Top 10 Festivals to Attend this Fall

1. Jubilee Festival

When: September 24 – 25, 2016
Where: Olde Towne Daphne
What: Live local bands, children’s activities, festival food and college football on the big screen
How much? Free

2. 1065 Festival

When: September 30 – October 2, 2016
Where: Downtown Mobile
What: Three days of live music from Counting Crows, Blind Melon, Seether, The Struts,  Moon Taxi, The Mulligan Brothers and more
​How much? Free

3. Alabama Coastal BirdFest

​When: October 5 – 8, 2016
Where: 5 Rivers for most events, some locations vary
What: A weekend of expertly guided birding trips, kayak tours, sunset cruises, an adventure to alligator alley, birding and photo workshops and other activities
​How much? Individual activities range from $15 – $70. Total cost depends on number of activities selected.

4. Alabama Festival of Flavor

When: October 8, 2016
Where: Downtown Foley
What: Sample beer, wine and various food items from local food trucks and world renowned chefs
​How much? $10 for 12 tastes, $20 for 26 tastes, and $30 for 38 tastes at any booth (Kid tickets are $5 for 6 samples)

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5. Wine Fest

When: October 13, 2016
Where: Mobile Botanical Gardens
What: Sample food and wine from local restaurants and caterers and enjoy live music by the Jim Roebuck Jazz Trio at this fundraiser benefiting Catholic Social Services
​How much? Tickets are $75

6. Greek Fest

When: October 13 – 15, 2016
Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
What: Live Greek music, a local marketplace,  performances by Hellenic Dancers and authentic Greek food, drinks and desserts
​How much? Admission is $2 per person. Advanced tickets (including admission, adult meal and dessert) are $24. 

7. National Shrimp Festival

When: October 13 – 16, 2016
Where: Gulf Shores
What: Arts, crafts, shopping, live music and some of the tastiest shrimp creations the Gulf Coast has to offer
​How much? Admission is free. Food,  beverages and other items are available for purchase.

8. Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

When: November 3 – 13, 2016
Where: Various locations along the Gulf Coast
What: More than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters and up-and-coming stars come into the spotlight to perform original music in 30 venues along the Alabama/Florida coast
​How much? Most venues are free attend, but a few charge a small cover at the door.

9. Fairhope Film Festival

When: November 10 – 13, 2016
Where: Downtown Fairhope
What: A film lover’s festival, offering participants the opportunity to see award-winning films at various venues over a four-day period. Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.
How much? $40 for a 4-pack film pass and $75 for an 8-pack film pass

10. Mobile International Festival

When: November 19, 2016
Where: Mobile Civic Center
What: A celebration of cultures from all across the globe including food, art, music, crafts and entertainment from drummers, dancers, acrobats and more
​How much? $12 for adults. Children 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult. staff

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