City Plans Summer Activities for Entire Family


Contact: Kellie Cook, Special Events Director, (334) 358-0297 or

May 17, 2010

There will be lots to do over the next couple of months in the City of Prattville. The City has planned several events for the months of June, July and August as a part of “Prattville’s Free Family Fun Summer” including movies, parades, and a street party.

“This summer’s Free Family Fun events are great for the entire family," said Mayor Jim Byard, Jr. "We’re pleased to offer outdoor movies during the month of June, our Independence Day Celebration in July, and conclude with our Back to School Concert featuring the Sweet Young ‘Uns in August.”

June and July: Plan to bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets and get ready for Free Movies under the Stars! The movie will be shown on a 30 ft. inflatable movie screen at the Cooters Pond Park in Prattville, on Friday, June 18th and Friday July 23rd. The movies will begin at dark. Admission is free to the public. We will have pizza, popcorn, snowcones and more.

On June 18th, we will be showing “The Tooth Fairy.” This family-friendly comedy stars Dwayne Johnson, as a cocky minor league hockey player who steals a dollar from underneath his girlfriend's daughter's pillow. As punishment, he is sentenced by the head fairy (Julie Andrews) to serve as a tooth-collector for two-weeks.

July: The annual 4th of July Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and ends at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. This year the parade will be held on Saturday, July 3rd. Float participants are encouraged to decorate their entries in this year’s theme “Salute to our Hometown Hereos.” Children on bikes, tricycles, and scooters are also invited to participate in this family-fun parade. Entry forms can be found at the top of the event page. There is no registration fee to enter floats in the parade.

The Annual Lion’s Club Bar-B-Q and Camp Stew Sale will take place on Saturday, July 3rd at Pratt Park at 10:00 am, as well as, the annual “Cardboard Boat Races”, at Pratt Pool. The entry fee is $5.00 per boat and pre-registration is required. For more information, call Leisure Services at 334-361-3640.

And make sure to join us on Sunday, July 4th for our annual festival of fireworks. The fireworks event begins at Stanley-Jensen Stadium at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment and food vendors. Fireworks start at dark. Admission is FREE. NO pets allowed on the field.

August: The City is proud to sponsor its second annual Back to School Street Dance on Friday, August 6th from 7-11 p.m. It will be held along the Creekwalk behind City Hall and serve as the last big party before school starts. There will be food vendors on hand and live entertainment provided by The Sweet Young’Uns. Admission is free.

“Everyone is trying to find ways to save money in these trying times. These events give everyone the opportunity to participate, said Kellie Cook, Special Events Director for the City of Prattville. They are fun for the entire family, but best of all they are free.

For more information on these events, please call the City of Prattville’s Special Events Office, at (334) 358-0297.