As one of the battlegrounds of both the Civil War and the civil rights movement, Alabama is filled with historical sites and monuments to the giants of America's struggle with equality. Visitors can also enjoy the natural beauty of the state's sandy white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, and adventurous individuals can enjoy exploring some of the state's numerous caverns.
- Name of location MOBILE, AL
Though many equate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, many cities across the country celebrate the event and Mobile is no exception and in fact held the first carnival in 1703. Festivities begin 10 days to two weeks in advance of Fat Tuesday and include dozens of spectacular parades, balls, live entertainment and special events.
- Name of location DOTHAN, AL
BBQ chefs of all ages and backgrounds compete for awards while visitors sample a variety of products. The location also hosts a number of live performances, an auto show, fun runs and plenty of entertainment for youngsters. Vendors erect display booths offering a variety of products from arts and crafts to fashion accessories and BBQ grills.
- Name of location GARDENDALE, AL
This spring celebration takes place every year for two weekend days at the Gardendale Civic Center. The carnival like atmosphere includes rides, live entertainment and traditional foods along with eating contests, fun runs and plenty of activities for the kids. The festivities begin with a fireworks display and continue with car shows, pooch parades and a large variety of musical entertainment spread across four stages.
- Name of location SE CULLMAN, AL
Located at the scenic St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School campus, the annual event ushers in spring every April with over 100 artisans and craftsmen displaying their talents. Guests have the chance to purchase items and see dozens of live demonstrations covering every craft imaginable. The location also promises vendors serving a selection of beverages and food.
- Name of location SELMA, AL
One of the largest re-enactments of the Civil War in Alabama, the Battle of Selma marks the event by the firing of cannons and a full weekend of food, music and demonstrations from the era. You will see the infantry and the cavalry as they go to battle. A period military ball is held in one of the great antebellum homes during the weekend where all attendees must dress in period costume.
- Name of location AUBURN, AL
The Alabama community of Auburn welcomes spring annually with this special weekend event filled with fun and entertainment. Held in Kiesel Park, the activities include dance and music performances, arts and crafts exhibits and food booths along with live animal encounters and magic shows.