IN THIS WEEK’S RUNDOWN – DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENTS & CREEKFEST 2021

Head’s up, Citizens. New traffic detour around the intersection of Dauphin and Broad streets. Traffic signs and other signage alerting motorists that the roads are closed are strategically placed to alleviate the inconvenience this might cause. These things, after all, are all done for the greater good – we’re looking forward to seeing the finished product.

The detour map below shows where the traffic barriers are. Stay informed.

We are to expect a lot of projects and improvements to be done in our community. Some of these include:

Initial implementation of the Street Optimization Plan (including more on-street parking on Dauphin Street and elsewhere).

The revitalization of Bienville Square.

The redevelopment of Cooper Riverside Park to make the waterfront greenspace more accessible and attractive to visitors.

Downtown is as busy as ever these days, let’s brace ourselves for efforts and projects that are guaranteed to further enhance the downtown experience!


A Few Of This Week’s Events

06/07: Kids Gulf Discovery Day At Bellingrath Gardens And Home
Monday @ Bellingrath Gardens
Plan a day of summertime fun for the family! Learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations throughout the region during Kids Gulf Discovery Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

06/07: An Evening with Travis Tritt
Monday @ Mobile Saenger Theatre
This event was originally scheduled for January 29, 2021. Tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date. Enjoy a special evening with CMA and GRAMMY Award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt.

06/11: World Championship Turkey Calling Contest and Expo
Friday @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Mobile Convention Center
Competitors will receive a turkey calling situation and then replicate those particular wild turkey sounds. The Southeastern Hunting and Fishing Expo is a do not miss event for outdoor enthusiasts.

06/11: Roll Mobile: Skate Night in Downtown Mobile
Friday @ 6:00 pm, Streets Around Bienville Square
Keeping rollin’, Mobile! MPRD is back with more skate nights around the park. Again, we’re closing off the streets and turning Bienville Square into a giant roller rink! We’ll have lights, a live DJ, and yes, we’ll be doing the hokey pokey!

06/11: June LoDa ArtWalk
Friday @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Downtown Mobile
LoDa ArtWalk celebrates National Pride Month on Friday, June 11th! This event will highlight creatives within our LGBTQ+ community – including gallery tours, chalk murals, a second-line parade, drag performances, and more!

06/12 : CreekFest 2021
Saturday @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tricentennial Park
IT’S BACK! Join us in the 5th Annual celebration of CreekFest! It will be unlike any festival before. This festival will allow the diverse communities within the watershed to come together as one in celebration of the Creek and its unique natural environment.

Check out our event page for more details!


Busted in Mobile (Bay)

The Pediatric Emergency Center at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital received a total of $1 million of state investments that will be committed to its renovation and expansion.

This project will double the current emergency department, expanding from 14 treatment rooms to more than 30 areas, including 25 private treatment rooms and will also create two behavioral health rooms and a sensory room for patients with specialized needs. The expansion of the space will also allow for more room for parents and caregivers to be with their children.

Beat that for good vibes!

Image from WKRG.com

Full story here.


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.

This week we’re featuring our interview with Be The Change — learn about the organization and what they’re all about!


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