February 2nd • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
2019 Flora-Bama Annual Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off
Tickets: $20 per person (includes 1 free beer and unlimited chili)
Let the chopping begin at the Flora-Bama's "Super" Bowl Chili Cook-Off on Super Bowl Saturday. Teams of three register beforehand and will even dress up to show team spirit. They work their chili magic to win with their version of the best chili ever, and will receive an award at the end of the day. If you don't want to cook, come by and sample the wide variety of dishes. The Flora-Bama continues this annual event that benefits the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. Cooking begins at 10am with tickets being sold at 11:45am and tasting begins at noon. Entry fee includes three event t-shirts, draft beer, plus other party favors.
February 2nd • 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Krewe De La Dauphine Mardi Gras Parade
Free to Public
This Dauphin Island group formed in 1992 after a handful of friends having breakfast at a local restaurant decided their little barrier island needed more than one Mardi Gras group. The first Mardi Gras organization, the Island Mystics, started that same year but folded just before its 25th anniversary. It has been replaced with the Dauphin Island People's Parade. The first KDLD parade in 1994 had the theme "Scenes of Dauphin Island." The group decided that its parade would always be held on the fifth Saturday before Fat Tuesday, making the Krewe - by far - the first Mobile area parade of the year. And sometimes the cold winds of early January make them pay dearly for that distinction.
February 7th • 8:00AM - 2:00PM
27th Annual Alabama Lifestyle EXPO
The EXPO attracts Snowbird visitors and locals who wish to learn more about what Alabama and the Gulf Coast has to offer in a spacious and beautiful setting. The emphasis is on the great amenities available in Alabama and the Gulf Coast. The EXPO is popular with seniors, but it offers something of interest for all ages. Free admission, free parking, free door prizes, free professional services, free consultations, free tickets and free food samples are offered to attendees. More than 70 exhibitors will provide information about community living, quality of life programs for people over 50, food samples from restaurants, hands-on-exhibits, free giveaways, things to do and see, and places to visit. The Alabama Lifestyles Retirement EXPO is sponsored by the Alabama Advantage for Relocation, Caribe The Resort, the City of Orange Beach and the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.
February 15th • 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Conde Cavaliers Mardi Gras Parade
Founded in 1977, the Conde Cavaliers open the downtown Mobile parading season. Members proudly point out that they held a ball and a parade in their first year. The organization is named after the celebrated French general, Prince de Conde, for whom Fort Conde in downtown Mobile was named. It's a large group, and these gents always like to throw. One of the group's four permanent floats, The Conde Cavalier Express, is an impressive, self-propelled, three-unit train.
February 16th • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Bayport Parading Society
Parading on Route A, the Bayport Parading Society is not a mystic or secret organization. It's essentially a place for Mobile-area businesses that wish to parade. It was created after the Joe Cain Procession became so large that it had to be capped. Non-business-related groups were allowed to stay in the Joe Cain Procession, while Bayport was created for businesses that want to participate.
February 21th • 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Order of Polka Dots Mardi Gras Parade
Mobile Civic Center
The Order of Polka Dots was founded by 20 women in May 1949 and in 1950 was the first ladies' organization to parade in Mobile. Still a robust and active group, they were a trailblazer for a number of ladies' organizations.The group's emblem is the Gypsy Queen, and its nine officers represent the nine ancient Greek Muses: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpischore, Thalia, and Urania.
February 21th • 8:00AM - 1:00PM
7th Annual Baldwin County Heritage Museum Golf Scramble
Glen Lakes Golf Course
Hello golfers and friends, please join us for the 7th Annual Baldwin County Heritage Museum Golf Scramble at GlenLakes Golf Club with registration beginning at 8 a.m.
February 22th • 6:45PM - 7:45PM
Apollo's Mystic Ladies Mardi Gras Parade
On the streets in Olde Town Daphne
Apollo's Mystic Ladies was founded in 2000 as a Daphne Mardi Gras group for ladies. According to the organization's website, "The first meeting was held at Manci's in July of that same year. The mission was to bring friendship, fellowship, and revelry to the city of Daphne in the true Mardi Gras spirit."
February 23rd • 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Mobile Mystical Revelers Mardi Gras Parade
Mobile Civic Center
One of Mobile's newest parading groups is also its most stripped-down. Two members of a much larger, more established mystic society decided they would start a group that existed solely to ride in a parade.
February 23rd • 10:00AM - 4:00PM
27th Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Orange Beach Sports Association presents the 27th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show at The Wharf. Come out to spend the day with family and friends while enjoying loads of tasty food, live music on two stages, and over 125 arts & crafts vendors!
February 27th • 7:00PM - 10:00PM
LuLu's 7th Annual Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
Join us for our 2019 Mardi Gras Ball! Last year was such a hit, we couldn't resist doing it again! There will be a buffet, open bar and music all night long by The Tip Tops! Attire is Island Elegance. This is one event you don't want to miss!
February 27th • 1:00PM - 2:00PM
2019 Welcome Center Lecture Series: All Things Foley
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Join us on Wednesday, February 27 at 1pm as Zana Price enlightens us with stories on all things Foley.
March 2rd • 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade
Begins East of Phoenix West
According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, “while overlooking the Marina on Cotton Bayou and watching the sun set on a glorious April evening, a group of men planned what was to become … Pleasure Island’s very first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society.”
March 2nd • 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foley Mardi Gras Parade
Who is ready to catch some beads? We see those hands! You’ll be happy to know the Foley Mardi Gras parade rolls through city streets on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, and this year that date is March 2nd. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Roosevelt and Alston streets, going north on Alston, then turns west on U.S. 98 and moving south on Oak Street.
March 9th • 7:00PM
Luke Combs: Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour
LUKE COMBS is coming to The Wharf Amphitheater with special guests LANCO and JAMESON RODGERS on Saturday, March 9, 2019 as part of the 2019 CSpire Concert Series! Tickets on sale now - online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone (800.745.3000) or at the Wharf Box Office.
March 9th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
45th Annual Festival of Art
Coastal Arts Center Orange Beach
For more than 40 years, the Festival of Art has been our island’s first rite of spring. It is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts. With more than 100 artists working in a dazzling variety of medias, festival-goers always have plenty to see, hear, touch, taste and experience. This fine arts festival is completely FREE with music and entertainment featured on two stages. Satellite public parking is available with shuttles provided by B.R.A.T.S. for a $5 daily rate.
March 10th • 7:00PM
Zac Brown Band in Concert
ZAC BROWN BAND is coming to The Wharf Amphitheater on Sunday, March 10, 2019 as part of the 2019 CSpire Concert Series! Tickets on sale now - online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone (800.745.3000) or at the Wharf Box Office.
March 9 -10th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
45th Annual Festival of Art
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and artists from visual arts and fine arts and crafts to glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists, textile artists and wood artists. The event will also hold a kid's art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare and a music and songwriter's stage.
March 15th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
67th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival
The 67th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival in Fairhope, Alabama is scheduled for March 15, 16, & 17, 2019. Festival hours are Friday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is free to the public. More than 230 exhibitors from all over the country will bring their best works. This prestigious juried show showcases artists from across the country including many from the Southeast. Enjoy live entertainment and delicious cuisine from the food court throughout this great three-day event. An Eastern Shore staple for more than sixty years, there’s something for everyone at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival on the streets of beautiful Downtown Fairhope.
March 15th • 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Orange Beach Invasion Car Show
The Wharf in Orange Beach
Orange Beach Invasion will make its return to the Alabama Gulf Coast during the month of March. This show premiered at The Wharf two years ago and proved to be unlike any other. With over 25,000 spectators in attendance over the past event shows, this will be one packed event, be sure to come check out the 3rd year.
March 16th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
BBQ & Blues Cook-Off 2019
Welcome spring with the annual BBQ & Blues Cook-Off, held the third Saturday in March in downtown Foley’s Heritage Park. In addition to great food, enjoy live blues music, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Mostly, enjoy the delicious, finger-licking, grilled concoctions from competing BBQ teams!
March 30th • 8:00AM - 5:00PM
The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semi-annual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is a major regional event that attracts a cross section of the community in what has become a reunion type atmosphere. It is also the main revenue source for the area’s volunteer fire department.
May 9th • 7:30PM
Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour
The Wharf Amphitheater
ALABAMA is coming to The Wharf Amphitheater with special guest THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND on Thursday, May 9, 2019 as part of the 2019 CSpire Concert Series! Tickets on sale Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10am - online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone (800.745.3000) or at the Wharf Box Office.
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