Monthly Events

Art in the AlleyArt in the Alley

Art in the Alley, a monthly monthly art event started by the good folks at Boom Town Makers Market prior to COVID, should be cranking up again very soon. It was created to encourage downtown connectivity with the community and promote economic vitality.

Typically on the first Thursday of each month, from 5-8 pm, downtown Fort Payne comes alive with artists, musicians, food vendors, and people as we showcase and celebrate the importance and abundance of area talent with a celebration in downtown Fort Payne.

Art in the Alley was inspired by Fort Payne Main Street, created as a way to showcase the enormous amount of artistic talent in the area. A project of Fort Payne Main Street and the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce, these organizations work toward the common goals of local prosperity, preservation and community growth.

Vendor/Artist set up begins at 4 pm. Everyone congregates after work at Boom Town Makers Market on the corner of Gault and 4th Street, across from the Alabama Band statues, to view the latest things the market has to offer. From there, people meander at their own pace to the DeKalb Theater Courtyard, Relics, The Spot, or other local venues offering art, food, music, beverages, and shopping. For more information contact:

Fort Payne Farmers Market

Fort Payne Main Street Farmers Market

Fort Payne Main Street Farmers Market attracts farmers and visitors from throughout Dekalb County.  Our farmers share local bounty with us each and every Saturday during the season---from Memorial Day weekend until the 'maters are gone...usually in October.

You'll also find  (depending upon availability) farm raised beef and pork, baked goods, flowers, art, music and more. Fort Payne Main Street Farmers Market is located at the intersection of Gault Avenue, Hwy 35 and 5th Street North, on Fort Payne Main Street Square. Open 8 am to Noon on Saturday, and Monday 3 to 6 pm, June - October - rain or shine.

3rd Saturday Cruise In

Third Saturday Sunset Cruise-In

Join hundreds of car collectors and spectators converge on downtown Fort Payne, as it hosts its monthly (late March-October) Vintage Vehicle Show. Great music, food vendors, and other entertainment. Come early — 4 pm — and stay late.

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