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About Montgomery

Montgomery is full of fine entertainment, exciting nightlife, stirring history, arts, and culture. Here are some of the locals’ favorites. 

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Montgomery hosts dozens of special events annually, including rodeos, concerts, fairs, festivals, sports games, races, and art shows – many at memorable historic venues. Some of our favorite events:

Jubilee City Fest (May)

Dragon Boat Races and Festival (August)

Alabama National Fair (October)

Christmas Parade and Tree-Lighting (December)

Biscuits AA Baseball

Cheer for the Montgomery Biscuits at a baseball game in Riverwalk Stadium!
http://www.biscuitsbaseball.com/

Montgomery Zoo

See over 600 different animal species from five continents all in this 40-acre zoo.
http://www.montgomeryzoo.com/

Cramton Bowl

Catch local college football games and other athletic events here. This football arena downtown is currently undergoing renovations to add more indoor sports areas and state-of-the-art features.
http://alsportscapital.com/

 

ARTS

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

One of the top ten largest Shakespeare festivals in the world, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival offers world-class theatrical productions, from Shakespeare to musicals, year-round.
http://www.asf.net

Alabama Artists Gallery

It’s free to visit this gallery showcasing the work of Alabama artists in a variety of media.
http://www.arts.alabama.gov

Montgomery Ballet

One of just two professional ballet companies in Alabama, the Montgomery Ballet’s repertoire includes classic favorites and exciting new productions. Take advantage of their student discount, too.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Explore one of the region’s most comprehensive collections of American artwork.
http://www.mmfa.org

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

This state-of-the-art facility in downtown Montgomery regularly features Broadway shows, concerts, operas, and dance performances.
http://www.mpaconline.org/

Capri Theatre

The historic Capri Theatre is Montgomery’s independent cinema, offering classic, independent, and foreign films for the movie buff.
http://capritheatre.org/ 

 

HISTORY/CULTURE

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

Tour the Montgomery home of the famous literary couple who defined the Jazz Age.
http://www.fitzgeraldmuseum.net

Alabama State Capitol

See the chamber where Southern leaders voted to start the Civil War by taking a guided or self-guided tour of the Alabama State Capitol building.
http://www.preserveala.org/capitoltour.htm

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

See where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., began preaching his message of justice and brotherhood at this important civil rights landmark.
http://www.dexterkingmemorial.org/

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Experience a re-enactment of the scene that began the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Hank Williams Museum

Hank Williams’ legendary musical career began in Montgomery, where he lived for many years and was finally buried. See his personal belongings, including his baby blue ’52 Cadillac in which he took his final ride, at the Hank Williams Museum downtown. You can also visit the Hank Williams Memorial, his burial place, in the Oakwood Annex cemetery.
http://www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.com/

Old Alabama Town

Experience six blocks of restored authentic 19th and 20th century homes and learn how early Alabamians lived and worked. Catch special events like the Alabama Book Festival in April.
http://www.oldalabamatown.com
 

First White House of the Confederacy

Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, lived in this historic home, built in 1835. Take a free tour to experience this piece of Civil War history.
http://www.firstwhitehouse.org/

 

RECREATION

Riverfront Park

Stroll along the shores of the Alabama River. The unique Riverfront Park hosts many concerts and special events at the outdoor amphitheater.
http://www.funontheriver.net


Harriot II Riverboat

Dine and dance to live music on board the Harriot II riverboat, or just relax as you enjoy a scenic cruise.  The riverboat docks near the Riverwalk Amphitheater downtown.
http://www.funontheriver.net/

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Montgomery is a golfer’s paradise.  Located in the heart of the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, three courses on the trail are located nearby.  Montgomery and surrounding areas are home to several other challenging and scenic public and private courses, most open year-round.
http://www.rtjgolf.com/

W.A. Gayle Planetarium

Historic Oak Park houses the W. A. Gayle Planetarium, where you can see a show or get a tour of the night sky at sunset.

 

SHOPPING/DINING

Montgomery abounds with shopping opportunities, from your favorite national chains to unique local boutiques.

Just down the street from AUM, you’ll find the Shoppes at Eastchase, with stores including American Eagle, Dillards and Target, and many casual and fine dining options, such as Panera Bread and Bonefish Grill.
http://www.theshoppesateastchase.com

At Eastdale Mall, you’ll find great shopping plus an indoor ice rink, movie theater, and more.
http://www.shopmalls.com/eastdale/

Mulberry District

Find a variety of locally owned shops, from art galleries to clothing boutiques, along Mulberry Street in the quaint and historic Old Cloverdale Neighborhood.
http://www.oldcloverdale.org/

Hampstead Institute

Local food fans will want to visit the Hampstead Institute Downtown Farm, with its community planting beds, u-pick orchard, star-gazing hill, and many classes and events.
http://hampsteadinstitute.org/

Montgomery State Farmers Market

Find a huge selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other local fare year round at the State Farmers Market.
http://www.fma.alabama.gov/markets.htm

NIGHTLIFE

Whether you are looking for a place to watch football with friends or relax while listening to live jazz, Montgomery has a lively nightlife scene.

Don’t miss the New Orleans-style Alley Entertainment District downtown, connecting Commerce and Tallapoosa Streets, full of trendy bars, restaurants, and shops. People-watch from the outdoor patio at the Alley Bar and then grab some authentic barbecue next door at Dreamland BBQ. 

Downtown, enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz at La Salle Bleu & Sous la Terre.

In the Old Cloverdale neighborhood, the 1048 Jazz and Blues Club is a favorite spot to relax, with live music every night.

http://www.1048jazzandblues.com 

For the latest in entertainment happenings, check out RSVP Montgomery.

http://www.rsvp-montgomery.com/


Also check out the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce's video, which captures the character of our unique city:

 

Learn more about the area’s many offerings at www.visitingmontgomery.com.