Eastern Shore Festivals Shine a Light on the Arts & Nature. Two big events on the Eastern Shore are offering great opportunities to enjoy the arts and nature this fall.
The 28th Annual Jubilee Festival is a fun and laid-back art festival in Olde Town Daphne that attracts artists and craftsmen from around the Southeast. By the end of September, there is usually a hint of fall in the air, so perusing gorgeous paintings, jewelry and pottery in Olde Towne is pleasant for everyone. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the season or explore this beautiful part of the Eastern Shore.
The Jubilee Festival is an invitation for the community to enjoy the arts and local entertainment, while fostering community camaraderie. Local dance companies and theater groups perform for the crowds and the smell of cotton candy fills the air.
Kids’ Art in Centennial Park is always a hit. Generations of children have their handprints on the perimeter fence. Every child makes a fish print or wooden block sculpture. Instilling a love of art in children of all ages is one of the great accomplishments of the Kids’ Art Park as well as the Jubilee Festival. There is an activity for every child that walks through the gates of Centennial Park.
This is truly a complete family experience that celebrates the arts, local entertainment and the City of Daphne.
The 28th Annual Jubilee Festival presented by BMW of Mobile, will be held September 24 and 25, 2016 along Main Street in Downtown Daphne. The hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. To learn more, visit the Jubilee Festival on Facebook at or online at here.
The Eastern Shore is also welcoming the fall migration, just as birders make their way to the 13th Annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest, October 5-8, 2016.
This birding and nature festival gives visitors an opportunity to see birds, alligators, wildflowers, dolphins and other wildlife and learn about their habitats. It showcases several great spots around Mobile and Baldwin Counties to take in nature.
This festival offers three workshops at 5 Rivers Delta Center on hummingbirds, nature photography and the basics of birding.
There will also be a Bird and Conservation Expo, Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Halstead Amphitheater on the grounds of Faulkner State Community College in Downtown Fairhope. It features exhibits, a raptor show, snakes and kids’ activities. This expo is fun for all ages. Admission to the expo is free.
To check out the schedule and register for the Alabama Coastal BirdFest visit www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com. Registration closes at 4 p.m. September 23. You can also learn more about the BirdFest on Facebook. Brochures and schedules can be found at the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce.