Here is an idea for your bucket list. Visit the Cahaba Lilies (here are the directions). Bring a friend, loved one or family member and take a selfie sitting amongst the lilies.
Do it soon. The Cahaba Lilies only bloom between mid-May to mid-June.
Better yet, attend the Cahaba Lily Festival in West Blocton. Immerse yourself in “lily lore.” Watch the crowning of the Cahaba Lily queen, listen to all the incredible work being done to protect the lilies and then visit the lilies. You won’t regret it.
Here is the Cahaba Lily Festival agenda and flyer with the details.
8:00 am – Registration Begins
9:10 am – Morning Program Begins in Cahaba Lily Center
9:30 am – Greetings and Updates
10:30 am – “Romancing the Lily” – Dr. Larry Davenport, Professor of Biology, Samford University
11:40 am – Lunch for Registered Guests – No Take Outs, Please. (Contributions welcomed and appreciated)
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Visit the lilies. Canoe rentals available from the Cahaba River Society– $20
1:15 – 3:00 pm – West Blocton Beehive Coke Ovens Park Tours
3:00 pm – Story Telling and Musical Entertainment in Cahaba Lily Center
Cahaba Lily Center is at 1012 Main Street – West Blocton, Alabama.
One last enticement. Courtesy of the Cahaba River Society – here are some photos documenting the pure joy and wonder the Cahaba lilies provide.