Named for W.C. Handy, known locally as the "Father of the Blues, the festival brings music lovers of all ages together for a 10-day celebration and the pleasure of hearing over 100 artists. The celebration also features athletic competitions, art shows and various exhibits along with numerous traditional cuisine offerings.
- Theatre District, Downtown Birmingham in BIRMINGHAM, AL
This annual film festival takes place in the historic Theatre District at seven different venues and brings together independent filmmakers who showcase their work and diverse, passionate filmgoers who descend on the city to experience true Southern hospitality. The two groups have the opportunity to fraternize with one another as they move from one film to another and during meals, field trips and parties.
- Athens State University, Athens in ATHENS, AL
Fiddlers come from all over the country every year to this North Alabama town to compete in 18 different categories for the coveted trophy and prize money. Children compete in separate categories. The winner is awarded the title "Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddle Champion."
Local residents unite during the <a href="https://www.mobileinternationalfestival.org/">Mobile International Festival</a>. The event provides all with the chance to experience other cultures and ethnicities through the celebration that includes live music, foods and beverages.
Animal exhibits, rodeo events and a carnival midway are but some of the attractions found at the <a href="https://www.greatergulfstatefair.com/">Greater Gulf State Fair</a>. The 30,000 square foot Chomping Grounds features dozens of fair food favorites. Family Land features age-appropriate rides for youngsters and shows for the entire family.