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  • AN Act of courage in Montgomery Sparked a National Movement... Montgomery is home to Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks. Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights pioneer in Montgomery by courageously taking a stand and not giving up her seat which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and Library is a tribute to that memorable movement.
  • Paddles Up!…the Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival was the first in Alabama and is now the largest Dragon Boat Festival east of the Mississippi and one of the largest attended festivals in the River Region.

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Starting on October 15, Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) will offer the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck amenity for passenger screening. The TSA PreCheck program expedites security screening for passengers who apply and successfully complete a background check.

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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STYX, NOT STONES! … Legendary Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw is a native of Montgomery, honing his chops in several of the nightclubs throughout the city.

HIGH-FLYING FUN…you can try for a crispy tailgrab or an awesome 180 at downtown Montgomery’s River Skate Park. It features a 5-foot mini ramp and a fully stocked skate shop.

WELCOMING VISITORS FOR NEARLY 500 YEARS! … Montgomery has lured travelers since 1540, when Hernando deSoto staked a Spanish flag on the banks of the Alabama River.