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southern makers

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015 | Posted in: Events Around Town, A Taste of Montgomery, Worth Checking Out,

Southern Makers is an annual two day event that celebrates creativity in Alabama. This years' event will be held on May 2nd and 3rd at the Union Station Trainshed.

Southern Makers purpose is to bring together highly curated, handpicked top talent - artists, chefs, breweries, craftsmen, and designers - to one central place, making it easy for adventurers to get a sampling of Alabama’s best. Rich with history in textiles, food, farming, literature, art and design, Southern Makers will explore contemporary Alabama-based food and design with panel discussions, demonstrations, tastings, workshops, maker conversations and a market featuring  goods from these southern artisans and chefs.

For more information, please visit Southern Makers or email info@southernmakers.com.

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Free April Walking Tours

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015 | Posted in: Events Around Town, Worth Checking Out,

Experience the culture and history of Alabama this spring with April Walking Tours. Twenty-two towns across the sate are offering free guided walking tours each Saturday morning in April. Each tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and is approximately one hour long. Community leaders will escort you through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns, sharing their personal remembrances and some tall tales from the old days.

Tours will begin at the Montgomery Area Visitor Center. For more information, call 334-262-0013.

Sat., Apr. 11, 18, 25, 2015, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

More Information on Website: alabama.travel/trails/april-walking-tours

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dream marches on trolley tours

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 | Posted in: Events Around Town, Worth Checking Out, The Latest News,

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau will host special Dream Marches On Guided Trolley Tours during the month of March. The tours will highlight all downtown attractions with an emphasis on civil rights history and feature a trip to the City of St. Jude along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. All tours are approximately one hour and will begin & end at the Montgomery Area Visitor Center.

Tour Dates:
Friday, 3/6 - 10am & 1pm
Saturday, 3/7 - 10am & 1pm & 3pm
Friday, 3/13 - 1pm & 3pm
Saturday, 3/21 - 10am & 1pm & 3pm
Tuesday, 3/24 - 1pm & 3pm
Thursday, 3/26 - 10am & 1pm
Friday, 3/27 - 10am & 1pm
Saturday, 3/28 - 10am & 1pm

Tickets are $20 per person; children under 5 are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at the Montgomery Area Visitor Center located at 300 Water Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. To make reservations, call 334-262-0013.

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2015 visitor guide art contest

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Posted in: Worth Checking Out, The Latest News,

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau (MCVB) is excited to announce it will hold an art contest for the 2015 Montgomery Area Visitor Guide Covers.

Since 2015 will be a year of commemoration for the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March and the 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the MCVB, decided to get the local art community involved and hold a competition for the 4 guide covers: January, April, July, September.

The contest is open to all professional, amateur, college and high school students.

For information on the contest and to download the official entry form, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, rules or deadlines, please contact Jina Clark, Marketing Director, 334-261-1106.

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historical marker brochure

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Posted in: Worth Checking Out,

Montgomery Alabama is home to two of the nation's most cataclysmic events: the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

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haunted history

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Posted in: Events Around Town, Worth Checking Out, A Night Out,

Generic ghost stories are everywhere. But a haunt that has roots in a rich history is much more thrilling. If you’re after a fright of this type, check some of the capital city’s spooky sites.

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can you feel it?

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | Posted in: Worth Checking Out,

You can read about the Civil Rights Movement in a book or you can watch a documentary. But, only in Montgomery can you experience a tangible connection to the people and places that have become national icons. Visit these historic spots and let the emotion take you back.

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who’s cool: meet montgomery legend reverend robert s. graetz

Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | Posted in: Worth Checking Out,

In the mid-1950s, being black in the deep South definitely had its downside, thanks to the daily injustices brought on by the laws of segregation and discrimination. But being a white man who stood up to support African-Americans’ fight for true freedom and equality was sometimes almost just as hard.

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riverwalk stadium, hits a home run with recent accolades

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Posted in: Worth Checking Out,

Montgomerians know that Riverwalk Stadium is a pretty special ballpark, but now others have noticed.

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boys will be boys

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Posted in: A Taste of Montgomery, Worth Checking Out, A Night Out,

Planning a guy’s trip? Why not head to Montgomery? The capital city offers activities that are sure to peak your interest. There’s no shortage of sporting activities within the River Region.

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