Montgomery, AL – As nightfall descended on downtown Montgomery Thursday night, the second Riverfront Pub Crawl found its legs. Interested participants received an event schedule, map, and coupon book with food and drink specials over a dozen bars, restaurants, and venues. The event was hosted by the City of Montgomery and RSVP Montgomery Magazine.
The pub hoppers boarded Montgomery Trolleys which provided transportation for the evening’s festivities along the route to such places as the Alley Bar, Brew Pub, Club 322, Club Car Bar, Dreamland, The Exchange, the Hank Williams Museum, Harriott II, Nobles, Off The Wagon, Sous La Terre, and more.
The event began at 6:30 PM and a spokesperson for RSVP Montgomery said that by 8:30 PM an estimated 1,300 people were making the rounds and that most of them had commented that they would indeed make an appearance in every bar and restaurant.
This event began Montgomery’s Fourth of July Staycation which also includes the Capital City Downtown Streetfest from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM on July 3. Food, concerts, complimentary skating, train rides, The Party Palace, and children’s activities will be featured. Two stages will be set up, one on Tallapoosa Street beside the Stadium, which will feature “The Groove Factor Band,” and another at the Court Square Fountain where “Splendid Chaos” will be playing.
Immediately following the Friday Night Dinner Cruise, the Harriott II will offer a 10:00 PM moonlight cruise for a $15 ticket price. Admission is free to the festival, however, some of the children’s activities will have small charges.
Closing out the Staycation will be the Fourth of July Riverfront Celebration with the MAX fireworks spectacular. Gates open at 5:00 PM with free admission and the Capitol Sounds Concert Band and the Montgomery Chorale will perform music with special guest conductor Dr. Johnny Long.
Food vendors will be available as well as the Big Green Bus, the Splashpad, water slide, Captain Hooks pontoon boats, and Harriott II riverboat mini cruises at 5:00 PM and 6:15 PM. Fireworks over the Alabama River will begin after the Biscuits game.
Article by Melissa Parker
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