With school almost out and summer vacation right around the corner, Montgomery is preparing to welcome more visitors than ever before. Known for its Southern hospitality and its revitalized downtown, this riverfront capital city was the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and has established itself as a landmark Deep South destination. With the opening of a world-class monument and museum in April, the destination is gearing up to host events to please every kind of visitor over the summer season. While visitors may come to experience the civil rights attractions, there will be plenty of exciting events over the next few months to ensure a fun-filled vacation.
“From the end of May through the summer we welcome lots of families enjoying their summer vacations, we and expect a huge turnout this year with the opening of the EJI Memorial and Legacy Museum,” shares Vice President of Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Dawn Hathcock. “We’re proud to offer such a diverse selection of events for the upcoming season from culinary-themed festivals to concerts for the entire family.”
Below is an overview of notable upcoming and celebrations in Montgomery:
- Riverbend Brew Fest, May 18, 2018
Montgomery‘s Annual Riverbend Brewfest features live music, local food vendors and a large selection of local, regional and nationally renowned craft, seasonal, specialty and micro-brewed beers. For more information, go to http://visitingmontgomery.com/calendar/event/riverbend-brewfest
- River Jam, May 18 – 19, 2018
Every May, music lovers converge on downtown Montgomery to attend this free two-day event which showcases over 10 live bands. Concerts take place at Riverfront Amphitheatre and Union Station Train Shed. For more information, go to http://visitingmontgomery.com/calendar/event/riverjam-and-riverbend-brewfest
- Jubilee Pops Concert, May 27, 2018
Join the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra as they kick-off the summer with the Jubilee Pops Concert. This outdoor concert takes place at the Alabama Archives and History Building Lawn in Downtown Montgomery, Alabama and is free and family friendly. For more information, go to http://www.montgomerysymphony.org/pops-concerts/
- Montgomery Restaurant Week, August 10 – 19, 2018
Coinciding with Alabama Restaurant week, this culinary celebration gives visitors the opportunity to discover new restaurants, dishes, and drinks. Featuring amazing deals at some of Montgomery’s best restaurants. For more information, go to www.eatmgm.com
- Buckmasters Expo, August 17 – 19,2018
The Montgomery Convention Center hosts a 3-day expo for the deer hunting industry with over 300 exhibitors from around the country. Kids activities, live concerts, demonstrations and lots of special guests will be featured. For more information, go to http://www.buckmasters.com/Resources/Expo
- FCS Kickoff, August 25, 2018
The defending Historic Black College and University (HBCU) national champion North Carolina A&T Aggies and the four-time defending Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) champion Jacksonville State Gamecocks will square off in the 2018 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. For more information, go to https://www.guardiankickoffclassic.com
- Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival, August 25, 2018
Over 60 teams from Central Alabama and beyond converge on Riverfront Park in downtown Montgomery to compete in this fundraiser which culminates in a dragon boat race. Off the water, browse various goods from local exhibitors and artists. Live music and food from local vendors will also be featured. Don’t miss the 2nd annual Gun Island Chute SUP CUP standup paddleboard competition on the Alabama River! For more information, go to https://montgomerydragonboat.org/
For more information on Montgomery, go to http://visitingmontgomery.com/
Situated on the banks of the Alabama River, Montgomery is the capital and the second largest city in the state of Alabama. Established in 1819, Montgomery has been the site of major historical events which have shaped the history of the United States. Emerging from its agricultural roots in the 19th century, Montgomery transformed from the Cradle of the Confederacy to the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement in less than a century.
Today, this vibrant river town is experiencing a resurgence which has seen its downtown revitalized and has reestablished itself as a landmark Deep South destination. Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines and American Airlines.
For more information, call 334-261-1100 or visit the official website of the Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau at http://www.visitingmontgomery.com. Stay connected with Montgomery on Twitter (@MGMCapitalCool) and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MontgomeryCapitalCool).