Thursday, October 2, 2008

Historic Water Avenue

Selma's Historic Water Avenue is the site every October for Riverfront Market Day. The outdoor arts, craft, music and food festival is Saturday, October 11 and will feature wares that include homemade crafts, art, apparel, baby items, decorations, baked goods and much more. A variety of live music including Dixieland jazz, Oldies, light rock and blues will take to the stages, and a strolling musician will entertain throughout several blocks. There's an antique car show for enthusiasts and pony rides for children.
...And of course, the butterfly sculptures will be on display!

Other events the weekend of Oct. 10-11 are the Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival and the Central Alabama Fair.

The marker above is located at the entrance to Lafayette Park. The St. James Hotel is to your left, and the first block of buildings is to your right. Go straight, and you can see a lovely view of the Alabama River and Pettus Bridge, plus pause on the bench next to the Bridge Tender's House. This location is also the site of the old river bridge, which as demolished in 1940.

2 comments:

Tanya said...

That will be a fun festival. I love Dixieland Jazz, wish I could come! I'll just have to be present through your photos and stories!

Dan said...

Sounds like this is going to be a great time. I will be looking for some pics from this.