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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 02/27/2017 to 03/29/2017

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Feb 28, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Hwy 59 at Clubhouse Drive and ends at Main Beach Gulf Shores.
Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade. This history of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade dates back to 1978 when a group of locals decided Gulf Shores needed a parade. Those locals formed the...

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Feb 28, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6979

The Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederation of groups, large and small, that wanted to parade by the beach.About 10 years ago, the city of Orange Beach stepped in and took over the planning of the parade. It's still open to participation by just ab...

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Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

43rd Annual Festival of Art

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43rd Annual Festival of Art
Waterfront Park
26389 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

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 cour...

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Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

C Spire Concert Series presents Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights Tour ...

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C Spire Concert Series presents Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights Tour with special guests Brett Eldredge and Brett Young
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
23325 Amphitheater Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

First night sold out Friday March 17. Tickets on sale online, at the Wharf box office, or charge by phone.

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Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

2017 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

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4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(850) 348-1498

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. It will showcase the latest offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast. In-water displays will allow prospective buyers to test driv...

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Mar 25, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual 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...

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February 27
Featured Event

Feb 27, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wildflowers of Gulf State Park

Nature
Gulf State Park
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Gulf State Park is home to a large number of wildflowers. Come view this slide program that highlights those flowers that are present during each season. Meet at the GSP Education Building to learn about the wildflowers of Gulf State Park.     

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Feb 27, 2017  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Arrival of King Felix III

Mardi Gras
At foot of Government Street
Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602

This is Mobile Carnival Association's gift to the community. There's lots of royalty association with 60-plus Mardi Gras organizations in Mobile, but only two groups stage public coronations - Mobile Carnival Association and the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association.The coronat...

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Feb 27, 2017  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Floral Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route A
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

In 1928, Alfred Staples, longtime president of the Mobile Carnival Association, asked Sidney Simon to plan a parade for the Saturday afternoon before Fat Tuesday to keep people - especially out-of-towners - downtown for the entire weekend.The Flower Parade, as it was first c...

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Feb 27, 2017  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Prichard Mardi Gras Association Parade

Mardi Gras

Prichard, AL 

Starts at Prichard Municipal Stadium; south on Whistler Street to Elm Street; east on Elm to Wilson Avenue; south on Wilson to Prichard Avenue; west on Prichard to U.S. 45; north on 45 to Bessemer Avenue; east on Bessemer to end at the starting point.

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Feb 27, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Alligator Adventures

Nature
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Come to the Gulf State Park Education Building and see a slide show and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your pic...

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Feb 27, 2017  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MLK Business and Civic Organization Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route D
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

The MLK Business and Civic Organization sponsors a children's parade it calls the Krewe of the Avenue.Children from 6 years old to college age participate, and the parade usually has 36 units - that's the limit allowed by the police department for any parade.The daytime chil...

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Feb 27, 2017  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

MLK Monday Mystics Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route D
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Formed in 2003, the MLK Monday Mystics was a coming together of four historically black social and civic groups that had one goal in mind: to bring Mardi Gras back to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, "like it used to be," said one of the founders.The first parade was held ...

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Feb 27, 2017  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Northside Merchants Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route D
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

The Northside Merchants Association forms the last of the trio of parades that traverse Mobile's Route D on Lundi Gras, the day before Mardi Gras.The MLK Business and Civic Organization has the first parade, which is primarily for children. The second, the MLK Monday Mystics...

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Feb 27, 2017  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mardi Gras Parades at The Wharf

Community Events Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Parades at The Wharf

251-224-1000

Let the good times roll at Mardi Gras at The Wharf. The Kid and Pet Parade will begin at 4 p.m. Dress up your kids and pets and come participate in this annual family fun parade! Line up begins in front of the Ferris Wheel and the parade will stroll down Main Street. The Flo...

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Feb 27, 2017  6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Order of Mystic Magnolias Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Downtown Fairhope

Fairhope, AL 

In April 1993, a group of women met at Gambino's Restaurant in Fairhope and created the Order of Mystic Magnolias, according to the group's history. With a lot of hard work and help from other organizations, the OOMM was able to hold a parade in 1994.Unlike most ladies' grou...

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