Tourism Promotes 1,650 Events for 2010
Ala. — More than 1,650 events including a major Star Wars exhibit at
the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the first Indy Racing League
competition in Alabama are featured in the 2010 calendar of events
published by the Alabama Tourism Department.
Several major anniversary celebrations are
scheduled for the year
including the 50th anniversary of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” in
Monroeville and the centennial of Birmingham’s Rickwood Field.
The 96-page calendar has a city-by-city
index of events and features
a top ten list for each month. “We’ve made planning a trip to
easier than ever,” said tourism director Lee Sentell.
The calendar also serves to kick-off the
tourism agency’s campaign
of the “The Year of Small Towns & Downtowns.” More than 200
communities across the state are participating in “Small Towns &
Downtowns” by holding local homecomings. These events, known
collectively as the Great Alabama Homecoming, are highlighted in the
The cover features Bellingrath Gardens and
Trowbridge’s, a 1917 ice cream parlor in Florence.
Travelers can pick up copies of the
publication at each of the eight
Alabama Welcome Centers, by calling 1.800.ALABAMA or by going online at