Make plans now to join us on Friday, August 3rd for the second annual “Celebrate Cullman”. Celebrate Cullman was started after the April 2011 tornado devastation as a way to honor the spirit of our town and the people who make it special. Cullman Parks and Recreation has joined forces with Celebrate Cullman’s sponsor, the Cullman Downtown Merchants Association, to help promote the August 3rd event in conjunction with the McKenzie ASA Classic Archery Tournament. The celebration, which will include events for all ages, will take place in downtown Cullman, Alabama from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.
Many downtown merchants will have extended store hours for this special event. This will provide a great opportunity for you to check out and support local shops and businesses. The Cullman Museum will also have extended hours and will be conducting a candlelight walking tour. Local artisans will be featured at 3rd Street Promenade and a charity antique auction will be held by Finders Keepers. There will be plenty of food, games and entertainment for all ages spread throughout the downtown area.
Events for the kids will include a petting zoo, pony rides and cow train sponsored by 4D Farms next to the Weiss Cottage, the National Guard will have games, inflatables and activities set up all along the 1st Ave block, you’ll see a return of the popular video game truck as well as carnival rides. Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart… there will be plenty of fun activities for all!
Hungry or thirsty… not a problem! Most of the downtown restaurants will be open late to serve hungry customers. Moe’s barbecue will be set up on 1st Ave just down from Berkley Bob’s. You’ll be able to pick up some great tasting BBQ and quench your thirst at the beer tent where you’ll not only find your favorite brew but fresh lemonade, soft drinks and ice cold water. A second beer tent can be found in the Warehouse District next to the entertainment stage and there will be a variety of food vendors scattered throughout the downtown area serving up some of your favorite eats.
There will be plenty of musical entertainment both during and after festival hours. Entertainment stages will be set up outside the Rotunda in the Warehouse District and on 1st Ave across from Berkley Bob’s Coffee House. A few of the bands and entertainers currently scheduled to perform during the festival include a local favorite band Exit 310, Blake Scott Band, Alabama Blues Woman Memphis Annie, and Microwave Dave and The Nukes. Other bands and entertainers are still being added to the schedule. You will also be able to enjoy live musical entertainment set up outside a few of the food establishments in town including Carlton’s Italian Restaurant, Lombardos, as well as a DJ spinning favorite tunes at the Busy Bee!
While the Celebrate Cullman festivities will end at 9:00 pm there are several after hour events planned for those who want to keep the party going! Smith Farms will be sponsoring musical entertainment on the Rotunda stage and you are invited to attend the Ally Party behind Southern Accents! Festivities will begin around 8:00 pm with entertainment by another highly popular local band, The Barflys, cranking up around 8:30. Grab your friends, bring your own cooler and a lawn chair or blanket to throw on the ground and enjoy classic and new rock music from this happening cover band!
Southern Accents is proud to help promote Celebrate Cullman. This is truly a celebration of what makes this town and the people who live here so special! We encourage everyone to come on out and join us for an afternoon and evening of good food, good fun, and great entertainment.