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At Visit Calhoun County, we're here to assist you with all of your travel planning needs. Not sure where to stay, eat or shop? We can help! Regardless of whether or not you're planning on visiting for a day or a week, Visit Calhoun County is your one-stop information shop on all things Calhoun County.

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EVENT OR TOUR IN CALHOUN COUNTY.

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For the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce community, joining and participating in the Chamber is a way to network and unite with influential people. The Chamber provides its members the opportunity to discuss innovative ideas with people of a common interest in the economic welfare of our community and offers exclusive Chamber member opportunities.

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Regardless of what your vacation checklist consists of, we have invigorating outdoors, amazing cultural sights, mouth-watering food and Southern hospitality all wrapped into one amazing destination. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing overnight getaway or for a one of a kind adventure, Calhoun County is the natural attraction.

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  • The IAA/AIAP and UNESCO founded World Art Day in 2012 to celebrate the fine arts and promotes awareness of creativity worldwide. They chose the date of April 15th as it coincided with Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. Be sure to see all the amazing artwork in Calhoun County by visiting @bermanmuseum #WorldArtDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Look Up At The Sky Day encourages us to admire the beauty above us. This national day was created in honor of Jack Borden, former TV broadcaster. He was founder of "For Spacious Skies," a non-profit formed with grants from NPS, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and Poloroid, as "a national effort to increase sky awareness and concern." Mr. Borden's lifelong work noted the symptoms of low sky awareness, in a lack of urgency surrounding deterioration of the skyscape and its effects on health, air quality and visibility. In honor of his 92nd birthday, April 14, 2020 was nationally recognized as "Look Up at the Sky Day". Take a look at the beautiful skies in Calhoun County! #LookUpAtTheSkyDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • On April 13th, we have an opportunity to help our local restaurants by participating in National Make Lunch Count Day. TGI Fridays founded National Make Lunch Count Day in 2016 to remind American workers to get away from their desks for lunch. Taking a break from the workday improves productivity. That includes taking a lunch break. Check out some great local eateries in the Calhoun County area: https://www.visitcalhouncounty.com/eat #NationalMakeLunchCountDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • 'Catch' a @jacksonvillestateuniversity baseball game this Tuesday April 13th and get tickets for a 'steal' when you purchase online using promo code CHAMBER at https://jsugamecocks.universitytickets.com/!

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  • The @calhounchamber will be closed on Friday, April 2nd in observance of Good Friday.

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  • Beginning Saturday, April 3rd, and continuing every weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., visitors are welcome to explore the Anniston Greyhound Bus Depot (1031 Gurnee Avenue) which will house a series of diverse exhibits throughout the year. As part of the ongoing commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, the @FreedomRidersNPS is inviting the public to view the Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit titled “The City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.” Other exhibits will include: The Freedom Rides (May), Emancipation and Its Legacies (June/July), and A History of Freedom in the United States (August). Exhibits later in 2021 will be announced as plans are finalized. Freedom Riders National Monument encourages visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing. For more information, contact frri_information@nps.gov or call (256) 499-7209. The @calhounchamber vestibule is open 24 hours every day. It contains literature from area attractions and businesses as well as the Freedom Riders National Monument Nation Park Service Passport stamp.

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  • National Take A Walk In The Park Day on March 30th each year encourages us to stretch our legs on our favorite trail or at our neighborhood park. There are many amazing parks and trails in Calhoun County for you to stroll. #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • On March 29, 1973, combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. National Vietnam War Veterans Day honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. In 2017 President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. In 1999 the Alabama State Legislature designated Centennial Memorial Park in Anniston as the Veteran's Memorial for the State of Alabama. The names every Alabamian who was killed during World War I and II Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf. are engraved in the Zimbabwe Black granite. Calhoun County proudly recognizes and honors servicemen and women of this era. #VietnamWarVeteransDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Due to the significant threat of severe storms, the Calhoun County Area Chamber and Visitors Center will close at 2:00PM today (03/17/21). In preparation for potential severe weather, we urge visitors to stay weather aware and following the direction of local emergency management authorities.

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  • Daylight saving time 2021 will begin at 2:00 AM on⁠ Sunday, March 14th. Remember to spring forward and enjoy more daylight to see the beautiful butterflies and flowers in the Calhoun County area.⁠ National Learn About Butterflies Day also falls on March 14th as butterflies begin migrating across the country. Photo credit: ⁠Cynthia Haynes #DaylightSavingTime #LearnAboutButterfliesDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Spring is just around the corner, and March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day. Enjoy all the spring color here in Calhoun County! Photo credit: Michael Abrams

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  • n 1994, Congressman John Porter established February as National Bird Feeding Month due to the harsh conditions endured during one of the coldest months of the year. Check out a bird book for identifying species in the Calhoun County area! Photo: Michelle Miklik #NationalBirdFeedingMonth #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • National FFA Week is celebrated the week of George Washington’s birthday, to honor his involvement in agriculture. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) began as a statewide group for vocational agriculture students in Virginia in 1917. FFA prepares future leaders through agricultural education. Agriculture is important to the Calhoun County area and many farmers call this area home, which makes for some great photo ops! Photo by Kate Dempsey, Jacksonville, AL #ThankAFarmer #FFAWeek #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week begins the last Monday of February. The week highlights risks posed by invasive species that can threaten the economy, environment, and public health. Kudzu is probably the South's most famous invasive species and can be seen along roadsides and trails throughout Calhoun County (pictured here along the Chief Ladiga Trail). Here are some steps you can take to stop the spread of invasive species: 1. Clean hiking boots, waders, boats and trailers, off-road vehicles and other gear to stop invasive species from hitching a ride to a new location. 2. Avoid dumping aquariums or live bait into waterways. 3. Don’t move firewood – instead, buy it where you’ll burn it, or gather on site when permitted. 4. Use forage, hay, mulch, and soil that are certified as “weed free.” 5. Plant only non-invasive plants in your garden, and remove any known invaders. 6. Report new or expanded invasive species outbreaks to authorities. 7. Volunteer to help remove invasive species from public lands and natural areas. Learn about invasive species, especially those found in your region. Your county extension office and the U.S.D.A. are trustworthy information centers: https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov #InvasiveSpeciesWeek #invasivespecies #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly declared that February 20th was to be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice. This day promotes the importance of fair and just relations between the individual and society - focusing on issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, human rights, and social protections. You can learn more about the foundational concepts of social justice and participatory citizenship by becoming more informed about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Visit the Freedom Riders National Monument to discover stories about the pursuit of civil rights in the 1960's. Photo courtesy: AL Dept. of Travel #SocialJusticeDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction #findyourpark #nationalparkservice #parkhistory #alabama #civilrights #civilrightsmovement #freedomriders #freedomridersnationalmonument #nps #nationalparkservice #anniston #SweetHomeAlabama #AlabamaTravel

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  • February 18th is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day. Make plans to visit Calhoun County area wineries to celebrate. Both White Oak Vineyards and @thefruithurstwineryco are part of the @northalabamawinetrail. #NationalDrinkWineDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Random Acts of Kindness Day originated in New Zealand and is celebrated on February 17th, to encourage acts of kindness. Choose an act today that will make the world a more beautiful place. #RandomActsOfKindnessDay

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  • In honor of National Pizza Day, order your favorite pizza from one of Calhoun County's many go-to local business tonight, dig in, and help out. Some of the area's favorites are: Mata's Greek Pizza & Grinders, Cutter's Pizzeria and Wings, Mellow Mushroom (Oxford - Anniston), Effina's Downtown, Don’t forget to tag your #TakeoutTuesday eats! #ShopSmall #NationalPizzaDay

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  • Our offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18th.

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  • Are you a hiker or have you set fitness goals for yourself 2021? Either way, the 2021 Make-A-Wish Alabama Trailblaze Challenge is perfect for you. Registration has just opened. Visit www.alabamatrailblaze.org to RSVP for an informational meeting (either live or virtual). The Trailblaze Challenge begins on January 30th with 12 weeks of socially distanced hikes, primarily in Birmingham and Huntsville, to prepare the hikers for the rigors of a 26.3 mile one-day hike in the Talladega National Forest (either April 30-May 2 or May 14-16). The deadline to register is January 27th. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJgF4LAgdOk/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

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  • Nature lovers, bird lovers, and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5th. Take time today to look at all of the birds in the Calhoun County area! Photo credit 📷: Melanie Dickie #NationalBirdDay #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • What National Day on January 4th celebrates unconnected, irrelevant data, facts, history, and quotes? Answer: National Trivia Day. Where can you find an unbelievable selection of outdoor recreational opportunities, amazing historical and cultural sites, a great mix of national retailers, plus eclectic boutiques, and antique shops, as well as delectable eateries all situated along I-20, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, located approximately 45 minutes from Birmingham, 90 minutes from Atlanta, with access to train, major highways, and bike trails? Answer: Calhoun County Alabama! #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • New adventures are around the corner in Calhoun County. Wishing you and yours health and prosperity in the new year! Photo credit 📷: @markhicksphotos - location Cheaha Scenic Overlook off Talladega Scenic Drive, also known as AL State Route 281 (originally an unpaved forest route known as Skyway Motorway) #visitcalhouncountyAL #calhouncountyAL #iheartcalhouncoAL #anaturalattraction

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  • Our offices will be closed in observance of New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.

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Anniston, Al 36201

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