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February 28, 2019 to March 02, 2019

George Lindsey/UNA Film Fest


Nominated by Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for the month of March, the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is an exciting event consisting of film screening, panels, discussions and celebrations throughout the Shoals area.

April 06, 2019

12th Annual Shoals Earth Day Fest 2019


The fest will have live entertainment, children's activities, arts & crafts and much more. Entertainment for the entire family will be provided by Steve Trash and others.

April 26, 2019 to April 27, 2019

Smoke on the Water Festival 2019


The Smoke on the Water Festival is more than just a BBQ cook-off – it’s an event for the entire family! Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and the Alabama BBQ Association, this cook-off will determine the very best barbeque from among the entrants. BBQ sampling, live entertainment, Corn Hole competition, vendors, car show, kids zone and more.

May 17, 2019 to May 18, 2019

Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival 2019


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.

May 18, 2019 to May 19, 2019

Arts Alive Festival


The Arts Alive Festival is a juried fine arts and crafts festival featuring artists from across the country. Children's activities, food and more.

June 01, 2019 to June 02, 2019

Frontier Day Celebration


Step back in time and listen to dulcimer music while watching artisans in costumes creating baskets, brooms, quilts and much more.

June 29, 2019 to October 20, 2019

Florence Neal: Works on Paper


Auburn University alumna and New York-based artist Florence Neal will set up a working studio in the gallery adjacent to her exhibition.

July 04, 2019

Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration


Celebrate Independence Day in the Shoals! Live musicians perform all day, food vendors are onsite, and activities for the entire family will all be at the park throughout the day. The Independence Day Celebration culminates with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast. 256-740-4141.

July 19, 2019 to July 28, 2019

W.C. Handy Music Festival 2019


The W.C. Handy Music Festival is a weeklong celebration of the musical heritage of northwest Alabama, honoring Florence native, W. C. Handy, "Father of the Blues." Over 200 events take place during the week, ranging from mini-concerts to headliner concerts, plays to art exhibits, picnics to restaurants and clubs. We are located almost equidistant from Nashville, Memphis and Birmingham. The area known as "The Shoals," where the majority of the events take place, includes the cities of Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals.

August 23, 2019 to August 25, 2019

Billy Reid Shindig No. 11


Billy Reid presents: Shindig No. 11 August 23-25 in Florence, Alabama.

September 28, 2019

Annual Shoals Dragon Boat Festival


You won't want to miss out on seeing the largest lineup of racing teams in the annual Dragon Boat Festival. All proceeds are directly applied to Shoals Scholar Dollars for NSCC and UNA.

October 01, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Alabama Renaissance Faire 2019


Visit website or call for exact event date. 256-740-4141. www.alarenfaire.org. Free. Wilson Park--The park is transformed into Fountain-on-the-Green for an entire weekend, with vendors, demonstrators and performers on location. Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun, 1-5 p.m.

November 16, 2019

W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration


Come celebrate the birthday of the "Father of the Blues," W.C. Handy, and enjoy a musical performance, refreshments and free admission to the museum. W.C. Handy was born in Florence on November 16, 1873.