Shoals is the site for the Alabama Renaissance Faire, held each
October, as well as Arts Alive, Heritage Days, the Freedom of
America Celebration on the fourth of July, an annual Trail of
Tears Celebration, and many others.
|Welcome to the
Shoals & Lauderdale County...
This is southern living
at its best. This is how life is supposed to be. From
the houses on the bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River
to the beautiful and historic homes in each city's
downtown area, life in the Shoals is full of beauty.
Situated on the banks
of the beautiful Tennessee River, the Shoals has a rich
history in the music industry.
We're known far and wide for the "Muscle Shoals Sound."
There are four adjacent
towns nestled in the hills of northwest Alabama, on the
banks of the Tennessee River, that offer their citizens
an enviable sense of safety and comfort. But because
these towns are so intertwined, the residents here enjoy
a quality of life and a variety of activities usually
only found in much larger metropolitan areas.
Native Americans settled this area long ago, and the
Indian Mound museum is located on a ceremonial burial
mound near the river. The Festival of the Singing River
honors our native ancestry each fall. But our
celebrations don't end there.
Shoals is an outdoor lover's dream. Golfers pick from a variety
of public and private courses. The river and its system of
lakes offers a variety of recreational activities.
Nature lovers and bird watchers find much to enjoy in the area's
public parks, camping areas and walking trails. In the spring,
neighborhoods come alive with flowering dogwoods and azaleas,
and the downtown areas buzz with activity as restaurants move
tables to the sidewalk and enjoy another change of season.
But there's plenty to do indoors, as well. The Kennedy-Douglass
and Tennessee Valley Art Centers offer exhibits, classes and
juried shows. Theater groups and dance studios perform; museums
offer educational programs.
mix of manufacturing, service industries, retail, medical and
financial institutions give the Shoals stability and strength.
This is a shopping and medical hub for the tri-state area.
The Shoals is the sixth largest
market in Alabama and offers numerous opportunities for business
investment and enhanced quality of life.