Arts and Entertainment

Ozark, Dale County and the surrounding areas provide a rich selection of concerts, plays, art shows, lectures and other cultural events. Our art scene is as wonderful and diverse as our natural environment. Ozark, Dale County and the surrounding areas are home to nationally recognized artists, musicians, painters, writers and much more. Enjoy movie theaters, museums, art galleries, dinner theater and more. Celebrate life year-round while attending a long list of area events and festivals.

Take in Ozark’s art scene at the Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center. Through the efforts of the Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities, the Ann Rudd Art Center offers numerous art shows supporting local and regional artists. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of our many restaurants before enjoying the current art show. Don’t forget to take a stroll through the downtown area and view our historic buildings.

April brings springtime and the Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival. Grab a chair and listen to the sounds of wonderful music while enjoying crawdads, shrimp and funnel cakes. This annual festival also includes craft and food vendors and children’s activities. For more information, call (334) 774-2618.

The Ozark Civic Center has a seating capacity of over 4,000 and hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. The circus, trade shows, “geek” and game events, concerts and roller derby are just a few of events you and your family can enjoy at this venue.

Flowers Center for the Performing Arts is a unique facility and the perfect setting for smaller events. Offering 501 seats with great views of the stage for events such as concerts, pageants, plays and seminars, this historic venue is home to many community theater and musical events.

Ozark-Dale County Public Library offers a variety of programs and events for all age groups. Throughout the year they offer “mommy and me” activities, technology classes, movie events, lectures, historic displays and more.

Dale County AgPlex Arena provides a covered arena with abundant bleacher seating for events such as horse shows, 4H events and is the home of the South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic. This annual event provides bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and breakaway roping, entertainment, vendors and more. Mark your calendar and join us on the third Friday and Saturday of August. For tickets or to participate in the South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic, call (334) 774-9448.

Fall brings the Claybank Jamboree Arts and Crafts Festival. This poplar event will soon be celebrating 50 years. Our historic downtown area is the backdrop for artists, craft vendors, food vendors, car show, and children’s activities, offering something for everyone. Live music performances by local and up-and-coming artists is the highlight of the event. Bring your lawn chair and spend the day with us. If you are interested in being a vendor for this event, please call the Chamber at (334) 774-9321 or email us at

The holiday season ushers in our annual Christmas Parade as well as many holiday musical events. With our mild climate, you can enjoy outdoor activities and events year round.

Fort Rucker, the home of Army Aviation is also home to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Featuring one-of-a-kind aircraft and unique rotary wing and fixed wing experimental aircraft, the museum is also home to one of the largest collections of helicopters in the world. Ozark is proud to be the home of Fort Rucker.

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