Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, May 1-2

Foley, gulfcoastballoonfestival.com  {In addition to balloon flights, this annual event will showcase performances by the world-famous Disconnected K9s and provide a host of children’s activities. Also enjoy musical performances, arts and crafts, food, and more.}

Cullman Strawberry Festival, May 2

Cullman, facebook.com {This festival features some of the best strawberries and other produce in North Alabama as well as live music, a classic car show, children’s activities, and food vendors. Visitors can also shop in the downtown stores, take a guided tour through town, or go dancing to the live music playing at…

Buck Creek Festival, May 8-9

Helena, buckcreekfestival.com This festival is a free community event held in Helena’s Amphitheatre Park on the banks of Buck Creek. A family-friendly event perfect for people of all ages. Enjoy crafts, children’s activities, food, and live music. All proceeds will be invested into the community.  

Magic City Wine Fest, May 9

Birmingham magiccitywinefest.com The 4th Annual Wine Fest will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Zoo. Visitors will take an imbibing journey across the globe as they explore wine and beer specific to each individual region. Enjoy live music and food from area restaurants. This is a rain or…

Birmingham Rose Show, May 9-10

Birmingham birminghamrose.org The Birmingham Rose Society will present its annual Rose Show on Mother’s Day weekend located in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Festivities will take place all weekend long with the final judging on Saturday morning. There will also be educational seminars open to the public to…

Mother’s Day Garden Concert, May 10

Theodore bellingrath.org The 35th annual Eagle Awareness Program at Lake Guntersville State Park kicks off on Friday, January 24, at 6:45 p.m., with guest speakers, birds-of-prey demonstrations, field trips, and more scheduled through Sunday afternoon. This celebration of the national bird continues each weekend until…