Calling artists and architects. Now is your chance to contribute and have your work be a legacy in our community.
The City and the Mobile Arts Council are calling on you to submit early concepts for a project that will commemorate Mobile’s local sports icons.
The initial concept from early plans includes nine-foot bronze statues of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame members Henry “Hank” Aaron, Satchel Paige, Billy Williams, Ozzie Smith, and Willie Lee McCovey. Not only that, but It would also include former Houston Oiler and NFL Hall of Famer Robert Lorenzo Brazile Jr. Eventually, the courtyard will expand to include other athletes from Mobile’s Sports Hall of Fame.
What a way to celebrate Mobile’s rich history of baseball supers! Interested? You can find more information by clicking here.
Speaking of sports, Reese’s Senior Bowl has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux who will serve as the Official Practice Partner. Walk-On’s, as part of the partnership, will also serve as the 2021-2023 NFL Flag Football Season sponsor, host of the Practice Player Award ceremony, and participate in the Senior Bowl Street Party and launch the inaugural Walk On’s/Senior Bowl sweepstakes.
With the 4th of July fast approaching, wondering how to spend it? Check out what’s in store for Mobile.
City of Mobile 4th of July Celebration: Plan to spend your July 4th in downtown Mobile! Enjoy a fantastic fireworks show and music at Cooper Riverside Park while celebrating the birth of our nation Sunday, July 4, at Cooper Riverside Park, 101 S. Water St., from 4-10 p.m.
Mobile Pops 4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show: Come celebrate Independence Day with the Mobile Pops! On Sunday, July 4, the City of Mobile will hold its annual 4th of July celebration at Cooper Riverside Park. The festivities will be highlighted by a patriotic concert by the Mobile Pops from 7-8:30 p.m., followed by a firework show (with Mobile Pops accompaniment) at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
Semmes Independence Day Celebration: Join the City of Semmes for fireworks, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, inflatables, and more at MGM High School Friday, July 2, at 5 p.m. The fireworks show will take place after dark.
Bayou La Batre Family Fun Day: Bayou la Batre’s third annual free Family Fun Day is July 3 from 3 p.m. til dusk at Rolston Park on Coden Belt Road. Picnic with your family before the free fireworks show at dusk. There will be music, watermelon and hot dogs for all to enjoy.
A Few Of This Week’s Events
06/30: Wonderful Wednesdays At Bellingrath: China Mania, With Tom McGehee
Wednesday @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Bellingrath Gardens
Visitors to the Home love to see Miss Bessie’s china collection. Join Tom McGehee for a closer look at the provenance and history of these unique pieces.
07/01: Market In The Park
Thursday @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Trinity Gardens Park
Buy locally-grown, locally-produced and homemade items at Market in the Park.
07/01: Sweet Summer Series: Weekly Pop-Up Performances
Thursday @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Cathedral Square
Join us every Thursday of the summer for the Sweet Summer Series! Each week will feature a local performance group for a free event in Cathedral Square..
07/03 : Market in the Park – Saturdays in Cathedral Square
Saturday @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, Cathedral Square park
Shop local for fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, original art, decor and more in Cathedral Square on Saturdays.
07/04: Mobile’s 4th of July Celebration
Sunday @ 4:00 pm, Cooper Riverside Park
ARE YOU READY FOR A FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA ON THE WATERFRONT? Plan to spend your July 4th in downtown Mobile.
07/10: Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament
Sunday @ 4:00 pm, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site
The Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament is designed to bring families together and encourage sportsmanship. The tournament takes place on the Saturday before the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
07/16-18: The 88th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Friday – Sunday @ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site
HOME OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST FISHING TOURNAMENT The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world.
Check out our event page for more details!
Do Some Good Mobile
The 2021 Do Some Good Mobile Magazine is out. You’ll find it at local businesses or your favorite non-profit organization. You can also read the digital version by clicking here. We’re also starting an interview series with the organizations featured in this year’s magazine. Listen to the Do Some Good episodes that we’ve recorded so far below.
Businesses to Check Out
New Year, New Gear! Shop ZYIA to get all your activewear for your fitness routines and soccer mom errands in everyday athleisure style.
Need something done professionally? Check out Fiverr!
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