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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.

JUNE

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.

JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

 

JUNE 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

JUNE 1

BURGER WARS

Downtown Opelika

Come to downtown Opelika between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for great food, music, and fun for the entire family. It’s a Burger Grilling Competition and a Tasting Event.

JUNE 1

TOUCH A TRUCK

Downtown Opelika

Vehicles of all types line the street at this fun, family event. Explore military vehicles, race cars, dump trucks and more. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to touch and go inside the vehicles. Auburn University’s mascot, Aubie, will be hanging out and taking pictures. For more information visit www.facebook.com/TouchTruck.

JUNE 2-6, 12-16, 25-29

MONTGOMERY BISCUITS

Riverwalk Stadium

Experience America’s favorite pastime and the country’s best stadium experience. Cheer on the Biscuits while enjoying incredible eats and spectacular entertainment on and off the field. Plus, every Wednesday the Biscuits thank our military with discounted admission and concession prices. June 2-6 the Biscuits take on The Tennessee Smokies; 12-16 the Chattanooga Lookouts; and 25-29 the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

JUNE 3-8, 10-15

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP

Way Off Broadway Theatre

Way Off Broadway Theatre’s Junior Theatre Camp (1st-5th Grades) will be held June 3-8 and Senior Theatre Camp (6th-12th Grades) will be held June 10-15. Students will learn theatre basics throughout the week and will perform a full production twice on Saturday. Cost is $75 per student. To register or for more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334.595.0854.

JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25

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.

JUNE 6

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 update on weekly vendors.

JUNE 7

LOWER DEXTER FIRST FRIDAY CRUISE-IN

Dexter Avenue

Enjoy free family friendly fun on Lower Dexter! The lower block will be closed off once the all vehicles are in place. Explore the featured vehicles and enjoy tasty treats offered by numerous restaurants and food trucks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call 334.273.0313 for more information.

JUNE 7

SUMMERNIGHT DOWNTOWN ART WALK

Downtown Auburn

SummerNight is a FREE event hosted by the City of Auburn, Auburn Arts Association, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Auburn Downtown Merchant Association. Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a creative evening. Downtown Auburn will be transformed into its very own arts district, featuring local and regional artists, live musicians, street performers, great food and children’s activities. For more information contact the JDCAC at 334.501.2963. Valet parking will be free and available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

JUNE 8

17TH ANNUAL LIL CALYPSO ART FEST

Chuck’s Marina

Over 50 artists, artisans and craftsmen will gather once a summer at Chuck’s for this unique festival. Lil Calypso is famous for Southern artists that convene on the banks of Lake Martin all around the grounds of Chuck’s Marina. Sean Heninger AKA Rock Star playing on the deck 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Old Rowe Band that Night 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 8

JUNE 8

RIVERFEST

Montgomery’s Riverfront Park

Enjoy an evening of music and fun at the June Riverfest featuring Country Rising Start Jake Gill, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be food and beverage vendors as well as boutiques and access to the Sand Bar. Lawn chairs and pets are welcome.

There is a $10 charge. For more tickets go to www.funinmontgomery.com

JUNE 9

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.

JUNE 9

THE GATLIN BROTHERS

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

Grammy award winning brothers Larry, Steve, and Rudy of the Gatlin Brothers have dazzled audiences for more than 60 years. Tickets range from $27 to $52. For more information call 334.481.5000 or visit www.mpaconline.org.

 

JUNE 14, 15

29TH ANNUAL ALEXANDER CITY JAZZ FEST

Strand Park (14th) and The AMP on Lake Martin (15th)

The Alexander City Jazz Fest presented by Russell Lands On Lake Martin returns for its 29th year! Make plans to join us for two nights of spectacular live music, and stay tuned for lineup announcements soon.

JUNE 14

MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, MEMORY: A SYMPOSIUM ON REMEMBERING THE PAST IN ALABAMA

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill

Dr. Michael Panhorst, director fo the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, will discuss forms, types, styles and meaning of monuments and memorials in Alabama, followed by presentations on examples from three Alabama counties. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. Deadline for registration is June 7 or until seats are filled. For more information, or to register, visit aub.ie/memory.

JUNE 15

ALABAMA HISTORY IN TWENTY ARTIFACTS: A BICENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM

The Alabama Department of Archives and History

Explore two-hundred years of Alabama’s history through ten-minute presentations on artifacts that are currently displayed in the ADAH’s Alabama Voices exhibition. Cost is $25 for the general public, $15 for Friends of the Archives members, and $10 for students and teachers. Ticket prices include lunch. The Symposium runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. For more information email alex.colvin@archives.alabama.gov or call 334.353.4689.

JUNE 18

JOE THOMAS JR. GUITAR PULL

Cloverdale Playhouse

Enjoy a night of original music and discover how songwriters craft their music. Performances take place on the Playhouse’s intimate stage. Tickets are $10 at the door. Performances are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call 334.262.1530 for more information.

 

JUNE 20

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY AT THE MONTGOMERY ZOO

Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum

All military personnel and their dependent family members receive FREE admission tot he Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Food, drinks and refreshments are also provided. There will be speakers and and presentations made from representatives of Maxwell Air Force Base, the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery area Chamber of Commerce. Form more information call 334.625.4900.

JUNE 22

AUBURN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Twenty-One Acres

Connecting the community through food, wine and fellowship, Auburn’s first food and wine festival will be held June 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.auburnfoodandwinefestival.com.

JUNE 23

THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

The TEMPTATIONS are notable for their success with Motown Records during the 60’s and 70’s and have sold 10’s of millions of albums, making them one of the most successful groups in music history! Tickets range from $52 to $96.50. For more information call 334.481.5000 or visit www.mpaconline.org.

JUNE 27

WEBB WILDER AND THE BEATNECKS

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill

Whenever Webb Wilder shows up, a party breaks out. And this time Webb is bringing the band! Showtime at Pebble Hill is 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the gate. Visit Spicers Music, World Cup Coffe and www.sundillamusic.com for tickets.

JUNE 28

FRIDAY NIGHT SPLASH

Samford Pool

Join the Aquatics Staff for an evening of music, concessions, games and fun at the pool! FREE admission with Splash pass or prior admission to the pool earlier that day. Tickets can also be purchased for $2 per person. For more information call 334.501.2957 or visit www.auburnalabama.org/pools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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