events

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.

 

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.

 

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk is a community art & entertainment event held the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to the public. Shops and art galleries are open between 6PM and 8PM. Stroll the streets of downtown Fairhope and enjoy special activities and live music.

 

Fairhope’s Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks

The City of Fairhope will host its annual Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks display again this year on Monday, July 4th in Henry George Park and the Fairhope Municipal Pier. The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Henry George Park. A variety of patriotic music will be played before and during the fireworks display. The Fairhope fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m. For more information, please call 251-929-1466.

Red, White, and Bikes!

The Exceptional Foundation will have a kids’ bike parade on July 2, 2016 at 9 a.m. in downtown Fairhope. Registration is at the Fairhopers Community Park from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

 

Fairhope Historic Sites Bus Tours

The Fairhope Museum of History will once again be offering Bus Tours on Saturday July 16, 2016 at 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Hosted by Museum Director Donnie Barrett, the tours will cover the western side of town to include the homes of the town founders and other early Colonial Period sites. These tours provide a lot of interesting information and history. Advance tickets will go on sale at the museum on Friday July 1st. The cost is $20. Please call the museum at (251) 929-1471 for more information.

 

Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race

The Weeks Bay Foundation’s fourth annual Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race will be held on July 23 at 9:00 a.m. at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. It is sure to be a great day on the water. There are several competitive categories, including a Stand Up Paddleboard Division and a Junior Division. If you are not interested in competing, there will also be a relaxing Eco-Tour around the marsh edge of Weeks Bay.

 

Fairhope Museum of History Elderberry Festival

The Fairhope Museum will host the 8th annual Elderberry Festival at the Fairhope Museum of History on Saturday August 13, 2016. Festivities begin at 10:00am with demonstrations, tastings, a pie-eating contest, music and more throughout the day. The music will once again be from the Kracker Dan Band performing from 11 to 2p.m.

The public is invited to submit their favorite elderberry pies, cakes, breads, jams, jellies and juice as well as other elder-flower creations for the Elderberry Cook-off Contest. The deadline to submit elderberry goodies is 5:00 pm on Friday August 12. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the museum at (251) 929-1471.