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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
All mothers accompanied by a child will receive free admission on Mother’s Day.
A Night at the Park
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
All fathers accompanied by a child will receive free admission on Fathers Day.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.