May 20, 2023

This Year's Features

What to expect at this year's festival

Miss Cahaba Lily Pageant

Festival Program

Musical Entertainment

Trips to the River

Our Speakers 

Dr. Larry Davenport
Professor of Biology, Samford University

Dr. Davenport has enlightened and entertained the crowd each year with his presentation, "Romancing the Lilies." He is recognized by many as the foremost authority on the Cahaba Lily.

Dr. Brian Keener
Professor of Biological Sciences, University of West Alabama

Brian Keener specializes in plant taxonomy, systematics, floristics, and herbarium curation. He will be presenting the work that the University of West Alabama is doing at the new Cahaba Biodiversity Center located in Bibb County, Alabama.

And updates from our partners

Schedule of Events

March 20, 2023 through April 21, 2023

Pageant Date: May 6, 2023
Pageant Location: West Blocton Middle School

9:10 am to 12:00 pm

Morning Program

The morning program includes vendors on the street, a children's play area, presentations by various environmental groups, and a lunch in the Cahaba Lily Center. Registration begins at 8 am and the morning program starts at 9:10 am. Keep checking this page for more details as they get finalized!

1:00 to 4:00 pm

Trips to the River

Afternoon activities will include shuttles to and from the Cahaba Lily Center, and canoes  available for rent by the Cahaba River Society. 

Unfortunately, the water level is high in the river and The Cahaba River Society will not have canoes available this year. 

5:00 pm Until

Music On Main Street

Bring a chair and enjoy as mike Oakley and Misty Weems entertain us with a variety of music in front of the Lily Center. There is no charge for the event. 

1012 Main Street, West Blocton, AL 35184

Our Partners

These organizations work hard to protect habitats for the Cahaba Lilies and other rare or endangered plants and animals. Come hear updates on the work they are doing within our state.

Cahaba Lily Center

1012 Main Street
West Blocton, AL 35184

The morning activities take place at the Cahaba Lily Center in West Blocton. Shuttles will be provided from this location as well.

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