We Ballyhoo, Do You?
Ballyhoo is the perfect way to kick off an early spring on Alabama’s beaches.
Prepare yourself for delightful fun and revelry when the annual Ballyhoo Festival takes center stage at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, March 7-8, 2020. Join festival goers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday for a special event focused on fine art mixed with equal parts cultural and coastal charm. Eat local seafood and get your groove on with live music as we kick off festival season on Alabama’s white-sand beaches.
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.