Fun filled weekend ahead for Dothan

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DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) Things are shaping up to be an action packed weekend in Downtown Dothan.

There is food, fun, and a whole lot of people, thousands of people.

"Foster Fest is growing, it gets bigger and bigger."

Friday kicks off a weekend full of events in Downtown.

Starting with the first Foster Fest, this is the first year the festival kicks off in March with concerts, a car show, live entertainment and plenty of snacks.

DDRA marketing director Jessica Parker says.
"Who's to say next year won't be even bigger?"

But that's not the only thing happening this weekend.

Folks can come to the Mural City Art Walk on Saturday morning.

Foster Street will be packed with 35 artists, with everything from paintings to paper to metal.

"It's a way to express history and culture."

Kicking off at 10 am, you have the chance to view and buy the best art from around the southeast.

Murals of the Wiregrass President Payne Henderson says Dothan is called the mural city for a reason.

He says,
"We think of it as a 24/7 art show, and people get to know the history of where they are living or visiting."

But just when you thought the fun was over, it's only beginning.

Head to the plant at noon on Saturday for the 10th annual Jon Jam.

It's a concert that raises money for people living with disabilities.

Used medical equipment is given to people who can use it.

But whatever you decide to do, Parker says you can save on a long trip, by just staying in Dothan.

She says,
"You don't have to pack a suitcase to go have a good time; you don't have to go anywhere to have fun with family and friends because you can do it all right here in Downtown Dothan."