The W.C. Handy Music Festival
Musicians that have performed in the Handy festival include Roberta Flack, Dizzy Gillespie, and the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. WC Handy was a well known composer at the turn of the 20th century, nicknamed the Father of teh Blues.”
The festival takes place iin the middle of July every year.
For those 2 nights in July Florence comes to life in an event that encompases local businesses, shops, restaurants, etc..
The festival has won a multitude of awards from diverse National Geographic Traveler, USA Today, Southern Living.
First Fridays in Florence
This two day, yearly festival attracts hundreds of artists, sculptors, and craftspeople in general is in mid-May.. It includes a gallery exhibition as well as extending into the Wilson Park where artists from Alabama and the neighboring states are shwcasing and selling their wares, paintings and art pieces. You can find more information about it on the official arts festival website: arts
Cozy Accomodations in Florence, Alabama
Cedar Nest is a tree house tourist apartment in the center of Florence, Alabama. This quaint one bedroom apartment has a standard layout including a queen sized bed, a living room, kitchen, bathroom with a claw foot tub. There arw two quaint balconies that overlook the tress in the garden below. The apartment is outfitted with hi-speed wifi as well as international phone service.
Comfort Suites Florence
Located by the Tennesee River in a quaint part of Florence, the Comfort Suites is the perfect place if you are looking to enjoy your stay in a place with lots of included amenities and services such as a fitness facility a jacuzzi and indoor pool,. Guest Parking, Sattelite Tv and free Internet access, free breakfast, local calling.. Carpeted rooms., Include all the amenities you could possibly need for a comfortable and productive stay. Onsite Laundry
Some of the local attractions include golfing on the Blackberry Trail, Wilson Lake, and the W.C. Handy Museum and Library.