Fairhope’s Fall Outdoor Farm Market
The City of Fairhope will host a Fall Farmer’s Market from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings starting September 22 and ending November 10, 2016. Due to the construction behind the Fairhope Public Library, the market will be set up beside the Library in downtown Fairhope on School Street.
Fall Farmer’s Market allows growers to extend the season, and features fresh vegetables from late season harvests and area greenhouses. Like the summer market, it also offers the best of the region’s grass-fed meats, dairy, honey, eggs, and baked goods. Drop by the market at 4 p.m. each Thursday for children’s activities hosted by the Fairhope Public Library.
For general information or for information about becoming a vendor at the Fall Outdoor Farmers Market please call Paige Crawford at 251-929-1466.
2016 Polo at the Point
The 2016 Polo at the Point, hosted by Point Clear Charities, Inc. and presented by Mercedes Benz of Mobile and Grand Hotel Marriott, is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 at Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex in Point Clear.
Polo at the Point has become one of Alabama’s top one-day fundraiser events. Organized by all volunteers with proceeds going back to our community, the Gulf Coast’s premier charity sporting event has designated Thomas Hospital and Mitchell Cancer Institute as its main beneficiaries. Event highlights include world-class polo, gourmet cuisine, champagne, divot stomping, tailgating fun, reserved seating, garden party attire in the luncheon tent, hat parade, Mercedes Drawn Down, Silent Auction, SEC sports center, evening Player’s Party and much more.
Tickets range from $10 (tailgate) to $150 (luncheon). Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information visit www.poloatthepoint.com or call 251 928-9704.
6th Annual Fairhope Kiwanis Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship
The Kiwanis Club of Fairhope and the Eastern Shore will host its 6th annual Fairhope Kiwanis Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship on Saturday, October 22. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairhope’s Faulkner State Community College Halstead Amphitheatre. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for children under the age of 12. Prizes will be awarded for the best overall gumbo to a professional or restaurant team, best non-restaurant team and for the best decorated booth and a people’s choice. To participate or to sponsor, call 812-350-8808.
Downtown Fairhope trick-or-Treat
This year the event, sponsored by the Downtown Fairhope Business Association, is Saturday, October 29th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., rain or shine. Check in at the Fairhope Welcome Center for pictures and don’t forget your camera!
Enjoy trick-or-treating with your children while walking around historic downtown Fairhope. Just look for the orange pumpkin in the window to see who is participating. This event is a hit with the children, as they love to walk from store to store receiving candies and creative gifts from our downtown merchants.
The first 500 kids to check in will receive a free trick-or-treat bag! Come join in on the fun! For more information, call 251-929-1466.
Veteran’s Day Parade & Sunset Prayer Service
November 5, 2016 10 a.m.
The City of Fairhope will honor its military veterans with a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 5th. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and will begin and end at the Fairhope Civic Center. Leading the parade will be Fairhope’s 2016 Veteran of the Year. The celebration will continue, on Friday, November 11th at 4:45 p.m. in Henry George Park. A sunset prayer service will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial, Tears of Sorry, Tears of Joy.
For more information on the parade or the sunset prayer service, call Paige Crawford at 251-929-1466.
America Recycles Day
November 15, 2016 10-2 p.m.
Fairhope celebrates America Recycles Day for the 11th year by offering free collection for scrap electronic items of all kinds (computers, TVs, monitors, phones, etc.) plus a shredder van so residents can safely dispose of unneeded paper documents. Fairhope’s America Recycles Day will take place on Tuesday, November 15, at the Fairhope Public Utilities Warehouse (555 S Section Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on America Recycles Day, call Dale Linder at 251-990-0192.
Fairhope’s Lighting of the Trees
November 17, 2016 5:30 p.m.
The City of Fairhope will kick off the holiday season with their annual Fairhope Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 17. Festivities begin at 5:30 and the lights come on at 6 p.m. sharp! The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be emceed by the voice of the WABF, Lori Dubose. Entertainment includes the Fairhope High School Band and Eastern Shore Choral Society on the main stage at the intersection of Fairhope Avenue and Section Street and the Fairhope Middle School band on De La Mare Avenue. Center Stage Choir will perform in front of Adrenaline alongside Mrs. Claus who will be passing out candy canes and letting children write a wish list to Santa for her to take back to the North Pole.
Residents are invited to come stroll the streets of downtown and visit with Mrs. Claus and the Dogwood Trail Maids. For additional information on Fairhope’s Tree Lighting Celebration, call Paige Crawford at 251-929-1466.
Downtown Fairhope Holiday Stroll
November 18, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This year’s Holiday Stroll festivities kick off on Friday, November 18, 2016. Downtown businesses will keep their doors open late for some shopping and sipping on hot chocolate from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first 500 to check in at the Fairhope Welcome Center will receive a free re-useable shopping tote courtesy of the Downtown Fairhope Business Association. For additional information, call 251-929-1466.
Downtown Fairhope Business Association 8th Annual Holiday Movie in the Streets
November 19, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy a movie under the stars as the Downtown Fairhope Business Association celebrates the upcoming holiday season with the 8th Annual “Movie in the Street: On Fairhope Avenue” near the intersection of Section Street and Fairhope Avenue. The popular holiday movie “POLAR EXPRESS” will begin at 6:30 p.m. on November 19, 2016.
“The Downtown Fairhope Business Association (DFBA) is excited to be sponsoring “Movie in the Street: On Fairhope Avenue ” again this year as a way to say thank you to the local community for shopping local and supporting the community where they live,” said DFBA Executive Director Alex Robinson. “Having a movie right in the middle of Fairhope Avenue is a great way for the community to come together and kick off the holiday season.”
Those who plan to attend can bring lawn chairs and blankets from home. Children are invited to wear their holiday pajamas. “Movie in the Street: On Fairhope Avenue” is a family friendly event, no alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Refreshments will be available and admission is free. For additional information, call Paige Crawford at 251-929-1466.
Fairhope’s 57th Annual Christmas Open House
November 20, 2016 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Fairhope will celebrate Christmas Open House on November 20th from 1 to 5 p.m. Live entertainment, hot chocolate and shopping opportunities for every member of the family make this annual event special every year. For additional information, call Paige Crawford at 251- 929-1466.
Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade
December 2, 2016 7 p.m.
The Annual Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade takes to the streets of Fairhope on Friday, December 2, 2016. Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade begins at 7:00 pm at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street, and continues down Section to Oak Street. The excitement will build as more than 60 parade units dazzle the crowd in anticipation of Santa Claus’ arrival to Fairhope for the holiday season. WABF 1220 will be broadcasting the parade live. For a parade application or additional information call Paige Crawford at 251-929-1466.
City of Fairhope Santa Saturdays
December 3rd & 10th, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Santa will be visiting Fairhope on December the 3rd and 10th for “Fairhope’s Santa Saturdays.” Santa will be in front of the Fairhope Museum of History in downtown Fairhope from 10:00am until 12:00 p.m. for children to visit. Parents may bring their cameras to take pictures. For additional information, call Paige Crawford at 251- 929-1466.
Fairhope’s New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
December 31, 2016 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The City of Fairhope will again be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration in the streets of downtown Fairhope. Residents and visitors are invited to bring their families and ring in the New Year. The festivities will take place at the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Church Street featuring live entertainment, children’s face painting, plus fireworks once the clock strikes twelve. Don’t miss this exciting downtown celebration in Fairhope!
Many downtown restaurants will be open for those who wish to eat in downtown and then just hangout until midnight. Section Street will be left open to through traffic; handicap parking will be available on Section Street in designated handicap areas and in the parking lot behind Julwin’s. For more information on the Fairhope New Year’s Eve Celebration, call 251-929-1466.