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Arley’s Big Event Set for May 18

Decatur, Ala. (March 4, 2024) – For the past 50 years, the Arley Day Festival has sparked excitement in one small North Alabama town with a day filled with free, family-friendly activities. Set for May 18, 2024, the one-day event is a celebration of the town of Arley complete with a parade, car show, arts and crafts vendors, games and more.

Presented by the Arley Women’s Club, Inc, the 51st annual Arley Day Festival begins at 8 a.m. with a fun parade through town starting at Dollar General on Highway 41, passing D. H. Hamner Memorial Park and ending at Meek Baptist Church. Activities lined up for the day include arts and crafts vendors, car show, food vendors, children’s games, water slides, horseback rides and more. For the sports-minded, there will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, organized by the Meek basketball coach, beginning at 9 a.m. on the courts at Hamner Park and a pickleball tournament will be held at the newly added pickleball courts. Visit to register for the pickleball tournament. 

For those who enjoy a hearty breakfast, arrive early for the pancake breakfast, hosted by the Arley First Baptist Church, at the Arley Fire Station, located directly across from Hamner Park from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Donations are welcomed and will benefit the Arley Volunteer Fire Department. For those who skip breakfast, there will be food vendors and free hotdogs for kids.
The family-friendly community festival takes place at D. H. Hamner Memorial Park located on Helicon Road/Highway 77 in Arley. Festival hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. All proceeds from the event go back into community schools, fire departments, library, park and others.

To register as a vendor, or to be in the parade or car show, and for schedule details, visit For up-to-date information, visit

Festival-related questions may be emailed to


About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the $4.3 billion North Alabama 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, golf courses, restaurants, accommodations and vendors. 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, by visiting and by following us on social media @VisitNorthAL.