CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381

A Big Small Town Festival with Free Fun 

Decatur, Ala. – For the past 45 years, the Arley Day Festival, Car Show and Parade has brought colossal fun to the small North Alabama town with a day free, family-friendly activities. Set for May 18, 2019, the one-day event is a celebration of the town of Arley complete with a parade, craft vendors, games, rides, food trucks and more.

Presented by the Arley Women’s Club, the Arley Day Festival begins early. For those arriving hungry, enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Arley Fire Station at 7 a.m. Vendors will be up and running at 8 a.m. and the parade begins making its way down the street at 8:30 a.m. For those who wish to participate in the parade, line-up is at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Arley’s Dollar General on Hwy. 41. Lots of classic cars will join the parade, which leads through town, right to the car show and festival. Expect all day entertainment again this year, and watch for additional carnival rides, including a pirate ship, water slides and a bungee trampoline. New games have been added for all ages, too. 

The event takes place at D. H. Hamner Park located on Helicon Road/Highway 77 in Arley. Festival hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Traditions Bank, Melissa Dodge, ARC Realty of Smith Lake, Honda & Hyundai of Jasper and Son’s of Arley join the Women’s Club as Diamond Partners in support of the event. Proceeds help support Hamner Park improvements, Meek School System, the Arley Public Library and other community-focused projects year-round.

For more information, visit Arley Day 2019 or Arley Women’s Club on Facebook.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at