Top 10 Things to Do in August

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

Catch Imagine Dragons performing live at The Amphitheater at The Wharf on August 7.

August 1 – 26: Ice Age Imperials

Museum of Mobile • 111 S Royal St.
Get ready to see and explore the Ice Age like never before by traveling back in time 20,000 years. Through a number of interactive exhibits and activities, experience face-to-face encounters with fierce cats, enormous mastodons, mammoths, 6-foot beavers and other creatures that roamed the once fierce, icy land.

August 2: Southern Grace Dinner Series

Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina • 27075 Marina Rd., Orange Beach
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Guests will enjoy exquisite Gulf seafood and divine wine pairings, prepared by award-winning chef and TV personality Emeril Lagasse. Tickets are $225. Price includes a copy of the book, “Essential Emeril.”

August 2: Glow in the Park

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 film “Paddington 2.” Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.

August 4: Pelican Paddle

Weeks Bay
7:30 a.m. – Noon. This annual 3.5-mile canoe, kayak and paddle board race is open to all ages and skill levels. Advance registration is $30 per paddler or $70 per family. Proceeds benefit the Weeks Bay Foundation.

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August 5, 12, 19: 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 “Pulp Fiction,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and children 12 and under.

August 7: Imagine Dragons

The Amphitheater at The Wharf • Orange Beach
7 p.m. The Grammy Award-winning band performs along with special guest Grace Vanderwaal. Tickets range from $58 – $108+.

August 10 – 26: MAMMA MIA! The Musical

Joe Jefferson Playhouse • 11 S Carlen St.
7:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Relive the original musical in time for the film’s sequel, in theaters this summer. Tickets range from $10 – $20.

August 25: Dauphin Street Beer Festival

Downtown Mobile
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Get your pretzel necklace ready! Work your way down Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile, sampling more than 85 craft beers at participating bars and restaurants. Tickets are $30.

August 25: Keith Urban

The Amphitheater at The Wharf • Orange Beach
7:30 p.m. Catch the hit country artist perform live with special guest Kelsea Ballerini. Tickets range from $20 – $92+. 

August 30: Alabama Chef Challenge

Fort Whiting • 1630 S Broad St.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Witness culinary magic as some of the area’s most celebrated chefs come together to fight hunger and serve a side dish of friendly competition. Guests will also get to enjoy live music by Roman Street, a silent auction and complimentary beer and wine. Guests must be 21 and over. Tickets are $75. Proceeds benefit Feeding the Gulf Coast.

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