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Can’t Miss Alabama: Spring into action at the Taste of Soul Family Festival

| March 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

By: Shirley Jackson

Huntsville’s Taste of Soul Family Festival
Kick off spring with food trucks, vendors, live music and DJ entertainment. The Taste of Soul Family Festival will be at the Orion Amphitheater Saturday, March 25 from noon to 8 p.m. celebrating the heart and soul of Huntsville through music, food and fun. Local eateries, food trucks and food entrepreneurs will be the focus of the event. In honor and celebration of Women’s History Month, proceeds from the festival will support the 1st Lady Empowerment Foundation. The organization, which is dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of young women in the Tennessee Valley, recently founded and opened a group home, We Care Alabama, that supports those with intellectual disabilities. Tickets are $25.

Oak Mountain State Fair
The Oak Mountain State Fair returns to Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham for 13 nights of fun March 24-26, March 29-April 2 and April 5-9. Carnival rides include Big Kahuna, Flying Circus, High Roller and Matterhorn, or take the kids for a visit in kiddie land for rides like the Baja Buggy, Dino Train and Oscar’s Goldfish. There will be plenty of games to choose from that require skill and patience. Some games will let children win every time. The food court has a wide variety of selections, including funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried Twinkies, Polish sausage, chicken wings and corn dogs. Learn more at

Renew Our Rivers
Take part in the Renew Our Rivers (ROR) cleanups at Mulga Loop (Jefferson County) March 25 and Logan Martin (Coosa River) March 25-April 1. For information about the Jefferson County cleanup, email or call 205-325-8741. For information about the Coosa River cleanup, contact Bud Kitchin at 256-239-0242. Cleanup supplies will be provided. ROR is a national-award-winning campaign originated by Alabama Power in 2000 that has grown into community cleanups on rivers, lakes and creeks across four Southeastern states. Since its start, thousands of volunteers have removed more than 16 million pounds of trash and debris from waterways. Dates are subject to change. For the complete ROR schedule, visit

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