Top 10 Events of the Month – June 2008

Vulcan’s 104th Birthday Bash
Birmingham; June 1
During 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. Throughout the afternoon, a variety of
activities will take place for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Will Rogers Heritage Festival
Guntersville; June 5-8
This event will take place in venues all over the city. Enjoy the
Farmers Market, performances of “Will Rogers Follies” by the Whole
Backstage Theatre, antiques and collectibles fair, film festival, horse
whisperer, aviation fair, food vendors, beauty pageant, live
entertainment, walking tours, carriage rides, museum exhibit, Western
show and parade, Cherokee Pow Wow, pony rides, pooch parade and more!

ALABAMA Fan Appreciation Weekend
Fort Payne; June 6-8
Call to confirm details. Benefit concert for John Croyle’s Big Oak
Ranch for Children on Friday, a celebrity golf tournament and a fan
appreciation concert on Saturday, autographs and photos with fan club
members on Sunday.

Hank Williams Festival
Georgiana; June 6-7
Join us June 6 & 7 for the 29th Annual Hank Williams Festival in
Georgiana. A fun-filled weekend of country music, arts and crafts, food
and drink. Plus some good old-fashioned fun! Performances by Brad
Magness & The Flying Buffaloes, Elaine Petty, Shenandoah, T.G.
Shepherd, Jett Williams, Aaron Tippin and more! The Hank Williams
Festival is an outdoor event, sponsored by the Hank Williams Museum.
There is no reserved seating. Bring your lawn chairs. No lounge chairs,
coolers, food, drinks, or pets can be taken into the park. The festival
is biker friendly.

“The Miracle Worker” Play
Tuscumbia; June 6-July 12
Now in its 47th year, this Broadway-style show recalls the childhood of
deaf-blind Helen Keller, “America’s First Lady of Courage,” and her
gifted teacher Anne Sullivan.

Saturday Walking Tours
Statewide; June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Saturday Walking Tours take place each Saturday in June at 10 a.m. and
will last about one hour. Cities participating are Ashland, Athens,
Birmingham, Boaz, Butler, Cullman, Dadeville, Decatur, Demopolis,
Enterprise, Fairhope, Florence, Gadsden, Gilbertown, Guntersville,
Hartselle, Huntsville, Madison, Mobile, Montevallo, Old Cahawba, Ozark,
Prattville, Scottsboro, Selma, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Wetumpka.

Alex City Jazz Fest, 18th Annual
Alexander City; June 13-14
Central Alabama’s largest event. Previous headliners include Dickie
Betts, Taj Mahal, Los Lonely Boys, Delbert McClinton, Amanda Shaw, The
Radiators and Marsha Ball. Funded in part by local sponsors, the
two-day event is free to the public. Friday night the event is held at
Strand City Park on Tallapoosa Street, and the Saturday night event is
held at the Lake Martin Amphitheater, hosted by Russell Lands.

Gulf Coast Hot-Air Balloon Festival, Fourth Annual
Foley; June 13-15
Some 45 hot-air balloons, arts and crafts, great Southern cuisine, live
entertainment, children’s village, motorcycle poker run,
remote-controlled airplanes, helicopter rides and much more.

Alabama Sports Festival 26th Anniversary State Games
Birmingham; June 20-22
The Alabama Sports Festival is Alabama’s Olympics. The Games are open
to all residents of Alabama, from novice to elite abilities and youth
to senior citizens. This is Alabama’s largest multisport 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.

Wilcox Riverbank Festival
Camden; June 27-28
The weekend begins with a jazz concert, sponsored by the Wilcox Area
Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening at the Roland Cooper State Park.
Food prepared and sold by local area restaunts, folklife festival at
Black Belt Treasures featuring area artists and craftsmen, music, etc.
Also, ferry rides, games and more.

from the Alabama Tourism Department

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