaimed folk, visionary and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their works along with free hands-on art-making activities for children, music, and interactive live demonstrations by basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers and more.
NOVEMBER 5 50th Annual Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the oldest crafts fairs in Alabama featuring more than 250 artists and craftspeople. Held on the grounds of the historic Marks House.