Big fish on the leaderboard at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo | AL.com

Dauphin Island, AL-  Rodeo organizers said there were 3,310 tickets sold this year, just shy of the Guinness record year in 2011. This year’s version of the oldest and largest fishing tournament in the nation drew competitors from all over the world and even the nation.

Source: Big fish on the leaderboard at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo | AL.com


Music, art on tap across Dauphin Island during Fishing Rodeo | WPMI

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WPMI) — Take thousands of anglers. Add dozens of artists and musicians. Then stir in as many as 75,000 spectators, and you’ve got the makings of a jam-packed Rodeo Music & Arts Festival on Dauphin Island. Set in conjunction with the 83rd annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, the Music & Arts Festival will feature four days of music performances at the fishing rodeo site and also at restaurants and businesses across the island. Events will kick off Thursday afternoon, July 14, with music at several locations, including the rodeo site, where the rodeo’s annual Liars Contest also is scheduled for 6 p.m. Fishing will get under way at 5 a.m. Friday, July 15, and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Musicians will also perform those three days at the rodeo site and at outdoor venues throughout the island town. Additionally, on Saturday more than 20 regional artists will be displaying and selling their works at local businesses. The Town of Dauphin Island will provide a free shuttle bus on Saturday to help people get from site to site. “It’s going to be a great four days,” said Mayor Jeff Collier. “Our goal in helping sponsor the Music & Arts Festival is to give people more to do when they come to see the fishing. They can move around the island and see what we have to offer.” Thursday’s music lineup includes Leland Clay, 2-6 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure Bar & Grill; Winston Ramble, 4-6 p.m., Fishing Rodeo stage; Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet, 8-10 p.m., rodeo stage; and The Modern Eldorados, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fins Bar. On Friday, featured performers will be Delta Smoke, 3-5 p.m., rodeo stage; Winston Ramble, 5-7 p.m., rodeo stage; The Wellborn Pickers, 5-30-9:30 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Brett LaGrave, 6-10 p.m., Islanders; Dylan Scott, 7-9 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; and Ryan Balthrop, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fins Bar. Saturday’s lineup will include Leland Clay, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Park; Brandon White, noon-1:30 p.m., rodeo stage; Stereo Dogs, noon-4 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Leland Clay, 1-3 p.m., Billy Goat Concessions; Delta Smoke, 1:30-3 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Eric Erdman, 3-5 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Rebecca Barry, 5-9 p.m., Fins Bar; Mulligan Brothers, 6-8 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Three Bean Soup, 6-10 p.m., Islanders Restaurant; Terry the Carpenter, 8-10 p.m., Pelican Pub; and Infant Richard and the Delta Stones, 9 p.m.-1 p.m., Fins Bar. Sunday will feature Nanafalia, noon-1:30 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Chris Wellbourne, noon-4 p.m., Islanders Restaurant; Harrison McGinnis, noon-4 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Delta Smoke, 1:30-3 p.m., fishing rodeo site; Ryan Balthrop and Friends, 3-4:45 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; and Holly Mosely and Tim Kinsey, 3-7 p.m., Fins Bar. Saturday’s roster of artists incudes Dena McKee, Jimmy Stroud, Susan Cox, Cindy Schafhirt, Sharon Johnson, Laurie Schaerer, Robert Zimlich and others. The venues at which they’ll be stationed include Lighthouse Bakery, Mack and DD’s Emporium, Treasure Trove, Chevron, Billy Goat Concessions, Fins Bar, Islanders Restaurant, Dolphin Health & Fitness and Green Park. The Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council’s gallery on Bienville Boulevard will be open Saturday and Sunday. For more information about musicians and artists, visit the Music & Arts Festival’s Facebook page and the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo’s website, which also contains information about the fishing rodeo itself. Schedules and maps will be available at the rodeo site and at participating venues. The fishing rodeo is sponsored by the Mobile Jaycees, whose promotional literature describes it as “the largest fishing tournament in the world.” Awards and prizes will total more than $1 million.

Source: Music, art on tap across Dauphin Island during Fishing Rodeo | WPMI


Dauphin Island Calendar of Events for March 2016

Calendar of Events

March 2016 Dauphin Island Events

  • March 1

  • Town Council

    7:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

    The Town Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. All meetings are open to the public and citizens, residents and visitors are encouraged to attend. If you have a question or an item to be considered by the Mayor and Council, contact the Town Clerk, Wanda Sandagger who can be reached at 251-861-5525 Ext 225.

  • March 2

  • Mobile County EMA Test Siren

    9:00 AM

    Mobile EMA will test the emergency sirens the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00am. A wailing tone that goes up and down for at least three minutes signals an emergency, while a steady tone denotes a test

  • March 5

  • 26th Annual “Colonies of the Gulf Coast”

    8:00 AM
    Ft. Gaines

  • St Jude Bike A Thon

    8:00 AM
    Dauphin Island Water & Sewer

    St. Jude Bike A Thon sponsored by Dauphin Island Water & Sewer

  • March 6

  • 26th Annual “Colonies of the Gulf Coast”

    8:00 AM
    Ft. Gaines

  • March 7

  • Agenda Meeting

    5:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

  • March 8

  • Planning Commission Meeting

    6:00 PM

  • March 9

  • Municipal Court

    4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

    The arraignment docket begins at 4:00 PM and trials at 5:00 PM.

  • March 12

  • DI Sunset Bridge Run

    8:00 AM
    DI Bridge

  • March 14

  • Agenda Meeting

    5:00 AM

  • March 15

  • Town Council

    7:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

    The Town Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. All meetings are open to the public and citizens, residents and visitors are encouraged to attend. If you have a question or an item to be considered by the Mayor and Council, contact the Town Clerk, Wanda Sandagger who can be reached at 251-861-5525 Ext 225.

  • March 19

  • Town of Dauphin Island Easter Egg Hunt

    10:00 AM
    Green Park

    Come enjoy the fun and meet the Easter Bunny

  • March 21

  • Agenda Meeting

    5:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

  • March 25

  • GOOD FRIDAY

    8:00 AM

    TOWN HALL CLOSED

  • “Last Firday Art Night”

    6:00 PM
    Art Gallery

  • March 26

  • COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT

    10:00 AM
    Cadillac Square

  • March 27

  • EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

    6:30 AM
    FT. GAINES


Catching the Mardi Gras spirit in Alabama – The Boston Globe

Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile

On Fat Tuesday, the parades always conclude with the Order of Myths, Mobile’s oldest continuously parading group, which debuted in 1868. Their emblem float is pulled by mules and always carries figures of Death and Folly racing around a broken column.

Source: Catching the Mardi Gras spirit in Alabama – The Boston Globe


Dauphin Island Mardi Gras Kicks Off this Weekend!

Get ready to catch beads, MoonPies and more as the Krewe de la Dauphin hits the streets of Dauphin Island Saturday at 1 p.m.

Source: Krewe de la Dauphine Rolls This Weekend – WPMI – LOCAL 15

Mardi Gras scenes on Dauphin Island Alabama

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Dauphin Island is holding  the first parade of the season in south Alabama.

The parade is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Alabama Gulf Coast barrier island, accessible by bridge from Interstates I-65 and I-10, in addition to the Mobile Bay Ferry, which runs from nearby Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, Alabama.

Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier says he expects to host up to 40,000 people in the island town, partly because it traditionally begins the parade season in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

 

 


 Young Anglers’ Fishing Tournament July 11

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The Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament is designed to bring families together and encourage sportsmanship. The tournament takes place on the Saturday before the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. RMYAT is for children 15 years and younger and it typically attracts more than 1500 young anglers.

The one-day event features 31 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in all categories. One Master Angler is awarded.

All participants receive a Zeigler hot dog, a Coca Cola, a Blue Bell ice cream, and a a certificate. Winners will receive Mobile Bay Bears tickets.

All proceeds benefit the Mobile Jaycees Children’s Christmas Shopping Tour.

For more information:  Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Website


Fourth of July Fireworks Information for Dauphin Island 2015

Dauphin Island, AL- . They’re calling it “Red White and Boom” this year . . . . The Mobile Pops will perform at 6 p.m., and Dauphin Island’s annual fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. at the Dauphin Island public beach and pier, next to Dauphin Island Elementary School. Parking is available at the public beach for $5 per car. No glass, fires or camping allowed on the beach.

Please remember to leave early, traffic can be heavy going onto the Island.

DAUPHIN ISLAND FIREWORKS – JULY 4th – 9 p.m.fireworks on Dauphin Island's Public Beach

 


Thursday Night is “Movie at the Beach” Night!

Movie schedule for Dauphin Island, AL
These are the movies that will be showing at the West End Beach this Summer

Dauphin Island Calendar of Events for April 2015

DI Events April 2015


Dauphin Island- Schedule of Upcoming Events »

 

 

 

 

Colonies of the Gulf Coast

March 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fort Gaines,

51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States

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25th Annual Colonies of the Gulf Coast This is a family style event and everyone is welcome. The Fort’s museum and gift shop are always open. Come and explore life on ‘Isle Dauphine’ in the 1700-1800’s as a French, British and Spanish soldier. The soldiers will go through drills and fire the cannon. Visitors can see the Fort’s authentic Blacksmith demonstrating his craft. This event is also known to have Pirates show so come down to Dauphin Island and enjoy…

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$25

Dauphin Island Sunset Bridge Run

March 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
JC Rodeo Site,

531 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States

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Dauphin Island Sunset Bridge Run Distance: Out and back certified 5K course that showcases the natural channel follow ed by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The bridge separates the Mississippi Sound on the west from Mobile Bay on the east. Participants will run/walk to the highest point of the bridge where the view is spectacular and then return to the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site. Registration: Register by mail (entries should be postmarked by February 28), in person at McCoy Outdoor…

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Free

Civil War Trust-  Park Day 2015

March 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fort Gaines,

51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States

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We need your help: Park Service Day – Fort Gaines Calling all volunteers and supporters, on March 28 the Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board will help preserve Fort Gaines by hosting a Park Service Day. Fort Gaines is an important monument to honor the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed in the American Civil War. Volunteers please per-register at the Fort’s Facebook Page or call us at 251-861-6992. Can’t come out and help, please help fund our restoration effort…

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APRIL 2015

Free

Easter Sunrise Service

April 5 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Fort Gaines,

51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States

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Community Easter Sunrise Service The Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 6:30 a.m. on the Great Lawn within the walls of Fort Gaines and it is open to everyone in the community. Free admission will be given to guests from 6 to 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Those would attending are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blanket. Please share your beautiful sunrise pictures with us on Facebook.

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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Discovery Day

April 11 @ 10:00 am
Dauphin Island Sea Lab & Estuarium,

101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States

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The Dauphin Island Sea Lab invites you to a day of discovery. Explore and learn about the ecosystem and wildlife here on the gulf coast.

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Alabama Ornithological Society

April 17 – 19
Dauphin Island Shebly Center,

101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States

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Alabama Ornithological Society’s spring and fall meetings are held on Dauphin Island, considered by many to be one of the top ten birding spots in the United States. This AOS event provides an exciting environment in which to advance one’s knowledge and enjoyment of ornithology.

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