Annual Events

A variety of fun and family friendly events attract crowds in Southeast Alabama

Christmas in Candyland

Your winter wonderland adventure is waiting for you in Andalusia! Make lasting holiday memories, create beautiful photo opportunities and watch children's imaginations grow. Enjoy imaginative play cottages for kids, train rides, snow tubing, ice skating, Christmas lights and decorations, musical acts, and snow shows every weekend at this holiday event.

Black Belt Folk Roots Festival

The Black Belt Folk Roots Festival was first produced in 1975 in Eutaw, (Greene County) Alabama. This annual celebration pays tribute to those persons recognized as bearers of the folkways, traditions and culture of the West Alabama region. The festival takes place every October in Greene County.

Chunnenuggee Fair

The fair features games, rides, characters, events, and plenty of goodies to be found at the booths to keep smiles on the faces of children and adults of any age! A lineup of local and regional musical talent performs on stage, filling the air with everything from rock and blues to country and folk music - and everything in between! The fair takes place on the second weekend in May.

Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival

On the first Saturday in October, is a day filled with arts and crafts, food, children's amusements and live music. The event is held every October in downtown Ozark, AL.

Crawdad & Music Festival

Grab a chair and listen to the sounds of wonderful music while biting into savory delights! This is a family-friendly, annual event held in downtown Ozark, AL each April.

Foster Fest – Street Festival and Car Show

  • Host: Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority
  • Where: Foster Street in Downtown Dothan
  • When: First Friday in March – October
  • Time: 6-10 p.m.
  • Foster Fest is the 1st Friday March to October and is always a free downtown event, bringing live music, local street vendors, cars, bikes and jeeps and the spirit of the Wiregrass to your downtown nights.

Kiwanis Covington County Fair

The Kiwanis Covington County Fair is sponsored by the Kiwanis Covington County Fair Association Inc. and co-sponsored by the Agriculture Center Board/Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Low Country Boil and Auction

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: September
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.

A great way to end the summer with plenty of music, food and fun while raising funds for Landmark Park. Includes a silent auction, wagon rides and hot dogs for the kids and music. Advance tickets required. Ticket price includes all you can eat, plus beer, wine and soft drinks.

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Martin Luther King Parade

The Martin Luther King Parade takes place every January in Opp, Alabama.

Music by Moonlight

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: June and July
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.

Annual concert series held on the park’s Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. No pets or alcohol, please. The Martin Drugstore and Shelley General Store will be open selling ice cream and drinks.

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National Field Trials

Field trials in the state of Alabama begin in October and continue to March. In Bullock County, they are held on some of the best plantations in the nation. Union Springs hosts the prestigious National Amateur Free-For-All and the National Open Shooting Dog Championship in February each year.

National Peanut Festival

  • Host: National Peanut Festival, 5622 U.S. Highway 231 South, Dothan, AL
  • When: Late October/Early November
  • Times: Varies

The National Peanut Festival, the nation's largest peanut festival, is held in Dothan, Alabama each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season. Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is known as the "Peanut Capital of the World" and is a prime location for growing peanuts. In fact, if you're in Dothan you're in the heart of peanut country, considering the majority of all the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan. The 10-day event includes a host of numerous fun-filled, family events ... amusement rides, animal attractions, agricultural displays, concerts, livestock shows and a parade. Of course, we wouldn't be the National Peanut Festival without tons of PEANUTS!

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Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo

A fun-filled, family friendly weekend held every March with snake shows, arts and crafts, and good food.

Red Door Theatre Productions

The Red Door Theatre, located in Union Springs, Alabama, has established an outstanding reputation as a quality regional theatre, offering audiences the opportunity to experience entertaining productions in an intimate 135-seat setting. Productions take place in April, July, December. Visit the website to learn more about upcoming productions.

Scarecrows in the Park

Scarecrows line the walking trails of Frank Jackson State Park during the months of October and November. The decorations and scarecrow scenes are created and donated by various individuals, businesses and school groups.

Spotlight on Business Trade Show

  • Host: Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Where: Dothan Civic Center, 126 N. St. Andrews St.
  • When: February
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The area’s largest trade show provides the opportunity for the public to see what over 90 area businesses are offering and meet new businesses.

Spring Farm Day

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: March
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Turn back the clock over 100 years and experience living history demonstrations of blacksmithing, plowing with mules, quilting and other traditional springtime farm activities. Entertainment will include traditional music. New this year! chuckwagon and dutch oven demos, an expanded Kids Zone with a petting zoo, reopening of the Alabama Agricultural Museum and more. Co-hosted by Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Museum.

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Touch A Truck

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: May
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A truly unique event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of heavy equipment, trucks and machinery while also meeting the people who build, protect and serve our community. Parent supervision is required and cameras are highly recommended.

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Union Springs Fourth of July Fireworks

A fireworks show takes place every 4th of July in Union Springs, Alabama.

Victorian Christmas

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: December
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.

Join Landmark Park for its annual Victorian Christmas. Sip hot apple cider or hot chocolate while listening to Christmas carols and visiting with Santa. Enjoy old fashioned desserts, arts and crafts, music, wagon rides and handmade decorations. A circuit riding preacher will deliver a holiday message. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Food Bank.

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Watermelon Harvest and Sampling

  • Host: Landmark Park, 430 Landmarks Drive, Dothan, AL
  • When: July
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The event offers visitors the opportunity to sample several different varieties of watermelons grown at park.

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World Championship Domino Tournament

The Championship is always held the second weekend of July, with more than 300 people participating.

Yard Party For Art

  • Host: Wiregrass Museum of Art & Conference Center, 126 Museum Ave., Dothan, AL
  • When: August
  • Time: 6-11 p.m.

A one-night music and art festival held on the lawn of the museum on. Yard Party for Art celebrates the museum’s mission to inspire lifelong learning through visual art in the Wiregrass region and creates a platform for southeastern artists and musicians.

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