By Donna Cope, Alabama News Center
Treat Dad and the entire family to a spectacular Father’s Day weekend with fun – and economical – ideas from Can’t Miss Alabama.
Ready for blueberries? Brewton’s annual blueberry festival comes to town June 18
The Alabama Blueberry Festival has plenty to offer the whole family: the South’s most delectable blueberries, arts and crafts, an antique car show, a waterslide and inflatables for the kids, and a petting zoo. Try blueberry ice cream and buy some blueberry bushes to grow at home. Attend at Jennings Park in Brewton from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Performed in an outdoor theater on the grounds of Helen Keller’s birthplace, the award-winning “Miracle Worker” pays homage to Keller’s childhood at Ivy Green. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the play starts at 8 p.m.
Call 256-383-0783 for tickets. Reserved seats are $15 and general admission seating in the bleachers is $10. Learn more here.
Sprint cars join the Outlaw Thunder Tour in Phenix City June 17-18
The sprint cars zoom into town at the East Alabama Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Thrill to the sight of the 130-mph winged outlaws and the 100-mph mini springs racing around the track, as well as weekly racing additions. The track is at 4238 U.S. 80 West in Phenix City.
Admission is $20 for adults, and children 10 and younger are admitted free. Call 334-297-2594 for details or click here.
Treat Dad to Father’s Day at the Montgomery Zoo – free on Sunday!
Admission is $15 for other adults ages 13 to 64, and $11 for children 3 to 12. Kids 2 and younger are admitted free.
A true Alabama classic, Harper Lee‘s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” comes to the Alabama Theatre on Sunday. The movie begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door one hour before the show or through Ticketmaster. Get in a “movie mood” by singing along with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The theater is at 1817 3rd Ave. N. in Birmingham.