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Friday, August 25

39th Alabama Square and Round Dance Convention

Oxford

Great nights of Square and Round dancing. All day Friday and Saturday will be workshops and vendors. Don't forget to wear your best roaring 1920's outfit for Friday night and get ready to kick up your heels and square up!

3rd Annual Rumble on the Loop

Oxford

Join us for our biggest event of the year!

Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Pelham

Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. One never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free admission after paid entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. Start & end dates are dependent on Mother Nature.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

Antique automobiles parked on the Athens' square with shopping and restaurants open late. 3-6 p.m.

Contemporary Alabama Photography

Mobile

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Cru Rum Dinner

Fairhope

Cru Rum Dinner on Friday night, August 25th with Reception at 6pm and dinner at 6:30pm.

Friday On The Green

Alexander City

Family Fun With Music and Lawn Games

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Museum of Wonder

Dothan

Museum of Wonder showcases the work of Butch Anthony, a self-taught artist, storyteller, and maker of oddities. This unique exhibition of Anthony’s work explores the power of an “art environment,” when art’s meaning is influenced by the space around it. For this exhibition, Anthony will re-create portions of his art environment in Seale, Alabama, and will include installations in the museum’s gallery space, as well as in the public arena.

Remington College Mobile Campus provides free back-to-school haircuts in August

Mobile

Remington College is again helping send kids back to school looking and feeling their best – and saving their parents some money – through its 8th annual Cuts for Kids event.

Sidewalk Film Festival

Birmingham

The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 22-27, 2017. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.

Sound Sessions

Birmingham

Sound Sessions takes place in The Grill at Iron City. Did you know that despite being the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is surrounded by beautiful, sprawling farms? The Grill at Iron City recognizes the importance of supporting these local farms while at the same time providing the city with fresh, homegrown produce. All of the incredible dishes on Iron City’s menu are made using locally sourced vegetables and Alabama Gulf Coast seafood.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Summer Flower Show

Wetumpka

Summer Flower Show - Enjoy new varieties of standard southern garden flowers located at the rim of the Wetumpka meteorite crater. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Saturday, August 26

39th Alabama Square and Round Dance Convention

Oxford

Great nights of Square and Round dancing. All day Friday and Saturday will be workshops and vendors. Don't forget to wear your best roaring 1920's outfit for Friday night and get ready to kick up your heels and square up!

3rd Annual Rumble on the Loop

Oxford

Join us for our biggest event of the year!

Alabama All Veterans & Family Reunion

Tuscaloosa

The third All Veterans Reunion for the state of Alabama. Tuscaloosa welcomes you to honor our Veterans in a very special way.

Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Pelham

Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. One never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free admission after paid entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. Start & end dates are dependent on Mother Nature.

Annual Fyffe UFO Day

Fyffe

Fyffe UFO Day. 256-623-2222 www.facebook.com/FyffeUFODays. Free. Fyffe Town Park--Hot air balloon rides, arts & crafts, food, children's games, live entertainment and more. 9 a.m.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

Antique automobiles parked on the Athens' square with shopping and restaurants open late. 3-6 p.m.

Black Belt Folk Roots Festival

Eutaw

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.

Brian Walker Block Party! @ Lowe Mill A&E

Huntsville

Founding GPP Member Brian Walker has been hand-carving relief blocks and printing on shirts for eleven years. To celebrate, he’s going to bring out every block he can find, and he’ll print them onto anything he can! Bring your own t-shirt, tote bag, apron, or other item–pretty much anything flat and fabric, and he’ll print it! Pick any block you like from his collection, and help run the press to print your item on the spot. Brian will also have blank t-shirts and tote bags available to purchase for printing.

Contemporary Alabama Photography

Mobile

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Fireball Mail in Concert!

Huntsville

Fireball Mail started performing as a band in 2014, becoming the winners of the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival after only two years. The group embodies a unique combination of instrumental virtuosity and prolific songwriting talent impressing audiences with not only their cutting edge delivery, but also with an impressive catalog of fresh and original material. Collectively, Fireball Mail has an extensive resume of touring and recording experience, including appearances with such notable artists as Buddy Greene, Claire Lynch, Curtis Burch, and Ricky Skaggs. This concert sold out quickly last year, so don’t delay! Feel free to bring your own beverage of choice!

Fort Mims Reenactment & Living History

Re-enactment the Battle of Burnt Corn followed by the Battle of Fort Mims. Living history demonstrations, period music, arts, crafts, covered wagons, tomahawk throwing, blacksmithing, concessions, dancing and 1800s cooking demonstrations.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Helena Market Days Farmers Market

Helena

Held Saturdays during the summer, from Jun 3-Aug 26 at Helena Amphitheater Park--Farmers market with seasonal produce and weekly chef demonstrations. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/The.Helena.Market.Days. www.helenamarketdays.com. Free event. 313-377-9078

MainStreet Alexander City Farmer's Market

Alexander City

Saturday mornings at the fountain on Broad Street, 7:00 to 11:00. Local Growers, craftsmen and craftswomen present their goods. Fresh vegetables, fruits, soaps, honey. Call ahead for weather-related changes. 256-329-9227 www.mainstreetac.org.

Museum of Wonder

Dothan

Museum of Wonder showcases the work of Butch Anthony, a self-taught artist, storyteller, and maker of oddities. This unique exhibition of Anthony’s work explores the power of an “art environment,” when art’s meaning is influenced by the space around it. For this exhibition, Anthony will re-create portions of his art environment in Seale, Alabama, and will include installations in the museum’s gallery space, as well as in the public arena.

Music on the Mountain Festival

Rainsville

Music on the Mountain Festival. 256-228-6001. www.nacc.edu. Admission charged. Northeast Alabama Community College-Tom Bevill Lyceum--Bluegrass and gospel music groups. 6-9 p.m. .

Okra Festival

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.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2017

Birmingham

Pepper Place Saturday Market. 205-490-3176. pepperplacemarket.com. Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave. S.--Farmer's market with fresh fruits and vegetables, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. 7 a.m.-noon.

Remington College Mobile Campus provides free back-to-school haircuts in August

Mobile

Remington College is again helping send kids back to school looking and feeling their best – and saving their parents some money – through its 8th annual Cuts for Kids event.

Remy Neal – Breathe Out – EP Release

Huntsville

Remy Neal is an artist currently based in Huntsville, Alabama. Armed with a soulfully fluid voice, Neal brings forth expressive melodies backed by piano pop rhythms, weaving a music listening experience that uplifts the spirit and leaves an impression. He will debut his album Breathe Out at Alchemy Lounge, August 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

River Run Car Show

Guntersville

River Run Car Show. 256-677-9763. www.riverruncarshow.net. Fee for participants only. Marshall County Park #1--Vintage and classic cars, music, entertainment, food, prizes and more. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt at CHOM!

Tuscaloosa

Scavenger Hunt at CHOM! Saturday, August 26, 2017 10 am-4 pm Join us for a Scavenger Hunt!! Be sure to follow the clues, and you must play fair! The prize awaits, there is no time to spare! All activities included in admission!

Sidewalk Film Festival

Birmingham

The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 22-27, 2017. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Summer Flower Show

Wetumpka

Summer Flower Show - Enjoy new varieties of standard southern garden flowers located at the rim of the Wetumpka meteorite crater. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Volks Jam

Mccalla

205-477-5711. tannehill.org. Admission charged. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park--Volkswagen car show. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. tannehillvolksjam.com

Sunday, August 27

Alabama All Veterans & Family Reunion

Tuscaloosa

The third All Veterans Reunion for the state of Alabama. Tuscaloosa welcomes you to honor our Veterans in a very special way.

Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Season

Pelham

Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. One never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free admission after paid entrance to Oak Mountain State Park. Start & end dates are dependent on Mother Nature.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

Antique automobiles parked on the Athens' square with shopping and restaurants open late. 3-6 p.m.

Black Belt Folk Roots Festival

Eutaw

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.

Contemporary Alabama Photography

Mobile

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Fort Mims Reenactment & Living History

Re-enactment the Battle of Burnt Corn followed by the Battle of Fort Mims. Living history demonstrations, period music, arts, crafts, covered wagons, tomahawk throwing, blacksmithing, concessions, dancing and 1800s cooking demonstrations.

Full Circle - A Decade in the Deep South

Dothan

Full Circle is a sample of artist Mark Leputa’s career in glass over the last decade. It is a nod to the past, a glimpse at the present, and vision of what is to come – a retrospective of a decade of ambition and creation.

Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park travels to various culturally underserved community parks throughout the state of Alabama in Alabaster, Bessemer, Birmingham, Gadsden, Helena, Huntsville, Irondale, and Tuscaloosa.

Museum of Wonder

Dothan

Museum of Wonder showcases the work of Butch Anthony, a self-taught artist, storyteller, and maker of oddities. This unique exhibition of Anthony’s work explores the power of an “art environment,” when art’s meaning is influenced by the space around it. For this exhibition, Anthony will re-create portions of his art environment in Seale, Alabama, and will include installations in the museum’s gallery space, as well as in the public arena.

Remington College Mobile Campus provides free back-to-school haircuts in August

Mobile

Remington College is again helping send kids back to school looking and feeling their best – and saving their parents some money – through its 8th annual Cuts for Kids event.

Sidewalk Film Festival

Birmingham

The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 22-27, 2017. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.

Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

Birmingham

Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.

Summer Flower Show

Wetumpka

Summer Flower Show - Enjoy new varieties of standard southern garden flowers located at the rim of the Wetumpka meteorite crater. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Mobile

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.