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Guided Bird Walk Tours at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

03/03/2015
Tours will meet at the Jeff Friend Trail
12295 State Hwy. 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.bonsecourfriends.org
Contact: 251-540-7720

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Beginner and experienced bird watchers, young and old, are welcome to come out and enjoy the beauty of birds and nature itself.

Guided Beach Walk at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

03/04/2015
Tours will meet at the Mobile Street Beach Parking Lot
12295 State Hwy. 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.bonsecourfriends.org
Contact: 251-540-7720

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Come join us for a talk that includes a bit of history, coastal ecology, and measuring a Champion Tree

Guided Dynamic Dune Tours at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

03/05/2015
Tours will meet at the Mobile Street parking lot

12295 State Hwy. 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.bonsecourfriends.org
Contact: 251-540-7720

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Each tour will consist of a 1-2 hour walk. Come and walk along the shores and discover why the dunes are so important.

Spring Azaleas

03/06/2015 – 03/31/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Dates: March 6 – March 31, 2015 (dates may vary depending on the severity of the winter)*For precise times of the azalea blooms, please check Azalea Watch at www.bellingrath.orgEnjoy blooms of more than 25,000 vibrant azaleas in an explosion of color throughout the 65 acres of Bellingrath Gardens.Hydrangeas, Easter Lilies, fuchsia, geraniums, wave petunias, cape daisies, delphinium and more will be featured throughout the Gardens.

The Heritage Arts & Camellia Festival

03/07/2015
25521 Highway 98, Elberta, AL 36530
Email: BCHM@gultel.com
Contact: 251-986-8375

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Jazz music, cool cars and beautiful flowers are among the offerings at The Heritage Arts & Camellia Festival on March 7 at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum in Elberta. Festival hours are 9 a.m. ‘til 4 p.m.The MG British Car Club will be there along with the 3rd Block Jazz Band from Robertsdale High School. There is no fee to enter the camellia bloom & camellia arrangement contests, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. Another festival highlight is Victoria Angela Speakman demonstrating how to make and displayingher collection of corn husk dolls. Carol Lowell-Saas will be making pine needle baskets and Claudia Barbee will be making reed baskets onsite as well. The museum is located at 25521 US Highway 98 in Elberta. Call 251-986-8375 for more info.

Guided Turtle Talk at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

03/10/2015
Tours will meet at the Mobile Street Beach Parking Lot
12295 State Hwy. 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.bonsecourfriends.org
Contact: 251-540-7720

Details

Come join us for a walk along the gulf shore and discover why this dune habitat is so important. The talk includes a bit of history, coastal ecology, and native plants.

41st Annual Festival of Art

03/14/2015
Waterfront Park
26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Website: www.orangebeachartsfestival.com
Contact: 251-981-ARTS (2787)

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The Orange Beach Festival of Art is held each year on the second week-end of March. Come and See Visual Arts, Fine Art and Crafts, Glass Artists, Potters, Painters, Sculptors, Watercolorist, Textile Artists, and Wood Artists. There will also be a Kid’s Art Alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare and a music and songwriter’s stage. Public parking is located at The Wharf in Orange Beach and shuttles will be provided for $2.00 each way. No public parking will be available on site. For a complete schedule visit our website.

Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

03/28/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Date: March 28, 2015Grab the kids and come for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be special hunts for toddlers and older kids as well as prizes, candy, activities and pictures with the Easter Bunny.Join us for the 2nd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Magnolia Café.

The Original German Sausage Festival

03/28/2015
Elberta Town Park
Main Street, Elberta, AL 36530
Email: seth@elbertafire.com
Website: http://sausagefest.elbertafire.com

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Held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The best German Sausage you have ever tasted! Made from a secret recipe developed by the founding fathers of Elberta, AL. This is the only place you can get the real thing! Arts and crafts, live music, carnival rides, baked goods and more. Don’t forget to visit the Bier Garten for a large selection of imported beers.

Discovery Day at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

04/11/2015
101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Email: rdixon@disl.org
Website: www.sealabestuarium.org
Contact: 251-861-2141

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 10:00am to 2:00pmThe Dauphin Island Sea Lab101 Bienville, Boulevard, Dauphin Island Activities include Free Children’s Admission to the Estuarium and 15% Discount in Gift Shop, Open House and Interactive Exhibits at the Research Laboratories, Free Kids’ Activities, Ocean Games and Fun Crafts, Much, much more!  This fun-filled family event includes a huge variety of environmentally-themed children’s activities; Open House at the Research Facilities of the DISL where the public can interact with marine scientists and graduate students to explore their ongoing research projects; and free children’s admission to the Estuarium, the aquarium at the Sea Lab. Bring your cameras for photo ops with the Azalea Trail Maids! Admission to all activities is free (except for reduced adult Estuarium admission). Learn about our marine world, boating safety, hurricane preparedness, alternative energy, and much more at this fantastic family event! Dr. John Valentine, Executive Director, DISL, said, “Discovery Day is the perfect opportunity for the public to come and enjoy a fun family event that is not only a great time, but also a great chance to learn about what we do down at the Sea Lab.  Many folks have had the opportunity to visit our public aquarium, but this is the only time of the year that our research labs are open.  You can meet our scientists and graduate students, and find out about the vital work they are doing in our rivers, bays and Gulf.” For more info: Call 251/861-2141 or visit www.disl.org

22nd Annual Camellia Classic Car Show

04/11/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Date: April 11, 2015See hundreds of classic and vintage automobiles from the Model T to the Firebird displayed on Bellingrath’s Great Lawn. Sponsored by the Mobile Bay Mustang Club, enjoy live entertainment throughout the day.A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mobile Bay Area Food Bank.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab presents: Dr. Carlos Duarte

04/13/2015
Student Center Ballroom, University of South Alabama

350 Campus Drive, Mobile, AL 36688
Website: www.disl.org
Contact: 251-460-7136

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Free Public Lecture”Ocean Solutions for Humanity’s Grand Challenges”Monday, April 13, 7-8pmStudent Center Ballroom, University of South AlabamaDr. Carlos Duarte, world-renowned marine ecologist, will talk about the challenges in achieving a vision of an ocean-based society in the future.For more information, call 251-460-7136 or visit our website here.

Roses at Bellingrath

04/18/2015 – 04/25/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Dates: April 18 – April 25, 2015* For precise times of the blooms, please check Rose Watch at www.bellingrath.orgTour the Bellingrath Rose Garden during its first bloom, which features more than 75 varieties of All-American Rose Selections and more than 2,000 roses.

Mother’s Day Evening Garden Concert

05/10/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Date: May 10, 2015The Mobile Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bellingrath Gardens and Home present their annual Mother’s Day Evening Garden Concert. Enjoy a late afternoon of music set amidst the splendor of the Gardens. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and a picnic supper.

The Hangout Music Festival 2015

05/15/2015
Gulf Shores Public Beach

101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.hangoutmusicfest.com

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The 6th Annual Hangout Festival, scheduled May 15-17 at Gulf Shores Public Beach.
Never satisfied with the status quo, event founder and Hangout owner Shaul Zislin has added a sixth stage, a newly redesigned Alabama Gulf Seafood Outdoor Courtyard and a fashion village of pop up boutiques where fans can shop for dresses, bathing suits, sunglasses and the like. Even romance gets a boost, as the fest has added a beach-side wedding chapel.
General Admission Tickets: $2093-day admission, 6 stages, 70+ bands.The general admission ticket price includes access to more shaded areas under palm trees, the Sky Bar tower with its 360-degree festival views, a plethora of amusement rides and games, free refill water stations and a variety of dining options.
VIP Tickets: $999Free drinks, swimming pools and complimentary snacks.VIP ticket-holders receive easy access to the festival through special entrances, prime viewing areas, swimming pools with views of the main stage; a shaded VIP Grove with complimentary beverages and air-conditioned restrooms.
Super VIP Tickets: $1450Watch main stage acts from the comfort of a hot tub. Yes, that’s right. Hot tubs.The Super VIP upgrade includes 24/7 concierge and golf-cart chauffeur services, access to a private, air-conditioned dining room and lounge, and exclusive meals prepared by renowned chefs. VIP tickets are available for $999 and the limited number of Super VIP tickets are $1599. Fans can choose from a wide variety of options at the website. Fans will also be able to book all-inclusive travel packages and reserve shuttle passes.

Peace at Bellingrath V2.5

05/23/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Date: May 23, 2015Bellingrath will host the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run presented by The Man About Town to benefit a local charity. Immediately following the race there will be light refreshments for all participants and the Gardens will open for visitors to tour.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Dave Matthews Band

06/02/2015
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 800-745-3000

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June 2, 2015
Matthews is certainly no stranger to performing in the state of Alabama, including the beach area, having performed at the Hangout Fest in 2012 and the Wharf in 2013. The quintessential jam band of the past two decades, the Dave Matthews Band, revolutionized mainstream music with a unique, laid-back style. Tickets for the show will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13.
 

Summertime Wonderful Wednesday’s

06/03/2015 – 07/29/2015
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Email: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Website: www.bellingrath.org
Contact: 251-973-2217

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Dates: Wednesdays from June 3 – July 29, 2015Who knew Wednesday could be so wonderful? Every Wednesday, enjoy a special program about Bellingrath Gardens and Home, gardening, local history and nature. Topics include summer gardening, horticultural production techniques and the collections in the Bellingrath Museum Home.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Eric Church

06/12/2015
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Website: www.ticketmaster.com
Contact: 800-745-3000

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Ticket information coming soon!!!!

Fort Morgan’s Salute to American Independence

07/04/2015
Fort Morgan
110 State Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Website: www.fortmorgan.org/
Contact: 251-540-7127

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Historical interpreters, dressed in period uniforms of the United States Army from different eras of the fort’s occupation, will conduct special guided tours of the fortification throughout the day. Also, artillery, small arms, and other demonstration will show the complexities that have faced the military garrisons at Fort Morgan.

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