Cullman County parks summer events

Smith Lake Park is one of Cullman County’s most popular summertime attractions. (Smith Lake Park/Facebook)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Parks and Recreation and the Cullman County Commission have many fun events planned for the public this summer. Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport and Cullman County Commission Chairman Jeff Clemons shared some details.

The Smith Lake Park Memorial Day Festival will take place Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The festival is free. Camping will be allowed, but normal rates will still apply ( Avenue G will be performing. Davenport said the popular golf cart parade will return this year. Anyone can enter and decorate their golf cart for the parade and a trophy will be given to the winner.

The Smith Lake Park Fourth of July Festival will be held Tuesday, July 4, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. According to Davenport there will be four bands who will be playing throughout the festival. Entertainment will  begin at 9 and go all day. The annual fireworks show will cap off the night.

Stony Lonesome OHV Park will host multiple night rides this summer. Dates are May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, Aug. 19, Sept. 2, Sept. 16and Sept. 30. The park will be open from 7:30 a.m.-midnight on these days. On July 29, the park will be open for 24 hours and will also be hosting its Barbie Jeep ride. For more information visit

The Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center will host various events this summer as well. The Kiko Goat Association Show will take place June 22-24. There will also be several barrel racing events throughout the summer. On July 8 and 22, it will host XMC motocross events. For the full schedule of the summertime events visit

Both Davenport and Clemons said they are happy with how much Cullman County has grown over recent years and said they are excited about all the annual and new events taking place. Clemons said he is looking to improve the parks and is in talks with Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman to secure funding.

“Cullman County is blessed with a lot of gold mines,” said Clemons. “We need to make sure that we get what people want in these parks.”

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