Wetumpka, located in Elmore County, a judicial and economic stronghold before the Civil War. Selected as county seat in 1866, Wetumpka is still the economic center of Elmore County.
What Wetumpka Is Known For
The City of Wetumpka is proud to possess some of the oldest recorded histories in the state of Alabama. The Wetumpka Impact Crater is registered on the Earth Impact Database as one of 190 craters worldwide. Because the area would have been under seawater at the time of impact, it is said to be “one of the best-preserved marine impact craters in the world”.
The HGTV Home Town Takeover of Wetumpka with Ben and Erin Napier in 2020. Twelve major renovations were done including restaurants, shops, historic homes, public spaces and a new farmer's market.
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The City of Wetumpka celebrated Tim Burton's Birthday from August 25-28, 2021. Burton put the spotlight on the city back in 2003 with the filming of the movie "Big Fish". The event had the city covered in pop culture references to his 40+ movies that Burton had made. Hopefully, celebrating Burton's Birthday will become an annual event.
Wetumpka Annual Events
Community Market Wetumpka -
April - Nov
The first Thursday of every month (Apr - Nov)
4 pm - 7 pm
River and Blues Music & Arts Festival - July 23
5 pm - 11 pm
Color The Town Pink Walk - Oct 6
Christmas On The Coosa Pageant -
Christmas On The Coosa Decoration Contest - Dec 8
Christmas On The Coosa - Dec 10