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Events in Downtown Tuscumbia 2015

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Entertainers to be announced. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Hall of Fame lobby. FREE for lobby music, Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Thursday through Saturday, December 15 – 17, 2016
Christmas Dinner Show
Mountain Theater, 4150 Underwood Mountain Road, Tuscumbia. A holiday musical celebration for all ages. For tickets and information call 256-383-3594 or 256-710-8963 or go online www.mountaintheater.org.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
6th Annual Dickens Christmas Y’all
Downtown Tuscumbia, Various Locations. Holiday festival reminiscent of the the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Carriage rides, snow falling, music, arts & crafts, and food vendors. Sponsored by Tuscumbia Downtown Redevelopment Authority. Admission charged for some events. For information call 256-383-0783 or 256-383-9797.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Christmas at Ivy Green
300 N. Commons, Tuscumbia, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beautiful live holiday decorations adorn the birthplace and home of America’s First Lady of Courage, Helen Keller. Admission 256-383-4066.
Friday, December 9, 2016
6th Annual Dickens Christmas Feast
Tuscumbia Depot Roundhouse. Holiday dinner with the characters of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Advanced ticket purchase necessary. Sponsored by Tuscumbia Downtown Redevelopment Authority. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For tickets call 256-383-9797. For information call 256-383-0783
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
“We’ll Be Home for Christmas” Concert
All the music and laughter you want for Christmas can be found at the Hall of Fame. This festive Christmas concert will feature holiday music and comedy. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop
Learn to address your holiday cards in a beautiful, fancy font using calligraphy. In this introductory class you will learn how to address envelopes in neat, elegant script. Meets 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 10 participants. Instructor: Barbara Hendricks. Fee $35, supplies included. TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Waters St., Tuscumbia. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Plantation Christmas
Belle Mont Mansion. Holiday even reminiscent of the “Old South” with traditional live decorations, period Christmas music, vintage ballroom dancing, and refreshments. Belle Mont, built c. 1828, is one of Alabama’s most distinguished plantation homes. Admission. For information call 256-383-0783 or 256-637-8513.
Friday, December 2 through Saturday, December 24, 2016
The Trees of Christmas, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art
511 N. Water Street, Tuscumbia. Community groups and local individuals create a holiday extravaganza by decorating 12 ft. tall live trees using unconventional techniques and surprising materials to tell their stories in this annual holiday display. Open Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Open Christmas Eve 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Admission. www.tvaa.net 256-383-0533
Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 19, 2016
Downtown Tuscumbia Christmas Open House
Shops and restaurants open in the evening for holiday shopping on Thursday the 17th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., regular business hours for Friday and Saturday. BINGO card promotions throughout shops with drawings for prizes.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Entertainers to be announced. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Hall of Fame lobby. FREE for lobby music, Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Tuesday, November 8 through Thursday, November 10 2016
Advanced Oil Portrait Painting Workshop
Using a live model, Martha Carpenter will begin the 3-day workshop with a brief demonstration involving canvas preparation, materials usage, color mixture and a basic layout and value description of the bust portrait. 3 Sessions, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch on your own 12-1), 10 participants. Instructor: Martha Carpenter. Fee $400. TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Waters St., Tuscumbia. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Holiday Card Workshop
Learn how to make holiday cards pulled from your own hand-cut designs. In this introductory course you will design, use printmaking tools, and an E-Z-Cut block to print your own holiday cards. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 10 participants. Instructor: Barbara Hendricks. Fee $45 Supplies. TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Waters St., Tuscumbia. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Kerry Gilbert Artist Spotlight
Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Unveiling of a special rotating exhibit in the lobby of the Hall of Fame. A special interview with Sherry St. John-Clark from Kix 96 will occur during the event. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., event begins at 6:30 p.m. For information call 256-381-4417.
Tuesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 3, 2016
Intermediate Acrylic Painting
This acrylic painting workshop is an intermediate-level class that will teach essential techniques like color mixing and color shift, tonal value and dry brush work that apply to any subject you choose to paint. 3 sessions: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 10 participants. Instructor: Jaceena Shepard, Fee: $225, some supplies included. TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Waters St., Tuscumbia. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Friday through Monday, October 28 -31, 2016
Spring Park Halloween Train
Spring Park, downtown Tuscumbia, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A fun event for the family in scenic Spring Park. Enjoy treats, train rides & more. $5.00 per person. For information call 256-389-1357.
Thursday through Saturday, October 27 -29, 2016
Mystery Dinner Show
Mountain Theater, 4150 Underwood Mountain Road, Tuscumbia. For tickets and information call 256-383-3594 or 256-710-8963 or go online www.mountaintheater.org.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Night at the Museum
The event is a fundraiser for the museum that gives the public a special opportunity to mingle with the best of Alabama’s music stars. Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $25.00 the day of the event. Ticket price includes opportunity for meet and greet with the stars, autographs, photo opportunities, and access to a cash bar. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased via phone at the Hall of Fame, 256-381-4417 or online at amhof.ticketleap.com/natm
Tuesday and Thursday, October 11 & 13, 2016
Hits & Haunts Tour
Trolley departs Coldwater Books, downtown Tuscumbia, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., $15.00 per person with limited ticket sales. Join us by lantern light to hear the stories of the spirits of the city’s past inhabitants. Music stop includes a Cypress Moon Studio Tour. For information call 256-383-0783.
Friday, October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2016
A Century of Quilts
A special program will be presented by Glenn Rikard, who will lead an informal time of discussion sharing the quilts of his exhibit, plus additional quilts from his collection. Each session will include time for a “Show and Tell”. Those attending are invited to bring quilts from their personal collections to share. Rikard’s exhibit will be on display starting October 5th and continuing through the month of October at Belle Mont Mansion.
Sunday, September 25 through Friday, November 11, 2016
Michael Willett
An exhibition of mixed media paintings created from an often indistinguishable combo of acrylic and enamel paint, screen print, and collage of canvases. While reflecting on the history of abstraction, these processed-based paintings are influenced by the collaging techniques of simple-based musicians. TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Waters St., Tuscumbia. M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, 2016
OKA Kapassa – Return to Cold Water
Native American Indian Festival, 1 Spring Park Road, Spring Park, Tuscumbia. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday is for school groups, public is welcome to watch. Saturday is for the public. Native American tribes are represented to celebrate their culture and traditions. Dancing, Storytelling, arts and crafts, native foods, special lighting of the torches at the Big Spring, water show and special tributes. FREE. Vendor contact 256-757-4438. For information call 256-383-0783 or visit www.okakapassa.org.
Monday, September 5, 2016
Labor Day Festivies
1 Spring Park Road, Tuscumbia. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parade at 11:00 a.m.Speeches by Union Reps, state a local leaders. Miss and Little Miss Labor Day Contest. Prizes, fun, and food. Vendor contact 256-383-2758. FREE. For information call 256-383-0783.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Music on the Mountain
Theater on the Mountain, 4150 Underwood Mtn, Tuscumbia. A Connection Singers Reunion Concert. Free but donations are appreciated. For information call 256-383-3594 or visit www.mountaintheater.org.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Entertainers to be announced. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Hall of Fame lobby. FREE for lobby music, Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Music at the Mansion
Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia. Music by Rene Koopman And Dixieland Friends. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For Information call 256-381-5062 or 256-383-4401.
Sunday, July 24 through Friday, September 2, 2016
Art Works
This art show is an annual exhibition featuring a multimedia survey of work by TN Valley Museum of Art artist-members. It illustrates the vast range of talent and creativity by artists in northwest Alabama. TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Waters St., Tuscumbia. M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Free Sundays. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Entertainers to be announced. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Hall of Fame lobby. FREE for lobby music, Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Thursday, July 16, 2016
Hot BBQ, Cool Blues
GAS Design Center, 109 W. Sixth St., Tuscumbia. $12.50 in advance for BBQ dinner. Purchase tickets at Fiddledee D!, 111 S. Main or call 256-383-9797. Music by Maxwell Russell Trio. Sponsored by Tuscumbia Retail Development, Inc. with GAS Design Center.
Fridays and Saturdays, July 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 2016
“The Miracle Worker” Play
Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 N. Commons, Tuscumbia. Friday and Saturday evenings only at 8:00 p.m. Performed in an outdoor theater on the grounds of Helen Keller’s 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. Admission charged. For information call 256-383-4066 or visit www.helenkellerbirthplace.com.
Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, 2016
Helen Keller Festival
More than 100 events including a parade down Main Street. Musical performances with major headliners on Friday and Saturday nights. Arts and crafts, athletic events, and a car & truck show. Spring Park and downtown Tuscumbia. Admission charged for some events, some events are FREE. For information call 256-383-0783 or visit www.helenkellerfestival.com.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Entertainers to be announced. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Hall of Fame lobby. FREE for lobby music, Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run
1 Spring Park Road, Spring Park, Tuscumbia. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. One of the largest antique and vintage car shows in Alabama, displays all makes and models of street rods 1972 and older. FREE For information call 256-383-0783
Fridays and Saturdays, June 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 2016
“The Miracle Worker” Play
Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 N. Commons, Tuscumbia. Friday and Saturday evenings only at 8:00 p.m. Performed in an outdoor theater on the grounds of Helen Keller’s 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. Admission charged. For information call 256-383-4066 or visit www.helenkellerbirthplace.com.
Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2016
African Heritage Festival
Explore African art and fashion, culture, crafts, and food. Includes drumming and dance demonstrations, live music featuring rhythm, blues groups, gospel choirs, folk storytelling, and activities for the children. Willie Green Center, 609 S. East Street. Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE For information call 256-383-0783.
Wednesday, June 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
This art show is an annual juried exhibition of works by Alabama students who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind. Open to students in Alabama’s public, private, and residential schools, this annual exhibition tours the state museums and agency galleries from February through June. TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Waters St., Tuscumbia. M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Free Sundays. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Memorial Day Ceremony
201 North Main Street, Colbert County Courthouse, Tuscumbia. 11:00 a.m. Ceremony honoring veterans of all wars at the Circle of Valor, sponsored by American Legion Post 31. FREE For information call 256-383-0783.
Sunday, May 22 through July 8, 2016
The Art of Needlepoint
An exploration of various needlepoint techniques exhibit at the TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water Street, Tuscumbia. For information call 256-383-0533.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Entertainers to be announced. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Hall of Fame lobby. FREE for lobby music, Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Comedy with Tim Lovelace
Mountain Theater, 4150 Underwood Mtn. Road, Tuscumbia. 7:00 p.m. For tickets and information call 256-383-3594 or 256-710-8963.
Tuesday, May 3 through Sunday, May 8, 2016
Chuck Wagon Races
3rd Annual Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races, 1292 Mt. Mills Rd., Tuscumbia. Trail Rides and Wagon Train Rides with live music and special events. Admission Charged. For information call 256-370-7218 or 228-282-0239.
Friday and Saturday, April 22 & 23, 2016
Mystery Dinner Show
Mountain Theater, 4150 Underwood Mtn. Road, Tuscumbia. 7:00 p.m. For tickets and information call 256-383-3594 or 256-710-8963. www.mountaintheater.org
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Entertainers to be announced. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music in the Hall of Fame lobby. FREE for lobby music, Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For information call 256-381-4417.
Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2016
Historic Tuscumbia Walking Tour
10:00 a.m. each Saturday enjoy a morning walking tour with experienced guides entertaining you with stories of years past. Tour begins at Coldwater Books, 101 W. 6th Street, Tuscumbia. FREE For information call 256-383-0783.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Talleys in Concert
Mountain Theater, 4150 Underwood Mountain Road, Tuscumbia, 7:00 p.m. Southern gospel at its best. Tickets $15.00 for Adults, Children 12 and under $12.00. For tickets and additional information call 256-383-3594 or 256-710-8693 or visit www.mountaintheater.org.
Sunday, March 20 through May 6, 2016
Jason Guynes: Unrealistic Expectations Exhibit
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 North Water Street. Jason Guynes won Best in Show at the 2016 Art of the State Exhibition and as a result was invited to have a solo exhibition following that exhibition. Guynes is a full professor at the University of South Alabama and currently his medium of choice is large scale oil paintings. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, live music in the lobby 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free. Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy the fun. Drinks and chips available for purchase. Free for lobby admission, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia. For more information call 256-381-4417.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, live music in the lobby 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free. Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy the fun. Drinks and chips available for purchase. Free for lobby admission, 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia. For more information call 256-381-4417.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Valentine Found Object of Art Class
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water Street, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Make a Valentine themed work of art while enjoying a creative artistic experience based on the folk art tradition. Learn essential assemblage techniques and about the history of found object art. Instructor: Provie Musso. Fee: $50.00, supplies included. 256-383-0533 www.tvaa.net
Saturday, February 6, 2015
Love Tokens Presentation, Belle Mont Mansion
1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, 2:00 p.m. A special Valentine-themed presentation will be given by collector Lisa Pace. Pace will exhibit her collection of trinkets created from coins as an expression of affection during the 19th Century. Attendees are invited to share their own love tokens. The talk is free with admission to the museum, $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, active military and college students, $3.00 children 6-18 years. For additional information call 256-381-5052 or 256-383-4401.
Monday, February 1 through March 4, 2016
Art of the State Exhibit
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 North Water Street. Art of the State 2016 is a juried exhibit of works by studio art faculty at Alabama’s colleges and universities. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, live music in the lobby 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free. Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy the fun. 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia. For more information call 256-381-4417.
Sunday, January 17 through March 4, 2016
Art of the State Exhibit
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 North Water Street. Art of the State 2016 is a juried exhibit of works by studio art faculty at Alabama’s colleges and universities. For information call 256-383-0533 or visit www.tvaa.net.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Dickens Christmas, Y’all
Various locations in downtown Tuscumbia. All day holiday festival reminiscent of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Carriage rides, snow falling, music, arts and crafts, and food vendors. For information call 256-383-0783 or 256-383-9797.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Christmas at Ivy Green
300 N. Commons, Tuscumbia, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beautiful live holiday decorations adorn the birthplace and home of America’s First Lady of Courage, Helen Keller. Admission 256-383-0783.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Dickens Christmas Feast
Tuscumbia Depot Roundhouse, 7:00 p.m. Holiday dinner with the characters of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Advanced ticket purchase necessary, call 256-383-9797.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Home for Christmas Concert, Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Concert in the museum lobby at 7:00 p.m. with Aaron Wilburn, Mark Narmore, and Bobby Tomberlin. Info and tickets call 256-381-4417.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. In this introductory course you will learn and practice the basic strokes of italic calligraphy. 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Instructor Barbara Hendricks. Fee: $35.00, supplies included. Registration Deadline is December 1st. 256-383-0533 www.tvaa.net
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Plantation Christmas, Belle Mont Mansion
1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Holiday event reminiscent of the “Old South” with traditional live decorations, period Christmas music, vintage ballroom dancing, and refreshments. Belle Mont, built c. 1828, is one of Alabama’s most distinguished plantation homes. Admission. 256-383-0783 or 256-637-8513
Friday, December 1 through Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Trees of Christmas, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art
511 N. Water Street, Tuscumbia. Community groups and local individuals create a holiday extravaganza by decorating 12 ft. tall live trees using unconventional techniques and surprising materials to tell their stories in this annual holiday display. Open Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Closed Dec. 19th, Open Christmas Eve 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Admission 5.00 for adults, 3.00 for children. www.tvaa.net 256-383-0533
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Tuscumbia Christmas Parade
Downtown Tuscumbia, 6:00 p.m. Information 256-383-0783
Wednesday November 11, 2015
Veteran’s Day Parade
200 North Main Street, 11:00 a.m. Downtown parade honors all Veterans. Ceremony following parade on the east steps of Colbert County Courthouse. Parade contact 256-381-2298 Information 256-383-0783
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, October 19, 20 & 21, 2015
Oil Painting Basics with Still Life
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia. Registration required. Fee charged, supplies not included. This three-day basic oil painting workshop will be taught using a still life as the subject matter. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day with lunch from Noon – 1:00 p.m. For more information call 256-383-0533.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 13, 14 & 15, 2015
Advanced Watercolor Workshop
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia. Registration required. Fee charged, includes supplies. This watercolor workshop is an advanced level course that will teach essential techniques that apply to any portrait you choose to paint. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day. For more information call 256-383-0533.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, 2015
OKA Kapassa – Return to Cold Water
Native American Indian Festival, 1 Spring Park Road, Spring Park, Tuscumbia. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday is for school groups, public is welcome to watch. Saturday is for the public. Native American tribes are represented to celebrate their culture and traditions. Dancing, Storytelling, arts and crafts, native foods, special lighting of the torches at the Big Spring, water show and special tributes. For information call 256-383-0783.
Monday Sept. 7, 2015
Labor Day Festivities
1 Spring Park Road, Spring Park, Tuscumbia. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., parade at 11:00 a.m., speeches by Union representatives, state and local leaders. Prizes, food, and fun. For information call 256-383-0783.
Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21, 2015
W.C. Handy Music Festival Activities
Downtown Tuscumbia, times vary. See www.handymusicfestival.org for complete information and details.
Thursday July 16, 2015
5th Annual Hot BBQ, Cool Blues
Gas Design Center, 1009 W. 6th Street, Downtown Tuscumbia, 6 P.M. – 8 P.M. Enjoy live music by bluesman Max Russell along with BBQ dinner. Tickets or information call 256-383-9797.
Friday through Sunday, June 26-28, 2015
Helen Keller Festival
Downtown Tuscumbia; Arts & Crafts, musical events, car & truck show, historic tours, trolley rides, and Keller Kids educational activities. Most events are Free. For more information call 256-383-0783 or visit Facebook
Friday, June 26, 2015
Helen Keller Public Library Annual Book Sale
511 North Main Street, Tuscumbia, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 256-383-7065 Facebook
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Helen Keller Festival Parade and Street Party
Downtown Tuscumbia, For more information call 256-383-0783
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run
Spring Park, Tuscumbia, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; One of the largest antique vintage car shows in Alabama, displays all makes and models 1973 and older. Free admission, 256-383-0783
Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, 2015
African Heritage Festival
Willie Green Center, 609 S. East Street, Tuscumbia; Explore African art and fashion, culture, crafts, and food. Includes drumming and dance demonstrations, live music, storytelling, and activities for children. Free Admission. Friday 11-6 and Saturday 11-8, 256-383-0783
Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, and 26 & 28, 2015
“The Miracle Worker” Play
Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 North Commons, Tuscumbia; Performed in an outdoor theater, on the grounds of Helen Keller’s birthplace. Admission. 256-383-4066
Monday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia. Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Admission. An annual juried exhibition of works by Alabama children who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind. For more information call 256-383-0533.
Sunday, May 24 through Friday, July 10, 2015
National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia. Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Admission. Thirty aqua-media works on paper including award winners from the juried National Watercolor Society 95th Annual Exhibition are included in this annual traveling exhibiion. For more information call 256-383-0533.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday May 18, 19 & 20, 2015
Intermediate Watercolors Class
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia. Registration required. Fee charged, includes supplies. Intermediate level class that will teach the application of different techniques, watercolor mediums, wet into wet applications, dry brush, washes, and glazing. For more information call 256-383-0533.
Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16, 2015
2nd Annual Harvey Robbins Rodeo Roundup
Longhorn R Arena, For more information call 256-383-9797 or visit Facebook
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Wild West Stampede Parade
Downtown Tuscumbia, 11:00 a.m., Concert, Fireworks, Street Vendors, For information call 256-383-9797
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Jim Conners in Concert
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert is 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., tickets $15 with cash bar available. 617 Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia. Tickets on sale at the Hall of Fame, 256-381-4417, or at Counts Brothers Music.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Tennessee Valley Historical Society Spring Quarterly Meeting
TVHS will hold its Spring Quarterly meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Helen Keller Library Conference Room, 511 N. Main St., Tuscumbia. Dr. David E. Gregg will deliver a power-point presentation entitled, “From the Plantation to the Halls of Education: A pre and post-Civil War Saga of the African American Education Experience in the Shoals”. Free to the public; refreshments will be served. Visit the Society at http://buildingthepride.com/tvhs/
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
3 Wheel Drive in Concert
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert is 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., tickets $15 with cash bar available. 617 Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia. Tickets on sale at the Hall of Fame, 256-381-4417, or at Counts Brothers Music.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Third Tuesday Music in the Museum
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, live music in the lobby 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free. Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy the fun. 617 U.S. Hwy 72 West, Tuscumbia. For more information call 256-381-4417.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday April 20, 21 & 22, 2015
Watercolors for Beginners Class
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia. Registration required. Fee charged, includes supplies. Beginner level class with essential techniques that apply to any subject you choose to paint. For more information call 256-383-0533.
Saturday, April 18 & Sunday April 19, 2015
14th Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Team Roping
Longhorn R Arena, Tuscumbia. Roping begins at 9:00 a.m. each day with various events. 100% of proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Vendors and Concessions on site. For more information contact Mike Jones at 256-740-2929 or Morgan Jones at 256-762-8667.
Tuesday, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2015
Computer Class
Helen Keller Public Library, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Beginner computer classes in the Local History room. 511 North Main Street, Tuscumbia. Phone 256-383-7065.
Saturday, April 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2015
Walking Tours
At 10:00 a.m. Saturday enjoy a morning walking tour with experienced guides entertaining you with stories of years past. Tour begins at Cold Water Books, 101 W. 6th Street, Tuscumbia. FREE. For more information 256-383-0783
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
It’s A Dickens Christmas Y’all
Downtown Tuscumbia, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Includes live music and street vendors on Main Street
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Dickens Feast
Downtown Tuscumbia at the Roundhouse 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Christmas Parade
Downtown Tuscumbia Main Street 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Church of Christ Community Appreciation Breakfast
Downtown Tuscumbia
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Christmas Open House
Downtown Tuscumbia 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Veteran’s Day Parade
Downtown Tuscumbia Main Street beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 through Christmas
Shell’s Christmas Tree Farm
630 Bigbee Trail, Southwest Colbert County off Frankford Road in Tuscummbia. Select and tag your Christmas tree early, return to the farm Thanksgiving afternoon until Christmas to cut your fresh tree. Fresh wreaths and garland available. Enjoy hot cider while you shop in the gift shop. Prices vary, 256-383-4207
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
History and Haunts Trolley Tour
Tour some of the town’s most haunted sites, among them the Train Depot and the site of the Civil War battle that took place on the outskirts of town in 1863. Tickets on sale at ColdWater Books, 256-381-2525. Information available 256-383-0783. Tours at 4 pm and 6pm.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Fall Festival
Downtown Tuscumbia, Main and Sixth streets, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., fun for the entire family. Arts, crafts, food vendors, games, Halloween activities, fun music and more. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume & trick or treat through the stores. Grand prize for best costume of the night.
Sunday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 28 through Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
The Collection
Celebrating 50 years of collecting art from artists of the Southeastern United States; Tennnessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia; Sun 1-3 Mon – Fri 9-5; www.tvaa.net, 256-383-0533
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 12 & 13, 2014
Oka Kapassa
Native American Festival, Spring Park, Tuscumbia; Many crafts and activities are offered; Friday is designated school day but is open to the public also; Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day.
Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Labor Day Festivities
Spring Park, Tuscumbia; parade at 11:00 a.m., speeches with Union representatives, state and local leaders; Miss and Little Miss Labor Day contest; prizes, fun, and food; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Free, 256-383-0783
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Handy Festival Street Party
Downtown Tuscumbia; features live music, arts & crafts, and food vendors. Free Admission, 5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 through Friday, August 29, 2014
ArtWorks
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, Sun. 1-3, Mon-Fri 9-5, Admission, www.tvaa.net, 256-383-0533
Thursday and Friday, July 17 & 18, 2014
Saddle Up for St. Jude
Gardiner Farm, 1 Underwood Road, Tuscumbia; Largest horse riding event in the Southeast that benefits St. Jude Hospital; features onstage concerts, auction, trail rides, wagon rides, horse show, roping, seminars and demonstrations. Friday noon – 9 p..m., Saturday all day till midnight, Donations Accepted, 356-383-0377
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Hot BBQ, Cool Blues
GAS Design Center, 109 W. 6th St., Tuscumbia; Enjoy live music along with dinner, sponsored by Tuscumbia Retail Development, 256-383-0783
Friday and Saturday, July 4 & 5, and 11 & 12, 2014
“The Miracle Worker” Play
Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 North Commons, Tuscumbia; Performed in an outdoor theater, on the grounds of Helen Keller’s birthplace. Admission. 8 p.m., 256-383-4066
Friday & Saturday, June 27 & 28, 2014
Helen Keller Festival
Downtown Tuscumbia; Arts & Crafts, musical events, car & truck show, historic tours, trolley rides, and Keller Kids educational activities. Most events are Free. 256-383-0783
Saturday, June 21, 2014
H.O.M.E. – Honoring Occupations in Music Event
Featuring the drummers/percussionists from the state of Alabama, Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 10:00 a.m. til noon. Admission $10, 256-381-4417
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run
Spring Park, Tuscumbia; One of the largest antique and vintage car shows in Alabama, displays all makes and models 1972 & older. Free Admission, 256-383-0783
Friday and Saturday, June 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, and 27 & 28, 2014
“The Miracle Worker” Play
Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 North Commons, Tuscumbia; Performed in an outdoor theater, on the grounds of Helen Keller’s birthplace. Admission. 8 p.m., 256-383-4066
Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014
African Heritage Festival
Willie Green Center, 609 S. East St., Tuscumbia; Explore African art and fashion, culture, crafts, and food. Includes drumming and dance demonstrations, live music, storytelling, and activities for children. Free Admission. Fri 11-6 and Sat 11-8, 256-383-0783
Monday, June 2 through Sunday, June 29, 2014
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia; Annual juried exhibition of works by Alabama students who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf-blind. Sun 1-3 and Mon-Sat 9-5, 256-383-0533
Monday, May 26, 2014
Memorial Day Ceremony
Colbert County Courthouse, 201 N. Main St., Tuscumbia, event begins at 11:00 a.m., free admission, 256-383-0783
Sunday, May 25 through Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ethel Davis:Folk Art
TN Valley Museum of Art, 511 Water Street, Tuscumbia, Sun 1-3 and Mon-Sat 9-5, Artwork by esteemed local artist Ethel Davis, 256-383-0533
Thursday through Saturday, May 15-17, 2014
1st Annual Harvey Robbins Rodeo Roundup
Longhorn R Arena, 7:30 p.m., BBQ Cookoff May 17th
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wild West Stampede Parade
Downtown Tuscumbia, 6:00 p.m., Free Concert, Fireworks, Street Vendors
1st Annual Harvey Robbins Rodeo Roundup
Longhorn R Arena, 7:30 p.m., BBQ Cookoff May 17th
Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, May 11, 2014
Seven Springs Lodge Summer Chuck Wagon Races
1292 Mt. Mills Road, Tuscumbia, All Day beginning at 9:00 a.m., Trail rides & Wagon Train Rides plus live music & events, Awards on Sunday, $25.00 admission for the weekend, 256-370-7218
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Springfest BBQ Cookoff
Downtown Tuscumbia, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Live Music, Street Vendors
Friday, April 25, 2014
A Taste of Tuscumbia
Downtown Tuscumbia, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Bike Night
Natchez Trace Harley Davidson, 595 Hwy. 72 E., 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., 256-383-5814
Friday, April 11, 2014
Shannon McNally, In Concert
The Mayfair, 105 E. Sixth St., 7:00 p.m., 256-320-5053
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Exhibit: Karen Graffeo – 3000 Dreams Explained
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 1:00 p.m., Displayed through May 9, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Natchez Trace Harley Davidson, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Free Admission
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Celebrating Black History Month
Cold Water Books, 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Amy Black – CD Release Show
The Mayfair, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Loving Locals Winter Fest for Authors, Writers, Artists, & Musicians
Cold Water Books, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
December 6 – 8 and December 13 – 24, 2013
Christmas Train Parade of Lights
Spring Park, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Train and carousel rides will be open
Saturday, December 14, 2013
It’s Dickens Christmas Y’all
Downtown Tuscumbia 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Includes Live Music and Street Vendors on Main Street
Friday, December 13, 2013
Dickens Christmas Feast
Downtown Tuscumbia at the Roundhouse at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Dickens Fezziwig
Downtown Tuscumbia at the Mayfair at 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 2013
Santa Express
The Depot/Roundhouse, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Includes visit with Santa and a reading of the children’s book “Polar Express”
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Santa Express
The Depot/Roundhouse at 8:00 p.m. following the Christmas Parade, Includes visit with Santa and a reading of the children’s book “Polar Express”
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuscumbia Christmas Parade
Downtown Tuscumbia 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 22, 2013
Veteran’s Day Parade
Downtown Tuscumbia Main Street beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Christmas Open House
Downtown Tuscumbia 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dickens Hat Making Party
Fiddledee D in Downtown Tuscumbia at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Fall Festival
Downtown Tuscumbia 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Includes Live Music and Street Vendors on Main Street
Friday, October 11, 2013
Colbert Heights Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 11
Friday, October 4, 2013
Deshler High School Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 4
Saturday, September 13 and 14, 2013
Oka Kapassa Indian Festival
Activities All Day in Spring Park
Saturday, August 31 – September 2 – Labor Day Weekend, 2013
Nation’s Oldest Labor Festival, in Spring Park
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Includes a parade through downtown Tuscumbia
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tiger Walk
Downtown Tuscumbia 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Includes Live Music and Street Vendors on Main Street
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Handy Festival Street Party
Downtown Tuscumbia 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Includes Live Music and Street Vendors on Main Street
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hot BBQ! Cool Blues!
Downtown Tuscumbia Time TBA
Friday, July 12, 2013
Bench Warming
5:30 p.m. Corner of 5th and Main, Downtown
Wednesday through Sunday, July 10 through July 14
Shoals Fair
Rides, Shows, and Food at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Hwy 72, Tuscumbia
Monday through Friday, July 8 through July 12
Art Camp at Chester’s Drawers
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 108 E. 5th Street, Tuscumbia, 256-383-2004
Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, 2013
Helen Keller Festival
Spring Park, All Day both Days
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tuscumbia Civitan Helen Keller Festival Spaghetti Supper
Deshler High School Cafeteria 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., For Tickets call 256-627-9823
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Helen Keller Festival Street Party
Downtown Tuscumbia 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Includes Live Music and Street Vendors on Main Street
Thursday – Friday, June 6-7, 2013
Antique Hudson Car Convention at Cold Water Inn
Every Friday and Saturday Evening June 8 – July 13
“The Miracle Worker” play at Ivy Green at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
African Heritage Festival at the Willie Green Center
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Includes African American Art and Fashion, Culture, Crafts, Food, Dance Demonstrations, Live Music and More
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Spring Park, one of the largest antique and vintage car shows in Alabama
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Memorial Day Ceremony on the lawn at Colbert County Courthouse
11:00 a.m. ceremony honors all veterans of all wars at the Circle of Valor, sponsored by American Legion Post 31.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Antique Automobile Club of America Convention
Will travel from Huntsville to spend the day in Tuscumbia, touring Ivy Green and dining at Oh! Bryan’s
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Springfest BBQ Cookoff
Downtown Tuscumbia 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Awards at 3:00, Includes Live Music and Street Vendors on Main Street
Friday, April 26, 2013
Taste of Tuscumbia
Downtown Tuscumbia 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Every Saturday Morning in April
Historic Downtown Tuscumbis Walking Tours scheduled at 10:00 a.m.
Guided tours through the downtown National Register Historic District and by nearby homes and churches. Tours last about 1 1/2 hours departing from Cold Water Books and ending at The Palace. Sponsored by the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation and Colbert County Tourism.
Saturday Night, March 23, 2013
Allie Ferris in Concert
At the Mayfair, Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Free Admission-Open to the Public
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Railroad Heritage Day Festival
At the Tuscumbia Depot/Roundhouse 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Grand Opening of the Tuscumbia Railway Roundhouse at the Depot Museum
2:00 p.m. Official Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Civitan District Meeting 8:30 – 1:30 at Tuscumbia Roundhouse
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Grand Opening of the new Tuscumbia City Hall (former post office building)
Ribbon Cutting @ 10:00 a.m., followed by open house, tours, refreshments until 5:00 p.m.