These are your can’t miss Alabama food events for July!


July 4th Celebrations!, Statewide

No matter where you are in Sweet Home Alabama, celebrate the 4th at locations across the state.

Sloss Fest, Birmingham (July 15 – July 16)

Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, AL.

Barbasol PGA Championship, Opelika (July 20-23)

A PGA Tour tournament sponsored by Barbasol, the No. 1 shaving cream brand in the U.S., debuted in 2015 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National. The tournament will return for the third year on July 20 – 23, 2017. The Barbasol Championship has become part of the FedEx Cup competition, awarding 300 points to the winner. Grand National is one of 11 sites along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. It has 36-holes of championship golf, along with an 18-hole par-3 short course.

W.C. Handy Music Festival, Florence (July 21 – July 30)

The W.C. Handy Music Festival is a 10-day celebration inspired by the “Father of the Blues” and the musical heritage of northwest Alabama. Over 200 events occur during the festival ranging from concerts to art exhibits and plays to athletic events. Music can be enjoyed in the local parks, stores, restaurants, churches and on the banks of the Tennessee River. Expect to hear everything from blues, jazz, gospel and soul to that distinctive Muscle Shoals sound. Events take place in the quad cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia, known as The Shoals.



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