For a deep dig into America's civil rights history, Alabama was in the scene of an historic civil-rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. including a bus boycott in Montgomery begun in 1955, and the Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
2024 Alabama Travel special events and festivals
Just up ahead, check out our 2024 Alabama travel calender featuring memorable events and major festivals happening on the Gulf Coast and throughout Alabama this year -- with dates, locations and official links for more information.
20th annual Gulf Coast Hot Air
Festival May 2 - 4.
March 9 - 10, 2024 -- Orange Beach Festival of Art Gulf Coast,
Orange Beach - It ain't just art at this annual weekend fest featuring more than 100 vendors for arts,crafts, culinary delights and a live music stage.
March 15 - 31, 2024 -- Mobile Azalea Trail Festival Gulf Coast,
- Watch Mobile bloom in a riot of spring color with special events planned at Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile Botanical Gardens and much, much more.
May 31 - June 1, 2024 -- Hank Williams Festival
Lake Eufaula & The Red Hills,
Georgiana - This tribute to the country singing legend is held on the grounds of Hank's boyhood home (now a museum) every year with a full weekend of entertainment, arts, crafts, and food.
June 15, 2024 -- Alabama Blueberry Festival Jennings Parkm,
Brewton - Get your fill of blueberries, blueberries, blueberries - plus homemade blueberry ice cream, blueberry bushes for sale, a kid's section, arts & crafts, and an antique/classic car show!
For family friendly fun at every turn, the Gulf Shore is the place to be for wildlife adventures at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, or at Waterville USA offering amusement and water park rides.
In Mobile, head for the bay to explore the USS Alabama, a real World War II battleship, along with a visit to the eye-popping Bellingrath Gardens one of Alabama's most photogenic antebellum homes.
For family-friendly Huntsville, take a trip back in time on a tour of more antebellum homes, then fast-forward to the future with a must-see stop at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for hands-on interactive exhibits and an unforgettable ride aboard a space travel simulator.
Alabama's Official Travel Guide - Check out
what's going on statewide
with news & updates, event schedule, places to go, and things
to see from the mountains to major metropolitan areas including
information on state parks, driving maps, pictures, hotel and
North Alabama - What's doing in the northern corridor with a complete
schedule of festivals throughout the year, visitor attractions, hotels, online
booking of special deals and travel packages, related links, maps & pictures.
Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau - Breaking news on recent re-openings
plus the complete guide to Gulf Coast area attractions, trip planner, picture
gallery, area maps, hotels, restaurants and suggested nightlife.