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Special Events

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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.

October 31, Retiree Health Fair: The Retiree Health Fair will be held at Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center on Andrews from 8-12 pm. The basketball courts at the center will be closed from 5:30 am -2 pm in support of the health fair. The For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749.


November 5, Clydesdales Military Salute: Join us Wednesday, November 5th in The Landing parking lot near Howze Field from 5-7 pm to see the World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdales. Enjoy photo opportunities with the Budweiser Clydesdales, beer sampling, Bud Girls, music and so much more. For details, please call Fort Rucker MWR at (334)598-5311.


November 14, Camping Under the Stars: As part of Month of the Military Family, Fort Rucker is providing the 4th annual Camping Under the Stars event on Friday, November 14th as a tribute to military Families. Come enjoy a great night of camping out, s’mores and hot chocolate, games, a story reading and two movies on the big screen! All military I.D. holders will be able to attend this free outdoor event beginning at 5 pm and located near the West Beach Gazebo at Lake Tholocco. At 6:30 pm story reading under the gazebo can be enjoyed. The Exchange will be featuring Family-friendly movies Frozen and The Lego Movie from approximately 7 pm to 10 pm. During the movies s’mores and hot chocolate will be provided for your enjoyment! Families are welcome to camp overnight or just stay for the evening festivities. So, don’t forget to bring your tents, blankets and chairs. Outdoor Recreation is offering free use of 3 man tents and 6 man tents for the overnight camp out. Tents are limited, so call and reserve your tent early to ensure availability. For more information or to reserve a tent, please call Family & MWR at (334) 255-9810.


December 4, Christmas Tree Lighting: The Annual Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at Howze Field from 5-6pm. Join us for a delightful evening of music, hot chocolate, the lighting of the post Christmas Tree, and a very special visitor from the North Pole! Afterward, enjoy complimentary photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Landing – they may also have some treats for those good girls and boys! This event is free and open to the public and EFMP friendly. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Landing. For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749 or visit www.ftruckermwr.com.