Things to Do in Enterprise Alabama
Visitors to Enterprise and the surrounding Coffee County region can enjoy a vast selection of places to stay, along with an abundance of attractions and events occurring throughout the year. To make the most of their time in Enterprise, visitors are always encouraged to stop by or contact the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, Inc. We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we are always happy to assist in providing valuable information about the community. Stay up to date by checking the Chamber calendar regularly at www.EnterpriseAlabama.com.
There are plenty of activities and special events year-round. Many of these events are held annually and have grown in size and favor.
February hosts Community Health Fair and Family Day. Health and wellness businesses and service providers come together annually to provide a one stop shop for basic health and wellness check-ups thanks to the partnership of Medical Center Enterprise and many others. In addition to blood-pressure checks, glucose, hearing and vision screenings, there are obstacle courses, bounce houses and activities for the whole family to enjoy healthy living.
For those who enjoy the unusual, Enterprise hosts the World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day parade in March. Consisting of one person of Irish decent, the parade has been featured by worldwide media, including CBS’s Sunday Morning. The parade has enjoyed national, as well as local, attention and draws many visitors each year.
For those who have a need for speed, April brings Thunder on Tholocco and the thrill of powerboat racing to Fort Rucker.
A popular event in May is the Children’s Festival in the Park. This award-winning festival offers inflatables, a small children area, a petting zoo, entertainment and fireworks. Held at Johnny Henderson Family Park, the event draws thousands of children from throughout the region. Another of our favorite May events hosts cyclists and runners who can enjoy the rolling hills of Coffee County during the Boll Weevil 100 Bike Ride.
In September the local Altrusa Club puts together the delicious Taste of Coffee County, to showcase all of the delicious eateries, bakeries and catering services throughout the area.
In October, the downtown Boll Weevil Fall Festival draws crowds from throughout the area. With an emphasis on something for the entire family, the festival includes a children’s costume contest, wholesome entertainment, pony rides, children’s activities, arts, crafts, a farmers’ market and a taste of great southern foods.
Enterprise also plays host to the Largest Christmas Parade in the Southeast every year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Participants come from near and far to show off their best decorated Christmas floats to kick off the holiday season with as many as 175 entries!
Enterprise is host to a wide variety of activities throughout the year, including the “Y” Day, Relay for Life, Farm-City Week and many school, church and club-sponsored special events. Nearby Fort Rucker also offers several large events, including the Fourth of July Freedom Fest celebration. The day includes nationally-recognized singers, vendors, an Army Band concert and, of course, spectacular fireworks.
Hotels offer accommodations to suit any traveler. Business travelers, visitors and vacationers can find the perfect place to relax and stay a while with over 600 hotel rooms to meet any need.
One of the great ways to view the history and beauty of Enterprise is to experience Walk! Enterprise. Giving visitors an excellent opportunity to visit historic sites, an array of restaurants and many of the wonderful downtown shops, Walk! Enterprise is a planned “strolling excursion” of historic downtown. Maps of Walk! Enterprise are available at www.visitenterprise.com.
No trip to Enterprise is complete without a visit to the Boll Weevil Monument. Standing in the epicenter of downtown, the Boll Weevil Monument was dedicated on Dec. 11, 1919, and stands as a testament to man’s ability to overcome adversity. At the base of the monument reads the inscription: “In profound appreciation of the Boll Weevil and what it has done as the herald of prosperity, this monument was erected by the citizens of Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.” The monument continues to remind citizens and visitors alike that resilience and resourcefulness are trademarks of Enterprise citizens.