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Mobile is not only recognized as celebrating the first known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 (yes, even before New Orleans), but also as home to "America's Family Mardi Gras." Delighting both young and old from around town and across the nation, this magnificent celebration lasts more than two and a half weeks and culminates on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent.
This weekend is a commemoration of the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the Selma to Montgomery March. Activities include a pageant, a dance, women and youth conferences, a parade, festival, interfaith service and National Voting Rights Hall of Fame induction. Visit www.selmajubilee.com for more information.
Two days of fine arts featuring visual, musical, performance and culinary. 100 fine artists showcase award winning art in a variety of mediums including clay, glass, oils, watercolor, jewelry, wood, photography and more. The Kids Art Alley presents high quality hands-on art projects for kids of all ages. Culinary presenters for 2017 are Cosmos/Cobalts, Shipps Harbour Grill, and Villagio Grill, among others. The music stage includes Roman Street, Three Bean Soup, Lisa Zanghi and Coconut Radio. The beautiful location on the shores of Wolf Bay will showcase the brand new 10,000 sq. ft. Coastal Arts Center gallery.
More than 230 exhibitors from throughout the nation will bring their best works to show and sell at this prestigious juried show. Live entertainment will be going on throughout the three-day event, and unique cuisine will be served in the food court. BRATS offers a shuttle for $2 each way from the shopping center parking lots at the intersection of Fairhope Avenue and Greeno Road. Call 251-928-6387 or 621-8222 for more information.