Pell City, Alabama ... Unlimited Possibilities Kids’ Catfish Rodeo draws hundreds of children and their parents to Lakeside Park on the Saturday after Hometown Block Party. More than 1,500 pounds of catfish are deposited in a netted area of the lake, enhancing children’s chances of not letting the ‘big one’ get away. It, too, is a free event designed to promote fishing and offer an event the whole family can enjoy. The Christmas Parade that makes its way through downtown Pell City and beyond each year is a sight to behold. Floats, bands, convertibles, the antics of the Shriners and Jolly Old Saint Nick himself are part of the festivities as Pell City rings in the season in early December. Thousands of visitors line the streets each year to get a glimpse of the lights, the pageantry and the spirit of Christmas that abounds in what has become one of the region’s largest parades. Fourth of July Fireworks in Pell City aren’t just any fireworks display. This spectacular show lights up the summer sky over Logan Martin Lake, attracting thousands of people by boat, by car and truck and on foot to see one of the best fireworks displays in the state. Sponsored by the city of Pell City, it is one of the most anticipated events of the year, drawing visitors from near and far to celebrate our country’s independence in an extra special way.
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