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Friday, November 1

2019 Alabama Pecan Festival

Mobile

This family-oriented festival at the WC Griggs Elementary School campus features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with top notch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

2019 Battles for the Armory

Tallassee

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.

2019 Homestead Hollow Christmas in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Admission charged. Homestead Hollow, I-59 to exit 154--Handmade, hand decorated arts and crafts festival in a recreated pioneer setting. Educational pioneer demonstrations and the only licensed moonshine still in the state of Alabama. Live entertainment, children's activities and delicious food. Visit the general store for jams, jellies and pickles. 9 a.m-4 p.m.

2019 Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival

Warrior Stand

Visit website or call for exact event date and schedule. Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival - a cultural arts and humanities event celebrating Alabama's Old Federal Road communities in Macon County and the area's contribution to Alabama's early settlement. Presented by the Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project and The Town of Shorter. Free and open to the public! All ages are welcome.

Alabama Arts Alliance, Stories of Alabama

Montgomery

Exhibit will be in Old Supreme Court Library

Bellingrath Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights, and more than 1,100 custom-designed set pieces appear in 15 scenes at this popular attraction. Tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery, and on weekends and during the week of Christmas you can have a picture made with Santa. While there, complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful gift shop.

Christmas In The Park 2019

Arab

Nov 23-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas in the Country

Leighton

A pioneer Christmas event held at LaGrange College-Military Academy.

Coastal Christmas 2019

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dothan Botanical Gardens Aglow

Dothan

A walking tours along a portion of the paved garden trails will feature lots of Christmas lights, lighted holiday displays, Christmas music, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies and, of course, Santa Claus. This family-oriented event will also feature a number of Christmas surprises to watch for in the trees so visitors are encouraged to bring their flashlights.

Fall Exhibition

Birmingham

Exhibition opening reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

First Friday

Gadsden

First Friday continues in November and December so bring the family to historic downtown Gadsden to shop, eat, and enjoy!

Galaxy of Lights 2019

Huntsville

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.

NAC Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Gardendale

NAC Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. 205-681-8028. www.northartscouncil.webs.com. Free. Gardendale Civic Center--Over 60 arts & crafts vendors, music, door prizes, pictures with Santa available. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

National Peanut Festival, 76th Annual

Dothan

334-793-4323. www.nationalpeanutfestival.com. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds--The nation's largest peanut festival is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season. Festivities include amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, music concerts, beauty pageants, arts and crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, and tons of peanuts. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., noon until; Mon., 5-10 p.m.; Tues., 3-10 p.m.; Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thurs., 4-10 p.m.

Off-Broadway Musical

Rainsville

This superbly executed play is just another benefit of having the creative talent and facilities of the Tom Bevill Lyceum at Northeast Alabama Community College

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

The year 2019 marks the fourth cycle of Out of the Box, an initiative to advance the appreciation and understanding of outdoor sculpture. Ten to 15 sculptures will be on view.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Santa in the Park 2019

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Each Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village 2019

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Tinsel Trail 2019

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

Saturday, November 2

Hunter Appreciation Day Arts and Crafts Festival

Pine Apple

Arts and Crafts, Big Buck Contest , Antique Car and Truck Parade, Live entertainment, Food, Children's activities, and petting zoo

10th Annual Movie on Fairhope Avenue

Fairhope

Nov 23, Fairhope. Movie on Fairhope Avenue. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Intersection of Section St. and Fairhope Ave.--The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available. 6:30-9 p.m.

2019 Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station

Alpine

Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station. 256-362-9375. www.facebook.com/PlankRoadStation AJ Powers Lodge/Plank Road Station at Winterboro-- All types of artists (pottery / photographers/wood carvers/art/etc.) display and sell their wares, along with entertainment and homecooking. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

2019 Canyon Fest

Fort Payne

Join us for this 10th annual celebration! This is the Canyon Center’s biggest event of the year. Don’t miss the live music, nature and art activities, demonstrations, great food, vendors, children’s activities and fun at this signature festival designed to celebrate our canyon and the natural world.

2019 Fredonia Heritage Day

Five Points

The historic Fredonia Community House will celebrate 100 years of meaningful service in 2021. It began as a school in 1921 and continued in this capacity until the 1940s, when it became a key meeting place. The Fredonia Community Club meets there monthly, as does the Fredonia Heritage Association and the Fredonia Town Council. It's also the site of the famous Fredonia BBQ on the first Saturday after Easter. Fredonia Community Club is a wonderful site for Fredonia Heritage Day on the first Saturday of each November.

2019 Jackson Fall Festival

Jackson

Fall Festival is on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9am-2pm. Live music, Lumberjack Competition, Children's Games, Market and Food vendors, Car Show and more. Contact the Chamber at 251-246-3251 for more information.

2019 Lineville Heritage Day Festival

Lineville

Lineville Merchants Association Heritage Day Festival. 256-396-6143. www.facebook.com/Lineville-Heritage-Day-518038171598584. Free. Downtown--An old-fashioned street festival featuring an antique tractor show and parade, a juried vintage quilt show, historical displays, Mr. & Miss Heritage Day, live music featuring local talent, an old-fashioned costume contest, horseshoe and domino tournaments, great food, craft vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2019 Peterman Station Festival

Peterman

Arts & crafts festival in historic downtown Peterman, AL.

2019 Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

Pike Road

The Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the oldest crafts fairs in Alabama featuring more than 250 artists and craftspeople. Held on the grounds of the historic Marks House. Children under 8 free.

6TH Annual "Harpersville Day Celebration"

Harpersville

This fun-filled day has a lot to offer including an Antique Car Show, Hay Bale contest, children's activities, musical entertainment and more.

Alabama Designer Craftsman 47th Craft Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham

47th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call

Athens

All veterans and their families are invited to the museum for breakfast and a time of fellowship with fellow veterans on every first Saturday of the month.

Battleship Rugby Fall Tournament

Mobile

Come experience another type of football as rugby teams throughout the southeast compete in the annual Battleship Rugby 15s fall tournament. On our front lawn.

Beer Garden: Craft Tasting Event

Hoover

Each fall, Moss Rock Festival’s Beer Garden Craft Tasting Event spotlights a great selection of craft brews from Birmingham, the state of Alabama, and beyond including a cask garden, some bio-dynamic wines, tasty beer bites, live music and an eco-creative festival.

Bienville Bites Food Tour

Mobile

Experience over 300 years of Gulf Coast history and culture as you taste Mobile’s best restaurants through an exclusive guided tour.

Christmas Open House

Gadsden

Get an early jump on your Christmas shopping in historic downtown Gadsden.

Christopher Nitsche: Liminal Ship II

Mobile

Christopher Nitsche creates sculptures, drawings and temporary installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships; a pursuit he started in 1995.

Collinsville Turkey Trot

Collinsville

Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association.

Creative Spirit Market

Fort Payne

Adding a new twist to a typical art fair, this event is designed as an open air showcase, with artist demonstrations, locally & regionally created fine & folk art, premium hand-crafted goods, live acoustic music, as well as interactive kid's art area.

DDC's Nutcracker Princess Production

Gadsden

The Downtown Dance Conservatory of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts presents its annual Nutcracker Princess production.

Fairhope Veteran's Day Parade

Fairhope

The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th.

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore. See the 56th annual display of Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, America’s largest outdoor display of chrysanthemums.

Festival of Trees XXIX

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

First Monday Weekend Trade days

Scottsboro

One of the Deep South's oldest and largest trade days where bartering, haggling, and swapping of goods has not passed on with time. It is a true blend of antique shows, craft fairs, and rummage sales. Believed to have begun in the mid-1850's, where merchants plied their wares around the Court House in downtown Scottsboro.

GCAA Art Market

Gulf Shores

Art Market featuring original art by local and regional artists

If Bugs Could Talk Walking Tour at Old Cahawba

Orrville

If you would like to get your hands dirty in the warm waters of the famous Perine Well, then come and join us for this hands-on activity as we listen to the bugs (macroinvertebrates) speak to us about water quality.

Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon

Orange Beach

Half Marathon, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is excited to celebrate winter with “Let it Snow” through January 31, 2019.

MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Alexander City

Enjoy Autumn's Bounty at the MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

For over 30 years, the Mobile International Festival has grown to become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and visitors to the varied cultural world around them. Our goal remains to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship, and to showcase acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures.

Moss Rock Festival

Hoover

Moss Rock Festival. 205-595-6306. www.mossrockfestival.com. The Preserve. An outdoor, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design & more. Over 200 juried booths, a smart living market & sweetery, outdoor activities, the Beer Garden craft tasting event, music, food, kids studios, and even a tiny home. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Natural Bridge Quilt Show 2019

Natural Bridge

Old and New Quilts on display. Event is at the Natural Bridge Community Center in Natural Bridge, AL

Rappel/Rock Climb

Fort Payne

Have fun rappelling down the cliff or challenging the rock by climbing up it!

Rappelling Adventure

Fort Payne

A chance to start the day on a cliff

St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival 2019

Brookside

Nov 2-3 2019, Brookside . St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival . 205-285-9648. www.brooksidealabama.com, or www.stnicholasbrookside.org. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church--Tours of the 1984 temple are available. The ladies of the Sisterhood of St. Olga prepare the food and pastries from recipes handed down from relatives and friends who immigrated to Brookside from Western Ukraine and what is now known as Slovakia. Be sure to visit our Russian Beriozka Store for imported gifts and souvenirs. Food is take-out or eat in..

The Iron Bowl 2019

Auburn

Iron Bowl - Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state Alabama.

USS ALABAMA Living History Crew Drill

Mobile

Come see history come alive as WWII historical reenactors board the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM. Call to battle stations at 1pm. Be on deck for aerial attack and combat engagement. L-Bird fly-in on the grounds with aerial demonstrations. The Crew Drills occur in alternating months during the year.

W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration

Florence

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.

WWII Living History Event

Dauphin Island

A World War II Event. Come and experience a day in the life of a WWII Soldier during a Fall Campaign.

West Dallas Antique Tractor Show 2019

Orrville

Visit website for exact event date. Event full of classic cars, tractors, gas engines, and more! Featuring live music, local food and Alabama Maker vendors, as well as their signature antique vehicle parade, this event never disappoints!

Sunday, November 3

2019 Lineville Car Show

Lineville

Lineville Car Show . 256-396-2058. alabamaclaycounty.com. Admission charged; under 12, free. Lineville Recreation Park, Hwy. 9--Acres of antique cars, street rods, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m..

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH

Birmingham

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH with orchestra and organ. A civic chorus from throughout the state of Alabama. Free to the public. Child care provided.

Annual Holiday Open House

Alexander City

Holiday Open House featuring shops throughout the city highlighting festive decorations and settings.

Dothan Cultural Arts Center Choral & Theatre Festival

Dothan

The Cultural Arts Center Fall Choral & Theatre Festival showcases middle, high school and home school students performing in music and theatre.

Etowah Youth Orchestras Fall Formal Concert

Gadsden

The annual Fall Formal Concert of the Etowah Youth Orchestras!

Gift Shop Open House and Holidays at Fort Morgan Tour

Gulf Shores

"Holidays at the Fort" Tour at 1pm, and Gift Shop open house with refreshments from 2pm -4pm

Holiday Open House

Prattville

Holiday Open House November 17, 1 – 4 pm The Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery will be decorated for the holiday season and open for shopping. Stop by for light refreshments and find unique items for those special people on your Christmas shopping list! For more information, contact the Cultural Arts Office at (334) 595-0854.

Veteran's Appreciation Week

Montgomery

All veterans and active duty military personnel and their dependent family members receive 50% off regular admission price.

Monday, November 4

2019 Veterans Day Service at the American Village

Montevallo

Join us at American Village as we salute veterans, active members of the United Stated Armed Forces, and their families with a service in the Colonial Chapel, followed by the laying of poppies at the National Veterans Shrine.

Concern the Spiritual in Art

Wetumpka

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery presents” Concerning the Spiritual in Art” from November 3 – December 20, 2019. This exhibit will feature artist’s interpretation of religious and holy images and will include piano performances of religious and Christmas music.

Presentation "Fort Morgan's Military Role in WWI"

Gulf Shores

A presentation in the fort based on Fort Morgan's Military Role in the WWI.

Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade

Bay Minette

Open to the public, all are welcome to come and support our Veterans. A breakfast followed by a parade is held every year to honor those who have served and are serving our country.

Veteran's Day Parade & Ceremony

Tuscumbia

Veteran's Day Parade at 11:00 am, Ceremony at the Courthouse following

Veterans Celebration

Hoover

A small ceremony, at the Veterans Memorial Arbor within Aldridge Gardens, recognizing those that have served our country. A reception will be held in the Aldridge Gardens house afterwards.

Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags

Mobile

Come celebrate Veterans Day at Alabama's veterans memorial. Parade of Flags by area 4th grade students, essay contest winners, special guests and keynote address by America's Distinguished Young Woman of the Year.

Veterans Day Concert

Mobile

Join us for an evening of patriotic music performed by the Mobile Pops Band. The evening will include anthems, marches, popular music and traditional patriotic medleys as we salute our veterans.

Tuesday, November 5

Free Fee Day - Tuskegee NF - Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Andrew Brown

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest - Contact Rita Patterson - 205-489-5111

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Conecuh National Forest

Andalusia

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Tim Mersmann

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Talladega National Forest - Talladega District

Talladega

Free Fee Day - Veteran's Day - Contact Gloria Nielsen

Scarecrows in the Park 2019

Opp

Experience scarecrow creativity this fall in Opp. 334-493--3070

Wednesday, November 6

Alabama Frontier Days

Wetumpka

Alabama Frontier Days is a demonstration of frontier life in Alabama and the southeast during the period 1700-1820. It is the largest education based event in the state.

Thursday, November 7

"Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” Alabama’s Official Folklife Play

Brundidge

Alabama's Official Folklife Play. The stories told in "Come Home, It's Suppertime" are 100 percent true and performed as told by real-life characters who milled around our hometown during the days of the Great Depression and "strowed" around stories that have endured with time.

2019 Charis Crafters "Home for the Holidays" Craft Show

Wetumpka

Charis Crafters Craft Show. Admission charged. Wetumpka Civic Center, 410 S. Main St. A wide variety of handmade crafted items and homemade delights perfect for gift giving or decorating your home. Thurs 11-7, Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

2019 Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Show

Birmingham

Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show. 205-836-7178. www.christmasvillagefestival.com. Admission charged. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex North and East Exhibition Halls--Over 600 exhibitor booths with arts, crafts and gifts. Photo sessions with Santa available. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

2019 Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

2019 Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Orange Beach

Venues of all kinds welcome the nearly 200 songwriters that come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores from around the country and around the world.

2019 Goat Hill Museum Store Holiday Open House

Montgomery

The Annual Open House and Alabama author book signing at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Alabama’s historic State Capitol is one of Montgomery’s favorite events.

2019 Thanksgiving Day Hike

Huntsville

Get started on Thanksgiving morning with a scenic hike with a family friendly 2 mile hike.

49th Annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow

Atmore

Atmore. Thanksgiving Pow Wow. 251-368-9136 ext. 2216. www.poarchcreekindians-nsn.gov. Admission charged. Poarch Creek Indian Reservation--The public is invited to join the annual pow wow celebration featuring a display of authentic dress, exhibition dancing by tribes from around the U.S., the crowning of the Poarch Creek Indian princesses, and shopping for crafts, quilts and more. 10 a.m.-until..

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Pelham

Guests to our event will enjoy holiday music from the Pelham High School Jazz Band as they enter the venue. Members of the Beautification Board will pass out 1,000 Christmas ornaments, so don’t be late! Inside the Main Arena we will be treated to Christmas Music from the children in our community representing each school.

Art Night - Featuring a Year of Alabama Artists

Northport

Art Night is the 1st Thursday of each month. During this free, monthly celebration of visual arts, crafts, music, and community, visitors are invited to enjoy gallery openings, artist talks, demonstrations, interactive art, eight open artists' studios, live music, and local vendors in Historic Downtown Northport.

Bouldering Adventure

Fort Payne

Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. We will climb on some of the best boulders atop Lookout Mountain.

Cherokee County Christmas Parade

Centre

Main Street Centre, Alabama over 100 units...floats, beauty queens, bands,cheerleaders, antique cars, and much more !

Choral Evensong

Birmingham

Choral Evensong, 5:30 p.m., sung by the Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Frederick Teardo.

Fairhope Film Festival

Fairhope

The 7th Annual Fairhope Film Festival November 7th-10th, 2019. Visit www.fairhopefilmfestival.org for ticket information.

Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration

Fairhope

Nov 21, Fairhope. Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Downtown--Entertainment provided and Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes. 5:30-7 p.m. with tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Mobile Makers: Legendary Carnival Artists of Today

Mobile

"Alabama Makers" celebrates the creative geniuses found across the whole of the State. Mobile Makers highlights the outstanding talent and creations of the artists and artisans behind Carnival. Contemporary creatives design and execute trains, crowns, floats, paintings, and watercolors without compare. This exhibit showcases the lives and artworks of the artistic figures behind Mardi Gras.

Pioneer Days at Rikard's Mill Historical Park

Beatrice

The Pioneer Days event is the first week in November, when the park is turned into an early Alabama pioneer settlement. Watch a weaver, Banjo-maker, Spinner, a treenware maker, Blacksmith, Trapper, work in the Women's Camp and much more. School groups must call to schedule.

Taste of Monroeville & Market

Monroeville

Downtown Monroeville - This all day event kicks off Monroeville's holiday shopping season. Join area merchants and specialty vendors in and around the historic downtown. Taste Event is 6 - 9 pm, tickets $20.

Thanksgiving Buffet

Guntersville

Each year LGSP welcomes over 2000 guests and their families for Thanksgiving. Let us give your family a break from cooking this year.

Turkey Day Classic 2019

Montgomery

Turkey Day Classic. 334-229-4100. www.alasu.edu. Admission charged. Alabama State University Hornets Stadium--Alabama State University traditional Thanksgiving Day football game.

Friday, November 8

2019 Alabama Pecan Festival

Mobile

This family-oriented festival at the WC Griggs Elementary School campus features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with top notch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

2019 Battles for the Armory

Tallassee

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.

2019 Homestead Hollow Christmas in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Admission charged. Homestead Hollow, I-59 to exit 154--Handmade, hand decorated arts and crafts festival in a recreated pioneer setting. Educational pioneer demonstrations and the only licensed moonshine still in the state of Alabama. Live entertainment, children's activities and delicious food. Visit the general store for jams, jellies and pickles. 9 a.m-4 p.m.

2019 Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival

Warrior Stand

Visit website or call for exact event date and schedule. Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival - a cultural arts and humanities event celebrating Alabama's Old Federal Road communities in Macon County and the area's contribution to Alabama's early settlement. Presented by the Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project and The Town of Shorter. Free and open to the public! All ages are welcome.

Alabama Arts Alliance, Stories of Alabama

Montgomery

Exhibit will be in Old Supreme Court Library

Bellingrath Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights, and more than 1,100 custom-designed set pieces appear in 15 scenes at this popular attraction. Tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery, and on weekends and during the week of Christmas you can have a picture made with Santa. While there, complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful gift shop.

Christmas In The Park 2019

Arab

Nov 23-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas in the Country

Leighton

A pioneer Christmas event held at LaGrange College-Military Academy.

Coastal Christmas 2019

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dothan Botanical Gardens Aglow

Dothan

A walking tours along a portion of the paved garden trails will feature lots of Christmas lights, lighted holiday displays, Christmas music, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies and, of course, Santa Claus. This family-oriented event will also feature a number of Christmas surprises to watch for in the trees so visitors are encouraged to bring their flashlights.

Fall Exhibition

Birmingham

Exhibition opening reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Galaxy of Lights 2019

Huntsville

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.

NAC Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Gardendale

NAC Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. 205-681-8028. www.northartscouncil.webs.com. Free. Gardendale Civic Center--Over 60 arts & crafts vendors, music, door prizes, pictures with Santa available. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

National Peanut Festival, 76th Annual

Dothan

334-793-4323. www.nationalpeanutfestival.com. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds--The nation's largest peanut festival is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season. Festivities include amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, music concerts, beauty pageants, arts and crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, and tons of peanuts. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., noon until; Mon., 5-10 p.m.; Tues., 3-10 p.m.; Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thurs., 4-10 p.m.

Off-Broadway Musical

Rainsville

This superbly executed play is just another benefit of having the creative talent and facilities of the Tom Bevill Lyceum at Northeast Alabama Community College

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

The year 2019 marks the fourth cycle of Out of the Box, an initiative to advance the appreciation and understanding of outdoor sculpture. Ten to 15 sculptures will be on view.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Santa in the Park 2019

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Each Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village 2019

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Tinsel Trail 2019

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

Saturday, November 9

Hunter Appreciation Day Arts and Crafts Festival

Pine Apple

Arts and Crafts, Big Buck Contest , Antique Car and Truck Parade, Live entertainment, Food, Children's activities, and petting zoo

10th Annual Movie on Fairhope Avenue

Fairhope

Nov 23, Fairhope. Movie on Fairhope Avenue. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Intersection of Section St. and Fairhope Ave.--The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available. 6:30-9 p.m.

2019 Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station

Alpine

Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station. 256-362-9375. www.facebook.com/PlankRoadStation AJ Powers Lodge/Plank Road Station at Winterboro-- All types of artists (pottery / photographers/wood carvers/art/etc.) display and sell their wares, along with entertainment and homecooking. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

2019 Canyon Fest

Fort Payne

Join us for this 10th annual celebration! This is the Canyon Center’s biggest event of the year. Don’t miss the live music, nature and art activities, demonstrations, great food, vendors, children’s activities and fun at this signature festival designed to celebrate our canyon and the natural world.

2019 Fredonia Heritage Day

Five Points

The historic Fredonia Community House will celebrate 100 years of meaningful service in 2021. It began as a school in 1921 and continued in this capacity until the 1940s, when it became a key meeting place. The Fredonia Community Club meets there monthly, as does the Fredonia Heritage Association and the Fredonia Town Council. It's also the site of the famous Fredonia BBQ on the first Saturday after Easter. Fredonia Community Club is a wonderful site for Fredonia Heritage Day on the first Saturday of each November.

2019 Jackson Fall Festival

Jackson

Fall Festival is on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9am-2pm. Live music, Lumberjack Competition, Children's Games, Market and Food vendors, Car Show and more. Contact the Chamber at 251-246-3251 for more information.

2019 Lineville Heritage Day Festival

Lineville

Lineville Merchants Association Heritage Day Festival. 256-396-6143. www.facebook.com/Lineville-Heritage-Day-518038171598584. Free. Downtown--An old-fashioned street festival featuring an antique tractor show and parade, a juried vintage quilt show, historical displays, Mr. & Miss Heritage Day, live music featuring local talent, an old-fashioned costume contest, horseshoe and domino tournaments, great food, craft vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2019 Peterman Station Festival

Peterman

Arts & crafts festival in historic downtown Peterman, AL.

2019 Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

Pike Road

The Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the oldest crafts fairs in Alabama featuring more than 250 artists and craftspeople. Held on the grounds of the historic Marks House. Children under 8 free.

6TH Annual "Harpersville Day Celebration"

Harpersville

This fun-filled day has a lot to offer including an Antique Car Show, Hay Bale contest, children's activities, musical entertainment and more.

Alabama Designer Craftsman 47th Craft Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham

47th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Battleship Rugby Fall Tournament

Mobile

Come experience another type of football as rugby teams throughout the southeast compete in the annual Battleship Rugby 15s fall tournament. On our front lawn.

Beer Garden: Craft Tasting Event

Hoover

Each fall, Moss Rock Festival’s Beer Garden Craft Tasting Event spotlights a great selection of craft brews from Birmingham, the state of Alabama, and beyond including a cask garden, some bio-dynamic wines, tasty beer bites, live music and an eco-creative festival.

Bienville Bites Food Tour

Mobile

Experience over 300 years of Gulf Coast history and culture as you taste Mobile’s best restaurants through an exclusive guided tour.

Christmas Open House

Gadsden

Get an early jump on your Christmas shopping in historic downtown Gadsden.

Christopher Nitsche: Liminal Ship II

Mobile

Christopher Nitsche creates sculptures, drawings and temporary installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships; a pursuit he started in 1995.

Collinsville Turkey Trot

Collinsville

Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association.

Creative Spirit Market

Fort Payne

Adding a new twist to a typical art fair, this event is designed as an open air showcase, with artist demonstrations, locally & regionally created fine & folk art, premium hand-crafted goods, live acoustic music, as well as interactive kid's art area.

DDC's Nutcracker Princess Production

Gadsden

The Downtown Dance Conservatory of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts presents its annual Nutcracker Princess production.

Fairhope Veteran's Day Parade

Fairhope

The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th.

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore. See the 56th annual display of Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, America’s largest outdoor display of chrysanthemums.

Festival of Trees XXIX

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

GCAA Art Market

Gulf Shores

Art Market featuring original art by local and regional artists

If Bugs Could Talk Walking Tour at Old Cahawba

Orrville

If you would like to get your hands dirty in the warm waters of the famous Perine Well, then come and join us for this hands-on activity as we listen to the bugs (macroinvertebrates) speak to us about water quality.

Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon

Orange Beach

Half Marathon, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is excited to celebrate winter with “Let it Snow” through January 31, 2019.

MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Alexander City

Enjoy Autumn's Bounty at the MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

For over 30 years, the Mobile International Festival has grown to become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and visitors to the varied cultural world around them. Our goal remains to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship, and to showcase acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures.

Moss Rock Festival

Hoover

Moss Rock Festival. 205-595-6306. www.mossrockfestival.com. The Preserve. An outdoor, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design & more. Over 200 juried booths, a smart living market & sweetery, outdoor activities, the Beer Garden craft tasting event, music, food, kids studios, and even a tiny home. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Natural Bridge Quilt Show 2019

Natural Bridge

Old and New Quilts on display. Event is at the Natural Bridge Community Center in Natural Bridge, AL

Rappel/Rock Climb

Fort Payne

Have fun rappelling down the cliff or challenging the rock by climbing up it!

Rappelling Adventure

Fort Payne

A chance to start the day on a cliff

St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival 2019

Brookside

Nov 2-3 2019, Brookside . St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival . 205-285-9648. www.brooksidealabama.com, or www.stnicholasbrookside.org. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church--Tours of the 1984 temple are available. The ladies of the Sisterhood of St. Olga prepare the food and pastries from recipes handed down from relatives and friends who immigrated to Brookside from Western Ukraine and what is now known as Slovakia. Be sure to visit our Russian Beriozka Store for imported gifts and souvenirs. Food is take-out or eat in..

The Iron Bowl 2019

Auburn

Iron Bowl - Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state Alabama.

USS ALABAMA Living History Crew Drill

Mobile

Come see history come alive as WWII historical reenactors board the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM. Call to battle stations at 1pm. Be on deck for aerial attack and combat engagement. L-Bird fly-in on the grounds with aerial demonstrations. The Crew Drills occur in alternating months during the year.

W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration

Florence

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.

WWII Living History Event

Dauphin Island

A World War II Event. Come and experience a day in the life of a WWII Soldier during a Fall Campaign.

West Dallas Antique Tractor Show 2019

Orrville

Visit website for exact event date. Event full of classic cars, tractors, gas engines, and more! Featuring live music, local food and Alabama Maker vendors, as well as their signature antique vehicle parade, this event never disappoints!

Sunday, November 10

2019 Lineville Car Show

Lineville

Lineville Car Show . 256-396-2058. alabamaclaycounty.com. Admission charged; under 12, free. Lineville Recreation Park, Hwy. 9--Acres of antique cars, street rods, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m..

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH

Birmingham

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH with orchestra and organ. A civic chorus from throughout the state of Alabama. Free to the public. Child care provided.

Annual Holiday Open House

Alexander City

Holiday Open House featuring shops throughout the city highlighting festive decorations and settings.

Dothan Cultural Arts Center Choral & Theatre Festival

Dothan

The Cultural Arts Center Fall Choral & Theatre Festival showcases middle, high school and home school students performing in music and theatre.

Etowah Youth Orchestras Fall Formal Concert

Gadsden

The annual Fall Formal Concert of the Etowah Youth Orchestras!

Gift Shop Open House and Holidays at Fort Morgan Tour

Gulf Shores

"Holidays at the Fort" Tour at 1pm, and Gift Shop open house with refreshments from 2pm -4pm

Holiday Open House

Prattville

Holiday Open House November 17, 1 – 4 pm The Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery will be decorated for the holiday season and open for shopping. Stop by for light refreshments and find unique items for those special people on your Christmas shopping list! For more information, contact the Cultural Arts Office at (334) 595-0854.

Veteran's Appreciation Week

Montgomery

All veterans and active duty military personnel and their dependent family members receive 50% off regular admission price.

Monday, November 11

2019 Veterans Day Service at the American Village

Montevallo

Join us at American Village as we salute veterans, active members of the United Stated Armed Forces, and their families with a service in the Colonial Chapel, followed by the laying of poppies at the National Veterans Shrine.

Concern the Spiritual in Art

Wetumpka

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery presents” Concerning the Spiritual in Art” from November 3 – December 20, 2019. This exhibit will feature artist’s interpretation of religious and holy images and will include piano performances of religious and Christmas music.

Presentation "Fort Morgan's Military Role in WWI"

Gulf Shores

A presentation in the fort based on Fort Morgan's Military Role in the WWI.

Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade

Bay Minette

Open to the public, all are welcome to come and support our Veterans. A breakfast followed by a parade is held every year to honor those who have served and are serving our country.

Veteran's Day Parade & Ceremony

Tuscumbia

Veteran's Day Parade at 11:00 am, Ceremony at the Courthouse following

Veterans Celebration

Hoover

A small ceremony, at the Veterans Memorial Arbor within Aldridge Gardens, recognizing those that have served our country. A reception will be held in the Aldridge Gardens house afterwards.

Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags

Mobile

Come celebrate Veterans Day at Alabama's veterans memorial. Parade of Flags by area 4th grade students, essay contest winners, special guests and keynote address by America's Distinguished Young Woman of the Year.

Veterans Day Concert

Mobile

Join us for an evening of patriotic music performed by the Mobile Pops Band. The evening will include anthems, marches, popular music and traditional patriotic medleys as we salute our veterans.

Tuesday, November 12

Free Fee Day - Tuskegee NF - Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Andrew Brown

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest - Contact Rita Patterson - 205-489-5111

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Conecuh National Forest

Andalusia

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Tim Mersmann

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Talladega National Forest - Talladega District

Talladega

Free Fee Day - Veteran's Day - Contact Gloria Nielsen

Scarecrows in the Park 2019

Opp

Experience scarecrow creativity this fall in Opp. 334-493--3070

Wednesday, November 13

Alabama Frontier Days

Wetumpka

Alabama Frontier Days is a demonstration of frontier life in Alabama and the southeast during the period 1700-1820. It is the largest education based event in the state.

Thursday, November 14

"Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” Alabama’s Official Folklife Play

Brundidge

Alabama's Official Folklife Play. The stories told in "Come Home, It's Suppertime" are 100 percent true and performed as told by real-life characters who milled around our hometown during the days of the Great Depression and "strowed" around stories that have endured with time.

2019 Charis Crafters "Home for the Holidays" Craft Show

Wetumpka

Charis Crafters Craft Show. Admission charged. Wetumpka Civic Center, 410 S. Main St. A wide variety of handmade crafted items and homemade delights perfect for gift giving or decorating your home. Thurs 11-7, Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

2019 Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Show

Birmingham

Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show. 205-836-7178. www.christmasvillagefestival.com. Admission charged. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex North and East Exhibition Halls--Over 600 exhibitor booths with arts, crafts and gifts. Photo sessions with Santa available. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

2019 Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

2019 Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Orange Beach

Venues of all kinds welcome the nearly 200 songwriters that come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores from around the country and around the world.

2019 Goat Hill Museum Store Holiday Open House

Montgomery

The Annual Open House and Alabama author book signing at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Alabama’s historic State Capitol is one of Montgomery’s favorite events.

2019 Thanksgiving Day Hike

Huntsville

Get started on Thanksgiving morning with a scenic hike with a family friendly 2 mile hike.

49th Annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow

Atmore

Atmore. Thanksgiving Pow Wow. 251-368-9136 ext. 2216. www.poarchcreekindians-nsn.gov. Admission charged. Poarch Creek Indian Reservation--The public is invited to join the annual pow wow celebration featuring a display of authentic dress, exhibition dancing by tribes from around the U.S., the crowning of the Poarch Creek Indian princesses, and shopping for crafts, quilts and more. 10 a.m.-until..

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Pelham

Guests to our event will enjoy holiday music from the Pelham High School Jazz Band as they enter the venue. Members of the Beautification Board will pass out 1,000 Christmas ornaments, so don’t be late! Inside the Main Arena we will be treated to Christmas Music from the children in our community representing each school.

Cherokee County Christmas Parade

Centre

Main Street Centre, Alabama over 100 units...floats, beauty queens, bands,cheerleaders, antique cars, and much more !

Choral Evensong

Birmingham

Choral Evensong, 5:30 p.m., sung by the Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Frederick Teardo.

Fairhope Film Festival

Fairhope

The 7th Annual Fairhope Film Festival November 7th-10th, 2019. Visit www.fairhopefilmfestival.org for ticket information.

Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration

Fairhope

Nov 21, Fairhope. Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Downtown--Entertainment provided and Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes. 5:30-7 p.m. with tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Mobile Makers: Legendary Carnival Artists of Today

Mobile

"Alabama Makers" celebrates the creative geniuses found across the whole of the State. Mobile Makers highlights the outstanding talent and creations of the artists and artisans behind Carnival. Contemporary creatives design and execute trains, crowns, floats, paintings, and watercolors without compare. This exhibit showcases the lives and artworks of the artistic figures behind Mardi Gras.

Pioneer Days at Rikard's Mill Historical Park

Beatrice

The Pioneer Days event is the first week in November, when the park is turned into an early Alabama pioneer settlement. Watch a weaver, Banjo-maker, Spinner, a treenware maker, Blacksmith, Trapper, work in the Women's Camp and much more. School groups must call to schedule.

Taste of Monroeville & Market

Monroeville

Downtown Monroeville - This all day event kicks off Monroeville's holiday shopping season. Join area merchants and specialty vendors in and around the historic downtown. Taste Event is 6 - 9 pm, tickets $20.

Thanksgiving Buffet

Guntersville

Each year LGSP welcomes over 2000 guests and their families for Thanksgiving. Let us give your family a break from cooking this year.

Turkey Day Classic 2019

Montgomery

Turkey Day Classic. 334-229-4100. www.alasu.edu. Admission charged. Alabama State University Hornets Stadium--Alabama State University traditional Thanksgiving Day football game.

Friday, November 15

2019 Alabama Pecan Festival

Mobile

This family-oriented festival at the WC Griggs Elementary School campus features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with top notch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

2019 Battles for the Armory

Tallassee

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.

2019 Homestead Hollow Christmas in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Admission charged. Homestead Hollow, I-59 to exit 154--Handmade, hand decorated arts and crafts festival in a recreated pioneer setting. Educational pioneer demonstrations and the only licensed moonshine still in the state of Alabama. Live entertainment, children's activities and delicious food. Visit the general store for jams, jellies and pickles. 9 a.m-4 p.m.

2019 Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival

Warrior Stand

Visit website or call for exact event date and schedule. Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival - a cultural arts and humanities event celebrating Alabama's Old Federal Road communities in Macon County and the area's contribution to Alabama's early settlement. Presented by the Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project and The Town of Shorter. Free and open to the public! All ages are welcome.

Alabama Arts Alliance, Stories of Alabama

Montgomery

Exhibit will be in Old Supreme Court Library

Bellingrath Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights, and more than 1,100 custom-designed set pieces appear in 15 scenes at this popular attraction. Tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery, and on weekends and during the week of Christmas you can have a picture made with Santa. While there, complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful gift shop.

Christmas In The Park 2019

Arab

Nov 23-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas in the Country

Leighton

A pioneer Christmas event held at LaGrange College-Military Academy.

Coastal Christmas 2019

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dothan Botanical Gardens Aglow

Dothan

A walking tours along a portion of the paved garden trails will feature lots of Christmas lights, lighted holiday displays, Christmas music, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies and, of course, Santa Claus. This family-oriented event will also feature a number of Christmas surprises to watch for in the trees so visitors are encouraged to bring their flashlights.

Fall Exhibition

Birmingham

Exhibition opening reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Galaxy of Lights 2019

Huntsville

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.

NAC Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Gardendale

NAC Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. 205-681-8028. www.northartscouncil.webs.com. Free. Gardendale Civic Center--Over 60 arts & crafts vendors, music, door prizes, pictures with Santa available. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

National Peanut Festival, 76th Annual

Dothan

334-793-4323. www.nationalpeanutfestival.com. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds--The nation's largest peanut festival is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season. Festivities include amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, music concerts, beauty pageants, arts and crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, and tons of peanuts. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., noon until; Mon., 5-10 p.m.; Tues., 3-10 p.m.; Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thurs., 4-10 p.m.

Off-Broadway Musical

Rainsville

This superbly executed play is just another benefit of having the creative talent and facilities of the Tom Bevill Lyceum at Northeast Alabama Community College

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

The year 2019 marks the fourth cycle of Out of the Box, an initiative to advance the appreciation and understanding of outdoor sculpture. Ten to 15 sculptures will be on view.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Santa in the Park 2019

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Each Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village 2019

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Tinsel Trail 2019

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

Saturday, November 16

Hunter Appreciation Day Arts and Crafts Festival

Pine Apple

Arts and Crafts, Big Buck Contest , Antique Car and Truck Parade, Live entertainment, Food, Children's activities, and petting zoo

10th Annual Movie on Fairhope Avenue

Fairhope

Nov 23, Fairhope. Movie on Fairhope Avenue. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Intersection of Section St. and Fairhope Ave.--The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available. 6:30-9 p.m.

2019 Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station

Alpine

Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station. 256-362-9375. www.facebook.com/PlankRoadStation AJ Powers Lodge/Plank Road Station at Winterboro-- All types of artists (pottery / photographers/wood carvers/art/etc.) display and sell their wares, along with entertainment and homecooking. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

2019 Canyon Fest

Fort Payne

Join us for this 10th annual celebration! This is the Canyon Center’s biggest event of the year. Don’t miss the live music, nature and art activities, demonstrations, great food, vendors, children’s activities and fun at this signature festival designed to celebrate our canyon and the natural world.

2019 Fredonia Heritage Day

Five Points

The historic Fredonia Community House will celebrate 100 years of meaningful service in 2021. It began as a school in 1921 and continued in this capacity until the 1940s, when it became a key meeting place. The Fredonia Community Club meets there monthly, as does the Fredonia Heritage Association and the Fredonia Town Council. It's also the site of the famous Fredonia BBQ on the first Saturday after Easter. Fredonia Community Club is a wonderful site for Fredonia Heritage Day on the first Saturday of each November.

2019 Jackson Fall Festival

Jackson

Fall Festival is on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9am-2pm. Live music, Lumberjack Competition, Children's Games, Market and Food vendors, Car Show and more. Contact the Chamber at 251-246-3251 for more information.

2019 Lineville Heritage Day Festival

Lineville

Lineville Merchants Association Heritage Day Festival. 256-396-6143. www.facebook.com/Lineville-Heritage-Day-518038171598584. Free. Downtown--An old-fashioned street festival featuring an antique tractor show and parade, a juried vintage quilt show, historical displays, Mr. & Miss Heritage Day, live music featuring local talent, an old-fashioned costume contest, horseshoe and domino tournaments, great food, craft vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2019 Peterman Station Festival

Peterman

Arts & crafts festival in historic downtown Peterman, AL.

2019 Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

Pike Road

The Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the oldest crafts fairs in Alabama featuring more than 250 artists and craftspeople. Held on the grounds of the historic Marks House. Children under 8 free.

6TH Annual "Harpersville Day Celebration"

Harpersville

This fun-filled day has a lot to offer including an Antique Car Show, Hay Bale contest, children's activities, musical entertainment and more.

Alabama Designer Craftsman 47th Craft Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham

47th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Battleship Rugby Fall Tournament

Mobile

Come experience another type of football as rugby teams throughout the southeast compete in the annual Battleship Rugby 15s fall tournament. On our front lawn.

Beer Garden: Craft Tasting Event

Hoover

Each fall, Moss Rock Festival’s Beer Garden Craft Tasting Event spotlights a great selection of craft brews from Birmingham, the state of Alabama, and beyond including a cask garden, some bio-dynamic wines, tasty beer bites, live music and an eco-creative festival.

Bienville Bites Food Tour

Mobile

Experience over 300 years of Gulf Coast history and culture as you taste Mobile’s best restaurants through an exclusive guided tour.

Car Boot Sale

Huntsville

Come shop from a variety of vendors selling second hand, made by hand or made by the earth items out of the “boot” of their car. Based on the ridiculously popular British model, this event is a mobile outdoor flea market. Browse a huge selection of antiques, jewelry, vintage and casual clothing, 90’s CDs, cartoon lunch boxes, furniture, tools, and original artwork. Farmers and cottage industry makers welcome. If you are seeking a unique or one of a kind item you can’t seem to find anywhere else, chances are you will find it here. Come haggle with local sellers and get the deal you have been hunting for ages!

Christmas Open House

Gadsden

Get an early jump on your Christmas shopping in historic downtown Gadsden.

Christopher Nitsche: Liminal Ship II

Mobile

Christopher Nitsche creates sculptures, drawings and temporary installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships; a pursuit he started in 1995.

Collinsville Turkey Trot

Collinsville

Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association.

Creative Spirit Market

Fort Payne

Adding a new twist to a typical art fair, this event is designed as an open air showcase, with artist demonstrations, locally & regionally created fine & folk art, premium hand-crafted goods, live acoustic music, as well as interactive kid's art area.

DDC's Nutcracker Princess Production

Gadsden

The Downtown Dance Conservatory of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts presents its annual Nutcracker Princess production.

Fairhope Veteran's Day Parade

Fairhope

The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th.

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore. See the 56th annual display of Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, America’s largest outdoor display of chrysanthemums.

Festival of Trees XXIX

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

GCAA Art Market

Gulf Shores

Art Market featuring original art by local and regional artists

If Bugs Could Talk Walking Tour at Old Cahawba

Orrville

If you would like to get your hands dirty in the warm waters of the famous Perine Well, then come and join us for this hands-on activity as we listen to the bugs (macroinvertebrates) speak to us about water quality.

Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon

Orange Beach

Half Marathon, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is excited to celebrate winter with “Let it Snow” through January 31, 2019.

MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Alexander City

Enjoy Autumn's Bounty at the MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

For over 30 years, the Mobile International Festival has grown to become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and visitors to the varied cultural world around them. Our goal remains to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship, and to showcase acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures.

Moss Rock Festival

Hoover

Moss Rock Festival. 205-595-6306. www.mossrockfestival.com. The Preserve. An outdoor, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design & more. Over 200 juried booths, a smart living market & sweetery, outdoor activities, the Beer Garden craft tasting event, music, food, kids studios, and even a tiny home. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Natural Bridge Quilt Show 2019

Natural Bridge

Old and New Quilts on display. Event is at the Natural Bridge Community Center in Natural Bridge, AL

Rappel/Rock Climb

Fort Payne

Have fun rappelling down the cliff or challenging the rock by climbing up it!

Rappelling Adventure

Fort Payne

A chance to start the day on a cliff

St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival 2019

Brookside

Nov 2-3 2019, Brookside . St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival . 205-285-9648. www.brooksidealabama.com, or www.stnicholasbrookside.org. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church--Tours of the 1984 temple are available. The ladies of the Sisterhood of St. Olga prepare the food and pastries from recipes handed down from relatives and friends who immigrated to Brookside from Western Ukraine and what is now known as Slovakia. Be sure to visit our Russian Beriozka Store for imported gifts and souvenirs. Food is take-out or eat in..

The Iron Bowl 2019

Auburn

Iron Bowl - Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state Alabama.

USS ALABAMA Living History Crew Drill

Mobile

Come see history come alive as WWII historical reenactors board the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM. Call to battle stations at 1pm. Be on deck for aerial attack and combat engagement. L-Bird fly-in on the grounds with aerial demonstrations. The Crew Drills occur in alternating months during the year.

W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration

Florence

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.

WWII Living History Event

Dauphin Island

A World War II Event. Come and experience a day in the life of a WWII Soldier during a Fall Campaign.

West Dallas Antique Tractor Show 2019

Orrville

Visit website for exact event date. Event full of classic cars, tractors, gas engines, and more! Featuring live music, local food and Alabama Maker vendors, as well as their signature antique vehicle parade, this event never disappoints!

Sunday, November 17

2019 Lineville Car Show

Lineville

Lineville Car Show . 256-396-2058. alabamaclaycounty.com. Admission charged; under 12, free. Lineville Recreation Park, Hwy. 9--Acres of antique cars, street rods, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m..

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH

Birmingham

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH with orchestra and organ. A civic chorus from throughout the state of Alabama. Free to the public. Child care provided.

Annual Holiday Open House

Alexander City

Holiday Open House featuring shops throughout the city highlighting festive decorations and settings.

Dothan Cultural Arts Center Choral & Theatre Festival

Dothan

The Cultural Arts Center Fall Choral & Theatre Festival showcases middle, high school and home school students performing in music and theatre.

Etowah Youth Orchestras Fall Formal Concert

Gadsden

The annual Fall Formal Concert of the Etowah Youth Orchestras!

Gift Shop Open House and Holidays at Fort Morgan Tour

Gulf Shores

"Holidays at the Fort" Tour at 1pm, and Gift Shop open house with refreshments from 2pm -4pm

Holiday Open House

Prattville

Holiday Open House November 17, 1 – 4 pm The Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery will be decorated for the holiday season and open for shopping. Stop by for light refreshments and find unique items for those special people on your Christmas shopping list! For more information, contact the Cultural Arts Office at (334) 595-0854.

Veteran's Appreciation Week

Montgomery

All veterans and active duty military personnel and their dependent family members receive 50% off regular admission price.

Monday, November 18

2019 Veterans Day Service at the American Village

Montevallo

Join us at American Village as we salute veterans, active members of the United Stated Armed Forces, and their families with a service in the Colonial Chapel, followed by the laying of poppies at the National Veterans Shrine.

Concern the Spiritual in Art

Wetumpka

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery presents” Concerning the Spiritual in Art” from November 3 – December 20, 2019. This exhibit will feature artist’s interpretation of religious and holy images and will include piano performances of religious and Christmas music.

Presentation "Fort Morgan's Military Role in WWI"

Gulf Shores

A presentation in the fort based on Fort Morgan's Military Role in the WWI.

Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade

Bay Minette

Open to the public, all are welcome to come and support our Veterans. A breakfast followed by a parade is held every year to honor those who have served and are serving our country.

Veteran's Day Parade & Ceremony

Tuscumbia

Veteran's Day Parade at 11:00 am, Ceremony at the Courthouse following

Veterans Celebration

Hoover

A small ceremony, at the Veterans Memorial Arbor within Aldridge Gardens, recognizing those that have served our country. A reception will be held in the Aldridge Gardens house afterwards.

Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags

Mobile

Come celebrate Veterans Day at Alabama's veterans memorial. Parade of Flags by area 4th grade students, essay contest winners, special guests and keynote address by America's Distinguished Young Woman of the Year.

Veterans Day Concert

Mobile

Join us for an evening of patriotic music performed by the Mobile Pops Band. The evening will include anthems, marches, popular music and traditional patriotic medleys as we salute our veterans.

Tuesday, November 19

Free Fee Day - Tuskegee NF - Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Andrew Brown

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest - Contact Rita Patterson - 205-489-5111

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Conecuh National Forest

Andalusia

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Tim Mersmann

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Talladega National Forest - Talladega District

Talladega

Free Fee Day - Veteran's Day - Contact Gloria Nielsen

Scarecrows in the Park 2019

Opp

Experience scarecrow creativity this fall in Opp. 334-493--3070

Tuesday with Kelly

Wetumpka

Tuesday with Kelly is a lunch and learn event that features a speaker each month and a spot light business. It occurs the 3rd Tuesday of each month from Noon to 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 20

Alabama Frontier Days

Wetumpka

Alabama Frontier Days is a demonstration of frontier life in Alabama and the southeast during the period 1700-1820. It is the largest education based event in the state.

Thursday, November 21

"Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” Alabama’s Official Folklife Play

Brundidge

Alabama's Official Folklife Play. The stories told in "Come Home, It's Suppertime" are 100 percent true and performed as told by real-life characters who milled around our hometown during the days of the Great Depression and "strowed" around stories that have endured with time.

2019 Charis Crafters "Home for the Holidays" Craft Show

Wetumpka

Charis Crafters Craft Show. Admission charged. Wetumpka Civic Center, 410 S. Main St. A wide variety of handmade crafted items and homemade delights perfect for gift giving or decorating your home. Thurs 11-7, Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

2019 Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Show

Birmingham

Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show. 205-836-7178. www.christmasvillagefestival.com. Admission charged. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex North and East Exhibition Halls--Over 600 exhibitor booths with arts, crafts and gifts. Photo sessions with Santa available. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

2019 Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

2019 Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Orange Beach

Venues of all kinds welcome the nearly 200 songwriters that come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores from around the country and around the world.

2019 Goat Hill Museum Store Holiday Open House

Montgomery

The Annual Open House and Alabama author book signing at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Alabama’s historic State Capitol is one of Montgomery’s favorite events.

2019 Thanksgiving Day Hike

Huntsville

Get started on Thanksgiving morning with a scenic hike with a family friendly 2 mile hike.

49th Annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow

Atmore

Atmore. Thanksgiving Pow Wow. 251-368-9136 ext. 2216. www.poarchcreekindians-nsn.gov. Admission charged. Poarch Creek Indian Reservation--The public is invited to join the annual pow wow celebration featuring a display of authentic dress, exhibition dancing by tribes from around the U.S., the crowning of the Poarch Creek Indian princesses, and shopping for crafts, quilts and more. 10 a.m.-until..

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Pelham

Guests to our event will enjoy holiday music from the Pelham High School Jazz Band as they enter the venue. Members of the Beautification Board will pass out 1,000 Christmas ornaments, so don’t be late! Inside the Main Arena we will be treated to Christmas Music from the children in our community representing each school.

Cherokee County Christmas Parade

Centre

Main Street Centre, Alabama over 100 units...floats, beauty queens, bands,cheerleaders, antique cars, and much more !

Choral Evensong

Birmingham

Choral Evensong, 5:30 p.m., sung by the Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Frederick Teardo.

Fairhope Film Festival

Fairhope

The 7th Annual Fairhope Film Festival November 7th-10th, 2019. Visit www.fairhopefilmfestival.org for ticket information.

Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration

Fairhope

Nov 21, Fairhope. Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Downtown--Entertainment provided and Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes. 5:30-7 p.m. with tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Mobile Makers: Legendary Carnival Artists of Today

Mobile

"Alabama Makers" celebrates the creative geniuses found across the whole of the State. Mobile Makers highlights the outstanding talent and creations of the artists and artisans behind Carnival. Contemporary creatives design and execute trains, crowns, floats, paintings, and watercolors without compare. This exhibit showcases the lives and artworks of the artistic figures behind Mardi Gras.

Pioneer Days at Rikard's Mill Historical Park

Beatrice

The Pioneer Days event is the first week in November, when the park is turned into an early Alabama pioneer settlement. Watch a weaver, Banjo-maker, Spinner, a treenware maker, Blacksmith, Trapper, work in the Women's Camp and much more. School groups must call to schedule.

Taste of Monroeville & Market

Monroeville

Downtown Monroeville - This all day event kicks off Monroeville's holiday shopping season. Join area merchants and specialty vendors in and around the historic downtown. Taste Event is 6 - 9 pm, tickets $20.

Thanksgiving Buffet

Guntersville

Each year LGSP welcomes over 2000 guests and their families for Thanksgiving. Let us give your family a break from cooking this year.

Turkey Day Classic 2019

Montgomery

Turkey Day Classic. 334-229-4100. www.alasu.edu. Admission charged. Alabama State University Hornets Stadium--Alabama State University traditional Thanksgiving Day football game.

Friday, November 22

2019 Alabama Pecan Festival

Mobile

This family-oriented festival at the WC Griggs Elementary School campus features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with top notch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

2019 Battles for the Armory

Tallassee

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.

2019 Homestead Hollow Christmas in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Admission charged. Homestead Hollow, I-59 to exit 154--Handmade, hand decorated arts and crafts festival in a recreated pioneer setting. Educational pioneer demonstrations and the only licensed moonshine still in the state of Alabama. Live entertainment, children's activities and delicious food. Visit the general store for jams, jellies and pickles. 9 a.m-4 p.m.

2019 Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival

Warrior Stand

Visit website or call for exact event date and schedule. Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival - a cultural arts and humanities event celebrating Alabama's Old Federal Road communities in Macon County and the area's contribution to Alabama's early settlement. Presented by the Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project and The Town of Shorter. Free and open to the public! All ages are welcome.

Alabama Arts Alliance, Stories of Alabama

Montgomery

Exhibit will be in Old Supreme Court Library

Bellingrath Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights, and more than 1,100 custom-designed set pieces appear in 15 scenes at this popular attraction. Tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery, and on weekends and during the week of Christmas you can have a picture made with Santa. While there, complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful gift shop.

Christmas In The Park 2019

Arab

Nov 23-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas in the Country

Leighton

A pioneer Christmas event held at LaGrange College-Military Academy.

Coastal Christmas 2019

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dothan Botanical Gardens Aglow

Dothan

A walking tours along a portion of the paved garden trails will feature lots of Christmas lights, lighted holiday displays, Christmas music, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies and, of course, Santa Claus. This family-oriented event will also feature a number of Christmas surprises to watch for in the trees so visitors are encouraged to bring their flashlights.

Fall Exhibition

Birmingham

Exhibition opening reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Galaxy of Lights 2019

Huntsville

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.

NAC Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Gardendale

NAC Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. 205-681-8028. www.northartscouncil.webs.com. Free. Gardendale Civic Center--Over 60 arts & crafts vendors, music, door prizes, pictures with Santa available. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

National Peanut Festival, 76th Annual

Dothan

334-793-4323. www.nationalpeanutfestival.com. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds--The nation's largest peanut festival is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season. Festivities include amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, music concerts, beauty pageants, arts and crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, and tons of peanuts. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., noon until; Mon., 5-10 p.m.; Tues., 3-10 p.m.; Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thurs., 4-10 p.m.

Off-Broadway Musical

Rainsville

This superbly executed play is just another benefit of having the creative talent and facilities of the Tom Bevill Lyceum at Northeast Alabama Community College

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

The year 2019 marks the fourth cycle of Out of the Box, an initiative to advance the appreciation and understanding of outdoor sculpture. Ten to 15 sculptures will be on view.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Santa in the Park 2019

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Each Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village 2019

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Tinsel Trail 2019

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

Saturday, November 23

Hunter Appreciation Day Arts and Crafts Festival

Pine Apple

Arts and Crafts, Big Buck Contest , Antique Car and Truck Parade, Live entertainment, Food, Children's activities, and petting zoo

10th Annual Movie on Fairhope Avenue

Fairhope

Nov 23, Fairhope. Movie on Fairhope Avenue. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Intersection of Section St. and Fairhope Ave.--The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available. 6:30-9 p.m.

2019 Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station

Alpine

Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station. 256-362-9375. www.facebook.com/PlankRoadStation AJ Powers Lodge/Plank Road Station at Winterboro-- All types of artists (pottery / photographers/wood carvers/art/etc.) display and sell their wares, along with entertainment and homecooking. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

2019 Canyon Fest

Fort Payne

Join us for this 10th annual celebration! This is the Canyon Center’s biggest event of the year. Don’t miss the live music, nature and art activities, demonstrations, great food, vendors, children’s activities and fun at this signature festival designed to celebrate our canyon and the natural world.

2019 Fredonia Heritage Day

Five Points

The historic Fredonia Community House will celebrate 100 years of meaningful service in 2021. It began as a school in 1921 and continued in this capacity until the 1940s, when it became a key meeting place. The Fredonia Community Club meets there monthly, as does the Fredonia Heritage Association and the Fredonia Town Council. It's also the site of the famous Fredonia BBQ on the first Saturday after Easter. Fredonia Community Club is a wonderful site for Fredonia Heritage Day on the first Saturday of each November.

2019 Jackson Fall Festival

Jackson

Fall Festival is on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9am-2pm. Live music, Lumberjack Competition, Children's Games, Market and Food vendors, Car Show and more. Contact the Chamber at 251-246-3251 for more information.

2019 Lineville Heritage Day Festival

Lineville

Lineville Merchants Association Heritage Day Festival. 256-396-6143. www.facebook.com/Lineville-Heritage-Day-518038171598584. Free. Downtown--An old-fashioned street festival featuring an antique tractor show and parade, a juried vintage quilt show, historical displays, Mr. & Miss Heritage Day, live music featuring local talent, an old-fashioned costume contest, horseshoe and domino tournaments, great food, craft vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2019 Peterman Station Festival

Peterman

Arts & crafts festival in historic downtown Peterman, AL.

2019 Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

Pike Road

The Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the oldest crafts fairs in Alabama featuring more than 250 artists and craftspeople. Held on the grounds of the historic Marks House. Children under 8 free.

6TH Annual "Harpersville Day Celebration"

Harpersville

This fun-filled day has a lot to offer including an Antique Car Show, Hay Bale contest, children's activities, musical entertainment and more.

Alabama Designer Craftsman 47th Craft Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham

47th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Battleship Rugby Fall Tournament

Mobile

Come experience another type of football as rugby teams throughout the southeast compete in the annual Battleship Rugby 15s fall tournament. On our front lawn.

Beer Garden: Craft Tasting Event

Hoover

Each fall, Moss Rock Festival’s Beer Garden Craft Tasting Event spotlights a great selection of craft brews from Birmingham, the state of Alabama, and beyond including a cask garden, some bio-dynamic wines, tasty beer bites, live music and an eco-creative festival.

Bienville Bites Food Tour

Mobile

Experience over 300 years of Gulf Coast history and culture as you taste Mobile’s best restaurants through an exclusive guided tour.

Christmas Open House

Gadsden

Get an early jump on your Christmas shopping in historic downtown Gadsden.

Christopher Nitsche: Liminal Ship II

Mobile

Christopher Nitsche creates sculptures, drawings and temporary installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships; a pursuit he started in 1995.

Collinsville Turkey Trot

Collinsville

Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association.

Creative Spirit Market

Fort Payne

Adding a new twist to a typical art fair, this event is designed as an open air showcase, with artist demonstrations, locally & regionally created fine & folk art, premium hand-crafted goods, live acoustic music, as well as interactive kid's art area.

DDC's Nutcracker Princess Production

Gadsden

The Downtown Dance Conservatory of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts presents its annual Nutcracker Princess production.

Fairhope Veteran's Day Parade

Fairhope

The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th.

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore. See the 56th annual display of Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, America’s largest outdoor display of chrysanthemums.

Festival of Trees XXIX

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

GCAA Art Market

Gulf Shores

Art Market featuring original art by local and regional artists

If Bugs Could Talk Walking Tour at Old Cahawba

Orrville

If you would like to get your hands dirty in the warm waters of the famous Perine Well, then come and join us for this hands-on activity as we listen to the bugs (macroinvertebrates) speak to us about water quality.

Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon

Orange Beach

Half Marathon, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is excited to celebrate winter with “Let it Snow” through January 31, 2019.

MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Alexander City

Enjoy Autumn's Bounty at the MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

For over 30 years, the Mobile International Festival has grown to become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and visitors to the varied cultural world around them. Our goal remains to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship, and to showcase acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures.

Moss Rock Festival

Hoover

Moss Rock Festival. 205-595-6306. www.mossrockfestival.com. The Preserve. An outdoor, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design & more. Over 200 juried booths, a smart living market & sweetery, outdoor activities, the Beer Garden craft tasting event, music, food, kids studios, and even a tiny home. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Natural Bridge Quilt Show 2019

Natural Bridge

Old and New Quilts on display. Event is at the Natural Bridge Community Center in Natural Bridge, AL

Rappel/Rock Climb

Fort Payne

Have fun rappelling down the cliff or challenging the rock by climbing up it!

Rappelling Adventure

Fort Payne

A chance to start the day on a cliff

St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival 2019

Brookside

Nov 2-3 2019, Brookside . St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival . 205-285-9648. www.brooksidealabama.com, or www.stnicholasbrookside.org. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church--Tours of the 1984 temple are available. The ladies of the Sisterhood of St. Olga prepare the food and pastries from recipes handed down from relatives and friends who immigrated to Brookside from Western Ukraine and what is now known as Slovakia. Be sure to visit our Russian Beriozka Store for imported gifts and souvenirs. Food is take-out or eat in..

The Iron Bowl 2019

Auburn

Iron Bowl - Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state Alabama.

USS ALABAMA Living History Crew Drill

Mobile

Come see history come alive as WWII historical reenactors board the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM. Call to battle stations at 1pm. Be on deck for aerial attack and combat engagement. L-Bird fly-in on the grounds with aerial demonstrations. The Crew Drills occur in alternating months during the year.

W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration

Florence

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.

WWII Living History Event

Dauphin Island

A World War II Event. Come and experience a day in the life of a WWII Soldier during a Fall Campaign.

West Dallas Antique Tractor Show 2019

Orrville

Visit website for exact event date. Event full of classic cars, tractors, gas engines, and more! Featuring live music, local food and Alabama Maker vendors, as well as their signature antique vehicle parade, this event never disappoints!

Sunday, November 24

2019 Lineville Car Show

Lineville

Lineville Car Show . 256-396-2058. alabamaclaycounty.com. Admission charged; under 12, free. Lineville Recreation Park, Hwy. 9--Acres of antique cars, street rods, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m..

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH

Birmingham

72nd Annual Presentation of Handel's MESSIAH with orchestra and organ. A civic chorus from throughout the state of Alabama. Free to the public. Child care provided.

Annual Holiday Open House

Alexander City

Holiday Open House featuring shops throughout the city highlighting festive decorations and settings.

Dothan Cultural Arts Center Choral & Theatre Festival

Dothan

The Cultural Arts Center Fall Choral & Theatre Festival showcases middle, high school and home school students performing in music and theatre.

Etowah Youth Orchestras Fall Formal Concert

Gadsden

The annual Fall Formal Concert of the Etowah Youth Orchestras!

Gift Shop Open House and Holidays at Fort Morgan Tour

Gulf Shores

"Holidays at the Fort" Tour at 1pm, and Gift Shop open house with refreshments from 2pm -4pm

Holiday Open House

Prattville

Holiday Open House November 17, 1 – 4 pm The Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery will be decorated for the holiday season and open for shopping. Stop by for light refreshments and find unique items for those special people on your Christmas shopping list! For more information, contact the Cultural Arts Office at (334) 595-0854.

Veteran's Appreciation Week

Montgomery

All veterans and active duty military personnel and their dependent family members receive 50% off regular admission price.

Monday, November 25

2019 Veterans Day Service at the American Village

Montevallo

Join us at American Village as we salute veterans, active members of the United Stated Armed Forces, and their families with a service in the Colonial Chapel, followed by the laying of poppies at the National Veterans Shrine.

Concern the Spiritual in Art

Wetumpka

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery presents” Concerning the Spiritual in Art” from November 3 – December 20, 2019. This exhibit will feature artist’s interpretation of religious and holy images and will include piano performances of religious and Christmas music.

Presentation "Fort Morgan's Military Role in WWI"

Gulf Shores

A presentation in the fort based on Fort Morgan's Military Role in the WWI.

Veteran's Day Breakfast & Parade

Bay Minette

Open to the public, all are welcome to come and support our Veterans. A breakfast followed by a parade is held every year to honor those who have served and are serving our country.

Veteran's Day Parade & Ceremony

Tuscumbia

Veteran's Day Parade at 11:00 am, Ceremony at the Courthouse following

Veterans Celebration

Hoover

A small ceremony, at the Veterans Memorial Arbor within Aldridge Gardens, recognizing those that have served our country. A reception will be held in the Aldridge Gardens house afterwards.

Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags

Mobile

Come celebrate Veterans Day at Alabama's veterans memorial. Parade of Flags by area 4th grade students, essay contest winners, special guests and keynote address by America's Distinguished Young Woman of the Year.

Veterans Day Concert

Mobile

Join us for an evening of patriotic music performed by the Mobile Pops Band. The evening will include anthems, marches, popular music and traditional patriotic medleys as we salute our veterans.

Tuesday, November 26

Free Fee Day - Tuskegee NF - Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Andrew Brown

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest

Double Springs

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Bankhead National Forest - Contact Rita Patterson - 205-489-5111

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Conecuh National Forest

Andalusia

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Contact Tim Mersmann

Free Fee Day - Veterans Day - Talladega National Forest - Talladega District

Talladega

Free Fee Day - Veteran's Day - Contact Gloria Nielsen

Scarecrows in the Park 2019

Opp

Experience scarecrow creativity this fall in Opp. 334-493--3070

Wednesday, November 27

Alabama Frontier Days

Wetumpka

Alabama Frontier Days is a demonstration of frontier life in Alabama and the southeast during the period 1700-1820. It is the largest education based event in the state.

Thursday, November 28

"Come Home, It’s Suppertime,” Alabama’s Official Folklife Play

Brundidge

Alabama's Official Folklife Play. The stories told in "Come Home, It's Suppertime" are 100 percent true and performed as told by real-life characters who milled around our hometown during the days of the Great Depression and "strowed" around stories that have endured with time.

2019 Charis Crafters "Home for the Holidays" Craft Show

Wetumpka

Charis Crafters Craft Show. Admission charged. Wetumpka Civic Center, 410 S. Main St. A wide variety of handmade crafted items and homemade delights perfect for gift giving or decorating your home. Thurs 11-7, Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

2019 Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Show

Birmingham

Christmas Village Festival Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show. 205-836-7178. www.christmasvillagefestival.com. Admission charged. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex North and East Exhibition Halls--Over 600 exhibitor booths with arts, crafts and gifts. Photo sessions with Santa available. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

2019 Christmas at the Falls

Gadsden

The annual event is held at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden and features train rides, a decorate-your-own-cookie area, a petting zoo, concessions, plenty of fun activities for kids and, of course, an opportunity to visit with Santa!

2019 Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Orange Beach

Venues of all kinds welcome the nearly 200 songwriters that come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores from around the country and around the world.

2019 Goat Hill Museum Store Holiday Open House

Montgomery

The Annual Open House and Alabama author book signing at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Alabama’s historic State Capitol is one of Montgomery’s favorite events.

2019 Thanksgiving Day Hike

Huntsville

Get started on Thanksgiving morning with a scenic hike with a family friendly 2 mile hike.

49th Annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow

Atmore

Atmore. Thanksgiving Pow Wow. 251-368-9136 ext. 2216. www.poarchcreekindians-nsn.gov. Admission charged. Poarch Creek Indian Reservation--The public is invited to join the annual pow wow celebration featuring a display of authentic dress, exhibition dancing by tribes from around the U.S., the crowning of the Poarch Creek Indian princesses, and shopping for crafts, quilts and more. 10 a.m.-until..

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Pelham

Guests to our event will enjoy holiday music from the Pelham High School Jazz Band as they enter the venue. Members of the Beautification Board will pass out 1,000 Christmas ornaments, so don’t be late! Inside the Main Arena we will be treated to Christmas Music from the children in our community representing each school.

Cherokee County Christmas Parade

Centre

Main Street Centre, Alabama over 100 units...floats, beauty queens, bands,cheerleaders, antique cars, and much more !

Choral Evensong

Birmingham

Choral Evensong, 5:30 p.m., sung by the Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Frederick Teardo.

Fairhope Film Festival

Fairhope

The 7th Annual Fairhope Film Festival November 7th-10th, 2019. Visit www.fairhopefilmfestival.org for ticket information.

Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration

Fairhope

Nov 21, Fairhope. Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Downtown--Entertainment provided and Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes. 5:30-7 p.m. with tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Mobile Makers: Legendary Carnival Artists of Today

Mobile

"Alabama Makers" celebrates the creative geniuses found across the whole of the State. Mobile Makers highlights the outstanding talent and creations of the artists and artisans behind Carnival. Contemporary creatives design and execute trains, crowns, floats, paintings, and watercolors without compare. This exhibit showcases the lives and artworks of the artistic figures behind Mardi Gras.

Pioneer Days at Rikard's Mill Historical Park

Beatrice

The Pioneer Days event is the first week in November, when the park is turned into an early Alabama pioneer settlement. Watch a weaver, Banjo-maker, Spinner, a treenware maker, Blacksmith, Trapper, work in the Women's Camp and much more. School groups must call to schedule.

Taste of Monroeville & Market

Monroeville

Downtown Monroeville - This all day event kicks off Monroeville's holiday shopping season. Join area merchants and specialty vendors in and around the historic downtown. Taste Event is 6 - 9 pm, tickets $20.

Thanksgiving Buffet

Guntersville

Each year LGSP welcomes over 2000 guests and their families for Thanksgiving. Let us give your family a break from cooking this year.

Turkey Day Classic 2019

Montgomery

Turkey Day Classic. 334-229-4100. www.alasu.edu. Admission charged. Alabama State University Hornets Stadium--Alabama State University traditional Thanksgiving Day football game.

Friday, November 29

2019 Alabama Pecan Festival

Mobile

This family-oriented festival at the WC Griggs Elementary School campus features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with top notch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

2019 Battles for the Armory

Tallassee

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.

2019 Homestead Hollow Christmas in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival

Springville

Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival. 205-467-2002. www.homesteadhollow.com. Admission charged. Homestead Hollow, I-59 to exit 154--Handmade, hand decorated arts and crafts festival in a recreated pioneer setting. Educational pioneer demonstrations and the only licensed moonshine still in the state of Alabama. Live entertainment, children's activities and delicious food. Visit the general store for jams, jellies and pickles. 9 a.m-4 p.m.

2019 Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival

Warrior Stand

Visit website or call for exact event date and schedule. Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival - a cultural arts and humanities event celebrating Alabama's Old Federal Road communities in Macon County and the area's contribution to Alabama's early settlement. Presented by the Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project and The Town of Shorter. Free and open to the public! All ages are welcome.

Alabama Arts Alliance, Stories of Alabama

Montgomery

Exhibit will be in Old Supreme Court Library

Bellingrath Magic Christmas in Lights

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights, and more than 1,100 custom-designed set pieces appear in 15 scenes at this popular attraction. Tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery, and on weekends and during the week of Christmas you can have a picture made with Santa. While there, complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful gift shop.

Christmas In The Park 2019

Arab

Nov 23-December 31, Arab. Christmas in the Park. Free. Arab City Park See more than two million holiday lights while walking the park trails. Daily at dusk.

Christmas in the Country

Leighton

A pioneer Christmas event held at LaGrange College-Military Academy.

Coastal Christmas 2019

Gulf Shores

Holiday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dothan Botanical Gardens Aglow

Dothan

A walking tours along a portion of the paved garden trails will feature lots of Christmas lights, lighted holiday displays, Christmas music, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies and, of course, Santa Claus. This family-oriented event will also feature a number of Christmas surprises to watch for in the trees so visitors are encouraged to bring their flashlights.

Fall Exhibition

Birmingham

Exhibition opening reception: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Galaxy of Lights 2019

Huntsville

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.

NAC Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Gardendale

NAC Christmas Arts & Crafts Show. 205-681-8028. www.northartscouncil.webs.com. Free. Gardendale Civic Center--Over 60 arts & crafts vendors, music, door prizes, pictures with Santa available. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

National Peanut Festival, 76th Annual

Dothan

334-793-4323. www.nationalpeanutfestival.com. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds--The nation's largest peanut festival is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season. Festivities include amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, music concerts, beauty pageants, arts and crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, and tons of peanuts. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., noon until; Mon., 5-10 p.m.; Tues., 3-10 p.m.; Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thurs., 4-10 p.m.

Off-Broadway Musical

Rainsville

This superbly executed play is just another benefit of having the creative talent and facilities of the Tom Bevill Lyceum at Northeast Alabama Community College

Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Auburn

The year 2019 marks the fourth cycle of Out of the Box, an initiative to advance the appreciation and understanding of outdoor sculpture. Ten to 15 sculptures will be on view.

Rock Climbing Adventure

Fort Payne

Climb the sandstone cliffs of Alabama

Santa in the Park 2019

Arab

Arab’s Historic Village will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a visit from Santa himself. Visit the Toy Shop where elves will help you decorate a cookie and read a story. At the Boyd House Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit! You may also tour the Elvin Light Museum, visit the County Store, learn how to grind corn for Reindeer food, visit the Blacksmith, and so much more. Each Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Admission is charged.

Santa's Village 2019

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

Tinsel Trail 2019

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

Zip Line

Fort Payne

A fun adventure zipping through the trees

Saturday, November 30

Hunter Appreciation Day Arts and Crafts Festival

Pine Apple

Arts and Crafts, Big Buck Contest , Antique Car and Truck Parade, Live entertainment, Food, Children's activities, and petting zoo

10th Annual Movie on Fairhope Avenue

Fairhope

Nov 23, Fairhope. Movie on Fairhope Avenue. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Intersection of Section St. and Fairhope Ave.--The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available. 6:30-9 p.m.

2019 Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station

Alpine

Art Extravaganza at Plank Road Station. 256-362-9375. www.facebook.com/PlankRoadStation AJ Powers Lodge/Plank Road Station at Winterboro-- All types of artists (pottery / photographers/wood carvers/art/etc.) display and sell their wares, along with entertainment and homecooking. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

2019 Canyon Fest

Fort Payne

Join us for this 10th annual celebration! This is the Canyon Center’s biggest event of the year. Don’t miss the live music, nature and art activities, demonstrations, great food, vendors, children’s activities and fun at this signature festival designed to celebrate our canyon and the natural world.

2019 Fredonia Heritage Day

Five Points

The historic Fredonia Community House will celebrate 100 years of meaningful service in 2021. It began as a school in 1921 and continued in this capacity until the 1940s, when it became a key meeting place. The Fredonia Community Club meets there monthly, as does the Fredonia Heritage Association and the Fredonia Town Council. It's also the site of the famous Fredonia BBQ on the first Saturday after Easter. Fredonia Community Club is a wonderful site for Fredonia Heritage Day on the first Saturday of each November.

2019 Jackson Fall Festival

Jackson

Fall Festival is on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9am-2pm. Live music, Lumberjack Competition, Children's Games, Market and Food vendors, Car Show and more. Contact the Chamber at 251-246-3251 for more information.

2019 Lineville Heritage Day Festival

Lineville

Lineville Merchants Association Heritage Day Festival. 256-396-6143. www.facebook.com/Lineville-Heritage-Day-518038171598584. Free. Downtown--An old-fashioned street festival featuring an antique tractor show and parade, a juried vintage quilt show, historical displays, Mr. & Miss Heritage Day, live music featuring local talent, an old-fashioned costume contest, horseshoe and domino tournaments, great food, craft vendors, and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2019 Peterman Station Festival

Peterman

Arts & crafts festival in historic downtown Peterman, AL.

2019 Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair

Pike Road

The Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair is one of the oldest crafts fairs in Alabama featuring more than 250 artists and craftspeople. Held on the grounds of the historic Marks House. Children under 8 free.

6TH Annual "Harpersville Day Celebration"

Harpersville

This fun-filled day has a lot to offer including an Antique Car Show, Hay Bale contest, children's activities, musical entertainment and more.

Alabama Designer Craftsman 47th Craft Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham

47th Annual Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Battleship Rugby Fall Tournament

Mobile

Come experience another type of football as rugby teams throughout the southeast compete in the annual Battleship Rugby 15s fall tournament. On our front lawn.

Beer Garden: Craft Tasting Event

Hoover

Each fall, Moss Rock Festival’s Beer Garden Craft Tasting Event spotlights a great selection of craft brews from Birmingham, the state of Alabama, and beyond including a cask garden, some bio-dynamic wines, tasty beer bites, live music and an eco-creative festival.

Bienville Bites Food Tour

Mobile

Experience over 300 years of Gulf Coast history and culture as you taste Mobile’s best restaurants through an exclusive guided tour.

Christmas Open House

Gadsden

Get an early jump on your Christmas shopping in historic downtown Gadsden.

Christopher Nitsche: Liminal Ship II

Mobile

Christopher Nitsche creates sculptures, drawings and temporary installations that evoke the visual and metaphorical attributes of ships; a pursuit he started in 1995.

Collinsville Turkey Trot

Collinsville

Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association.

Creative Spirit Market

Fort Payne

Adding a new twist to a typical art fair, this event is designed as an open air showcase, with artist demonstrations, locally & regionally created fine & folk art, premium hand-crafted goods, live acoustic music, as well as interactive kid's art area.

DDC's Nutcracker Princess Production

Gadsden

The Downtown Dance Conservatory of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts presents its annual Nutcracker Princess production.

Fairhope Veteran's Day Parade

Fairhope

The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th.

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums

Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore. See the 56th annual display of Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, America’s largest outdoor display of chrysanthemums.

Festival of Trees XXIX

Gadsden

Our annual Festival of Trees includes 30+ Christmas trees decorated by local schoolchildren.

GCAA Art Market

Gulf Shores

Art Market featuring original art by local and regional artists

If Bugs Could Talk Walking Tour at Old Cahawba

Orrville

If you would like to get your hands dirty in the warm waters of the famous Perine Well, then come and join us for this hands-on activity as we listen to the bugs (macroinvertebrates) speak to us about water quality.

Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon

Orange Beach

Half Marathon, 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

Let it Snow!

Gadsden

The Hardin Center is excited to celebrate winter with “Let it Snow” through January 31, 2019.

MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Alexander City

Enjoy Autumn's Bounty at the MainStreet Thanksgiving Market

Mobile International Festival

Mobile

For over 30 years, the Mobile International Festival has grown to become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and visitors to the varied cultural world around them. Our goal remains to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship, and to showcase acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures.

Moss Rock Festival

Hoover

Moss Rock Festival. 205-595-6306. www.mossrockfestival.com. The Preserve. An outdoor, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design & more. Over 200 juried booths, a smart living market & sweetery, outdoor activities, the Beer Garden craft tasting event, music, food, kids studios, and even a tiny home. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Natural Bridge Quilt Show 2019

Natural Bridge

Old and New Quilts on display. Event is at the Natural Bridge Community Center in Natural Bridge, AL

Rappel/Rock Climb

Fort Payne

Have fun rappelling down the cliff or challenging the rock by climbing up it!

Rappelling Adventure

Fort Payne

A chance to start the day on a cliff

St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival 2019

Brookside

Nov 2-3 2019, Brookside . St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival . 205-285-9648. www.brooksidealabama.com, or www.stnicholasbrookside.org. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church--Tours of the 1984 temple are available. The ladies of the Sisterhood of St. Olga prepare the food and pastries from recipes handed down from relatives and friends who immigrated to Brookside from Western Ukraine and what is now known as Slovakia. Be sure to visit our Russian Beriozka Store for imported gifts and souvenirs. Food is take-out or eat in..

The Iron Bowl 2019

Auburn

Iron Bowl - Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state Alabama.

USS ALABAMA Living History Crew Drill

Mobile

Come see history come alive as WWII historical reenactors board the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM. Call to battle stations at 1pm. Be on deck for aerial attack and combat engagement. L-Bird fly-in on the grounds with aerial demonstrations. The Crew Drills occur in alternating months during the year.

W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration

Florence

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.

WWII Living History Event

Dauphin Island

A World War II Event. Come and experience a day in the life of a WWII Soldier during a Fall Campaign.

West Dallas Antique Tractor Show 2019

Orrville

Visit website for exact event date. Event full of classic cars, tractors, gas engines, and more! Featuring live music, local food and Alabama Maker vendors, as well as their signature antique vehicle parade, this event never disappoints!