Top 10 Things to Do in September

September 3: Chef Challenge

Alabama Cruise Terminal • 201 S. Water St.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Kick off Hunger Action Month with cuisine from some of the area's most celebrated chefs, live music from Roman Street,  a silent auction and complimentary beer, wine and spirits. General admission tickets are $60, and proceeds benefit the Bay Area Food Bank and their mission to distribute food to those in need throughout the Central Gulf Coast.

September 6: Alabama

The Amphitheater at The Wharf • Orange Beach

8 p.m. See legendary country band Alabama perform live. Then, check out their new album, “Southern Drawl, ” out Sept. 18. Tickets range from $21 – $70. 

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September 10: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Alabama Cruise Terminal • 201 S. Water St.

5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy a night of pampering and fun while supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Presented by Wind Creek Atmore, this event features heavy hors d'oeuvres from local chefs, McTini's,  manicures, make-overs,  shopping and more. Tickets are $50. Must be 21 or older to attend.

September 11 – 12: L.A. Songwriters' Festival

American Legion Post 199 • 700 S Mobile St.,  Fairhope.

A celebration of music played in an acoustic setting by 17 original songwriters from the Eastern Shore, Lower Alabama, Nashville and beyond. The festival also features vendor exhibits, food and other activities. Admission is $15 per day. 

September 17: Black Out Cancer Ball

Fairhope Civic Center • 161 N Section St., Fairhope.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Throw on your favorite LBD and enjoy entertainment, auctions, dancing, food and more at this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $100. 

September 17: Fairhope Fête

Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex • 7883 County Road 32, Point Clear.

6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. show. See the latest fashion trends from local, regional and national designers at this annual fashion show benefiting Thomas Hospital and Mitchell Cancer Institute. General tickets are $50 and VIP tickets are $150.

September 23: Watt Key Book Signing

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center • 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join Mobile Bay Magazine and author Watt Key at a signing for his new book “Among the Swamp People, ” a collection of stories about life in Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. Appetizers and live music will be provided. Admission is free.

September 24 – 26: Mobile Fashion Week

The Warehouse District at Mobile Aeroplex

6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. showtime. Discover the hottest designers and newest fall fashion essentials at this three-day event benefiting Camp Rap-A-Hope. Three-day passes range from $80 – $150 and individual event passes range from $30 – $75. 

September 26: Polo at the Point

Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex • 7883 County Road 32, Point Clear.

Mark your calendars for a day full of world-class polo, fabulous Sunday hats, divot stomping, gourmet cuisine, champagne and more. Tickets range from $10 – $150, and proceeds benefit Thomas Hospital and the Mitchell Cancer Institute. 

September 26 – 27: Eastern Shore Jubilee Festival

Main Street • Olde Town Daphne

Don't miss this Eastern Shore tradition offering fine art, crafts, live entertainment, food, a TV for football lovers and hands-on activities and games for the kids. Admission is free. staff

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