ALABAMA 200 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
SCHEDULE

Friday, December 13th

7:30 PM –
MUSIC OF THE SOUTH WITH BOBBY HORTON
Capri Theatre

The Alabama 200th Birthday Celebration weekend will open with a special benefit concert with renowned

musician and music historian Bobby Horton on Friday, December 13th, at 7:30 PM at Montgomery’s historic Capri Theatre.

Tickets are $12 for general seating and $10 for Capri members. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. The concert proceeds from this event will support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Alabama-Mississippi Chapter. For those interested in making further donations for the Bobby Horton benefit concert please go here.

Saturday, December 14th

10 AM –
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL PARADE
Dexter Avenue

The Saturday celebration begins at 10 AM with a parade of Alabama people, places and history. From Court Square Fountain, a cavalcade of marching bands, city floats, living history on wheels—such as the USS Alabama Battleship Park and US Space and Rocket Center—elected officials, cute kids, beauty queens and special Alabama Notables will travel Dexter Avenue toward the State Capitol.

More than 70 entries from around the state showcase our Alabama communities.

The parade will conclude with the more than 150 member Bicentennial All Star Band performing an original composition:

Something in the Water
By: Anthony Krizan, Cheryl DaVeiga, Jerry Foster and Robert W. Smith

NOON –
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL PARK DEDICATION
Alabama State Capitol steps

Mid-day ceremonies led by Governor Kay Ivey will include the official dedication of Alabama Bicentennial Park. Located at the foot of the Alabama State Capitol on Dexter Avenue, the park will tell the story of Alabama in 16 bronze plaques mounted on Alabama granite bases.

1 PM –
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL FESTIVAL  -  Detailed Schedule
State Capitol Complex, Department of Archives & History, and Downtown Montgomery

The afternoon will offer exhibitions, performances and open houses in the Capitol Complex, up and down Dexter Avenue and throughout downtown Montgomery. The Alabama State Capitol and Alabama Department of Archives and History will host performances and presentations in their buildings and children’s games, traditional arts/crafts demonstrations and historic re-enactors on their grounds. Museums, galleries, restaurants, and stores will host tours, exhibitions, and activities. The Alabama State Council on the Arts Gallery, in partnership with Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center from Camden, will feature exhibits and sales of works by contemporary Alabama artists.

Free family-friendly event
Historical re-enactors, craft/art demonstrations, performers
Games and family activities
Performances, talks, readings, dance
Tours/open houses
Special exhibits
Multiple Performance stages

Alabama Department of Archives & History – Front Terrace Performances:
1:00 pm – Bay City Brass Band
1:15 pm – The Birmingham Sunlights
2:00 pm – Rollin’ In The Hay
3:00 pm – Banditos

Additional Sites:
Alabama State House
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Rosa Parks Museum
Old Alabama Town
Freedom Rides Museum
Alabama Cattlemen’s Association

4 PM –
ALABAMA BICENTENNIAL CONCERT AND FINALE PRESENTATION
State Capitol Steps

Information on the Alabama Bicentennial Finale Concert is coming. Check back often for special announcements about performers and schedule!

Sunday, December 15th

Time TBD –
ENCORE FINALE PRESENTATION
Alabama Attorney General Building