events

64th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

March 18-20, 2016

Every year, Arts & Crafts weekend ushers in spring in Fairhope. This year, the 64th annual Arts & Crafts Festival, hosted by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the concurrent 44th annual Outdoor Art Show, held by the Eastern Shore Art Association, will bring hundreds of fine artists and crafters to the streets of downtown Fairhope from March 18-20.

 Easter Bunny Visiting Downtown Fairhope

March 26, 2016

The Easter bunny will be visiting Fairhope on Saturday, March 26. The bunny will be in front of the Fairhope Welcome Center in downtown Fairhope from 10 a.m. until noon for children to visit. Parents may bring their cameras to take pictures. For additional information call 929-1466.

Downtown Walking Tours

The tours take place on all four Saturdays in April—April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30. This year’s tours include:

Fairhope Avenue – April 2 (meet at the Welcome Center)

Fairhope Beach Parks – April 9 (meet at the pier)

Section Street – April 16 (meet at Welcome Center)

Single-Tax Tour – April 23 (meet at Welcome Center)

Colony Cemetery – April (meet at the Oak Street gate)

All tours begin at 10am and are free and open to the public. The April 16 tour coincides with the Satsuma Festival at the museum, and participants will be invited to stay and enjoy that free event after the tour.

 

Taste of Rotary

April 19, 2016

The Point Clear Rotary Club is hosting its Taste of Rotary event Tuesday, April 19, at the Fairhope Civic Center at 6 p.m. Twenty area restaurants will provide samples of their specialties, plus there will be a silent and live auction. For information, call 251- 454-0921.

 

Celebrating Mobile Bay Earth Day

April 23, 2016

The event is held at the Fairhope Pier Park on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through 7 p.m. A focus of the day will be on how our area is still recovering from the BP Oil spill, Gover said, with environmental exhibitors, food vendors, and entertainers. Admission is free.

Baldwin Pops Annual Sunset Concert Series

April 24, 2016

The Baldwin Pops will begin their Annual Sunset Concert Series on Sunday, April 24. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. in Henry George Park. Participants may bring chairs or blankets for seating. The second concert will be held on Monday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. For questions, call 251-232-1013.

 

Summer Outdoor Farmer’s Market

The City of Fairhope will host a Summer Outdoor Farmer’s Market from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings starting April 28 and ending July 7. The market will be set up behind the Fairhope Public Library in downtown Fairhope on Bancroft Street. The market will feature local farmers, bakers, fresh Baldwin County produce, fresh cut flowers, local honey, plants, baked goods and more. The Fairhope Public Library will hold story times and children’s activities at 4 p.m. each Thursday at the market. For general information about the Summer Outdoor Farmers Market, please call 251-929-1466.

 

Girl’s Night Out

May 12, 2016

Fairhope’s Girls Night Out is back, set for Thursday evening, May 12, and it promises to be even more fun than the previous events, said Alex Robinson, director of the Downtown Merchants’ Association. “All for a $20 registration fee, you’ll receive a fun T-shirt and shopping tote ‘swag bag,’ food vouchers, and an exclusive Girls Night Out coupon booklet with special deals available that night and throughout the weekend, May 13-15. The night includes great specials and fun activities at participating shops, such as trunk shows, giveaways, and refreshments.

Tickets are $20 each and participants can register at various locations throughout downtown or online at www.downtownfairhope.com. Participants can also register the day of the event, starting at 3pm at the Fairhope Welcome Center at 20 North Section Street. “Also, be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and watch for news and specials on what stores will offer so you can plan your evening,” Robinson said. For more information, call 251-929-1466.

Grandman Triathlon

June 4, 2016

Fairhope Municipal Pier and Park. For information regarding registration, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.thegrandman.com or contact grandman@mobilebaykeeper.org.

 

Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series

The City of Fairhope returns with the 2nd annual “Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series,” with three free family movies at Fairhopers Community Park on the first Thursdays in June, July, and August. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic (no alcohol or glass containers) and relax with the whole family. The movies will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Aladdin; Thursday, July 7: Minions; Thursday, August 4: Inside Out.

The Downtown Fairhope Business Association will be giving away glow-in-the-dark items. The movies will be shown at Fairhopers Community Park on Church Street in downtown Fairhope and are sponsored by the City of Fairhope Public Utilities and the Downtown Fairhope Business Association. For more information on the Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series, call 251-929-1466.