Downtown Mobile is bustling with exciting events and entertainment spots and has been dubbed as the economic, social and creative hub of the entire Gulf Coast thanks to a booming downtown that has drawn people in for centuries. In Downtown Mobile you’ll find large expansive headquarters nestled next to local shops and business and people from all walks of life – students, retirees, and tourists alike.
Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, here are the top seven things to do in Downtown Mobile that you won’t want to miss out on.
1. Visit the Mobile Museum of Art
The Mobile Museum of Art, founded in 1964, is the only accredited art museum in Southern Alabama and offers beautiful, varied art collections with approximately ten thousand works of art from Asia, Europe, and America. You can learn about art from the classical period to now. This is a great experience for people of all ages.
2. See an Opera Show
The Mobile Opera was founded in 1945 and is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in the United States. Located in the downtown arts district, the Opera has been a vital piece of the revitalization of downtown Mobile. The Mobile Opera performs shows both on the main stage and at schools and community venues throughout the region.
3. Experience Mardi Gras Mobile
One of the most coveted events in downtown Mobile is the Mardi Gras parade that happens every January. The parade is filled with colorful and exciting floats that transform the streets of downtown Mobile. There are plenty of events and attractions to experience at the parade and you won’t want to miss it.
4. Attend the LoDA ArtWalk
On the second Friday of the month, except February, the art galleries and studios in downtown Mobile welcome guests inside to experience the stunning artwork along with tasty food while experiencing all of the sights and sounds of the LoDA Artwalk. Many artists have their work featured at galleries and shopping close by as well.
5. Sip Tea at Spot of Tea
Spot of Tea is located in the incredible Lower Dauphin Street Commercial Historic District. It has been a fixture in downtown Mobile for more than two decades. Spot of Tea features a New Orleans Style Carriageway, a cozy sidewalk café and a gorgeous crosswalk. The landmark building was erected in 1836.
6. Rock Out at Bayfest
If you are able to travel to Mobile during BayFest, it is a must-attend event. This is Alabama’s largest music festival and offers music for all tastes such as alternative, classic rock, jazz, pop, country, rock, rap, reggae and gospel. On average, over 50,000 people scatter through the streets of downtown to enjoy the festival each year.
7. Take in Stunning Water Views
Pay a visit to the Mobile Convention Centre located in the heart of downtown Mobile to see a spectacular view of the water. The center has won many architectural awards and features river walks and outdoor terraces for visitors to take full advantage of this stunning location.
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