Colbert County is Heating Up: May Brings Music, Festivals, and Community Fun

Celtic Festival at Historic Belle Mont Mansion

As the temperatures rise, so does the excitement in Colbert County, where a series of vibrant outdoor events promise to make May a month to remember. Tuscumbia is abuzz with anticipation, and there’s something for everyone, especially those who love music, festivals, and community spirit.

Friday kicks off the Celtic Festival at Historic Belle Mont Mansion. From May 10-11, you’ll be transported to the rolling hills of Scotland and Ireland as the music of Steel City Rovers, Piper Jones Band, Chambless & Muse, Alabama Pipe & Drums, and Joyce & Jim Cauthen fill the air. With arts, crafts, and life skills demonstrations showcasing Celtic culture, and vendors offering authentic merchandise and delicious food, this event promises a feast for all your senses!

On Saturday while you’re out and about, don’t miss the Shoals Cottagecore Festival as part of Second Saturdays Downtown Tuscumbia! Celebrating wholesome living and nature, this festival brings together artisans, small businesses, and a supportive community. With unique vendors, delicious food, and soul-soothing music, it’s an event perfect for families looking to spend quality time together. And the best part? Admission is free!

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate with mom (or your favorite aunt), the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. is just the ticket! Grab some yummy bites while soaking in the beautiful exhibits throughout the museum. Tickets are available online or by calling 256-383-0533.

As May continues to unfold, don’t miss these exciting events:
• May 16-19: “Clue” at Cypress Moon Studios brings the classic murder mystery to life with a hilarious twist. Inspired by the 1985 Paramount movie and Hasbro board game, this farce-meets-mystery will
keep you laughing. Visit for tickets.
• May 17: Artist Talk with Douglas Baulos at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. Join the closing reception and artist talk at 6 p.m. to explore the installation “What the Night Tells the Day.” For
details, call 256-383-0533.
• May 18: The Marines Helping Marines 4 Man Scramble Tournament at Cypress Lakes Golf & Tennis Club benefits veterans while delivering a fun-filled day of competition. Contact Mike at 256-443-6779 for
• May 19: Roots-Rock, Blues, and Americana Afternoon at The Village School will feature the soulful tunes of The Gretchen Emery Band and the lively rhythms of The Dirty Rain Revelers. Suggested donation
is $10 at the door.
• May 19: Heinie Manush Day 2024 at Deshler High School is a tribute to the baseball legend, with a vintage “base ball” game between the Franklin Farriers and the Cumberland Club of Nashville.
• May 25: Get your adrenaline pumping at the Barrel Racing event at the Rattlesnake Saloon. For details, call Ms. Tee Tee at 256-370-7218.
• May 25: Mini Stock Madness at North Alabama Speedway promises high-speed thrills and wide racing action. Call 256-577-9097 for more information.
• May 31 – June 1: The North Alabama African Heritage Festival at the Willie Green Center is a family-friendly celebration of diversity, with drumming, dance, live music, art, and delicious food.

May in Colbert County is packed with opportunities to get outdoors, enjoy music, and connect with the community!