Top 10 Things to Do in April

Mark your calendars for this month's local events you won't want to miss.

April 3: Crawfish in the Courtyard

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center • 65 Government St.

6 p.m. Don’t miss out on an evening of all-you-can-eat crawfish, beer, a silent auction and live music by Lauren Murphy. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 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.

April 13 – 15: SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival

Downtown Mobile

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Check out live performances from some of the best up-and-coming musicians in the South including Of Montreal, Corey Smith, Delta Rae, Dumpstaphunk, Eric Erdman, Underhill Family Orchestra and much more. General admission tickets are $25 in advance.

Through April 15: Titanic Honour & Glory

History Museum of Mobile • 111 S Royal St.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat.; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Discover the story of Titanic through real artifacts and personal stories as part of this national touring expedition. Titanic Honour & Glory contains the largest collection of Titanic and White Star Line artifacts in Scotland, which have been collected over the last 20 years. Admission is $10.

April 17: Taste of Rotary

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

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Indulge in cold beverages and tasty creations from area restaurants at the Point Clear Rotary Club’s premier fundraiser benefiting the Fairhope/Point Clear Rotary Youth Club and the Salvation Army. Entertainment will be provided by Roman Street. General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $150. Tickets can be purchased at M&M Bank in downtown Fairhope.

April 19: Little Black Dress

Fort Whiting Auditorium • 1630 South Broad St.

6:30 p.m., doors open. See the latest fashion trends on stage at the LBD Cocktail Party and Runway Show benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Local “McModels” will be featured in the fast-paced New York styled runway show. Afterward, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from area chefs and restaurants. General admission tickets are $100. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

April 21: Bald Eagle Bash

Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center • Fairhope

​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 Johnny Hayes and the LoveSeats. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Kids 10 and under are free.

April 21: Earth Day Mobile Bay

Fairhope Pier Park • Fairhope

​10 a.m. – 6 p.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 including Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival, Sassafrass and more. Admission is free.

April 27 – 29: Interstate Mullet Toss

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

Noon, Fri.; 10 a.m., Sat. & Sun. People from all over the globe come to throw a mullet from a 10-foot circle in Florida across the state line into Alabama. There is a $15 entry fee to toss a mullet, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local charities. The weekend also includes a crazy beach party with food, music and lots of fun activities.

April 28: Crawfish & Cornhole

The Fort of Colonial Mobile • 150 S Royal St.

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Chow down on crawfish, sip brews from Haint Blue Brewing and get your team ready to play cornhole for a cause. Tickets are $30, and proceeds benefit Dwell Mobile. Cornhole registration is $10 per team.

April 29: Hope Grows Here

USA Mitchell Cancer Institute Kilborn Clinic • 1047 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope

​12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. This farm-to-table brunch, locally sourced from Baldwin County growers and producers, will benefit the new Mitchell Cancer Center’s Kilborn Clinic in Fairhope. Tickets are $125 each.

Photo by Elizabeth Gelineau

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