Spring Festival Preview 2019

Music, food, art and so much more. Here are the festivals you must add to your calendar this spring.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Festival of Flowers

When: March 21 – 24
Where: Providence Hospital Campus
What: Providence Hospital Foundation’s annual flower show highlighting elegant elements of the Dutch garden with carefully choreographed displays.
How much? Advance tickets: $12, Weekend pass: $20 – $26

Mobile Chocolate Festival

When: March 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: The Grounds
What: An afternoon of chocolate and sweets complete with samples from local vendors, baking demonstrations and more. Proceeds benefit Penelope House.
How much? Admission is $5 at the event. Ages 13 and under are free.

SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival

When: April 12 – 14
Where: Downtown Mobile
What: A weekend-long celebration showcasing the best emerging and independent Southern music and art
How much? Tickets range from $15 – $30

Baldwin County Strawberry Festival

When: April 13 – 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Loxley Municipal Park
What: A weekend filled with antique auto shows, carnival rides, live music, and of course, a feast of strawberries.

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Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

When: May 3 – 4
Where: Foley Soccer Complex
What: Take a tethered ride or sit back and watch hot air balloons decorate the skies of Baldwin County. There will also be carnival rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment and a performance from the Disc-Connected K9’s Frisbee Dog Show.
How much? General admission is free; tethered balloon rides range from $15 – $20

Creek Fest

When: May 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Tricentennial Park
What: Family-friendly celebration including a cane pole fishing tournament for ages 16 and under, live music, food, kayak rides, door prizes and educational exhibits.
How much? Free

Hangout Music Festival

When: May 16 – 19
Where: The Hangout | Gulf Shores
What: Music lovers from all over the U.S. flock to the beach to see performances from some of the hottest musicians including Travis Scott, The Lumineers, Cardi B, Vampire Weekend, Diplo, Khalid, Hozier, Judah & the Lion, Walk the Moon and more.
How much? Tickets begin at $299

Fuse Project Dragon Boat Festival

When: June 8
Where: USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
What: Watch local teams race in 46-foot long Hong Kong-style dragon boats for 250 meters. In addition to the races, there will be food, vendors, a kid’s area and more activities for non-competitors.
How much? $10

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