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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


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!

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Thunder on Tholocco
Date: April 26
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Location: West Beach, Lake Tholocco.

Bring a chair or blanket and watch multi-class outboard drag boat racing at its best. Wakeboarding demonstrations  throughout the day. 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. Food vendors will be on site with a variety of menu options. Gate opens at 9 am and the race begins at 11 am. Ticket prices are $5 advance, $7 at the gate, and FREE to children ages 12 and under. Open to the public. No pets, backpacks, or glass containers permitted. For more information, please contact Fort Rucker Special Events at (334)255-1749.

Fort Rucker Health Expo
Date: May 8
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center

Find out what types of health options are offered on post and in the surrounding area. Business and organizations will be providing important information and health related topics to improve one’s well being. This event is open to the public and caters to both men and women. Sponsorship & Advertising, (334) 598-5311.

Comedy Live at Rucker
Date: May 9
Time: 8 – 10 pm
Location: The Landing Ballroom

Join us for a fun night of laughs and jokes at Comedy Live. Fort Rucker is bringing in high quality entertainers to provide comic relief to our patrons. Bob Place will be the Emcee Comedian, Dan Weeks will be the opening act, and Steve Hofstetter will be the Headlining Act. Cost for Regular Advanced tickets is $12 each by May 8th and $16 afterwards. Cost for a VIP table (seats 10 patrons) are $150 and guarantees you a seat close to the stage. This is one of Fort Rucker’s most popular events, so get your tickets while they last! Tickets will be available in the Catering Office located inside The Landing. Open to the public ages 18 and older. For more information, please contact Fort Rucker Family & MWR, (334) 255-9810.

Lake Fest
Date: May 17
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Location: West Beach, Lake Tholocco

We will be kicking off the summer with this celebration with a day of games, swimming, vendors and inflatables! We will hold a Sandcastle Contest and Volleyball Tournament. 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 into paradise and join us at West Beach for fun in the sun! Special Events, (334) 255-1749.
Dueling Pianos
Date: June 20
Time: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location: The Landing Ballroom

Join Family and MWR on June 20, Ages 16 and up, from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at The Landing Ballroom for a high energy, all request, sing along, clap along, rock n’ roll, comedy piano show as the entertainers get everyone in the room involved. Make sure to buy your $12 Advanced tickets by COB June 18 at The Landing. Door Tickets will be $16. For more information please call Family & MWR at (334) 255-9810.

Wiregrass Freedom Fest
Date: July 3
Time: 4 pm – 10 pm
Location: Festival Fields
Wiregrass Freedom Festival is Fort Rucker’s premier event hosted by the Commanding General. The 98th Army Silver Wings Band will kick of the festivities which include a variety of displays, kid’s inflatable fun zone, rides and a variety of local and regional vendors. Join us in the celebration of our nation’s independence on 3 July from 4-10pm for a day of food, activities and fun, culminating in one of the area’s largest fireworks show. Event is free and open to the public. No glass, coolers, backpacks or pets. For more info, contact Special Events (334) 255-9810.

 

U.S. Army Soldier Show
Date: August 12 – 13
Time: 7-9 pm each night
Location: Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center
Free admission and open to the public.

 

Chris Carter, Illusionist
Date: August 22
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: The Landing Ballroom
For more information, contact The Landing, (334) 598-2426.


Girls’ Night Out
Date: September 5
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: The Landing Ballroom
For more information, contact The Landing, (334) 598-2426.

 

Oktoberfest
Date: September 26
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Festival Fields

 

Sesame Street
Date:September 27
Time: 2pm & 4:30pm
Location: School Age Center

 

Comedy Live
Date:
October 17
Time: 8 – 10 pm
Location: The Landing Ballroom
Join us for a fun night of laughs and jokes at Comedy Live at Rucker, October 17th from  8 – 10 pm in The Landing Ballroom.  Fort Rucker is bringing in high quality entertainers to provide comic relief to our patrons. Corey Mack will be the opening act, and Landry  will be the Headlining Act. Cost for Regular Advanced tickets is $12 each by October 16 and $16 afterwards. Cost for a VIP table (seats 10 patrons) are $150 and guarantees you a seat close to the stage. This is one of Fort Rucker’s most popular events, so get your tickets while they last! Tickets will be available in the Catering Office located inside The Landing and 5700 & Lyster Coffee Zones. Open to the public ages 18 and older. For more information, please contact Fort Rucker Family & MWR, (334) 255-9810.

 

Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market
Date:
October 18
Time: 8-11 am
Location: Festival Fields

 

Retiree Health Fair
Date: October 31
Time: 8-12 pm
Location: Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center (Andrews)

 

Camping Under the Stars
Date:
November 14
Time: 5 pm -UTC
Location: Lake Tholocco

 

Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: December 4
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Howze Field