November and December in Baldwin County AL 2009


This is the busiest time of year everywhere: parties, symphonies, festivals, parades, tree lightings and more. I’ll try to get as much as I can in this blog. Stay tuned because I’ll be adding things as we go through the month.  If you know of anything else, please write and I’ll include it.  What I won’t include is directions to Grandma’s house for turkey…find your own!

Every Tuesday night you can listen to Bluegrass music at the “Bluegrass By the Tracks Concert Series at Wales West Light Railway. This concert series continues through March of 2010. For $5 you can enjoy music, refreshments and a train ride.

And, don’t forget First Friday Artwalk each month in Fairhope from 6pm-8pm.  You can get a map at the Art Center.

Nov 1: Celtic festival at the Daphne Civic Center Plaza. 251-621-3703

The weekend of Nov 6th through 8th:
The 9th Annual Heritage Harbor Day in Foley. It’s a free, 3-day event in Heritage Park by the Depot. Friday night there’s a free concert.  

Jitterbug Theatre presents Disney’s Mulan Jr.  751-2935

Market Days at St. Paul’s in Magnolia Springs from 8am – 4pm. They’ll have food, crafts etc. Proceeds go to the preservation of the historic chapel and the church’s programs.

The Annual Angel Ride Friday and Saturday.

The whole weekend is the South Alabama Film Festival.

Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile has lots of activities this weekend.  Call: 251-973-2217

The Fall Festival for Autism on Saturday from 9am-1pm.  Proceeds go to Autism society of Alabama.  Call Malbis Parkway Pediatric Dentistry for more info: 251-626-9924

Nov 8th: Photographer Chip Cooper will speak on his photo exhibit titled “Havana” which is hanging at the Patina Galleries in Fairhope. The lecture is at USAFairhope in the Performance Center and then you can go to the gallery for a reception. Starts at 8pm. 251-928-8133

Weekend of Nov 12th through 14th:

Nov 12 through 22: Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival.

On the 12th in Mobile you can attend the Annual Christmas Jubilee at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds.  Sponsored by the Junior League, check out their website for more info:

Now I know that Monroeville is a bit of a drive, but I couldn’t resist putting this item on my list.  After all what is Christmas without fruitcake?  Nov 12-14 Fruitcake Festival and Mockingbird Market.  Of course it’s a celebration of Truman Capote as well as the upcoming holidays.  So what does he have to do with fruitcake?  “It’s fruitcake weather” was one of his catch phrases and more recently a book was written filled with fruitcake recipes belonging to his aunt.  Great book: Fruitcake, Memories of Truman Capote and Sook. For more info: or you can call 251-743-2879.

Nov 13: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show in Pensacola.

Also, starting the 13th and running through Dec 23 is the Annual Trim A Tree event in Foley at the Performing Arts Center.

Nov 14: Junior Fishing Tournament  has registration forms and more info.

Also on the 14th is the Mamma Mia Cook-off in Daphne.   Sounds yummy and it raises money to support the Daphne public schools and Christ the King Catholic School (we have friends there so I’m plugging this for them).    Check out for more info.

Nov 19:  Tree lighting ceremony in Downtown Fairhope at 5:30pm  251-929-1466

Nov 19: American Red Cross CPR training classes.   Info:  or 251-436-7940

Nov 20: BARC Christmas by the Bay, sponsored by the Humane Society, 6-9pm at the Fairhope Civic Center. tickets are $50 per person.

Also this night at 6:30 at the Faith Baptist Church in Fairhope, the Creative and Performing Arts Club (a local 4H club) will perform Robin Hood.  Its free, just get there in time for a seat.  Refreshments will be on sale during intermission as a fundraiser.

Nov 22: Fairhope holds an open house in it’s shopping district from 1pm-5pm.  They’ll provide music, and refreshments.   251-929-1466

Nov 27:  Tree lighting at the Wharf, 6pm, Gulf Shores

Nov 28: Wales West Arctic Express runs through December 24th.


For a list of fun things to do this month in Gulf Shores AL:

Here’s a list of events for the first weekend of December.  Mark your calendars with these events for the weekend of Dec 4-6:

Friday December 4 Parades and events:

Daphne Christmas Parade 6pm followed by the tree lighting at City Hall.

Bayshore Ballet Academy and Theatre present The Nutcracker: two shows on Saturday and one on Sunday at the Fairhope Civic Center.  Call now for your tickets: 251-952-8628

7pm Christmas in the Park in Foley.  Music, Santa and Christmas Tree lighting. 

Also at 7pm: Fairhope Christmas Parade

Saturday December 5th Parades and events:

9am-2pm Annual Christmas Bazaar at St Margaret’s Catholic Church.  251-955-1370

Santa visits the Fairhope Welcome Center

At 9am Spanish Fort holds its Christmas Parade at the Eastern Shore Center

At 10am Christmas Parade in Foley.  Check the local paper for the route or stay tuned here for more info.

At 11am-3pm “Let it Snow” at the Foley Heritage Park by the Depot.  Free admission; entertainment, music etc.  251-943-1200

Bay Minette’s Christmas parade is at 1:30pm

Robertsdale’s Christmas parade is at 6:30pm

December 12: Gulf Shores Boat Parade

2 thoughts on “November and December in Baldwin County AL 2009


    Been reading your blog now for quite a long time and really love it. I don’t know if it’s your style or not , but do you think you could perhaps do a post on the oil spill in the gulf?

    I love your thoughts and opinions, and would love to see your commentary on this sad event.

    1. eileensaunders Post author

      Thanks for being a dedicated reader. Opinions aren’t really my blog-style but I have been thinking of writing one on the oil spill. Your request is just what I needed to get a jumpstart. Stay tuned; I’ll have one cranked out over the weekend.

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