Park Events

Father’s Day Admission Special

Date: June 20, 2021

Time: 12:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: Free

All fathers accompanied by a child will receive free admission on Fathers Day.

Wacky Wednesday: Meteorology

Date: June 16, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Freeree with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

WTVY meteorologist will show guests how to read the weather for the news using a green screen. Pay gate fee when you arrive. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Animals of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

Date: June 17, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Forester Ed Lewis will showcase our Gopher tortoise and Eastern Indigo snake and explain how the residents of the Longleaf Pine ecosystem work together. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Red Wattle Hogs

Date: June 18, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Learn all about the Red Wattle Hog, a heritage breed of pig, with Vicki Richter. Then, head to the farm and meet our resident Red Wattle Hog, Grump. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Bird Study Merit Badge Day

Date: June 19, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: $25

Students can learn about the role birds play in our ecosystem. They’ll also learn about different bird calls, types of birds, and receive first-hand experience with several raptors. Space is limited and registration and payment is required. $25, includes a T-shirt. Meets many requirements for the Bird Study merit badge for Boy Scouts.Registration required, click here to register.

Wacky Wednesday: Tea Party

Date: June 23, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Waddell house

Cost: $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers

Join Ms. Birdie with Martin’s Tea House for lunch, desserts and of course, tea! Dress for the occasion in your favorite tea time hat. $10 for the public, $5 for park members. Tea will take place at the Waddell House Lawn. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Amphibians

Date: June 24, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

The slimy world of amphibians will be the star of this show, presented by Jimmy Stiles. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Music By Moonlight: Brothers Together

Date: June 24, 2021

Time: 7:30PM

Location: Gazebo Lawn

Cost: Free

Free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. No pets or alcohol, please. The Martin Drugstore and Shelley General Store will be open selling ice cream and drinks. Sponsored by WOOF Radio and Alabama Power Energizers. Tonight’s concert is gospel music by Brothers Together.

Animal Adventures: Mammals

Date: June 25, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Kritter Kids will bring. variety of animals to show what makes a mammal, including a tayra, coati Mundi, tortoise, arctic fox and albino raccoon. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Honey Extraction

Date: June 26, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members, children 2 and under and military families)

 Learn all about bees and the important role they play in our lives. The workshop is hosted by the Wiregrass Beekeepers and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Guests will have a chance to watch as honey from local hives is uncapped by hand, extracted from the comb and bottled. Honey will be on sale at the event and at Landmark Park while supplies last. Sponsored by Wiregrass RC&D.

Wacky Wednesday: Aerial Skills

Date: June 30, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Playground Pavilion

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Have you ever wanted to join the circus? Here’s your chance to try your hand at aerial silks! Join Deborah Huggins and soar! Make sure to bring your yoga mat. Pay gate fee when you arrive. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click here to register.

Wacky Wednesday: Fairy Gardens

Date: July 7, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families)

Let your imagination run wild! Build your own fairy garden using natural materials to take home. Pay gate fee when you arrive. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Chickens

Date: July 8, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

What came first, the chicken or the egg? We may not solve that riddle but Mike Jones will tell us all about chickens. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Music By Moonlight: Smoke and Steel

Date: July 8, 2021

Time: 7:30PM

Location: Gazebo Lawn

Cost: Free

Free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. No pets or alcohol, please. The Martin Drugstore and Shelley General Store will be open selling ice cream and drinks. Sponsored by WOOF Radio and Alabama Power Energizers. Tonight’s concert is contemporary bluegrass by Smoke and Steel.

Animal Adventures: Animal Adaptations

Date: July 9, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

The Montgomery Zoo will join us with a kookaburra, three-banded armadillo, kinkajou, Australian dingo, red river hog, rhino iguana, black throated monitor, hissing cockroaches and a tarantula. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Watermelon Tasting

Date: July 10, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Wiregrass Farmstead

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members, children 2 and under and military families)

Celebrate National Watermelon Month and try a variety of watermelons. Special thanks to the Wiregrass Master Gardeners for coordinating this event each year. Sponsored by Wiregrass RC&D and Birdsong Farms.

Heritage Forums: Dowsing and Folk Arts

Date: July 11, 2021

Time: 3:00PM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members, children 2 and under and military families)

Join historian Dale Cox of Two Egg TV and learn about a variety of folk arts practiced by our ancestors. Pay admission when you arrive. Click here to register.

Wacky Wednesday: Painting on Canvas

Date: July 14, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families)

Moria Kirkland will teach visitors how to make their very own painting on canvas. No experience necessary! Pay gate fee when you arrive. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Reptiles

Date: July 16, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Reptile enthusiast Page Whatley will showcase all that hisses and slithers. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Heritage Forums: Women’s Suffrage in the Wiregrass

Date: July 18, 2021

Time: 3:00PM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members, children 2 and under and military families)

Dr. Hayden McDaniel explores the world of writer, newspaper editor, socialite, and suffragist, Scottie McKenzie Frasier, who did her work in Dothan. Pay admission when you arrive. Click here to register.

Wacky Wednesday: Yoga

Date: July 21, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families)

Yoga teachers from The Nature Gallery will present a beginners yoga class. If you have ever wanted to try yoga here is your chance! Pay gate fee when you arrive. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Performing Cats

Date: July 22, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Sheila Andreason takes her rescue cats from rags to riches at cat shows. Meet some of the winners. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Music By Moonlight: Mama Try’d

Date: July 22, 2o21

Time: 7:30PM

Location: Gazebo Lawn

Cost: Free

Free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the Gazebo Lawn. Bring your picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. No pets or alcohol, please. The Martin Drugstore and Shelley General Store will be open selling ice cream and drinks. Sponsored by WOOF Radio and Alabama Power Energizers. Tonight’s concert is rock and country music by Mama Try’d.

Animal Adventures: Birds of Prey

Date: July 23, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Jatin Patel will bring his raptor, as well as a variety of skins and skulls, to show how he hunts with birds. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Heritage Forums: Museum Magic

Date: July 25, 2021

Time: 3:00PM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members, children 2 and under and military families)

Curator Kari Barley will share all the behind-the-scenes stories of what went into making the Alabama Agricultural Museum.Pay admission when you arrive. Click here to register.

Wacky Wednesday: Book Art

Date: July 28, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families)

Artist Aimee Burr will teach us how to make an accordion-style book. Please allow about 3 hours for this class. Pay gate fee when you arrive. Space is limited and reservations are required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Horses

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Horses will join park volunteer David Baker for a program on these majestic animals. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Animal Adventures: Bloodhounds

Date: July 30, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families).

Dogs often help solve crimes. Presented by the Houston County Sheriff Department, bloodhounds will take center stage in this program. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members, children 2 and under and military families). Pay gate admission when you arrive. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register.

Education Festival

Date: August 7, 2021

Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: $4 for adults; $3 for kids; Free for park members and children 2 and under

Visitors will have a chance to see what the Education Department at Landmark Park has to offer to classroom and homeschool teachers. Kids and parents also welcome! Teachers who attend this event, you will get a coupon for 10 percent off of your next field trip to Landmark Park! Visit the Information Booth at the event for details.For more information, contact Tabitha Shumaker at 334-734-3452 or tabitha@ landmarkparkdothan.com.

Landmark Park Bluegrass Festival

Date: September 11, 2021

Time: 10:00AM-9:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and military; $4 for kids; free for park members and children 2 and under

Visit Landmark Park for live music all day from The Byrd Family, Cedar Creek, Southern Gentleman, Benton Brothers and Company, and East Wind Bluegrass Band. Plus instrument demos, food trucks, kids activities, vendors and more. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and military; $4 for kids; free for park members and children 2 and under. Bring your lawn chairs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission includes a wristband for re-entry. Sponsored by ALLEAPS.

Peanut Boil

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM-8:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: $5 for adults; $4 for kids (ages 3-12); free for park members and children 2 and under

Bring your picnic and lawn chairs for an after-hours peanut boil. Watch as peanuts are stacked the old fashioned way and listen to bluegrass music. Admission includes one free cup of boiled peanuts.

Halloween Fun Fest and Zombie Run

Date: October 2, 2021

Time: 4:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: $5 Adults; $4 Kids (ages 3-12); FREE for park members and 5K runners

5K Zombie Run plus kids activities, corn maze, tractor treat, music, food and more. Preregistration required for the Zombie Run, call 334-794-3452 to register Run registration includes entry to the Halloween Kick Off.

Landmark Park Quilt Show

Date: October 15, 16, 17, 2021

Time: Time varies according to day

Location: Landmark Park Stokes Activity Barn

Cost: Price varies according to day

Held in conjunction with the park’s annual Fall Farm Day, this quilt show features over 100 antique and contemporary quilts displayed inside the Stokes Activity Barn. This juried show includes exhibits, door prizes, speakers and more. Open for viewing on Friday (1-4); Saturday (10-4); Sunday (1-4).

Fall Farm Day

Date: October 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors and military; $4 for kids; free for park members and children 2 and under

Come and watch how peanuts were harvested in the Wiregrass nearly 100 years ago. Enjoy the sights, sounds and sweet smells of cane grinding, syrup making, butter churning, soap making and other traditional farm activities. Other activities include music, antique tractors, wagon rides and the largest quilt display in the Wiregrass region.

Low Country Boil

Date: October 28, 2021

Time: 6:00PM

Location: Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park

Cost: $50

Shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and a blend of spices will simmer in a 60-gallon kettle for a mouthwatering dish.  Advance tickets are required . For more info or to purchase tickets, call 334-794-3452.

Decorating Workshop

Date: December 5, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Landmark Park Stokes Activity Barn

Cost: Free

Spread some holiday cheer at Landmark Park at the Holiday Decorating WorkshopCreate wreaths, garlands and swags out of natural materials and decorate Landmark Park for Victorian Christmas and make some decorations to take home! Refreshments will be provided. Registration required. This event is supported by the Wiregrass Master Gardeners. Admission is free.

Victorian Christmas

Date: December 12, 2021

Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: Free

Listen to Christmas carols and visit with Santa. Enjoy snacks, arts and crafts, music, wagon rides and handmade decorations. A circuit riding preacher will deliver a holiday message. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Food Bank.