The Official Travel Site of Alabama

Looking for a specific event, area or date?

Event Type
Events for
Begin Date
End Date
Word Search

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 1

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Rappel Master Certification Class

Fort Payne

60 Hour Rappel Master Class

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Miracle Worker

Montgomery

“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post. This classic is based on the true story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in her own world, Helen is unable to communicate. Anne realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark silence, and her success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

Twelfth Night

Montgomery

“If music be the food of love, play on!” So the love-struck Duke Orsino moons over Lady Olivia, who is in turn struck with love for a handsome youth. Little does she know, her “youth” is actually a disguised Lady Viola, who is in love with Orsino. Mistaken identities abound in this rambunctious romp, which is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Wednesday, May 2

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Rappel Master Certification Class

Fort Payne

60 Hour Rappel Master Class

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races

Tuscumbia

Trail and wagon train event sanctioned by the National Championship Chuck Wagon Races.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Miracle Worker

Montgomery

“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post. This classic is based on the true story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in her own world, Helen is unable to communicate. Anne realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark silence, and her success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

Twelfth Night

Montgomery

“If music be the food of love, play on!” So the love-struck Duke Orsino moons over Lady Olivia, who is in turn struck with love for a handsome youth. Little does she know, her “youth” is actually a disguised Lady Viola, who is in love with Orsino. Mistaken identities abound in this rambunctious romp, which is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Thursday, May 3

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018, Monroeville Bi-centennial Weekend Celebration

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Thurs, Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Monroeville's Bicentennial Weekend Celebration performances.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Rappel Master Certification Class

Fort Payne

60 Hour Rappel Master Class

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races

Tuscumbia

Trail and wagon train event sanctioned by the National Championship Chuck Wagon Races.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Miracle Worker

Montgomery

“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post. This classic is based on the true story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in her own world, Helen is unable to communicate. Anne realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark silence, and her success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

Twelfth Night

Montgomery

“If music be the food of love, play on!” So the love-struck Duke Orsino moons over Lady Olivia, who is in turn struck with love for a handsome youth. Little does she know, her “youth” is actually a disguised Lady Viola, who is in love with Orsino. Mistaken identities abound in this rambunctious romp, which is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Friday, May 4

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018, Monroeville Bi-centennial Weekend Celebration

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Thurs, Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Monroeville's Bicentennial Weekend Celebration performances.

2017 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Foley

Pilots from across the U.S will participate and 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.

26th Annual Wildflower Saturday

Fort Payne

Wildflower Saturday. 256-845-0051. www.alapark.com/DSP-Wildflower-Saturday. Free---All presentations & hikes are free to the Public and no registration required. DeSoto State Park and Lodge---Join DeSoto State Park staff & volunteers for a wonderful weekend of learning about the many species of blooming plants found on Lookout Mountain. Choose to stay the whole weekend, or just come for the day to enjoy the hikes and programs. Friday Welcome Social at 6 p.m. Choose from 3 separate hikes on Saturday, each hike with different leaders at 9:00, 1:00, & 3:00, and a wildflower presentation at DeSoto Lodge at 7:15 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Flower Spectacular

Wetumpka

Annual Flower Spectacular featuring plants not usually seen in Alabama, including masses of Poppies. Poppies are popping and Photographers are stopping! Beautiful color in all directions. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Cullman StrawberryFest

Cullman

Cullman StrawberryFest features the best strawberries and produce in North Alabama. Along with our outstanding music venue, classic car show, arts and crafts, and scrumptious food vendors, visitors can plan to spend the whole day shopping in the unique stores in our downtown district, dancing to a variety of music playing at the Festhalle or visiting our historic districts via guided tours provided by the Cullman County Museum.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

May First Friday

Gadsden

Enjoy live entertainment, great food, classic cars & special offers. Fun for the entire family! Shop your favorite stores. Dine in our local restaurants. Check out art exhibits. Discover all that is great about Downtown Gadsden!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Recall LaGrange

Leighton

Event commemorating the burning of LaGrange College-Military Academy during the Civil War.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races

Tuscumbia

Trail and wagon train event sanctioned by the National Championship Chuck Wagon Races.

Shoals Symphony at UNA: Disney LIVE! Ratatouille

Florence

The Shoals Symphony at UNA presents Disney LIVE! "Ratatouille" on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Birmingham Ghost Walk

Birmingham

The Birmingham Ghost Walk is our signature tour and is the one that started it all for us. So much dark and interesting tidbits, along with tales of intrigue and woe, are contained within the pages of our history. For 2018 there will be two different tours just to tell it all! You do not have to go on the tours in a specific order! Take the second one first if you want! It is a completely different set of tales of dark history! These evening, lantern lit tours cover all of the dark and interesting history that began right with the founding of our “city in the midst of the wilderness” and continue right through the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s (although most of the tales pre-date The Great War). Come. Grab a bit of shadowy darkness…and walk with us.

The Miracle Worker

Montgomery

“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post. This classic is based on the true story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in her own world, Helen is unable to communicate. Anne realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark silence, and her success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

Twelfth Night

Montgomery

“If music be the food of love, play on!” So the love-struck Duke Orsino moons over Lady Olivia, who is in turn struck with love for a handsome youth. Little does she know, her “youth” is actually a disguised Lady Viola, who is in love with Orsino. Mistaken identities abound in this rambunctious romp, which is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

WhistleStop BBQ Festival

Huntsville

Come have a toe-tappin, barbeque-eatin' good time and best of all it's all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit EarlyWorks Children's Museum and educational programs for area children.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Saturday, May 5

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018, Monroeville Bi-centennial Weekend Celebration

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Thurs, Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Monroeville's Bicentennial Weekend Celebration performances.

2017 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Foley

Pilots from across the U.S will participate and 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.

26th Annual Wildflower Saturday

Fort Payne

Wildflower Saturday. 256-845-0051. www.alapark.com/DSP-Wildflower-Saturday. Free---All presentations & hikes are free to the Public and no registration required. DeSoto State Park and Lodge---Join DeSoto State Park staff & volunteers for a wonderful weekend of learning about the many species of blooming plants found on Lookout Mountain. Choose to stay the whole weekend, or just come for the day to enjoy the hikes and programs. Friday Welcome Social at 6 p.m. Choose from 3 separate hikes on Saturday, each hike with different leaders at 9:00, 1:00, & 3:00, and a wildflower presentation at DeSoto Lodge at 7:15 p.m.

Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series Lake Jordan Event

Wetumpka

Come watch the best Amateur Anglers in the Southeast weigh in their catch for chance to win $10,000 dollars!

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.

Alabama Wildlife Center's Baby Bird Shower

Pelham

You're invited! How tweet it is: we're expecting about 1,000 baby birds!!

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bird Walk for Beginners (& History Buffs)

Orrville

POWs at Cahawba swore that the end of the Civil War was foretold by a dove that appeared in the prison. Maybe birds should be watched! Grab your binoculars and bird guide, and learn the basics of bird identification from an experienced birder on this easy two-hour walk through historic Old Cahawba.

Blessing of the Fleet

Bayou La Batre

251-824-2415. www.fleetblessing.org. Free. St. Margaret's Catholic Church--Throughout the weekend, festival-goers can enjoy an arts and crafts festival, a working water front exhibit, a gumbo cook-off, bayou boat tours, bingo, a certified 4-mile run, kayaking, a land parade, various raffles and children’s activities. Great food is always available, including seafood dishes.

Chunnenuggee Fair, 39th Annual

Union Springs

May 5, 2018. Union Springs, Alabama 39th Annual Chunnenuggee Fair . General: 334-738-4060, vendors: 334-738-8683. www.chunnenuggeefair.com. Juried fine arts and crafts fair with live entertainment, food and crafts vendors, children's games, door prizes and cake sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cullman StrawberryFest

Cullman

Cullman StrawberryFest features the best strawberries and produce in North Alabama. Along with our outstanding music venue, classic car show, arts and crafts, and scrumptious food vendors, visitors can plan to spend the whole day shopping in the unique stores in our downtown district, dancing to a variety of music playing at the Festhalle or visiting our historic districts via guided tours provided by the Cullman County Museum.

Derby Day at the Stables

Alexander City

May 6, Alexander City. Derby Day at the Stables. 256-397-1019. www.russelllandsonlakemartin.com. The Stables at Russell Crossroads Fundraising event for Children's Harbor with food, music and viewing of the "Run for the Roses." 4pm-6pm

For the Love of Art

Grove Hill

Street Dance event featuring art, music, food, and silent auction.

Garden In The Park

Opelika

Garden in the Park is Opelika's annual art show featuring all handmade and natural items. Items for sale include paintings, children clothes, paintings, yard art and jewelry. A variety of local groups will be performing on the stage throughout day. Children activities include Farmer Brown Party Animals, bouncy houses, Home Depot contruction kits and face painting. Food such as funnel cakes, barbque, polish sausage and seafood will be avaliable. Tree seedlings will also be given away during Garden in the Park. There is no admission fee.

Garden in the Park

Opelika

Garden in the Park is a free arts festival. Items for sale include pottery, paintings, children clothes, plants, furniture and jewelry.

George Washington Carver Commemorative Festival

Tuskegee

www.carverfestival.org. Downtown on the Square-- Annual community co-sponsored event commemorating the life and work of Dr. George Washington Carver with music, arts, crafts and other multi-generational activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 334-727-7798

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Mariachi Concert

Fort Payne

Mariachi Concert Join us for this annual Latino inspired event including a Mariachi concert, authentic cuisine and fun activities for the whole family.

Mayfest 2018

Atmore

Food, Arts & Crafts, Children's rides and activities, beautiful baby contest and pooch parade.

Much Ado About Nothing

Montgomery

“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, men were deceivers ever…” The delightfully antagonistic relationship of Beatrice and Benedick is at the heart of this Shakespearean comedy. They skewer each other with witty repartee until they must join forces to save innocent young lovers threatened by a common enemy.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2018

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.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Recall LaGrange

Leighton

Event commemorating the burning of LaGrange College-Military Academy during the Civil War.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races

Tuscumbia

Trail and wagon train event sanctioned by the National Championship Chuck Wagon Races.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Flimp Festival

Montgomery

The MMFA’s annual celebration of imagination, creativity, and good humor.

The Miracle Worker

Montgomery

“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post. This classic is based on the true story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in her own world, Helen is unable to communicate. Anne realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark silence, and her success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

Touch A Truck

Dothan

Admission charged. Landmark Park--Kids and adults will have a chance to see and explore big trucks and equipment. Refreshments for sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m..

Trussville City Fest

Trussville

Call 205-655-7535. www.trussvillecityfest.com. Admission charged at gate. The Mall, Downtown--Family event with entertainment, food, kids' activities, fireworks and more. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Twelfth Night

Montgomery

“If music be the food of love, play on!” So the love-struck Duke Orsino moons over Lady Olivia, who is in turn struck with love for a handsome youth. Little does she know, her “youth” is actually a disguised Lady Viola, who is in love with Orsino. Mistaken identities abound in this rambunctious romp, which is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Vulcan Park and Museum's Spring Walking Tour Series

Birmingham

Join Vulcan Park and Museum and friends for an educational and fun walking tour series of Birmingham’s neighborhoods.

We Love Homewood Day

Homewood

We Love Homewood Day. 205-332-6705. homewoodparks.com. Free. Homewood Central Park and Edgewood--Music, games, inflatables, etc., with a parade to the Edgewood Business District for more family fun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

WhistleStop BBQ Festival

Huntsville

Come have a toe-tappin, barbeque-eatin' good time and best of all it's all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit EarlyWorks Children's Museum and educational programs for area children.

Yatta Abba Day

Abbeville

Yatta Abba Day. 334-585-2273. www.facebook.com/yattaabbaday. Free. Downtown Square--Entertainment, garden items arts and crafts, children's activities, food vendors and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Sunday, May 6

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

Alabama Wildlife Center & Exploring Natural Alabama - Those Amazing Fishes of Alabama

Pelham

Alabama is blessed with 77,000 miles of freshwater rivers and streams. This program will showcase many fish species that call Alabama's waterways home. Complimentary refreshments are offered at 1:30 pm at the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center (next door to AWC) followed by the program at 2:00 pm.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Blessing of the Fleet

Bayou La Batre

251-824-2415. www.fleetblessing.org. Free. St. Margaret's Catholic Church--Throughout the weekend, festival-goers can enjoy an arts and crafts festival, a working water front exhibit, a gumbo cook-off, bayou boat tours, bingo, a certified 4-mile run, kayaking, a land parade, various raffles and children’s activities. Great food is always available, including seafood dishes.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

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.

Much Ado About Nothing

Montgomery

“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, men were deceivers ever…” The delightfully antagonistic relationship of Beatrice and Benedick is at the heart of this Shakespearean comedy. They skewer each other with witty repartee until they must join forces to save innocent young lovers threatened by a common enemy.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Recall LaGrange

Leighton

Event commemorating the burning of LaGrange College-Military Academy during the Civil War.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races

Tuscumbia

Trail and wagon train event sanctioned by the National Championship Chuck Wagon Races.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Miracle Worker

Montgomery

“Interesting, absorbing and moving.” – The New York Post. This classic is based on the true story of Anne Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, who grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Trapped in her own world, Helen is unable to communicate. Anne realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark silence, and her success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Monday, May 7

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races

Tuscumbia

Trail and wagon train event sanctioned by the National Championship Chuck Wagon Races.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Tuesday, May 8

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

42nd Annual Hike/Bike/Run

Valley

Valley. Fee for participants only. Valley Haven School--A day of events including a 1 or 5 mile hike, a 10 or 20 mile bike ride, and a one mile, 5K or 10.5K run. Free food and children’s activities available. 334-756-7801

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Wednesday, May 9

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Thursday, May 10

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Holy Communion for Ascension Day

Birmingham

Holy Communion for the Feast of the Ascension, 6:00 p.m., sung by the Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Frederick Teardo.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Friday, May 11

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Flower Spectacular

Wetumpka

Annual Flower Spectacular featuring plants not usually seen in Alabama, including masses of Poppies. Poppies are popping and Photographers are stopping! Beautiful color in all directions. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Buck Creek Festival

Helena

May 11-12, Helena. Buck Creek Festival. 205-296-6153 or 205-527-2415 or 205-410-4496 www.buckcreekfestival.com. Free. Helena Amphitheater Park--Two days of live music, arts & crafts, food, children's activities and a rubber duck race on Saturday. Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fire on the the Mountain BBQ Cook-Off and Spring Festival

Arab

BBQ cook-off, live entertainment, car show, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities and more.

Guin Mayfest 2018

Guin

Guin Mayfest. 205-468-2242. www.guinal.org. Free. Downtown--Live band on Friday night plus local entertainment, arts and crafts, food, carnival and more. Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Homestead Hollow Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Homestead Hollow--Festival featuring handmade and hand decorated arts and crafts with a recreated pioneer village, demonstrators, children's activities, live entertainment, delicious food. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

National Public Gardens Day

Theodore

Tour the Greenhouses at Bellingrath Gardens and Home on National Public Gardens Day and get a behind-the-scenes look at our horticulture schedule.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Prattville CityFest

Prattville

Arts and Crafts festival with food, entertainment, and children's activities. Free Concert - Friday; 7pm until 11pm Arts & Crafts - Saturday; 9am until 5pm Contact - Prattville Chamber (334)365-7392 Check out more details on our website www.prattvillecityfest.com

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Birmingham Ghost Walk

Birmingham

The Birmingham Ghost Walk is our signature tour and is the one that started it all for us. So much dark and interesting tidbits, along with tales of intrigue and woe, are contained within the pages of our history. For 2018 there will be two different tours just to tell it all! You do not have to go on the tours in a specific order! Take the second one first if you want! It is a completely different set of tales of dark history! These evening, lantern lit tours cover all of the dark and interesting history that began right with the founding of our “city in the midst of the wilderness” and continue right through the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s (although most of the tales pre-date The Great War). Come. Grab a bit of shadowy darkness…and walk with us.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Saturday, May 12

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series Weiss Lake Event

Leesburg

Come watch the best Amateur Anglers in the Southeast weigh in their catch for a chance to win $10,000 dollars!

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Birmingham Rose Show

Birmingham

Birmingham Rose Show. 205-585-9687. www.birminghamrose.org. Free. Birmingham Botanical Gardens--A weekend of roses, with many contest categories, including a photography division. Educational seminars on rose care will also be offered. Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Buck Creek Festival

Helena

May 11-12, Helena. Buck Creek Festival. 205-296-6153 or 205-527-2415 or 205-410-4496 www.buckcreekfestival.com. Free. Helena Amphitheater Park--Two days of live music, arts & crafts, food, children's activities and a rubber duck race on Saturday. Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fire on the the Mountain BBQ Cook-Off and Spring Festival

Arab

BBQ cook-off, live entertainment, car show, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities and more.

Foley Art in the Park

Foley

Foley Art in the Park. 251-943-4381 www.facebook.com/FoleyArtCenter. Free. John B. Foley Park, Corner of U.S. Hwys. 59 & 98--Held Mother's Day weekend and featuring arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activity area and a variety of food by local chefs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Guin Mayfest 2018

Guin

Guin Mayfest. 205-468-2242. www.guinal.org. Free. Downtown--Live band on Friday night plus local entertainment, arts and crafts, food, carnival and more. Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Homestead Hollow Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Homestead Hollow--Festival featuring handmade and hand decorated arts and crafts with a recreated pioneer village, demonstrators, children's activities, live entertainment, delicious food. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mother's Day Brunch 2018

Birmingham

Seating at 10:30a.m. Cost is $25/person; includes admission into the house museum. Reservations Required.

Mtn Brook Art in the Village 38th Spring Art Festival

Mountain Brook

ART IN THE VILLAGE , Mtn Brook's 38th annual art festival, & music, too!

Old Alabama Town Herb Society Herb Day Festival

Montgomery

Herb Day is an annual event organized by the Old Alabama Town Herb Society, whose goal is to promote the growth, use and preservation of herbs. Proceeds from the event are used to maintain the herb gardens at Old Alabama Town and other community projects. For more information, contact Old Alabama Town at 334-240-4500. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Orange Beach Wine Festival

Orange Beach

The Orange Beach Wine Fest is one of the most cherished tickets on the island. Over 120 wines, three live music acts, food from distinguished local restaurants, boat tours of the bay, custom wine glass, custom wine bag, and even craft beer for the un-winies.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2018

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.

Prattville CityFest

Prattville

Arts and Crafts festival with food, entertainment, and children's activities. Free Concert - Friday; 7pm until 11pm Arts & Crafts - Saturday; 9am until 5pm Contact - Prattville Chamber (334)365-7392 Check out more details on our website www.prattvillecityfest.com

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Springfest in Brundidge

Brundidge

334-735-9191. Free. Downtown Brundidge--Arts, crafts, entertainment, food, motorcyle run, parade, kid's corner. 8:30 a.m. until.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Sunday, May 13

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bellingrath Mother's Day Evening Garden Concert

Theodore

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. 5:30 p.m.

Birmingham Rose Show

Birmingham

Birmingham Rose Show. 205-585-9687. www.birminghamrose.org. Free. Birmingham Botanical Gardens--A weekend of roses, with many contest categories, including a photography division. Educational seminars on rose care will also be offered. Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Foley Art in the Park

Foley

Foley Art in the Park. 251-943-4381 www.facebook.com/FoleyArtCenter. Free. John B. Foley Park, Corner of U.S. Hwys. 59 & 98--Held Mother's Day weekend and featuring arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activity area and a variety of food by local chefs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Homestead Hollow Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Homestead Hollow--Festival featuring handmade and hand decorated arts and crafts with a recreated pioneer village, demonstrators, children's activities, live entertainment, delicious food. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Monday, May 14

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Regions Tradition

Birmingham

One of the major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions.. come see defending champion Bernhard Langer, along with golfs greats as they play right in our own backyards.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Tuesday, May 15

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Regions Tradition

Birmingham

One of the major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions.. come see defending champion Bernhard Langer, along with golfs greats as they play right in our own backyards.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Wednesday, May 16

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Regions Tradition

Birmingham

One of the major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions.. come see defending champion Bernhard Langer, along with golfs greats as they play right in our own backyards.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Thursday, May 17

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

May Third Thursday

Gadsden

Grab your coolers, dinner and a lawn chair and join us at the water wall from 6pm-8:00pm. Kick back and enjoy great music in this relaxing atmosphere!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Regions Tradition

Birmingham

One of the major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions.. come see defending champion Bernhard Langer, along with golfs greats as they play right in our own backyards.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Shoals Storytelling Festival

Florence

Join the best story-tellers in the nation for two days of music, history, and BIG stories!

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

U.S. 11 Antique Alley

Cuba

The World's Longest Yard Sale" along US Highway 11, In Cuba, booths are set-up in the Old McElroy Parking lot at the intersection of Highways 80 and 11. Booths are set-up in downtown Livingston along Highway 11; contact the Chamber for more information about booth set-up.

US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale

Fort Payne

May 17 - 20, Fort Payne. U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale. 256-845-3957. www.us11antiquealley.com. Free. U.S. Hwy 11--More than 500 miles of yard sales. Explore historic areas such as the 1889 district of Fort Payne. Sunrise to sunset.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Friday, May 18

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

36th Annual Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo

Athens

Rodeo Week in Athens-Rodeo Parade, Kid's free pony rides, Street Dance & Fashion Show, Special Needs Rodeo, Miss Limestone Rodeo Pageant with winner going on to Miss Rodeo USA, and the biggest outdoor rodeo East of the Mississippi, with World Champions every 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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Flower Spectacular

Wetumpka

Annual Flower Spectacular featuring plants not usually seen in Alabama, including masses of Poppies. Poppies are popping and Photographers are stopping! Beautiful color in all directions. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Friday On The Green

Alexander City

Family Fun With Music and Lawn Games

Hangout Music Festival 2018

Gulf Shores

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.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Hike of 7 Waterfalls

Fort Payne

A beautiful hike with unique waterfalls

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Logan Martin Lake Fest and Boat Show

Cropwell

Attendees can test drive boats, and there will be live music, food vendors, lake lifestyle vendors and a fireworks show Friday night at 8 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m.

Music and a Movie in the Park/Marketplace

Foley

Arts and crafts, plants, baked good and more with live entertainment and a movie under the stars on a big screen, Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Poke Salat Festival

Arab

Arab's Poke Salat Festival. 256-586-0345 Downtown Arab-- Arts & crafts, kid's activities, music and food.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Regions Tradition

Birmingham

One of the major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions.. come see defending champion Bernhard Langer, along with golfs greats as they play right in our own backyards.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival 2018

Florence

The Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival. Nationally and internationally known tellers share their stories. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and evening event 7-9 p.m. Visit website for schedule and more information.

Shoals Storytelling Festival

Florence

Join the best story-tellers in the nation for two days of music, history, and BIG stories!

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Birmingham Ghost Walk

Birmingham

The Birmingham Ghost Walk is our signature tour and is the one that started it all for us. So much dark and interesting tidbits, along with tales of intrigue and woe, are contained within the pages of our history. For 2018 there will be two different tours just to tell it all! You do not have to go on the tours in a specific order! Take the second one first if you want! It is a completely different set of tales of dark history! These evening, lantern lit tours cover all of the dark and interesting history that began right with the founding of our “city in the midst of the wilderness” and continue right through the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s (although most of the tales pre-date The Great War). Come. Grab a bit of shadowy darkness…and walk with us.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

U.S. 11 Antique Alley

Cuba

The World's Longest Yard Sale" along US Highway 11, In Cuba, booths are set-up in the Old McElroy Parking lot at the intersection of Highways 80 and 11. Booths are set-up in downtown Livingston along Highway 11; contact the Chamber for more information about booth set-up.

US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale

Fort Payne

May 17 - 20, Fort Payne. U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale. 256-845-3957. www.us11antiquealley.com. Free. U.S. Hwy 11--More than 500 miles of yard sales. Explore historic areas such as the 1889 district of Fort Payne. Sunrise to sunset.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Saturday, May 19

"To Kill a Mockingbird" 2018 Play

Monroeville

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Theatrical Production. 251-743-3386 http://www.tokillamockingbird.com. Admission charged. Old Courthouse Museum. Monroeville's annual theatrical production of Christopher Sergel's "To Kill A Mockingbird," presented by the all-local Mockingbird Players. Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat. matinee 2 p.m.

25th Annual Uriah Cotton Patch Festival

Uriah

Arts, Crafts, Food Vendors, entertainment, petting zoo, lots of children's activities!...and much more! For more information call Patricia McCullers at 251-862-2279 or 251-294-2253.

36th Annual Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo

Athens

Rodeo Week in Athens-Rodeo Parade, Kid's free pony rides, Street Dance & Fashion Show, Special Needs Rodeo, Miss Limestone Rodeo Pageant with winner going on to Miss Rodeo USA, and the biggest outdoor rodeo East of the Mississippi, with World Champions every 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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Arley Day Festival, Car Show & Parade, 44th Annual

Arley

The 45th Arley Day Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 7 to 3pm. This annual event is free to the public and hosts a car show, activities for all ages, great food, good music and unique hand made crafts. Contact: arleywomensclub@gmail.com,or arleywomensclub.org

Arts Alive Festival

Florence

Arts Alive Festival

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bi-Annual Garden Tour Presented by the Lee County Master Gardeners

Auburn

Join the Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama on May 19, 2018 from 9-5pm and May 20, 2018 from 12-5pm for their Bi-Annual Garden Tour! This year's Garden Tour Coordinators are Master Gardeners Rhonda Hardgrave and Sheila Allen.

Blue Star Salute Celebration

Mobile

Celebrate Armed Forces Day honoring our military. The day begins with a 5K Run and continues with presentations, music and a memorial service honoring those Alabamians who have fallen.

Cahaba Lily Festival

West Blocton

Cahaba Lily Festival. 205-938-7304 or 205-938-7622. www.cahabalily.com. Free. Cahaba Lily Center, Main St.--Morning program is held indoors and features a leading authority on the Cahaba Lily with other wildflower speakers. Lunch is provided, followed by a trip to view the lilies on the beautiful Cahaba River. 9 a.m.

Camp Smile-a-Mile Ride of Love

Alexander City

Join us as we welcome bicycle riders on their last leg of the race. They will start their ride in Tuscaloosa and ride to Children's Harbor to raise money and awareness for the camps held for children and families living with and fighting cancer.

Catfish Festival

Scottsboro

Catfish Festival. 256-259-1503. Fun Family Festival. Jackson County Park. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Creek Bank Festival, 24nd Annual

Leeds

FREE Admission - FREE Parking - Stage Entertainment, Craft & Food Vendors, Mascot Challenge, Lip Sync Contest, Dog Events, Dog Pageants, Cruisin' the Creek Bank Car Show - Plenty of Food, Fun & Fellowship - a Great Family Fun Day!

Daylily Art & Garden Festival

Headland

Held the 3rd Saturday in May, this event features art and garden craft vendors, a youth art contest, daylilies & other plants, garden-related vendors, farmers market, jazz music, and hands-on art and gardening activities for children.

East Alabama Old Car Club 44th Annual Old Car Show

Opelika

East Alabama Old Car Club's 44th Annual Old Car Show Saturday May 19, 2018 Hosted by USA Town Center 1220 Fox Run Ave., Opelika, AL - I-85 at Exit 62. 8:00 am - 11:00 am: REGISTRATION / TROPHIES awarded by 2:30 pm or ASAP thereafter. Entry Fee: $20.00 for first entry; $5.00 each for additional entries. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 registrants. Show Chairman: Buddy Graves (334) 826-9826 (no texts) Additional Contact: Larry Rodgers (334) 332-6026 East Alabama Old Car Club P. O. Box 1513 Opelika, AL 36803-1513

Hangout Music Festival 2018

Gulf Shores

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.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Logan Martin Lake Fest and Boat Show

Cropwell

Attendees can test drive boats, and there will be live music, food vendors, lake lifestyle vendors and a fireworks show Friday night at 8 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m.

Mentone Rhododendron Festival

Mentone

May 19 - 20, Mentone RhododendronFestival@gmail.com Free. Mentone Brow Park. Live music, arts & crafts, food and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2018

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.

Poke Salat Festival

Arab

Arab's Poke Salat Festival. 256-586-0345 Downtown Arab-- Arts & crafts, kid's activities, music and food.

Prattville Annual Mayor's Bike Ride

Prattville

Mayor's Bike Ride is held in conjunction with National Kids to Park Day and will begin at 9:45am at Upper Kingston Park and end at Pratt Park just in time for the Touch A Truck Event.

Prattville's Annual Touch A Truck Event

Prattville

Prattville's Annual Touch A Truck Event brings children and families out to learn about and experience different types of vehicles that they see in everyday life.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Regions Tradition

Birmingham

One of the major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions.. come see defending champion Bernhard Langer, along with golfs greats as they play right in our own backyards.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Sheffield Street Party

Sheffield

Annual downtown street party with musical entertainment.

Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival 2018

Florence

The Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival. Nationally and internationally known tellers share their stories. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and evening event 7-9 p.m. Visit website for schedule and more information.

Shoals Storytelling Festival

Florence

Join the best story-tellers in the nation for two days of music, history, and BIG stories!

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

Soul Stock

Decatur

Soul Stock. 800-524-6181. www.soulstock.com. Free. Point Mallard Park---Contemporary Christian music festival.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Festival at the Well

Glenwood

The Festival at the Well. 334-335-3426 or 334-335-3165. Admission charged. Downtown at the Well--Arts & crafts, food, live entertainment, and a street dance. 9 a.m.-midnight.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Thunder On the Bay

Dauphin Island

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The event highlights Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family, the upcoming 154th Battle of Mobile Bay Sponsored by the 6th Alabama Cavalry, the Alabama Division of Reenactors.

U.S. 11 Antique Alley

Cuba

The World's Longest Yard Sale" along US Highway 11, In Cuba, booths are set-up in the Old McElroy Parking lot at the intersection of Highways 80 and 11. Booths are set-up in downtown Livingston along Highway 11; contact the Chamber for more information about booth set-up.

US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale

Fort Payne

May 17 - 20, Fort Payne. U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale. 256-845-3957. www.us11antiquealley.com. Free. U.S. Hwy 11--More than 500 miles of yard sales. Explore historic areas such as the 1889 district of Fort Payne. Sunrise to sunset.

XTERRA Oak Mountain

Pelham

XTERRA is celebrating its 13th year of triathlon and trail run racing at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama on May 19-20.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Sunday, May 20

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Arts Alive Festival

Florence

Arts Alive Festival

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Beyond the Gates Garden Tour

Gadsden

Join us for the third annual Beyond the Gates, an exclusive tour of some of Gadsden's most impressive backyards, gardens, pools, and views.The day begins at 10 am with a reception with light refreshments in the Hardin Center’s courtyard. From there, take the tour in any order you choose.

Bi-Annual Garden Tour Presented by the Lee County Master Gardeners

Auburn

Join the Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama on May 19, 2018 from 9-5pm and May 20, 2018 from 12-5pm for their Bi-Annual Garden Tour! This year's Garden Tour Coordinators are Master Gardeners Rhonda Hardgrave and Sheila Allen.

Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA Ride - Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville

The 26th Annual Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA ride, and the 4th Annual Chief Ladiga Trail family ride, will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hangout Music Festival 2018

Gulf Shores

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.

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

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.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Mentone Rhododendron Festival

Mentone

May 19 - 20, Mentone RhododendronFestival@gmail.com Free. Mentone Brow Park. Live music, arts & crafts, food and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Miss Bessie's Birthday

Theodore

Bessie Morse Bellingrath was born May 20, 1878, in Mobile, Alabama. On this date, we celebrate her 140th birthday.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

Regions Tradition

Birmingham

One of the major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions.. come see defending champion Bernhard Langer, along with golfs greats as they play right in our own backyards.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Pelham

A modern retelling of a classic comedy!

Thunder On the Bay

Dauphin Island

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The event highlights Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family, the upcoming 154th Battle of Mobile Bay Sponsored by the 6th Alabama Cavalry, the Alabama Division of Reenactors.

U.S. 11 Antique Alley

Cuba

The World's Longest Yard Sale" along US Highway 11, In Cuba, booths are set-up in the Old McElroy Parking lot at the intersection of Highways 80 and 11. Booths are set-up in downtown Livingston along Highway 11; contact the Chamber for more information about booth set-up.

US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale

Fort Payne

May 17 - 20, Fort Payne. U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale. 256-845-3957. www.us11antiquealley.com. Free. U.S. Hwy 11--More than 500 miles of yard sales. Explore historic areas such as the 1889 district of Fort Payne. Sunrise to sunset.

XTERRA Oak Mountain

Pelham

XTERRA is celebrating its 13th year of triathlon and trail run racing at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama on May 19-20.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Monday, May 21

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

Gadsden

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational. 256-546-7365. www.gadsdenmuseum.com. Free. Professional plein air artists will paint on location for 5 days in the Gadsden/Etowah County area; their art will remain on exhibit and will be available for purchase.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Tuesday, May 22

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

Gadsden

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational. 256-546-7365. www.gadsdenmuseum.com. Free. Professional plein air artists will paint on location for 5 days in the Gadsden/Etowah County area; their art will remain on exhibit and will be available for purchase.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Wednesday, May 23

World Turtle Day

Gadsden

Celebrate World Turtle Day Meet Goldie, Learn Fun Turtle Fun Facts, See the Real Tortoise and the Hare, Wear your favorite Green shirt, Taste Turtle Food and much more!

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

Gadsden

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational. 256-546-7365. www.gadsdenmuseum.com. Free. Professional plein air artists will paint on location for 5 days in the Gadsden/Etowah County area; their art will remain on exhibit and will be available for purchase.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Thursday, May 24

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

Gadsden

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational. 256-546-7365. www.gadsdenmuseum.com. Free. Professional plein air artists will paint on location for 5 days in the Gadsden/Etowah County area; their art will remain on exhibit and will be available for purchase.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Friday, May 25

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Flower Spectacular

Wetumpka

Annual Flower Spectacular featuring plants not usually seen in Alabama, including masses of Poppies. Poppies are popping and Photographers are stopping! Beautiful color in all directions. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Coalfest

Brilliant

Coalfest. 205-465-2281. www.brilliantal.org. Free. Brilliant--Live bands, food, arts and crafts, clogging, children attractions, and more. Also, state checkers champions play local politicians. Fri. night and all day Sat..

Daikin Festival

Decatur

Daikin Festival. 800-524-6181. www.decaturcvb.org. Free. Morgan County Fairgrounds--Free. Japanese Festival featuring music, children's activities, hot -air balloons and food. 6 p.m.

Friday On The Green

Alexander City

Family Fun With Music and Lawn Games

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Music and a Movie in the Park/Marketplace

Foley

Arts and crafts, plants, baked good and more with live entertainment and a movie under the stars on a big screen, Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

RXR Fest

Alexander City

RXR Fest is a FREE 3 day music festival held on the Town Green at Russell Crossroads.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Shades of Bluegrass Festival---May 2018

Rogersville

Shades of Bluegrass Festival is held two times a year at the Rogersville Recreation Park. Shade Tree area for jammers, food vendors, craft vendors, RV parking with hook-up and bathhouse. Space for primitive camping as well.

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

Gadsden

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational. 256-546-7365. www.gadsdenmuseum.com. Free. Professional plein air artists will paint on location for 5 days in the Gadsden/Etowah County area; their art will remain on exhibit and will be available for purchase.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

The Birmingham Ghost Walk

Birmingham

The Birmingham Ghost Walk is our signature tour and is the one that started it all for us. So much dark and interesting tidbits, along with tales of intrigue and woe, are contained within the pages of our history. For 2018 there will be two different tours just to tell it all! You do not have to go on the tours in a specific order! Take the second one first if you want! It is a completely different set of tales of dark history! These evening, lantern lit tours cover all of the dark and interesting history that began right with the founding of our “city in the midst of the wilderness” and continue right through the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s (although most of the tales pre-date The Great War). Come. Grab a bit of shadowy darkness…and walk with us.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Saturday, May 26

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival

Decatur

May 27 - 28, Decatur. 800-524-6181. www.alabamajubilee.net. Free. Point Mallard Park. Enjoy balloon races, key grab, tether rides, balloon glow, arts and crafts, entertainment and more. 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Art on the Lake

Eclectic

Art on the Lake. 334 857-2133. www.childrensharbor.com. Free. Children's Harbor---More than 40 artists display and sell their works, including canvas art, pottery, jewelry and more. Also, music, concessions and kid's activities throughout the day. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.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.

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Coalfest

Brilliant

Coalfest. 205-465-2281. www.brilliantal.org. Free. Brilliant--Live bands, food, arts and crafts, clogging, children attractions, and more. Also, state checkers champions play local politicians. Fri. night and all day Sat..

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Living History Memorial Day Tribute

Gulf Shores

A Memorial Day Tribute to remember those who gave their lives in service at Fort Morgan.

LuLuPalooza

Gulf Shores

LuLuPalooza kicks off our Summer Season & helps us celebrate MEMORIAL WEEKEND! Come enjoy this FUN filled FREE DAY of MUSIC! Saturday May 26, 2018! Music will start at 2:00pm and ROCK all night long on the outdoor boat stage! Get ready to boogie your way into our Summer Season 2018!

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 2018

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.

Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market

Prattville

The Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market is a Certified Market and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, honey, plants, herbs, hand made bath and beauty products, guests cooks, music and more.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

RXR Fest

Alexander City

RXR Fest is a FREE 3 day music festival held on the Town Green at Russell Crossroads.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Shades of Bluegrass Festival---May 2018

Rogersville

Shades of Bluegrass Festival is held two times a year at the Rogersville Recreation Park. Shade Tree area for jammers, food vendors, craft vendors, RV parking with hook-up and bathhouse. Space for primitive camping as well.

Smith Lake Park Memorial Day Festival

Cullman

RV and Tent camping available. Pool will be open. Music Festival and Craft vendors Food Vendors Contests & more

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

Gadsden

Southeastern Plein Air Invitational. 256-546-7365. www.gadsdenmuseum.com. Free. Professional plein air artists will paint on location for 5 days in the Gadsden/Etowah County area; their art will remain on exhibit and will be available for purchase.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Sunday, May 27

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival

Decatur

May 27 - 28, Decatur. 800-524-6181. www.alabamajubilee.net. Free. Point Mallard Park. Enjoy balloon races, key grab, tether rides, balloon glow, arts and crafts, entertainment and more. 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Art on the Lake

Eclectic

Art on the Lake. 334 857-2133. www.childrensharbor.com. Free. Children's Harbor---More than 40 artists display and sell their works, including canvas art, pottery, jewelry and more. Also, music, concessions and kid's activities throughout the day. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.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.

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Goose Pond Island Half Iron & Sprint Triathlon

Scottsboro

Swim, Bike, & Run in the most beautiful of marathon venues!

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

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.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market

Prattville

The Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market is a Certified Market and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, honey, plants, herbs, hand made bath and beauty products, guests cooks, music and more.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

RXR Fest

Alexander City

RXR Fest is a FREE 3 day music festival held on the Town Green at Russell Crossroads.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

Second Samuel Performance

Tuscaloosa

It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, south Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. This was the summer the beloved music teacher, Miss Gertrude, passed away. As her friends and neighbors prepared for her funeral, her mysteries were unveiled. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down! Would Second Samuel ever be normal again?

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Birmingham

The songs and legendary hit-makers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the Rock and Roll musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, "Hound Dog," "Love Potion #9," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Monday, May 28

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bluegrass On The Plains

Auburn

Bluegrass fans will be gathering together on the Auburn Plains to hear music, eat from the many food vendors, and celebrate the Memorial Day week. The music event will also include a memorial day BBQ, brush fires, a potluck, arts & crafts, vendors and workshops for festival goers to participate in.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Sheffield

Memorial Ceremony

Memorial Day at the Alabama National Cemetery

Montevallo

Memorial Day Observance at Alabama National Cemetery to honor our Veterans. Ceremony will include a Flyover, Patriotic music, Ceremonial Wreath Laying, Rifle Salute and Taps.

Memorial Day at the American Village

Montevallo

Join the American Village in a day of remembrance for those in every generation who have served and sacrificed for the cause of liberty.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market

Prattville

The Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market is a Certified Market and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, honey, plants, herbs, hand made bath and beauty products, guests cooks, music and more.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Gadsden

In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Step into the world of your favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Tuesday, May 29

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bluegrass On The Plains

Auburn

Bluegrass fans will be gathering together on the Auburn Plains to hear music, eat from the many food vendors, and celebrate the Memorial Day week. The music event will also include a memorial day BBQ, brush fires, a potluck, arts & crafts, vendors and workshops for festival goers to participate in.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market

Prattville

The Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market is a Certified Market and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, honey, plants, herbs, hand made bath and beauty products, guests cooks, music and more.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Wednesday, May 30

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bluegrass On The Plains

Auburn

Bluegrass fans will be gathering together on the Auburn Plains to hear music, eat from the many food vendors, and celebrate the Memorial Day week. The music event will also include a memorial day BBQ, brush fires, a potluck, arts & crafts, vendors and workshops for festival goers to participate in.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market

Prattville

The Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market is a Certified Market and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, honey, plants, herbs, hand made bath and beauty products, guests cooks, music and more.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.

Thursday, May 31

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.

Alabama/Texas Art Exchange

Mobile

Mobile Museum of Art collaborates with Houston Baptist University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, to create an “exchange” program of contemporary art exhibitions.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Annual Youth Art Show

Prattville

Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show for students in Autauga County, public, private or home schools grades k-12. Art will be on exhibit at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery during the month of May.

Athens Cruise In on the Square

Athens

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

Back to Havana

Mobile

Alabama Contemporary’s next major nine-month exhibition and community initiative features multimedia works by fifteen of Cuba’s foremost contemporary artists and explores Cuban culture through the categories of Home & Family, Play & Recreation, Travel & Transportation, Communications & Technology, and Dreams.

Bluegrass On The Plains

Auburn

Bluegrass fans will be gathering together on the Auburn Plains to hear music, eat from the many food vendors, and celebrate the Memorial Day week. The music event will also include a memorial day BBQ, brush fires, a potluck, arts & crafts, vendors and workshops for festival goers to participate in.

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Tuscumbia

Gulf Coast Contemporary: Selected works from artists in lower Alabama exhibit

Hatchet Creek Float

Rockford

Visit website or call for exact date-----Two day kayak/canoe adventure on Hatchet Creek between US Hwy 280 and US Hwy 231. Float begins on Saturday morning, overnight camp with food and entertainment. Travel through pristine area with abundant nature and wildlife. Annual event scheduled in May of each year. Exact date to be determined in March prior to float. Rain or shine. Registration fee covers campsite, 2 meals, entertainment.

Jason Petty's Hank Williams: The Lonesome Tour

Union Springs

Hank Williams is Alabama's own country music legend.

Linda Mitchell and Mary Anne Mitchell's Works on Exhibition

Gadsden

View the works of sisters Mary Anne Mitchell and Linda Mitchell.

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

Now in its third cycle, Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is set to open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. From a sumo wrestler decked out in "camo" to bunnies in the lake, each exhibition brings contemporary, exciting works that truly become the talk of the town.

Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market

Prattville

The Prattville/Autauga Farmers Market is a Certified Market and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, honey, plants, herbs, hand made bath and beauty products, guests cooks, music and more.

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

River City Festival

Columbia

Arts and Crafts booths, Food Vendors, and entertainment. Something for all ages. No admission charge.

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.

Youth Fishing Derby - Talladega NF - Talladega, AL

Talladega

Youth Fishing Derby - Contact Art Henderson - TBA - May 2018. Call for exact date and hours, 256-362-2909.

do it

Mobile

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself.