Top 10 Things To Do in October

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

Boo at Bellingrath

October 4: Focus Women’s Conference

Mobile Convention Center • 1 S Water St.
This annual conference features a full day of speakers, workshops, panels, networking, vendors and a career expo. This year’s keynote speaker is safety activist and author Elizabeth Smart. General admission is $149.

October 4 – 31: Thriller Nights of Lights

Hank Aaron Stadium • 755 Bolling Brothers Dr.
7 p.m. – 10 p.m., nightly. Enjoy this family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music. Admission is $7 per person and children 3 and under are free.

October 5: Rubber Ducky Regatta

Cooper Riverside Park • Downtown Mobile
10 a.m. – Noon. Some 10,000 rubber duckies will be dropped into the Mobile River. The “adopted” duckies will race to the finish line, and the winning duck’s adopter will receive the grand prize – a cruise for two on the Carnival Fantasy! All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.

October 5: Polo at the Point

Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex • 7883 County Road 32, Point Clear.
11:30 a.m., gates open. Mark your calendars for a day full of world-class polo, divot stomping, gourmet cuisine, champagne and more. Individual tailgate tickets are $10, and all-inclusive brunch tickets are $250. Proceeds benefit the Thomas Hospital Foundation.

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October 10 – 13: National Shrimp Festival

Gulf Shores Public Beach
10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Thurs. – Sat.; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. This annual event features arts, crafts, shopping, live music and of course, some of the tastiest shrimp creations the Gulf Coast has to offer. Admission is free and food, drinks and other items are available for purchase.

October 17 – 19: Greek Fest

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church • 50 S Ann St.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Experience Greece in Mobile with live Greek music, a local marketplace, performances by Hellenic Dancers and authentic Greek food, drinks and desserts. Admission is $5.

October 26: Woofstock

Serda Brewing Co. • 600 Government St.
Noon – 7 p.m. Dress up your four-legged friend and spend the day enjoying beer, music and Halloween fun at this fundraiser for Animal Rescue Foundation. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for children under age 4.

October 26: Boo at Bellingrath

Bellingrath Gardens and Home • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dress up your little goblins and enjoy a day full of Halloween fun at Bellingrath with live entertainment, spooky inflatables and treats and trinkets from local businesses for trick-or-treaters. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for ages 5-12 and free to ages 4 and younger.

October 27: Mobile Witches Ride

The Blind Mule • 57 N Claiborne St
3:30 p.m. Delta Dogs is excited to host the 4th annual ride, a 3-mile, easy-paced bike parade around downtown Mobile. The ride ends with a fabulous block party with music, libations and food. Registration: $30

October 29: Fairhope Witches Ride

Downtown Fairhope
5:30 p.m. Come see witches fly through the streets! Awards will be given for best costume, best ‘broom,’ aka bicycle, best coven and best cackle.

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