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JULY 2016

July 25 - August 6, 2016

It's Bigger and Better every year. The Columbus Artists' Guild's 2016 Members' Exhibit and Sale. Don't miss seeing some of the best art in GA, created by some of the best artists in GA and beyond.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  CSU Illges Gallery

July 25 - 30, 2016

U.S. Foods presents Columbus, GA Restaurant Week featuring local restaurants July 25–30, 2016.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Various locations

July 27, 2016     --   Time: 9:00 PM

Fireworks every Wednesday at the pier.

Location:  Okaloosa Island Pier

July 28, 2016     --   Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Columbus Chamber and Young Professionals Happy Hour Mixer Every Thursday, with special guest performances every week!

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  CIRCA Craft Cocktails

July 29, 2016     --   Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FREE for spectators


$20 entry fee for those wishing to participate in
-Night Rafting through the Waveshaper
-Ducky trip down the Waveshaper
-River boarding
-Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
-Flat water Kayaking
-Whitewater Kayaking
-Surfing demonstration by Jake Koehler and Andy Holt
-Dinner provided by Your Pie


Don’t miss out on a night of fun!


To reserve your spot please call 706-321-4720.

Location:  RiverWalk Island (GPS)
Phone: 706-321-4720     

July 30, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

July 30, 2016     --   Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Over 200 local vendors selling anything and everything. The Market features many local and organic farmers selling produce, along with soap vendors, home goods, jewelry vendors and baked goods. Use our single-touch Navigation below the map.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Downtown Median on Broadway
Phone: 706.596.0111      Click to e-mail

July 30, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 PM

For tickets Alexander City Chamber


Jana Kramer will headline the 4th Annual Sun Festival concert on Saturday, July 30, 2016! 

Location:  Charles E Bailey Sportplex


July 31, 2016     --   Time: 11:00 AM

Worship service at Two Tree Island every Sunday.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Two Tree Island (GPS)

AUGUST 2016

August 3, 2016     --   Time: 9:00 PM

Fireworks every Wednesday at the pier.

Location:  Okaloosa Island Pier

August 5, 2016     --   Time: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Columbus's First Friday Art Walk is free event and will last from 4:30 to 10:00pm on Broadway’s 1000 Block in Uptown Columbus.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  1000 Block of Broadway

August 5, 2016     --   Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FREE for spectators


$20 entry fee for those wishing to participate in
-Night Rafting through the Waveshaper
-Ducky trip down the Waveshaper
-River boarding
-Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
-Flat water Kayaking
-Whitewater Kayaking
-Surfing demonstration by Jake Koehler and Andy Holt
-Dinner provided by Your Pie


Don’t miss out on a night of fun!


To reserve your spot please call 706-321-4720.

Location:  RiverWalk Island (GPS)
Phone: 706-321-4720     

August 6, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

August 6, 2016     --   Time: 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

“About Boating Safely” Class is being presented by Flotilla 3-10 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary on Saturday, August 6th.


This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Orange Beach Community Center
Contact:  Malcom Chase      Phone: 251-284-1461      Click to e-mail Malcom Chase

August 6 - 7, 2016     --   Time: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

It's On. It's Back. Who Will Be the
Homegrown TOMATO Champion of 2016 !!??
Join Wickles Pickles and Friends for the Ninth Annual
Waverly TOMATO SHOWDOWN
Saturday August 6th on the grounds of
Standard Deluxe in BeautifuL Waverly, Alabama


Featuring Musical Performances by :
* NATURAL CHILD
* Tony Brook Band w/ Will Dooley
* Jess Goggans Band


Tomato Judging Starts at High NOON ....
Tomatoes (1 per contestant) are judged by our panel of Judges on 4 categories to determine the overall winner. Appearance, Flavor, & Texture count 10pts each. Overall Enjoyment counts 20pts.


Admission $15.00 at Gate
(Kids 12 and Under Free)
Admission Includes Famous B LT BAR !
Event is BYOB
***VENDORS***
***SILENT AUCTION**

Location:  Standard Deluxe Inc.

August 6, 2016     --   Time: 3:00 PM

It's not Woodstock, it's Sandstock the Flora-Bama way. Come and hear great music, have good times and eat great food.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama


August 7, 2016     --   Time: 11:00 AM

Worship service at Two Tree Island every Sunday.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Two Tree Island (GPS)

August 11, 2016     --   Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Strand Park (GPS)

August 13, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     


August 14, 2016     --   Time: 11:00 AM

Worship service at Two Tree Island every Sunday.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Two Tree Island (GPS)

August 20, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

August 20, 2016     --   Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Honoring the centennial of the National Park Service, our Annual Muster on the Tallapoosa will feature a unique telling of the history of Horseshoe Bend and the communities' role in sharing the story.


Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, one of only nine military parks in the United States, hosts this free event featuring reenactments of the Tennessee Militia, live canon and rifle fire. There are also demonstrations of what life was like in the lives of Creek Indians and local residents. Call to confirm date.

Location:  Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (GPS)
Phone: 256-234-7111     


August 21, 2016     --   Time: 11:00 AM

Worship service at Two Tree Island every Sunday.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Two Tree Island (GPS)

August 26 - 28, 2016

Salt Life will present the World Paddle Association’s 2016 WPA Paddle Championships being held at Woodruff Park in downtown Columbus, Georgia August 26-28.

Location:  Woodruff Park

August 27, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     


August 28, 2016     --   Time: 11:00 AM

Worship service at Two Tree Island every Sunday.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Two Tree Island (GPS)

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 3, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

September 3, 2016     --   Time: 3:00 PM

The bikini contest winners from the past year compete for Miss Flora-Bama 2016. Don't miss this stunning finale as they try to win you over for the grand prize of $5,000.


Sponsored by Bud Light & the Flora-Bama!

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama


September 4 - 5, 2016     --   Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Vendor information (Cullman County Parks)

Location:  Smith Lake
Phone: 256-739-2916     

September 9 - 10, 2016

The Miracle Strip Corvette Club will host the 14th annual ‘Vettes at the Beach’ show at Pensacola Beach on Saturday September 10th.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Pensacola Beach

September 9 - 10, 2016

Head to the Flora-Bama September 9th and 10th for Bulls on the Beach, TWO nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding!

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

September 10, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

September 17, 2016     --   Time: 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you up for the challenge? Gather your friends and family for the 5th Annual C2 Survival Race at Camp Thunderbird this September 17th!  Adults and Kids ages 10 years and up can take on the 3+mile Obstacle Trail Run with over 20 obstacles that will have you running, climbing and crawling your way to the finish line.  Kids can also enjoy a modified challenge by participating in the Youth 1-Mile Obstacle Fun Run suitable for 5-14 year olds.  Join us post race for great music, southern eats from Meats & Fish Co and YMCA Camp Thunderbird activities including horse rides, archery, kayaking, water slides and more!  Proceeds benefit the Steele Creek YMCA Annual Campaign to provide developmental programing to local youth.  Learn more by visiting ymcacharlotte.org/sc or register online today for the C2 Race!

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  YMCA Camp Thunderbird (GPS)
Contact:  Nicole Gross      Phone: 704.716.4611      Click to e-mail Nicole Gross

September 17, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

September 17, 2016     --   Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Swim Across America's 4th annual Atlanta Open Water Swim will be held at Lake Lanier on Saturday, Sept. 17. A national non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research through nationwide swimming events, Swim Across America unites Olympians, recreational and competitive swimmers, kayakers, and volunteers all committed to raising funds for early stage cancer research at Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


Close to 20 current and former Olympians will join over 500 regional swimmers for the 1 mile and 5K course options, as well as a 4 X 1/2 mile relay. To sign up for the Open Water Swim or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/297RLdY.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Lake Lanier Islands
Contact:  Megan      Phone: 404-983-7406      Click to e-mail Megan

September 22 - 24, 2016     --   Time: 7:30 PM

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Springer Opera House
Phone: 706-327-3688     

September 24, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

September 29 - October 1, 2016     --   Time: 7:30 PM

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Springer Opera House
Phone: 706-327-3688     

OCTOBER 2016

October 1, 2016

Proceeds from this event help raise more money for Gulf Coast Musician's Healthcare. Live music starts daily at noon. All ages are welcome until the sun goes down!

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

October 1, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

October 2 - 8, 2016     --   Time: 2:30 PM

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Springer Opera House
Phone: 706-327-3688     

October 6 - 8, 2016     --   Time: 7:30 PM

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Springer Opera House
Phone: 706-327-3688     

October 8, 2016

October 8th, break out your lederhosen for the Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest, because it's time to welcome the fall at our third annual Oktoberfest!

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

October 8, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

October 9 - 8, 2016     --   Time: 2:30 PM

Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Springer Opera House
Phone: 706-327-3688     

October 15, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

October 15, 2016     --   Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location:  Standard Deluxe Inc.

October 22, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

October 29, 2016
Location:  Russell Crossroads (GPS)
Contact:  Emily Spink      Phone: 256.794.1397      Click to e-mail Emily Spink

October 29, 2016     --   Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MainStreet Alexander City brings you the Farmer's Market for 2016, showcasing the best that area growers have to offer, including fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cheeses, breads and the occasional craft item. Rain or shine at the fountain on Broad Street. Call 256-329-9227 for Information or to become a registered vendor.

Location:  First Baptist Church Parking (GPS)
Phone: 256-329-9227     

October 31, 2016     --   Time: 6:00 PM

Costume Contest Starts At 9PM
Sign up begins at 6PM

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

NOVEMBER 2016

November 3 - 13, 2016

During this festival, Grammy Award winning songwriters and the up and coming stars of tomorrow come into the spotlight to perform original songs in multiple locations in beautiful Perdido Key and Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Perdido Key

November 5, 2016     --   Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

(Vendor)


Admission is $5.00 at the gate ($3.00 if purchased in advance), with children under age 8 admitted free.


 

Location:  Historic Marks House

November 6, 2016     --   Time: 2:00 AM - 2:00 AM
The clock is set back one hour at 2:00 AM (First Sunday in November). Remember to winterize your boat(s) If you will not be using them in the winter months. Remember to change smoke detector batteries.

November 8 - 15, 2016

Now celebrating its 5th Anniversary, WFC will be held Nov. 8-15 at The Wharf, a resort destination with a full-service marina, retail, dining and entertainment options anchored by a multi-use event center and a 10,000-seat amphitheater.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  The Wharf

November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016

Bring a covered dish and get all the turkey and ham your belly can stand.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

DECEMBER 2016

December 10, 2016

Kick-off the Christmas holidays with the annual Santa Drop. Santa Claus parachutes down to the Flora-Bama. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still sit on Santa’s lap and ask for whatever you want!

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

December 25, 2016

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Christmas is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

December 25, 2016
Location:  All Over The World

December 31, 2016

The Flora-Bama really gets down on New Year’s Eve. Blow it all out before making those pesky resolutions. Live music on all three stages will be rockin’ until the party stops. Food, party favors, and champagne flow all night help bring in the New Year the Flora-Bama way.

Event's Official Web Page    Location:  Flora-Bama

JANUARY 2017

January 1, 2017
Location:  All Over The World

MARCH 2017

March 12, 2017     --   Time: 2:00 AM - 2:00 AM
The clock is set forward one hour at 2:00 AM (Second Sunday in March). Remember to change smoke detector batteries.

JUNE 2017

June 3 - 10, 2017
National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) - A national celebration of fishing and boating. Coinciding with most state's free fishing days, NFBW occurs each year during the first full week of June.