Montgomery Festivals & Shows

Montgomery Festivals & ShowsMontgomery's southern charm is reason enough to celebrate this sprawling Alabama city. But in addition to that, the party is definitely on year round. The city's calendar of festivals and annual shows is always busy, as it offers various events that consistently attract large crowds and offer them everything from help in improving their homes to enjoying live music to simply celebrating the spirit and the traditions that make Montgomery so special!

While beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder, there is plenty to behold every January when Montgomery is the host city for the Miss Alabama and Miss Alabama Teen USA Pageants. This event is part of the Miss Universe Organization and features contestants between the ages of 14 and 26. These young women participate in interview, swimsuit and evening gown competitions. The top prizes include thousands of dollars in scholarships as well as the privilege to travel the state promoting the pageant.

Web: www.missalabamausa.com

The beginning of a new year usually brings plenty of resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to improve your home, then the Annual Greater Montgomery Home and Garden Show is a great place to get ideas for your many improvement projects. Meet the many exhibitors who offer a wide array of the best home improvement products. See thousands of square feet of exhibits that feature the latest products and services from various builders and contractors. Build that new deck, decide on a new pool, or revamp your entire kitchen with all the great information you'll find at this home and garden festival.

Address: Renaissance Montgomery Convention Center, 201 Tollapossa St, Montgomery, AL 36104 - MAP

Every spring, Montgomery residents look forward to the Flimp Festival held at the Museum of Fine Arts. This high-profile family fun event offers plenty of fun and interactive activities. The event showcases the work of local artists and offers opportunities for art making, chalk art and lots more. There’s boat racing and a treasure hunt as well as lots of great food and live music.

Address: Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, Montgomery, AL - MAP
Phone: (334) 240-4333
Web: www.mmfa.org

The Alabama National Fair is not only a fun event held every fall, but also it has a higher purpose. The event's objective is to raise funds to support children and youth charities throughout central Alabama and the aid is distributed through the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery. Great food, fun and music are just a few of this festival's many attractions. But once it is all said and done, the overriding purpose of providing assistance to those in the area who are in need is successfully accomplished.

Address: Garrett Coliseum and Agricultural Expo, Montgomery, AL - MAP
Web: www.alnationalfair.org

The people of Montgomery definitely have their hearts in the right place. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is definite proof of this. Held at Huntington College, this yearly fun family event features a 5k competitive run, a free Tot Trot for first-time runners as well as a family run. There's even a 1 mile Santa Chase for the kids. It all goes to raise money and awareness for those who suffer from arthritis.

Address: Huntington College, East Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL - MAP
Phone: (334) 244-1179
Web: www.arthritis.org