Guntersville hosts an abundance of fun and diverse events each year. Guntersville is a regular stop on the Bassmaster Tournament tours and hosted the Bassmaster Classic in February 2014. Other popular events include the Eagle Awareness Program in January; the Wild Irish 10k Run in March; Art on the Lake in April; the AWF Wildgame Cook-off in May; the 4th of July fireworks display over Lake Guntersville; the Mountain Lakes Triathlon in August; St. William Seafood Festival on Labor Day weekend; and many holiday activities including the Downtown Merchants “A Night Before Christmas”, the Christmas Parade and a Whole Backstage holiday production.
The MVAC has a long history of excellence in exhibiting and collecting local Alabama artists such as Gene Price, Nall, Anne Blue, Jennie McBride, the visual humor of Don Stewart and many more. MVAC strives to expand the range of cultural experiences offered through music, dance, and the theatrical arts as well as visual arts. MVAC offers art exhibits throughout the year in the galleries located inside the MVAC offices, located at 300 Gunter Avenue. Two of the most popular events are the lakeside concerts held in the Summer at Citivitan Park and the downtown concerts held in the Fall at Errol Allan Park. Visit MVAC’s website at www.mountainvalleyartscouncil.com for more information.
Over the last ten years, the Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center has seen much prosperity. It has amassed a large art and artifact collection. The museum also hosts many special events, exhibits, and fundraisers. The museum focuses on Guntersville’s rich history as well as art and culture. Its purpose is to preserve the history of Guntersville, inform visitors and citizens and promote art and culture in the area.
The WBS Theater has built a reputation for excellence over the last 30 years. The theater is a vital part of the artistic community, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. The WBS presents productions throughout the year, offering something for everyone’s taste. Over the last few years, they have presented Camelot, Steel Magnolias, Romeo & Juliet, Annie, The Sound of Music, Godspell, White Christmas, and A Christmas Carol.