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Cloverdale Annual Events

MARCH/APRIL 2014

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There are many events and attractions that make Cloverdale a unique community. Already known for its early 1900's architecture and history, the city is consistently updating and expanding to make this historic neighborhood a great one to live and thrive in today!

Cloverdale is a festive community, no doubt. And if their parades are any indication, they love to throw a party! The annual Garden District Dog Parade each August connects the four-footed and two-footed creatures, held in conjunction with National Night Out. The event serves to introduce neighbors to each other and send the message that Cloverdale is united to fight crime in our community. The Cloverdale-Idlewild Association 4th of July parade celebrates the birth of our country and the patriotism of small communities like ours, winding through the historic district and ending at Cloverdale Bottom Park with live music and fireworks to light up the night. And the holidays are always merrier with the Cloverdale Christmas Parade featuring a wide variety of local businesses and organizations that make this community a great place to live.

If you're a fan of crawfish, you've found the right spot in Cloverdale when the city celebrates the love for mudbugs each year with their annual Cloverdale Village Business Association Crawfish Boil. The event draws visitor from all over the Southeast and showcases the unique neighborhoods and historical architectural styles of the city. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy live music, fellowship with friends and neighbors, and the delicious Louisiana-style Cajun cooking that includes corn on the cob, potatoes, and of course, the star of the show, crawfish!

You won’t want to miss the well-known Cloverdale Pub Crawl this April. Tickets are reasonably priced and provide party-goers with a trolley for transportation between Cloverdale Road and Fairview Avenue. This is a great opportunity to get together a group of friends and experience the nightlife that Cloverdale has to offer. Participating venues include local favorites such as El Rey, LeRoy, True, Bud's, Capri Theatre, Jubilee Seafood, Pine Bar, Cafe Louisa, Tomatino's Pizza and Sinclair’s. The event is sponsored in part by RSVP Magazine and is always a blast - don't miss the fun on April 12!

If live music is your thing, Cloverdale aims to please!  The Cloverdale-Idlewild Concert Series each spring brings neighbors together to enjoy an afternoon at Bottom Park under the large oak trees with live music featuring local and regional bands weekly. The series usually runs from the first weekend in April through late May. Guests are encouraged to get comfy on blankets or chairs, bring the pets, and pack a picnic lunch for these live concert events. No matter who is picking the guitar or playing the keyboard when you attend, you can bet on a good time with a beautiful atmosphere and wonderful live entertainment.

When it comes to history, Montgomery and Cloverdale have no shortage of stories and connections. From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., working to advance civil rights, aviation instruction with the Wright Brothers, and the great American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda – each of these names has a connection in this community. In fact, the world’s only museum dedicated to the Fitzgeralds is on Felder Avenue, and hosts an annual celebration of the Jazz Age couple. Other celebrities, including Ewan McGregor, Danny Devito, Jessica Lange, and Albert Finney have called Old Cloverdale home as well for a time while filming Tim Burton’s “Big Fish.”

Old Cloverdale is a historic district protected by regulations with the purpose of preserving the neighborhood’s architecture and design. These homes are on display during the Spring Tour of Homes, an event that provides a great opportunity to experience early 1900's architecture. Tickets are sold for this event and the proceeds go toward the continued protection and improvement of this historical district. *

When it comes to modern architecture, the quality and design of the A&P is unmatched in the area. The shopping center and its lofts are located on Cloverdale Road and feature a great atmosphere for enjoying all that this small town has to offer! Hue Studio provides world class shopping, custom portraits are available at Kim Box Photography, lunch and dinner are served at TRUE, and pampering is always available at Amplify Salon & Spa … this place has it all! If you're planning a wedding, nothing beats the beautiful scenery and festive atmosphere of the courtyard at the A&P for a reception in Old Cloverdale.

Cloverdale is eclectic, modern, hip and FASHIONABLE!  Twice a year, the Hue Fashion Show closes down Graham Street and rocks the runway with the latest available looks from area boutiques including The Locker Room and Christine's Feathered Nest. Guests can celebrate the arrival of the season with live music, pop-up retail shops, and drink specials from Pine Bar and TRUE. Of course, Hue Studio and participating A&P businesses are open during the event as well for your shopping pleasure!  And while the event is free to the public, special VIP tickets are always on sale and include a private party including appetizers, drinks, and a meet and greet with the event's "Made in the USA" emcees!

Rich history and the modern day feeling of "an old-time neighborhood" make Cloverdale a great place to call home. Come see for yourself why families from all over love to settle in this community. For more info on any special events or happenings, visit www.OldCloverdale.org.

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