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There’s plenty to do in Montgomery in 2015. From local theatre, family-fun festivals, concerts and more, we're not afraid to go above and beyond this year.  Book your trip today!

Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Michel Martin: Going There - 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104

Join NPR and Michel Martin for an event that will feature a dialogue with elders who took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as conversations with a diverse group of young people who will share their vision for the future.

Monday, November 30 to Monday, December 7 2015

Prevail Union Pop Up Coffee Shop

Kress on Dexter Holiday Pop-Up Shop

I Was There: Oral History Interviews with Participants of the 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott

What's Cool this Weekend

MMFA Black Friday Sale
November 27

Funksgiving 2015: Featuring Robert Randolph & the Family Band, McLovins, & BYOG
November 27

Prevail Union Pop Up Coffee Shop
November 27-28

Kress on Dexter Holiday Pop-Up Shop
November 27-28

A Christmas Carol
November 27-29

USTA National Selection Level 2 Tennis Tournament
November 27-30

Sports We’re at the top of our game!

Montgomery is becoming one of the South’s hottest sports tickets. National sporting event planners are taking notice of Montgomery as a fun, energetic destination for a wide variety of sporting events. With our brand new, top-of-the-line sports facilities, team-friendly hotels, fun activities and an active vibe all throughout the city, Montgomery is the perfect city to host your next high-octane sporting event.

The River Region is quickly becoming known as the sports capital of Alabama and supporting this claim is the Multiplex, a brand-new 70,000 square-foot indoor multi-purpose facility on the edge of downtown Montgomery. This new unique facility can accommodate15 volleyball courts, six tennis courts, two soccer fields, 20 wrestling mats, and could host additional sporting events like gymnastics, beach volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, boxing, weightlifting, ultimate Frisbee and dance, along with baton and twirling clinics and sports camps.
Interest and participation in soccer are growing by leaps and bounds in the United States. Adding to the list of top-notch facilities for the sport is Montgomery’s new, state-of-the-art Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex.

PRESS. Have I got a story for you!

In Montgomery, we know a little something about great stories since we’ve been producing headline news since the 1800s! The Montgomery Convention & Visitor Bureau can help media plan and create compelling stories with information about everything hot and newsworthy, fact sheets, press releases and statistics. Plus a comprehensive media library filled with incredible images to support your article. So call us! And you’ll see that we have a history of great angles for future stories.

Request a Press Kit

Cool Story Ideas

FOR RELEASE:  March 16, 2015
Call 334-263-5713 Or 334-328-8917
CONTACT:  Dayna Coker or Jim Inscoe


This year the Alabama Tourism Department has established the Alabama Garden Trail and Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum located between Montgomery and Wetumpka has been honored as a featured attraction.  Other gardens include the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Birmingham Botanical Garden, Aldridge Gardens, Dothan Botanical Gardens, Mobile Botanical Gardens and Bellingrath Gardens.  Tour brokers will be introduced to this promotion with a new brochure to be highlighted at the Travel South Showcase next week in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Spring is finally starting to show its beauty at Jasmine Hill Gardens.  Although they are late in arriving because of the unusually cold winter, the flowering Japanese cherries are starting to show their snowy white blossoms.  Along with many daffodils and tulips mixed in the flower beds featuring pansies and snapdragons, there are colorful shrubs such as forsythia, pearl bush, quince and star magnolias in full bloom to welcome visitors.  Pots of amaryllis and calla lilies brighten areas surrounding statues as heralds of the beauty  expected here in late March.

Many new varieties of flowers are being prepared for planting in the gardens this year.  A cherry tree which blooms in the fall and some spectacular varieties of camellias will be noticed as the seasons progress.  Spring, however, is truly spectacular at Jasmine Hill when the hundreds of azaleas, dogwoods and flowering Japanese cherries reach their peak in late March and early April.  Ben and Mary Fitzpatrick who founded the gardens planned to have something in bloom all year.  This winter’s cold weather made it difficult for the camellias to bloom, but the buds are now developing and their flowers are everywhere along the stone walkways.

Visitors can enjoy the gardens every weekend from 9 to 5 on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 on Sunday. 

For GPS directions enter 3001 Jasmine Hill Road, Wetumpka, AL 36093.

THUMBS UP FOR HANDS ON!…The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, located in Blount Cultural Park, is home to one of only eight kid’s hands-on museum in Alabama.

OUR HISTORIC TRAIN STATION IS THE PERFECT LOCATION … the Visitor Center in historic Union Station and the adjacent national historic landmark train shed are the perfect venues for a memorable convention or meeting or to host a reception of special event. Our professional events staff will be happy to assist you in planning the perfect evening, from a southern barbeque to an elegant evening of jazz on the river.