July 4/HEADLAND – Celebrate Headland’s 150th at our first Ag Parade! Celebrate our anniversary and our agricultural heritage with a parade. The City of Headland has teamed up with the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our anniversary and our rich agricultural heritage with a parade on the Fourth of July before our Annual Fireworks show in Douglas Park. The Ag parade will begin at 4 p.m. and wind through downtown Headland on its way to Douglas Park. The Annual Fireworks Show will begin around 8:30 p.m. but will begin when it is best to see the sky lit up at night. You can register for the Ag Parade below and find more ways to celebrate Headland150!
Shoals Spirit of Freedom
July 4/FLORENCE – At the McFarland Park. Celebrate Independence Day on the banks of the Tennessee River. There are family-friendly events in the park during the day, including live music and food vendors. Activities continue throughout the afternoon, culminating with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast. Admission is free!
Float Your Boat Summer Festival
July 17/PINSON – A fun-filled day at the Preserve that features balsa wood boat races with prizes, the City of Pinson’s “Beat the Heat” ice cream give-away, food, swimming and a fun zone for kids. Enjoy hotdogs, popcorn and lemonade or play in the creek. Takes places 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.
W.C. Handy Music Festival
July 23 – Aug. 1/SHOALS – Providing Music medicine for the soul.The annual celebration has evolved into a ten-day festival with nearly 300 events. The festival showcases music at locations throughout Northwest Alabama, including parks, restaurants, stores, libraries, museums, art galleries, sidewalks, parking lots, and lawns. It also features athletic events, plays, music classes, car shows, and much more. Events being held at sites throughout the Shoals area.