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Montgomery is the capital of the state of Alabama, and is the county seat of Montgomery County. It is located on the Alabama River southeast of the center of the state, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. As of the 2010 Census, Montgomery had a population of 205,764 making it the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and the 103rd largest in the United States. Montgomery is the primary city of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 estimated population of 374,536. It is the fourth-largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.

Welcome to It Happens in Alabama

It Happens in Alabama puts Fun and Adventure at your Fingertips.

Looking for Events and Things to do in Alabama? Attractions, Recreation, Fishing, Hunting, Camping and other Fun Stuff?

If you are looking Events and Things to do in Alabama, you’ve come to the right place! It Happens in Alabama helps you find activities and events in Alabama. We’ve included all you need to plan your next great adventure right here in the Heart of Dixie. We’ve combined information about upcoming events, places to see and things to do in Alabama, festivals, music, Alabama attractions, hunting, fishing, recreation and more, all in one place.

It Happens in Alabama will help you plan outings, weekends and unforgettable vacations, right down to good food, nightlife, lodging, shopping and guides.

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 Save Fort Morgan Pier Project

The Fort Morgan Pier, Gulf Shores, Alabama is set to close indefinitely after the Fort Morgan Reenactment on July 31, 2014. We will lose yet another great fishing spot. Fishing space is limited, as it is, along the coast and public access just keeps shrinking.

With the Pier located at the mouth of Mobile Bay, there have been millions of flounder, mullet, sheephead and other fish caught off this pier! With the pier facing west, it has some of the most gorgeous sunsets, in the world and is a place of great memories for so many people, not just Alabamians. There have been many generations of memories made on this pier; grandparents took their grandchildren fishing here and now those grandchildren are taking their grandchildren fishing.

Since posting the impending closure on the It Happens in Alabama Facebook page, we have had over 10,000 responses in the last two days of people expressing their disappointment, sharing their memories and offering to donate and help save the pier.

In response to our following, we feel an obligation to do everything in our power to renovate, preserve and get this pier re-opened as quickly as possible, for our fellow Alabamians.

This property is not for sale, it belongs to the People of Alabama. It is under the care of the Alabama Historical Commission. The reason we need to raise money is this, some of the pylings have rotted and need replacing, as well as decking, and railing needs to be added. The Alabama Historical Commission does not have the funds for the repairs. So they have chosen to just close it down.

Stephen McNair, State Director of Historic Sites, Alabama Historical Commission has assured me that as quickly as we raise funds and the repairs made, the pier will be reopened! He has also committed to working closely with us. We are very happy to have Gettin’ Outdoors Radio with Big Daddy Lawler on the team, as well. As the word gets out, we expect to see this list grow quickly.

Our overall goal is to renovate this pier and make many added improvement. But the first step is to make it safe and get it re-opened as quickly as possible. Money will be invested in several waves and you will be made aware of all progress.

No donation is too small and are tax deductible. ALL donors’ names will appear on a plaque to be placed at the Pier on re-opening day. (We will let you know the cut-off date for that as time nears). 93% of ever dollar will be used for the pier project. (5% commission to GoFundMe + 3% processing fees to GoFundMe = 8%)

Remember, this is THE PEOPLE’S pier and it will take the People to SAVE it. We, and the People of the Great State of Alabama, thank you, in advance, for your donation.

Janet Kynard Founder/President It Happens in Alabama

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Featured Events and New AdditionsView More Events

Paddle Bayou La Batre - Alabama
18 Oct

Bayou La Batre, Alabama

October 18, 2014 To October 18, 2014

8:00 AM To 1:30 PM

04 Oct

212 S. Main St.,Wetumpka,AL, 36092

October 4, 2014 To October 4, 2014

6:00 AM To

09 Oct

201 Monroe St #2100, Montgomery, AL 36104

October 9, 2014 To October 9, 2014

5:30 PM To 8:30 PM

15 May

101 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores Alabama

May 15, 2015 To May 17, 2015


09 Oct

3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf Shores, AL 36542

October 9, 2014 To October 12, 2014


First White house of the Confederacy
03 Jun

644 Washington St, Montgomery, AL 36130

June 3, 2014 To June 3, 2014

11:00 AM To 12:30 PM

14 Nov

201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

November 14, 2014 To November 15, 2014

7:30 PM To 10:00 PM

26 Sep

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

September 26, 2014 To September 28, 2014

5:00 PM To 10:00 AM

Port City Craftsman Holiday Show
21 Nov

7701 Hitt Rd.,Mobile,AL, 36695

November 21, 2014 To November 23, 2014

9:00 AM To 5:00 PM

26 Apr

2530 East South Boulevard Montgomery, Alabama

April 26, 2014 To October 9, 2014


Auburn University Football
30 Aug

251 S Donahue Dr, Auburn, AL 36849

August 30, 2014 To November 22, 2014


18 Sep

2600 Constitution Avenue Prattville, AL 36066

September 18, 2014 To September 21, 2014


Featured Must-See Places and Things to do:View More Listings

University Station RV Resort Auburn Alabama

3076 Alabama State Hwy. 14 Auburn Alabama

The Woods RV Park and Campground

4350 Sassafras Circle, Montgomery, Alabama 36105

624 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36130

Archives Museum galleries - Open Monday through Saturday 8:30-4:30, except on State Holidays

Country Hideaway Bed and Breakfast

169 Ball-Enwright Road, Deatsville, Alabama

Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Shooting Club Montgomery Alabama

4758 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, Alabama

Wednesday - Sunday 13:00 until dark