As one of the battlegrounds of both the Civil War and the civil rights movement, Alabama is filled with historical sites and monuments to the giants of America's struggle with equality. Visitors can also enjoy the natural beauty of the state's sandy white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, and adventurous individuals can enjoy exploring some of the state's numerous caverns.
- Name of location AUBURN, AL
The Alabama community of Auburn welcomes spring annually with this special weekend event filled with fun and entertainment. Held in Kiesel Park, the activities include dance and music performances, arts and crafts exhibits and food booths along with live animal encounters and magic shows.
- Name of location HUNTSVILLE, AL
Held each year during the last full weekend in April, the Panoply Arts Festival is supported by more than 2,000 volunteers. With its unusual roster of events, such as a fiddling contest and songwriter's competition, it is ranked one of the top 20 events in the region by the Southeast Tourism Society. This festival has something for everyone: art, competitions, dancers and a "Global Village featuring cultural pavilions from six different cultures.
- Name of location ATMORE, AL
The community- festival atmosphere of Mayfest exudes small town, USA charm and flavor. Attendees bring lawn chairs and enjoy the live entertainment, good food and arts and crafts exhibits. There is something for the whole family. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo and carnival rides, and adults can indulge in different sporting events.
- Name of location WEST FOLEY, AL
For two weekend mornings in the middle of June, the skies over West Foley fill with rainbow colors, as over 50 hot air balloons take flight. Thousands arrive and gaze in awe at the unusual sight. Festivities continue throughout the days with live entertainment, friendly competitions, animal displays and activities for all ages.
- Name of location ARAB, AL
The annual Alabama music event features numerous artists providing street performances in the downtown region of the community. The festivities include an auto show, an ice cream eating contest, fun runs and specially designated children's zones.
- Name of location BIRMINGHAM, AL
Do Dah Day is an annual parade and music festival held to benefit animal shelters in Jefferson County. People come from all over the United States with their pets to participate in the festival for a day of fun. Proud dog owners dress their pooches in outrageous outfits and enjoy a day filled with music, food and a parade.