Mobile Events

Mobile Mardi Gras parade

Mobile Mardi Gras parade; credit Mobile CVB

Mobile Events

Events held in Mobile unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

GMAC Bowl
Annual football game featuring a series of events leading up to the big game; Ladd Peebles Stadium; http://www.gmacbowl.com

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the life of the civil rights leader; Mobile; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

Mardi Gras
Mobile’s first Mardi Gras celebration dates back to 1703 and includes parades and Mardi Gras Balls; http://www.mardigrasmobile.com

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; http://www.seniorbowl.com

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Various events celebrating African American culture and history; Mobile; http://www.mobile.org

APRIL

Arts Alive!
Cathedral Square Arts District offers three days of varied artistic experiences and interactive and hands-on activities; http://www.artsalivemobile.com

Mobile BayBears 2010 Opener
Mobile minor league baseball team; http://mobilebaybears.com

MAY

Dauphin Island Arts Festival
Juried fine art festival at Cadillac Square Park on Dauphin Island;
http://www.dauphinislandcoc.com

Gulf Coast Zydeco Music & Crawfish Festival
Zydeco bands, Creole/Cajun food, free dance instruction, a parade, vendors and more; http://www.gulfcoastzydecomusicfestival.com

JUNE

Juneteenth
Annual celebration of African American culture; Mobile; http://www.juneteenth.com or http://www.cityofmobile.org

Jazz Jambalaya
Salute to jazz greats at Gulf City Lodge at 601 State Street; http://mojomobile.multiply.com

AUGUST

Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival
Featuring great jazz music, an evening of poetry, food and more; several Mobile locations; http://www.gcehjazzfest.com

OCTOBER

BayFest
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;www.bayfest.com

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;http://www.nationalshrimpfestival.com

Greater Gulf State Fair
Annual fair featuring musical entertainment, food, carnival rides, petting zoo and more; Mobile; http://www.mobilefair.com

NOVEMBER

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; http://mobileinternationalfestival.org

DECEMBER

Kwanzaa
Annual celebration of the African American traditions and values; Mobile; https://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations/

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