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Spring Festivals Along the Byway

Ahhh, spring! Flowers are blooming, people are outside, and festivals are in full swing along the Scenic Byway. Five festivals you need to make sure are on your list to check out this spring: 67th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Approximately 230 exhibitors will line the streets of downtown Fairhope during March 15-17  for ...Read More

Ring in 2019 along the byway

Make plans to bring in the new year at one of the many celebrations set along Alabama’s Coastal Connection on Dec. 31. Noon Year’s Eve at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores is a family-friendly event for those who don’t want to wait ’til midnight to celebrate. The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, ...Read More

Where to ice skate along the byway

Get bundled up in a scarf and gloves and hit the ice along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Ice skating on the coast? Yep! We’ve got it. Even if it’s still shorts-wearing weather outside, The Wharf in Orange Beach offers indoor ice skating through the middle of January. While we don’t really get much of a winter ...Read More

Christmas parades along the coast

Looking for events to get you in the holiday mood? Plenty of Christmas parades take to the streets of our coastal communities to kick off the season’s celebrations. Dec. 7: Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration in Gulf Shores Dec. 7: Daphne Christmas Parade Dec. 7: Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade Dec. 8: The Foley Christmas ...Read More

History of Mardi Gras on the Alabama coast

What city first started the Mardi Gras tradition in the United States? Ask someone from Louisiana, Alabama or Mississippi, and you may get three very different answers. In Alabama, folks take great pride in naming Mobile as home of the original Mardi Gras celebration in this country. Though many people associate Mardi Gras with New ...Read More

What you can expect to catch while fall fishing

Anyone who has fished Alabama waters knows fall is an awesome time to reel in some great catches. And the benefits of fall fishing include the cooler temperatures, of course, as well as the less-crowded piers and beaches. Ready to get that line wet? When you’re fishing saltwater, prepare to hook amberjack, Spanish mackerel, flounder, ...Read More

Favorite watering holes along the byway

Summer is here, and we’ve picked out our favorite stops along the byway to cool off, rehydrate and take a load off - Alabama style. When venturing along the beach byway, stop by one of these local favorites for something to sip on. Fins on Dauphin Island has a reputation for being the island’s “Most ...Read More

Take a scenic drive along the byway

Good things take time, and when it comes to the Alabama Coastal Connection, it’s worth the extra time to take the scenic route. From incredible restaurants to charming small towns to white sand beaches, the Alabama scenic byway has everything you need to start planning your perfect summer road trip. Pack your bags, create the ...Read More

Celebrate America’s birthday on the byway

America turns 242 this year, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the birth of our nation along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. When you’re finished filling up on hotdogs, hamburgers and beer, head to some of these Independence Day celebrations happening all along the beach byway. As usual, Fort Morgan is blowing it out for ...Read More

Canoe and Kayak Your Way Along the Byway

Along the beach byway, it might be hard at first to tell there’s more to experience than just the white-sand beaches and clear blue gulf waters. Not much beats the beach! But if you know where to look, adventure lies around every nook, cranny, corner and river bend. One of the best ways to explore ...Read More