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7th Annual Fairhope Film Festival

7th Annual Fairhope Film Festival

Located at the geographic center of America's Gulf Coast, the quaint, beautiful and historic bayside city of...

Located at the geographic center of America's Gulf Coast, the quaint, beautiful and historic bayside city of Fairhope, Alabama, is the home of the Fairhope Film Festival. Founded as a nineteenth century utopian experiment, Fairhope has flourished as an arts community for over 100 years. The five festival venues, within walking distance of each other, will be located in the famous, flower-filled downtown area considered "Carmel by the Bay"-convenient to restaurants, hotels, locally owned shops and the town bluffs, which boast sweeping views of the 413 square mile Mobile Bay.



The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover's film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period. The focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year: the "best of the best" in cinema arts. Notable foreign and feature films, documentaries and shorts. Many that never made it to the big box theaters or were only there briefly-will be selected for appreciative audiences. Although the festival will pull out all the stops, Southern-style, to host opening and closing events and parties, the emphasis will be on the art of filmmaking and the experience of seeing exceptional films. Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.



The people of the Gulf Coast have always loved a good story. Meet us on our front porch this fall to catch a bay breeze and 70 select tales you won't forget.
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Nov 14-17, 2019
Local Event
Beverage Academy - Cognac and Brandy

Beverage Academy - Cognac and Brandy

Winter is a great time to delve into the world of French brandy, and if you're a whiskey lover, cognac and Armagnac...

Winter is a great time to delve into the world of French brandy, and if you're a whiskey lover, cognac and Armagnac will open your eyes to a whole new world of barrel-aged spirits!

Nov 15, 2019
Beverage Academy
Culinary Academy - How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner: Sides

Culinary Academy - How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner: Sides

One-step at a time, a Grand Chef will teach you how to prepare a remarkable Thanksgiving meal for your holiday...

One-step at a time, a Grand Chef will teach you how to prepare a remarkable Thanksgiving meal for your holiday guests. A grocery list will be provided to ensure you have all the ingredients needed on hand. The Chef will then take you through an array of Thanksgiving sides both classical and contemporary. This for sure will be a great addition to any Thanksgiving feast!

Nov 16, 2019
Culinary Academy
The City of Fairhope

The City of Fairhope's Annual Tree Lighting

The City of Fairhope will kick off the holiday season with their annual Fairhope Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday,...

The City of Fairhope will kick off the holiday season with their annual Fairhope Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Festivities begin at 5:30 and the lights come on at 6 p.m. sharp! Entertainment includes the Fairhope High School band, the Fairhope Middle School band, and the Eastern Shore Choral Society. Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes and letting children write a wish list to Santa for her to take back to the North Pole.

Nov 21, 2019
Holidays
Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

open house is from 5-7 p.m. Olde Towne shops will stay open late and offer refreshments for patrons as they shop.

open house is from 5-7 p.m. Olde Towne shops will stay open late and offer refreshments for patrons as they shop.

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Nov 21, 2019
Local Event
Thanksgiving at The Grand

Thanksgiving at The Grand

Reference our Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa's Thanksgiving brochure and menu for our latest holiday events.

Nov 28, 2019
Grand Hotel Activity
Grand Hotel Tree Lighting Ceremony

Grand Hotel Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov 29, 2019
Local Event
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am. Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and...

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am.
Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and under eat free
Santa will be available for photographs from 7:00 am until 11:00 am.

Santa will be available for an extra special private session with your little one!
To schedule an extra special Santa Experience, please contact the Elf Hotline at (251)583.3678 or the Studio (251)928.5944.
Appointments available between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Portrait packages are purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Reservations are required * 251.928.9201
Tax and gratuity not included & no discounts apply.
Reservations are required and can be made by dialing 251.928.9201.
Picture packages are available and may be purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Nov 30, 2019
Holidays
Fairhope First Friday Art Walk

Fairhope First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk is a community-wide free art and entertainment event taking place on the first Friday of each...

First Friday Art Walk is a community-wide free art and entertainment event taking place on the first Friday of each month. The event is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Downtown Fairhope.

Dec 06, 2019
Local Event
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am. Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and...

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am.
Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and under eat free
Santa will be available for photographs from 7:00 am until 11:00 am.

Santa will be available for an extra special private session with your little one!
To schedule an extra special Santa Experience, please contact the Elf Hotline at (251)583.3678 or the Studio (251)928.5944.
Appointments available between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Portrait packages are purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Reservations are required * 251.928.9201
Tax and gratuity not included & no discounts apply.
Reservations are required and can be made by dialing 251.928.9201.
Picture packages are available and may be purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Dec 07, 2019
Holidays
Holiday Floral Academy

Holiday Floral Academy

December Floral Academy | Holiday Florals Join the Grand Florist for a fun and informative hands-on floral class....

December Floral Academy | Holiday Florals
Join the Grand Florist for a fun and informative hands-on floral class. You will learn tips on arranging and caring for a beautiful and simple holiday bouquet for your home. These helpful tips will teach you how to create your own floral masterpieces. In this hands-on class, you will create a holiday floral arrangement that you can take with you to enjoy in the days to come.

Dec 12, 2019
Grand Hotel Activity
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am. Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and...

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am.
Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and under eat free
Santa will be available for photographs from 7:00 am until 11:00 am.

Santa will be available for an extra special private session with your little one!
To schedule an extra special Santa Experience, please contact the Elf Hotline at (251)583.3678 or the Studio (251)928.5944.
Appointments available between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Portrait packages are purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Reservations are required * 251.928.9201
Tax and gratuity not included & no discounts apply.
Reservations are required and can be made by dialing 251.928.9201.
Picture packages are available and may be purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Dec 14, 2019
Holidays
Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

open house is from 5-7 p.m. Olde Towne shops will stay open late and offer refreshments for patrons as they shop.

Dec 19, 2019
Local Event
Beverage Academy-  Warm Drinks: Cold Nights

Beverage Academy- Warm Drinks: Cold Nights

Get in the holiday spirit as you join us to learn how to make a few hot cocktails. Winter is fast approaching; let us...

Get in the holiday spirit as you join us to learn how to make a few hot cocktails. Winter is fast approaching; let us help you prepare for the cold nights with these hot concoctions.

Dec 20, 2019
Beverage Academy
Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am. Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and...

Breakfast Buffet served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am.
Adults - $29.95 * Children ages 5-11 - $14.50 * Children 4 and under eat free
Santa will be available for photographs from 7:00 am until 11:00 am.

Santa will be available for an extra special private session with your little one!
To schedule an extra special Santa Experience, please contact the Elf Hotline at (251)583.3678 or the Studio (251)928.5944.
Appointments available between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Portrait packages are purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Reservations are required * 251.928.9201
Tax and gratuity not included & no discounts apply.
Reservations are required and can be made by dialing 251.928.9201.
Picture packages are available and may be purchased through Renaissance Portrait Studio.

Dec 21, 2019
Holidays
Culinary Academy- How to Make a Gingerbread House

Culinary Academy- How to Make a Gingerbread House

Learn step-by-step instructions on how to build and decorate your own Gingerbread House. Get in the holiday spirit...

Learn step-by-step instructions on how to build and decorate your own Gingerbread House. Get in the holiday spirit and leave with a gingerbread house creation of your own. $40+tax & transaction fee for each Gingerbread House built.
Two sessions, 10AM or 2PM

Dec 21, 2019
Culinary Academy
Christmas Holiday at the Grand

Christmas Holiday at the Grand

Our Holiday Season is what timeless memories are made of! Join us as we celebrate the most magical time of the year...

Our Holiday Season is what timeless memories are made of! Join us as we celebrate the most magical time of the year in Grand style. Come enjoy our historic oak trees adorned with festive lights, and our lush grounds full of poinsettias, as well as our neighboring town of Fairhope's holiday decorations. Activities include feeding the ducks with Rudolph, creating holiday T-Shirts, Christmas karaoke and trivia, bonfire with s'mores, a reindeer "tuck in" on Christmas Eve and much more!

Dec 25, 2019
Grand Hotel Activity
Grand New Year

Grand New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year in Grand Fashion! Come enjoy our historic oak trees adorned with festive lights, and our lush...

Ring in the New Year in Grand Fashion! Come enjoy our historic oak trees adorned with festive lights, and our lush grounds full of poinsettias, as well as our neighboring town of Fairhope's holiday decorations. The Grand Hotel New Year's Eve package includes a Grand reception style dinner, party favors, live entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. It is the perfect way to celebrate new and happy beginnings!

For tickets, please visit: http://bit.ly/GrandNewYearsEve

Dec 31, 2019
Holidays
Mobile Alabama Bowl

Mobile Alabama Bowl

The 21st annual Mobile Alabama Bowl will be played on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm (CT) and will be nationally...

The 21st annual Mobile Alabama Bowl will be played on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm (CT) and will be nationally televised on ESPN.

Played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, the game pits top-selected teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Conference.

Jan 06, 2020
Local Event
Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

Olde Town Daphne's Third Thursday open house is from 5-7 p.m. Olde Town shops will stay open late and offer...

Olde Town Daphne's Third Thursday open house is from 5-7 p.m. Olde Town shops will stay open late and offer refreshments for patrons as they shop.

Jan 16, 2020
Local Event
Reese

Reese's Senior Bowl

Welcome to the Senior Bowl! The top players in college football travel to Mobile, Alabama to play for NFL coaches,...

Welcome to the Senior Bowl! The top players in college football travel to Mobile, Alabama to play for NFL coaches, with other players in the game of the year.
www.seniorbowl.com

Jan 25, 2020
Local Event
Fairhope First Friday Artwalk

Fairhope First Friday Artwalk

First Friday Art Walk is a community-wide free art and entertainment event taking place on the first Friday of each...

First Friday Art Walk is a community-wide free art and entertainment event taking place on the first Friday of each month. The event is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Downtown Fairhope.

Feb 07, 2020
Local Event
Valentine

Valentine's Day

Plan your couples' escape and spend an unforgettable Valentine's Day at the Queen of Southern Resorts. Treat...

Plan your couples' escape and spend an unforgettable Valentine's Day at the Queen of Southern Resorts. Treat yourselves to a Couples Massage, indulge in a romantic dinner at Southern Roots and take in a legendary Mobile Bay sunset as you enjoy the fire pits at Bucky's Lounge. Awaken all of your senses to moments of bliss and relaxation and you celebrate Valentine's Day together in Grand style.

Feb 14, 2020
Holidays
Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

Olde Town Daphne Third Thursday

Olde Town Daphne`s Third Thursday open house is from 5-7 p.m. Olde Towne shops will stay open late and offer...

Olde Town Daphne`s Third Thursday open house is from 5-7 p.m. Olde Towne shops will stay open late and offer refreshments for patrons as they shop.

Feb 20, 2020
Local Event

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