Fairhope's Annual New Year's Eve Celebration

The City of Fairhope will again be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration in the streets of downtown. Residents and visitors are invited to bring their families and ring in the New Year. Festivities will take place at the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Church Street featuring live entertainment, children’s face painting, plus fireworks once the clock strikes twelve. Don't miss this exciting downtown celebration!

Many downtown restaurants will be open for those who wish to eat in downtown and hangout until midnight. Section Street will be left open to through traffic; handicap parking will be available on Section Street in designated handicap areas and in the parking lot behind Julwin’s. For more information on the Fairhope New Year’s Eve Celebration, call 251-929-1466.

Source: http://www.cofairhope.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5378/309

Welcome Back Carnival

Photo: Carnival Corporation

Photo: Carnival Corporation

Beginning November 2016, the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy will offer four-day cruises to Cozumel and five-day excursions to Cozumel and Costa Maya or Progreso. 

Cruise passengers enjoying Emma's for their pre-cruise accommodations will be no more than 20 minutes from the terminal and other local attractions. 

Chili For Charity 2016

It is time again to mark your calendars for the 16th annual Chili for Charity event sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. This year’s cook-off will again be held at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope on Saturday, February 27th.  The fabulous, fun-filled festival has something for everyone.  

Sample some of the best chili that Baldwin County has to offer, and dance to crowd-pleasing tunes by local favorite, Blind Dog Mike and the Howlers.  Also, performing on the stage in the barn will be the Encore group from Fairhope High School.

Outside Dr. Gee will be building amazing balloon creations for the kids—And when you add a bake sale, with out of this world homemade baked goods, a hay ride, inflatables, antique tractors on display courtesy of the South Alabama Antique Tractor and Engine Club, and a mechanical bull ride for all ages—It’s the perfect recipe for a great afternoon of family fun.

Arbor Day Celebration February 27

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Want to plant a Pinus palustris in your yard? At Fairhope’s Arbor Day celebration, Saturday, February 27, there will be plenty of those trees (otherwise known as longleaf pine) and others in the annual tree seedling giveaway. The day’s activities start at 10 a.m. and take place outdoors on the Faulkner Campus in downtown, weather permitting. City representatives will recognize the winners of the fifth grade Arbor Day Poster Contest and those individuals and local businesses being honored for their environmental stewardship and landscape beautification efforts. New additions to Fairhope’s Treasured Trees program will also be honored.

Fairhope Museum of History Hosts Tea for Two

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Every Tuesday at 2 p.m., the museum hosts a 'tea' where guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history. These very popular events are sponsored by Friends of the Museum. The Fairhope Museum of History invites everyone to attend for colorful, interesting and entertaining afternoons at the museum. For more information on the upcoming “Tea for Two” programs, call the Fairhope Museum of History at 929-1471.

Upcoming Programs

February 9 – Donnie Barrett – Donnie will give his history of Mardi Gras on this Mardi Gras day.  He has been compiling this program for several years and will present a fascinating slide show.    

February 16 – Brendan Kirby – Brendan has been a news reporter in our area his entire career but has now written a book: Wicked Mobile.  He will tell us some interesting stories.

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Annual Chocolate and Champagne Fantasy February 13

If you happen to be in Fairhope midmonth, the Annual Chocolate and Champagne Fantasy benefitting the Fairhope Public Library might make for a great night out for you and your Valentine. 

The Annual Chocolate and Champagne Fantasy sponsored by the Friends of the Fairhope Library will be held on February 13 at the Fairhope Public Library at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is "Who KidnappedCupid? A Valentine Mystery". Featured will be chocolate and sweets galore along with savory treats, champagne and wine plus a live and silent auction.  Clues to the Mystery will be given by Suspicious characters portrayed by Theatre 98 members. 

Tickets are $30.00 and will be available at the Library and from Friends Board Members. Fun for all with the proceeds from the event benefiting the library. For information or to purchase tickets, call the library at 251-928-7483.