Sun festival Slip n Slide

Sun Festival in Alexander City includes lots of KidsFest activities, including the Slip - n - Slide.

If the grandkids can only spend one week at Lake Martin, Sun Festival week should be it. In addition to fun-filled days on the boat, this month offers nine days of magic, including a pet parade, medallion hunts with cash prizes, $2 movies, glow-in-the-dark golf, sundaes, water slides and more in downtown Alexander City.

Pick up a schedule of more than 50 activities and opportunities at the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce office and the Lake Martin Innovation Center on Aliant Parkway and mark your calendar for the events you want to attend. Pre-register for those activities that have limited capacity. Pack a water bottle and a snack; put on your sunscreen; and you’re all set to have a great time at this annual celebration of summer.

This year’s event includes the new Tykes in Trucks event with all manner of truck-type vehicles for kids to climb on, sit in and play. There will be ambulances, fire trucks, tow trucks, a street sweeper and more. This event is free, and there will be live music and kids’ games.

There will be a magic show at the children’s library and an art lesson – with supplies provided – at Luck of the Draw studio on Broad Street Plaza.

Come out to The Mill Two Eighty for Bingo and celebrate America’s heroes at Bill Nichols Veterans Home. Fermenter’s Market will host trivia night with the Lake Martin Young Professionals, and the kids could even enter a pie in the baking contest.

The seventh annual Sun Festival wraps up with Alexander City Jazz Fest on June 14 and 15: six bands; two days; two locations. Tons of fun.

It will be an incredible week of food, friends, family and fun. Follow Sun Festival Alexander City on Facebook or visit alexcitychamber.com for details.