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July 3-4, 2017 Grand Bay Watermelon Festival
Grand Bay, Alabama
A July 4 tradition since 1973, the Grand Bay Watermelon Festival offers tourists and locals an opportunity to sample locally grown watermelon while enjoying local music, arts & crafts, and informative displays from area merchants and service providers. The annual celebration has a long and storied history, having begun during the earliest years of the 20th Century. As the community and surrounding area changed during World War II, the annual celebration was discontinued. It was revived in 1973 by the Grand Bay Junior Chamber of Commerce. Currently, it is sponsored by the Grand Bay Independent Odd Fellows #73, and is held at the Festival Park and baseball park just north of U.S. Highway 90 on the west side of Grand Bay.
July 4, 2017 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 4, 2017 34th Annual Sand Mountain Potato Festival
Celebrate the city's rich heritage and diversity of agricultural products, including potatoes, with live music, arts and crafts, entertainment, games and fireworks.
July 20, 2017 Annual Flavors of the South - Robertsdale, Alabama
Showcasing food & wine from local restaurants and caterers, attendees get to taste a variety of food and drink while listening to music and mingling. The showcase will offer a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing.
July 21-23, 2017 84th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Officially the largest fishing tournament in the world. With more than thirty award categories and a total prize package of up to $1 million, it’s no surprise that fishing hopefuls have descended upon this top-notch three-day event for almost a century. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mobile Jaycees. Various species caught throughout the weekend will be used for scientific testing done by the Food and Drug Administration and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium. Activities, vendors, music and fish weigh-ins begin at 9:00 a.m. and lasts through the evening. This event is free and open to the public.
July 28-29, 2017 Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-Off - Hartselle, Alabama
The “Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-Off” is a KCBS sanctioned event and member of the Alabama Barbeque Association. Professional and Backyard cook teams fill historic downtown Hartselle with the aroma of competition barbecue. In 2011, Governor Robert Bentley proclaimed this event to be an Alabama Championship event which enables the Alabama teams to earn points for the coveted Governors Cup. This is a FUN event with GREAT cook teams gathering together for a weekend of fun, hard work, fellowship and competition – Come see for yourself!!
July 25-26, 2009 The Urban Celebrity Food Festival
The Urban Celebrity Food Festival celebrates the foods of African American Restaurants,Chefs, Caterers AND other restaurant owners.
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