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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 02/28/2017 to 03/30/2017

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Featured Event

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 28
Featured Event

Feb 28, 2017  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakfast and a Movie presents National Parks Adventure

History Events Snowbird Events
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 453-2389

Enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast and choice of beverage from the new refreshment counter followed by a presentation and movie in the recently renovated Giant Screen Digital Theater. Museum Historian will present stories of naval aviation history as the Museum Curator and Museum A...

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Feb 28, 2017  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Guided Bird Walks

Nature Snowbird Events
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Jeff Friend Trail
12295 State Hwy.180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Beginner and experienced bird watchers, young and old, are welcome to come out and enjoy the beauty of birds and nature itself. The guided walks is free to the public; however space is limited to 12 people per walk. Therefore a reservation is required. The walk lasts between...

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Feb 28, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Guided Pier Walk

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

Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wild life in the water and around the pier.

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Feb 28, 2017  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Order of Athena Mardi Gras Parade

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

Organized on Aug. 27, 1954, at the home of one of its founding members, the Order of Athena is the only ladies' group that parades in Mobile on Fat Tuesday.Athena's first parade was held in 1955, and it included three floats depicting the life of the Greek goddess Athena.The...

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Feb 28, 2017  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fat Tuesday with The CHILLBILLIES

Music & Nightlife
The Keg Lounge and Grill
26796 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

The original spot for Mardi Gras, the Keg Lounge & Grill has hosted Fat Tuesday celebrations for over 30 years! Come rock out with us to celebrate the season! The CHILLBILLIES are Joe Smoke, Jason Donald, Chris Fields and Ray Pfaff. They formed in late 2015 and have been...

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Feb 28, 2017  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Knights of Revelry Mardi Gras Parade

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

Organized in 1874 and staging its first parade on Fat Tuesday of 1875, the Knights of Revelry is Mobile's third-oldest Mardi Gras parading group. From the start, KOR has paraded during the day on Fat Tuesday.Like the Order of Myths, the Knights of Revelry has an emblem float...

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Feb 28, 2017  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Comic Cowboys Mardi Gras Parade

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

There's nothing fancy or pretty about them, but the Comic Cowboys are as much a Mobile Mardi Gras icon as Folly and Death or Cain's Merry Widows.The Cowboys' parade is about as stripped-down as they get. First, the group's queen, Queen Little Eva, is always a guy in a dress....

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Feb 28, 2017  2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guided Nature Walk

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

Meet our park guide at the entrance (in the parking lot) of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have some to share.

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Feb 28, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MAMGA Mammoth Parade

Mardi Gras
Route B
Government St.
Mobile, AL 

According to the online Encyclopedia of Alabama, Mobile's African American community had no mystic societies or Carnival balls of its own until the Order of Doves was established in 1894. The OOD held its first ball in the Gilmer Rifles Armory and continued to host balls unt...

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Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-967-LULU (5858)

Join us here at LuLu's on Fat Tuesday for the biggest, baddest, with a side of Lagniappe, Mardi Gras celebration in town. Come dressed in your finest beads and costume then start your day with one of our signature beverages while you listen to the great band starting at 11 a...

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