April 30 – May 1 28th Annual Wildflower Saturday 2021Wildflower Saturday is an annual event held in DeSoto State Park atop Lookout Mountain in Fort Payne, Alabama, always the first Saturday of May Springtime at DeSoto State Park is truly beautiful, with wildflowers & trees blooming around every corner. Join DeSoto State Park staff & guest speakers for a wonderful weekend of learning about the many species of blooming plants found on Lookout Mountain. Choose to stay the whole weekend, or just come for the day to enjoy the hikes and programs. Weekend starts off with a welcome social and guest speaker program on Friday night, a day full of hikes to choose from and a guest speaker on Saturday night. *Speakers to be announced* Schedule at a glance:
Friday, April 30th~ 6:00-7:15-Welcome Social & presentation
Saturday, May 1st~7:00 am-DeSoto’s Mountain Inn Restaurant begins serving breakfast buffet
9:00 am-Hikes start at DeSoto’s Country Store (3 hikes heading out)
11:30 am-DeSoto’s Mountain Inn Restaurant begins serving lunch
1:00 pm-Hikes start at DeSoto’s Country Store (3 hikes heading out)
3:00 pm-Hikes start at DeSoto’s Country Store (3 hikes heading out)
5:00 pm-DeSoto’s Mountain Inn Restaurant begins serving dinner 7:15 pm-Presentation
Free & Open to everyone. No pre-registration required. We do ask that groups over 10 please RSVP to help us make everyone’s wildflower experience better! Saturday Hikes: DeSoto’s trails can vary from fairly flat terrain to slightly steep inclines & rocky ground. Each hike is marked for its difficulty level. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear & bring along water & snacks along on the hikes. Throughout the course of the day you will be able to choose from 3 separate hikes during the day, each hike with different leaders.
May 13 – 16 US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale – Thursday thru Sunday following Mother’s Day – Follow the scenic U.S. Highway 11 from Meridian, MS to Bristol, VA for more than 500-miles of yard sales! Explore charming historic communities and downtown districts like the 1889 boom town district of Fort Payne, Alabama. 888-805-4740 & 877-871-1386 www.visitlookoutmountain.com
May 15 – 16 Mentone Rhododendron Festival – 3rd Weekend – An impressive array of Arts & Crafts vendors are featured at the Rhododendron Festival in Mentone. From baskets to bird houses . . . candles to chairs . . . hula hoops to home and so much more, there’s something that will appeal to everybody! Visit our web site www.mapamentone.com for the most up-to-date list of vendors and booth locations. firstname.lastname@example.org
August 5 – 8 World’s Longest Yard Sale – 1st Thursday thru Sunday – Travel the scenic byways of America for more than 450-miles of yard sales and unique treasure finds. Follow the Lookout Mountain Parkway from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, TN for the southern portion of the sale. Connect with the U.S. Highway 127 in Chattanooga for the remainder of the route to Hudson, MI. 888-805-4740
September 18 Boom Days Heritage Celebration – 3rd Saturday – This annual art and musical event displays citizens of Fort Payne taking a second look at their past and the heritage passed down to them through the arts and crafts of our area. Many events will take place the week prior to the celebration. The Boom Days Heritage Celebration will feature many of these facets in the presentation of musical performances as well as art displays in City Park. 256-845-1524
October 16 – 17 Mentone Colorfest – 3rd Weekend – Come and enjoy the Fall season at the annual Mentone Colorfest. This event is filled with arts, crafts, great food, live entertainment and much more. It is held at the scenic Mentone Brow Park and downtown Mentone on Saturday and Sunday.
October 29 – 30 Spookapalooza at DeSoto State Park Trick or treating, games, live animals, storytelling, and more are in store during this popular annual event. Grab your favorite costume, bring the family, and come stay with us! All events are free to the public & great for all ages! More details to come. DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama Call 256-997-5025 or see www.alapark.com/DSP-Spookapalooza for complete details.
November 13 – 14 Creative Spirit Market