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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

MOBILE COUNTY

Mobile
Mardi Gras
First known Mardi Gras celebration started in 1703
Known as America’s Family Mardi Gras

1-800-MOBILE


FEBRUARY

CALHOUN COUNTY

Anniston
Black Heritage Festival
Vocal performances
Inspirational orations
Arts and crafts
Since 1980

(256) - 237-6766


MARCH

DALLAS COUNTY

Selma
Historic Pilgrimage and Antique Show
www.selmaalabama.com

(334) - 874-2174


JACKSON COUNTY

Bridgeport
Siege of Bridgeport - Reenactment
www.jacksoncountychamber.com



MOBILE COUNTY

 Fort Gaines
Seige of Fort Charlotte-Reenactment
(251) - 861- 6992

MOBILE COUNTY

Mobile
Historic Mobile House Tour.
Diverse styles of architecture from
Creole Cottages and Private Homes to
Sacred Places and House Museums.

(251) - 432-6161

MOBILE COUNTY

Mobile
Azalea Trail and Festival of Flowers
Celebration of the blooming tradition that is part of Mobile. 
Includes the World Flower Exhibit
Since 1977

(251) - 473 – 7223

MOBILE COUNTY

Mobile
Festival of Flowers
Glorious flower and garden event

(251) 639 – 2050

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY

Dadeville
Battle of Horseshoe Bend - Reenactment
www.nps.gov/hobe


APRIL

BLOUT COUNTY

Blakely Park
History comes alive at Blakeley Park
Reenactment of Last Battle of Civil War on the Exact Site.
Some “soldiers” are descendents of those
who fought in the battle.

(251) - 626-0798

BLOUT COUNTY

Eufaula
Alabama’s oldest historic home tour known as Eufaula Pilgrimage.
(334) 687-3793
www.eufaulapilgrimage.com

MAY

BLOUNT COUNTY

Blountsville
Battle of Blountsville - Reenactment
(205) - 429-2338


COLBERT COUNTY

 Leighton
Recall LaGrange
Event remembers La Grange College “West Point of the  South"
Reenactment of every day life.  A living history program.

(256) - 383- 9324

Tuscumbia
Oka Kapoosa Indian Festival 
(Return to Cold Water)
Over a dozen tribes showcase Native American culture
including torch light ceremony

(256) - 758- 4438

JEFFERSON COUNTY

McCalla
Tannehill Civil War - Reenactment

www.tannehill.org


LAWRENCE  COUNTY

Moulton
The Antique and Strawberry Festival
(256) - 974 - 5067

MOBILE COUNTY

Bayou La Blount
Blessing of the Fleet celebrates
the blessing of the seafood harvest.

www.bayoulabatrechamber.com

 JUNE

COLBERT COUNTY

Sheffield
Sheffield Founder’s Day
History programs.
Tribute to town’s early days

(256) - 383- 0250

COLBERT COUNTY

Tuscumbia
Each Saturday
Guided walking tours of Tuscumbia
Over 100 structures from the antebellum period
Guided walking tours of Sheffield
Tour residential neighborhoods featuring Victorian homes

(256) - 383- 0783

Tuscumbia
Tuscumbia is the birthplace of Helen Keller.
Her Home is open for tours.
"The Miracle Worker" play is performed outdoors weekends during June and July.
Helen Keller Festival is last weekend in June.

(256) - 383-0783

www.helenkellerbirthplace.org

COVINGTON COUNTY

Florala
Annual Masonic Celebration
Tournaments, parades, carnival, arts and crafts, horseshoe tournament,
antique car show, street dance,
fire department water battle and more.
Since 1872

(334) - 858- 6430

LAUDERDALE COUNTY

Florence
Frontier Day celebration.
Pope’s Tavern Inn was a Civil War hospital and
a stopover for weary travelers.

www.florenceal.org


JULY

CHEROKEE COUNTY

Cedar Bluff
Liberty Day
July 4th celebration
Many activities honoring our Independence Day

(256) - 927 – 8455

COLBERT COUNTY

The Shoals
W.C. Handy Music Festival
Tribute to the “Father of the Blues

(256) - 766-7642

Tuscumbia
Tuscumbia is the birthplace of Helen Keller.
Her Home is open for tours.
"The Miracle Worker" play is performed outdoors
weekends during June and July.
Helen Keller Festival is last weekend in June.

(256) - 383-0783

WINSTON COUNTY

Double Springs
Outdoor musical immortalizes Christopher Sheats
 who  did not want Winston County to join the Confederacy.
Known as Incident of Looney's Tavern

(334) - 242- 4435

AUGUST


BALDWIN COUNTY

Fort Morgan
Civil War Reenactment
(231) - 540 - 7125

BALDWIN COUNTY

Stockton
Battle of Fort Mims 1813
Reenactment of Battle where 500 settlers
 American Indians and militia lost their lives.

(257) - 937- 5896

www.fortmims.org

LAUDERDALE COUNTY

Florence
Florence is the birthplace of W.C. Handy
The W.C. Handy Festival is held in
Florence each year in August.  

www.florenceal.org

MADISON COUNTY

Huntsville
Indian Artifacts Show
Artifacts dating back 2,500 to 4,000 years

(256) - 534-7384

MADISON COUNTY

Gulf Shores
Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan
Reenactment
  (251) - 540-5267

MOBILE COUNTY

Fort Gaines
Battle of Mobile Bay Commemorative Day
The Fort at Dauphin Island has guarded Mobile Bay since 1861.
It was seized by Confederate forces in 1861. 
The Fort sustained heavy damage in 1864 during the 114 hour barrage  when Fort Gaines and its sister Fort across the bay
fell to Union Admiral David Farragut
in what is known as the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Tour the Fort; touch the cannons that were used,
see demonstrations in the original blacksmith shop and more.

(251) - 861 - 6992

www.dauphinisland.org

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY

Alexander City
Muster on the Tallapoosa
History of the Creek and Indian Tribes
Military Demonstrations from the War of 1812 and the
Battle of Horseshoe Bend 1814
Relating to the History of Alabama.

(256) - 234-7111
www.alexandercity.org


TALLAPOOSA COUNTY

Dadeville
Living History Days at Horseshoe Bend
Volunteer militia conduct training drills
using 19th century muskets.

(256) - 234-7111

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY

Dadeville
“Muster on the Tallapoosa”
Cultural and military demonstrations

  (256) - 234-7111



SEPTEMBER


CULLMAN COUNTY

Cullman
Cullman County Fair
Old Fashioned Festival
Showcasing Rural America

(256) - 734 - 2008

MARION COUNTY

Winfield
Mule Days
Civil War reenactments
Parade with all types of buggies, horses, mule, mule jumping, etc.
Skirmish at Luxapalila” on Saturday and Sunday.
Period Ball on Saturday evening.
(205) - 487-8841
www/winfieldcity.org\mule_day.htm

MORGAN COUNTY

Point Mallard Park
Labor Day Weekend – Civil War reenactments

www.pointmallardpark.com


OCTOBER

HOUSTON COUNTY

Dotham
Landmark Park Wiregrass Heritage Festival
 Demonstrations of traditional farming practices i.e.
making cane sugar, making brooms, and straw baskets

(334) - 794 - 3452

HOUSTON COUNTY

Dotham
National Peanut Festival
Since 1945

(334) - 793 - 4323

JEFFERSON COUNTY

McCalla
Tannehill Indian Festival
Native American basket weaving,
beadwork,
flintknapping,
archery demonstrations
and more.

(205) - 477 - 5711

LEE COUNTY

Loachapoke
Lee County Historical Fair
Demonstration of
blacksmithing
weaving
cloth dying
quilting
tatting and more

(334) 887- 2255

LIMESTONE COUNTY

Athens
Old Time Fiddlers Conventions
Largest fiddlers convention in the nation.

(256) 233 - 8200

MOBILE COUNTY

Mobile
Chrysanthemum Extravaganza
Outdoor display of thousands of flowers
.
(751) 973 - 2217

NOVEMBER

BALDWIN COUNTY

Foley
Annual Heritage Harbor Days
Food, gospel music, art, living history, exhibits, rides and more.
Since 2000

(251) 943 - 1200
www.foleycvb.com

ELMORE COUNTY

Tallassee
Battle for the Armory
Tallassee is the home of the only Confederate Armory
that was not destroyed during the War Between the States.
It was the place where the Tallassee Rifle was manufactured
Living history day with reenactment and encampment.

(334) 283 - 6888


ELMORE COUNTY

Wetumpka 
 Alabama Frontier Days
Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson Park hosts Alabama Frontier Days in
November, one of the largest living history events in the state.
334-567-3002.
www.PreserveAla.org

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Arlington
Christmas at Arlington.
Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens Tour
Floral decorations reminiscent of Christmas Past transform this lovely antebellum mansion built in the 1840’s, the only one in Birmingham.
Guests are greeted by Southern belles in traditional antebellum costumes.  This beautiful home was used by General Wilson when he planned the burning of University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

(205) 780- 5656
www.informationBirmingham.com\Arlington\index.htm

Birmingham-Liberty Park 
Our nation’s oldest Veterans Day celebration.
(800) 288 - 7890

www.birminghamal.org

MADISON COUNTY

Huntsville
Botanical Garden Galaxy of Lights
Larger than life animated light displays. Over a mile long.
Since 2001

(256) 830 - 4447


MOBILE COUNTY

Mobile Bay
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Patriotic celebration on Veterans Day

www.ussalabama.com

MONROE COUNTY

Beatrice
Cane Syrup Making Day
Watch a 19th century mule driven cave mill and furnace
make cane syrup as they did in older days.

(251) 575 - 7433


DECEMBER

BLOUNT COUNTY

Eufaula
Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes.
Enchanting tour of the South's finest homes.

(334) 687-3793

BLOUNT COUNTY

Oneonta
Oneonta Covered Bridge Festival
Celebrates Architectural Landmarks of  the County

(205) 274 - 2153

COLBERT COUNTY

Tuscumbia
Plantation Christmas at Belle Mont
"Old South" recreated in one of Alabama's
Most Distinguished Mansions

(256) 383- 0783

HALE COUNTY

Greensboro
Christmas Open House
Magnolia Grove Historic House
Home of Rear Admiral Richmond Pearson Hobson,
hero of Spanish American War

www.preserveala.org

LEE COUNTY

Opelika
Victorian Front Porch Christmas
See 60 of the area’s turn-of the-century Victorian homes

www.aotourism.com

MOBILE COUNTY

Theodore
Anniversary of Magic
Christmas in Lights Bellingrath Gardens
Over 3 million lights, 550 displays on 65 acres

(351) 973 - 2211

MOBILE COUNTY

Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island
Christmas Through the Ages.
Join Soldiers celebrating Christmas
as they did in days gone  past.

(251) 861- 6992

 

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