Events and Festivals

The Whole Backstage Theater in Guntersville, ALThe Whole BackStage Theater

[Year Round]
Over the past 30 years The Whole Backstage Community Theatre has produced a wide range of quality shows. The WBS is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. It is the only community theatre in Marshall County Alabama and exists solely through the generous support of its patrons.

The WBS is also an organization that gives the youth of the community an opportunity to participate in its annual summer musical. The summer musical is an intensive theatre experience that covers every facet of theater production. Many of our young people have gone on to be accomplished actors, directors, teachers and technicians in a variety of areas.
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Eagle Awareness Weekend

[Jan -Feb]
Guntersville State Park-Hear the call of the wild. Enjoy fireside chats, guided interpretive programs at various Bald Eagle nesting sites, and guest speakers. Each program followed by meals in park's dining room. All activities take place at the park on Fri., Sat. & Sun. Admission is free
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Annual Lake Guntersville Wild Irish Run

Annual Lake Guntersville Wild Irish Run.  Guntersville Recreation Department--A annual 10k race and 2 mile fun run. The race setting is along beautiful Lake Guntersville and through the historic Guntersville downtown area.

UCAN Annual Festival & Pow Wow

United Cherokee Ani-Yum-Wiya Nation Festival and Pow Wow. Exhibition Dancing, Singing, various demonstrations of crafts. Story Tellers, Flute Playing, Archery, Flint-knapping at the National Guard Armory
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Art On The Lake

Hosted by the 21st Century Club of Guntersville, the 2 day event  is normally held at the Guntersville Recreational Center, just off Highway 69, by the lake on Sunset Drive. Along with exhibits, juried competitions and art in all styles for sale. The event offers craft sales, games and concessions.
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FREE Summer Concerts

[Late May-June-Mid July]
Each week during the summer the Mountain Valley Arts Council stages a free concert by the lake.

Will Rogers Heritage Festival

The Festival celebrates Will Rogers, great-grandson of Guntersville founder John Gunter and his wife, Ghenoheli, daughter of a Cherokee Chief.  An exhibit of Roger's personal items will be on loan to the Guntersville Museum from the Will Rogers Foundation in Oklahoma. Kids activities, a Pow-Wow, Western Parade, concessions and entertainment celebrating one of America;s greatest social commentators.
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Celebrate Guntersville - An All-American 4th of July

Celebrate the Year of Alabama Small Towns with an All-American 4th of July event which includes a stunning over-the-lake fireworks display.

Mountain Lakes Triathlon in Guntersville AlabamaMountain Lakes Triathlon

Guntersville Mountain Lakes Triathlon 205-908-5970. Fee for participants only. Guntersville Recreation Center--Don't miss our fastest sprint triathlon! This race has become the favorite for participants from Beginners to the Elite due to the flat, fast course, great post-race pool side party, and of course the infamous tie-dye shirts and beach towels.
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Annual St. William Seafood Festival

Civitan Park - Feast on St. William's famous seafood which includes Creole-style gumbo, Cajun boiled shrimp and fresh crawfish. Hushpuppies and slaw are offered a la care. Also 1/2 BBQ chicken dinner or a boneless catfish dinner available.
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Melodies and Musings Festival

Artists, writers and musicians will hold workshops in Appalachian music, beginner dulcimer, guitar, art and writing.  This will be a Litter Free Event. For More Information:

Gunter's Grunt and Grind Adventure Racing

Gunter's Grunt and Grind race event in Guntersville AlabamaGunter's Grunt and Grind is a one day 4-6 hour race to be held at Lake Guntersville State Park consisting of trail running, mountain biking and flat water paddling. Adventure Racing is not a new sport, but is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing outdoor sports. Please click on the link to obtain more information.
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Guntersville Christmas Parade

The Christmas Parade is normally held around mid month. For the exact date and time, call (256) 582-3612.
Admission is Free.
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"Stars on the Water" Boat Parade

Best viewed from Lurleen B. Wallace Drive.
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