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Summer in The Shoals
Summer events in The Shoals
|Sweetwater Pop-Up Market
|Sweetwater District- Huntsville Road @ the roundabout
|We are excited to invite you to kick off summer at the Sweetwater Pop-Up Market on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 am-noon. The family-friendly event will feature local businesses, live music, local product vendors, and fresh produce.
|51st Muscle Shoals Street Rod Ron
|Spring Park, Tuscumbia
|One of the largest antique & vintage car shows in Alabama displays all makes and models of street rods through 1988. Gates open at 7am, show until 2pm. $5,000 in cash prizes, $20 registration at the gate. Location Spring Park, 1 Spring Park Rd, Tuscumbia. FREE to the public. Rain or shine.
|North Alabama African Heritage Festival
|Willie Green Center, 609 S East St, Tuscumbia
|Explore African art and fashion, culture, crafts and food. Events includes drumming and dance demonstration, live music featuring rhythm and blues groups and gospel choirs, folk storytelling and activities for children. The Festival is held each year on the first weekend of June.
|June 6th-10 & June 13-17
|Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts
|Welcome back to Camp KD- a place for your child to make art, make friends, learn, and have fun! Available to students grades 1-6. We are offering TWO week-long sessions. Session One: starts Mon. June 6 and ends Fri. June 10. Session Two: starts Mon. June 13 and ends Fri. June 17. For each Session, students in grades 1-3 will meet from 9am-11am and students grades 4-6 will meet from Noon-2pm.
|Deibert Park Fishing Days
|Deibert Park , Florence
|No fishing license needed. Bring your own tackle, snacks & chairs and whatever you may need. Please leave no tract of having been here. Help keep our parks beautiful. Fishing is allowed from 6:30-11:30 am.
|UNA Summer STEM Camps
|The three-day, two-night residential camp will incorporate project-based learning, will promote scientific inquiry and the application of mathematics and technology in the context of experimental design, problem solving, technical briefing and report writing. Camp instructors are members of the UNA faculty. Students will build confidence, competence, and community through STEM activities. Open to any high school student in grades 10-12.
|4th Annual Food Truck Festival
|Singin' River Brewery
|Join us Saturday, June 11th, 2022 6:30-9:30 at the Singin' River Brewing Co. for our 4th Annual Food Truck Festival presented by First Southern Bank. Children's Museum Shoals has recruited some of the best food trucks in North Alabama. A ticket will get you into the event where you can enjoy live music, a sampling from each food truck
|Night Move June Market
|E. Mobile St., Florence
|Join us for our third night market of the year! Featuring 40 local vendors selling vintage + handmade goods and live music from DJ Pedialyte! Grab a blue cupped beverage from your favorite downtown establishment and come shop with us!
Songwriters in the Round
|Champy's Famous Fried Chicken
|"We Rocked the World- Muscle Shoals Music: Songwriters in the Round" Hosted by Billy Lawson of Wishbone Studios and held the 3rd Thursday of each month.
|Lewis Field-1050 Pruitt Street
|The University of North Alabama and the City of Florence invite Shoals Area residents for a day of celebration, fun, and remembrance. Join us for live music, a DJ, spoken word poetry, face painting and many other activities.
|UNA Tony Pujol Basketball Camps
|June 20th- 22nd, 27th- 30th, & July 11th- 14th
|University of North Alabama - Student Recreation Center
|University of North Alabama Basketball Camps are dedicated to providing a Basketball Camp that is both instructional and informational along with creating a great atmosphere to learn! The coaching staff here at the University of North Alabama prides itself on teaching the game of Basketball to players of all ages and ability levels. The mechanics and drills that are taught at our camps are used with our college players. We are determined to provide the best possible learning experience for our campers.
|Helen Keller Festival
|June 23rd - 26th
|Spring Park- Tuscumbia
|Enjoy parades, street parties, car shows, concerts & more in honor of Helen Keller! More information and a full schedule of events can be found at their website.
|2022 Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration
|Independence celebrations will include Downtown Florence Alliance's First Friday Event on Friday, July 1 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, where market vendors will sell handmade merchandise and more on Court Street. On Thursday, June 30, the Florence Parks and Recreation Department will host a patriotic-themed Kids Fest at Lewis Field from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm which includes activities, inflatables, and snow cones.
|Muscle Shoals Music Camp
|July 18- July 22
|Open to high school students (students enrolled in grades 9-12 during the 2022-2023 school year) only. Come learn from the people who made – and continue to make – the Muscle Shoals Sound the phenomenon it is. You will take classes from the music makers, hear their stories in panel discussions, perform on the stage where so many of them have made music, and visit the studios where the magic began – FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound. Application deadline June 1, 2022!
|W.C. Handy Music Festival
|July 22nd- 31st
|Stay tuned for more information and a finalized schedule of events!
|Ritz Theatre Summer Camp
|July 25th- 29th
|The Ritz Theatre Summer Camp is instructed by Ginny Ree Cavin and administered by the Tennessee Valley Art Association. Ginny Cavin has 53 years of theatre experience. She studied theatre at University of Tennessee Knoxville and Voice at Belmont University. She has interned on Broadway and taught theatre to children at performing arts schools in Nashville. Ginny Cavin will introduce the basics of stage performance and character development to students as they spend the week writing their own stage play and developing characters, sets, costumes, and plot. The end of the camp will result in a small production for family and friends to attend. Parents will sign their child in at 9AM each morning and pick up from the Ritz at 3PM. Two snacks will be provided. Students will need to bring their own sack lunch. Students should also dress for movement. Sneakers are preferred. Spots are limited and registration is required. Fill out the form at the link below to sign up.
|Music at the Mansion
|Belle Mont Mansion, Tuscumbia
|Live music is performed in the historic Belle Mont Mansion, while guests enjoy a tour of the historic home, built circa 1828. Admission price is waived in favor of donations to benefit the care and operation of the museum. This event is part of the annual W.C. Handy Music Festival in the Shoals area. For more info: 256-381-5052.
|Rogersville Recreation Park
|Enjoy live music from Justin Miller, Trippin Dixie, LA Outlaws & McTazz; a variety of vendors; tennis, incrediball, and cornhole tournaments; fireworks; food trucks and more.
|Night Moves July Market!
|E Mobile St. Florence
|"Join us for our fourth night market of the year! Featuring 40 local vendors selling vintage + handmade goods and live music from DJ Pedialyte! Grab a blue cupped beverage from your favorite downtown establishment and come shop with us!"
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|The Miracle Worker Play
|Friday and Saturday evenings starting June 4th
|Helen Keller Birthplace
|Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm (gates open at 7pm). Performed at the outdoor theater on the grounds of the historic Helen Keller Birthplace, this award-winning play recalls the childhood of the deaf-blind child, who became known as "America's First Lady of Courage", and her gifted teacher, Anne Sullivan. The outdoor drama, now in its 61st season, is the longest consecutively running drama in the state. Ticket reservations: 256-383-4066. Reserved $15, General $10. https://www.colbertcountytourism.org/see-do/events-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2022/06/04/925/-/the-miracle-worker-play.html
|Florence-Lauderdale Farmers Market
|Saturdays (Tuesdays & Thursdays start in June)
|451 Fairground Rd., Florence
|Our market is open to producers and retailers who reside in Lauderdale County and surrounding counties within a 50 mile radius. Our goal is to provide access to wholesome, locally grown produce to the consumers in the surrounding area. https://www.facebook.com/FlorenceLauderdale-Farmers-Market-161838843844406/
|Killen Farmers Market
|Lock 6 Road, Killen
Join us Saturday
mornings at Killen Park. A family friendly place to come together as a
community for fellowship around fresh, nutritious foods, local farmers and
Farmers rooted here connecting with the local community. Open Saturdays 8am to noon through September. https://www.facebook.com/killenfarmersmarket/
|Leighton Farmers Market
|8900 Main St., Leighton
|Leighton Farmers Market celebrates Leighton's unique agricultural and historical impact on the Shoals and Northwest Alabama. https://m.facebook.com/Leighton-Farmers-Market-106107874980449/
|Music in the Park
|Every Wednesday for the month of June
|Wilson Park, Florence
|Enjoy music & food on Wednesdays at lunch! See the City's website for a full line up. Smash Burger food truck will be on location. https://florenceal.org/calendar.php
|Pop Culture Trivia
|Singin' River Brewery
|Pop Culture Trivia Challenge brings the fun to Singin River Brewing every Wednesdays at 7 pm. Your team will have fun trying to answer fun questions about tv, music, movies, commercials, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite 80s, 90s and todays party music while your team has fun answering questions. Prizes to the winning teams.
|Blazin' Beats Bingo
|Singin' River Brewery
|Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is adding to the fun we bring with Blazin' Beats Bingo. This is a fast paced music bingo game where our hosts will play part of songs while you listen and mark them off on your bingo card. This ain't your grandma's bingo! Get ready to hear great music, win prizes and hopefully be the first to yell BINGO!!! We bring the fun every Tuesday at 7 pm to Singin River Brewing.
River Heritage Splash Pad
Open May 28th -September 5th
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am- 8:00pm
Friday- Sunday: 11:30am- 9:30pm
15 Hightower Pl, Florence
Riverfront Park (Splash Pad)
6am- 10pm Daily
1416 Alabama Ave. Sheffield
Handy Recreation Center (Pool)
Open Memorial Day- July 29th
Tuesday-Saturday: 1pm- 5pm
Sunday: 2pm- 5pm
1105 Beale St. Florence
Spring Park Splash Pad
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gattman Park (Splash Pad)
Opens Memorial Day Weeken
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am- 8pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am- 6pm
Sunday: 1pm- 5pm
901 Gattman Park Dr, Muscle Shoals
Rogersville Recreation Park
Monday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Royal Avenue Recreation Center (Pool)
420 N Royal Ave, Florence
June 2nd- 5th
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
Born and raised in Alabama, Lamont Landers grew up absorbing the soulful sounds of the south that surrounded him. Following a crowd-pleasing performance on Showtime at the Apollo, a performance on The Steve Harvey Show, then a viral audition on America's Got Talent that received four yes votes after an exchange with Simon Cowell, Lamont Landers has quickly became a highly recognized artist.
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
Tennessee Valley Art Association
June 4th- 25th
The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual traveling juried art show. The show is open to students from throughout the state who have visual impairments, blindness, and or deaf blindness. The artists are of various age attending public, private, residential, and home schools.
The show provides artists an opportunity to showcase their special talents and abilities.Children who participate in the show use various media to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Art is included in the students' academic curriculum in areas such as the development of communication skills, utilizing visual and tactical abilities, math, science, reading, and leisure time activities. The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color, and tactile media.
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Ritz Theatre
July 8th & 9th, 15th-17th
The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.
The Wizard Oz
June 23rd- 26th
We're off to see the wizard! This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has entertained audiences for generations. Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum's beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. Show dates are June 23-26, 2022. The show is directed by Gail Allen and Jennifer Kilpatrick.
Tara Stallworth Lee: Slowly, Please
Tennessee Valley Art Association
May 14th- June 25th
slowly, please: cheoncheonhi hae juseyo is an ongoing body of work composed of textile sculptures, collage memorials, and photographic portraits. Through hand-dying and slow-stitching, biographical explorations, concentrated gazing, and listening, the collection features a simple desire to cultivate a greater intimacy with the world. Birmingham artist Tara Stallworth Lee makes photographs, paper, books, and collages. Expansion of human dignity and the significance of the natural world are important themes throughout all of her work.
Ritz Theatre Summer Camp
The Ritz Theatre
July 25th- 29th
The Ritz Theatre Summer Camp is instructed by Ginny Ree Cavin and administered by the Tennessee Valley Art Association. Ginny Cavin has 53 years of theatre experience. She studied theatre at University of Tennessee Knoxville and Voice at Belmont University. She has interned on Broadway and taught theatre to children at performing arts schools in Nashville. Spots are limited and registration is required. Fill out the form at the link below to sign up.
Summer Library Programs
The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has programs for children, teens and adults.
Children programs include Yoga @ the Library, Story Times, crafts and so much more. More information and sign-up links can be found at: https://flpl.org/kids/.
Teen programs include Anime Club, Hunt a Killer, Writing Your Tale and even more. More information can be found at: https://flpl.org/teens/.
Adult summer reading includes an adult book club, art class, virtual reality and more. More information can be found at: https://flpl.org/services/
The 2022 Helen Keller Summer Reading program features weekly programs for infants, toddlers, kids and teens; family movie matinee; prizes and more! Programs begin June 6 at 2:00 pm. Register online at hkpl.org or in person at the library. Check out this link for more information and a detailed calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vnvzI4C7yusT9p4VUpAMhTwjxtaclVwz/view.
Sheffield public library has Children Summer Reading programs and Story Time events. For a detailed schedule and more information, please visit: http://www1.youseemore.com/sheffieldpl/default.asp
Enjoy Story Time every Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. Intended for infants and children ages 6 years old and under. Stories, songs, crafts and more! For more information, visit: https://www.youseemore.com/muscleshoals/calendar.asp?cal=35