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January

5 - 6 Annual Camellia Show - See why the camellia is Alabama's official state flower. Thousands of spectacular winter-blooming camellias from gardens throughout Alabama and five other states offer a dramatic ocean of color throughout the weekend.

Saturday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Address: Colonial Mall Bel Air , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 351-345-8212 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mobilecamellia.org
Fee: Free

12 Annual Food World Senior Bowl Sailing Regatta - Sailing enthusiasts from throughout the Southeast take to the waters of Mobile Bay to officially kickoff Senior Bowl Week with one of the premier sailing events held along the Gulf Coast each year.

Address: Mobile Bay , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-471-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: manager@mobileyachtclub.org
Web: www.mobileyachtclub.com

18 Senior Bowl Experience and Coca-Cola Meet the Playersngs Sports Grille Meet - Where else can you meet your favorite college football players and take advantage of free Coca-Cola products, games and interactives all under the same roof? It only happens at the Press-Register Senior Bowl Experience and Coca-Cola Meet the Players events. More than 10,000 fans flock to the Mobile Convention Center on the eve of the game each year to pose for pictures with players and enjoy several interactive displays, special activities and one-of-a-kind entertainment.

Address: Mobile Convention Center , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-438-2276 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.seniorbowl.com/fanfrenzy.asp

19 Senior Bowl - The game features the country's best senior collegiate football players and NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South, and coached by the entire coaching staffs of two NFL teams. The Senior Bowl culminates a week of activities that begin with the Food World Sailing Regatta.

The 2011 game will kickoff at 3:00 pm CST and the contest will be nationally-televised by NFL Network.

Address: Ladd-Pebbles Stadium , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-850-2695 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.seniorbowl.com
Fee: Admission charged

19 Food For Less Tailgate Party - A massive tailgate party held prior to Senior Bowl featuring free food and interactives for 3,500 lucky fans who purchased tickets to the game. 11am to 2pm.

Address: Ladd-Peebles Stadium Parking Lot , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-438-2276 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.seniorbowl.com

February

26 - 6 Mardi Gras Camping Rally - Camp at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds modern, spacious facilities. Dance the night away at the Krewe of RV Revelers Mardi Gras Ball. Charter buses will take you downtown to the Mardi Gras parades daily. Enjoy day trips to area attractions.

Address: Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-344-4573 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

26 Mobile Rose Society Annual Rose Pruning - Join the Mobile Rose Society as they prune more than 2,000 roses in the award-winning Bellingrath Rose Garden. Speak with Rose Society volunteers and learn how to prune and care for roses in your own yard.

Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

26 Mardi Gras Parades - Mobile Bay is not only the home of the first-known Mardi Gras celebration in North America in 1703, but also home to the modern America's Family Mardi Gras which delights all ages from across the nation. This magnificent celebration lasts for nearly three weeks and culminates on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent. For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile Bay are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliant-colored floats and excited crowds of parade goers.

The floats are glowing spectacles manned by masked riders from secret Mardi Gras societies festooned in satin and sequins. They are armed with crowd-pleasing "throws" such as beads, moon pies, doubloons and candy. Mardi Gras must be experienced to be fully understood and Mobile Bay is the perfect place to do so.

For more information, parade schedules and maps, please click on the link below or call 1-800-5-MOBILE. Parades on Dauphin Island begin in January and parades in downtown Mobile begin February.

Address: Call for starting location , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-5-MOBILE (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mobilebay.org
Fee: Free

8 - 10 Mobile Area Orchid Society Show and Sale - Hundreds of beautiful orchids, grown by hobby and professional growers throughout the southeast will be exhibited. Individuals who have blooming orchids may enter their flowers on Friday morning, and sales areas will be open late Friday morning until 5 pm. Sales areas will open Saturday morning and the show will open to the public from noon until 5 pm. Sunday hours are noon until 4 pm.

Address: Mobile Botanical Gardens 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-847-2747 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pdickey@millry.net
Web: mobile-area-orchid-society.org/
Fee: Free

15 - 17AL0105103e173 - Mobile Annual Kerri Castello St. Jude Tennis Challenge - Annual Kerri Castello St. Jude Tennis Challenge in honor of Noah Jackson
Team Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament at the Mobile Tennis Center
February 26 - 28, 2010
Title Sponsor: Ernest G. DeBakey Charitable Foundation
All proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Please join us to make this event successful by putting together a team for the tournament. The event will include food and entertainment highlighted by a Saturday night party. All play will be held at the Mobile Tennis Center and each team is guaranteed three matches.

For more information visit www.servinghope.com or contact Lora Castello (251) 621-4160 or LoraL41@aol.com

Address: 851 Gaillard Drive Mobile, AL 36608 , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-621-4160 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: loral41@aol.com
Web: www.servinghope.com
Fee: varies

March

13 - 14 Spring Azalea Festival - Enjoy the blooms of more than 250,000 vibrant azaleas in an explosion of color encompassing 65 acres. Varieties include Formosa, Encore, Southern Charm, Pride of Mobile, G.G. Gerbing. Also, Easter lilies, geraniums and more.

Address: 12401 Bellingrath Rd., Theodore , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-973-2217 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

1 - 2 Annual Mitchell Company BBQ Championship & Hog Wild Festival - This March, be ready for mouth-watering barbeque at the Annual Mitchell Company BBQ Championship & Hog Wild Festival benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. Enjoy everything from competitive cooking and eating, to live music and a Mardi Gras parade!

Voted the 2005 Spirit of Barbecue Event of the Year by the readers of National Barbecue News, the BBQ Championship features nearly 100 teams from across the country who compete in eight different contests, trying to win a share of over $15,000 in prize money.

All proceeds of the event benefit United Cerebral Palsy, one of Mobile's oldest and most respected organizations. UCP provides services to over 700 families throughout south Alabama each month. In its first two years, the Mitchell Company BBQ Championship & Hog Wild Festival raised over $50,000 for UCP.

Address: Greater Gulf States Fairgrounds Mobile, Alabama , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-479-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bbqmobile.net
Fee: Admission charged

2 Annual Azalea Trail Maid Reunion - Bellingrath welcomes Azalea Trail Maids past, present and future at the peak of our Spring Azalea Festival. Ladies in their colorful antebellum dresses set amongst the blooms of more than 250,000 azaleas is a site not to be missed.

Ph: 251-973-2217 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

8 - 10 Mobile Boat Show - The largest boat show on the Gulf Coast featuring hundreds of boats and marine accessories inside, outside and in the water. Also, ski show, fishing, and educational seminars.

Address: Mobile Convention Center , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-478-7469 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.gulfcoastshows.com
Fee: Ages 6-12 $3.00 Adults $6.00

8 - 9 Mobile Historic Homes Tour - Tour some of Mobile's most beautiful private historic homes, sacred sites and house museums for one low admission price. Call or email for details.

Address: Mobile, AL , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-432-6161 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicmobile.org
Fee: Tickets, $12 per day purchased in advance; $15 per day, on days of the tours; two-day tickets, $22. Group discounts available for parties of 15+

21 - 24 Festival of Flowers - Festival of Flowers, sponsored by Regions Bank, is a showcase of excellence in landscape and floral design and horticulture. The premier flower and garden event of the greater Gulf Coast is arrayed under tent and sky at its new site on the beautiful campus of Providence Hospital.. Over 100,000sq. ft. of exhibits enchant, entertain and educate visitors at a feast for all the senses. The Festival features life-size landscaped gardens, Bellingrath Gardens display, world flower exhibit, floral design showcase, tablescapes, horticulture exhibits, seminars/demonstrations, shopping, children's activites and garden cafe. Since 1994, Mobile's most "scentsational" experience!!! (Recognized by American Bus Association and Southeast Tourism Society.

Address: Campus of Providence Hospital , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.festivalofflowers.com
Fee: Admission charged

April

17 - 15 Annual Art With a Southern Drawl - An eclectic display of more than 100 works of art by artists born or living in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee or Texas. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & selected Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

Address: Martin Hall, University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy. , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-442-2215 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.umobile.edu/awsd
Fee: Free

19 StarLight at the University of Mobile - StarLight at the University of Mobile is an outdoor music festival featuring students in the Center for Performing Arts at the University of Mobile and featured guest artists from the music industry.

Address: University of Mobile (Mobile County) , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 215-442-2215 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

22 - 23 Gulf Coast Spring Historic Military Vehicle Show - Historic military vehicle owners from all over the Southeast display their restored vehicles, including jeeps, trucks, and light armor. Military Vehicle Parts flea market. Hosted by the Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club and the Mississippi Coast Watchers chapter of the MVPA

Ph: 850-475-5030 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee for attractions only

30 Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show - See hundreds of classic and vintage automobiles from the Model T to the Firebird displayed on Bellingrath's Great Lawn. Sponsored by the Mobile Bay Mustang Club, enjoy live entertainment throughout the day. Enjoy a barbeque lunch while enjoying live entertainment throughout the day.

Ph: 251-973-2217 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

30 Zewtopia Music & Arts Festival - 2 Stages of Music artists known nationally and internationally. Artists to be announced. ARTS & CRAFTS, KIDS AREA.

Address: Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-438-5460 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.92zew.net
Fee: $20 Advanced Tickets

30 Alabama Gulf Coast Cinderella Pageant - The Cinderella pageant system is a great pageant system for girl 0-26 to get involved in, no matter what level. This is not a glitz pageant by any means and if you are from the ages 0-12 your Easter dress or something similar is what we are looking for! Learn to be graceful on stage as well as how to conduct yourself in a interview. There is very basic modeling in which everyone will get to practice before the event. Everyone walks away with a trophy! Entry free is only $70 dollars! Be sure to contact Alexis Sanders or Carla Sanders at the information provided for your paperwork! See you there!
Find us on Facebook - alabamagulfcoastcinderella@groups.facebook.com

Address: Tillmans Corner Community Center , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 205-239-4485 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Alabamagulfcoastcinderella@gmail.com
Fee: $5.00

31 Running for St. Jude - Scenic, flat certified 5K course outside of Bellingrath Gardens along Rebel Road. One Mile run/walk benefiting St. Jude Children Research Hospital.

Pre-Registered - 5K = $20 / Fun Run $12
Day of the Race - 5K = $25 / Fun Run $15

* All participants are encouraged to raise funds for St. Jude in addition to their registration fee.

Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

6 - 7 Mobile Rose Society - Bring your best rose blooms and enter them in the show. Enjoy the award-winning blooms and arrangements on display. Rose seminars will be held while books and materials on rose culture will be sold. Tour the Bellingrath Rose Garden during its first blush, which features more than 75 varieties of All-American Rose Selections and more than 2,000 roses.

Address: Bellingrath Rose Garden , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Free

12 - 14 Heirloom Garden Days - Old roses, big leaf magnolia, coral Bean, Oak Leaf Hydrangia, Gardenias, Southern Magnolia, Coral Honeysuckle, Wisteria (American and Chinese), Bignonia Crossvine, Yellow and Blue Flag Iris and more. Over four acres of gardens tended by six generations of the Kirk family. Self guided and guided tours of home, garden, and studio of ceramic artist Mary Kirk Kelly. Refreshments provided.

Address: 11525 Highway 43 N., Axis, AL 36505 , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251/675-4605 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Adults $5 and children $3.

May

27 Arts Alive! on Conti Street - A semi-annual outdoor arts festival, featuring performances, exhibitions, displays and activities for the entire family.

Address: Conti Street, downtown Mobile , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-432-9796 x11 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

27 Market in May Business Expo - Market in May Business Expo is a marketing and networking event. Over 50 exhibitors with items that you'll love. Arts & Crafts, Small Business Assistance, Home Loans, etc. A fun filled day with a family oriented theme. Lots of fun and shopping under one roof!

Address: Ashbury Suites, I-65 Service Road , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-666-3807 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mashunjohnson@hotmail.com
Fee: Free

3 - 5 Gallery of Gardens - Explore six unique private gardens and the Mobile Botanical Gardens where refreshments, guided tours and shopping await you. Self-guided tours.

Ph: 251-342-0555 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

4 Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause...to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis, the #1 genetic killer of children and young adults today. In 2009, nearly $35 million was raised to support vital CF programs.
We encourage you to form a team, become a sponsor, or volunteer. It is a great way to show support for our cf families and raise research dollars for new treatments, therapies and one day a cure.
Help us to make CF stand for CURE FOUND!

Address: University of South Alabama Track (next to the Mitchell Center) , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: (251) 436-0015 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: (251) 436-0017
Email: tmiller@cff.org
Web: greatstrides.cff.org
Fee: none

4 Deep South Region AACA 30th Mothers Day Car Show - Saturday, Mother's Day Weekend Car Show featuring all types of vehicles, with multiple "Best Of" awards presented in 11 categories: Pre-War 1942 and Earlier, Post-War 1946-1959, Post-War 1960-1969, Post-War 1970-Present, Street Rods and Modified, Muscle Cars 1960-1984, Special Production 1985-2012, Vintage Motorcycles, Trucks, Rat Rods, and Imports. The big trophy goes to the "Over All Best of Show".

Everyone is welcome to enter your vehicle or just visit to view all the vehicles. Food, water, and soft drinks are available, in addition to a drawing for cash money from ticket purchases. Enjoy the music, food, and lots of fun. Proceeds will go to benefit cancer charities. Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm.

Turn off Interstate 65 onto NW Moffat Rd (Hwy 98/42)for 4 miles until you see the DSR Clubhouse and sign on your right side. No admission charge for visitors.

Address: DSR Clubhouse, 951 Forest Hill Drive, Mobile, Alabama , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251 602-1931 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Waltmern@aol.com
Web: local.aaca/deepsouth
Fee: Visitors Free - Show Car Entree $25.00

June

16 - 15 Summer Sensation - Enjoy the warm summer days reflected in the blooms of roses, allamandas, hibiscus, copper plants, begonias, ornamental peppers, bougainvillea, caladiums, coleus, vinca, marigolds, petunias and more.

Ph: 251-973-2217 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

22 - 19 Wonderful Wednesdays - Who knew Wednesdays could be so wonderful? Every Wednesday, enjoy a sneak peak of a different aspect of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Topics include "Summer Gardens," "Behind the Scenes of Magic Christmas in Lights," and "Cascade Mums." Special children's activities including a Kid's Kruise. No activity on July 5.

Ph: 251-973-2217 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

23 Bravery & Beauty Julep Party at Oakleigh - A celebration in honor of the June 1877 visit to Oakleigh by James A. Garfield (later a president of the U.S.) when Col. T.K. Irwin served him his first mint julep. Garfield's diary entry of that occasion states: "The bravery and beauty of Mobile were there." Refreshments include heavy hors d'oeuvres mint juleps and non-alcoholic juleps. (Cash bar for non-julep beverages.) Silent auction. Business casual, cocktail or period attire acceptable

Ph: 251-432-6161 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

July

6 - 7 Antiques & Collectibles Show - Dozens of dealers from all over the world will be displaying their treasures!
Antique furniture, collectibles, Jewelry and hard to find unique items all under one roof. Don't miss this one of a kind event. Come find your treasure.

Address: 7701 Hitt Rd. , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-633-5561 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: abbashriners.com
Web: www.abbashriners.com
Fee: $2.00

11 - 14 American Royal Miss - July 18th Registration 3:5:00 pm Orientation for Partents 7:00pm & Fairy Party for contestants and Queens.
July 19th Competition all day and 50's Party 7:00pm
July 20th Competition all day and Grand Finals that evening
July 21st Queens & Director Meeting for the year at 11:00am

Address: Mobile Historic Holiday Inn Downtown , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-367-2222 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Royalmissinc@aol.com
Web: www.americanroyalmiss.bravehost.com
Fee: 10.00 Prelimanaries 20.00 Grand Finals

August

26 - 28 Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival - Evening of Poetry (Featured poet, local and regional poets present their works) Music Workshop (Jazz clinicians introduce all ages to jazz music.
Live Jazz In The Park (various national, regional and local bands)
Jazz Jam Session ( musicians invited to come jam with the house band) $6.00 Admit

Address: Various Venues TBA , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-473-5020 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

2 Hooptie Do for Heart Disease - Annual Hooptie Do for Heart Disease car and truck cruisin in. Entry fee includes 1 all you can eat seafood feast for a beast plus beverages. 1st 2nd and 3rd place trophy in over all best car of show winners. visit website for entry form. Live entertainment by the James Boys followed by Rockin Reggie Reg and DJ Rodski. Cruisin starts at 3pm and judging is at 8 pm. Silent auction on site.

Address: 3719 Dauphin Street , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 460-5264 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: terri.mcghee@springhill.org
Web: hd4hd.org
Fee: 20.00 $10 to heart and 10 to all you can eat seafood buffett

October

27 - 29 BayFest Music Festival - The Annual BayFest Music Festival will host over 100 artists of national, regional and local status to play on one of eight stages over the three-day and night weekend. With acts to reach each genre of musical taste, and a wonderful entertaining children's area, there is truly something for everyone

Address: Downtown , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251.208.7835 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bayfest.com
Fee: Admission charged

5AL0105103e186 - Mobile Southern Exotic Car Club (SECC) - Southern Exotic Car Club (SECC) and International Institute of Pain & Rehabilitation (IIPR) are pleased to announce the next car show (Fall 2013) to be held in Mobile, AL.

Location: 4682 Airport Blvd. (Parking lot for Physicians' Pain Specialists of AL(PPSA)
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

This charity car show aims at raising fund for Nicholas Gutierrez who has suffered Muscular Dystrophy since early childhood. Nicholas, currently 18 years of age, was diagnosed to have Muscular Dystrophy in Nov. 2002 at hospitals of Baylor College of Medicine when he was 7 years old. He was able to ambulate until he was 13 years old, due to progression of the disease. He has been wheel chair bound for the past 5 years. Nicholas's family needs a lift to use for transfer Nicholas and his motorized wheelchair to their minivan. The 2013 SECC Charity Car show will be aiming at raising fund towards the purchase of a lift for Nicholas.

All proceedings (ticket sales, donations) minus expenses associated with this car show will be donated to Nicholas's family.

Exotic Car Registration Fee: $20/car with a rider

Ticket for car show: $8/kid under 8, $12/person

​Complementary food and beverage provided to participants and viewers.

Address: 4682 Airport Blvd. (Parking lot for Physicians' Pain Specialists of AL(PPSA) , Mobile, Alabama
Email: southernexoticcarclub@gmail.com
Web: www.southernexoticcarclub.net
Fee: $8/kid under 8, $15/person

9 - 13 Fall Floral Showcase - Enjoy hibiscus, copper plants, coleus, salvia, dianthus, roses, golden rain and early garden-style chrysanthemums as the Gardens change from the tropicals of summer to the deep colors of autumn. Featured guests.

Address: Bellingrath Gardens , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

12 - 13 Haunted Oakleigh - Performers and story tellers will appear as characters in vignettes through a "haunted tour" of the Oakleigh House Museum. A special Kiddie Area with fun games and no scares will be available for our smallest visitors. Concessions will be available. HMPS members and children, $3; all others, $5; groups of 10 or more, $3 per person.

Ph: 251-432-6161 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicmobile.org
Fee: Admission charged

18 - 27 Greater Gulf State Fair - Regional agricultural fair includes exhibits of farming, industry and business, midway carnival rides and food. Entertainment and special promotions on different nights.

Weekdays, 4-10 p.m; weekends, noon-10 p.m. During 'Midnight Madness' Fridays, the midway traditionally stays open until 2AM.

Address: 1035 N. Cody Rd. (Corner of Cody Rd, and Zeigler Blvd.) , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 334-344-0056 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mobilefair.com
Fee: Admission charged

19 Balloon Glow in the Gardens - Dress up your little goblins and come out to enjoy beautiful hot air balloons glowing on the Great Lawn. Multiple hot air balloons are scheduled to “glow” for us this year….weather permitting. This year’s event will also include a selection of scary and fun inflatables glowing throughout the Gardens. There will be plenty of treats and trinkets from area organizations and businesses for our trick or treaters to enjoy. 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint will be in the Gardens selling their one-of-a-kind and national award winning barbeque and live music provided by Mudbuck will be on the Great Lawn.

For additional information about bringing a Hot-Air-Ballon to the Gardens or to register your organization to distribute treats and trinkets, please call 251.973.2217 ext. 165.

If you have a hot air balloon and would like to participate in the Balloon Glow complete the Balloon Pilot application and return it to Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

We look forward to having you at the Balloon Glow!

Address: Bellingrath Gardens , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-973-2217 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Adults $5; children 5 -12 $3 and as always childrenn 4 and under are free. Free for members.

19 Haunted Oakleigh - Performers and storytellers will appear as characters in vignettes through a "haunted tour" of the Oakleigh House Museum and grounds. Tour takes approximately one hour. A special supervised area with games and no scares is available for children.

Ph: 251-432-6161 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicmobile.org
Fee: Admission charged

November

18 Arts Alive! on Conti Street - A semi-annual outdoor arts festival, featuring performances, exhibitions, displays and activities for the entire family.

Address: Conti Street, downtown Mobile , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-432-9796 x11 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

25 - 27 Alabama Pecan Festival - Three days of fun-filled excitement with live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, children's talent show, Jet/Hank Williams Songwriters and Talent Contest, charity bakeoff.

Address: Tillmans Corner Community Center , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-401-5555 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.alabamapecanfestival.com
Fee: Free

26 - 27 Shinning Stars Childrens Talent Contest - A Little League of Entertainment showcasing Alabama's children. Grand Prizes awarded in 4 age groups. 5 years and under, 6 - 10 years, 11- 13 years, and 14 - 18. Held in conjunction with the Alabama Pecan Festival.

Address: W.C Greggs Elementary School, Tillmans Corner ALabama , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-367-8646 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

27 Bake Off and Taste for Charity - The annual Alabama Pecan Festival in Mobile will again sponsor the bake-off and Charity Tasting. The event will be held on Sunday. Contestants in the bake-off will compete for cash and prizes. Along with a chance at winning, participants will be contributing their delicacies to the Charity Tasting to benefit the Saint Mary's Children's Home. There is no entry fee but applicants must fill out an entry form.

For more information or an entry form write to Al Pecan Festival Association, 5500 Carol Plantation Rd, Mobile, Al 36619. Applications may be obtained online.

Address: WC Greggs Elementary School, Mobile, Al , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-367-8646 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.alabamapecanfestival.com
Fee: Free

31 - 2 Christmas Jubilee Holiday Market presented by Junior League of Mobile - Check off your holiday shopping list at the Annual Christmas Jubilee! Featuring over 100 merchants from around the country under one roof for three fabulous days of shopping; you will find a broad selection of gifts for all ages, interests and budgets. For the third year in a row, Christmas Jubilee has been recognized as a Southeastern Tourism Society's Top 20 Event for November because of its great shopping, special events, entertainment and food.

Market Hours
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 9:30am-8pm
Saturday 9:30am-6pm

Address: Greater Gulf State Fairground - Mobile, AL , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-471-3348 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cjexternalpr@gmail.com
Web: www.juniorleaguemobile.org
Fee: $6 in advance, $8 at the door, $3 parking

1 - 2 Kiku Matsuri - Chrysanthemum Festival - Celebrate the fall amidst the colors of thousands of chrysanthemums while enjoying entertainment, kids games and activities, contests, traditional fall foods, and artisans in the beautiful setting of Bellingrath Gardens.

Address: Bellingrath Gardens , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

1 Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission Annual Celebration - 100+ unit parade through downtown Mobile, followed by noontime banquet honoring the "Patriot of the Year," then to USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park for a Friends of Freedom Foundation celebration, followed by patriotic music evening concert by the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band.

Address: Downtown Mobile , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-433-2703 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

2 Merchant Stroll and Open House - Lower Dauphin Street Historic District—Merchants extend shopping hours, offer refreshments, holiday sales and more. Held in conjunction with the Lighting of the Trees in Bienville.

Fee: Free

9 Mobile International Festival - Travel around the world in a day and experience the wonders of the cultures of more than 70 countries. Let us be your passport to adventure as you visit, explore, shop and taste the delicious fanfare presented. Wonderful artists everywhere, entertainment, great food and more.

Address: Mobile Civic Center Arena, 401 Civic Center Dr. , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-208-7261 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.mobilecivicctr.com
Fee: Admission charged

13 Christmas Spectacular - A presentation by the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts, this festive, Christmas season musical extravaganza features students from the UM Center for Performing Arts and professional artists.

Address: Dauphin Way Baptist Church (Mobile County) , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 215.442.2215 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

15 - 20 Magic Christmas in Lights - Bellingrath is ablaze with poinsettias in shades of red, pink, white, yellow, and green, along with Christmas mums, snapdragons, pansies, violas and more. Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 902 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate. The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens. Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

A fun family event for everyone, guests can also have their photographs taken with Santa and find the perfect holiday gift can be found for that someone special in Bellingrath's magnificently stocked Gift Shop. Closed Christmas Day. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday after Thanksgiving through December 31.

Address: Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

15 - 17 Port City Craftsmen Annual Fall Craft Show - 100 indoor booths brimming with delightful handmade merchandise for holiday decor and gift giving. Arts & Crafts only. No buy and resale items. All crafts are hand made in the USA.

Address: Abba Shrine Temple, Schillinger & Hitt Rd , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-633-7198 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lloyd_ag_ann@bellsouth.net
Web: www.portcitycraftsmen.com
Fee: Adults $2.00 children 12 & under free

15 - 17 Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show - Our show is always fantastic. It seems that each year we host it, it gets BIGGER and BETTER! What all does it entail?

We usually have:

* 40+ gem case exhibits that will delight and amaze
* 30+ really good dealers (who have almost anything a person would want to buy)
* Several live demonstrations (we've had bead design and stringing, wire work, gem trees, faceting, opal cutting and many more)

* Low admission
* Door Prizes! Half hour (or even 15 minute) door prizes that are included in your price! Win all kinds of great stuff!
* Paid ticket prize drawings where you can get a separate chance to win something extra special! You don't have to be present to win - - Drawing at 4PM Sunday.
* Chinese Raffle - a chance to win stunning items.
* Gemstone sluice - try your hand at "mining" for real gems and fossils etc!
* The University of South Alabama and their remarkable display
* A membership booth where you can talk about the benefits of becoming a club member, and then apply!
* Free parking (because we know you'd rather spend your money on rocks!)
* An available snack bar.....mmmn......
* The chance to make new friends and intrigue you.

In the past, we have had rock "food tables" at our show. You may have seen this display (or one similar to it) at other shows, and it is truly unforgettable! Every item on the table -except one- is made from rocks! The trick is to locate the edible item! It takes a skilled eye, but the reward is scrumtious!

Hours: Friday, 2PM-7PM; Saturday, 9AM-6PM; Sunday, 10AM-6PM.

Address: Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, Zeigler & Cody , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-342-3959 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pogo57chevy@gmail.com
Web: www.geocities.com/mobilerockandgem/MRGChome.htm
Fee: $3.00 ( $1-off coupon); Children under 12 free with Adult. Give us a printout this listing and get in for $2.00.

16 Annual Women In Business - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Expo will be showcasing approximately 100 women owned businesses from the surrounding areas. Businesses will offer information, samples, business opportunities and great holiday gift sales. Donations will be accepted for Toys for Tots and each donor will be eligible for a chance at the cover of Family & Kids Mobile/Eastern Shore. Other events include spacewalks, slides, face painting, clowns/balloon animals; McGruff the Crime Dog; stranger danger kids prints; Encore Dance Center performance; Kid's Ginger Bread Fashion Show.

Event Benefits: Emma's harvest Home
Family Adoption for Christmas

Address: Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-648-9878 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: swanyeajewelry@comcast.net
Web: www. gulfcoastwomeninbusiness.com
Fee: Admission Free

December

16 - 17 Candlelight Christmas at Oakleigh - House is decorated and illuminated by candlelight. Costumed tour guides, Victorian Santa, seasonal music and scents, refreshments. "Candlelight Christmas" card and letter cancellation by U.S. Postal Service on Saturday only. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Address: Oakleigh Historic Complex , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-432-6161 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicmobile.org
Fee: Admission charged

21 Magic Christmas in Lights - Bellingrath is ablaze with poinsettias in shades of red, pink, white, yellow, and green, along with Christmas mums, snapdragons, pansies, violas and more. Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 902 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate. The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens. Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home.

A fun family event for everyone, guests can also have their photographs taken with Santa and find the perfect holiday gift can be found for that someone special in Bellingrath's magnificently stocked Gift Shop. Closed Christmas Day. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday after Thanksgiving through December 31.

Address: Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 800-247-8420 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bellingrath.org
Fee: Admission charged

23AL0105103e178 - Mobile Gulf Coast Belles Christmas Belles Pageant - The Gulf Coast Belles Christmas pageant will be held on December 4th at MGM High School in Semmes. Start time 10:00 a.m. $65 Entry Fee. Each age division will be awarded (1) Queen, (3) Alternates, (1) Prettiest Hair, (1) Prettiest Smile, (1) Prettiest Dress, (1) Most Personality, (1) Contestant's Choice. The $65 fee covers entry into each of these categories, as well as entry into the Supreme Title categories. 4 Supreme Titles will be awarded. We will also award (1) People's Choice award for every two age divisions. People's Choice award will be voted on pageant day at the admission table. $1 per vote.
We also offer a $5 referral discount for paid entries received by your referral.

Each contestant will receive a crown!!! Our Christmas Beauties will receive a 2-3" crown. Alternates will receive a 3-4" crown. Queens will receive 5" crown. Supreme Title winners will receive an 8" crown. Supremes, Queens and Alternates receive sash as well. Prettiest Hair, Smile, Dress, Most Personality & Contestant's Choice winners receive a sash. People's Choice and Sponsor awards will receive a trophy.

Pageant attire only! No smocked dresses or Sunday best. Dresses can be cupcake style, glitz or no glitz, long or short. Absolutely NO flippers, fake hair or excessive make up. Make up should be done tastefully.

We will have programs available on pageant day. You may purchase a "good luck" or "advertisement" ad for the program. Prices are as follows: Business Card size: $15; Half Page: $25; Whole Page: $50. Each contestant who sells $100 or more in ads will receive a special Christmas surprise.

We are now accepting deposits on entry fee. $25 will reserve. Deadline to have balance paid is November 20th to avoid late fee.

We are also offering a sibling discount. Pay $65 registration fee for the first child and each additional child is only $45.

Email: robin@gulfcoastbelles.com
Web: www.gulfcoastbelles.com
Fee: 5.00

24 Christmas at the Mansion - You are invited to enjoy a delightful holiday afternoon of continuous seasonal and sacred music, delicious refreshments from local caterers, portraits with Santa, Christmas portraits on the veranda, jungle-bell carriage rides, living history re-enactors, storytelling for children, staff and volunteers in their Victorian best, raffles, a market of delicious gifts, lavish holiday decor to delight and inspire you and more in Mobile's grandest historic home! All proceeds support the continued restoration of the non-profit. 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

Address: Bragg-Mitchell Mansion , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-471-6364 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.braggmitchellmansion.com
Fee: Admission charged

1 Mobile's Jolly Holiday Parade - Holiday floats, giant balloons, marching bands and surprises as Santa Claus comes to town for his pre-Christmas Eve visit.

Address: Downtown , Mobile, Alabama
Ph: 251-208-7443 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

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