Top 10 Things to Do in November

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

Turkey Trot for Hope

Through November 7: Greater Gulf State Fair

The Grounds • 1035 Cody Road N
Stroll the midway, indulge in a funnel cake and take in the view from atop the Ferris wheel.

November 5 – 18: “The French Dispatch”

Crescent Theater • 208 Dauphin St.
2 p.m., 7 p.m showtimes. Don’t miss Wes Anderson’s newest film with a star-studded cast including Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Adrien Brody and more.

November 11 – 14: Fairhope Film Festival

Downtown Fairhope
Don’t miss four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout downtown Fairhope. If you can’t attend in person, there will also be 10 films offered virtually.

November 12 – 14: Christmas Jubilee

Mobile Convention Center • 1 S Water St.
Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at the Junior League of Mobile’s annual holiday market, featuring a variety of merchants from across the country. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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November 18: Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration

Downtown Fairhope • 161 N Section street
5:30 p.m., festivities begin, 6 p.m. tree lighting. Don’t miss one of Fairhope’s treasured holiday traditions! Enjoy Christmas carols and “snow” while the little ones write a Christmas wish list for Santa.

November 19: Magic Christmas in Lights Gala

Bellingrath Gardens • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Be among the first to view this year’s brand-new lights scene while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment on the Live Oak Plaza. Tickets: $75 per person or $140 per couple

November 20: The Fab Four

Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.
8 p.m. The Emmy Award-winning group performs the best Beatles tribute ever. Tickets: $25 – $55

November 21: Bourbon by the Bay

23 East at Brookley • 1886 5th St.
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sample premium bourbons and whiskeys, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine and brews. Tickets: $75 and up.

November 19: Lighting of the Tree

Mardi Gras Park • Downtown Mobile
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the tree in Mardi Gras Park! There will be live music, fun activities for the kids, food trucks, an appearance by Santa Claus and more. Tree will light at 6:30 p.m. sharp!

November 25: Turkey Trot for Hope

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park • 2703 Battleship Pkwy
8 a.m. Burn some calories before your holiday feast at this fundraising run supporting Camp Rap-A-Hope, a camp for Gulf Coast children faced with cancer. Registration is $20 until November 13.

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