Phil-CampbellThe Phil Campbell Festival

When: 3rd Weekend in June

Where: Downtown Phil Campbell; Phil Campbell, AL

Phone: 205-993-5313


Admission: Free

Every summer Phil Campbell hosts an annual celebration, The Phil Campbell Festival (formerly Phil Campbell Day & Phil Campbell Hoedown). During this celebration there are rides and games for kids, a dance competition, a bubble blowing contest, and art & crafts. Local bands and singers perform during the evening.


Jam on Sloss Lake

When: 4th of July

Where: Sloss Lake; Russellville, AL

Phone: 256-332-6060


Admission: Free

Sloss Lake in Russellville hosts this annual event of food and entertainment to celebrate our nation’s birthday. This special event ends with a spectacular fireworks show!

July Fest, VinaVina July Fest

When: Last Saturday in July

Where: Vina Fire Department; Vina, AL

Phone: 256-356-4996


Admission: Free

The Town of Vina hosts July Fest every year on the last Saturday of the month. The family-friendly event includes music along with a variety of vendors including great food, and arts & crafts. A number of traditional family summer contests are held like the “Draw Down.” The Draw Down awards the ultimate cash prize of $17,000. The event concludes with a fireworks display.

franklin-watermeleonsFranklin County Watermelon Festival

Franklin County is the official

“Watermelon Capital of Alabama”

When: 3rd Weekend in August

Where: Downtown Russellville; Russellville, AL

Phone: 256-332-1760


Admission: Free

Downtown Russellville is home of the Franklin County Watermelon Festival. It’s a time for a lot of good fun and of course, juicy watermelons that can cool a hot summer day in the South. It began in 1981 and has become a must-do event for thousands. This spectacular family event offers two days of non-stop music, contests and entertainment, as well as, a pageant (held in July), arts & crafts, 5k run, antique car & truck show, tasty festival foods, tractor show, and lots of free watermelon. Watermelon contests include the largest melon, seed spitting, best tasting melon, best dressed melon, and the most unusual melon.


Red Bay Founder’s Fest

When: 4th Saturday in September

Where: Bay Tree Park; Red Bay, AL

Phone: 256-356-4473, ext. 3


Admission: Free

Red Bay celebrates its history during the Founder’s Fest in September. The event is popular among those who crave a family type atmosphere and a lot of fun. Among the festivities are storytelling, music, arts and crafts, food, games, and car and tractor shows. The Red Bay Museum is open and merchants will offer sidewalk sales. A fried pie contest with cash prizes is also featured. There is special entertainment throughout the day, t-shirt, door prizes and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

581492_393860307348780_2084736548_nSpirit of Hodges Festival

When: 2nd Weekend in October

Where: Hodges Town Park; Hodges, AL

Phone: 205-935-3445


Admission: Free

The name “The Spirit of Hodges Festival” takes on special meaning and reflects the town’s history. The Spirit of Hodges was a P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft used in World War II. The plane was named for the town after an auction in which residents of Hodges raised more than $47,000 in war bonds in 1943. The annual event includes an all day line-up of bands, pony rides, fish fry and chicken supper, crafts, miniature train rides, and vendors of all kinds.

Spruce Pine Day

When: 3rd Saturday in October

Where: Spruce Pine Museum; Spruce Pine, AL 

Phone: 256-332-1760


Admission: Free

Spruce Pine Day began in 1999 when the local grocer and post master made chicken stew and invited the community. The tradition of togetherness continues with fun for kids along with music and vendors. While there, visit the Spruce Pine Museum for a history lesson.

Franklin County Latino Heritage Festival

When: 4th Saturday in October

Where: Downtown Russellville; Russellville AL

Phone: 256-436-2714


Admission: Free

A collaborative endeavor thanks to community, business, and religious leaders, this annual festival will showcase the diverse Latin cultures present in out local community.
Not only will this event expose festival goers to the diversity within the Latino community, it will also promote cultural unity and foster positive relationships.
This all day, family-focused interactive event will feature live entertainment, dancing competitions, hands-on children’s activity tents, a street soccer match, a vintage car show, and a closing parade. Of course, we will host food trucks and vendors too.