• Anna Eubanks

A Weekend in Tuscumbia: What to expect at this year's Helen Keller Fest

Helen Keller Fest, one of the largest events in The Shoals, is an annual celebration hosted around the birth date of Helen Keller. Created to commemorate her life and remarkable achievements in the face of adversity, this event has grown to be a local favorite because of the opportunity it presents to not only celebrate our incredible heritage, but also support local businesses.

Each year, the community gathers at the weekend-long festival in Helen Keller's hometown of Tuscumbia for live entertainment, special events, and to browse through a marketplace full of products from local artists and vendors.

Check out some of the happening's during next weekend's event, along with some tips on how you can support local businesses.

Special Events

This year's festival is complete with all the signature events of Helen Keller Fest, including a Kickoff Parade, The Miracle Worker, a Car &Truck Show, and more! Take a look at the breakdown of some of the events happening next weekend.

  • HKF Parade Kickoff | Thursday, June 24th

  • HKF Street Party | Thursday, June 24th

  • The Marketplace | Friday, June 25th | Saturday, June 26th | Sunday, June 27th

  • Music in the Park | Friday, June 25th | Saturday, June 26th | Sunday, June 27th

  • The Miracle Worker | Friday, June 25th | Saturday, June 26th

  • Car & Truck Show | Saturday, June 26th

  • Golf Tournament | Saturday, June 26th

  • 5 Mile & 1 Mile Fun Run | Saturday, June 26th

  • Music in the Park | Friday, June 25th | Saturday, June 26th | Sunday, June 27th

Click here to view the full events schedule.

Show Some Love to Local Businesses

While you’re in Tuscumbia, why not take advantage of the weekend and check out some of our Chamber members in the area!

Live Entertainment

The festival will span a four-day weekend- each day featuring entertainment from a variety of artists and performers.

Thursday, June 24th

The Starliners | 6:30 PM

Cadence Baker | 7:30 PM

Tosha Hill | 8:30 PM

Friday, June 25th

CC Jags | 6:00 PM

Moon Tree | 7:00 PM

Kerry Gilbert Band | 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 26th

DRIVE | 7:00 PM

Lindsay Ell | 8:30 PM

With so many fun events and activities lasting all weekend long, the 2021 Helen Keller Fest is one you don’t want to miss!

More event and ticket information can be found here.

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