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“We Rocked the World” trolley tours of Shoals music attractions begin April 27

April 16, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau’s “We Rocked the World” marketing campaign is expanding with a series of guided tours beginning Saturday, April 27. The tours, which will be led by noted music historian George Lair, will be aboard Tuscumbia’s new trolley. “These tours are for Shoals residents and music fans from all over […]

Student anglers from throughout Alabama headed to Pickwick Lake

April 14, 2019

SHEFFIELD-A massive fleet of bass boats is headed for Colbert County. Some 500 student anglers from throughout the state are expected  in the Shoals Saturday, April 20  for an Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association fishing tournament on Pickwick Lake. The tournament will launch from Riverfront Park. The weigh-in, which begins at 1 p.m., will […]

Frontier Days at Seven Springs Lodge chock-full of fun for all ages

April 4, 2019

 TUSCUMBIA– Some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country will converge on Seven Springs Lodge in late April for six days of horseback riding, rodeo competitions, chuckwagon racing and fun. Danny Foster, an owner of Seven Springs Lodge and Rattlesnake Saloon, said this year’s Frontier Days, April 23-28, will be jam-packed with fun […]

Baseball great to be honored in Tuscumbia

April 1, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – One of the greatest players to ever swing a bat in Major League Baseball will be honored in his hometown April 5-7. As part of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, Heinie Manush will be remembered with  three-days of activities, including a vintage baseball game featuring members the Cumberland Baseball Club of Nashville, tours of […]

Calendar listings for April Walking tours in Colbert County

March 29, 2019

TUSCUMBIA– How do you know it is spring?  Spring is here when Tuscumbia and Sheffield hold their Historic Walking Tours.   A time to see your town, enjoy a spring day and learn a little history. Saturday, April 6 – “Rock of Ages” Historic Tuscumbia Walking Tour. The free tour begins at 10 a.m., outside Coldwater […]

Celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial with a walk in Sheffield or Tuscumbia

March 15, 2019

 COLBERT COUNTY-The Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau is inviting Shoals residents and visitors to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial with walks through historic downtown Tuscumbia and Sheffield. Alabama’s Bicentennial began in 2017 and culminates this year with celebrations and events across the state.  Alabama became a state on Dec. 14, 1819. A series of free walking […]

Holiday High Tea December 8 in Tuscumbia

November 23, 2018

 TUSCUMBIA-Holiday High Tea, part of the annual It’s a Dickens Christmas, Y’all event in downtown Tuscumbia, will be held at the historic Winston Home on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3-4 pm. The Tuscumbia Education Foundation is sponsoring this year’s Holiday High Tea; all proceeds will benefit local schools. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased […]

December is a busy month in Colbert County

November 14, 2018

COLBERT COUNTY-With a cornucopia of festivals, celebrations, parades and other events, December is a busy month in Colbert County. Susann Hamlin, president and CEO of Colbert County Tourism, said there will be plenty for Colbert residents and visitors to do in December. “With so much going on throughout our county, December is a great time […]

Christmas in the Country, a holiday tradition

November 8, 2018

 LEIGHTON-Kicking off the holiday season atop LaGrange Mountain in Colbert County is a tradition for many north Alabama families. The LaGrange Living Historical Association’s Christmas in the Country celebration is often the first holiday event of the season for Shoals residents. This year’s Christmas in the Country is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Friday, […]

Campers experience the life of Helen Keller at Ivy Green

September 24, 2018

TUSCUMBIA – A recent trip to Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller , will be remembered for years to come by a group of students who got an up-close look at the life of Keller. The students, who came from three states, attended Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience, Sept. 20 -23. Most camp […]

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