Interesting and Unique Festivals To Check Out

Published: February 21, 2024

Shelby County is home to rich culture and unique citizens who enrich our communities. There are so many fun things to do! Check out some of the coolest festivals happening around Shelby County this year and mark your calendar for some guaranteed family fun!

Interesting and Unique Festivals To Check Out

The calendar for this year across Shelby County is absolutely jam-packed with fun events for you and your family to enjoy. Whether it’s art, music, nature, or just a simple county fair, you can count on a good time in Shelby County almost every weekend. Keep reading to find out some of the most unique and exciting festivals happening around Shelby County this year!

Alabaster CityFest

Alabaster CityFest is an annual event that takes place on the first Saturday of June. It’s organized by members of the Alabaster Arts Council and numerous volunteers. This all-day music festival is open to the public and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from Alabaster, Pelham, Helena, the Greater Birmingham Alabama area, and nearby regions in the Southeast.

The festival offers free outdoor concerts featuring well-known music artists from various genres. In addition to the music, there are various family-friendly activities, including vendors selling arts, crafts, food, and services. The event also features the Cruise-In Car Show and KidsFest, providing entertainment for children throughout the day.

Buck Creek Festival – Helena

The Buck Creek Festival is an annual event at Helena Amphitheater Park held on the second weekend of May. The festival takes place right on the banks of Buck Creek, tucked into some scenic Shelby County woods where artists, craftsmen, and performers showcase their talents. Head to the festival to enjoy great food, music, and atmosphere for children and adults of all ages. 

Palooza In The Park – Pelham

Palooza in the Park is a free event hosted by the city of Pelham. In May of each year, artisans from across the region come together for a weekend of fun, food, music, and so much more. Bring the family out to shop local vendors, take a climb on the rock wall, or catch a live concert with your family and build memories that last a lifetime. Palooza in the Park is one of the best festivals Shelby County has to offer, so don’t miss out!

Discover Shelby Wine Festival

The Discover Shelby Wine Festival is a must-visit if you want a fantastic time. You’ll taste amazing wines from Shelby County’s best wineries, enjoy great music, and see beautiful local art. Plus, it’s family-friendly with free art activities for kids. Come join us for an unforgettable day of wine, music, art, and family fun!

Tinglewood Festival

The Tinglewood Festival is an eagerly anticipated annual event that takes place at Orr Park, and the best part? It’s completely free! Held on the Saturday following Labor Day, this festival has become a beloved tradition in the City of Montevallo. Organized by a collaboration of the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, Montevallo Main Street, and the Montevallo Arts Collaborative, the Tinglewood Festival is a signature celebration that brings the community together. It’s a day filled with fun, music, art, and a vibrant atmosphere that showcases the heart and soul of Montevallo. Mark your calendars for this fantastic event that’s open to all and promises a day of joy and camaraderie.

Mt Laurel Fall Festival 

Celebrate the best of fall in the beautiful Town of Mt Laurel in October. The Mt Laurel Fall Festival offers a vibrant street fair, delicious food from local food trucks, and a relaxing day in one of Birmingham’s top neighborhoods. This festival has something for everyone in the family, including shopping at arts and crafts vendors and farmers’ stalls, listening to live music, and enjoying tasty food from local eateries and food trucks. You can also find unique handcrafted items and fresh produce from local artisans and farmers.

Don’t Miss Out This Year!

This year is packed with fun events for you and your family around Shelby County. From BBQ cookoffs to county fairs, there is something for everyone to enjoy this year. Get out and see why Shelby County is revered among Alabamians as a community with a warm heart and a vibrant culture. Get out and Discover Shelby!

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