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.
- Gardendale Civic Center 857 Main Street Gardendale, AL 35071 in 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.
- St. Bernard Prep School 1600 St. Bernard Drive, SE Cullman, AL 35055 in 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.
- Battlefield Park, Selma in 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.
- Burnt Corn Creek Park Brewton, AL 36426 in BREWTON, AL.
The annual carnival-style celebration of the blueberry features arts and crafts along with shows highlighting classic cars, motorcycles, magicians and live entertainment. Children have many activities from which to choose: waterslide, obstacle course, petting zoo and face painting, to name a few. The ubiquitous blueberry is available in a large selection of foods, including ice cream, and cookbooks are available for sale with recipes for blueberry dishes.
Hundreds of thousands flock to the picturesque Alabama gulf beaches in the middle of October for three days of entertainment, competition and great food. Activities include sand sculptures, foot races, arts and crafts displays and kid orientated fun.