Top 10 Things to Do in April

April 2: Erin Go Pawfest/Green Dress Run

​Callaghan's Irish Social Club • 916 Charleston St. 

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your four-legged friend to Callaghan's for a dog-friendly street party featuring live music, face painting and a silent auction. If you and your pup want a little extra exercise, head over to Washington Square for the Green Dress Run for Shelter 5K Run/Walk and 2-mile K9 walk. Admission to Erin Go Paw Fest is free with run registration! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter.

April 8 – 10: Southsounds Music and Arts Festival

Downtown Mobile • Various Locations

Check out live performances from some of the best up-and-coming musicians in the South including The Weeks, Los Colognes,  Kristin Diable, Great Peacock,  Brave Baby,  Underhill Family Orchestra and much more. Early bird general admission tickets (including access to all participating venues) are $20. 

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April 9: Race to Success

Fairhope Pier

5 p.m. The Zachary A. Moore Foundation's inaugural event will include a 5K, 1-mile Duck Pond Fun Run/Walk and Family Fun Party featuring food trucks, live music by Eric Erdman and a kids entertainment area with games, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and more. Click here to register for the race and party.

April 12: Crawfish in the Courtyard

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center • 65 Government St.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Don't miss out on an evening of all-you-can-eat crawfish, beer, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All event proceeds will benefit Discover Science, the Exploreum's program with the Mobile Housing Board to provide underserved children engaging educational science experiences. Note: This event is 21 and up only.

Watch as local models hit the runway in trendy looks for spring at the Little Black Dress fundraiser on April 14. 

Photo by Jeff Tesney



April 14: Little Black Dress

Fort Whiting • 1630 South Broad St.

6:30 p.m. See the latest fashion trends on stage at this annual runway show and cocktail party fundraiser presented by BMW of Mobile. Afterward, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from local vendors. General admission tickets are $100, and proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.

April 14,  16: Serve It Up with Love

Copeland-Cox Tennis Center • 851 Gaillard Dr.

 9 a.m. – Noon, Thur. (Ladies); 8:30 a.m., Sat. (Juniors); 9 a.m. – Noon, Sat. (Men) Hit the court ready to raise funds for the Mobile Child Advocacy Center. The Ladies Tournament is played in a team format with four courts of doubles. Sign up as a team of 8 – 10 players. The Men’s Tournament is played in a combo team format with three courts of doubles. Sign up as a team of 6 – 8 players. The Junior's Tournament is a boys and girls singles event. The play is an Eight Game Pro Set with no ad scoring. Cost for each tournament is $35 per player and includes breakfast, lunch, a goody bag and favor.

April 19: Taste of Rotary

Fairhope Civic Center • 161 N. Section St., Fairhope.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Indulge in tasty creations from more than 20 area restaurants and a silent auction at the Point Clear Rotary Club’s premier fundraiser benefiting the Fairhope/Point Clear Rotary Youth Club, scholarships and other charities. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Page & Palette, a Point clear Rotary Club member or at the door. 

April 22 – 24: Interstate Mullet Toss

Flora-Bama Lounge & Package • 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key. 

People from all over the globe come to throw a mullet from a 10-foot circle in Alabama across the state line into Florida. There is a $15 entry fee to toss a mullet, and winners will receive prizes such as trophies and Flora-Bama gift certificates. The weekend also includes a crazy beach party with food, music and lots of fun activities. 

April 23: Earth Day Mobile Bay

Fairhope Pier Park • Fairhope

10 a.m. Celebrate the beauty of our local landscape with environmental activities and displays, a variety of interactive educational opportunities for children and adults and an exciting lineup of live music. Admission is free.

April 23: Bald Eagle Bash

Tonsmeire Resource Center on Weeks Bay

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Top local chefs will showcase their culinary twists on fresh Gulf seafood at this benefit for the Weeks Bay Foundation. Chow down on delicious seafood dishes and enjoy live music from The Mulligan Brothers. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. Kids 10 and under are free. staff

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