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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — What's happening in the Tennessee Valley? Find local events and things you need to know from FOX54 News.

Decatur Scam Warning

The Decatur Police Department has received multiple reports of scammers spoofing our number and calling residents, claiming to be a DPD officer.

Residents are told they have an outstanding warrant and must pay up or risk jail time. Do not fall for it! Law enforcement will never call and ask for money over the phone to resolve a warrant.

If residents receive a call requesting payment over the phone or by purchasing gift cards, police say you should hang up immediately.

Coffee with a Cop

White Bison Coffee is celebrating "Coffee With A Cop Day" on Wednesday, October 5. The goal of "Coffee With A Cop Day" is to connect members of the community with local law enforcement and build positive interactions. 

The following is a list of the select White Bison locations who are participating:

  • 115 Graphics Drive Madison, Al 35758
  • 22048 Us Hwy 72 Athens, Al 35613
  • 2000 Winchester Road NE Huntsville, AL 35811

Drake State Student Bash

Drake State Community and Technical College hosts an all-ages community Student Bash on Wednesday, October 5 from 2:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M. There will be free food, music, games, and prizes for everyone to enjoy. Learn more about the school's apprenticeship programs, academic programs, and on-campus student organizations.

Christkindlmarket coming to Orion Amphitheatre

Orion Amphitheater has a special holiday event coming. ArtsHuntsville and the Orion Amphitheater are sponsoring a Christkindlemarket on Dec. 10 and 11. The new Christkindlmarket Huntsville will combine German and European traditional traditions with shopping, over 60 juried artists, and holiday food, drink and music.

Huntsville Botanical Gardens Festifall

Huntsville Botanical Garden is kicking off the fall season with with "Festifall". It's the garden's annual celebration of the changing seasons. You can enjoy pumpkin displays, late-season blooms such as mums , and a fall family photo with a 1949 ford tractor. The popular Scarecrow Trail feature is one way the community is involved.

Madison Street Festival

Oct. 1: The Madison Street Festival is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The parade kicks off at 9:00 A.M. and the day will be filled with community groups, food vendors, local artists and crafters, community stage performances, and a classic car show. New this year is an app to help you navigate the festival.

Click here for more information.

Rocket City Pride Parade

The Vincent Rutherford Equality March kicks off on Oct. 1 at 11:00 a.m. in downtown Huntsville. The first block is a "Quiet Zone" with no loud noises or flashing lights so that those with sensory concerns can enjoy the event.

Click here for more information.

Huntsville Police Department Halloween Party

Join the Huntsville Police Dept. for its annual free Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2-9 p.m. This year, it's at the Orion Amphitheater, located at 701 Amphitheater Drive.

 Children of all ages are invited and costumes are welcome

This free community event is for children of all ages, and costumes are welcome. There will be "spooky" activities, candy, live music, and police demonstrations. The haunted house opens at 5:00 P.M. Food trucks and vendors will also have items for purchase.

CulturA Festival

El Olmeca presents CulturA Festival: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Food, and Music in Huntsville at The Orion Amphitheater on September 25, 2022.
The Orion Amphitheater and Revel Events have partnered this year to bring CulturA Fest, a FREE celebration of Hispanic culture, food, and music in Huntsville.

The event will feature:

  • A diverse selection of Hispanic food trucks from the following countries; Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua
  • Musical performances by Rocket City Latin Band, Tomas Gorrio from Peruvian Coin, and DJ Teddy plus special guests Baila Huntsville
  • A Latino-owned vendors village
  • A panel discussion with Latin-owned business owners and community leaders in Huntsville

Madison County Bridge Repair

Madison County District 4 crews will be preforming bridge repairs near the address of 1411 Burwell Road, just west of Highway 53 in Harvest. 

Work will begin Tuesday, September 20 at 8:30AM.  Work is expected to be completed by Thursday, September 22 at 4:00PM.

Please avoid the area if possible and use extreme caution while workers are in the area.

Credit: Madison County
Madison County bridge repair

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