2022 Alabama Festival Guide

All your festival listings for Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Huntsville, Florence, Gulf Shores and all of Alabama.

Welcome to Alabama’s most comprehensive festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine and beer festivals and more in such cities as Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Huntsville, Florence, Gulf Shores and everywhere in-between in Alabama.

This guide does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos or events lacking the 3 essentials of a festival (food, vendors and entertainment). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

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While I do my best to update festival postponement dates, cancellations or note alternative versions, festivals listed may change or cancel suddenly. Therefore, always check festival information before attending.

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JANUARY

1/29 – OWA’s Arts and Craft Festival – Foley

FEBRUARY

2/5 – Von Brewski Beer Festival – Huntsville

2/12 – Prattville’s Mardi Gras Celebration – Prattville

2/19 – Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show – Orange Beach
2/19 – Millbrook Revelers Mardi Gras Festival and Parade – Millbrook
2/19 – Anniston Museum’s Black Heritage Festival – Anniston

2/26 – Cowboy Day – Columbiana
2/27 – Joe Cain Day – Mobile

MARCH

3/5* – Bellingrath’s Beers and Blooms – Theodore
3/5 – Bridge Crossing Jubilee Street Festival – Selma
3/5 – Collard Green Festival – Evergreen
3/5-3/6 – Ballyhoo Festival – Gulf Shores
3/5-3/6 – Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival – Greenville

3/11-3/12* – Florence Wine Fest – Florence
3/12 – BBQ and Blues Cook-off – Foley
3/12* – Hanceville Irish Festival – Hanceville
3/12 – Voyager Fest – Birmingham
3/12-3/13 – Orange Beach Festival of Art – Orange Beach

3/18-3/20 – Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival – Fairhope
3/19 – Barktoberfest – Helena
3/19 – Blountsville Historical Society Daffodil Festival – Blountsville
3/19 – Iron City Trailfest – Pelham

3/25-3/27 – Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo – Opp
3/25-3/27 – Spring Fling – Hazel Green
3/26 – The Magic City Fried Chicken and Beer Fest – Birmingham
3/26 – The German Sausage Festival I – Elberta
3/26 – Downtown Cajun Cookoff – Mobile

APRIL

4/1-4/2 – Three Creek Fest – Millport
4/2 – Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival – Ozark
4/2 – Mudbugs and Margaritas – Foley
4/2 – Wilson Pickett Music and Arts Festival – Prattville
4/2 – Alabama Asian Cultures and Food Festival – Bessemer

4/7 – West Alabama Food and Wine Festival – Tuscaloosa
4/9 – Mobile Chocolate Festival – Mobile
4/9 – Noble Street Festival – Anniston
4/9 – Smoke on the Falls – Gadsden
4/9-4/10 – Kites over Mobile – Mobile
4/9-4/10 – Baldwin County Strawberry Festival – Loxley

4/16 – Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival – Gulf Shores

4/22-4/23 – Gardendale Magnolia Festival – Gardenale
4/22-4/23* – Berry Heritage Festival – Berry
4/22-4/24* – Magic City Art Connection – Birmingham
4/22-4/24 – Flora-Bama Interstate Mullet Toss – Gulf Coast/Perdido Key, FL
4/23 – Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival – Florence
4/23 – Silverhill Heritage Day Festival – Silverhill
4/23* – Calera Strawberry Festival – Calera
4/23-4/24 – Art on the Lake – Guntersville
4/23-4/24* – Troyfest – Troy
4/23-4/24 – Bloomin Festival – Cullman

4/25-5/1* – Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival – McCalla
4/29-4/30* – Strawberry and Antique Festival – Moulton
4/29-5/1 – Panoply Arts Festival – Huntsville
4/29-5/1* – Geneva Festival on the Rivers – Geneva
4/30* – Back-When Fair – Arab
4/30 – Irondale SpringFest – Irondale
4/30 – Opelika Main Street on Tap – Opelika
4/30 – Auburn CityFest – Auburn
4/30* – Pepper Jelly Festival – Thomaston
4/30 – Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival – Bessemer

MAY

5/1 – Flimp Festival – Montgomery

5/7* – Recall LaGrange’s Distillery Raid on the Mountain – Leighton
5/7 – Cullman Strawberry Fest – Cullman
5/7* – Kymulga Grits Festival – Childersburg
5/7-5/8* – Mooresville Art Festival – Mooresville

5/12-5/14 – Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival – Foley
5/13* – Riverbend Brew Fest – Montgomery
5/13-5/14* – MayFest – Guin
5/13-5/15 – Homestead Hollow Spring Arts and Crafts Festival – Springville
5/14* – Do Dah Day at Cahaba Brewing – Birmingham
5/14* –Poke Salat Festival – Arab
5/14 – Everything’s Art in the Park – Dadeville
5/14 – Magic City Wine Fest – Birmingham
5/14* – Rocket City Brewfest – Huntsville
5/14* – Arley Day Festival, Car Show and Parade – Arley
5/15 – Jewish Food and Culture Festival – Birmingham

5/20-5/22 – Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores
5/20-5/22 – Druid City Arts Festival – Tuscaloosa
5/21 – Catfish Festival – Scottsboro
5/21* – Festival at the Well – Glenwood
5/21-5/22 – Mentone Rhododendron Festival – Mentone
5/21-5/22 – Arts Alive Fine Arts and Craft Festival – Florence
5/22* – Darter Festival – Birmingham

5/27-5/28 – RXR Fest – Alexander City
5/28* – Frog Level Festival and Concert – Wedowee
5/28* – Old School and Blues Festival – Harvest
5/28 – Smith Lake Park Memorial Day Weekend Festival – Cullman
5/28-5/29 – Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic – Decatur
5/28-5/29* – Coal Fest – Brilliant

JUNE

6/3-6/4 – Hank Williams Festival – Georgiana
6/3-6/4 – North Alabama African Heritage Festival – Tuscumbia
6/3-6/4* – 9-1-1 Festival – Haleyville
6/4 – Alabaster CityFest – Alabaster
6/4 – Auburn Food and Wine Festival – Notasulga

6/10 – SummerNight Art Walk – Auburn
6/10-6/11* – Alex City Jazz Fest – Alexander City
6/10-6/11* – St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival – Birmingham
6/10-6/12 – Wheels on the Hill – Gadsden
6/11* – Caribbean Festival – Bessemer
6/11* – Magic City Brewfest – Birmingham
6/11* – CreekFest – Mobile
6/11 – Hueytown City Fest – Hueytown
6/11 – June Fling – Oneonta
6/12 – Central Alabama Pride Fest – Birmingham

6/17-6/18* – Homestead Hollow Summer Music Celebration – Springville
6/17-6/18 – Phil Campbell Hoedown – Phil Campbell
6/17-6/18 – Steel City Smooth Jazz Festival – Birmingham
6/17-6/18 – Slocomb Tomato Festival – Slocomb
6/17-6/19 – Euphonius Music Festival – Birmingham
6/18 – Alabama Blueberry Festival – Brewton
6/18* – Birmingham Juneteenth – Birmingham
6/18* – Juneteenth Rhythm of Freedom – Mobile
6/18* – Juneteenth Celebration Bessemer – Bessemer
6/18* – Montgomery Juneteenth Celebration – Montgomery
6/19 – Tuscaloosa Black Heritage Festival – Tuscaloosa
6/19* – Father’s Day Blues Fest – Woodstock

6/23-6/26 – Helen Keller Festival – Tuscumbia
6/25-6/26 – Guntersville Lake Hydrofest – Guntersville
6/25 – Peach Jam Jubilee – Chilton
6/25* – Taco-Rita Festival – Birmingham
6/25* – Thomaston Historical Foundation Watermelon Festival – Thomaston
6/26* – Montgomery Pridefest – Montgomery

JULY

7/2* – Fire on the Water – Pelham
7/2* – Lion’s Club Barbecue – Prattville
7/2* – Sand Mountain Potato Festival – Henagar
7/2* – Jackson County Jubilee – Scottsboro
7/3-7/4* – Grand Bay Watermelon Festival – Grand Bay
7/4* – Spirit of America Festival – Decatur
7/4* – Jam on Sloss Lake – Russellville
7/4* – Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration – Florence
7/4* – Thunder on the Mountain – Birmingham
7/4 – Auburn Independence Day Celebration – Auburn
7/4* – Mobile’s 4th of July Celebration – Mobile
7/4 – Smith Lake Park Fireworks and Music Festival – Cullman
7/4* – Sand Mountain Potato Festival – Henagar

7/22-7/24 – W.C. Handy Music Festival I – Florence

7/25-7/31 – W.C. Handy Music Festival II – Florence
7/28-7/31* – Gulf Coast Ethnic and Heritage Jazz Festival – Mobile
7/30* – Vina July Fest – Vina

AUGUST

8/5-8/6 – Rock the South – Cullman
8/5-8/6* – Secret Stages Music Discovery Festival – Bham
8/5-8/6* – Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days – Athens

8/12-8/13* – WhistleStop Weekend – Huntsville
8/13* – Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival – Birmingham
8/13* – Craft Beer Trail Fest – Huntsville

8/19-8/20 – Franklin County Watermelon Festival – Russellville
8/20* – Mitchell’s Place Dragon Boat Race and Festival – Birmingham

8/26-8/27* – Riverfest BBQ and Music Festival – Decatur
8/27* – Fyffe UFO Days – Fyffe
8/27* – Anniston Heritage Festival – Anniston
8/27-8/28* – Black Belt Folk Roots Festival – Eutaw

SEPTEMBER

9/2-9/3* – St. William Seafood Festival – Guntersville
9/3* – SugarFest – Arab
9/3* – Labor Day Trade Day – Scottsboro
9/3* – Yellowhammer Brewing Oktoberfest – Huntsville
9/4* – Art Sunday – Scottsboro
9/4-9/5 – Sweet Tater Festival – Cullman
9/5* – Coon Dog Labor Day Celebration – Cherokee
9/5* – Collinsville Mule Day – Collinsville

9/9-9/10* – Foothills Festival – Jasper
9/9-9/11 – Oka Kapassa: Return to Coldwater Festival – Tuscumbia
9/10* – Tinglewood Festival – Montevallo
9/10* – Fayette Arts Festival – Fayette
9/10-9/11 – Monte Sano Arts Festival – Huntsville

9/15-9/18* – Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest – Huntsville
9/16-9/17* – Boom Days – Fort Payne
9/16-9/24 – Eva Frontier Days – Eva
9/17* – Southeast Alabama Highland Games – Daleville
9/17* – Rooster Day – Demopolis
9/17* – Depot Days Festival – Hartselle

9/22-9/24* – Saint George’s Middle Eastern Food Festival – Birmingham
9/23-9/25 – Homestead Hollow Fall Arts and Crafts Festival – Springville
9/23-9/25* – Mule Day – Winfield
9/24* – Fiesta – Birmingham
9/24* – Wiregrass Heritage Festival – Dothan
9/24* – Crush Wine and Food Festival – Hunstville
9/24* – Blountsville Harvest Festival – Blountsville
9/24* – Red Bay Founder’s Fest – Red Bay
9/24* – Lawrence County History and Preservation Society Harvest Festival – Moulton
9/25* – Alabaster Jubilee – Alabaster

9/28-10-1 – Alabama Coastal BirdFest – Various Locations/Mobile Delta
9/29-10/1* – Cullman Oktoberfest – Cullman

OCTOBER

10/1* – Old Fashion Day – Sulligent
10/1* – Centre Fall Festival – Centre
10/1* – Whistle Stop Festival – Irondale
10/1* – OWA Oktoberfest – Foley
10/1 – Moody Oktoberfest – Moody
10/1 – Oxfordfest – Oxford
10/1* – Birmingham Oktoberfest – Birmingham
10/1* – Bluff Park Art Show – Hoover
10/1* – Slice Fest – Birmingham
10/1 – Gadsden Festival Latino – Gadsden
10/1 – Fall on Main Street – Roanoke
10/1-10/2* – ShoalsFest – Florence
10/2* – Alabama Honey Festival – Owens Cross Roads

10/6* – Taste of Hoover – Hoover
10/6-10/8 – Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention – Athens
10/6-10/8* – Moundville Native American Festival – Moundville
10/6-10/9 – National Shrimp Festival – Gulf Shores
10/7* – Headland Harvest Festival – Headland
10/7* – Mobile Latin Fest – Mobile
10/7* – Riverwalk Wine Festival – Montgomery
10/7-10/8* – Alabama Butterbean Festival – Pinson
10/7-10/8* – Boaz Harvest Festival – Boaz
10/7-10/8* – St. Florian Oktoberfest – Florian
10/7-10/8* – Alabama Frog Level Festival – Fayette
10/7-10/9 – Barber Vintage Festival – Birmingham
10/8* – Freedom Fest – Orange Beach
10/8* – Spirit of Hodges Festival – Hodges
10/8* – Alexander City Oktoberfest – Alexander City
10/8 – Scottsboro BBQ Festival – Scottsboro
10/8 – Covered Bridge Arts and Music Fest – Oneonta
10/8-10/9 – EufaulaFest – Eufaula
10/8-10/9 – Alabama Mushroom Festival – Sylacauga
10/9* – Druid City Pride Festival – Tuscaloosa
10/9* – St. Symeon Food and Culture Fair – Birmingham

10/13-10/15* – Birmingham Greek Festival – Birmingham
10/13-10/16* – Greek Fest: A Taste of Greece – Mobile
10/14-10/15* – Alabama Gourd Festival – Hartselle
10/14-10/16* – Fort Benning Oktoberfest – Fort Mitchell
10/14-10/16 – Opelika Songwriters Festival – Opelika
10/15* – Conecuh Sausage Festival – Evergreen
10/15* – Boll Weevil Fall Festival – Enterprise
10/15* – Spruce Pine Day – Spruce Pine
10/15 – Alabama Wine Festival – Attalla
10/15 – Shoals Dragon Boat Festival – Florence
10/15* – MobPride Fest – Mobile
10/15* – Athens Grease Festival – Athens
10/15* – Attalla Heritage Day – Attalla
10/15* – Dauphin Street Beer Festival – Mobile
10/15-10/16* – Noccalula Falls Powwow – Gadsden
10/15-10/16* – Kentuck Festival of the Arts – Northport
10/15-10/16* – Mentone Colorfest – Mentone
10/15-10/16* – River Clay Fine Arts Festival – Decatur
10/15-10/16* – Jubilee Festival of Arts – Daphne

10/21 – On the Tracks – Opelika
10/21-10/22* – Alabama Farmer’s Fall Festival – Moulton
10/22* – Railyard BBQ and Music Festival – Madison
10/22* – Stapleton Bluegrass Festival – Stapleton
10/22* – Auburn Oktoberfest – Auburn
10/22* – Homestead Hollow Fall Music Festival – Springville
10/22-10/23 – Alabama Renaissance Faire – Florence
10/22-10/23* – Cotton Pickin’ Celebration – Harpersville

10/29* – Pioneer Day – Grove Hill
10/29* – Kellypalooza – Chatchee
10/29* – The German Sausage Festival II – Elberta
10/29* – Peanut Butter Festival – Brundidge
10/29* – Halloween on the Square – Scottsboro
10/29* – Buttahatchee River Fall Fest – Hamilton
10/29* – Scarecrow Festival and Car Show – Daleville
10/29* – Mob-tober Fest – Mobile
10/29-10/30* – Bernard Blues and BBQ – Cullman

NOVEMBER

11/1-11/4* – Día de los Muertos Alabama – Birmingham
11/4-11/5* – Round Top Folk Festival – Huntsville
11/4-11/5* – Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival – Florence
11/4-11/6 – National Peanut Festival I – Dothan
11/4-11/6* – Alabama Pecan Festival – Mobile
11/5* – Thomaston Historical Foundation Pecan Festival – Thomaston
11/5* – Lineville Heritage Day Festival – Lineville
11/5* – Honey Bee Festival – Robertsdale
11/5* – Pike Road Arts and Crafts Fair – Pike Road
11/5* – Stallion Street Fair – Millport
11/5-11/6* – Moss Rock Festival – Hoover
11/5-11/6* – St. Nicholas Slavic/Russian Food Festival – Brookside

11/7-11/13 – National Peanut Festival II – Dothan
11/10-11/13* – Galaxy of Lights I – Huntsville
11/11-11/12 – Athens Storytelling Festival – Athens
11/11-11/13 – Homestead Hollow Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival – Springville
11/12* – Chocolate and Cheese Festival – Foley
11/13* – Magic City Mac N’ Cheese Festival – Birmingham

11/14-11/20* – Galaxy of Lights II – Huntsville
11/19* – Native American Heritage Festival – Birmingham

11/21-11/27* (Closed 11/24) – Galaxy of Lights III – Huntsville
11/24-11/27* – Christmas at the Falls I – Gadsden
11/25-11/27* – Christmas in the Park I – Arab
11/25-11/27* – Magic Christmas in Lights I – Theodore

11/28-12/4* – Christmas in the Park II – Arab
11/28-12/4* – Magic Christmas in Lights II – Theodore
11/28-12/4* – Christmas at the Falls II – Gadsden

DECEMBER

12/1-12/4* – Galaxy of Lights IV – Huntsville
12/3* – Christmas in the City – Haleyville
12/3 – Jingle Bell Square – Scottsboro
12/3* – Christmas on the River BBQ Cook-Off – Demopolis

12/5-12/11* – Christmas in the Park III – Arab
12/5-12/11* – Galaxy of Lights V – Huntsville
12/5-12/11* – Magic Christmas in Lights III – Theodore
12/5-12/11* – Christmas at the Falls III – Gadsden
12/10* – It’s a Dickens Christmas Y’All – Tuscumbia
12/10* – Athens Sippin Cider Festival – Athens

12/12-12/18* – Christmas in the Park IV – Arab
12/12-12/18* – Galaxy of Lights VI – Huntsville
12/12-12/18* – Christmas at the Falls IV – Gadsden
12/12-12/18* – Magic Christmas in Lights IV – Theodore

12/19-12/25* – Christmas in the Park V – Arab
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/25) – Galaxy of Lights VII – Huntsville
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/25) – Magic Christmas in Lights V – Theodore
12/19-12/25* (Closed 12/24,12/25) – Christmas at the Falls V – Gadsden

12/26-12/31* – Christmas in the Park VI – Arab
12/26-12/31* – Galaxy of Lights VIII – Huntsville
12/26-1/1* – Christmas at the Falls VI – Gadsden
12/26-1/1* (Closed 1/1) – Magic Christmas in Lights VI – Theodore
12/31* – MoonPie Over Mobile – Mobile

JANUARY (2023)

1/2-1/5* – Magic Christmas in Lights VII – Theodore

1/14-1/15* – Festival of Cranes – Decatur

1/28* – OWA’s Arts and Craft Festival – Foley

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