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Special Events

Vendor ButtonLocated in the Soldier Service Center
Building 5700, Novosel Street
Room 390

Special Events Coordinator
Office: 334-255-1749
Cell: 334-379-1362

FMWR-DS Program Manager
Office: 334-255-9810
Cell: 334-379-1361

Fax: 334-255-1874

Mailing Address: PO Drawer 620189, Fort Rucker, AL 36362

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Fort Rucker hosts a wide variety of special events throughout the year such as Children’s Festival, Lake Fest, Freedom Fest, and Oktoberfest. These events feature an assortment of food and merchandise vendors, children’s inflatables, music, games, and many other activities sure to please the whole family! Fort Rucker also hosts the Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Soldier Show, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Comedy Live, and Army Entertainment events. Most events are family friendly and the majority are free!

View a map of our special event locations.

  • April 25, Thunder on Tholocco: If you’re looking for a day of family fun, join us for the 9th annual Thunder on Tholocco. Thunder returns to Fort Rucker on Saturday, April 25th from 11 am–5 pm at West Beach, Lake Tholocco. Bring a chair or blanket and watch multi-class outboard drag boat racing at its best. These high-performance machines reach speeds in excess of 100 mph! For those looking to get a piece of the action, sign up to participate in a kayak or canoe race, try one of our paddle boats, or see how far you can make it down our inflatable slip and slide. And we’ve got you covered if all that fun works up an appetite! Food vendors will be on site with a variety of menu options. Gates open at 9 am; races begin at 11 am. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase at the Outdoor Recreation Office or MWR Central. This event is open to the public. No glass containers permitted. For more information, please contact Family & MWR Special Events at (334) 255-1749.


  • May 16, Lake Fest: Join us on Saturday, May 16 from 12–6 pm for the annual Lake Fest at West Beach, Lake Tholocco! In celebration of the 14th year of this welcome-to-summer celebration, Fort Rucker is taking you to a tropical paradise. Games, swimming, vendors, inflatables, sandcastle contest, volleyball tournament and free use of life jackets, canoes and paddle boats will keep the party going all afternoon. Admission is free and open to the public. So escape to paradise and join us at West Beach for fun in the sun! Please contact Family and MWR Special Events for more information, (334) 255-1749.