March into Spring for Coastal Festivals

Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival

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 off the festival season March 10 – 11 at Waterfront Park. Visual arts, performing arts, music and culinary arts are showcased by more than 100 talented artisans. It is an immersive festival where participants are encouraged to touch, see, hear and feel the art. Listen to music with the backdrop of Wolf Bay to put you in the mood for springtime on the coast. Parking is easy with a $2 to and from shuttle from The Wharf. This year the festival will feature a special fenced-in area for cycling guests.

Include a stop at the nearby Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach to check out their new fine arts gallery overlooking the bay.

Orange Beach Festival of Art
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Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival

A coastal favorite for more than 60 years, the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival is March 16 – 18. Free to the public, the festival puts the spotlight on artists from across the country. The art is joined by live entertainment and all the delicious food you expect from a Gulf Coast festival. All the fun takes place in downtown Fairhope so it is best to use the shuttles to avoid the traffic backup.

Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival
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Everything’s Coming up Roses!

The Festival of Flowers in Mobile will be celebrating 25 years of presenting all things flowers. Stunning, colorful and unusual plants and flowers are exhibited in a variety of settings and themes. From March 22 – 25, enjoy numerous activities connected to this world-class event. Held on the Providence Hospital Campus, events are family friendly and include seminars and tips on growing flowers and how to live a greener life.

Festival of Flowers
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Sausage is King

The month of March ends on a mouth-watering note with the Original German Sausage Festival in Elberta. On March 31 take your taste buds on an epic adventure to savor Elberta’s famous German sausage, sauerkraut, German-style filled cabbage and other items. Don’t worry, the menu also includes red beans and rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn, peanuts and homemade baked goods. Be sure to include a stop at the Bier Garten featuring a large selection of imported and domestic beers.

Elberta German Sausage Festival
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