Top 20 Things to Do this Summer [2021]

After a long year stuck at home, you’ve earned a summer full of exciting activities and events. Get out there and enjoy it!


June 3: Fairhope Outdoor Farmers Market

Behind the Fairhope Public Library
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Thursday. Buy locally grown produce, honey, baked goods and fresh cut flowers.

June 5 – July 17: Market in the Park

Cathedral Square • Downtown Mobile
7:30 a.m. – noon. Weekly farmers market offers fresh produce, homemade bread, jams, preserves, honey, crafts by local artisans, music and more.

June 5: Fizzifest

History Museum of Mobile • 111 S Royal St.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Featuring over two dozen wines and gourmet brunch by local vendors, this event is for those that love to indulge in champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco and cava. Tickets are $125 and proceeds benefit the Clotilda Exhibit at the Africatown Heritage House curated by the History Museum of Mobile.

Ongoing: The Fairhope Foodie—Walking Tour

Downtown Fairhope
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays. Explore some of Fairhope’s best dining spots while learning history and unique facts about the city. Guests will enjoy dishes from four downtown restaurants including seafood selections, local favorites and tasty sweets. Tickets range from $69 – $80 for adults, $35 for children.

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June 9: Kids Gulf Discovery Day

Bellingrath Gardens and Home • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore
9 a.m. – Noon Plan a day of summertime fun for the family! Learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations. The day will include cruises on Fowl River with WildNative Delta Safaris; the Environmental Studies Center’s Raptor Road Show on the Great Lawn, featuring native birds of prey; the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Touch Tables of the critters of Mobile Bay; and many additional environmental organizations with educational displays and art projects. Adults $14, children (5-12) $8, and children (4 and under) Free. Reservations required.

June 10, July 8 & August 12: Glow in the Park Movie Series

Fairhopers Community Park • 105 S. Church St., Fairhope
8 p.m. The City of Fairhope’s 6th annual movie series will feature three family-friendly films: Trolls World Tour, Toy Story 4 and Aladdin. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. Admission and popcorn are free!

Fishing rod on a boat

June 11 – 13: Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo

Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
The ‘Funnest’ Fishing Tournament on the Gulf Coast, the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo is the “Every Mans” fishing rodeo! Categories range from catfish to billfish and everything in between. Prizes will be awarded for each category. Cost: $50 adult anglers, $25 kiddos.

June 12 – September 4: Saturdays at The Coop

Cooper Riverside Park • Downtown Mobile
6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturdays. Head to Cooper Riverside Park each Saturday to enjoy a variety of bands/live entertainment, food trucks, local vendors and more. Admission is free!

June 12: CreekFest 2021

Tricentennial Park
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Family-friendly celebration including a cane pole fishing tournament, live music, food trucks, kayak rides and other fun activities.

June 13: “Serenade”

The Saenger Theatre • 6 Joachim St., Mobile
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Mobile Symphony Orchestra’s season finale celebrates the beauty of the orchestra with some of the most glorious string music of the 19th and 20th centuries.

June 18: Beverage Academy—Scotch—A Gentleman’s Delight

The Grand Hotel Resort and Spa • Point Clear
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the “granddaddy of whiskey” at The Grand Hotel Resort and Spa. In this introductory class, guests will explore the basics and finer points of scotch. Class is limited and guests must be 21 years or older to participate. Cost is $30.

June 19: Kyser Miree Fishing Tournament

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club • 27075 Marina Rd., Orange Beach
Anglers will vie for first, second and third place prizes in the categories of red snapper, king mackerel, speckled trout, flounder, slot redfish and croaker. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Wilmer Hall. Registration is $40 for adults and $20 for children.

June 19: Summertime Fun Drag Brunch

Post Cocktails • 571 Dauphin St.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include a brunch meal of your choice, mimosas and a drag show.

June 28: Sunset Concert: Eric Erdman

Dauphin Island West End Beach
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bring beach chairs, snacks and bug spray for this outdoor concert. Admission is $5.

July 4: Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

OWA • 1501 OWA Blvd., Foley
8:45 p.m. Celebrate our nation’s birthday at the area’s biggest and most spectacular firework show! This marvelous show is timed perfectly to music and can be seen throughout the entire OWA property.

July 4: Fourth of July Celebration at Fairhope Pier

Fairhope Municipal Pier
7 p.m. concert, 9 p.m. fireworks. The city of Fairhope invites one and all to its annual Fourth of July festivities. Admission is free!

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

July 7: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.
6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show. The Alabama native performs a rock ‘n’ roll show that feels like fellowship. Tickets range from $50 – $125.

July 16 – 18: Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

Dauphin Island
Cast your rod in the world’s largest fishing tournament – or just spectate as the anglers compete for a variety of prizes.

July 17: Dauphin Street Vault

Dauphin Street • Downtown Mobile
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Join beginner and elite pole vaulters as they launch themselves high in the sky on the streets of LoDa. Early bird registration is $75.

August 28: Dauphin Street Beer Festival

Downtown Mobile
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sample over 70 different beers at 20+ taverns and restaurants! Your $30 ticket will get you a commemorative mug, a temporary membership card and a wristband to access the different venues.

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