January – March
Prattville Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration (334) 595-0854 • www.prattvilleal.gov This annual parade ends with live music and delicious food.
Millbrook Revelers Mardi Gras Festival and Parade (334) 322-7141 • www.millbrookrevelers.org The Millbrook Revelers Mardi Gras Festival is the largest Mardi Gras celebration north of Mobile. With over 60 vendors on site, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
April – JuneFountain City Arts Festival in Prattville (334) 595-0854 • www.prattvilleal.gov Visit Prattville for a fun-filled day of hands-on experiences and demonstrations by local artists, musicians, and dancers from the greater Southeastern United States. Walk of Life (334) 284-5433 • www.joytolife.org This 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash through downtown Montgomery helps raise money for the Joy to Life Foundation to provide free mammograms to those who are medically underserved in Central Alabama.
Millbrook Big Fish Bass Tournament (334) 462-3928 On the Saturday before Easter, early-rising fish enthusiasts commence the festivities on Lake Jordan, a 6,800-acre reservoir known for its consistent bass population.
Coosapalooza Brew Fest (334) 478-5100 • 108 South Main Street Sample craft brews from around the state while enjoying beautiful downtown Wetumpka right alongside the Coosa River.Prattville CityFest (334) 365-7392 • www.prattvillecityfest.com This event kicks off with a concert on Friday night and features food and musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival (334) 285-4450 • www.alabamawildlife.org Held in Millbrook, this artistic celebration of Alabama’s plant and wildlife highlights original nature-themed works of Alabama artists in a variety of mediums and styles, including fine prints, floral paintings, and stone sculpted items.
Bark in the Park (334) 358-2882 • www.prattvilleautaugahumane.org The Prattville/Autauga Humane Society hosts this fundraising event each year at Cooter’s Pond Dog Park. Enjoy baked goods, children’s games, pet contests, and (of course!) the chance to adopt a PAHS dog or puppy!
Wilson Pickett Music and Arts Festival (334) 595-0854 • prattvilleal.gov This free festival held each year at Pratt Park features an artist village with local and regional artists, food vendors, and arts activities for the kids. The stage will feature musical entertainment all day long.
Creekwalk Concert Series (334) 595-0854 • prattvilleal.gov Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy these free, family-friendly concerts each summer. Local shops and food stands will be available with vendors on site.
Tulotoma Art Trail (334) 391-5090 • thekelly.org Enjoy an afternoon of art and music in historic downtown Wetumpka. Don’t forget to check out the Snail Trail installations!
July – September
Wetumpka River and Blues Festival www.riverandblues.net Held in July at Gold Star Park, this event is great for families! Enjoy music, art, food, and the “Kidzone.”
AWF Wild Game Cook-off State Finals (334) 285-4450 • www.alabamawildlife.org Proceeds benefit the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s programs and projects. In addition to all of the outstanding food, guests will be able to enjoy a silent auction and assorted raffles.
October – December
Spinners Pumpkin Patch (334) 365-7392 Held one weekend each October at Spinners Park in Prattville, this event features 100+ craft exhibitors, an 8K and one-mile fun run, children’s activities, and more.
Alabama National Fair (334) 272-6831 • www.alnationalfair.org Each October, Garrett Coliseum is buzzing with live music, a circus, pig racing, carnival rides, and more. There are also exhibits of art, photography, flowers, and livestock.
Halloween Candy Walk (334) 595-0854 • prattvilleal.gov Downtown Prattville hosts the Annual Halloween Candy Walk — dress up your kids in their favorite costumes and bring them down for a fun-filled afternoon of trick-or-treating.
Frontier Days at Fort Toulouse (334) 567-3002 • www.fttoulousejackson.org For one week each November, Fort Toulouse/Jackson Park in Wetumpka comes alive with costumed re-enactors portraying life as it was in a 1750s French fort. See soldiers, settlers, Native Americans, frontier-era traders, and other performers.
Millbrook Spirit of Christmas Festival and Parade (334) 322-9871 • www.cityofmillbrook.org This annual parade is a traditional celebration of the season. Booths will be set up with arts and crafts, food, and other items. The parade begins at the Sports Complex behind Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, and ends at the intersection at City Hall.
Christmas on the Coosa (334) 567-5147 www.cityofwetumpka.com Held at Gold Star Park and the Wetumpka Courthouse Veranda, Christmas on the Coosa features a parade of decorated boats at night along the Coosa River. Other highlights of the festival include arts and crafts, a street parade, classic cars, quilt displays, and a fireworks show.
A Main Street Christmas (334) 595-0854 • prattvilleal.gov Take in the lights and decorations, visit with Santa, and get some Christmas shopping done in Downtown Prattville. Enjoy caroling, children’s projects, and more.