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Florence May Days are packed with Fun!

There’s something fun happening in Florence almost every day in May! Check the calendar to see the schedule, or contact us to add your event

Sordid Lives

Shoals Community Theatre Presents “Sordid Lives”

Sissy is trying to give up cigarettes. Brother Boy, who thinks he’s Tammy Wynette, is at odds with his therapist who wants to “dehomosexualize” him. Latrelle and LaVonda can’t stop bickering over funeral arrangements, and Noleta is holding her husband at gunpoint! All these folks and more have gathered for Grandma Peggy’s funeral—she died in a seedy motel when she tripped over her married lover’s wooden legs. More suited for adult audiences, this black comedy was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles, so expect plenty of laughs.


UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival

It is time to get out your calendars and make plans to join us for one of our favorite events of the year! Our 6th annual UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival will take place on May 20 and 21, 2016. This UNA event has become a tradition filled with laughter and one-of-a-kind memories. We are excited to be hosting a variety of professional storytellers as well as musicians that are sure to captivate you. Come embark on a journey to different times and places through the vivid stories of our very talented friends. Join us on our front porch as we relax and reminisce the good old days and the simple enjoyment of a great story!

Arts Alive

Arts Alive Festival

The 30th annual Arts Alive juried fine arts and crafts festival is May 21 and 22 in downtown Florence, Alabama. The festival takes place in Wilson Park and at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts and features quality national, regional and local artists and crafters. Admission is free so bring the family and stroll through the park as you meet artists, find one-of-a-kind treasures to add to your collection, and enjoy good food. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

The festival showcases artists specializing in painting, stained glass, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, fiber art, woodwork, photography, and much more. Arts Alive T-shirts and posters will be available for purchase in the park and online (coming soon). The Arts Alive juried gallery exhibition is in Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts right across the street from Wilson Park and is open the same hours as the festival.