Middle Eastern Food Festival - Birmingham, AL - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2023
Celebrate almost 40 years of the Saint George’s annual festival. Lots of great food and fun.
Foothills Festival - Jasper, AL - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
Free live music concert and local vendors at Courthouse Square in downtown Jasper.
Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival - Springville, AL - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Homestead Hollow festivals feature hand made, hand decorated arts and crafts as well as antique/vintage goods. Talk to the pioneer demonstrators of the old time days to see wood carving, blacksmithing, soap making, wood stove cooking, quilting, and whiskey making. Tour original cabins built by the early settlers. Visit the apiarist and learn about bee keeping. Relax by one of the many streams and listen to live local entertainment all day. Enjoy great food from the food court, bbq, funnel cakes, fried pies, ice cream, beans, greens, footlong corn dogs and more! Children’s activities include wagon rides, bunny jump, moonwalk, and face painting.
Hokes Bluff CityFest - Hokes Bluff, AL - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Bands, carnival rides, food and retail vendors plus carnival rides, car show, and pancake breakfast.
Birmingham Greek Festival - Birmingham, AL - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2023
It’s one of Birmingham’s most highly anticipated events and a true cultural experience. Home to the seventh oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the United States. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing by the youth, and a warm, spirited atmosphere. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan. If you want to pick up lunch or dinner for the co-workers or family, remember the take out option. The festival’s offers both drive-thru and walk-up lines. The Cathedral architecture is breathtaking so don’t miss the chance to take a guided tour on an ongoing basis. Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking deck one block away located between 20th street and Richard Arrington Blvd. The event is free admission and food items are individually priced. The Greek Market Place has imported food, icons, fine jewelry, art, and much more. Proceeds from the festival will benefit local mission work and charities. Since 1972.
Alabama Butterbean Festival - Pinson, AL - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
A free family event for fans of the yummy legume. One of the state’s largest festivals. It features live local entertainment, food and non-food vendors (arts and crafts, local organizations), carnival rides, petting zoo, pony rides, and plenty of fun for people of all ages. There is a huge firework show on Friday night at approximately 9:30. Friday hours are 6-10 and Saturday is 9-4.
Thorsby Swedish Fest - Thorsby, AL - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
Enjoy the beauty pageant, car show, viking run, and parade.
Covered Bridge Festival - Oneonta, AL - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
An event to celebrate the covered bridge capital of Alabama. Full of fun, arts, crafts, vendors, music, food, self-guided covered bridge tours, river walk, rib cook-off, quilt show and more! It has been going on for more than 35 years.
National Veterans Day Parade - Birmingham, AL - Nov 11 to Nov 11, 2023
Our military veterans are still honored with a parade at the home of the first Veterans Day. In 1945, a World War II veteran from Birmingham, Alabama had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans. It was Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, who led a delegation to Washington, DC urging then-Army Chief of Staff General Dwight Eisenhower to create a national holiday that honored all veterans. Weeks led the first National Veterans Day Parade in 1947 in Alabama, and continued the tradition annually until his passing in 1985. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed legislation formally establishing November 11th as Veterans Day.
Christmas at the Falls - Gadsden, AL - Nov 23 to Dec 31, 2023
Come celebrate the holiday season with Noccalula Falls and the City of Gadsden at Christmas at the Falls. Enjoy millions of lights throughout the park with spectacular views from the paved walking trails or from the vantage of a ride on the park’s train.