Alabama Weekend Roundup: April 26-28, 2019


Time for the Alabama Weekend Roundup. This weekly post highlights different and unique events across Alabama or near Alabama that you should consider attending. So for this weekend, here are some events you should consider going too!
April 26-28 – Geico 500 Weekend – Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track (record 88 changes in 188 laps), most banked (33 degrees), and longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly, offering up hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids ticket prices (get in for FREE on Friday and Saturday’s activities) and special offers for military members, teachers and educators, as well as college students. Talladega is much more than a race – it’s the family experience that features Kids VIP programming, along with other activities such as the Saturday Night Concert, as well as Friday’s Big One on the Blvd.
Learn more at: http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/
April 26-28 – Interstate Mullet Toss – Orange Beach, AL
What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest events on the Gulf Coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest. Not to mention a great excuse to throw a weekend long party, with a lot of fun activities, great music and food!
Learn more at: https://florabama.com/
April 26-28 – Panoply Arts Festival – Huntsville, AL
Featuring more than 50 live music and dance performances, interactive arts experiences and STEAM activities for all ages, a juried Art Marketplace with 110 visual artists, and more! $10 day pass $18 weekend pass Kids 12 and under get in FREE.
Learn more at: http://www.artshuntsville.org/panoply-arts-festival
April 26-27 – Smoke on the Water Festival – Florence, AL
The Smoke on the Water Festival is more than just a BBQ cook-off – it’s an event for the entire family! Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and the Alabama BBQ Association, this cook-off will determine the very best barbeque from among the entrants. BBQ sampling, live entertainment, Corn Hole competition, vendors, car show, kids zone and more.
Learn more at: http://smokeonthewaterfestival.com/
April 27-28 – TroyFest, Troy, AL
TroyFest, held in honor of Jean Lake, is the premier fine art & craft festival for the central Alabama region. The weekend long show draws upwards of 10,000 people to downtown Troy to celebrate the arts. As always, a wonderful selection of art, food, entertainment and activities will be offered for people of all ages. Come and join us in being a part of this year’s festivities.
Learn more at: https://www.troyfestarts.com/
April 27 – Back When Days – Arab, AL
During special events such as “Back When Day” held the last Saturday in April, visitors interact with volunteers quilting, grinding cornmeal, blacksmithing, teaching school the way it used to be, playing checkers in the country store, and telling stories about “things back when.“ Crafts are provided for the children and local groups perform Blue Grass and Southern Gospel. Food is available like pintos and turnip greens.
Learn more at: http://www.arabcity.org/index.php/living_in_arab/historic_village
April 27 – Celebrate Hoover Day – Hoover, AL
Celebrate Hoover Day is an annual city-wide celebration that is free to the public. The event features the Veterans Memorial Paver Dedication; a giant apple pie and Mayfield ice cream; exhibitors; a kid’s zone with games, a petting zoo, rides & inflatables; a car show; live entertainment and more. Parking is located at Spain Park High School with complimentary shuttles to the park.
Learn more at: http://www.hooveral.org/366/Celebrate-Hoover-Day
April 27 – Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival – Bessemer, AL
Barbecue and Blues are a great combination so start planning for the 9th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival presented by the City of Bessemer set for Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event will combine the best of blues music and legendary Bob Sykes Bbq at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in historic downtown Bessemer, Alabama from 12-8pm.
Learn more at: https://bobsykes.com/blues-festival/
April 26-28 – Magic City Art Connection – Birmingham, AL
Make your way to downtown Birmingham’s historic Linn Park for this award-winning festival’s spring infusion of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. MCAC’s 36th arts festival presents 200 juried artists from around the country to thousands of visitors hungry for arts, culture, entertainment, food, and fun.
Learn more at: http://www.magiccityart.com/
April 27 – Southern Cookin’ Showdown – Pelham, AL
The 3rd Annual Southern Cookin’Showdown, a family-friendly food event,returns to Shelby County this spring. SafeHouse of Shelby County will host the event, with proceeds benefitting its domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs. The cooking competition will feature four-member teams of both amateurs and professionals competing in categories including Sweets, Meats, and Fixin’s.
Learn more at: https://southerncookinshowdown.swell.gives/
April 27-28 – Art on the Lake – Guntersville, AL
Annual indoor/outdoor festival featuring over 125 exhibitors with original arts and crafts along with food trucks, outdoor games and a bake shop. Rain or Shine. $2 admission ages 13 and older.
Learn more at: https://www.artonthelake-guntersville.com/
April 27 – Auburn Cityfest – Auburn, AL
Auburn’s largest free outdoor festival will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Live music, arts & crafts and fine arts vendors, children’s activities, food, and more! CityFest is FREE to the public and is a rain or shine event. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn more at: https://www.auburncityfest.com/
April 26-27 – Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival – Birmingham, AL
Get homemade Lebanese food for lunch and dinner, including baked kibbee, spinach pies, rolled grape leaves, tabouleh, grilled lemon chicken and more. Desserts including walnut, pecan, pistachio, and cashew baklawa, homemade Lebanese doughnuts (Zlaybah) and more. Take out or dine in. Cash, Check or Card accepted. FREE ADMISSION.
Learn more at: http://www.stelias.org/
April 26-28 – Geneva Festival on the Rivers – Geneva, AL
Family festival! food vendors, worm fiddling, sculling contest, tug-of-war, coin scramble, arts, crafts and Heritage Camp and added attractions with country and gospel music.
Learn more at: http://www.genevariverfestival.com/
April 27 – Pepper Jelly Festival – Thomaston, AL
Held every year on the last Saturday in April on the grounds of the Alabama Rural Heritage Center, the Pepper Jelly Festival celebrates rural Alabama’s crafts, history and the Black Belt Heritage. Historically, the Pepper Jelly Festival has attracted vendors, exhibits, musicians, various tournaments, etc.
Learn more at: http://www.ruralheritagecenter.com/
April 26-27 – Berry Heritage Festival – Berry, AL
The Town of Berry is hosting the annual “Berry Heritage Festival” in downtown Berry. The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and will end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The downtown will be alive with activity.
Learn more at: https://townofberryalabama.org/
April 27 – Weogufka Mule Day – Weogufka, AL
Weogufka Mule day will have plowing demonstrations, Mule and Wagon rides, Log snaking, 3 Big Stages of Music, Hobby train display, Dancers, Food, and Vendors with arts and Crafts. RV campers welcome.
Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/weogufkacenter/
April 27 – Delta Woods and Waters Expo – Spanish Fort, AL
Hosted by the City of Spanish Fort and 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, the expo celebrates the outdoors with dozens of hands-on outdoor activities for all ages. Featuring a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals, educators and enthusiasts, the Delta Woods & Waters Expo includes numerous fun and exciting hands-on demonstrations which allow attendees to learn and practice new skills with one-on-one instruction.
Learn more at: https://www.deltawoodsandwatersexpo.com/
April 26-28 – Wings Over Courtland – Courtland, AL
Start the day with a walking tour of historic Courtland. There will be speakers and presentations at various locations around the town occurring every 45 minutes. Visit the actual airbase and enjoy the flyover of World War II aircraft. Shop at our vendors in the recreated 1940’s town, where the streets will be lined with period tractors, trucks and cars. Watch the fashion show and parade and enjoy some actual food from the era, including Cokes in glass bottles. The evening activities will include a dinner and a USO-style show, followed by a swing dance under the stars.
Learn more at: https://www.wingsovercourtland.com/
April 26-27 – Mark Curl Memorial BBQ Cook – Off – Camden, AL
Get ready to enjoy a weekend of BBQ, Music, and Fun! BBQ teams from across the state will be competing to see who can cook the best BBQ Ribs, Butts, and Chicken in downtown Camden! Black Belt Treasures will also be hosting Hog Wild for Art within the Cook Off Event!
Learn more at: http://www.wilcoxareachamber.com/
April 28 – Duck Derby – Tuscaloosa, AL
NEW LOCATION! * Family Fun for ALL Ages! MORE INFLATABLES! MORE OUTDOOR GAMES! “DUCK PICK” MONEY WINS & EVENT PRIZES! MUSIC & DANCE! $10 Duck Derby Ticket = FUN!
Learn more at: http://www.chomonline.org/

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