Category Archives: Festivals

See The World at the 2017 Mobile International Festival!

October 20, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Mobile International FestivalYou don’t have to be a globetrotter to see the world – just come to Mobile, AL for the 2017 Mobile International Festival! The 34th annual return of this beloved event promises international food, drink, shopping, art, entertainment, and so much more. November 18th, 2017 at the Mobile Civic Center.

There’s nothing quite like the annual Mobile International Festival. Where else can you experience cultures from 70 nations all in one space?

The festival has been an opportunity to experience a broad array of cultural heritages right here in Mobile since 1983. Native Americans, long-time U.S. residents, and recent immigrants make up the nearly 2,000 volunteers who help make the festival reality every year.

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Celebrate the 20th Annual Dauphin Street Beer Festival!

July 21, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Dauphin Street Beer Festival 2017Come out to Mobile, AL for the 20th anniversary of the Dauphin Street Beer Festival, August, 26th 2017. More than 90 different beers from around the world will be on hand. What about you?

The Dauphin Street Beer Festival is a unique, pub-crawl of a beer festival that includes more than 30 different venues around downtown Mobile, AL. Attendees will spend the evening meandering from venue to venue and sampling beers from around the world. What fun!

Tickets to this popular event are limited and disappear FAST. If you’ve any plan to go, you’ll want to grab your tickets now. They can be had at any of the participating venues (see list below) or online.

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Attend Mobile Mardi Gras – The Country’s Oldest Carnival Celebration!

January 16, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Attend Mobile Mardi Gras 2017!Did you know that Mobile Mardi Gras is the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States? The first Mardi Gras was celebrated here in 1703 and it doesn’t look like we’re going to stop anytime, soon!

Mardi Gras itself predates the U.S. by thousands of years. The origin is pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, according to historians. Carnival eventually merged with Christianity because that was easier than abolishing the popular, time-honored tradition! Consequently, Mardi Gras became a prelude to Lent, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.

One aspect of the Mobile Mardi Gras that makes it unique is the prevalence of the Moon Pie.

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See The World at the 2016 Mobile International Festival!

October 24, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile International Festival 2016Visit the world without ever leaving the U.S. at the 2016 Mobile International Festival, scheduled for November 19th at the Mobile Civic Center and Expo Hall!

The annual Mobile International Festival is your ticket to world travel – minus the traveling part! Over 70 different nations from around the world are represented at the festival.

China, Brazil, Egypt, Austria, Gambia, Greece, Mali, Togo, Israel, Vietnam, Ukraine, and more! All on display through exhibitions of culture, heritage, and traditions. The sound of many tongues being spoken at once will fill your ears and imagination. Your eyes will soak up the various arts, crafts, and ceremonial dress.

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The 30th Annual Alabama Pecan Festival

October 9, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Alabama Pecan Festival 2015If you like pecans, particularly if you’re partial to pecan pie, then Mobile, Alabama has a 3-day festival for you: the 30th annual Alabama Pecan Festival – November 6th through the 8th, 2015.

Pecans have been an important part of Alabama produce since the 1940’s, when the crops that were begun in the early 1900’s really started to take off. The Alabama Pecan Festival is a salute to this success story and the humble, delicious little fruit that most of us think of as a nut: the pecan!

The Alabama Pecan Festival – a 3-day celebration held in Mobile, AL – features cook-offs for dishes like best barbecue and best hamburger, an antique wooden boat show, arts and crafts vendors, antique cars and tractors, a carnival with rides, the crowning of the new Alabama Pecan Festival Queen and, of course, music!

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Mobile Southsound Music Festival and Arts Alive 2013

April 8, 2013 by malagainn

 

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We are very excited to be a participating venue for South Sounds Music Festival 2013. This year’s second annual music event will span three days April 12-14. South Sounds Music Festival is held in conjunction with Arts Alive festival. This year The Malaga Inn will be hosting The Pollies, Belle Adair, Payne and Ground level Control. They will all be performing acoustic sets in the courtyard. We are honored to be a part of this budding music festival that show cases great southern art with all the greatest new southern bands. Remember to check out St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Hurray for the Riff Raff and