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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!

Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Michel Martin: Going There - 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104

Join NPR and Michel Martin for an event that will feature a dialogue with elders who took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as conversations with a diverse group of young people who will share their vision for the future.

Tuesday, December 1 to Tuesday, December 8 2015

Makers Emporium Holiday Pop-Up Shop

first sundays at one

joe thomas, jr. 3rd tuesday guitar pull singer/songwriters night

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

veg out montgomery

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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STAND AT DR. KING’S PULPIT… Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church was the ONLY church that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ever pastored.

“LEND ME YOUR EARS”…The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the top ten largest Shakespeare theatre’s in the world. Its’ location, Blount Cultural Park, is home to many festivals and events such as the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s Broadway Under the Stars and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ Flimp Festival.

MEDIA ALERT                                  
For Immediate Release                                                                                
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Contact: Georgia Ann Conner, Communications Officer
(334) 328-9088


Montgomery, AL (3/17/15) – On Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:00 am the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) will hold a press event to release newly discovered, unseen film footage of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March and recently acquired aerial photographs of the marchers’ departure from their final campsite at the City of St. Jude on the morning of March 25, 1965, and their arrival into Montgomery.

The approximately 3,000 feet (run time approximately 90 minutes) of 16mm color and black-and-white film footage was recently discovered during a collections inventory of materials created during the George Wallace administration. It has never been viewed by the public and captures in vivid color powerful scenes from the third and final march in Selma, along Highway 80, and in Montgomery.

The aerial photographs were taken by the Alabama Air National Guard and are part of two separate collections recently donated to the ADAH. They show fascinating aerial scenes of Montgomery on March 25, 1965 as the marchers arrive at the Capitol steps.

The press event will be held in the ADAH’s Milo B. Howard Auditorium, and all members of the media are invited to attend. Opportunities to view the footage and the photographs will be available. Staff will be on hand for interviews. For additional information please contact ADAH Communications Officer Georgia Ann Conner at (334) 328-9088 or

View a short trailer of the footage here - YouTube