7 popular spring festivals to attend in Mobile and Baldwin counties

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Orange Beach Art Festival. (Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism)

The weather is starting to warm up, flowers are blooming and festivals are being planned. Spring is approaching and there is no better way to enjoy the season than going to a festival. Mobile and Baldwin counties have several popping up within the next few weeks, and they make the perfect day trip with friends and family. Continue reading to find out more about upcoming festivals and how you can participate.

1. BBQ & Blues Cookoff | March 10 & 11

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All-you-can-eat BBQ festival! (Foley BBQ & Blues Cook-Off/Facebook)

Want to be a judge for the best BBQ in Baldwin County? Be sure to stop by this cook-off to taste all the BBQ you could want, while enjoying live entertainment from local artists. Don’t forget to tip your favorite!

  • Location: E Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
  • Hours: Friday, March 10, 5PM-9PM | Saturday, March 11, 11AM-8:30PM
  • Price: Friday night kick off, $20 | Saturday cook-off, $10 | Concert, $30 | All Access, $50
  • Buy tickets here
  • Details

2. Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival | March 17-19

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Take a stroll in the heart of Fairhope at this festival (City of Fairhope)

Attend this festival to support over 200 local artists, plus food and live music as you stroll down the streets of Fairhope. This public event is perfect for all ages.

3. Festival of Flowers | March 23-26

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Such a unique experience! (Festival of Flowers)

There is no spring without flowers. This festival immerses guests in the most unique experience, as local landscape architects create life-size gardens for guests to walk through.

4. Mudbugs & Margaritas | April 1

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Mark your calendars now. (Mudbugs & Margaritas/Facebook)

Margaritas and mudbugs—is there a better combination? Foley does not seem to think so, as this is the second year it takes place. There will be several vendors set up to enjoy different local cuisines and games to keep the day fun.

5. Baldwin County Strawberry Festival | April 8-9

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Guests enjoying the 2022 Annual Strawberry Festival. (Baldwin County Strawberry Festival/Facebook)

Fruit lovers, this one is for you. Strawberries are the perfect way to enjoy Alabama’s incredible spring weather. Guests can participate in the on-site carnival, look at vintage cars at the annual car show or register for the 5K run.

6. Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run | April 21-22

Scan to learn more about this festival! (City of Gulf Shores)

Live music, endless crawfish and a family-friendly environment? This festival has it all. This is Waterway Village’s 7th annual crawfish festival and it has yet to disappoint.

7. Bama Coast Crusin’ | April 27-29

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Last year’s car show lineup. (Bama Coast Cruisin’/Facebook)

Cruise on down to the Wharf in Orange Beach and check out vintage cars, enjoy live music, do some local shopping and if you’re looking for some additional fun—hop on the Ferris wheel and get breathtaking views.

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Ensley Lawrence
Ensley Lawrence
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