Annual Events

Carnegie Carnival

Feb 13, 2021

North Alabama’s premier Mardi Gras celebration benefiting the Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

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Racking Horse Spring & World Celebrations

Apr 21, 2021 – Apr 24, 2021

Every spring and fall, Morgan County plays hosts a pair of world-class racking horse events.

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Daikin Japanese Festival

Held annually in May

A community party hosted annually by Daikin American’s in celebration of the company’s Japanese heritage.

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Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic

May 29, 2021 – May 30, 2021

Hot-air balloons fill the air over Memorial Day Weekend, flown by pilots from across the U.S.

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Spirit of America Festival

Jul 04, 2021

Decatur’s annual Fourth of July celebration, featuring live music and fantastic fireworks.

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Riverfest BBQ & Music Festival

Held annually in September

An unbeatable barbeque cook-off, officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Riverfest has been canceled.

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Hartselle Depot Days

Sep 18, 2021

Hartselle Depot Days is a September celebration honoring the town’s railroad heritage.

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Eva Frontier Days

Sep 19, 2021 – Sep 25, 2021

Every year, the last week of September is filled with family-friendly events. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 festival has been canceled

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River Clay Fine Arts Festival

Oct 16, 2021 – Oct 18, 2021

Artists from miles away come together every fall for the River Clay Fine Arts Festival. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 RiverClay Fine Arts Festival has been canceled.

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Historic Decatur Christmas Tour

Held annually in December

In 2020, uncertainty reigns, but the Historic Decatur Christmas Tour will go on. In a nod to COVID-19 health concerns, the 2020 event will feature a virtual tour of homes on Saturday, December 12.

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Festival of the Cranes

Held annually in early January

Decatur’s annual Festival of the Cranes, every January at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

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