Alabama Festivals 2017

Hoover Library Southern Voices Festival 2017

Hoover Library Southern Voices Festival

February 21, 2017

Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Ln Hoover, AL, Hoover, Alabama

Southern Foodways Alliance Food Media South 2017

Southern Foodways Alliance Food Media South

February 25, 2017

Workplay, 500 23rd St S Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, Alabama

Magic City Art Connection Art Bash 2017

Magic City Art Connection Art Bash

February 25, 2017

Thomas Jefferson Tower Ballroom, 1623 2nd Ave N Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, Alabama

Tenant Pop Up Shop and Sell 2017

Tenant Pop Up Shop and Sell

February, 2017

Pepper Place at 2821 2nd Ave. S, Suite K, Birmingham, AL 35233., Birmingham, Alabama

Millbrook Mardi Gras Festival & Parade 2017

Millbrook Mardi Gras Festival & Parade

February, 2017

Village Green Park & Main Street , Millbrook, Alabama

Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show 2017

Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show

February, 2017

The Wharf, 23101 Canal Rd Orange Beach, AL, Orange Beach, Alabama

Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Convention 2017

Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Convention

February, 2017

Zamora Shrine Temple, Birmingham, Alabama

Hospice Chili Challenge 2017

Hospice Chili Challenge

February, 2017

Athens High School , Athens, Alabama

Montevallo Arbor Day 2017

Montevallo Arbor Day

February, 2017

Orr Park , Montevallo, Alabama

Jewish Food Festival 2017

Jewish Food Festival

February, 2017

Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

Mobile Boat Show 2017

Mobile Boat Show

February, 2017

Mobile Convention Center , Mobile, Alabama

MMFA Family Art Affair & Jazz Jams 2017

MMFA Family Art Affair & Jazz Jams

February, 2017

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Museum Dr Montgomery, AL, Montgomery, Alabama

Heritage Arts Festival 2017

Heritage Arts Festival

February, 2017

Courthouse Square , Monroeville, Alabama

Black Heritage Festival 2017

Black Heritage Festival

February, 2017

Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, Alabama

Railyard Brewing Company Yogi, Beer & Friends 2017

Railyard Brewing Company Yogi, Beer & Friends

February, 2017

Railyard Brewing Company, 12 W Jefferson St Montgomery, AL, Montgomery, Alabama

Millbrook Revelers Mardi Gras Festival 2017

Millbrook Revelers Mardi Gras Festival

February, 2017

Millbrook Village , Millbrook, Alabama

Monroe County Heritage Arts Festival 2017

Monroe County Heritage Arts Festival

February, 2017

Old Courthouse Museum & Downtown Square, Monroeville, Alabama

Mission Marketplace Craft Show and Vintage Fair 2017

Mission Marketplace Craft Show and Vintage Fair

February, 2017

Ingalls Harbor Pavilion - Decatur, AL 35601, Decatur, Alabama

Orange Beach Seafood Festival 2017

Orange Beach Seafood Festival

February, 2017

The Wharf ‑ Event Center Parking Lot , Orange Beach, Alabama

Holly Jolly's Spring Market 2017

Holly Jolly's Spring Market

February, 2017

Northport Civic Center , Northport, Alabama

The Year of Alabama Music 2017

The Year of Alabama Music

February, 2017

The Festival Stage Alabama Shakespeare Festival One Festival Drive Montgomery AL, Birmingham, Alabama

ClefWorks Chamber Music Festival 2017

ClefWorks Chamber Music Festival

February, 2017

VARIOUS CLUBS IN MONTGOMERY, AL, Montgomery, Alabama

Columbiana Cowboy Day 2017

Columbiana Cowboy Day

February, 2017

Main Street Columbiana, Columbiana, Alabama

Veg Out Montgomery 2017

Veg Out Montgomery

February, 2017

EAT South Downtown Farm, 425 Molton St Montgomery, AL, Montgomery, Alabama

Joe Thomas, Jr. 3rd Tuesday Guitar Pull 2017

Joe Thomas, Jr. 3rd Tuesday Guitar Pull

February, 2017

Cloverdale Playhouse, 960 Cloverdale Rd Montgomery, AL, Montgomery, Alabama

About Festivals in Alabama

Alabama is an historic state synonymous with the American Civil Rights movement and the culture and creativity of the Native Americans. It’s a characterful place with cheery locals, a great sense of identity and farms aplenty. But it’s now also emerging as a location abundant with festivals of all types. So whether you want to eat, drink, dance, play, listen to some tunes or something else entirely, there’s something for you in awesome Alabama.

The oldest Mardi Gras event in the USA calls Alabama its home, and has been running annually since 1703. Mobile Mardi Gras is an exciting and inclusive blend of cultures, nationalities, religions and heritage, and celebrates the diversity and complexity of global and American culture. There are representatives from all over the globe, and loads of food, drinks, parades, music, decorations and a whole lot of laughs and love.

If you’ve got a hungry hankering for some seafood, the Alabama Shrimp Festival ensures you can fill your grumbling stomach. Each October, tonnes and tonnes of shrimp float into the Gulf Shores, where over 250,000 attendees nibble, munch and gobble their way through everyone’s favourite seafood treat. The event is also filled with vendors, activities, live music, children’s entertainment and loads of contests and competitions. It’s the perfect place to stuff your stomach!

Alabama loves its food festivals, and there are others dedicated to peanuts, peanut butter, beer, butterbeans, sweet potatoes and anything else that you can chuck down your gullet! Another very popular food event is the Athens Grease Festival, where the Greek origin of the city’s name is honoured not just with a great pun, but with a great love for food. If you can fry it, you can find it here – there are popular greasy classics like fish, vegetables and meats, and those who might like to try something different can devour some fried cakes, candies, Twinkies, Oreos and more.

The W.C. Handy music festival celebrates ‘Father of the Blues’ W.C. Handy, with a jam-packed program of jazz and blues legends and newcomers. The whole festival highlights the tuneful heritage of the region and those who blow us away with their trumpets, trombones and tunes, with parades, concerts, discussions and exhibitions. Previous attendees have included Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Diane Schuur and loads more famous faces.