Mobile Mardi Gras parade

Mobile Mardi Gras parade; credit Mobile CVB

Mobile Events

Events held in Mobile unless indicated otherwise.


Annual football game featuring a series of events leading up to the big game; Ladd Peebles Stadium;

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the life of the civil rights leader; Mobile;

Mardi Gras
Mobile’s first Mardi Gras celebration dates back to 1703 and includes parades and Mardi Gras Balls;

Mobile Senior Bowl
The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most unique football game and one of football’s premier pre-draft event features senior collegiate football players on teams representing the North and the South and an NFL scouting confab; Ladd-Peebles Stadium;


Black History Month
Various events celebrating African American culture and history; Mobile;


Arts Alive!
Cathedral Square Arts District offers three days of varied artistic experiences and interactive and hands-on activities;

Mobile BayBears 2010 Opener
Mobile minor league baseball team;


Dauphin Island Arts Festival
Juried fine art festival at Cadillac Square Park on Dauphin Island;

Gulf Coast Zydeco Music & Crawfish Festival
Zydeco bands, Creole/Cajun food, free dance instruction, a parade, vendors and more;


Annual celebration of African American culture; Mobile; or

Jazz Jambalaya
Salute to jazz greats at Gulf City Lodge at 601 State Street;


Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival
Featuring great jazz music, an evening of poetry, food and more; several Mobile locations;


Blues, rock, country, alternative, gospel, bluegrass, Zydeco and more wash over you for three beautiful Fall days and nights, with over 100 national and local acts on 7 stages; Downtown Mobile;

National Shrimp Festival
Annual festival for the past 32 years; featuring wonderful seafood, fine arts, musical entertainment, an International Marketplace, Children’s Art Village and more; Gulf Shores Alabama Public Beach;

Greater Gulf State Fair
Annual fair featuring musical entertainment, food, carnival rides, petting zoo and more; Mobile;


Mobile International Festival
An indoor educational and cultural event presented by its members representing over 60 countries and emphasizing four areas: cuisine, continuous entertainment on two stages, cultural booths and hands-on-art; one of the largest of its kind on the Gulf Coast; Mobile Convention Center;


Annual celebration of the African American traditions and values; Mobile;

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