Calendar Event Full!
There’s plenty to do in Montgomery in 2019. 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., Aug. 27, 2019, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, One Festival Dr, Montgomery, AL 36117
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is proud to announce Alabama born artists, Mac McAnally with special guest John Paul White, will perform at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 as part of a Tribe sponsored, Alabama Natives Concert Series celebrating Alabama’s and Montgomery’s Bicentennial.
Sunday, August 18 to Sunday, August 25 2019
What's Cool this Weekend
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
August 15 & 18
Painting with a Twist
Friday Harriott II Dinner Cruise
3rd Annual Gun Island Chute SUP Cup
Hog Days of Summer
Harriott II Getaway Cruise
Harriott II Blues Cruise
Montgomery Biscuits vs. Biloxi Shuckers
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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.
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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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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.
THUMBS UP FOR HANDS ON!…The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, located in Blount Cultural Park, is home to one of only eight kid’s hands-on museum in Alabama.
JET SKI CHAMPIONSHIP SPREE…the country’s best Watercross defenders competed here in Montgomery on the Alabama River for the title of U.S. Open of Watercross Champ.