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Hank AaronHank Aaron

Hammerin' Hank was born in a section of Mobile referred to as "Down the Bay," but he spent most of his youth in Toulminville, an historic neighborhood of Mobile. He went on to become one of Major League Baseball's greatest baseball players ever and held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years. He still holds several MLB offensive records.

Jimmy BuffetJimmy Buffet

Buffett spent most of his childhood in Mobile. In grade school years, he attended St. Ignatius School, where he played the trombone in the school band and then later attended McGill Institute for Boys. He began playing guitar in the late 60s, performing at the Admiral's Corner at the Admiral Semmes Hotel in downtown Mobile.

Joe Cain

Joe Cain

Joe Cain is considered the founder of Mobile's modern-day Mardi Gras. In 1866, he paraded through downtown Mobile dressed as Indian chief, Chief Slackabamarinico, a small celebration that rejuvenated the city's Carnival tradition after the Civil War. Today, folks from all walks of life commemorate Joe Cain's role in reviving Mardi Gras with a large ‘people's' parade, which was first held in the early sixties.

Winston GroomWinston Groom

Born in Washington DC in 1943 but raised in Mobile, Groom is a southern novelist best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into an award-winning film by Robert Zemeckis in 1994. In 1985, Groom moved back to Mobile, where he began work on Forrest Gump, published in 1986 but not making best-seller status until adaptation into this film. The novel eventually sold 1.7 million copies worldwide.

Octavia Walton Le VertOctavia Walton Le Vert

She was an American socialite and writer born in Augusta, Georgia. She moved with her parents to Mobile, Alabama in 1835, where she married Dr. Henry Strachey Le Vert in 1836. She became one of the first female southern writers to achieve national recognition. She was a well-known figure during her own time, known for hosting gatherings of prominent politicians, noted literary figures, and professionals of all types throughout the 1830s - 1850s.

Eugene Walter

Eugene Walter

Known as Mobile's ‘Renaissance Man', Eugene Walter, Jr. was an American screenwriter, poet, short-story author, set designer, actor, puppeteer, gourmet chef, cryptographer and translator born in Mobile in the early 1920's. He lived, worked and played in New York, Paris and Rome before returning to Mobile to share stories about his travels. The city of Mobile gave special permission for his remains to be buried in historic Church Street Graveyard next to Joe Cain.

 

 

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Haunted Ducks

or centuries Mobile has been home to pirates, vagabonds,…more
Oct 5 – Oct 30

Pumpkin Patch Express & Scary Night Trains at

Ride an authentic steam train, enjoy decorating your pumpkin,…more
Sep 28 – Oct 31

Thriller Nights of Lights

Enjoy this drive-thru laser and light show synchronized to…more
Sep 28 – Oct 31

University of South Alabama Jaguars Football

Cheer on the University of South Alabama Jaguars football…more
Sep 1 – Dec 1

Dark Secrets Tour

Stories of Disaster, Murder, and Hauntings Get ready, Mobile!…more
Oct 5 – Oct 27

Seward Farms Field of Fright

Are you Hungry for a Little Fright? Explore the Field of Fright!…more
Oct 13 – Oct 27

Seward Farms Maze

Join Seward Farms for our 2018 Season! Six Saturdays you won't…more
Sep 29 – Nov 3

Wine on the River

Join us for Mobile's 2nd Annual wine tasting event on…more
Oct 20

Boo at Bellingrath, Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for a day of Halloween…more
Oct 27

Halloween at the Exploreum

Join us for an Animated Halloween at the Gulf Coast Exploreum on…more
Oct 27

Gears and Beers

Join us on November 10, 2018 for the 4th Annual Gears and Beers!…more
Nov 10

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens

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