The quote, “August is the Sunday of summer,” has never rang more true. Spend the last full month of summer in the Port City! Here are a few events that are guaranteed to add a dose of excitement to your visit. Once you pick out which events you want to attend, explore Mobile’s various itineraries and blogs to find new and/or #SoMobile ways to immerse yourself in the city.

August 9: Second Weekend

In Mobile, we take second weekends seriously. On the second weekend of each month, Lower Dauphin Street transforms into a colorful and artsy frenzy during LoDa Artwalk on Friday night. To add to the Friday fun, roller skate the night away at Bienville Square during Roll Mobile. Each month boasts a new theme. We’re keeping it fly in August since Artwalk and Roll Mobile’s themes are an ode to 90s nostalgia.

Mid-August: LeMoyne’s Chophouse Grand Opening

Set to open in mid-August, the Admiral Hotel’s new restaurant, LeMoyne’s Chophouse,  promises to be a luxury dining destination for foodies. The menu will feature prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood and an array of delicious sides. Whether you visit for a special occasion or a fancy night out on the town, it is slated to become a go-to spot for fine dining in Mobile.

August 19-24: Mobile Tiki Week

Sip, sip. Hooray! Every summer, we anticipate the return of Tiki Week. Downtown bars and restaurants offer tropical and fruity specialty drinks and menu items that will transport you to the nearest luau. Participating restaurants also host live music performances and events throughout the week.

August 21: Poinsettia Planting at Bellingrath Gardens

It’s never too early to be festive and prepare for the holiday season! Bellingrath Garden and Home’s horticulturist, Barbara Smith, will show guests how to nurture and care for their plants before they bloom during Christmas. 

Speaking of Christmas…Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s Magic Christmas in Lights is a certified fan favorite! The 2024-2025 dates will be announced soon, so stay tuned. Don’t miss out on the fun!

August 30: FNL Concert Celebrating Michael Jackson

Don't stop 'til you get enough! Enjoy a free Michael Jackson tribute concert hosted by the King of Pop Live Experience Band. Dance the night away to your favorite MJ classics at Mardi Gras Park. Adult beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.

August 31: University of South Alabama Jaguars Football Kick-Off

Football season is back and we couldn’t be more excited. Watch the Jaguars kick off the season against the University of North Texas at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Go Jags!