‘Kickin’ it in the C’: Colony Day 2023 promises a whole weekend of fun

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Danielle Haley, Shannon Twitty, Eric Kyle, Jeff Hall, Dana Hall, Dorothy Hall, Carlee Malcolm, Taylor Kyle and Rachel Fields celebrate Colony Day on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. This year’s celebration is Aug. 11-13, 2023. (Tribune file photo)

COLONY, Ala. – Colony is hosting its famous Colony Day celebration for the third consecutive year. For lovers of spades, soul food, music and dancing, classic cars and fellowship, it’s a weekend-long event you won’t want to miss! 

The weekend is packed with activities sure to entertain every age. Friday evening kicks off the festivities with a chicken and fish fry accompanied by a fierce spades tournament. Saturday brings all-day fun with a ribs cook-off, car show, bingo, cake walks, banana pudding bake-off and an “adults only” party beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday rounds out the weekend of fun by bringing three churches together to host a communitywide service that will be followed by a soul food fellowship dinner. 

Colony Councilwoman Jasmine Cole, who was instrumental in bringing Colony Day back after a long hiatus, shared that despite all the activities her committee has helped her plan, she’s most excited about the opportunities for fellowship and reminiscing Colony Day brings each year. 

“I’m just ready to see people having a great time reuniting with family and friends, the aroma off the grills and hearing the laughter and reminiscing of times back when,” she shared. 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE  

Note: All activities take place at or near the Colony Educational Complex.  

Friday, Aug. 11 

  • 6 p.m.: Chicken and fish fry, spades tournament 

Saturday, Aug. 12 

  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Rib cook-off ($10 registration fee) 
  • Noon: Bingo for seniors 
  • 1 p.m.: Car show registration ($15 registration fee) 
  • 1 p.m.: Cake walk (children only) 
  • 1:30 p.m.: Banana pudding bake-off 
  • 2 p.m.: Cake walk (adults only) 
  • 3 p.m.: Judging of car show 
  • 9 p.m.: Adults only party, 25 and older, with a live DJ 

Sunday, Aug. 13 

  • 11 a.m.: Communitywide church service, with soul food fellowship dinner to follow
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