events

  • Every 2nd Friday June – September
  • 2nd Fridays
  • Downtown Cullman
  • Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event, which features evenings of downtown fun that centers on extended retail hours, restaurant specials, and entertainment for locals and visitors.
  • 256-734-0454
  • Facebook.com/2ndFridaysCullman
  • April
  • Bloomin’ Festival
  • St. Bernard Prep School,
    1600 St. Bernard Dr. SE, Cullman, AL 35055
  • Bloomin’ Festival is a two day juried arts festival attracting thousands of visitors to the beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School. Located adjacent to the school is the world famous Ave Maria Grotto. The picturesque landscape of stone cut buildings on the grounds of Alabama’s only Abbey provides a backdrop for the out-of-doors show. More than 140 booths are filled with artists demonstrating and exhibiting their work. The festival is the largest fundraiser annually for the operation and maintenance of the school.
  • 256-739-6682 Ext. 7133 or 800-722-0999
  • Bloomin Festival
    Facebook.com/BloominFestival
  • May
  • Cullman StrawberryFest
  • 209 1st Ave. NE, Cullman, AL 35055
  • Cullman StrawberryFest is a two-day festival on the first Saturday of May to celebrate our strawberry harvest and opening day of our farmers market. Food, music, a classic car show, arts & crafts and a children’s fun area are just a few fun family activities that anyone can participate in.
  • 256-734-9157
  • www.Facebook.com/CullmanStrawberryFest
  • Dinner on First
  • 209 1st Ave. NE, Cullman, AL 35055
  • Dinner on First offers an opportunity for the Cullman community to come together as one to benefit something meaningful, and it provides a splendid moment in time in which residents can connect with their friends and neighbors, as well as the Cullman Parks, Recreation, & Sports Tourism Foundation Board members who have gone to extraordinary lengths to make the gathering a night to remember. The event features complementary table wine as well as a full cash bar.
  • 256-734-9157
  • www.Facebook.com/CullmanStrawberryFest
  • June
  • July
  • Fourth of July Fireworks
  • 416 County Road 385, Cullman, AL 35055
  • Smith Lake Park hosts a number of special events and festivals throughout the year, including a spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks show. The park also features tent and RV camping, a swimming pool, boat launch, miniature golf and more.
  • 256-739-2916
  • http://www.CullmanCountyParks.com/SmithLake.html
  • August
  • Rock the South
  • 209 1st Ave. NE, Cullman, AL 35055
  • An annual concert featuring some of the biggest names in country music and is hosted by Sara Evans.
  • 256-737-7565
  • www.RockTheSouth.com
    www.Facebook.com/RocktheSouth
  • Eva Bank Midnight Run 5K
  • St. Bernard Prep School,
    1600 St. Bernard Dr. SE, Cullman, AL 35055
  • On the second Friday in August, this is a unique 5K event on a certified course. Prizes go to first place male and female runners.
  • 256-734-9157 or 256-739-6682
  • http://CullmanRecreation.org/EvaBank-Midnight-Run-5k/
  • September
  • Sweet Tater Festival
  • 416 Co. Rd. 385, Cullman, AL 35057
  • Held on Labor Day weekend every year, this festival features a myriad of arts & crafts, along with seasonal sweet potatoes, music, a car show, and lots of food and family fun.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/2057688951138933/