Cotton Pickin' BBQ Cook-Off. 256-773-4370. www.hartsellechamber.com. Free. Downtown--Alabama State Championship Barbecue Cook-off featuring Professional and Backyard teams from across the US. Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Association.
Restaurants around the state, including many featured in the popular brochure "100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die," invite diners to experience the wonderful culinary scene of Sweet Home Alabama. Participating restaurants will offer specials throughout the week.
Black Belt Folk Roots Festival.is a unique celebration which brings together craft persons, musicians, dancers, storytellers, food specialist, artists and community workers--all of whom are considered bearers of the traditions and folkways of the West Alabama region.
The Okra Festival started as a small community event celebrating the only crop that survived an unusually hot summer in 2000. More than a decade later, it is one of the highlights of the summer season, featuring local food, music and cultural arts.
The Shades of Bluegrass Festival is a twice-annual event held at the Rogersville Recreation Park. There will be food and craft vendors and a Shade Tree area for jammers. Primitive camping sites and a bathhouse are available as well as RV parking with hookups.
Join us for a celebration of German heritage, Southern style. Planned activities include authentic German food, costumes and music; multiple stage events, a Biergarten, game-day TV, arts and crafts, a car show featuring classic German cars, a bratwurst-eating contest, stein-hosting contest, the Burgermeister Ball, historical tours, and much more!
Witness the pivotal fifth race in NASCAR's Playoffs with the Alabama 500, Oct. 14, 2018. It's the best racing on the planets and the experience of a lifetime. Lots of free camping, kids 12 and under incredible discounts and lots more!
Kentuck Festival of the Arts features more than 270 nationally and internally acclaimed folk, visionary and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their works along with free hands-on art-making activities for children, music, and interactive live demonstrations by basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers and more.
This will be the 77th annual game, and it is the largest attended HBCU Football Classic in the nations, consistently drawing more than 65,000 fans. The game features Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University, and it's the longest continuous rivalry in the state of Alabama.
Battles for the Armory. http://tallasseearmoryguards.org. Admission charged. Tallassee Historic District and Gibsons Plantation--Battle Re-enactment of the Battle of Chehaw Station and the Battle of Franklin, Interactive exhibits, period artillery, infantry, field hospital, blacksmith, carriage rides, Tours of the Confederate Armory and more. This year we have added the new Arts and Crafts Fair.
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Huntsville, AL 35805
A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.
Dec 1-31, Oneonta. Christmas Lights at Palisades Park. 205-274-0017. www.blountcountypark.com. Free. Palisades Park---Drive through the park for the annual Christmas lights extravaganza between 5 and 9 each night in December (closed 12/24 and 12/25).
1142 South Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA
Montgomery, AL 36104
Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tours 2018. www.alabama.travel. Free. 1142 S. Perry St.--Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 1907 Governor's Mansion will be decorated and filled with the spirit of the season. Pick up tickets at the Gift Shop across the street.
Surround yourself with history at Fort Gaines! Completed in 1861, visitors delight at this site of The Battle of Mobile Bay. Explore the grounds while hearing stories of days gone by watching live reenactments.
Feb 8-10 Birmingham. Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend. 205-870-7771 www.mercedesmarathon.com. Fee for participants only. Downtown at Linn Park--Event features five running events including the full marathon, half marathon, 5K, Kids Marathon. Other weekend activities include a Health and Wellness Expo and a post race party. Call or visit website for more information.
Montgomery's annual Jewish Food Festival & Treasure Market features tasty ethnic food including rugelach, strudel, kugel, beef brisket and stuffed cabbage. The Treasure Market offers a variety of gently loved finds.
Mobile is not only recognized as the location of the first-known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 (yes, even before New Orleans), but also as home to "America's Family Mardi Gras" delighting both young and old from around town and across the nation. This magnificent celebration lasts over two and a half weeks and concludes on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent. For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliantly colored floats and, of course, teeming crowds of parade-goers. The floats are glowing spectacles manned by masked riders festooned in satin and sequins, and armed with crowd-pleasing "throws" such as beads, MoonPies, doubloons and candy. Mardi Gras must be experienced to be fully understood, and Mobile is the perfect place.
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 at 5:30 p.m.
This 38th annual event has plenty to offer the whole family: live entertainment, free children's section, antique car show, food court, blueberry ice cream, and fresh blueberries and blueberry bushes for sale.
Join in as Chilton County celebrates Alabama peaches. Pageants are held throughout the week, along with the Peach Run, art exhibitions, a cook-off, live music, parades, live and silent auctions, barbecue and much more. Call 205-755-2400 for more information.