Christmas on the
Demopolis’ favorite yuletide festivity has grown into one of the Southeast’s premier holiday events. Since its 1972 inception, Christmas on the River has not only captivated the hearts of those in and around West Alabama, it has proven an annual tourist attraction capable of bringing in visitors from other states and regions of the country.
Rooster Day is a full day of fun in downtown Demopolis, AL starting with a 5K run leading into an arts and crafts fair and ending with a rooster auction and dance. This fundraiser was inspired by another fund raising event – the original rooster auction in 1919.
Freedom on the River
The Freedom on the River festival includes fireworks, food, and fun along the banks of the Tombigbee River at the Demopolis City Landing on Commissioners Avenue, which runs parallel to the Tombigbee River. Activities begin with a Children’s Patriotic Parade where children are encouraged to enter all non-motorized types of childhood transportation — like strollers, bikes, wagons or skateboards — to compete for prizes for best decorations, creativity and the patriotic spirit.The Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza begins just after dark.