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It’s no secret that Mardi Gras is one of Mobile's most prized annual celebrations, but what keeps the good times rolling throughout the year? As home to various cultures and traditions, the Azalea City is the Gulf Coast destination where entertainment takes place all year round. Add these events to

April in Mobile is the "golden hour" of the Port City's year when it comes to the ideal time for a morning outdoors adventure. Visit Mobile is pleased to announce the return of free walking tours, taking place every Saturday in April 2024. Locals and visitors are invited to explore the city and

This year, make “discovery” your mission. Mobile’s renowned museums are nothing short of phenomenal and captivating. Recently, a few of the city’s museums have opened extraordinary exhibits that transport you across international waters, take you into the past and blast you into the future all

Cuban Wonders in Mobile

Friday, February 16, 2024 10:00 PM by Janae Hudson

The wetlands, culture and streets of Havana are alive within Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center's newest exhibit, ¡CUBA! This showcase of Cuban culture not only immerses visitors through delicate props and live reptiles but also seamlessly weaves together science, diversity, and history.

At the

Mobile Mardi Gras 101

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 2:00 PM by Janae Hudson

Did Mobile, AL really invent Mardi Gras? When will it start? What is mystic society? Who is Joe Cain?! If any of these questions have popped into your mind when planning a trip to Mobile for Mardi Gras, we have answers.

  • How did Mardi Gras traditions begin in Mobile?

    • Mobile’s Mardi Gras

Celebrate Black History Month in Mobile

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 1:00 PM by Janae Hudson

February is Black History Month, an annual tribute honoring the triumphs and challenges of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Originating in 1926 as "National Negro Week," it evolved into a month-long celebration in 1976, emphasizing the richness of Black culture, history and

Ghost Tours and Haunted Spots: Mobile's Spooky Side

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 11:00 AM by Avery Chappell

Spooky Activities in Mobile

Ghostly Good Times Await in Mobile


Mobile, Alabama, is a city known for its rich history and vibrant culture. Yet beneath its charming streets and historic landmarks lies a darker side—a world of restless spirits, eerie legends, and haunted history. Mobile's history

Explore Mobile Day

Monday, April 17, 2023 12:00 PM by Avery Chappell

What is Explore Mobile Day?

Visit Mobile, in partnership with the History Museum of Mobile, will kick off the celebrations for National Travel & Tourism Week with Explore Mobile Day! Explore Mobile Day will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, in downtown Mobile at Mardi Gras Park from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00

April Walking Tours in Downtown Mobile

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 9:00 AM by Avery Chappell

If you’re planning a visit to Mobile this April, you’re in for a treat. Our team at Visit Mobile has put together free walking tours through downtown every Saturday! What better way to start your weekend than with a morning stroll through our story filled streets during one of the most beautiful

Our museums and attractions are great year round- but this spring and summer are lined up with great exhibits! From the Mobile Museum of Art to the Exploreum Science Center, there’s something for everyone this season. Check out these special exhibits below!