Park Events

Quilt Retreat

Date: February 26 and 27, 2021

Time: Times Vary by Day

Location: Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park

Cost: $75

Led by Sherry Burkhalter, the annual retreat will be held on February 26 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and February 27 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Stokes Activity Barn. This is a great opportunity to brush up on your quilting techniques and learn something new with your fellow quilters. Cost for the retreat is $75 and includes supper Friday, lunch Saturday, drinks and snacks. Bring your sewing machines and supplies. Space is limited and registration is required. Call Sherry at 334-790-9045 or visit her shop, Quilted Creations, on the square in Headland.

Beginning Beekeeping Course

Date: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members) or $35 for handouts

February 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Taught by the Wiregrass Beekeepers  in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Classes start at 10 a.m. and run for about two hours. The field class will be held on March 27 in the teaching apiary at Landmark Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn all about beekeeping and how to get started with this rewarding hobby. This course is designed to supply a novice beekeeper with all the information needed to take bee colonies from their inception through their first year. Attending the auditorium sessions is free, but for $35, you will get a copy of “First Lessons in Beekeeping”, all the class handouts, and a year’s membership in the Wiregrass Beekeepers Association. Questions? Call Bill Miller at (334) 794-8362 or email wgmiller@aol.com.

Iron Pour

Date: February 27, 2021

Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Landmark Park Grounds

Cost: $10 plus gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members)

Join Landmark Park, the Wiregrass Museum of Art and Sloss Metal Arts for an iron pour. $10 materials fee plus gate admission. Space is limited, registrants will be in 30-minute time slots of 20 people each to ensure social distancing. Registration is required, Click here to register and pay.

Spring Farm Day

Date: March 20, 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

Experience life on a Wiregrass farm in the 1890s. Watch plowing with horses and mules, spring planting, arts and crafts, pottery, textile work and more. Click to download food vendor application, arts and crafts vendor application, sponsor application.

Spring Break Activity: Soda Shop Memories

Date: March 29, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Landmark Park Martin Drugstore

Cost: free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members)

Join Soda Jerk Celeste Conner for a trip down memory lane with a tour of the Martin Drugstore. Hear the story of the Drugstore, learn how the soda fountain works, explore the artifacts and enjoy a sweet treat. Meet at the Drugstore. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking here. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Pay gate fee when you arrive.

 

Spring Break Activity: Big Bend

Date: March 30, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members)

Join our friends from Big Bend Wildlife Refuge and learn about wildlife rehabilitation. They’ll be bringing a couple of their animals to teach us about the importance of wildlife preservation. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking here. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Pay gate fee when you arrive.

Spring Break Activity: Incredible Insects

Date: March 31, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members)

There are more kinds of insects than all other kinds of animals put together, yet we know very little about these important animals. In this program, students will be introduced to the identifying characteristics of insects through hands-on activities. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking here. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Pay gate fee when you arrive.

Spring Break Activity: Navigating our World

Date: April 1, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members)

Maps and compasses are useful tools for navigation and have been used for thousands of years. Through demonstrations, explanations, and hands-on activities, students will gain an understanding of how to use a map and a compass. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking here. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Pay gate fee when you arrive.

Spring Break Activity: Radical Reptiles

Date: April 2, 2021

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park

Cost: Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members)

In this program, students will learn the importance of reptiles as well as their distinguishing characteristics. Students will learn about the different adaptations reptiles have to survive in their environment as well as what kinds of reptiles can be found in this area. Live snakes and turtles will be joining us for this program. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking here. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Pay gate fee when you arrive.

Spring Forest Tour

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 9:30AM and 1:00PM

Location: Interpretive Center Auditorium and Boardwalk

Cost: free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members)

Ed Lewis, a local forester and park volunteer, will host two Spring Forest Tours at Landmark Park and provide information about many of the species in the park. You may know Ed from his Crosscut Saw demonstration during Spring and Fall Farm Days. The tour will be mostly on the boardwalk, allowing you to learn about and see both upland and wetland tree species and plants, along with information on how settlers, Native Americans, and modern people make use of our forest resources in the Wiregrass. Participants will receive a booklet that includes pictures and descriptions of species discussed. Each session will take place on April 10 and last about two hours. The first tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the second tour will start at 1 p.m. This fun and fact-filled program begins in the Interpretive Center Auditorium and registration is required. Classes are limited to 20 people per session. This will be a walking workshop so make sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Sponsored by Wiregrass RC&D. Click here to register.

Touch A Truck

Date: May 1, 2021

Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: $7 adults; $5 for kids and FREE for children two and under and park members

Kids of all ages can see big trucks and equipment up-close and learn about their uses. A “quiet hour” will be held from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. (no horns honking) for kids who are sensitive to loud noises.

Mother’s Day Admission Special

Date: May 9, 2021

Time: 12:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Landmark Park

Cost: Free

All mothers accompanied by a child will receive free admission on Mother’s Day.

A Night at the Park

Date: May 28, 2021

Time: 4:30PM-9:00AM

Location: Landmark Park Grounds

Cost: $20 per person for members; $25 per person for nonmembers.

Landmark Park invites you and your family to experience the Park in a unique way with our 8th annual Night at the Park event. This camping adventure for families features a night walk through the Park, hay rides, s’mores, Nerf war, Water Balloon Battleship, and of course, camping in tents. Your adventure begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 28 and concludes at 9 a.m on Saturday, May 29. The fee for the campout is $20 per person for Park members and $25 per person for nonmembers. A hamburger and hotdog dinner, s’mores, and breakfast are all included. Families are responsible for their own tents and sleeping bags. Space for the campout is limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis. Registration with payment is required to secure your spot and can be made by clicking here

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.

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.