Prepare yourself for a day of delightful fun and revelry when the annual Ballyhoo Festival takes center stage in Gulf Shores on March 3, 2018. Join festival goers at Waterway Village from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Should You Ballyhoo?
The Alabama Gulf Coast is steeped in Native American history, and Ballyhoo is a day to embrace and experience the rich culture of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of the Creek Nation that once covered much of Alabama and Georgia. The Poarch Creeks have lived on their tribal lands in Alabama for nearly 200 years and are the only federally recognized Indian tribe in Alabama. The tribe will perform traditional dances and provide a unique view into the area’s Native American history.
Onsite art demonstrations will delight festival goers and offer an up-close look into coastal culture through the arts. In addition, dozens of fine art and crafts vendors will have their wares on display for purchase. Come for the fun and take home a piece of coastal culture. A juried fine arts competition will also take place, with $2,500 in awards presented.
There will be plenty of fun for both the young and young at heart. A children’s art area will offer hands-on activities. Ballyhoo Zoo and a trackless train will provide thrills for the littles, too.
There will be no shortage of good eats, either! After all, food plays an important role in the coastal culture of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Feast on fresh, Gulf seafood from a variety of Waterway Village restaurants, and take in a day spent outdoors in Gulf Shores.
Ballyhoo is the perfect way to kick off an early spring on Alabama’s beaches. Browse the hot deals on condos, beach houses and hotels, and get back to the beach for fun, sun and Ballyhoo festivities.