Opening Ceremony

Don't miss the Opening Ceremony Celebration on Friday, June 9 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, AL. The Opening Ceremony Celebration will feature the Alabama State Games FanFair–fun outdoor festivities, face painting, food vendors, music, sports challenges, and more! All of this culminating into our Opening Ceremony at 7:00 pm, with the Parade of Athletes, the lighting of the Olympic Flame, HUGE fireworks show, and so much more! Every registered athlete participating in the Opening Ceremony and the Parade of Athletes will receive a FREE Commemorative Opening Ceremonies Parade of Athletes T-Shirt!

Parking & Admission are FREE!

Opening Ceremony begins at 7pm with fireworks show following.
Ceremony will take place in the Amphitheater, with limited seating available, lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed and recommended. Bring an American Flag!

Celebrate Olympic Day


The United States Olympic Committee has officially recognized our events as Olympic Day events. Be sure to attend the Opening Ceremonies and Celebrate Olympic Day!




Free Opening Ceremonies T Shirt

All registered athletes who attend the Opening Ceremonies and participate in the Parade of Athletes will receive a free Opening Ceremonies T-shirt! You must be a registered participant!

Volunteers will also receive their own special State Games Volunteer Shirt! To become a volunteer, click HERE!

Athlete Leadership Summit

For athletes, coaches, parents, spectators and volunteers to learn the importance of academic excellence, good citizenship, responsibility, leadership and the concept of community. All athletes, parents and coaches are invited to attend the Athlete Leadership Summit. 


Entertainment information will be posted soon.


Vendor Application:

If you are interested in being a food vendor or promoting your product or service during the State Games Fan Fair, please click HERE and fill out the application. (*All Vendors must have a Houston County Business or Vendor License. Call (334) 677-4742 for information.) 

National Peanut Festival Association, Inc.
5622 Highway 231 South
Dothan, Alabama 36301


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