Visiting Alabaster

Alabaster is a sprawling suburban city located in the Heart of Alabama. Situated just 17 miles south of Downtown Birmingham, Alabaster is a convenient place to do business and a wonderful place to raise a family. We are committed to a safe, healthy, and wholesome environment for family living. Alabaster has experienced remarkable growth over the last ten years with a growth rate of well over 60%. Those rates figure to continue to make Alabaster one of the state's largest cities and, also, one of its fastest growing.

CityFest Celebration

The City of Alabaster hosts one of the largest annual public gatherings in Shelby County. CityFest, which was started to celebrate Alabaster's 50th birthday in 2003, has grown into one of the most popular celebrations in our area. With thousands of visitors attending the celebration, CityFest features live music, a large children's area with games, rides and other fun activities. Many vendors also set up during the celebration to sell merchandise and food items. This annual event is sponsored by the City of Alabaster plus several corporate donors in the community. It is held the first Saturday in June.

Alabaster Christmas Parade

Every year Alabaster is the home to one of Alabama's largest Christmas Parades. The Alabaster Christmas Parade is sponsored by the city's Beautification Board, and is held in early December of each year.

Over 100 entries join the parade including floats from area churches, schools, and civic organizations, along with city and county officials, scouts, dance troops, motorcycles, car clubs, horses, and Santa Claus.

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