November

These events and more can be found posted on the official Dept. of Alabama Tourism website, Sweet Home Alabama.

Friday, November 3

Alabama Pecan Festival

MobileThis family-oriented festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with topnotch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

Hangout Oyster Cook-Off

Gulf ShoresEnjoy incredible craft beers on Friday night (approximately 6pm to 11pm). And the real fun begins Saturday morning for the oyster cook-off that lasts all day!

Saturday, November 4

Alabama Pecan Festival

MobileThis family-oriented festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with topnotch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

Fairhope Veteran’s Day Parade

FairhopeThe City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 4th.

Alabama Pecan Festival

MobileThis family-oriented festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center features a carnival atmosphere with rides, food, face painting, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Free grandstand events include a classic country and western show, a Sunday gospel show with topnotch entertainers, and more. Bring the grandparents and bring the kids. There is something for everyone. Friday, 5 p.m. until; Saturday, 9 a.m. until; Sunday, 11 a.m. until. Admission and parking are free. Call 251-401-5555 for more information. The event is held annually on the first full weekend of November.

Fairhope Veteran’s Day Parade

FairhopeThe City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 4th.

Thursday, November 9, ongoing for two weeks throughout coastal lounges in Southeast, Alabama, and Northwest, Florida. (It’s kinda a big deal around here.)

33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival

Orange BeachVenues of all kinds welcome the nearly 200 songwriters that come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores from around the country and around the world.

Thursday, November 16

FairhopeNov 16, Fairhope. Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Downtown–Entertainment provided and Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes. 5:30-8 p.m. with tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 18

FairhopeNov 18, Fairhope. Movie on Fairhope Avenue. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Intersection of Section St. and Fairhope Ave.–The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available. 6:30-9 p.m.

 

Mobile International Festival

MobileFor over 30 years, the Mobile International Festival has grown to become the longest running festival on the Gulf Coast. We believe, in part, our success can be attributed to our dedication to educating students and visitors to the varied cultural world around them. Our goal remains to promote understanding, tolerance and friendship, and to showcase acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures.

Friday, November 24

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf ShoresHoliday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Magic Christmas in Lights

TheodoreBellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

December

Friday, December 1

Christmas in the Park

FoleyLighting of the Christmas Tree and visit with Santa

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf ShoresHoliday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

MobileThe Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade

FairhopeDec 1, Fairhope. Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Free. Downtown–Parade begins at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street. 7 p.m.

Holiday Sale

MobileHoliday Sale is a joint venture between Mobile Botanical Gardens and the Mobile County Master Gardeners. Unique poinsettias, seasonal plants, local foods (honey, grits, cornmeal, satsumas), botanical art, greenery decorations. 251-342-0555 for more information.

Magic Christmas in Lights

TheodoreBellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!

Saturday, December 2

FoleyLots of Snow and local entertainment to bring in the Christmas Season.

Friday, December 8

35th Annual Christmas Fest

Bay MinetteA time-honored tradition featuring arts and crafts vendors, live music, food vendors, kid’s activities and the annual Christmas parade. Friday evening is always a draw with the Ping Pong Ball Drop where many wonderful prizes are up for grabs! Sponsored by the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, this signature event promises to be a memorable one.

Saturday, December 9

Gulf ShoresChristmas Lighted Boat Parade held on the 2nd Saturday in December each year. Beginning at 5:30pm, the parade travels the Intracoastal Waterway Canal and ends approximately around 8:30pm.

Sunday, December 31

City of Fairhope New Year’s Eve Celebration

FairhopeDec 31, Fairhope. Fairhope New Year’s Eve Celebration. 251-929-1466. www.cofairhope.com. Downtown–Band starts playing at 8:30 p.m. at corner of Fairhope Avenue and Church Street, fireworks and a ball drop at midnight, and more. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Coastal Christmas 2017

Gulf ShoresHoliday Festivities that take place in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan during the Christmas Holidays. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Dollar General Bowl

MobileThe Dollar General Bowl will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL in December 2017. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Visit website or call for exact event date and time.

Magic Christmas in Lights

TheodoreBellingrath Gardens is set aglow with more than 3 million twinkling lights and 1,100 custom-designed set pieces in 15 scenes at Magic Christmas in Lights, one of the most popular holiday attractions in the Southeast. Stroll through the lighted Gardens and tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Santa will be on hand for photos every night through Dec. 23. Complete your holiday shopping in the beautiful Bellingrath Gift Shop!