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Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by COVID-19. As destinations and travelers around the world do their part to curtail the spread of this virus, we want to let you know that we are in this together. We are working to provide the latest information through the below resources for your own planning purposes.

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Fri., Aug. 14, 2020, 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Food Truck Friday

98 Coosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104

Four local food truck vendors at Montgomery’s redesigned Rotary Park and nearby Montgomery Plaza. Coinciding with the kickoff of the sixth annual EatMGM Restaurant Week, the first of many food-centric activities to come.

Thursday, August 13 to Thursday, August 20 2020

2020 Farmers Market

Movie Time at MPAC - August 2020 Movie Series

Yoga on the Green

Basic Woodturning Class

Extreme Planets at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium

What's Cool this Weekend

Extreme Planets
August 12-14

Movie Time at MPAC
August 12 & 14-16

Happy Hour at Riverwalk Stadium
August 13

Food Truck Friday
August 14

Live Music – Patrick Cross
August 14

2020 Farmers Market
August 15

Yoga on the Green
August 15

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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FUN ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER … Montgomery’s riverfront district offers events for the whole family including musical entertainment at the amphitheatre, AA baseball at Riverwalk Stadium, water fun for the kids at the Splash pad, and much more.

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.

HIGH-TECH COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY AND JUSTICE…Montgomery’s Civil Rights Memorial and Center houses an electronic “Wall of Tolerance” where you can enter your name to forever become a part of the march for justice.