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Restless Heart to headline at 23rd NUAL Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride July 19-20

July 6, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Riders from several states are getting ready to load up their horses and head to Gardiner Farm in Tuscumbia to help fight childhood cancer. The 23rd annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Festival is Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 at Gardiner Farm, 85 Underwood Road, Tuscumbia. The festival includes trail […]


Fireworks will light the sky and music will fill to air to celebrate Independence Day

June 28, 2019

THE SHOALS-Freedom will ring throughout northwest Alabama in celebration of Independence Day. The largest Independence Day festival in the Shoals, the Spirit of Freedom Celebration at McFarland Park in Florence, is Thursday, July 4. Music will begin at 4 p.m., with headliner Déjà vu taking the stage at 6:45 p.m. The fireworks show will begin […]


Lifelong fan of Helen Keller honored to be festival grand marshal

June 27, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-To say Dr. Kenji Hamada is thrilled to be grand marshal of this year’s Helen Keller Festival, would be an understatement. “I was overwhelmed when they asked me to be grand marshal,” said Hamada, an entrepreneur and retired optometrist from Oregon. “It’s quite an honor to be grand marshal of a festival with such an […]


“We Rocked the World” music tours continue Saturday, July 6

June 21, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-Tickets are available for the next “We Rocked the World” tour of local music attractions on Saturday, July 6. Music historian George Lair will lead the tour for the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau. The journey through Muscle Shoals Music history, aboard the Tuscumbia trolley, includes tours of the Alabama Music Hall of […]


Helen Keller Festival Starts June 27….Schedule Of Events And More…

June 13, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The Helen Keller Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 27 with a parade down Main Street in Tuscumbia that begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Kenji Hamada of Oregon is this year’s grand marshal.  A concert by The Velcro Pygmies will follow the parade at 7 p.m. in Spring Park. “The Miracle Worker” play will be […]


“We Rocked the World” music tours continue Saturday, June 15

June 9, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY-Tickets are available for the next “We Rocked the World” tour of local music attractions on Saturday, June 15. Music historian George Lair will lead the tour for the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau. The journey through Muscle Shoals Music history, aboard the Tuscumbia trolley, includes tours of the Alabama Music Hall of […]


Helen Keller Festival Set For June 27-30

June 6, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Fletch Brown, entertainment coordinator for the Helen Keller Festival doesn’t mince words when it comes to describing this year’s music lineup. “The year this entertainment  … It’s pretty rocking,” Brown said during a news conference promoting this year’s festival, June 27-30 in Tuscumbia. A star-studded lineup of entertainers, including country music legend Tanya Tucker, are […]


The 58th season of “The Miracle Worker” play at Ivy Green begins June 7

June 5, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The 58th season of The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller, begins this Friday, June 7. The play will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights though July 13. The play depicts the life of Keller, from the discovery of her deafness and blindness, caused by a fever when she […]


The 58th season of “The Miracle Worker” play at Ivy Green begins June 7

May 24, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Helen Keller fans from around the world will soon be making their way to Tuscumbia to watch William Gibson’s epic drama that chronicles her early life performed on the grounds of the home where she grew up. The 58th season of The Miracle Worker play at Ivy Green, the Home of Helen Keller, begins Friday, […]


A 15.8 percent increase…Travelers spent $62 million in Colbert County last year

May 24, 2019

COLBERT COUNTY–Tourism pumped $62 million into Colbert County’s economy in 2018 through the money travelers spent for hotels, food, shopping and  transportation, according to a report released Monday  by the Alabama Tourism Department. The report, which was compiled for the state agency by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi, found that spending by travelers in Colbert […]


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