Spring is in the Air
Bridge Crossing Jubilee, March 3-6
Selma. Commemorating the 51st Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the Selma to Montgomery March & the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Conferences, parade & festival. 334-526-2626. selma50.com
41st Annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage, March 18-19
Selma. Experience hands-on history through guided tours of antebellum homes, museums and more. Call for tickets.
Wilcox Chamber Turkey Tournament, March 19
Camden. 3rd annual Turkey Tournament, Lake Dannelly Miller’s Ferry Marina. Cash prizes for the top scored turkeys. 334-682-4929. wilcoxareachamber.com
York Homecoming, April 2
York. Celebrate York’s 135th anniversary at the City’s historic railroad district. Gather at the Hightower Community Center and enjoy a day of live entertainment, food, unique vendors, & railroad history of the community. facebook.com/YorkAlabama
CCARC’s Annual Spring Jubilee, April 9
Jackson. Eentertainment for the whole family, including Alabama BBQ Trail Backyard Cook-off, Bubble Run 5K & tons of games! 8 a.m. -2 p.m. 251-769-2177. thearcofclarke.com
Sucarnochee Folklife Festival, April 16
Livingston. 12th Anniversary featuring the unique ways of Alabama’s Black Belt at Sumter County Courthouse Square. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Music, food, storytelling & art. 205-652-3828. centerforblackbelt.org
Castleberry Strawberry Festival, April 16
Castleberry. 30th annual Castleberry Strawberry Festival,downtown Castleberry from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Food, crafts, entertainment and fresh strawberries. 251-966-2422.
Battle of Selma Re-enactment, April 21-24
Selma. See the flags waving, bands playing, horses prancing and cannons dueling along the Alabama River for the 151st Battle of Selma Re-enactment. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $7. 334-872-0901. battleofselma.com
Pepper Jelly Festival, April 30
Thomaston. 9th Annual Pepper Jelly Festival 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. held on the grounds of the Alabama Rural Heritage Center. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment and much more. 334-627-3388. ruralheritagecenter.com
Wilcox Area Chamber BBQ Cook-off, April 29-30
Camden. 6th Annual BBQ Cook-off and Concert at Camden Courthouse Square. 5 p.m. on the 29th. 1 p.m. on the 30th. 334-682-4929. wilcoxareachamber.com
Hog Wild for Art Festival, April 30
Camden. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring kid’s art activities and demonstrations by artists and craftsmen from across Alabama’s Black Belt. 334-682-9878. blackbelttreasures.com
Choctaw County Heritage Festival, May 6
Gilbertown. Arts, crafts, vendors, gospel singing and a concert at the Gilbertown Sportsplex. 251-843-2766. facebook.com/choctawchamber
23rd Annual Cotton Patch Festival, May 14
Uriah. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment, a petting zoo, & lots of children’s activities! 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 251-294-2253.
In the Pines Music Festival, May 14
Chatom. Live music. $15. Don’t forget your lawn chair!