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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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Mobile BayBears Baseball

Cheer on the BayBears, a AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels…more
Apr 5 – Sep 3

Dauphin Street Beer Festival

Think Globally, Drink Locally! Spend the evening visiting…more
Aug 25

University of South Alabama Jaguars Football

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

Thriller Nights of Lights

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

Ten65 Music + Tech + Culture

Converge on downtown Mobile and experience Ten65-a free, two day…more
Oct 5 – Oct 6

 

  

 


 


 

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