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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., Aug. 8, 2015, 8:30AM – 6:00PM

Riverfront Wake Battle

Riverfront Park, 355 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL

Don’t miss it when the top wake skaters and wakeboarders battle it out on the Montgomery Riverfront!

Thursday, July 30 to Thursday, August 6 2015

Harriott II Dinner Cruise

Lemonade Thursdays at Old Alabama Town

Children’s Matinee at the Capri Theatre

Slow Flow Yoga

Jasmine Hill Gardens & Outdoor Museum

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.

This brand new 90,000 square foot indoor sports facility is adjacent to Cramton Bowl. The main floor is approximately 70,000 square feet with a seating capacity of 4,000. The lower level is approximately 20,000 square feet. Admission varies. Call for schedule.
This new facility includes eight lit soccer fields along with two stadium fields.

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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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The City of Montgomery and Guardian Credit Union are bringing Movie Mondays back to the Riverfront Amphitheatre this July. Every Monday in July, families can enjoy a kid-friendly movie at the Riverfront Amphitheatre with shows beginning at dusk. Admission is free. Blankets, chairs, and picnics are welcome. There will also be onsite food vendors including Bruster’s Ice Cream to purchase snacks and

March 18 Unseen Film Footage & Photos of Selma-to-Montgomery March

October 7 Patti LaBelle in Concert at ASU in March 2015

September 11 Inaugural River Region Hotel Olympic Showcased Montgomery’s Hidden Hospitality Heroes

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HISTORY LIVES HERE … The First White House of the Confederacy was the home where Jefferson Davis and his family lived while he was President of the Confederacy. The home still contains some of Davis’ belongings from the 1800’s. The First White House still celebrates Davis’ birthday every year in June.

FOR RELEASE:  March 16, 2015
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Call 334-263-5713 Or 334-328-8917
CONTACT:  Dayna Coker or Jim Inscoe

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.

“UNFORGETTABLE” AFRICAN AMERICAN VOCALIST BORN HERE … Nat King Cole was born and raised in Montgomery.