The 50th Annual Arley Day Festival, Car Show and Parade is a free, family-friendly event enjoyed by young and old alike. This festival offers art and crafts vendors, children games, water slides, horseback rides, food vendors, musical entertainment and more. The parade lines up at 7:30 a.m. at Arley's Dollar General parking lot, proceeds down Highway 41, ending at Hamner Park where the car show starts. A new event for this year is a pickleball demonstration at 10 a.m. on the park's new courts, followed by four 15-minute mini-lessons.
For those who enjoy a hearty breakfast, try the pancake breakfast at the Arley Fire Station, hosted by the Arley First Baptist Church or a community breakfast at the Meek Baptist Church in the fellowship hall. Both meals are open from 7 to 8:30 a.m., and are free. Donations are appreciated and all proceeds goes to the Arley Volunteer Fire Department.
The festival is presented by the Arley Women's Club, Inc. which is a nonprofit organization; all proceeds remain in the communities served.