The state tourism department has released a brochure that highlights 215 homecoming events taking place during the Year of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns. The 16-page brochure, titled “The Great Alabama Homecoming,” was designed as a quick reference guide to the 2010 celebrations. The brochure lists the names of the homecoming celebrations, dates of the events and contact information. The events celebrate food, music, birthdays and historic milestones. The celebrations include Talladega’s 175th Birthday Celebration March 27, the Monroeville Reunion April 23-25, The Blessing of the Fleet in Bayou La Batre May 1-2, Highway 15 Yard Sale in Natural Bridge April 3, Mural City Art Fest in Dothan May 1, Peach Jam Jubilee in Clanton June 25, Jubilee City Fest in Montgomery May 28-29 and the Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia June 24-27. The homecoming events began in February and will continue through mid-December.
For more information about the homecoming celebrations, check out the calendar of events at www.alabamahomecoming.com. Copies of the brochure are available by calling 1-800-ALABAMA or by visiting one of the eight state welcome centers.