Montgomery and the River Region will once again take center stage as it hosts the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, August 24-30 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville. While it is difficult to quantify the exact impact to local businesses, the real impact from the tournament goes far beyond dollars and cents. The weeklong event welcomes international corporate executives, media from around the globe, and visitors who may be exposed to our community for the very first time. From an economic development and image perspective, the event has a significant coup for Montgomery and the entire region.
For a complete list of events and ticket information visit: Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
The 2015 Southern League All-Star Game presented by Wind Creek Hospitality returns to Montgomery on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The Southern League All-Star Home Run Derby presented by Alfa Insurance kicks off the night's events, with the league's top hitters and prospects competing for the Home Run Derby Title. Gates open at 6:00pm with the Home Run Derby and the Southern League All-Star Game will begin shortly after. Following the game, fans will enjoy a MAX Fireworks Spectacular.
Tickets are $22 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission and include admission to the Home Run Derby. Click here to purchase single game tickets. For more information, call 334.323.2255.
Navigate your way through downtown to any of the historical attractions, various restaurants and cool spots on a Regions Bike. You can rent a bike from the Montgomery Area Visitor Center and be well on your way to exploring what makes Montgomery unique. No helmet, no problem! All the bike essentials are provided in the rental. Bikes are available Monday-Saturday from 8:30am-5:00pm. Please call 334-262-0013 to reserve your Capital COOL Cruiser today!
2 hours $14.00
4 hours $20.00
8 hours $30.00
Riders will be required to watch a short 2.33 minute bike safety video before they can sign the rental waiver.
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.
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
Honoring the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March
City of Montgomery, County, ASU encourage public to participate in commemorative march from The City of St. Jude to the Alabama State Capitol on March 25
MONTGOMERY – The City of Montgomery, Montgomery County and Alabama State University encourage the public to participate in a commemorative march of the final leg of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights Trail scheduled for March 25. This event is free and open to the public.
“We hope to welcome thousands of participants to Montgomery March 25 as we commemorate this pivotal moment in the history of our community and our nation with a re-creation of the final portion of the Voting Rights March,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said. “The march coincides with spring break for many students, making it a perfect opportunity for young people to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
More than 200 members of the National Park Service Walking Classroom program as well as some 185 area junior high and high school students and staff who are part of the Dream Marches on Youth Tour will participate in this march. For more information on both programs visit www.dreammarcheson.com.
"50 years ago, I was one of those kids who walked out of class to join the march,” Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean said. “It was a pivotal moment in my life, and we hope by offering these programs our youth will understand just how critical their family, friends or neighbors were to securing voting rights for all Americans.”
Marchers of all ages will depart The City of St. Jude at 10 a.m. Wednesday as they walk the historic 3.1-mile route to the steps of the Alabama State Capitol, where the event will culminate in a recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s How Long, Not Long speech by his daughter, the Rev. Dr. Bernice King. She will be joined by Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of Gov. George Wallace. The program will also include a performance by Alabama State University graduate Bonita Hamilton-Caesar, who is a cast member of Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MARCH ROUTE MAP
Entry Points to the March
City officials encourage anyone interested to participate in the march by meeting at The City of St. Jude before 10 a.m. March 25, or joining behind march leaders via five other distinct entry points. Public entry points to join the march are:
• West Jeff Davis Avenue at Oak Street;
• Day Street at South Holt Street;
• Mildred Street at Mobile Street;
• Montgomery Street at Goldthwaite Street;
• Any portion of Dexter Avenue.
In addition to providing a mobile water station on Dexter Avenue, the City will provide water stations for marchers at the following locations:
• The City of St. Jude;
• Early Street at Oak Street;
• West Jeff Davis Avenue at Ewell Street;
• 620 South Holt Street;
• Montgomery Street at Goldthwaite Street.
City officials encourage participants planning to begin the march at The City of St. Jude to park at the Hayneville Road Community Center, located at 3315 Hayneville Road. Free shuttle service to The City of St. Jude will be available from 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Participants planning to join the march on Dexter Avenue should park at Paterson Field or the Biscuits parking lots on Columbus Street. Free shuttle service to Dexter Avenue will be provided from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Limited parking will be available at the City Municipal Deck at City Hall and the Intermodal Deck, free of charge.
The City will not charge for any metered parking found from Monroe Street to Washington Avenue between Bainbridge and Perry Streets. Following the event, free shuttle service will be provided for every parking area. Participants can board the shuttle at the pickup point located at the corner of Monroe and McDonough Streets.
Parking designated for the disabled or those in need of assistance will be available at Biscuits Parking Lot #1 on Columbus Street. Officials will provide a free shuttle to the event. Free shuttle service will also be provided after the event. Participants parked in lots designated for the disabled or those in need of assistance must load the shuttle at the pickup point at the corner of Bainbridge Street and Washington Avenue.
For maps and more information, visit Dream Marches On or contact Griffith Waller.
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.
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.
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.
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Posted in: The Latest News,
Montgomery, Alabama took the number one spot among winners of the Best Historic City category in the 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. The city will be promoted on USA Today, in the Friday, May 2, 2014 edition of the print version, and usatoday.com’s travel homefront where it will remain in rotation for some time.
Montgomery received more votes than cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, and New Orleans among others. The full list of winners can be found at www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-historic-city.
“This is great news for our city, a place with immense history and the setting for some of the most seminal moments in our nation’s history – from the Civil War to Civil Rights to civil aviation,” Mayor Todd Strange said in a release earlier today. “As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March and 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott next year, visitors will not only experience our history, but they will discover there’s a whole lot more to Montgomery, like our revitalized riverfront, the vibrant downtown entertainment district and world-class cultural institutions. Thank you to our residents, community leaders, USA Today readers and everyone else who voted for Montgomery as the Best Historic City in the nation.”
The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches one new category each Monday at noon, revealing its 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On Day 30, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.
Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each travel award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.
For more information about Montgomery’s Historic attractions go to www.visitingmontgomery.com.
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.