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There’s plenty to do in Montgomery in 2018. From local theatre, family-fun festivals, concerts and more, we're not afraid to go above and beyond this year. Book your trip today!

Southern Writers' Project Festival of New Plays at ASF

Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Southern Writers’ Festival of New Plays at ASF

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, One Festival Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Explore Southern identity by looking at who we are today during the Southern Writers Festival of New Plays, October 19 – October 21, 2018. This lively three-day event features premiere theatrical readings, stimulating conversation, and delicious food.

Saturday, October 20 to Saturday, October 27 2018

Harriott II Getaway Cruise

Montgomery Humane Society’s Annual Haunted House

Zoo Boo 2018

Third Saturday at MMFA

EARTH’S HEART: Connecting Cultures

What's Cool this Weekend

Burger Bash 2018           
October 18

After Dark in the Park – A Night Glow Golf Tournament
October 19

Montgomery Humane Society’s Annual Haunted House
October 19-20

Zoo Boo 2018
October 19-21, & 26-31

River Region Judgment House
October 20-21

Gump City Con 2018
October 20-21

Food Truck Mash-Up
October 20

Riverwalk Wine Festival
October 20

Food Truck Rally for Wishes
October 21

Toto’s 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour
October 21

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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MONTGOMERY, Ala., August 1, 2018 – EatMGM, Montgomery’s annual restaurant week, returns for a fourth year with 10 days of deals, online contests and foodie meet-ups.

November 6 Montgomery Veterans Day Celebration

October 13 Hampstead Farm to Fork Invasion is Back!

October 2 Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

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BASEBALL AND BISCUITS… The Montgomery Biscuits, the AA team behind the Tampa Bay Rays, play at Riverwalk Stadium in downtown Montgomery. The stadium has been among the top 25 coolest minor league baseball stadiums in the country. And the stadium is listed on Man vs. Food for the top 5 baseball stadium foods in the U.S. – the chicken biscuit with Alaga Syrup.

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.

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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.