For nearly 250 years, people have been drawn to this amazing area we call home, Fort Payne, Alabama. Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachians, in the Will’s Valley, we celebrate a community built upon a history of intriguing people like the inventor of the Cherokee Syllabary, Sequoyah, the internationally acclaimed music group ALABAMA, Pete the Cat, author, and artist, James Dean, and actor Sandra Ellis Lafferty, most recently in The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Today, you might find these hometown heroes walking our downtown streets, waving at folks, shopping, or eating at our local restaurants. Our charming downtown Main Street offers art, parks, antiques, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, nightlife, memorabilia and mid-century collectible shops, in historic buildings, many on The National Registry of Historic Places.
All of that with breathtaking scenery, kayaking, birdwatching, and hiking, while staying in one of the areas state parks, private cabins or B &B's, or any number of well-located national hotel chains.
But the thing you'll love most? Our southern hospitality - the kind you’ll only find in a small but vibrant town like ours, Fort Payne, Alabama.
Conveniently located approximately 45 minutes south of Chattanooga, 2 hours from Atlanta, an hour and 15 minutes from Huntsville and 1.5 hours north of Birmingham.
Art in the Alley, 1st Thursday 5 pm
Third Saturday Sunset Cruise In
Alabama Fan Appreciation Week, June 14-17
Pete the Cat Festival & Parade, August 4
Boom Days Heritage Festival, September 21-22
Alabama's Mountain Town