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Celebrate. All Year Long!

There is always something fun going on in the Shoals. Whether you are interested in history, music, film, or art, the Shoals has a festival or celebration for every interest and every season. Read More »

Music

The Shoals area is no stranger to the music scene. From the area’s number one recordings in the 60s to the hits being made now, new artists are emerging from the area and hit music continues to be a huge draw to our area. If you want to really experience the Shoals, you need to experience our music. Read More »

Nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful evening dining and having cocktails with friends and family, or are ready to take the party up a notch, The Shoals has a place for everyone. Test your billiard savvy at Smokehouse Billiards in downtown Florence. Read More »

For the Kids (and Adults Too)

There are plenty of things to do as a family in the Shoals. This area prides itself on being one of the best places to bring a family. Not only are there plenty of parks in our area, we also have a wealth of museums that are educational and kid-friendly. Read More »

Tours

Whether you’re a foodie, history buff, music lover, or just enjoy sightseeing—the Shoals offers a variety of ways to experience our local culture. Read More »

Sports

With plenty of lakes, golf courses, and outdoor areas—the Shoals has plenty of activities to keep sports and outdoors enthusiasts entertained. So enjoy a championship game or take a swing at one of our area’s award-winning golf courses. Read More »

Cultural Arts

The Shoals area has four amazing theatres and two unique art museums, and a variety of arts organizations. Whether you’re interested in seeing a play, listening to music, or strolling through an art exhibit at one of the area's museums—you will have plenty of options in the Shoals. Read More »

Other Attractions and Activities

From a variety of architectural treasures to historical museums and exhibits—the Shoals has activities and attractions that are as varied as the four cities that make up the area. Read More »

10 Fun (and Free) Things to Do in the Shoals

The Shoals is one of the most affordable cities to visit in Alabama, but for budget conscious travelers the area offers many activities that won’t cost a penny. If you want to see the Shoals and still have some cash in your pockets, here are ten free things that will give you a feel for our beautiful area. Read More »