Tuesday, February 25th 2020A celebration so big it lasts over multiple weeks, Mardi Gras in Mobile is the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States. Started by Nicholas Langlois in 1703, fifteen years before New Orleans was founded, the festival began as a French Catholic tradition – a “fat Tuesday” party to precede the Lenten season. Mardi Gras has evolved on the Alabama Gulf Coast into a mainstream fun-for-the-whole-family celebration filled with public parades, parties, floats and everyone’s favorite, “throws” – gifts of necklaces, coins, small toys, candy and moonpies tossed to revelers along the event routes. With numerous parades to catch, including Fairhope’s own Mystic Mutts and Maids of Jubilee, among others, Mardi Gras is a special time to “let the good times roll” and enjoy an unforgettable visit to Alabama.
Sunday, April 12th 2020
Easter’s arrival brings a sense of renewal – a perfect time to renew our joy in traditions and celebrations – and our bonds with family and friends. From decorating Easter baskets to donning one’s “Easter best,” the Grand Hotel has been treasuring the magic of Easter for over a century, as host to one of the South’s grandest holiday weekends. With spring in the air, the Grand Hotel blossoms with activities and festivities – our Easter itinerary is choc-a-block with ways to enjoy our pool, beach, restaurants, shops, and beautiful in-bloom grounds.
Friday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th , 2020
Join us as we celebrate the start of summer with fun activities for guests of all ages. Weekend activities start with the hotel reception, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, bonfires, power jump, giant slide, face painters, dive in movie, bingo, water balloon toss, watermelon eating contest and much more.
Tuesday, June 30th – Sunday, July 5th, 2020
Celebrate our nation's birthday in grand style at our annual 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy the resort's firework display on July 3rd (Grand BBQ is also on July 3rd), live music, and a multitude of activities designed for the whole family to enjoy (hotel welcome reception, power jump, giant slide, face painters, black light party, dive in movie, bingo, water balloon toss, watermelon eating contest, seashell hunts and much more).
Friday, September 4th - Monday, September 7th , 2020
Just because summer is almost over doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Join us for a host of activities including hotel welcome reception, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, bonfires, power jump, giant slide, face painters, dive in movie, bingo, water balloon toss and much more.
Thursday, November 26th 2020
The Grand welcomes you to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family every holiday season! 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. Delight in our Grand Thanksgiving Buffet, Grand Thanksgiving Dinner, roaming Tom Turkey, glow in the dark scavenger hunt, carriage rides and much more!
Friday, December 25th 2020
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 aprons, Christmas karaoke and family black light party, bonfire with s’mores, a reindeer “tuck in” on Christmas Eve and much more!
Thursday, December 31st 2020
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!
Sunday, February 14th 2020
The best place to pull out all the stops for your loved one this year is the Grand Hotel. Enjoy our newly transformed resort and the amazing sunsets of Mobile Bay. There’s just something about spending Valentine’s Day at a historic hotel that makes the romantic vibes ring stronger.