See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
Ø Register for the Grist-Brown Memorial YMCA Summer Camp at 1 YMCA Drive, Selma, AL happening June 3-August 2. Cost $85 per week for members and $95 per week for non-members. For more information call 334-375-8301
Farmers Market Season
The Dallas County Farmers’ Market will officially be opened for its 2019 season beginning on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The market will be opened on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s beginning June 1 – November 15, 2019, from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. or until the last vendor sells out. The market is located at Bloch Park on Dallas Avenue in Selma. For more information or if you have questions, please contact the market manager at 334-518-0346.
The Empower Music Festival will be known as "the destination with a purpose", it will be an annual music festival that will be hosted in the Blackbelt to commemorate the spirit of love, happiness, music, health, and creation of wealth. It will feature street artists, food vending, a battle of the bands simultaneously performing on the main stage as well as three venues that will focus on health and wellness, entrepreneurship and investing, and living history forums.
The Empower Music Festival’s mission is to present a world-class celebration of the arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic and social vitality of the Blackbelt region. Furthermore, the festival will represent the core values of excellence, diversity, and relevance.
Michael Johnson 93-90 Foundation
Old School Concert
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Orrville Community Center
Begins at 7:00 pm
Fireworks begin at dark
The program begins at 7:00 pm and Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm
Valley Grande City Park
1st Saturday Selma happens the first Saturday of each month from 10 AM - 2 PM in beautiful downtown Selma, Alabama! Join art galleries, food trucks, shops, restaurants, and music venues all day Saturday, and some will be open the night before! Check out the Facebook page for updates and specials: https://www.facebook.com/1stSaturdaySelma/ (334) 375-3838
The 11th Annual City of Selma Youth Conference is scheduled for July 24-27. This year’s theme is “Imagine That.” Workshops cover individual and team leadership classes and education topics ranging from “Free To be Me” to “ACT & College Preparation” to how to survive in the woods—everything in between.
This year, we’re giving all the great anglers in the Black Belt plenty of time to have a shot at winning a great prize in our Best Black Belt Fish Photo Contest. The deadline is not until Sept. 11, but you’ll want to enter as soon as you can to give your friends and family time to vote for you. Visit alabamablackbeltadventures.org/bestblackbeltfishcontest to upload your photo or to vote for your favorite entry. You can vote once per day, per entry, per email address. The winner will receive a half-day guided fishing trip at Lake Eufaula led by expert fisherman Tony Adams and a night at beautiful Lakepoint State Park. The prize package is worth $430.
The contest is open to any type fish taken in Alabama’s Black Belt. Best Black Belt Fish Photo Contest winners from 2017 and 2018 are not eligible. The Black Belt includes the following counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.