Art and Music Festivals Abound on the Gulf Coast in March

2 Mar 2017 · Bellator Blogger

If you are interested in enjoying a little art and culture this month, there are many festivals and events taking place this month that you might want to look at a little more closely. Here are just a few to consider.

Ballyhoo A Celebration of Art and Culture

The one-day Ballyhoo event features the work of more than 50 fine artists, live entertainment, a trackless train, a petting zoo, the Queen of Ballyhoo contest and performances in tribal costume by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Presented by the Gulf Coast Arts Allinace in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, the event also offers some of the best seafood on the Coast.

The Ballyhoo A Celebration of Art and Culture takes place at Waterway Village, which is located at 116 E. 24th Avenue in Gulf Shores, on March 4 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission is free.

43rd Annual Festival of Art

The 43rd Annual Festival of Art celebrates the art of visual artists, fine arts artists and crafters including potters, glass artists, sculptors, painters, textile artists, watercolorists and wood artists. The event also features a culinary arts court featuring local fare, a music and songwriter’s stage and a kid’s art alley.

The 43rd Annual Festival of Art takes place at Waterfront Park, which is located at 26389 Canal Road in Orange Beach, on March 11 and 12. The event takes place from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm each day. Admission is free with public parking located at The Wharf. Shuttle busses will be provided from the parking area at a cost of $2 each way. No public parking will be available on site, though Bike Village will provide bicycle parking at the festival.

Fairhope’s 65th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival

Featuring more than 230 exhibitors and receiving more than 300,000 visitors each year, Fairhope’s 65th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival was chosen as one of the top 20 events in the southeast for March by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism. It has also been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of its top 20 events and was selected for a “Best of Bama” award by the readers of Alabama Magazine. In addition to its exhibits, the event features live entertainment and delicious cuisine from the food court.

Fairhope’s 65th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival takes place on the streets of Downtown Fairhope along the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay on march 17, 18 and 19 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. The event is free to the public.

American Masters of Film

The Mobile Symphony will present the American Masters of Film later this month with guest conductor Emil deCou. During this cinematic journey, audiences will enjoy music from movies such as Psycho, Gone with the Wind, Back to the Future and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn.

The American Masters of Film takes place at the Mobile Saenger Theatre, which is located at 6 South Joachim Street in Mobile, on March 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Tickets range from $15 to $75.