Alabama festivals and top 20 events in 2016

Here’s your list of the top Alabama festivals and events for 2016 through 2017:

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Once again, Alabama was selected for 2016’s top festival line up in the nation!  Congrats to the event organizers and entire AL community for making 2016 the strongest line up to date.

Here is your list of the top Alabama festivals for 2016.  Check out these great Alabama events this year.  Great options for advertising your festivities, reserve your vending slot today and sell at these great events, or nominate a festival for entry to our Top Alabama festivals list.

Top 3 Alabama festivals this August

Don’t miss these great Alabama festivals and events in 2016.  Top 3 list:

  1. Main Street Music Festival – Albertville Alabama held August 5 – 6
  2. Franklin County Watermelon Festival – Russelville Alabama, August 19-20
  3. Ora Festival – held August 27

To get the complete list of all Alabama August festivals, click here.

Top 16 Alabama festivals and events for 2016

  1. Alabama State Fair
  2. Shakespear festival of Alabama – Don’t miss this great Gatsby event there in 2016
  3. Alabama Hangout Music Festival 2016 – Held in Gulf Shores each year; May 16 to 18
  4. Shrimp festival in Gulf Shores AL 2016   
  5. AL Sports festival –  Also called the Alabama State Game
  6. Alabama Strawberry festival in Loxley Alabama of Baldwin County.
  7. Alabama book festival
  8. Hot air balloon festival Alabama
  9. Renaissance festival Alabama
  10. Alabama pecan festival
  11. Alabama blueberry festival
  12. Bluegrass festival Alabama
  13. Alabama film festival
  14. Mobile Alabama jazz festival – #2 jazz festival in the nation behind only the Arizona Jazz Festival
  15. Birmingham Blizzard Fest

Alabama festivals November 2016

November 6th, 2016

  • National Peanut Festival – Dothan, AL
  • Homestead Hollow arts and crafts festival – Dothan
  • Alabama Pecan Festival – Mobile, Alabama

November 7th, 2016

  • Moss Rock Festival – Birmingham, Alabama
  • The Harvest – Gulf Shores, AL
  • A Southern Christmas Bazaar – Pelham
  • Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair – Pike Road
  • Mobile Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival – Robertsdale
  • Kenan’s Mill Festival – Selma
  • Stockton Sawmill Days – Stockton Bama

November 14, 2016

  • Fine Crafts Classic Show
  • Altrusa Autumn Expo
  • Coach Holiday in the Country

November 20, 2016

Winter Holidays Arts & Crafts Show

November 21, 2016

  • Calera Chamber of Commerce Christmas Village and Craft
  • Mobile International Festival

November 27, 2016

Christmas at Crossroads

November 28, 2016

Hunter Appreciation Day Arts & Crafts Festival

Other November Alabama Festivals and events

  • St. Nicholas Annual Food Festival
  • Folkart Festival Showcase
  • VBB Craft Show
  • American Indian History Month Festival
  • Wiregrass Children’s Home Festival of Trees
  • Jackson Fall Festival
  • Taste of Mobile
  • Hunter Appreciation Day Arts and Crafts Festival
  • Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, 30th Annual
  • Homestead Hollow Christmas in the Country
  • Brian White Day
  • Veteran’s Day Parade & Cememony
  • Fall Family Festival
  • Festival of Lights

We like to keep you informed up to the minute of all the Alabama festivals and events as well as updates and reminders of the hit AL events in your area.  These updates also include the titles of all the Alabama event submissions to our site.

Alabama festivals and events

Alabama festivals and events

Top Cities in Alabama

Here are a few of the top cities in the state as voted on by visitors around the state.  These event cities show up on our list of top festival cities by state.  to see the full list, visit Top US cities for entertainment

Birmingham, Alabama Mobile, AL
Huntsville, Alabama Montgomery AL

Alabama hotels and campgrounds

Alabama has a largest list of top hotels and resorts to check out.  Visit our Alabama lodging page to get more information and see what the state has to offer.

Alabama festivals by month

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January April July October
February May August November
March June September December

Top Alabama events coming up

Check out these great Alabama festivals and events.

Alabama festivals for 2016 rated best in the world by peer review.  Adam Jones and the likes have voted on this years AL line of of things to do the top in the world.

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Alabama festivals in April 2016

April 4-6, 2016 – Eufaula Pilgrimage in Eufaula, Alabama at Dogwoods

April 4-5, 2016 – Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo in Opp, Alabama at Channell-Lee Stadium April 4, 2016 – First Friday Art Walk in Fairhope, Alabama

April 5, 2016 – Blooming Festival in Cullman, Alabama at St. Bernard Prep School. The Bloomin’ Festival is a two day juried arts festival attracting thousands of visitors to the beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey Road in Cullman.

April 5, 2016 – Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival in Ozark, Alabama at Downtown Square which is free of charge to the public, this fun festival offers Children’s Activities,

April 11, 2016 – Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival in Moulton, Alabama at Lions Club Fair grounds.  The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned fun, vendors featuring chicken entrees prepared in the art of food warfare.

Alabama festivals balloon jamboree

Alabama festivals balloon jamboree

April 11, 2016 – Tri State BBQ Festival in Dothan, Alabama at Houston County Farm Center.   Fun for the whole family! Live music on the stage. Taste all the BBQ you can during the People’s Choice

April 12, 2016 – Guntersville Art on the Lake in Guntersville, Alabama April 12, 2016 – Montevallo Art in the Park in Montevallo, Alabama at Orr Park. Eighth Annual celebration!

April 12, 2016 – LaFayette Day and Motorcycle Ride in Valley, Alabama at Courthouse Square

April 19, 2016 – Yatta Abba Festival in Abbeville, Alabama at Dowtown Abbeville on the Square

April 25, 2016 – Magic City Art Connection in Birmingham, Alabama at Linn Park, downtown Birmingham

April 26, 2016 – Pepper Jelly Festival and Rural Heritage Day in Thomaston, Alabama at Old Marengo County HS Grounds. The Seventh Annual Pepper Jelly Festival and Rural Heritage Day will be held on April 26th, 2016 at the Rural Heritage and great for Jelly Belly heads!

AL state map of best things to do in 2014

AL state map of best things to do in 2016

Alabama concerts and events

Alabama Shakes (your pants off) Concert Dates: June Wharf Amphitheatre In County: Baldwin County Monroe County Fair in Monroeville, Alabama

Alabama Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide 2016 football schedule! Roll Tide Roll!

  • August 30 West Virginia Atlanta, Georgia
  • September 6 Florida Atlantic Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • September 13 Southern Miss Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • September 20 Florida Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • October 4 at Ole Miss Oxford, Mississippi
  • October 11 at Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • October 18 Texas A&M Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • October 25 at Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee
  • November 8 at LSU Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • November 15 Mississippi State Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • November 22 Western Carolina Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • November 29 Auburn Bryant-Denny StadiuM

2016 Auburn War Eagles football schedule

2016 AUBURN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Bold represents home game. August 30 ARKANSAS AUBURN September 6 SAN JOSE STATE AUBURN September 13 Open Date September 20 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kansas September 27 LOUISIANA TECH AUBURN October 4 LSU AUBURN October 11 at Mississippi State Starkville, Mississippi October 18 Bye Weekd October 25 SOUTH CAROLINA AUBURN November 1 at Ole Miss Oxford, Mississippi November 8 TEXAS A&M AUBURN November 15 at Georgia Athens, Georgia November 22 SAMFORD AUBURN November 29 at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama

What the great state of Alabama has in 2016

Here is how Alabama is rewriting the book on how one defines festivals.

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fiesta
art festival
carny
birthday blast
glorification
hullabaloo
arts and craft festival
outdoor celebration
annual observance
community festival
frolic
saturnalia
Sacrament
wassail
festivity
hilarity
clambake
fete
Christmas show
regale
exposition
Martin Luther King tribute
jubilee
barbecue
New Year’s Day spree
Mardi Gras
circus
German festival
festival
county fair
carousal
carnival
Thanksgiving observance
anniversary
formality
April Fools Day tradition
heyday
gilly
dinner
food festival
recurrence
fest
blowout
Dutch festival
exhibit
Pig Roast wingding
masquerade
recognition
picnic
4th of July fireworks celebration
spectacle
banquet
commemoration
three-ring circus
jamboree
performance
rememberance / remembrance
ceremony
grind show
revelry
achievement
ragbag
annual event
gaiety
celebration
hoopla
entertainment
bash
potlatch
gala
red-letter day
centennial
amusement park
bacchanal
expo
feast day
Italian festival
Easter service
outdoor parade
merrymaking
cultural festivals
party
merriment
seasonal festivals and fairs
holiday
observance
hippodrome
wine festival
music festival
parade
bazaar
Halloween shindig
exhibition
street fair
ceromonial hash bash
dance festival
May Day show
conviviality
state fair
Easter Egg Hunt treat
occasion
fair
triumph