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Cruising with Santa

The Christmas Season has officially arrived!! The Harriott II is, once again, offering "Cruising with Santa" during this holiday season!  The Harriott will cruise on December 12th-14th and 20th-21st with Santa on board!  Click Here to purchase your tickets for this Christmas cruise!  

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Murder Mystery Cruise

 

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Weekend of Events

It's almost that time...the weekend that is!  This weekend is jam packed with events that are taking place all throughout Montgomery and there is definitely something for everyone!  First, the Half-Marathon and 5K will be taking place on Saturday, October 12th.  Both will begin in Downtown Montgomery, in front of the Renaissance, and finish at Riverwalk Amphitheatre!  That same day wine connoisseurs will gather in Riverfront Park for the Riverwalk Wine Festival.  There is a $25 charge per person which will include a commemorative wine glass, discounted wine purchases from participating vendors and a discounted Harriott II Wine Fest Cruise ticket.  Also happening in downtown is the Firefighter Challenge which will take place from Thursday, October 10th - Saturday, October 12th.  If you enjoy the Blues Cruise on the Harriott II make sure you make plans to take a ride; October is the final month of the year where this cruise will be offered.  

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The Final Second Saturday of 2013

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Music with a Mission

Come down to the Riverfront Amphitheatre on September 5th and witness Donica Knight's first solo performance!  Tickets will be $20/person and all proceeds will benefit the Brantwood Children's Home.  This event will happen rain or shine and seating is general admission.  

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Armory Fall Schedule

Are you in search of something to do once the summer ends?  Look no further than the Armory.  There is something for everyone - from Fencing to Zumba and Pottery Classes to Glass Work Classes.  Come join in on the fun!  Check out the full list below along with the schedule!   

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Wright Brothers Park is Now Open!

On July 2, 2013 Overlook Park was officially renamed as Wright Brothers Park.  The park is located near where Orville and Wilbur Wright started the first aviation flying school in the United States in 1910.  That school is now Maxwell Air Force Base.  There is a Wright Brothers plane replica located in the park along with a new pavilion.  There will will also be a playground located in the park, which will be installed in the coming months.  Appearing and speaking at the dedication was the Great-Grand Niece of Orville and Wilbur Wright, Amanda Wright Lane.  After she spoke Mayor Todd Strange presented to her a picture of the Wright Brothers plane replica, while she presented a Huffman Prairie Flying Field picture, the location where the Wright Brothers built the airplane and taught themselves to be pilots, to Mayor Strange and the City of Montgomery.  

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Splash Pad

The splash pad is now up and running in Riverfront Park!  It's a perfect way to cool off in this summer heat!  Check it out!

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Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park

On May 2nd the dedication ceremony for Montgomery's newest park took place.  The Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park opened yesterday to a wonderful crowd full of people and their four-legged pets.  The new park has two areas; one for small dogs and the other for large dogs.  Both areas have a gazebo, washing station, multiple benches and water fountains.   

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Plant It! Montgomery

There may be rain today, but there is sure to be sunshine tomorrow!  It will be the perfect day to come out to Oak Park and take part in Plant It! Montgomery.  The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude no later than 11 a.m.  There will be speakers that will be discussing topics from recycling to conservation, as well as the presentation of the Betty Fitzgerald award, which will be presented to someone responsible for beautification around Montgomery.  Along with the speakers and award presentation there will be demonstrations of rain barrels, gardening and tree planting.  There will also be arts and crafts for the children.  Information booths will be available so that the public can visit and ask questions of Master Gardeners.  Door prizes will be give away; which include tomato plants and trees.  Plant It! Montgomery is a great outdoor event and perfect for the entire family!  

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About Montgomery

The recreation department of Montgomery was created on March 1, 1948, through the efforts of several Montgomery citizens, including Earl James. Mr. James used the recreation plank in his campaign for the City Commission, was elected and immediately followed ...

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Events

City Christmas Tree Lighting28-Nov-2017

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