Indeed Alabama is sweet, from its residents’ Southern hospitality, to the profusion of ice-cold watermelon served at the Franklin County and Grand Bay Watermelon Festivals. In Alabama, you can visit the beaches on the shores of the Gulf Coast, or learn about important moments of United States history in Selma and Montgomery. And when you get a state packed with history and culture, you get a state with a vibrant festival scene. Alabama festivals, such as the National Peanut Festival in Dothan and the Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores celebrate important local products (and much more). Other festivals in Alabama, such as the Sloss Music & Arts Festival, provide world-class music, food and art.