Annual Events

Cultural Crossroads

A yearly symposium put on by Landmarks Foundation, the Alabama Department of Archives and History and Auburn University’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, with the support of the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Each program focuses on key factors in the exploration, settlement and early development of Alabama—all the things that contributed to “Becoming Alabama.” Held in February every year.

Alabama Book Festival

Alabama’s premier book festival, held every year in April since 2005. Brings a wonderful lineup of regional authors from every genre, and features author panels, quiz shows, a children’s activity area, theatre, live music, vendors, food, and more. The Book Festival fills up both Living and Working Blocks at Old Alabama Town. Free to the public.

Tavern Fest

Landmarks Foundation’s annual Fall fundraiser, Tavern Fest has become a popular downtown event that many look forward to each year. Featuring craft beer, live music, food, a silent auction, and more.

Daddy Daughter Diamond Princess Ball

A unique fundraiser that lets Dads and their daughters have a special night on the town together. Open to girls aged 6th grade and under, featuring their own “diamond” princess tiaras, delicious kid-approved refreshments, and a dance floor that stays packed all night with little girls dragging out their dads. No moms allowed! Takes place in early December.

Holiday Open House

Our annual Holiday Open House, often the first week of December. We open up the Living Block and Ordeman House, and feature live holiday music, storytelling, costumed villagers, cookies and hot cider, pioneer tree ornaments for kids, and even photos with Father Christmas. Free to the public.