18 Big Events in Montgomery for 2018

Style Magazine Newswire | 1/10/2018, 12:56 p.m.
– With more exciting events planned for 2018 than ever before, Montgomery lives up to its reputation as Capital Cool. ...

MONTGOMERY, Al., January 9, 2017 – With more exciting events planned for 2018 than ever before, Montgomery lives up to its reputation as Capital Cool. Known for its Southern hospitality and its revitalized downtown, this riverfront capital city was the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and has established itself as a landmark Deep South destination. Montgomery is adding to its events lineup this year, which features concerts, festivals and a wide array of cultural activities. 2018 will mark the grand opening of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial to Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum, two new national institutions designed to deepen and amplify the national conversation about racial justice. Popular events like the River Jam Music Festival and the Riverwalk Wine Festival will also be returning in 2018 and are sure to please visitors and locals alike.

“With the opening of the EJI memorial and museum, we are expecting a very busy year with the spotlight on Montgomery showcasing our destination to many for the first time,” shares Vice President of Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Dawn Hathcock. “Our destination is thrilled that 2018 will offer such an exciting events calendar with some fun new events joined by many beloved annual favorites from music festivals to culinary celebrations from January to December.”

Kicking off the year with the 65th anniversary of the death of Hank Williams, a unique local tradition, and concluding next December with some exciting gridiron action at the 2018 Camelia Bowl, Montgomery offers a jam-packed calendar of events for 2018 to be sure to please the interest of every visitor. Please see below for an overview of the best 18 events being held in Montgomery in 2018:

2018 events held in Montgomery:

Anniversary of Hank Williams’ Death, January 1, 2018

The native of Montgomery was the first country music superstar and one of the most important songwriters of the 20th century. Each year, his grave hosts a ceremony to commemorate his fascinating life on the anniversary of his death. This year will mark the 65th anniversary of the musician’s passing. For more information, go to http://visitingmontgomery.com/calendar/event/64th-memorial-anniversary-of-hank-williams-death

Montgomery Half Marathon & 5K, March 10, 2018

This annual race takes runners through some of Montgomery’s most beautiful neighborhoods and past many of the city’s most famous landmarks. Featuring live entertainment for both racers and supporters, the Montgomery Half Marathon is one of the top road races in the South. For more information, go to http://themontgomeryhalf.com/

Alabama Book Festival, April 21, 2018

Since 2006 this event has welcomed book lovers to Alabama’s premier literary event. Thousands of people gather for author readings, book signings, writing workshops and more. For more information, go to http://alabamabookfestival.org/

24th Annual Fitzgerald Gala, April 22, 2018

This annual fundraiser for the Fitzgerald Museum is the social event of the year. Guests arrive decked out in 1920s and 1930s attire to celebrate Montgomery’s favorite literary couple. The event includes live period music, antique cars, and a jaw-dropping Silent Auction. For more information, go to http://www.thefitzgeraldmuseum.org/events.html