Irondale Spring Fest A Huge Success

Despite the forecast for rain, large crowds came out to Irondale’s 1st Annual Spring Fest.  Crowds were treated to a wide variety of food, music and fun.  The festival was held at Grants Mill Station in Irondale.  The purpose of the festival was to highlight the merchants in Grants Mill Station in a family friendly environment.

Several Irondale officials were in attendance at Spring Fest  including: Mayor Tommy Joe Alexander, City Council President, Terry Bearden, Councilor Bobby Joe Wilson, Councilor John London and Councilor Craig Sanderson.  Ms Senior Irondale, Mary Keene officially launched the event. Click here for pictures.

Kids enjoyed free inflatables, a petting zoo and discounts at Adventure Park,  The park featured it’s latest attraction, Watazumi Slide. This massive 65′ tall inflatable slide is the biggest in the world. Hundreds of kids and adults enjoyed the slide and the other numerous attractions.  Adventure Park, General Manager Michael Gilbert stated, ” Spring Fest was a massive success for us.  We far exceeded our goal for this event and appreciate the City of Irondale for sponsoring this great event.”

Those in attendance were treated to an endless amount of food choices.  Grants Mill Station restaurants; Gus Hot Dogs, Reyes Pizza and Ice Cream, Magnificent Cakes and Sweets and Irondale Express Bar and Grill all offered special Spring Fest discounts.  Also over a dozen food vendors were in attendance offering everything from ribs to gelatos.

A talented line-up of dancers and musicians provided an eclectic mix of fantastic entertainment. Irondale’ own singing sensation, 10yr old, Olivia Scarbrough  did an awesome job as the festival’s opening act.   Other headliners included;  JB’s Trio, Shariff Simmons, Salina and Jan Fuller.  The festival closed with a rousing performance by Mose Stovall Band & Show featuring Deeh.

Irondale Spring Fest was made possible by a collaborative effort between the  City of Irondale, Irondale Commercial Development Authority , The Irondale Arts Council and the Greater Irondale Chamber of Commerce.  There is already a buzz about a bigger ad better Spring Fest next year.