Top 10 Things to Do in August

Try all your favorite brews at Dauphin Street Beer Festival on August 26 in Downtown Mobile. 

August 3: Southern Grace Dinner

Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina • 27075 Marina Rd., Orange Beach.

6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Experience some of the country’s best chefs serve up Gulf seafood and craft cocktails. Tickets are $145 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance.

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August 4 – 20: “The Little Mermaid”

Chickasaw Civic Theatre • 801 Iroquois St., Chickasaw.

7:30 p.m. Fri./Sat.,  2 p.m. Sun. Don't miss this performance of Disney’s award-winning Broadway show with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea, ” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World, ” along with brand new songs! Tickets range from $15 – $20. 

August 5: Kenny Chesney

The Amphitheater at The Wharf • Orange Beach

7:30 p.m. The country music star returns to the Gulf Coast with special guest Midland. Tickets range from $142 – $496. 

August 6: Glow in the Park Summer Movie Series

Fairhopers Community Park • Church Street, Fairhope

8 p.m. Round up the family for a night under the stars and a free screening of the animated musical comedy “Sing.” Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.

August 6, 13, 20: Summer Classic Movie Series

Saenger Theatre  6 S Joachim St.

3 p.m. On Sunday afternoons, head to the Saenger for matinee screenings of classic films including “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, ” “North by Northwest” and “Gone with the Wind.” Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and children 12 and under.

August 7 – 12: Mobile Tiki Week

Downtown Mobile

Bust out the floral print and grass skirts, and join The Haberdasher, Merry Widow, OK Bike Shop and The Noble South's Sidecar Lounge for the first ever tiki week. Each bar will be featuring original tiki cocktails served with all the garnishment and fanfare. Fun events like tiki-themed trivia, a “rum crawl” and pig roast are also scheduled throughout the week. Each establishment will donate a portion of their profits to McKemie Place,  the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington and Baldwin Counties.

August 18: Matchbox Twenty

The Amphitheater at The Wharf • Orange Beach

8 p.m. Flashback to the '90s as Matchbox Twenty celebrates their 20th anniversary with a performance alongside special guest Matt Nathanson. Tickets start at $18. 

August 25 – September 10: “Annie”

Joe Jefferson Playhouse • 11 S Carlen St.

7:30 p.m. Fri./Sat.,  2 p.m. Sun. The Joe Jefferson Players stage the classic musical based on Little Orphan Annie,  the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. Tickets: $10 – $20. 

August 26: Dauphin Street Beer Festival

Downtown Mobile

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Work your way down Dauphin Street, sampling a variety of beers at participating restaurants and bars. From pale ales to darker brews, there's something on tap for everyone. Purchase a ticket at any participating venue (Crescent Theater, Serda's, The Haberdasher, etc.), grab a mug and a map and drink to your heart's content. Tickets are $30. 

August 31: Alabama Chef Challenge

Fort Whiting • 1630 S Broad St.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. This annual culinary event features delicious food and drinks from local chefs along with the music of Roman Street, all in an effort to educate the public about the issue of hunger. Tickets are $60 in advance, $75 at the door. Proceeds benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast. 

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