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Today, April 26
Get ready to enjoy a weekend of BBQ, Music, and Fun! BBQ teams from across the state will be competing to see who can cook the best BBQ Ribs, Butts, and Chicken in downtown Camden! Black Belt Treasures will also be hosting Hog Wild for Art within the Cook Off Event!
Antiques in the Garden. 205-646-0069. www.petalsfromthepast.com. Free. Petals from the Past--There will be many antique dealers, crafts people with lots of great treasures to buy, as well as food vendors and a petting zoo. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Berry Heritage Festival. 205-689-4562. www.townofberryalabama.org. Free. Downtown--A down-home celebration with a display of vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles, vendors, a free kid's area and entertainment that will occur throughout the event. Fri., 5 p.m. until; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
School groups and the general public will enjoy outdoor Civil War living history demonstrations and self-guided tours of the 102 acre Soldiers’ Home site. The park includes a state of the art museum that interprets Alabama's role in the war as well as the history of Alabama's only home for Confederate veterans. Call the park for school group reservations. Event Schedule: Friday: 9-1 pm, Saturday: 10-11:30 am, Saturday Skirmish: 1 pm. The museum is open 9am – 5pm on both days.
Classic Albums Live: Queen – A Night at the Opera at oxford Performing Arts Center
Join us for Concerts on the Dock with Taylor Hunnicutt! Taylor Hunnicutt is a singer and songwriter based in Birmingham, Alabama. With roots in Blues, Soul, Country and Americana, Taylor’s performances cross genre lines and give audiences a unique and authentic storytelling experience.
More than a decade in the making, this free family friendly outdoor concert strives to bring the community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. The mission is to bring all those who attend the best local, regional and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else with an emphasis on original content. Bring friends, picnics and pets on a leash to the city’s most accessible concert series Fridays during the Spring and Fall. $5.00 Parking fee is charged on the property.
256-761-4976 www.talladegasuperspeedway.com. Admission charged. Talladega Superspeedway. An action-packed racing weekend filled with races including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500, NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards General Tire 200
18th Annual Gardendale Magnolia Festival. The Total Family Experience! 2 stages live entertainment, 150+ vendor booths including artisan demonstrations, carnival, pooch parade, car show, 5K, ponies/petting zoo, huge free kid zone, free art classes for kids, fishing tournament, pageants. Free parking and admission.
What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest events on the Gulf Coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest.
Birmingham’s largest city center arts festival transforms Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. The festival spotlights 200 juried, fine artists from around the country alongside Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham, Imagination Festival workshops for kids, 2 performance stages, special installations, a cafe, and much more.
A 30-minute concert by Lucina Horner, viola, and Glenn Egner, flute, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent at 12:30 pm.
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.
Special 156th Anniversary History Tour & Interactive Paranormal Investigation of Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, Cabin and GroundsVinemont
Join the Southern Ghost Girls Tours & Paranormal Investigation , as seen on Alabamasweet.tv, as they host a Special Anniversary Ghost Hunt and Paranormal Investigation commemorating the 156th Anniversary of the Battle of Crooked Creek, Day’s Gap and Hog Mountain. The History Tour and Investigation will take place st The Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, which was the original Vinemont stagecoach building, the Museum Grounds and the Cabin. This is an Alabama 200 Bicentennial Historic Site. Mr. Fred Wise , owner of the historic property will lead you on a historical tour Before the Investigation starts. You will be provided Paranormal Investigation Equipment for you to use!! The historic site is located where Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Colonel Abel Streight‘s men fought. The site is known to have bodies of fallen Union Soldiers buried on the grounds. The place is known for it‘s Paranormal Activity. The last time the Southern Ghost Girls investigated they found paranormal evidence. Spirit Anomalies, several orbs, apparitions, voice phenomenon, EVP’s , lights going off, doors opening by themselves and even Poltergeist activity were documented. Come Experience it for Yourself!! Meet and Greet starts at 7:00 pm And the Investigation will start after that!! You can stay and investigate the Museum, Grounds and Cabin for as long as you want until Midnight. This is back by popular demand! You will not want to miss this Investigation!!!! Dress in comfortable clothing or even Civil War period clothing if you want to add to the fun. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW Before this Event sales out!! A Portion of all Proceeds will be given to the Preservation of the Museum.
Join us as we honor our veterans. The day's festivities includes activities for children, exhibits on the home run rule, Alabama and exhibits commemorating The Courtland Army Airfield which was in operation during World War II. The event strives to show different aspects and the contributions that rural Alabama made to the war effort during World War II.