Spirit of America Festival
Decatur; July 3-4
Area’s largest free patriotic festival, featuring awards, the Miss
Point Mallard Pageant, children’s activities, musical entertainment and
a large fireworks display.
Grand Bay Watermelon Festival
Grand Bay; July 4
Daylong festival with all the free watermelon you can eat, music,
games, seed-spitting contest, watermelon-eating contest, beautiful baby
contest and lots of arts and crafts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Well-shaded area.
World Championship Domino Tournament, 34th Annual
Andalusia; July 11-12
More than 300 people participate in this tournament filled with fun,
fellowship and competition for all ages. More than $20,000 in cash and
trophies awarded. Fri. & Sat.; Registration 6:30 a.m.; Game begins
8 a.m.; Sweepstakes drawings, Sat., 7 p.m.
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Dauphin Island; July 18-20
76th annual rodeo featuring the nation’s largest saltwater fishing
tournament. Sponsored by Mobile Jaycees with more than 3,000 fishermen.
Fri., 5 a.m.,-Sun., 5 p.m.
Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series:
6th Annual Porsche 250
Birmingham; July 18-20
Join us for the 6th annual Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant as
the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series returns to the Barber
Motorsports Park. America’s fastest growing sports car series features
sleek Daytona Prototypes and GT cars racing on one of North America’s
finest road courses. Grand American Road Racing boasts two strong
series – the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Koni Challenge Series. Be
sure to visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, home of more than
1,000 vintage motorcycles and 50 cars – the largest collection of
vintage motorcycles in the world.
CASA Mud Volleyball Tournament
Athens; July 19
Event pits teams against each other in a mud arena. Registration fee for participants.
Southside; July 19
Anniversary celebration with many activities, events and entertainment.
Antique car show, children’s activities and inflatables, vendor
marketplace, concert, fireworks and much, much more!
W.C. Handy Music Festival
Florence; July 20-26
Weeklong celebration honoring the musical heritage of Northwest Alabama
with concerts, exhibits, theater, athletic events, Street Strut,
educational activities and more, including blues, jazz, gospel and
Alabama Ballet Summer Residency
Pisgah; July 25-26
Gorham’s Bluff is proud to be the second home to the Alabama Ballet.
Breathtaking outdoor performances and fantastic gourmet dinners are
planned that include Lake Guntersville as the natural stage.
Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival
Mobile; July 31-Aug. 3
Thurs., Jul. 31, Evening of Poetry, 6:30 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 1, Jazz Music
Workshop, 10 a.m.; Sat., Aug. 2, Jazz in the Square (Dauphin St.) with
national, regional and local bands, 4:30 p.m. until; and Sun., Aug. 3,
Jazz Jam Session, 6 p.m. ($7).