The Wilson Pickett Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of music, art, and culture that brings together people from all walks of life. The festival is named after Wilson Pickett, a famous soul singer who was born in Prattville. The event takes place every April and attracts thousands of visitors from across the country.
Events and Activities
One of the main attractions is live music performances by local artists as well as national acts. Visitors can enjoy various genres ranging from blues to jazz to gospel music. There are also plenty of food vendors offering delicious southern cuisine such as fried chicken, barbecue ribs, collard greens among other delicacies. Visitors can also shop at various arts & crafts booths selling handmade jewelry or pottery. For those who love sports there are basketball tournaments where teams compete against each other for prizes while spectators cheer them on from the sidelines.
Prattville is located near Montgomery which has many tourist sites worth visiting such as The Rosa Parks Museum which honors civil rights activist Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery in 1955. The museum features exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Another nearby attraction is the Hank Williams Museum which celebrates the life and music of country music legend Hank Williams who was born in Alabama. Visitors can see his guitars, suits, and other memorabilia. For those who love nature, there is the Alabama Wildlife Federation Nature Center which has hiking trails, a butterfly garden, and various animals such as deer, foxes among others.