June 2015 Event Calendar

Ongoing

American Sport Art Museum and Archives

Located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, dedicated to the preservation of sports history, art, and literature. Exhibits spotlight visiting artists on a rotating basis, as well as our permanent collection of prints, sculpture, original paintings, photographs and other arts media.  Free admission.  Hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 1 Academy Drive, Daphne.  For more information call 251.626.3303 or visit www.asama.org.

 

Big Brother / Big Sister Mentors Needed

At-risk children at Summerdale School need volunteer Big Brother Big Sister mentors. “Bigs” have fun with a child one time a week, for one hour, on school grounds, during the school year by reading a story, working puzzles, playing catch, drawing, or just being a friend. Professional training and support are provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama YMCA, Inc.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Polly at 251-344-0536 ext. 104.

 

Eastern Shore Art Center

A non-profit arts organization located in beautiful downtown Fairhope, the Art Center houses four galleries with exhibits that change monthly, as well as a gallery featuring member artists’ work for sale. Admission is free. 401 Oak Street, Fairhope.  For more information call 251.928.2228 or visit www.eseartcenter.com.

 

The Exploreum

The Exploreum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. For tickets or more information visit www.exploreum.com or call 251-208-6873.  65 Government Street, Mobile. 

 

Fairhope Museum of History

The museum is full of artifacts from old Fairhope. You can see displays on Clay City, the Single Tax Association and the Civil War. You can also see personal belongings from some of Fairhope’s first families.  The museum is located in downtown Fairhope at 24 North Section Street. The museum is open Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 929-1474.

 

Marietta Johnson Museum

This museum was founded to preserve the oldest school building in Baldwin Country, which was founded in 1907 by famed educator Marietta Johnson.  Known as one of the first progressive schools in the world, the museum includes historic letters, documents, and artifacts from the school’s heyday, as well as biographical information about Marietta Johnson.  To learn more, visit www.mariettajohnson.org.  Open Mondays-Fridays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  440 Fairhope Ave.  990-8601.

 

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Weeks Bay Reserve has a free educational interpretive center and two boardwalks.   The Interpretive Center houses a multitude of exhibits, habitat models, specimen collections and a diorama giving the visitor a better understanding about the value of estuaries, diversity of coastal wetlands, and a close-up look at living plants and animals of coastal Alabama.  Admission is free.  Hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope.  For more information call 251.928-9792 or visit www.weeksbay.org.

 

Monday, June 1

Master Gardeners Annual Farm to Table

Mobile County Master Gardeners present their 4th Annual Farm to Table Tasting Event. Local chefs, local produce. Non-refundable advance reservations required by May 22. Sent check for $65 to MCMG, 6910 Providence Estate Court, Mobile, AL 36695. Location: Five Rivers Delta. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, please contact: Mary Ann Days - 251-574-8445 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Daphne Summer Reading Kickoff

Daphne Summer Reading Kickoff will take place at the Daphne Civic Center starting at 10:00 a.m. Please visit www.daphneciviccenter.org for more information.

 

Tuesday, June 2

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

Vignettes of Fort Morgan’s Civil War history are brought to life every summer during this hour long tour. Historical interpreters portraying the lives of members of the garrison tell of the events transpiring in the final months of Confederate occupation of the fort. Visitors will hear the growing concern as the Federal Navy strengthens its fleet in the Gulf of Mexico as it prepares to attack Mobile Bay in August, as well as the events surrounding the destruction of the blockade runner Ivanhoe. Every tour concludes with the firing of one of the fort’s artillery pieces with time for visitors to explore the fort in the twilight hours. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Fort Morgan, 110 State Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores. Please visit www.fortmorgan.org for more information.

 

Bay Minette Library Summer Reading Tuesday

The Summer Reading Program will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesdays throughout the month of June. The program will be held in the John F. Rhodes Civic Center. This schedule of special programs will include:

 

June 2: Exploreum, Super Science, June 9: Russell Davis, Magician, June 16: Charlie Williams, The Noise Guy, June 23: Skip Cain, Magic and Balloons, June 30: Animal Avengers, Live Animals.  Throughout the year, the library holds a weekly pre-school story time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the Children’s library room. For more information, call the library at (251) 580-1648.

 

Storytime – 5 Rivers

The first and third Tuesday of each month, you’re invited to bring your child for StoryTime. Beginning at 10 a.m., the story will be followed by arts and crafts. Location: 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Foley Community Blood Drive

Blood is especially needed this time of year. Please schedule your donation today. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Foley Civic Center (407 E Laurel Ave Foley).

 

Dave Matthews Concert

C Spire Concert Series presents: Dave Matthews Band at The Wharf (23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach). Please call 800-745-3000 for more information.

 

Wednesday, June 3

Summertide Theatre presents: “Ring of Fire”

The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre, SummerTide, will bring the man in black “down, down, down” to Gulf Shores during its 12th season. The cast of SummerTide will present “Ring of Fire”, a musical revue by Richard Maltby Jr., and Bill Meade. Inspired by the life and lyrics of Johnny Cash, “Ring of Fire” brings universal stories of love, home and family to the stage. The revue features over two dozen songs by Cash including, “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and of course the title song, “Ring of Fire.” June 3-July 3 Tuesday-Sunday at 8:00 p.m. at George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores,. Please visit www.summertide.org for more information.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays – Bellingrath Gardens

Who knew Wednesday could be so wonderful? Every Wednesday, enjoy a special program about Bellingrath Gardens and Home, gardening, local history and nature. Topics include summer gardening, horticultural production techniques and the collections in the Bellingrath Museum Home. Dates: Wednesdays from June 3 – July 29.  Please visit www.bellingrath.org for more information.

Summer Reading Wednesday – Fairhope Public Library

Come join us on Wednesdays for fun events. Today the Exploreum will come visit at 2:00 p.m. for children and 3:30 for teens at the Fairhope Public Library (501 Fairhope Avenue). Please visit fairhopelibrary.org for more information.

 

Thursday, June 4

Glow in the Park Movies – Fairhope

Join us in Fairhope Community Park, Church Street, Fairhope on the first Thursdays in June, July & August for movies in the park. Movies: June 4 “Finding Nemo”, July 2 “The Lego Movie”, August 6 “A Bug’s Life”.  7:30(ish). Please call (251) 929-1466 for more information.

 

Fairhope Farmers Market

See May 14 for more information

 

Art in the Park at W.O. Lott Park

See May 28 for more information.

 

Summertide Theatre presents: “Ring of Fire”

See June 3 for more information.

 

Friday, June 5

Fairhope First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk is a community art and entertainment event that takes place the first Friday of each month in downtown Fairhope and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. The event is free and open to anyone. Between twenty and thirty venues are open between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the Art Walk. Art Walk venues have openings, talks, music, and other special activities, some venues have wine and appetizers.

 

First Friday Family Night – Bay Minette

First Friday Family Night takes place in Downtown Bay Minette in Blackburn Park (1st and Hoyle) from 5 - 9:30 p.m. Foods Trucks and Kids Activities.

 

2015 Coastal Seafood Craze

On Friday, June 5, the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) will hold the fourth annual Coastal Seafood Craze! This event will take place at the Hank Aaron Stadium in their Event Center (755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard, Mobile).  Come enjoy seafood and other ACF supporters anytime between 5 p.m. until 7:05 p.m. when the first pitch is thrown! The Coastal Seafood Craze invites local restaurants to feature dishes made with locally caught seafood.  Gulf Coast seafood is an important part of our local culture, and we need to do everything we can to support and celebrate it. Tickets—which include food, a beverage and admission to the game—are $25 or patrons can pay $40 which would include an individual membership to the Alabama Coastal Foundation.  People can pay for tickets or memberships through the by clicking here.  All proceeds will benefit ACF’s education and habitat restoration programs. Please visit www.joinacf.org for more information.

 

Annual Illuminating Autism Fun-raiser at Pirate’s Cove

A three-day fundraiser for autism on June 5-7 will be capped off with a drawdown for a 2015 Jeep at Pirates Cove Marina in Josephine, AL. The Eighth Annual Illuminating Autism FUNraiser benefits High Hopes 4 Autism, an autism spectrum disorder treatment center in Elberta, AL. The FUNraiser features three days of food, fun and live music from local and nationally known bands and musicians. In 2013, the benefits raised more than $70,000 to help defray operating costs for the center and to assist families seeking treatment for their children. Tickets to the event are $10 per day. For more information or to volunteer to help with the fundraiser, go to www.highhope4autism.com or call (251) 986-7007.

 

Music and Movie in Heritage Park –Foley

Live entertainment with Christina Christian begins at 6 p.m. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day” movie begins at dusk on a 40-foot inflatable screen. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and get comfortable for an afternoon and evening of fun and free entertainment in Heritage Park.  Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Heritage Park is located near the intersection of Ala. 59 and U.S. 98.

 

Heritage Park Marketplace – Foley

Arts and crafts, plants, vegetables, baked goods and much more from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! Heritage Park is located at the intersection of Ala. 59 and U.S. 98 in Foley.

 

Summertide Theatre presents: “Ring of Fire”

See June 3 for more information.

 

Saturday, June 6

Dragon Boat Festival

Fuse Project’s Second Annual Dragon Boat Festival is set for June 6 at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. This fun event is great for teams and spectators. This year’s Dragon Boat Festival promises to be bigger and better and with over 50 teams expected to register. These Hong Kong style dragon boats are 46-feet long, with 10 seats and 20 people plus a drummer. The competitions will last throughout the day and are fun to see for the whole family.  All funds raised go to benefit local youth. Visit www.FuseProject.org for more information. Visit www.FuseProject.org for more information.

 

Art in the Park – Dauphin Island

Hosted annually under the oaks in historic Cadillac Square on beautiful Dauphin Island, Alabama, this FREE event features fine artist’s craftsmen from around the Southeast as well as exciting nature exhibits, programs and events.  The picturesque park will be filled with unique art and hands on animal exhibits and nature/environmental presentations/exhibits. More than fifty artists and craftsmen attending will be displaying pottery, jewelry, painting, woodcarving, sculpturing, metal ironworks, furniture and more. Other activities include demonstrations, displays and hands on opportunities by Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club, Paddle Bayou La Batre, Certified and Master Casting Instructors, Weeks Bay Reserve, Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife, Alabama Marine Resources, Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, and more.  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please visit www.facebook.com/ArtInTheParkNatureFest for more information.

 

Town of Dauphin Island Sunset Cruise Car Show

Dauphin Island will be hosting a Sunset Cruise Car Show from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Green Park, next to Ship & Shore! It’s for car owners who want to show off your ride and for all of you who just enjoy looking at beautiful cars! There will be a parade and judging from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and all day Swap Meet at Green Park. Prizes will be given to winning cars at 3:00 p.m. In addition to the cars and prizes, all participants and spectators will be able to enjoy a live concert starting around 5:00 p.m. There will also be several DJ booths playing music throughout the day at various locations.

 

Summertide Theatre presents: “Ring of Fire”

See June 3 for more information.

 

Annual Illuminating Autism Fun-raiser at Pirate’s Cove

See June 5 for more information.

 

Sunday, June 7

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.  2-2:30 p.m.  Free.  30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Sunday Matinee Day – 5 Rivers

Every Sunday throughout the day, step inside our Tensaw Theater and catch a free film that is sure to

please the whole family! 5 Rivers Sunday Matinee “Animal Homes:  The Nest”. Location: 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Annual Illuminating Autism Fun-raiser at Pirate’s Cove

See June 5 for more information.

 

Summertide Theatre presents: “Ring of Fire”

See June 3 for more information.

 

Monday, June 8

Marvelous Mondays – Daphne Summer Reading Program

Come join us on Mondays for fun events. Russell Davis will perform at Magic Show at 10:30 a.m. at the Daphne Recreation Center. Please visit www.daphnelibrary.org for more information.

 

Tuesday, June 9

5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone is welcome.  Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs. 6 - 7 p.m. Alabama Hiking Trail Society. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Mobile Bay Audubon Society.  30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

See June 2 for more information.

 

Bay Minette Library Summer Reading Tuesday

See June 2 for more information.

 

Summertide Theatre presents: “Ring of Fire”

See June 3 for more information.

 

Wednesday, June 10

Wet and Wild Summer Fun in the Park

Join us in for Wet and Wild at W.O. Park in Daphne from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free. Please call (251) 621-3703 for more information.

 

Families and Football

Join USA Head Football Coach Joey Jones for lunch, benefiting Family Promise of Coastal Alabama. Coach Jones will be the keynote speaker. For tickets or more information, Please Call: 251-441-1991 or visit  www.familypromisemobile.org.  Location: McGowin Hall, Dauphin Way United Methodist Church from 11:30 - 1:00.

 

Summer Reading Wednesday – Fairhope Public Library

Come join us on Wednesdays for fun events. Russell Davis will come preform at Magic Show at 2:00 p.m. for children and at 3:30 we will have teen workshop at the Fairhope Public Library (501 Fairhope Avenue). Please visit fairhopelibrary.org for more information.

 

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays – Bellingrath Gardens

See June 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, June 11

“Menopause” – The Musical

“Menopause” The Musical at the Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim St) at 8:00 p.m.  Ticket prices are $45 and $39 plus additional fees. Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Fairhope Farmers Market

See June 4 for more information.

 

Friday, June 12

Heritage Park Marketplace - Foley

Arts and crafts, plants, vegetables, baked goods and much more! Heritage Park is located at the intersection of Ala. 59 and U.S. 98 in Foley.  4 - 7 p.m. at Heritage Park (101 E Laurel Ave. Foley). For more information, please visit visitfoley.com.

 

Music and a Movie in the Park – Foley

Live entertainment with Kyle and Karl band begins at 6 p.m. “UP” movie begins at dusk on a 40-foot inflatable screen. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and get comfortable for an afternoon and evening of fun and free entertainment in Heritage Park.  Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Heritage Park is located near the intersection of Ala. 59 and U.S. 98. Place: Heritage Park, 101 E Laurel Ave..

 

Sunday, June 14

5 Rivers Presentation –“Predatory Birds.

Join 5 Rivers Educator Mark Wetzel to learn about the different types of predatory birds and the tools they have to help make their living.  Live animals, free, all ages welcome.  2 - 3 p.m.  30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Sunday Matinee Day – 5 Rivers

Every Sunday throughout the day, step inside our Tensaw Theater and catch a free film that is sure to please the whole family! 5 Rivers Sunday Matinee “Owl Power”.  30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Commedia del Arte presents “Sherlock Holmes and the Gypsy Curse”

Commedia del Arte presents “Sherlock Holmes and the Gypsy Curse” at 6:30 p.m. at Loxley Civic Center. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefits The National Federation of the Blind. Please visit www.commediadelarte.org or call 251-510-0654 for more information.

 

Monday, June 15

Marvelous Mondays – Daphne Summer Reading Program

Come join us on Mondays for fun events. The Noise Guy will perform at 10:30 a.m. at the Daphne Recreation Center. Please visit www.daphnelibrary.org.

 

Tuesday, June 16

Storytime – 5 Rivers

See June 2 for more information.

 

Bay Minette Library Summer Reading Tuesday

See June 2 for more information.

 

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

See June 2 for more information.

 

Wednesday, June 17

Wet and Wild Summer Fun in the Park

Join us in for Wet and Wild at W.O. Park in Daphne from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free. Please call (251) 621-3703 for more information.

 

Summer Reading Wednesday – Fairhope Public Library

Come join us on Wednesdays for fun events. The Noise Guy will visit at 2 p.m. for children at the Fairhope Public Library (501 Fairhope Avenue). Please visit fairhopelibrary.org for more information.

 

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays – Bellingrath Gardens

See June 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, June 18

Black Jacket Symphony

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting.  AC/DC’s “Back in Black” album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album, with no sonic detail being overlooked–the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. This event takes place at 8:00 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre (6 South Joachim Street). Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Fairhope Farmers Market

See June 4 for more information.

 

Friday, June 19

3rd Friday Art Walk – Foley

Come join us downtown for a wine tasting and art walk to visit the many shops and boutiques Foley has to offer.  5 - 7 p.m. at 107A West Orange Avenue Foley. Please go to visitfoley.com for more information.

 

Heritage Park Marketplace- Foley

Arts and crafts, plants, vegetables, baked goods and much more! Heritage Park is located at the intersection of Ala. 59 and U.S. 98 in Foley. Heritage Park from 4 - 7 p.m. 101 E Laurel Ave. Foley.

 

Music and a Movie in the Park- Foley

Live entertainment with Foley Elementary School’s show choir, FAME begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Coastal Chorale at 6:30 p.m.  “We Are Marshall” movie begins at dusk on a 40-foot inflatable screen. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and get comfortable for an afternoon and evening of fun and free entertainment in Heritage Park.  Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Heritage Park is located near the intersection of Ala. 59 and U.S. 98. Heritage Park- 101 E Laurel Ave. Foley.  6 – 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 20

Kyser Miree Memorial Fishing Tournament

Join us at Dauphin Island Marina (650 LeMoyne Dr., Dauphin Island). To purchase tickets, please visit www.kysertournament.com. Introducing the red snapper raffle - because the KMMFT will not fall within the 2015 Red Snapper season, we have decided to raffle off several prizes instead, including a YETI cooler! Red Snapper Raffle tickets are: $10 each or 3 for $25. 

 

Sunday, June 21

5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.  2 - 2:30 p.m.  Free.  30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Sunday Matinee Day – 5 Rivers

Every Sunday throughout the day, step inside our Tensaw Theater and catch a free film that is sure to please the whole family! 5 Rivers KID’S DAY Sunday Matinee “Lilo & Stitch”.  30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information.

 

Walk for Wishes

Join us at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile for Alabama’s first Walk for Wishes and 5K Run Event.  Walk or run with your family, friends, or corporation at this community-wide celebration and effort to grant the wishes of Alabama children. This event benefits the Make A Wish Foundation.  Please visit wish.org for more information.

 

Monday, June 22

Marvelous Mondays – Daphne Summer Reading Program

Come join us on Mondays for fun events. Skip Cain the Magic Guy will perform at 10:30 a.m. at the Daphne Recreation Center. Please visit www.daphnelibrary.org for more information.

 

Tuesday, June 23

Bay Minette Library Summer Reading Tuesday

See June 2 for more information.

 

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

See June 2 for more information.

 

Eastern Shore Cosmetic Surgery “Lunch and Learn”

Do you have questions about Botox and/or fillers?  Want to know if they are right for you?  Join Dr. Koehler as he discusses the options and answers questions to see if these treatment plans are right for you.  Lunch is provided along with special discounts on Juvederm and Voluma XC. Space is limited so registration is required.  Please call (251) 929-7850 to RSVP.

 

Wednesday, June 24

Wet and Wild Summer Fun in the Park

Join us in for Wet and Wild at W.O. Park in Daphne from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free. Please call (251) 621-3703 for more information.

 

Summer Reading Wednesday – Fairhope Public Library

Come join us on Wednesdays for fun events. Wanda Johnson, a storyteller will visit at 2:00 p.m. for children and 3:30 for teens at the Fairhope Public Library (501 Fairhope Avenue). Please visit fairhopelibrary.org for more information.

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays – Bellingrath Gardens

See June 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, June 25

Fairhope Farmers Market

See June 4 for more information.

 

39th Annual Air Race Classic

H.L. “Sonny” Callahan Airport (KCQF), 99s Emerald Angels of the Gulf Coast Chapter and Continental Motors Group, an AVIC International Holding Corporation company, welcomes the all-women Air Race Classic to Fairhope, June 24-27, for their annual transcontinental race.  There are fifty-four teams with one hundred eighteen female pilots registered to compete for this year’s championship. The H.L. “Sonny” Callahan Airport will be the final stop and finishing line of the 2015 Air Race Classic (ARC) which begins in Fredericksburg, Virginia and spans over 2,199 nautical miles.  There are several race events that the public is invited to participate in.  The community is encouraged to come out to the airport June 25 to watch and welcome the racers as they arrive at the Fairhope airport.  LiteMix 99.9 will be at the airport broadcasting live.  Continental Motors Services is hosting the traditional “hangar” party at the close of the race from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the airport.  Please join the racers for this celebratory dinner and dancing including barbeque and the fixings’ provided by Georgia Roussos, wine/beer and live entertainment provided by the well-known band Mid-Life Crisis LA.  Beautiful Junk Art by Erin Romero is also a sponsor of the event. Tickets to the hangar party are on sale through June 1st for $35.00 and can be purchased at Page and Palette Independent Bookstore located in downtown Fairhope (251) 928-5295) or at Continental Motors Services, located at H.L. “Sonny” Callahan Airport in Fairhope (251) 990-5080).  A portion of ticket proceeds benefit Aviation Adventures, Inc., an organization that provides underprivileged youth (girls) the opportunity to explore aviation.

 

Friday, June 26

Delbert McClinton – Saenger Mobile

HUKA Entertainment presents Grammy Award winning recording artist and songwriter, Delbert McClinton at Saenger Mobile! Please visit www.mobilesaenger.com for more information.

 

Saturday, June 27

Slide the City Mobile

Summer time is upon us, and we are bringing 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten your city streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides. Did we mention 1000 feet? Yeah, that’s over 3 football fields. Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, we’ve got it padded. This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers. Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked.  Please visit www.slidethecity.com/events/mobile for more information.

 

5 Rivers Class:  “Wildlife Photography”

Join us for a free wildlife & nature photography workshop from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Our own Kathy Hicks will cover the basics of what to shoot and how to shoot it. Weather permitting, the instruction will be followed by a short field trip along the 5 Rivers Trails.  30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information. Register by calling 251-625-0814 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Bring a camera, free, ages 12 and older.

 

Monday, June 29

Marvelous Mondays – Daphne Summer Reading Program

Come join us on Mondays for fun events. Come watch a move and wear you pajamas at  10:30 a.m. at the Daphne Recreation Center. Please visit www.daphnelibrary.org for more information.

 

Tuesday, June 30

Bay Minette Library Summer Reading Tuesday

See June 2 for more information.

 

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

See June 2 for more information.

 

 

Looking Ahead...

 

Wednesday July 1

Summer Reading Wednesday – Fairhope Public Library

Come join us on Wednesdays for fun events. Skip Cain the balloon artist will come visit at 2:00 p.m. for children and 3:30 for teens at the Fairhope Public Library (501 Fairhope Avenue). Please visit fairhopelibrary.org for more information.

 

Thursday, July 2

Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series

The City of Fairhope debuts a new “Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series,” guaranteed to light up your summer nights with three free family movies at Fairhopers Community Park on the first Thursdays in June, July, and August. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic (no alcohol or glass containers) and relax with the whole family. The movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset or approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4: “Finding Nemo”; Thursday, July 2: “The Lego Movie”; Thursday, August 6: “A Bug’s Life”. “The merchants will have popcorn and refreshments available and will be giving away glow-in-the-dark items,” said Turberville. “All you need to do is grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic basket, and sit back and enjoy the show.”

 

Fairhope Farmers Market

See June 4 for more information.

 

Friday, July 3

Grand Bay Watermelon Festival

The Grand Bay Watermelon Festival will take place July 3 - 4 at Festival Park, Hwy 90, Grand Bay. July 3, 3:00-7:00 p.m. and July 4, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission. Free Sliced Ice Cold Watermelon To Eat on July 4th. Large Children’s area with Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Pony Rides, Moon Walks, Face Painting, Games for the young and young at heart, & Much More. Arts and Crafts, Family entertainment and food booths. Please visit grandbaywatermelonfestival.org for more information.

 

Saturday, July 4

Independence Day – Henry George Park

Join us for Baldwin Pops concert at Henry George starting at 7:00 p.m. and fireworks starting at 9:00 p.m. Please call (251) 990-0218 for more information.

 

Daphne Jubilee Independence Day Celebration

Trione Sports Complex. Please call (251) 621-3703 for more information. 

 

4th of July at Battleship Park

Celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Mobile at Battleship Memorial Park.  Enjoy live musical entertainment including our traditional patriotic concert, food from area Food Trucks and the Battleship’s Galley, and a dynamic fireworks show.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  The Park opens to spectators at 4 p.m. and the fireworks show is scheduled for 9 p.m.  Admission is $5 per car.  No food or alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the Park.  Sponsored by The City of Mobile, AL.COM, and the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park.  For more information call (251) 433-2703.     

 

4th of July – Gulf Shores

The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. In addition to the annual fireworks show, carnival-like activities will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Gulf Shores Public Beach (101 East Beach Blvd.). Please call (251) 968-1172 for more information.

 

Fort Morgan’s Salute to American Independence

Historical interpreters, dressed in period uniforms of the United States Army from different eras of the fort’s occupation, will conduct special guided tours of the fortification throughout the day. Also, artillery, small arms, and other demonstration will show the complexities that have faced the military garrisons at Fort Morgan. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Fort Morgan, 110 Highway 180, Gulf Shores. Please visit www.fort-morgan.org for more information.

 

Evening Under the Stars – Mobile PopsConcert at Dauphin Island

The Mobile Pops presents “An Evening Under the Stars” Star Bright Concert on July 4th at  6:00 p.m. under the water tower at Dauphin Island. Fireworks after the concert on the Public Beach next to DI Elementary School. 

 

5 Rivers Crafts

We are open!  Kid’s Crafts 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., free, all ages. Location: 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Please visit www.outdooralabama.com for more information. 

 

American Legion Independence Day BBQ

American Legion Independence Day BBQ will be BBQ Pork or Chicken Plates - $10 each from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 199-700 S. Mobile Street.

 

Grand Bay Watermelon Festival

See July 3 for more information.

 

Tuesday, July 7

Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan

See June 2 for more information.

 

Wednesday, July 8

Summer Reading Wednesday – Fairhope Public Library

Come join us on Wednesdays for fun events. On July 8, we will have Superhero Training Academy at 2:00 p.m. for children and 3:30 for teens at the Fairhope Public Library (501 Fairhope Avenue). Please visit fairhopelibrary.org for more information.

 

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays – Bellingrath Gardens

See June 3 for more information.

 

Thursday, July 9

Fairhope Farmers Market

See June 4 for more information. 

 

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