Big Spring Park (Huntsville, Alabama)

Big Spring Park (Huntsville, Alabama)

Big Spring International Park (or Big Spring Park, for short) is located in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. It is most noted as being the site of the Panoply Arts Festival, held there the last full weekend in April, and Big Spring Jam, an annual music festival that usually occurs on the fourth weekend in September.

Big Spring Park is named after an underground spring that John Hunt, Huntsville's founder, built a cabin next to in 1805. During the 19th Century and the first half of the 20th Century, the spring was Huntsville's water source. Today the park features gifts given by other countries to Huntsville. One of the most recognizable gifts is the "Red Bridge", given to the city from Japan in 1987. Other gifts include 60 cherry blossom trees, also from Japan, a 1903 light beacon (often referred to as "the lighthouse"), a 1929 fog bell given by Norway in 1973, and a park bench from Britain.

WiFi access is available throughout the park for a small fee after a free trial period.

External links

* [http://www.panoply.org PANOPLY ARTS FESTIVAL official website]
* [http://www.bigspringjam.org Big Spring Jam official site]


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