March 10 – 11: Mobile Historic Homes Tour
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Take a tour of some of the most beautiful homes and gardens in the Church Street East Historic District. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of. Proceeds benefit the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the Historic Oakleigh House Museum.
March 10 – 11: Tee Off Fore a Cure
Lakewood Golf Club • 1 Grand Blvd., Fairhope.
Hit the links for this 12th annual golf tournament benefiting cancer research at Children's of Alabama. And don't miss the pre-party on Friday at the Lakewood Golf Club featuring live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages and a silent auction. Cost is $200 per golfer or $800 per team. Pre-party tickets are $25. Admission to Friday’s pre-party is complimentary to participating golfers, donors, sponsors, volunteers and their guests.
March 11: American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off
The Grounds • 1035 Cody Rd. N
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your appetite to this spicy competition for the best chili in the Port City. Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
March 11 – 12: “Sleeping Beauty”
Mobile Civic Center • 401 Civic Center Dr.
7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. Aurora's enchanting story comes to the stage at the Mobile Ballet's spring performance. Tickets range from $20 – $60.
March 17 – 19: Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. More than 230 exhibitors from across the nation will bring their best works to show and sell. Local art, live entertainment and unique cuisine will also be available for purchase on the streets of downtown Fairhope. Admission is free.
March 17 – 18: Callaghan’s 71st Annual St. Patrick’s Street Party
Callaghan's Irish Social Club • 916 Charleston St.
Green beer and live music are the perfect combination to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Catch The Modern Eldorados on Friday and The Mulligan Brothers, Paw Paw's Medicine Cabinet and Sweet Crude on Saturday. Admission is free.
March 18: Downtown Cajun Cook-off
Cathedral Square • Downtown Mobile
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feast on Cajun cuisine from more than 22 local restaurants as part of this annual event benefiting the Child Advocacy Center. Tickets are $13 in advance online, $15 at the gate.
March 22 – 25: Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital • 6801 Airport Blvd.
Explore Mobile in full bloom! Landscape Architect Joe Comer returns, designing and creating an adventurous wonderland sure to delight all who explore and experience its magical gardens. From Bellingrath Gardens masterful interpretation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax to an enchanted and interactive Children’s Garden, this year’s theme, “Wildly Whimsical, ” sets the tone for a one-of-a-kind showcase. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the gate. Be sure to stick around for Buds and Brews on Thursday from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. The event will feature ice-cold beer and live entertainment by the Crown Jewelz Band amidst a flower-filled setting. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate, and proceeds will be used to purchase Labor and Delivery equipment.
March 25: Azalea Trail Run
8 a.m., 10-K, 5-K; 9:30 a.m., 2-K fun run. Thousands of runners race down the oak-shaded streets of downtown Mobile in this run presented by the Port City Pacers.
March 30: Wine, Women & Shoes
Alabama Contemporary Art Center • 301 Conti St.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Shop designer fashions, mingle with charming Shoe Guys, enjoy delicious food and wine and bid on incredible auction lots at this fundraising event for Camp Rap-A-Hope. General admission is $100.