Rainbow City Government

 

City Hall Main Phone (256) 442-2511



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We are a community of beauty, hope, and promise. An important commercial and industrial center, we take pride in our friendly community that openly invites you to share in all we have to offer. 

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Rainbow City is located in the southern portion of Etowah County.  It is convenient to major state highways and is near Interstate Highway 59.  We remain one of the fastest growing cities in the state, both in industry and residential growth.  With various forms of recreation, such as parks, recreation center, track, and boating, and convenience to major shopping centers, it is no wonder that more people are choosing to relocate in Rainbow City, Alabama.   For more call: (256) 442-2511

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April 1, 2017
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Rainbow Plaza Shopping Center
3225 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City

Taste-Off Entry Form Click Here

Vendor Application Click Here

Sales Tax Information Letter

Festival Tax Report Form
 

News Release: 2017  Rainbow City's Alabama Chocolate Festival Plans Announced
               
Officials from Rainbow City including Mayor Terry John Calhoun announced plans today for the 12th annual Alabama Chocolate Festival in Rainbow City, on Saturday, April 1st at Rainbow Plaza Shopping Center.  Mayor Calhoun stated that “This is our twelfth year and we are expecting a large crowd for this event”.   The festival will host 3 Chocolate Fountains sponsored by the Greater Gadsden Area Tourism Board.   It will be open from 11:00 until gone.  It will be located in the large white tent next to the stage.  Everyone can come by and enjoy dipping their favorite treat.

Our Chocolate Taste-Off will be held in the large white tent next to the stage and baked items should be received by 10:30 a.m. with judging to begin at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  There will be a $100 prize for first place, $50 for 2nd, and $30 for 3rd place in each category of Cakes, Pies, Candy, and Everything Else Chocolate!  Also, a $150 prize will be given for the Best Overall Presentation.  Everyone is invited to come by and get a sample of these baked items after the judging is finished.

The Carnival will be returning to the Plaza again this year.  Wristbands will be sold Friday ONLY for $15.00 for unlimited rides or $1.25 per ticket.  Wristbands will not be honored on Saturday.  Saturday’s charges will be $25 for 22 tickets or $1.25 per ticket.

The festival is doing the Treasure Chest Hunt a little different this year.  We will have a “Virtual Treasure Hunt”.   Beginning March 20th one clue will be given on our sponsor radio stations WQSB, MIX102.9 and Power 107.5 each day for 2 weeks. The DJ will give the clue and the listener will have a certain time to call with a guess.  The grand prize winner of $1,000.00 will be announced at 4:30 on the stage at the festival.

We are having more surprise drawings at this year’s festival.  Our first 2 drawings will be at 12:15 for various prizes donated.  At 2:45 we will have 2 more drawings. At 4:150 from the Pepsi Stage, we will have several drawings which may contain cash or prizes.  You must be present to win.   Each drink that is purchased from our Pepsi Wagons one ticket will be placed in the drawing or you can buy a ticket for $1.00.  The Rainbow City Utility Board will be announcing the winner from their raffle during this time as well.  Be sure to be there to catch some valuable giveaways. 
 

Collin Raye


Schedule of Events, April 1, 2017

10:00

 

Festival begins

10:00

10:30

Receiving baked items for the Taste-Off

10:30

11:15

Registration for Egg Toss

11:00

1:00

Judging at Taste-Off (Big Tent)

11:00

 

Chocolate Fountain Opens (Big Tent)

11:15

 

Egg Toss Contest

12:00

12:30

View Taste Off Items

12:15

 

2 Drawings

12:30

1:30

Southern Sound

1:45

2:45

Exodus

2:00

5:00

Sponsor's Area Opens in Center Stage

2:45

 

2 Drawings

3:00

4:00

Still Kickin’

4:15

5:00

Announce winners of Taste-Off, Treasure Hunt, Drawings

5:00

6:00

Them Dirty Roses

6:00

 

2 Drawings

06:30

08:00

Collin Raye


2017 Chocolate Festival Sponsors
Signature Sponsors
Chocolate Fest Sponsor

MIX 102.9 / WQSB / POWER 107.5

Chocolate Fest Sponsor

RainbowPlazaAssociates
Rbcsealx135
GREATER GADSDEN

Kent Back, District 30 Community Development Board

Lisa Isbell, District 30 Community Development Board
 

Gold Level Sponsors
Butler Electric
Exchange Bank
Center Stage

Silver Sponsors

Tim Choate - Etowah County Commissioner District 6
Jeff Overstreet - Etowah County Commissioner District 4
Holiday Inn & Suites

Bronze Sponsors

Allcomm Wireless, Inc.
Gadsden Golf Carts
Jack’s Family Restaurants
Gadsden Tool, Inc.
WinSouth Credit Union
AlaGasCo

Patron Sponsors

Camper's Unlimited
ZLA Solutions
Krystal
Absolute Printing
Life of Alabama
CDG Engineers
 

Public Notification

The Industrial Development Board of Rainbow City holds a regularly scheduled meeting on the second Thursday of each month.  The meeting starts at 4:30 P.M. and is held in the conference room located on the second floor of the Rainbow City Municipal Building.  This meeting is open to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-413-1245.
Kathy Hill, Recording Secretary, Industrial Development Board

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF RAINBOW CITY HAS SET THE DATE AND TIME FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FOLLOWING:
 
Mack and Connie Butler are seeking to rezone a parcel
of land located at 395 Rainbow Haven from R-1 Single
Family to Highway Commercial.  The purpose of this
rezoning is to allow the Butler's to use their barn as
an event venue (parties, wedding's, etc).

THE HEARING WILL BE HELD MARCH 28, 2017 AT 3:30 P.M. IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING OF RAINBOW CITY.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS HEARING IS TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS
ON THE ABOVE APPLICATION.
 
LEGAL NOTICES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING HAVE BEEN POSTED AS REQUIRED BY LAW AT: (1)RAINBOW MUNICIPAL BUILDING, (2)RAINBOW WINN DIXIE, (3)LOCAL JOE’S TRADING POST, (4)www.rbcalabama.com, (5) FILE, WILEY MCLAIN, ZONING ADMINISTATOR, MARCH 8, 2017
 

Private Storm Shelters?
Please register your private storm shelter
in Police Dispatch here at City Hall.
 


 

Free Zumba Class
Classes in RBC
Recreation Center!

Every Tuesday
6 PM - 7 PM

 Megan Wilcox
- Instructor -

zemanator0220@gmail.com

 Everyone Welcome!

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pdca disc golf course

City has 18-hole Disc Golf Course
Rainbow City has an 18-hole disc golf course at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex.
It is open everyday.  We are registered on www.pdga.com.
Click here to print disc golf score cards.
 

disc golf championships

Tournament Photos by Lehigh Photo, Lehigh Acres, FL.


Renew Your Tag at Rainbow City Hall

Alabama Tag Office - DMVDeborah Lankford  Tag OfficeEtowah County Revenue Department continues to operate its helpful satellite tag office in Rainbow City Hall.  Save travel time and effort when using your local Rainbow City tag office.  Get your car tags renewed here.  The tag office is located on the 1st floor of City Hall across from the Water Department.  

Phone Deborah Lankford at (256) 413-7056.



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The Library offers a variety of services including reference, interlibrary loan, story time, and sponsors an annual summer reading program.

In addition, the Library provides access to Internet-connected computers and the Alabama Virtual Library system.

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             Monday – Thursday
             9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
             Friday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
             Sunday – Closed,  Contact the Library for holiday hours. 
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Parks & RecreationRAINBOW CITY RECREATION CENTER
Parks and Recreation Services improve the quality of life of all our citizens
by providing recreational, cultural, educational, and entertainment activities.

Plan now to sign up for team activities and seasonal events.

Online FormsdataiconRECREATION CENTER IS OPEN:
Monday thru Friday 3 PM - 8 PM
Saturday 7 AM - 5 PM,  Sunday - Closed
For more information call (256) 442-6768 or
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