Top 10 Events of Alabama for June 2009 from the Alabama Tourism Department

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour – Jun 2-28
history interpreters in Civil War period dress tell the story of Fort
Morgan’s Civil War service through historic vignettes based on actual
events during special evening tours held each Tuesday during June and

“The Miracle Worker” Play – Jun 5-11
in its 48th year, this Broadway-style show recalls the childhood of
deaf-blind Helen Keller, “American’s First Lady of Courage,” and her
gifted teacher Anne Sullivan.

Festival of Quilts 2009 – Jun 5-7
Burns Middle School–Showcase of more than 300 quilts made by Azalea
City Quilters Guild members and the award-winning quilt, “Ground Zero,”
by artist Lois Jarvis, who captured more than 700 images of victims
from the Twin Towers on fabric, a merchant mall, silent auction and

7th Annual Art in the Garden: Juried Art Show – Jun 6-7
juried fine arts and crafts show featuring the works of more than 70
Alabama artists. Stroll through this beautiful 30-acre woodland garden
as you view and purchase pottery, watercolors, oils, metal art, folk
art, photography and much more.

June Walking Tours – Jun 6-27
the culture and history of Alabama this summer with June Walking Tours.
Thirty towns across the state are offering free guided walking tours
each Saturday morning in June. Each tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and is
approximately one hour long. Community leaders will escort you through
the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns,
sharing their personal remembrances and some tall tales from the old

Vulcan’s 105th Birthday Bash – Jun 7
this festive outdoor community event, the park will be filled with
balloons, clowns, music, entertainment, food, fun and more in honor of
Vulcan’s special day.

9-1-1 Festival – Jun 12-13
first 9-1-1 phone call was made from Haleyville on February 16, 1968.
Festival honors all police, fire, and emergency personel and inlcudes a
Street Dance on Friday, and parade, arts and crafts, a car show,
children’s activities, food on Saturday.

Hank Williams Festival, 30th – Jun 12-13
Tribute to native son, Hank Williams, with country music, arts, crafts, food.

Alabama Sports Festival 27th Anniversary State Games – Jun 19-21
is Alabama’s largest multi-sport Olympic-style event with 20 sports
being offered. The event includes an official opening ceremony with a
parade of athletes, oath to athletes, lighting the cauldron, and
musical entertainment. Open to all residents of Alabama.

Wilcox Riverbank Festival – Jun 27
folklife festival at Black Belt Treasures with music, arts and crafts,
children’s activities with a fireworks show. Also ferry rides, games
& more.

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