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.

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.

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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.

Held each year during the last full weekend in April, the Panoply Arts Festival is supported by more than 2,000 volunteers. With its unusual roster of events, such as a fiddling contest and songwriter's competition, it is ranked one of the top 20 events in the region by the Southeast Tourism Society. This festival has something for everyone: art, competitions, dancers and a "Global Village featuring cultural pavilions from six different cultures.

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