8 fun things to do Friday and Saturday


Here are a few events going on around town this weekend.

Friday, Sept. 28

Citizens Spirit Pregame Tailgate Party

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Citizens Bank, 223 Second Ave. SE

-food, fun and football

-Giveaways include two Coleman stadium seats and a Yeti Hopper cooler


Happy Homes Real Estate Community Appreciation Event

6:30-10 p.m.

Cullman Festhalle, 209 First Ave. SW

-Free event with live music by Round 2
-Free hot dogs, chips and drinks. (Adult beverages also available for purchase)
-Kids play area with inflatables, corn hole and other games.
-Door prizes
"Just enjoy the night all on us to show our appreciation to the community we love. Bring your lawn chair if desired."


Saturday, Sept. 29

Sacred Heart School Annual Street Sale

6 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sacred Heart School, 112 Second Ave. SE

Sacred Heart School PTA's annual Street Sale will be in Family Life Center – all items remaining after 2 p.m. will be half-price until 4 p.m. – food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day – all proceeds benefit Sacred Heart School.


Sportsman Lake Park Countywide Yard Sale

7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sportsman Lake Park, 1544 Sportsman Lake Road


The Alabama Exotic Pet Expo

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cullman Civic Center

$5 for adults
$1 for kids 12 and younger


Smith Lake Country Music Festival

Gates open at noon

Smith Lake Park, 403 County Road 386

Tickets for the event, which organizers say is for the whole family to enjoy, are $15. Children five and younger are free. Gates open at noon.

The festival has eight country music acts confirmed including:

-Ally Knight (Good Hope)
-Jesse Priest (Holly Pond)
-Elijah Borders
-Abby Hufnagle

Featured acts include:

-Leah Starlight (“Redneck Housewives of Alabama”)
-Smithfield (Nashville)
-Brandon Elders (“American Idol” alum from Arab)
-Adam Doleac (Nashville)

The first artist will go on stage at 2 p.m. with the final act performing at 10. The entire cast of the television show “Redneck Housewives of Alabama” will be at the event to meet and greet fans.

The festival will have a kids’ zone area with inflatables and a rock-climbing wall. A cornhole tournament will also take place to benefit Cullman nonprofit Saving Forgotten Warriors.


Cullman County Fair Parade

2 p.m.

Hwy. 31, from First Baptist Church to McGriff Tire


35th Annual Cullman County Band Exhibition

Gates open at 5 p.m.

Performances begin at 6 p.m.

Cullman High School’s Oliver Woodard Stadium

$5 for adults and $2 for students K-12


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