Summer School in Coastal Alabama

admin|June 19th, 2018

Leave behind the traditional classroom setting and come have a lesson or two in Coastal Alabama. Take to the water, visit with animals or explore the truly great outdoors. This is a summer school you and your family will love. … Continue reading “Summer School in Coastal Alabama”

Sizzlin’ Summer Fun on the Coast

admin|May 24th, 2018

Fireworks exploding in the summer night sky, abundant juicy watermelon, pedaling for a great cause or a relaxing cruise… However you define summer, Coastal Alabama is your destination for family fun all season long. REGIONAL VIEW: CELEBRATE JULY 4TH July … Continue reading “Sizzlin’ Summer Fun on the Coast”

Fresh and Delicious: Coastal Farmers Markets

admin|May 22nd, 2018

Throughout the coastal Alabama region our farmers and fishers are hard at work coaxing the earth and sea to produce a bounty of goods. Each day they put sweat and dedication into their jobs to deliver the freshest fruits, vegetables, … Continue reading “Fresh and Delicious: Coastal Farmers Markets”

Fabulous Foley Festivals to enjoy in May

admin|April 18th, 2018

With two great May celebrations, Foley offers fun for all ages. Get up in the air with the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival and discover talented artists at Art in the Park. Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival The … Continue reading “Fabulous Foley Festivals to enjoy in May”

Coastal Festivals, Spring Blooms, Beach Volleyball

admin|March 22nd, 2018

From NCAA championship beach volleyball action in Gulf Shores to roses in bloom at Bellingrath Gardens, Coastal Alabama is your spring destination for fun events and festivals.   REGIONAL VIEW: SPRING FESTIVALS Here in Coastal Alabama we tend to get … Continue reading “Coastal Festivals, Spring Blooms, Beach Volleyball”

Your Summer Soundtrack: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

admin|March 21st, 2018

The sun. The sand. The surf. The great tunes! Your summer soundtrack in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will be filled with top acts and a few you may have never heard of. From the Hangout Music Festival and LuLuPalooza … Continue reading “Your Summer Soundtrack: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach”

Arts & Crafts, Boats & Yachts, and Going Green

admin|February 12th, 2018

Another fabulous coastal Mardi Gras season has come and gone. Now it is time to turn our attention to our favorite festivals and events in March. From arts and crafts in Fairhope to boats and yachts to tempt us in … Continue reading “Arts & Crafts, Boats & Yachts, and Going Green”

A Southern Welcome from our Coastal Ambassadors

admin|January 19th, 2018

From colorful antebellum dresses to shipmate attire, the eye-catching outfits are just a small part of the warm southern spirit shared with locals and visitors by the young women that serve as ambassadors in our area. The Dogwood Trail Maids, … Continue reading “A Southern Welcome from our Coastal Ambassadors”

Spring for the Coast

admin|January 5th, 2018

We’re bidding farewell to winter as we plan for spring on the beach. Lace em up for area runs. Try your luck with North Baldwin County hunting. Who else is ready for a coastal spring? FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPRING BREAK IN GULF … Continue reading “Spring for the Coast”

March into Spring for Coastal Festivals

admin|January 4th, 2018

Springtime in Coastal Alabama brings a bouquet of festivals filled with artsy, colorful and scrumptious celebrations. Check out our March lineup and make your plans to join us. Art! Art! Art! The 44th Annual Orange Beach Festival of Art kicks … Continue reading “March into Spring for Coastal Festivals”

Let the Good Times Roll! Mardi Gras in Coastal Alabama

admin|December 11th, 2017

Mardi Gras in Coastal Alabama is so much more than a series of parades and balls. It is a source of the originality and spirit of the people of our region. Mobile holds claim to the birthplace of Mardi Gras … Continue reading “Let the Good Times Roll! Mardi Gras in Coastal Alabama”

MoonPies, Mardi Gras and Much More

admin|December 11th, 2017

MOONPIE OVER MOBILE: Ring in 2018 Forget about the other been-there, seen-that ball drops and join more than 50,000 revelers New Year’s Eve in downtown Mobile. The New Year’s Eve MoonPie Drop is like having the best annual celebrations all … Continue reading “MoonPies, Mardi Gras and Much More”

Run the Beach Half Marathon Series

admin|December 5th, 2017

For the love of running… in paradise! The white-sand beaches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are waiting for you to lace up your running shoes. Get ready to conquer the Run the Beach Series by completing the full or … Continue reading “Run the Beach Half Marathon Series”

MoonPies, Mobile and Mardi Gras Vibes: Countdown to 2018!

admin|November 29th, 2017

In Coastal Alabama, MoonPies are as inextricably tied to New Year’s Eve as champagne, fireworks, resolutions and midnight kisses. Since 2008, Mobile has welcomed in the New Year with a giant, 600-pound electric MoonPie which drops at midnight.   Forget … Continue reading “MoonPies, Mobile and Mardi Gras Vibes: Countdown to 2018!”

Coastal Alabama Christmas

admin|November 15th, 2017

Find your holiday jolly in Coastal Alabama this Christmas! MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN LIGHTS: A South Mobile County Tradition This marks the 22nd year of Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. The seasonal display is a Coastal Alabama … Continue reading “Coastal Alabama Christmas”

COASTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

admin|November 5th, 2017

It’s the holidays! Throw on some jingle bells, hop on the family sleigh and ride like the gulf breeze to Coastal Alabama for Christmas magic that will bring the holiday twinkle to your eyes. Fun, festive and colorful activities in … Continue reading “COASTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS”

Fins and Feathers on Dauphin Island

admin|October 23rd, 2017

The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab The scientific beauty and wonder of the four key habitats of Coastal Alabama is the focus of the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Located on the 17-mile-long island south of … Continue reading “Fins and Feathers on Dauphin Island”

Fall for Golf, Shopping and Lessons in Coastal Alabama

admin|October 10th, 2017

FALL FOR A GOLF VACATION: Teeing off in Gulf Shores With cooler fall temps some people dust off their holiday decorations while others dust off their golf clubs. We’re fine with inflatable lawn pumpkins, but we’re more in tune with … Continue reading “Fall for Golf, Shopping and Lessons in Coastal Alabama”

Fairhope Film Festival

admin|October 4th, 2017

Lights, Camera, Action! The 2017 Fairhope Film Festival rolls November 9-12 in the heart of the quaint, bayside city of Fairhope. This marks the 5th year for the event which has flourished in an arts community renowned for its eclectic … Continue reading “Fairhope Film Festival”

Discover the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail

admin|September 20th, 2017

Lessons to learn. Cultures to explore. The African-American influence in Mobile can be felt in all areas of life. From the cultural, financial and agricultural influences to the educational, industrial and spiritual, their stories are interwoven into the fabric of … Continue reading “Discover the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail”

Food, Feathered Friends and Frilly Hats in Coastal Alabama

admin|September 6th, 2017

FESTIVAL OF FLAVOR: Dishing it up in Foley Beer, Food and Football – three of life’s most delectable pleasures! The Festival of Flavor delivers all three along with a lot of delicious fun. Saturday, October 7 is the date for … Continue reading “Food, Feathered Friends and Frilly Hats in Coastal Alabama”

Festival of Flavor: Time to Savor

admin|September 6th, 2017

An official qualifying event for the World Food Championships Beer, Food and Football – three of life’s most delectable pleasures! The Festival of Flavor delivers all three along with a lot of delicious fun. Saturday, October 7 is the date … Continue reading “Festival of Flavor: Time to Savor”

The Eastern Shore Shines with Two Great Fall Events

admin|August 16th, 2017

Looking for great fall events? The Jubilee Festival of Arts gets the season started in September and Polo at the Point gives us a reason to wear our fanciest hat in October. 29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts The 29th … Continue reading “The Eastern Shore Shines with Two Great Fall Events”

Alabama Coastal BirdFest

admin|August 2nd, 2017

Birds of a feather will be flocking together for the ultimate bird lover’s festival, the 14th Annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest on October 4-7. Grab your binoculars and join us for a weekend of bird-watching delights.   Mobile … Continue reading “Alabama Coastal BirdFest”

Down and Dirty Meets High Fashion in Coastal Alabama

admin|August 2nd, 2017

DELTA DASH: Get Down and Dirty If overcoming obstacles is your thing, you are going to love the Delta Dash! It is a rip-roaring, rolling, climbing, running, leaping, and spirited event that challenges your stamina, endurance and determination to cross … Continue reading “Down and Dirty Meets High Fashion in Coastal Alabama”

FALL INTO A COUPLE’S BEACH RETREAT IN GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH

admin|July 26th, 2017

Want a fall getaway that puts the romance back into your relationship? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers up a sand pail full of couple-perfect activities. Breathtaking natural beauty and spirit-lifting experiences abound and are guaranteed to delight couples of … Continue reading “FALL INTO A COUPLE’S BEACH RETREAT IN GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH”

Celebrate Sunsets, Art and Jubilee in Coastal Alabama

admin|July 11th, 2017

THE CRY OF JUBILEE: An Eastern Shore Phenomenon You may have seen the city signs proclaiming Daphne to be the “Jubilee City.” But just what does that title mean? Well, for locals living along the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay, … Continue reading “Celebrate Sunsets, Art and Jubilee in Coastal Alabama”

Delta Dash: Get Down and Dirty

admin|July 10th, 2017

If overcoming obstacles is your thing, then you are going to love the Delta Dash! It is a rip roaring, rolling, climbing, running, leaping, and spirited event that challenges your stamina, endurance and determination to make it to the finish … Continue reading “Delta Dash: Get Down and Dirty”

TAKE A WALK, AN ART WALK: Coastal Talent on Display

admin|June 26th, 2017

The end of the work week calls for something special, some way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend. A Friday evening to gather with friends to enjoy some coastal art sounds like the perfect answer. That’s just the kind … Continue reading “TAKE A WALK, AN ART WALK: Coastal Talent on Display”

A Summer Harvest of Fun in Coastal Alabama

admin|June 7th, 2017

GRAND BAY WATERMELON FESTIVAL: A Sweet Summer Tradition The summer sun overhead brings a bead of sweat to your brow. You sure wish you could find a shady spot and a slice of ice-cold watermelon. Good news! Your wish can … Continue reading “A Summer Harvest of Fun in Coastal Alabama”