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Upcoming Events in Fort Payne Alabama


February

9 - 10 Bridal Fair - Feb 25-26, Fort Payne
Bridal Fair
256-844-6544. Free admission. Cranberry Corner—Everything for the bride-to-be including photography, floral, and catering vendors. Gifts will be given to all brides. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address: Cranberry Corner , Fort Payne, Alabama
Fee: Free

April

16 Deep Canyon Hike - This is our most challenging and rewarding hike of the year! Join JSU's Kelly Gregg for an unforgettable view of one of Alabama's natural wonders, Little River Canyon. The hike requires sturdy footwear, tough clothing, plenty of drinking water, lunch, snacks, stamina, and endurance. It's an experience of a lifetime! Pre-registration is required. CEUs available for teachers upon request. Not recommended for children under age 12.
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2006
Where: Little River Canyon National Preserve
Time: 9:00 am â€" 4:00 pm
Fee: $20/person; $10/student

Address: Little River Canyon National Preserve , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-782-5697 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

16 Orbix Hot Glass Spring Open House - Apr 1, Fort Payne
Orbix Hot Glass Spring Open House
256-523-3188. Free admission. Orbix Hot Glass Studio—See glass-blowing demonstrations and tour the studio and gallery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address: Orbix Hot Glass Studio , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-523-6589 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

6 Wildflower Saturday at Little River Canyon National Preserve - At the trailhead under the power lines on AL 176, one mile south of AL 35.

Address: Little River Canyon Beaver Pond Trailhead , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-782-5697 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

13 Billingual Spanish-English Hike (¡para los personas hablas Espanol!) - Acompanenos a una caminata en el Parque Estatal de Soto y Canon de Rio Pequeno. Conducido principalmente en espanol, esta no muy dificultosa caminata en senderos bien mantenidos les dara una introduccion a la geologia, arquelogia e historia local junto con plantas natives. Este evento esta conducido por dos natives hispano-hablantes y por quienes estan en el proceso de aprendizaje del idioma espanol.
Fecha: Sabado, Abril 29, 2006
Donde: DeSoto State Park Nature Center
Hora: 9:00 am hasta las 12:00 mediodia
Tarifa: $5 por persona

Join us on a walking tour of DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon. Conducted primarily in Spanish, this moderately strenuous hike on well-maintained trails will give an introduction to local geology, archaeology, history, and native plants. The program is designed for individuals who are fluent and learning Spanish. Wear appropriate shoes and bring a camera, snacks and water. Pre-registration is required.
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006
Where: Meet at DeSoto State Park Nature Center
Time: 9:00 am â€" 12:00 noon
Fee: $5/person

Address: DeSoto State Park , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-782-5697 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

May

20 Wildflower Saturday at DeSoto State Park - Enjoy DeSoto State Park's spring bloom with field botanist Steve Threlkeld. With its abundance of rhododendron and mountain laurel, there are few places lovelier than Lookout Mountain's DeSoto State Park in May.
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2006
Where: DeSoto State Park Nature Center
Time: First hike begins at 8:30 am
(multiple hikes throughout the day)
Fee: No fee or registration

Address: DeSoto State Park Nature Center , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-782-5697 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

9 - 12 Annual U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale - Join us every May, during the weekend following Mother’s Day, for the 502-mile long Antique Alley Yard Sale. Following the scenic US Highway 11 from Meridian, MS to Bristol, VA this huge yard sale event brings people out to enjoy the backroads of Appalachia and to search for rare treasures and great bargains.

Address: U.S. 11 , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 888-805-4740 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.us11antiquealley.com/
Fee: Free

11 Medicinal & Edible Plants Workshop - For centuries, local residents have used hundreds of different species of medicinal plants found in our forests. Come learn about many of them with botanist Francine Hutchinson. This workshop will include demonstrations, short hikes, and instructions on herbal preparations. Participants should bring a lunch and other light-hike needs. Pre-registration is required.
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2006
Where: Meet at DeSoto State Park Nature Center
Time: 9:00 am â€" 3:00 pm
Fee: $20/adult; $10/student

Address: Meet at DeSoto State Park Nature Center , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-782-5697 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

July

4 Native American Pottery Workshop - Prehistoric pottery expert Tammy Beane will instruct on how to make clay pinch pots like those made on Lookout Mountain thousands of years ago. We'll provide the clay as well as bone needles and paddles to make designs on your pots. A handout will be provided detailing the firing techniques discussed in the workshop. Pre-registration is required.
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2006
Where: DeSoto State Park Nature Center
Time: 10:00 am â€" 12:00 noon
Fee: $10/ person

Address: DeSoto State Park Nature Center , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-782-5697 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

28 Fort Payne 4th of July Celebration - Celebrate the 4th of July with hot dogs, American flags, and entertainment by the Rick Dobbs Band. Stay for the dazzling fireworks display.

Address: Fort Payne High School Stadium , Fort Payne, Alabama
Web: www.fortpayne.org/
Fee: Free

12 - 13 Mountain Music Festival - Five city blocks of Fort Payne will be transformed into a festive atmosphere with stages for live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and more. This event is sponsored by the City of Fort Payne and the Big Wills Arts Council.

Address: Downtown Fort Payne , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-638-7653 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

August

1 - 4 World's Longest Yard Sale - Come and travel America's most scenic shopping mall. Over 450 miles of yard sales stretching from Gadsden, Alabama to Covington, Kentucky!

Address: Fort Payne , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 888-805-4740 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.discoverlookoutmountain.com/yardsale.shtml
Fee: Free

3 Summer Music Festival - Amazing local talent will be showcased in this unique summer music festival. A variety of styles will drift through the beautiful Fort Payne Opera House. Built in 1889, it is the oldest Opera House still in use in the entire state of Alabama!

Address: Fort Payne Opera House , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-845-6888 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

October

22 Taste of DeKalb - A sampling of the different culinary taste of the county. Sponsored by the Fort Payne Chamber & Rainsville Chamber of Commerce.

Address: VFW Building & Fairgrounds, Fort Payne , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-845-2741 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

November

19 Guided Archaeology Tour of Cherokee and Dekalb Counties - Come along with JSU archaeologist Dr. Harry Holstein for a guided tour of sites throughout Cherokee and Dekalb counties. Participants will visit the 19th century Cornwall Iron Furnace, a Spanish contact site at Coosa village, a rock shelter in use as early as 3000 B.C., and much more. This will be an unforgettable all-day event. Bring your own food and drinks. Transportation is provided. Pre-registration is required.
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2006
Where: Meet at DeSoto State Park Nature Center
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fee: $10/adult; $5/children 12 & under

Address: Meet at DeSoto State Park Nature Center , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-782-5697 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

27 - 28 Holiday Open House - Enjoy refreshments, drawings, and door prizes while you finish shopping for those left on your Christmas list. Gifts given to the 1st 200 people.

Address: Cranberry Corner , Fort Payne, Alabama
Fee: Free

December

30 Christmas in the Park and Parade - Christmas in the Park is an annual event held in City Park in downtown Fort Payne. This celebration is always popular even when temperatures dip into the teens. You can warm up next to the bonfire, grab a cup of complimentary hot cocoa or coffee and a bag of popcorn or peanuts, enjoy listening to the caroling, or simply enjoy the Christmas lights that shine throughout downtown including the huge tree of lights in the park.

At the conclusion of this celebration everyone settles in to enjoy the Christmas parade. Local businesses and organizations all enjoy participating. The Fort Payne Wildcat Marching Band is always a highlight. And finally, last but not least, you can be sure to spot Santa Claus anchoring the parade.

Address: Fort Payne's Union Park , Fort Payne, Alabama
Web: www.fortpayne.org/
Fee: Free

14 Holiday Music Extravaganza - Wind up the holiday season with this concert full of local talent.

Address: Fort Payne Opera House , Fort Payne, Alabama
Ph: 256-845-6888 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

Attractions and Upcoming Events

DeSoto State Park and Lodge/DeSoto Falls/Little Ri

One of deepest gorges east of Mississippi River. Falls plunge 104

Fort Payne, AL Parks


Big Mill Antique Mall

Located in renovated hosiery mill, built 1888

Fort Payne, AL Malls


Depot Museum

Excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture with its turrets, arched windows and heavy stone facade. Artifacts from many Indian tribes, 1800-1900

Fort Payne, AL Museums

Things to do near Fort Payne, AL

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