Enjoying Festivals, Triathlons, Performances and More

12 Apr 2017 · Bellator Blogger

There’s always plenty to do in the Alabama Gulf Shores area! If you are looking for something fun to do this month, here are plenty of great events to consider.

Music at Meyer Park Featuring New Earth Army

New Earth Army will be at Meyer Park on April 20th as part of the Music at Meyer Park series. Based out of the Florida Panhandle, New Earth Army pulls together sounds from blues, rock, funk and jazz to create its unique style. Meanwhile, Baldwin County native Melissa Joiner serves as lead vocalist for the band.

Meyer Park is located at 400 East 22nd Avenue in Gulf Shores. The event, which is free to the public, will take place from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

Awakened Life Yoga Festival at Gulf State Park

The Awakened Life Yoga Festival is coming back to Gulf State Park this month. The three-day event offers a unique experience with over 50 different offerings, including yoga, music, drum circles, meditation, jewelry making, social gatherings and movies on the beach. The event takes place April 21st through the 23rd with prices varying according to the event or activity. Gulf State Park is located at 20115 State Highway 135.

The Velveteen Rabbit

The South Baldwin Community Theatre will be presenting The Velveteen Rabbit. The enchanting children’s story tells the tale of a young boy’s toys that spring to life in response to a child’s love combined with a little bit of magic.

The South Baldwin Community Theatre is located at 2022 West 2nd Street in Gulf Shores. Productions will take place on April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm and on April 23 and 30 at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students.

21st Annual Mullet Man Triathlon

The 21st Annual Mullet Man Triathlon will take place on April 22nd. With proceeds from the event going toward benefiting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The event consists of swimming ¼ mile in the Gulf of Mexico behind the Flora-Bama Lounge. Participants then transition to a bike segment on the four-lane Alabama Hwy 182 where they ride west for 8.5 miles before returning to the Flora-Bama. For the last transition, participants run 4.2 miles to the Perdido Pass Bridge before returning to the Flora-Bama.

The triathlon is held rain or shine and fees are non-refundable. A post-race celebration will take place immediately after the race with food and beverages provided. The Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar is located at 17401 Perdido Key Drive in Perdido Key.

45th Annual Original German Festival at St. Benedict’s School

St. Benedict’s School will be hosting its 45th Annual Original German Festival on April 29th. Made possible through a partnership with Gulf Chrysler Dodge Jeep, the festival has served as a major fundraiser for the school for many years. In addition to serving German food and hosting a number of vendor booths, the festival will also feature entertainment, bingo, a 1 Mile Fun Run, a 5K and the Raven Run.

The event, which is free to the public, takes place from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. St. Benedict’s School is located at 12786 Illinois Street in Elberta.