Get Out and Do Mobile This Weekend!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in RunDown | No Comments

Connecting our citizens through local events… We check 30+ event calendars in and around Mobile so you don’t have to!

This Week’s Featured Photo:  Tuesday in Mobile was a day of celebration! On Joe Cain’s 185th birthday, his Oakleigh District home received a historical marker.  As the patron saint of Mardi Gras, Joe Cain was known for his contributions to how we observe Mardi Gras in Mobile. Yesterday’s dedication was complete with an appearance from Old Slac himself, the Merry Widows and a street parade with The Excelsior Band. Photo Credit: Michelle Matthews |
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Do Some Good!
Join Mobile Baykeeper to remove the invasive island apple snail and prevent it from spreading into the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Volunteers will help remove snails and eggs from the pond at Langan Park. Prizes from Red Beard’s Outfitter will be awarded for the top 3 participants who collect the most snails. Volunteers with canoes and kayaks are encouraged to attend. Please dress comfortably in clothes you do not mind getting wet or dirty. The event will also be held in conjunction with a litter cleanup. Cleanup supplies and drinks will be provided. Click here to sign up to volunteer! For more information, contact Chad Chappell at or call 251-433-4229.  Keep Doing Good, Mobile!

NOW- 10/31: Thriller Nights of Lights
NOW – Halloween, Dusk – 10 pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Admission: $6 per person, ages 3 and under are free
Ages: All
Looking for fun entertainment instead of scary Halloween activities this October? Returning this fall season, Thriller Nights of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays you’ll see dancing to a fun variety of music. The only show of its kind in the country, Thriller Nights of Lights will thrill kids and adults of all ages.

10/12: Church Street Cemetery Tours
Thursday – 10 am & 6 pm, Church Street Graveyard
Admission: Free for HMPS members, $10 for non-members
Ages: All
Presented by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, the Church Street Cemetery Tours are back! There is a rich history to the historic graveyard on Church Street. The graveyard was established in 1819 by the city of Mobile for yellow fever victims. Many of Mobile’s first French and Spanish settlers and American pioneers are buried in this cemetery. Enjoy this guided tour with the whole family.

10/12: City of Mobile Industry Day
Thursday – 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Mobile Civic Center
Admission: Free
Ages: All (Business Professionals)
Come discover what’s in the pipeline for future projects such as the TIGER Grant Project and new programs such as the Micro-Economic Loan Program for Small Businesses in Mobile! Hear from city staff and consultants on various contracting opportunities for the 2018 Capital Improvement Plan. Get a chance to preview the plan district by district. Potential contractors can also learn how to get involved in the City’s procurement process. Meet with city staff from Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Procurement, Planning and Development, Revenue Department and Build Mobile.

10/12: Wine Fest
Thursday – 5:30-8:30 pm, Cotton Hall
Admission: $75 per person, $125 per couple
Ages: 21+
Mark your calendars to pour for a purpose at the 11th Annual Wine Fest benefiting Catholic Social Services. Enjoy an evening at the beautiful new venue, Cotton Hall. The night will be filled with wine tasting by Red or White, beer from Old Shell Growlers and delicious hors d’oeuvres from The Noble South, Rooster’s, Butch Cassidy’s, The Original Oyster House, Naman’s Catering, Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream and Pizza Delphina. Live music by Cooper Trent.

10/12: 4th Annual Bras for a Cause
Thursday – 6 pm, The Locale
Admission: $75 per person
Ages: 21+
The most entertaining and inspiring event of the season is back for its fourth year. The Bras for a Cause bra auction dinner raises money for the everyday needs of breast cancer patients – from putting gas in the car to get to doctor appointments to money for clothing when chemotherapy alters the waistline. Enjoy an evening of local businessmen modeling specially designed bras that are up for auction. Get your girlfriends together for this great night of fun!

10/12 – 10/15: 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Thursday – Sunday, Gulf Shores
Admission: Free
Ages: All
The 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival is a full weekend dedicated to the number one menu item known all over the world as a Southern staple – shrimp! Enjoy shrimp just about any way you can imagine – fried, steamed, boiled and in dishes you can’t resist like gumbo. Don’t care for seafood? The festival offers tons of non-seafood vendors as well. No festival would be complete without music. This year’s lineup has something for everyone – country, jazz, classic rock and more.

10/13: LoDa ArtWalk
Friday – 6 – 9 pm, Downtown Mobile
Admission: Free
Ages: All
What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with a Spooky-themed ArtWalk?! Join the rest of Mobile downtown on Friday night and enjoy a bit of pre-Halloween fun. The night will be filled with art, music, food, and shopping. All downtown restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and bars are open late for the night. Costumes encouraged for the whole family!

10/14: Market in the Park
Saturday – 7:30 am – 12 pm, Cathedral Square
Admission: Free
Ages: All
The Fall season Market in the Park is back and bigger and better than ever! Enjoy a morning of shopping local vendors of all kinds: makers, bakers, crafters and more. Get one-of-a-kind Mobile themed arts and gifts. Market in the Park will run each Saturday from now until November 18th.

10/14 – 10/15: Mobile County Parade of Homes 
Saturday & Sunday – 10 am – 5 pm, 7007 Shadow Creek Dr
Admission: Showcase Home – $3/Adults, $1/ 12 and under, All other homes – Free
Ages: All
The Mobile County Parade of Homes is the single best opportunity for home buyers to see the latest in construction techniques, the greatest in technology advances, and the most beautiful homes in our area! There are fourteen homes in the Parade, in all sizes and all price ranges.  There is something here for everyone, but make sure to start your tour at the Showcase Home located at 7007 Shadow Creek Drive off Sollie Road.  The Mobile County Parade of Homes Plan Books are available at any Parade Home.

10/14: Shopkins Live! Shop it Up!
Saturday – 1 pm, Saenger Theater
Admission: $14+
Ages: All
Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins – the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys – Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song, and dance.

10/15: Little Sisters of the Poor 46th Annual Lawn Party
Sunday – 10 am -4 pm, Little Sisters of the Poor
Admission: Free
Ages: All
Join the Little Sisters of the Poor for their annual lawn party this Sunday! Enjoy a fun-filled day of music provided by Pelican 212, food, inflatables, funnel cakes and a raffle. Proceeds directly benefit the residents and their needs. 

10/18: Brown Bag in Bienville
Wednesday – 11:30 am –  1:30 pm, Bienville Square
Admission: FREE
Ages: All
The weather is changing, and it’s perfect for lunch outside! Catt Sirten, along with the City of Mobile Special Events Dept.,  is bringing back Brown Bag in Bienville every Wednesday until the end of October. Grab your lunch and enjoy live music in the Square!


Upcoming Events:

Save the date!
10/19: Dinner on the Diamond
Thursday – 6-9pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Admission: $125
World Series Champion, Giants pitcher, and Mobile native, Jake Peavy is coming home for a good cause. Partnering with A Taste of Wind Creek, Peavy will attend Dinner on the Diamond fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama. 120 tickets will be sold for this exclusive night of gourmet food and beer pairings. A lucky guest will win a Caribbean getaway for two at Wind Creek Hospitality’s newest property, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. The event will showcase Wind Creek’s culinary all-stars and Good to Go food truck with a unique spin on ballpark favorites. Guests will mingle with Peavy on the field where he got Major League Baseball attention playing for the Mobile BayBears. Tickets can be purchased for $125 each by calling the Boys & Girls Club at 251-432-1235

10/20 – 10/22: Haunted Hayride
Friday – Sunday, Bethel Baptist Church
Admission: $5 per person
Ages: Suggested 10+
It’s back again! Bethel Baptist Church presents their annual Haunted Hayride – complete with creepy clowns in their own carnival and much more! Gather your friends and family for this full-on scary experience through the woods of Citronelle. Due to the nature of the ride, it is not suggested for children under 10 years old.

10/27-11/5: Greater Gulf State Fair
The Grounds
Advance Admission: Adult Admission $8, Child Admission $4, Ride All Day $20
Ages: All
The Fair is “Calling all Heroes – from everyday heroes to super heroes” this year to come enjoy 10 days of the most loved midway rides of all time, food vendors with all the funnel cakes, corn dogs and fried Oreos you can eat! This year’s Heroes theme is a way for the Fair to recognize the heroes in our community. Don’t miss all the entertainment and meet and greets including the All-Star Stunt Dogs Challenge, Marvel Super Heroes Unite, Paw Patrol and P.J. Masks.