Alabama: A Year of Food, Festivals and Anniversaries

" "Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival

May 25-26/ DECATUR –  6 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Point Mallard ParkThis festival is one of the largest free hot air balloon gatherings in the Southeast, featuring more than 60 balloons with races, key grab, tether rides and a balloon glow. Enjoy arts and crafts, food vendors, an antique car and tractor show, musical entertainment and children’s activities. Visit  for more information.


Peach Jam Jubilee

" "June 7-8/CLANTON – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Celebrating Chilton County and the best peaches you’ll ever eat. Peach Jam Jubilee will feature live entertainment from well-known artists.  There will be arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, inflatables, and a hot air balloon for rides.  There will be fun events throughout the day that the entire family will enjoy including hot air balloon rides and a kids zone. More information at



The “Miracle Worker” Play

" "June 7 – July 20/TUSCUMBIA – Friday and Saturday evenings only. Gates open at 7 p.m.; play begins at 8 p.m..  This play is performed in an outdoor theatre on the grounds of Ivy Green, birthplace of Helen Keller. This Broadway-style play recalls the childhood of deaf-blind Helen Keller, “America’s First Lady of Courage”, and her gifted teacher, Anne Sullivan.

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