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FARMERS MARKETS IN FULL SWING!

Bring the entire family and enjoy shopping at your local Farmers Market. Besides enjoying the amazing taste of in-season produce, you will be supporting your local economy. You can meet your local farmers and learn about the products they are offering all while catching up with your neighbors. The Heart of Alabama is replete with exceptional markets and you can find one open any day of the week during the summer months:

EastChase Farmers Market — Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fairview Farmers Market — Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Macon County Farmers Market — Wednesday & Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Main Street Farmers Market Alexander City — Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Millbrook Farmers Market — Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Montgomery Curb Market — Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Opelika Grows Farmers Market — Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Prattville Farmers Market — Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Market at Ag Heritage Park — Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Farmers Market (Wetumpka) — 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Vinson Market – Wednesday, Thursday – Carter Hill Road, Montgomery – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For directions and more detailed information, visit www.fma.alabama.gov.

 

July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27,28

HARRIOTT II CRUISES

Harriott II Riverboat

The Harriott II offers many different cruises and experiences during the summer. From the more mellow Lunch Cruises to the Party Cruises and Blues Cruises, your sure to find just the right experience to suit your cruising style. Visit funinmontgomery.com or call 334.625.2100 for more information.

 

July 6,13,20,27

FARMERS MARKET AT THE SHOPPES AT EASTCHASE

The Shoppes at Eastchase

Now one of the top five largest markets in Alabama, the Farmers Market at the Shoppes at Eastchase is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon through September. For more information visit www.theshoppesateastchase.com/farmersMarket.

 

July 6, 13, 20, 27

PRATTVILLE FARMERS MARKET

Doster Road across from Pratt Park

The Prattville Farmers Market will be held every Saturday from June 1 through August 31, from 7:00 a.m. until 12 noon. For more information www.prattvilleal.gov/special-events/farmers-market.html or call 334.595.0850.

Make Your 4th of July Plans!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
BLOUNT CULTURAL PARK
Celebrate Independence Day at Blount Cultural Park. Begining at 6pm there will be music from Cam and Company.  Food and Beverage vendors and Fireworks. Bring blankets, chairs, and picnics. Fireworks at 9. This event is FREE and open to the public.

THURSDAY, JULY 4
MONTGOMERY ZOO &
MANN WILDLIFE LEARNING MUSEUM

Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are OPEN July 4, Independence Day, 9am – 5pm, last admission at 4pm, major animal exhibits begin closing at 4:30pm. We will be OPEN the entire holiday weekend. Join us for a wildlife adventure like none other.

MONTGOMERY BISCUITS
Fourth of July weekend is going to be great at Riverwalk Stadium! We begin this Thursday, July 4th with our Independence Day Celebration & Tank Top Giveaway presented by Alfa Insurance to the first 1,000 fans 15+! Then on Friday we will celebrate Bicentennial Night with post game MAX Fireworks! Saturday is Beach Night & MAX Fireworks, followed by Sunday’s Lil Crumbs Dress Like a Player Sock Giveaway & Bark in the Park. There’s no better way to spend the Fourth of July Weekend than at a Biscuits game!

TOWN OF PIKE ROAD
The Town of Pike Road is excited to host its annual SummerFest Fourth of July Celebration again this year on Thursday, July 4, at The Waters off Marler Road (201 Waters View Drive). All are invited to join us for an evening of family-friendly fun! Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the fun begins at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy live music from Brandon Self and the Outlaw Revival. Food will be available for purchase, but coolers are welcome. Call (334) 272-9883 for more information.

4TH OF JULY PARADE AUTAUGA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
This year’s 4th of July Parade theme is “30 Years of Fireworks” The parade beings at 9:00 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and will end at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Float participants are encouraged to decorate their entries with patriotic colors. Children on bikes, tricycles and scooters are also invited to participate in this family-fun parade. Grand marshals will be the men that fired the first fireworks.

FIREWORKS AT STANLEY JENSEN STADIUM
The annual fireworks presentation will be held at Stanley Jensen stadium. Gates open at 6pm with a concert by the band “ESTABLISHED.” A children’s area with inflatable slides and bounce houses will also be on site. Fireworks begin at dark. The admission to this spectacular event is FREE and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. NO pets, candles or bottles allowed. Gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks start at dark.

WETUMPKA 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION  
Come to Gold Star park to enjoy a FREE Fireworks Show at 8:30 p.m.

4TH OF JULY BOAT PARADE ALEXANDER CITY
Decorate your boat and join the patriotic crowd at Kowaliga Marina as boats of all sizes, shapes and decoration “parade” from Kowaliga Marina to Children’s Harbor circling just past the lighthouse. Spectators line the shoreline along the parade route to applaud their favorite patriotically decorated boats and contestants.

ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AUBURN
Celebrate Independence Day with the entire Auburn Community, Auburn Parks and Recreation and Briggs and Stratton! Enjoy great food, live music, free goodies courtesy of Briggs and Stratton, and THE best fireworks display in the entire area! Gates open at 6 p.m.; Entertainment begins at 7 p.m.; Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. The rain date is Tuesday, July 5th. The FREE celebration will be held behind the Home Side of the Duck Samford Football Stadium.

FIREWORKS CRUISE HARRIOTT II
Come enjoy a cruise down the Alabama River to help celebrate the 4th of July. This cruise will include a fireworks display over the Riverfront, live entertainment, concessions and a cash bar. Cruises rain or shine. Tickets are final sale. All seating is General Admission.**Fireworks will be displayed promptly at the end of the Montgomery Biscuits baseball game.

FRIDAY, JULY 5
LOWER DEXTER PATRIOTIC CRUISE-IN

The Patriotic Cruise-In on First Friday car show is coming to Lower Dexter on July 5, at 5:30 p.m. The Lower Dexter Cruise-Ins are the first Friday of the month from May to October and will feature specific car clubs and sponsors for each event. July’s featured car club is the Capitol City Corvette Club. The lower block of Dexter Ave. will be closed off once the featured vehicles are in place. Several local restaurants on the block will be open including Momma Goldberg’s, FRIOS Pops, Cuco’s Mexican Café and others.

CAPRI THEATRE “PAVAROTTI”
Even people who don’t know opera have heard Pavarotti. You’ve heard him in movie soundtracks, you’ve heard him on the news. Even if you don’t know it’s him, you’ve heard his voice. And now, following his Beatles documentary, Ron Howard has turned his sights on opera superstar Pavarotti. Intimate and inspiring, we’ve got yet another moving music documentary for you to enjoy. See www.capritheatre.org for show times.

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

O GROWS FARMERS MARKET

1103 Glenn Street

The O Grows Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from May until August from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Follow them on Facebook to stay updated on vendors and produce.

JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25

SUMMER SWING CONCERT SERIES

Monkey Park

Come to Monkey Park every Tuesday this summer. Beginning at 6:15 p.m. enjoy concessions and FREE train rides. Music begins at 7:00 p.m. visit www.opelikaparks.com for more information.

July 11,18, 25

THE MARKET AT AG HERITAGE PARK

Edward L. Lowder Red Barn

The Market is an open-air, growers-only farmers market that operates each Thursday through August on the grounds of the Edward L. Lowder Red Barn (look for the Silos).Hosted by the College of Agriculture, The Market features area vendors offering fresh locally grown fruits, vegetable, herbs, ornamental plants and cut flowers as well as locally produced jams, jellies, baked goods, soaps, honey, goat cheese and more. Visit www.agriculture.auburn.edu for an updates.

July 14

SECOND SUNDAYS AT THE MUSEUM

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Family Art Affair, Jazz Jams, and our popular docent-led Sunday tours are now offered on the second Sunday of every month. Bring the whole family for a multifaceted Museum experience.

 

July 11, 18, 25, August 1

ALABAMA IN THE MOVIES

The Alabama Department of Archives and History

ADAH is set to host its summer film festival of Alabama in the Movies beginning Thursday, July 11.  This four-week festival features movies with Alabama connections. Screenings will be held on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 pm in the Archives’ air-conditioned Joseph
M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium. Admission is FREE! The 2019 festival is sponsored by Alabama Retired State Employees Association (ARSEA). Titles include First Man, The Long Walk Home, The Fighting Kentuckian, and Smoky and the Bandit. For more information visit www.archives.alabama.gov or 334.242.4364.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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