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There’s plenty to do in Montgomery in 2016. From local theatre, family-fun festivals, concerts and more, we're not afraid to go above and beyond this year. Book your trip today!

Haunting on the Harriott II

Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 8:00PM – 10:30PM

Haunting on the Harriott II

Harriott II Riverboat, 355 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104

The Captain and crew cordially invite you to celebrate Halloween aboard the Harriott II.

Wednesday, October 26 to Wednesday, November 2 2016

haunted hearse tours

Harriott II Dinner Cruise

Harriott II: Blues Cruise

Alabama National Fair

jasmine hill gardens & outdoor museum

What's Cool this Weekend

2016 Scott World Firefighter Combat Challenge
October 24 - 29

Art in the Dark
October 27

Zoo Boo
October 27 - 31

Dead Man’s Cell Phone 
October 27 - 30

Noir Suspicions
October 28 - 30

2nd Annual Transylvanian Convention
October 28 & 29

Alabama National Fair
October 28 - November 6

Alabama Dance Theatre presents Dracula, A Ballet To Die For
October 29 & 30

The Capitol Sounds Concert Band presents Sounds of Autumn
October 30

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.

PRESS. Have I got a story for you!

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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Cool Story Ideas

ALABAMA’S STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, THE SPOT FOR IMPORTANT BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS…the Alabama State Capitol building is the catalyst building that helped shaped our nation’s history. You can witness the spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as the President of the Confederate States of America all while seeing where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march of 1965.

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT STARTED MOVING RIGHT HERE! … on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in a move that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement.

ELVIS WAS HERE!… “The King of Rock and Roll,” aka Elvis Presley, once performed at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. Garrett Coliseum is still the home of great musical performances, the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo and the Alabama National Fair.