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What to Bring
Visitors to the Helen Keller Festival should bring a lawn chair to most Festival events. A first aid tent, sponsored by Helen Keller Hospital, will be located on the east side of Spring Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 28-30).
What Not to Bring
Coolers and alcohol are not permited in Spring Park. In case of medical necessity, one cooler no larger than 12" x 12".
Parking in Spring Park is very limited. There will be no public parking inside the Park except in the West parking lot, which can be entered from Hook St./Veterans. There will be limited handicapped parking on the East side of the Park by entering at Spring Street-off Woodmont Drive. Please consider riding the free Festival Shuttle Buses that are handicapped accessible.
Trolleys will run every 15 minutes
Friday noon until 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. until 30 minutes after show
Sunday 9:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Stop 1: Water Street (at the courthouse)
Stop 2: Indian Street (between Almond and Commons across from Helen Keller Birthplace)
Stop 3: Calvary Baptist Church on Commons
Stop 4: Deshler High School on Commons
Stop 5: Broad Street (old Big Star parking lot)
Last stop Spring Park
Temporary rest room facilities will be provided throughout the Festival where permanent ones do not exist.
NO DOGS OR OTHER PETS ALLOWED IN SPRING PARK. (Except those assisting handicapped)
Lost and Found
Located at the Tuscumbia Police Department.
Many of the events staged during the Helen Keller Festival are open to the public and require no admission. However, a few events do charge an entry or admission fee. An information tent will be set up across the street from the Helen Keller Home on North Commons during the festival week. An admission fee will be charged for Spring Park Festival Events.
$5 Admission Friday - Beginning at 4:30 p.m.
$5 Admission Saturday - Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
“The Miracle Worker”– performed on the grounds of the Helen Keller Home, Ivy Green, Friday and Saturday evenings. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 8:00 p.m. Ticket price is $15.00 for reserved seats and $10.00 for general admission. Tickets include a free self-guided tour of the home. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased at the Helen Keller home or by calling (256) 383-4066 or toll free 1-888- 329-2124.
T-shirts are available in the following sizes:
Youth: XS (special order only), SM, MED, LG - $15
Adult: SM, Med, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL - $15
T-shirts will be on sale June 1st at Nellie Mae’s in Tuscumbia and Extragance in Florence. T-shirts will also be sold in Spring Park during the festival.
Numerous vendors will be offering a variety of items guaranteed to curb your appetite. Items include: hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, Polish sausage, pizza, fresh squeezed lemonade and more. Soft drinks will also be available at each vendor.
Offering a variety of foods if you want to escape the crowd for a brief period. Included in or near downtown Tuscumbia are:
City Restaurant, 108 W. Fifth St.
Claunch Café, 400 S. Main St. (Spring Park)
Fiesta Mexicana, 117 Highway 72 W., Tuscumbia
Mama Jean’s, 2325 Hwy. 20, Sheffield
Outback Steakhouse, Hatch Blvd., Sheffield
The Palace, 5th & Main St., Tuscumbia
The Rocking Chair, Hwy. 72 West, Tuscumbia
Yummies Bakery & Deli, 107 E 6th St, Tuscumbia
Oh! Bryan's Family Steakhouse, Main St, Tuscumbia
Hotels & Inns
America’s Best Value Inn – (256) 381-0236
2807 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
ColdWater Inn – (256) 383-6844
712 U.S. Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Comfort Inn & Suites - (256) 248-0850
5101 U.S. Hwy 43 South, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Days Inn – (256) 383-3000
2701 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Emerald River Hotel – (256) 381-4710
4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660
Key West Inn – (256) 383-0700
1800 U.S. Highway 72 East, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Microtel Inn & Suites – (256) 248-0055
1852 U.S. Hwy 72 East, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
RV Parks & Campgrounds
McFarland Park Campground
200 James M. Spain Drive Florence, AL 35630
Colbert County Alloys Park/Campground
180 Alloys Park Lane, Muscle Shoals, Al 35661
Colbert County Rose Trail RV Park & Campground
9395 Riverton Rose Trail, Cherokee, AL 35616
Heritage Acres RV Park
1770 Neil Morris “Road (off U.S. Hwy 72), Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Rose Trail RV Park and General Store
9270 Riverton Rose Trail, Cherokee, AL 35616
Tuscumbia RV Park
(256) 383-2363 or toll free (866) 930-7275
18260 U.S. Hwy 72 W., Tuscumbia, AL 35674