2016 Schedule of Events at a Glance

Spirit of America Carnival
June 29 and July 1 from 4 – 11 pm, July 2nd from 2 -11 pm, July 3rd from 1 – 11 pm and July 4 from 11 – 11 pm.
(Located next to the T.C. Almon Center in Decatur.)

Friday, July 1st
General admission to all events is FREE Courtesy of our Sponsors

50th Anniversary Black and White Event Kickoff Party
50 Years of Music with DJ Party
Open to General Public (black and white attire or come as you are)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Old Skate Pavilion
Hamburgers and Drinks available for sale.
Knockerball and other Amusement games on the SOA field from 6 pm to 10 pm
Carnival from 4 pm to 11 pm

Saturday, July 2nd
2:00 pm Country Music Trivia and Sing Along
3:00 pm Super Trivia Round 1
3:45 pm Military Meet and Greet
4:00 pm Beer Garden Opens
5:00 pm Spirit of America Voice Finals with Guest Judge Craig Wayne Boyd
7:30 pm Rodeo Gypsy
8:30 pm Craig Wayne Boyd Concert
11:00 pm (after party at The Brick including some of contestants)
Carnival from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sunday, July 3rd
10:30 am Celebrate America at Southside Baptist Church
1:00 pm  $5 Lunches on SOA Field
2:00 pm Battle of the Sexes
2:45 pm Tug-O-War
3:30 pm Super Trivia Round 2
4:00 pm 80′s Music Trivia/Military Appreciation Photo
5:00 pm Rena White
6:00 pm Replay
7:00 pm Celebrate America Patriotic program performed by the Southside Baptist Choir with Special Guest West Hampton of the Gaither Vocal Band.
9:00 pm Movie on the Field – Captain America: The First Avenger
Carnival open from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Monday, July 4
10:00 am Ceremonial Flag Raising
Pepsi Bike Parade and
Children’s activities (til 1 pm)
10:30 am Charades Win lose or Draw
11:00 am Mr. Fourth of July Contest
12:00 noon Field Activities
3:00 pm Newlywed Game
3:45 pm Military Appreciation Photo/Meet and Greet
5:00 pm Altar Ego
6:00 pm Ahead of the wake
7:00 pm McTazz
8:00 pm SOA Community Orchestra and Veterans Walk
8:30 pm Awards
9:45 pm Fireworks
10:00 pm Kassie Miller

2016 Event Details

Friday, July 1, 2016
SOA Black and White Theme party (come as you are or dress in black and white attire) 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
This event features hamburgers and beverages, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Curry’s catering service, a DJ’, dancing and a cash bar. VIP Ticket packages are available at

Saturday, July 2, 2016 (Free Events)
SOA Voice Talent Competition begins at 5:00 p.m.
Rodeo Gypsy performs at 7:30 p.m.
Craig Wayne Boyd Concert (Winner of Season 7 of NBC’s singing competition The Voice) begins at 8:30 p.m.
Food vendors, Beer and Wine Garden Area on site in designated area. VIP Tickets and seating available.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 (Free Events)
“Celebrate America” at Southside Baptist Church in Decatur at 10:30 a.m.
$5 Lunch Boxes for a Picnic on the Grounds at SOA Field at 1:00 p.m.
Family and Group Games (TC Almon and SOA Field) at 2:00 p.m.
Nashville gospel-country artist Rena White on the SOA Stage at 5:00 p.m.
“Celebrate America” Patriotic Program on the SOA Stage at 7:00 p.m.
This program is performed by The Southside Baptist Church and Choir with special guest, Wes Hampton of the Gaither Vocal Band.
Youth Concert at 9:00 p.m.

Monday, July 4, 2016
Pepsi Children’s Parade and activities at 10:00 a.m.
Family and Group Games at 1:00 p.m.
Altar Ego, a 1980′s Tribute rock band on the SOA Stage at 5:00 p.m.
Ahead of The Wake rock band on the SOA Stage at 6:00 p.m.
Muscle Shoals country-rock band McTazz on the SOA Stage at 7:00 p.m.
Veterans Honor Walk and Awards Ceremony 8:00 p.m.
Fireworks accompanied by local volunteer orchestra begin at 9:45 p.m.
CMT star Kassie Miller concert following fireworks

Complementary Parking in Point Mallard Park (Aquatic Center and Jubilee Field).
No coolers, no pets on the field, no alcohol and no fireworks.

The Spirit of America is a FREE EVENT
(July 1st is reserved for ticket holders and sponsors only).

Our 50th Anniversary has been named a TOP 10 Event for the State of Alabama.
For details on Tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit

Spirit of America Schedule