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There’s plenty to do in Montgomery in 2015. From local theatre, family-fun festivals, concerts and more, we're not afraid to go above and beyond this year. Book your trip today!

Sat., Jan. 23, 2016

Cinderella

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, One Festival Dr, Montgomery AL 36117

Cinderella comes to life on stage at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, January 23 - February 20, 2016.

Monday, February 8 to Monday, February 15 2016

Blue Man Group

dads and daughters saturday (d.a.d.s)

Veg Out Montgomery

Extreme Planets

AHSAA Super Sectional Wrestling Tournament

Sports We’re at the top of our game!

Montgomery is becoming one of the South’s hottest sports tickets. National sporting event planners are taking notice of Montgomery as a fun, energetic destination for a wide variety of sporting events. With our brand new, top-of-the-line sports facilities, team-friendly hotels, fun activities and an active vibe all throughout the city, Montgomery is the perfect city to host your next high-octane sporting event.

The River Region is quickly becoming known as the sports capital of Alabama and supporting this claim is the Multiplex, a brand-new 70,000 square-foot indoor multi-purpose facility on the edge of downtown Montgomery. This new unique facility can accommodate15 volleyball courts, six tennis courts, two soccer fields, 20 wrestling mats, and could host additional sporting events like gymnastics, beach volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, boxing, weightlifting, ultimate Frisbee and dance, along with baton and twirling clinics and sports camps.
Interest and participation in soccer are growing by leaps and bounds in the United States. Adding to the list of top-notch facilities for the sport is Montgomery’s new, state-of-the-art Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex.

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In Montgomery, we know a little something about great stories since we’ve been producing headline news since the 1800s! The Montgomery Convention & Visitor Bureau can help media plan and create compelling stories with information about everything hot and newsworthy, fact sheets, press releases and statistics. Plus a comprehensive media library filled with incredible images to support your article. So call us! And you’ll see that we have a history of great angles for future stories.

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Montgomery, AL (December 18, 2015) – Montgomery’s biggest New Year’s Eve event, The Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration is set for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Commerce Street in the heart of the entertainment district. The free street party features a DJ, live band, food, drink and souvenir vendors and fabulous fireworks and confetti show and draws estimates of 9,500. The Downtown Countdown will

November 10 The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Hosts an Artful Opening Just in Time for the Holida

November 10 The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Hosts an Artful Opening Just in Time for the Holida

September 25 Montgomery Voted #2 Best Destination for History Buffs in 10Best Readers’ Choice Contest

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JASMINE HILL FEATURED ON THE ALABAMA GARDEN TRAIL

This year the Alabama Tourism Department has established the Alabama Garden Trail and Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum located between Montgomery and Wetumpka has been honored as a featured attraction.  Other gardens include the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Birmingham Botanical Garden, Aldridge Gardens, Dothan Botanical Gardens, Mobile Botanical Gardens and Bellingrath Gardens.  Tour brokers will be introduced to this promotion with a new brochure to be highlighted at the Travel South Showcase next week in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Spring is finally starting to show its beauty at Jasmine Hill Gardens.  Although they are late in arriving because of the unusually cold winter, the flowering Japanese cherries are starting to show their snowy white blossoms.  Along with many daffodils and tulips mixed in the flower beds featuring pansies and snapdragons, there are colorful shrubs such as forsythia, pearl bush, quince and star magnolias in full bloom to welcome visitors.  Pots of amaryllis and calla lilies brighten areas surrounding statues as heralds of the beauty  expected here in late March.

Many new varieties of flowers are being prepared for planting in the gardens this year.  A cherry tree which blooms in the fall and some spectacular varieties of camellias will be noticed as the seasons progress.  Spring, however, is truly spectacular at Jasmine Hill when the hundreds of azaleas, dogwoods and flowering Japanese cherries reach their peak in late March and early April.  Ben and Mary Fitzpatrick who founded the gardens planned to have something in bloom all year.  This winter’s cold weather made it difficult for the camellias to bloom, but the buds are now developing and their flowers are everywhere along the stone walkways.

Visitors can enjoy the gardens every weekend from 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 on Sunday. 

For GPS directions enter 3001 Jasmine Hill Road, Wetumpka, AL 36093.

AN ACT OF COURAGE IN MONTGOMERY SPARKED A NATIONAL MOVEMENT …Montgomery is home to Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks. Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights pioneer in Montgomery by courageously taking a stand and not giving up her seat which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and Library is a tribute to that memorable movement.

WELCOMING VISITORS FOR NEARLY 500 YEARS! … Montgomery has lured travelers since 1540, when Hernando deSoto staked a Spanish flag on the banks of the Alabama River.