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Downtown

They say the heart of any city is its downtown and ours is beating loudly these days.  The twelfth busiest port in the country, Mobile is the social, economic and creative hub of the entire Gulf Coast - our cDowntown sidewalkolorful downtown has drawn people for centuries.  Many large businesses are headquartered in downtown Mobile right next to quaint, locally-owned art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars.  On any given week day, you'll encounter business people, artists, construction workers, shop owners, students, families and tourists making their way along our flower-lined streets.  

In the evenings and on the weekends, we shake things up a bit, with festivals, open-air markets, live concerts and other special events (street pole vaulting, anyone?), giving folks a reason to come downtown and linger for a few hours or even a few days.  In downtown Mobile, brunch is a sport, shopping an art and socializing a must.  

Mobile is home to America's Original Mardi Gras and each year, it hosts the oldest organized Carnival celebration in the United States, right in the heart of downtown. The festival began to be celebrated in the first decade of the 18th century, during the city's French colonial period. Mobile also formed the first formally organized mystic society, also known as a krewe, in 1830. Since then, downtown has become the hub of cultural, social and celebratory events.

The Downtown Mobile Alliance is an excellent source of information for everything to know, see and do in downtown Mobile and are incredible stewards of the downtown experience for visitors and locals alike.

 

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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

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 23rd year of…more
Nov 23 – Dec 31

 

  

 


 


 

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