106th Birthday Bash – Jun 6
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.
Depot Days – Jun 10-13
An old-fashioned festival that
celebrates its railroad heritage with parade, pioneer breakfast, street
dance, storytelling, clogging, museum tours, and other period
entertainment. The festival also features Pro Lawnmower Racing, Alabama
Bug jam, free concerts, and much, much, more.
City Jazz Fest & Historic Marker Dedication – Jun 11-12
and help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alexander City Chamber
of Commerce on Friday, June 11 and the dedication of an historic marker
to commemorate 2010: The Year of Small Towns and Downtowns. Local
dignitaries will speak and refreshments will be served (hours TBA). Then
on Friday and Saturday evening, join in the celebration of the 20th
anniversary of the Alex City Jazz Fest hosted by Russell Lands. First
held to thank the customers of Frohsin’s Department Store and the
citizens of Alexander City, this free annual milestone event will
feature a music headliner and special activities on Friday in Strand
Park downtown. On Saturday night, activities take place on the shores of
Lake Martin at the Amphitheater.
Williams Festival, 31st Annual – Jun 11-12
native son, Hank Williams, with country music, arts, crafts, and food.
Annual Gulf Coast Hot-Air Balloon Festival – Jun 18-20
hot-air balloons are the stars of this festival. See the colorful
balloons fly in competitions in the early mornings and glow in the
evenings. During the day, enjoy more than 50 arts and crafts vendors,
toe-tapping music, a children’s village, entertaining shows and festival
food with a Southern, coastal flair. New for 2010, 60-ft. kite show.
Blueberry Festival – Jun 19
Original arts & crafts,
live entertainment, antique car show, motorcycle show & ride,
children’s section, blueberries, blueberry bushes, cookbooks, and
T-shirts. Food court with blueberry ice cream.
Keller Festival – Jun 23-27
More than 100 events
including headliner music artists, arts and crafts, parade, athletic
events, vintage car and truck show, Keller Kids educational activities,
historic tours and trolley rides to Spring Park.
Anniversary Liberty Day Celebration – Jun 25-26
Towns and Down Towns” event and historic marker dedication. Events will
include arts, crafts, food, children’s carnival & activities,
Classic Cars Cruise-In, museums, military displays, live music both
Friday night and all day Saturday, Hall of Memories (First Baptist
Church), Miss Shelby County and Miss Alabama signing autographs, walking
tours, patriotic parade, fireworks display, and more.
Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination – Jun 25-6
the largest temporary
exhibit in the Space Center’s history. It will fill the Center’s
original building with props from all six movies in the Star Wars saga,
along with many interactive exhibits, hands-on displays and laboratories
– where guests can conduct their own scientific experiments on magnetic
levitation and experience augmented virtual reality.