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First Fridays Florence

Friday June 2, 2017

Join friends, family or co-workers to experience the wonderfully festive atmosphere of First Fridays in Downtown Florence! On the first Friday of each month
from March through December, Historic Downtown Florence comes alive with art, music, shopping and entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy the sights and sounds around every corner – dine in one of our fine restaurants – shop at our galleries and stores or take a leisurely stroll to enjoy one-of-a-kind arts and the finest live music around!

Hours: 5-8pm
Admission: Free. Parking is available on the streets and in the City of Florence public parking garage (behind Ricatoni’s Restaurant). The event will go on as scheduled, rain or shine.


“The Miracle Worker” Play

June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and July 1, 7, 8  2017

Helen Keller Birthplace, 300 North Commons W. Tuscumbia

Fri. and Sat. evenings (only) at 8 pm.  Performed, in an outdoor theatre, on the grounds of Helen Keller’s Birthplace, this award-winning play recalls the childhood of the deaf-blind child, who became known as “America’s First Lady of Courage”, and her gifted teacher, Anne Sullivan.

Now in its 56th season. Admission is charged.  www.helenkellerbirthplace.comFor more information and tickets: 256-383-4066

Muscle Shoals Street Rod Run

Saturday June 3, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1 Spring Park Road, Spring Park, Tuscumbia

One of the largest antique & vintage car shows in Alabama displays all makes and models of street rods 1972 and older. Registration Contact Larry Lindsey: 256-412-8548 or 256-710-6204. FREE to the public. For more information: 256-383-0783

Frontier Day Celebration

Saturday June 3, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  and Sunday June 4, 2017 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Frontier Day Celebration, Pope’s Tavern Museum, Florence
Step back in time and listen to dulcimer music while watching artisans in costumes creating baskets, brooms, quilts, pottery and much more. Walk through the museum free to complete your journey to the past. FREE. More information: 256-760-6439

African Heritage Festival

Friday June 2, 2017 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday June 3, 2017 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
African Heritage Festival, 609 S. East Street, Willie Green Center, Tuscumbia
Explore African art and fashion, culture, crafts and food, includes drumming and dance demonstrations, live music featuring rhythm, blues groups and gospel choirs, folk storytelling and activities for the children. Vendor or Music Contact: 256-381-1797 or 256-335-2911 or 256-381-9549. FREE For more information: 256-383-0783