The Beach is Calling!

 

The Gulf Coast has several events going on this month that may interest you! So pull out your calendar and start planning your vacation in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL.

23Rd Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show

Saturday, February 28th from 10 am to 4 pm join in on the fun at the Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car show. This festival is a major fundraiser to support local sports-related activities such as softball and T-ball. All proceeds raised will be used to purchase uniforms, equipment and so forth. The festival will have delicious food, arts & craft vendors, a silent auction, car show and a kids zone to keep the little ones entertained.

41st Festival of Art

Who is ready to enjoy a weekend filled with fine arts and crafts? The Orange Beach Festival of Art is held on the second weekend of March every year. This event will include visual arts, fine arts and crafts, glass artists, potters, painters and more! Talk about options, The Orange Beach Festival of Art has it all. There will also be a children’s art alley so the kids do not miss out on all the fun.

Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

Have you ever seen the largest in-water display of any boat show? Well now can be your chance! The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show are known to offer the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. But that is not all. The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show allow prospective buyers to test drive the boats before buying! Yes, I said it. You can test drive these luxury yachts and boats. There will even be the latest marine electronics, fishing tackle, marine engines and outdoor equipment on display for all to view.

The Original German Sausage Festival

Who is ready to taste the BEST German Sausage ever made?! The Elberta Fire Department is known to grill up a delicious German Sausage. You can try one yourself at The Original German Sausage Festival help March 28th from 8 am to 5 pm in Elberta. There will also be arts and crafts, live music, carnival rides, baked goods and more!

We, at Anchor Vacations, would be glad to help you start planning your spring vacation. So go ahead and get your phone ready so one of our friendly, professional reservationist can assist you!

You owe it to yourself to enjoy a couple of days or even a week soaking up the sun at the beach.

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Anchor Vacations Invites YOU to spend Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast!

Join us for a month long celebration you will never forget! Mardi Gras is a great time to come to the Gulf Coast so you can experience the beautiful white-sand beaches and clear waters without the spring and summer rush. Plus, you will get to join in on the excitement at the Mardi Gras parades!

If you have not booked your accommodations but would like to see what we have to offer please visit our website or call our office at 800-334-5107 and one of our friendly, professional reservationists will be happy to help you.

For interesting facts about Mardi Gras please visit www.themobilemask.com.

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Beads, Beads & More Beads!! Yes, it’s that time again…

 

Here it is, the 2015 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for south Alabama!

Saturday, January 17th
1 PM: Krewe de la Dauphine (Dauphin Island)

Friday, January 30th
6:30 PM: Conde Cavaliers (Mobile, Route A)

Saturday, January 31st
2 PM: Order of the Rolling River (DIP)
2:30 PM: Bayport Parading Society (Mobile, Route A)
6: 30 PM: Pharaohs, Order of Hebe, Conde Explorers (Mobile, Route A)

Sunday, February 1st (Super Bowl)
2 PM: Krewe de la Heron Lakes <kids> (Heron Lakes Circle)

Wednesday, February 4th
12:30 PM: Mystics of Ashland Place <kids> (Lanier Avenue)

Thursday, February 5th
6:30 PM: Order of Polka Dots (Mobile, Route A)

Friday, February 6th
6:30 PM: Order of Inca (Mobile, Route A)
6:45 PM: Apollo’s Mystic Ladies (Daphne)

Saturday, February 7th
10 AM: Hickory Ridge Kids Krewe <kids> (Timberly Circle)
2 PM: Mobile Mystics, Mobile Mystical Revelers (Mobile, Route A)
6:30 PM: Maids of Mirth, Butterfly Maidens, Krewe of Marry Mates (Mobile, Route A)
6:45 PM: Knights of Ecor Rouge (Fairhope)

Sunday, February 8th
2 PM: Mystics of Children <kids> (Rosswood Drive)
6: 30 PM: Neptune’s Daughters, OOI (Mobile, Route A)

Monday, February 9th
6:30 PM: Order of Venus (Mobile, Route A)

Tuesday, February 10th
6:30 PM: Order of LaShe’s (Mobile, Route A)

Thursday, February 12th
1 PM: Order of Impalas <kids> (St. Ignatius Catholic School)
6:30 PM: Mystic Stripers Society (Mobile, Route A)

Friday, February 13th
6:30 PM: Crewe of Columbus (Mobile, Route A)
6:30 PM: Mystical Order of Mirams (Orange Beach)
6:45 PM: Maids of Jubilee (Fairhope)

Saturday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day)
11 AM: Foley Parade (Foley)
11 AM: Krewe of Kids <kids> (Krewe of Goats, Prichard route)
Noon: Floral Parade, Knights of Mobile, Mobile Cadets, Mobile Mystical Ladies, Order of Angels (Mobile, Route A)
Noon: Krewe of Goats Parade (Prichard)
Noon: Mystick Revelers (Bay Minette)
2 PM: Krewe of Mullet Mates (Mullet Point)
5:30 PM: Mystics of Pleasure (Orange Beach)
6 PM: Mystics of Time (Mobile, Route A)
6:45 PM: Shadow Barons (Daphne)

Sunday, February 15th
2:29 PM: Loyal Order of the Firetruck (Daphne)
2:30 PM: Joe Cain Procession (Mobile, Route A)
5 PM: Le Krewe de Bienville (Mobile, Route A)

Monday, February 16th (Lundi Gras)
Noon: King Felix III, Floral Parade (Mobile, Route A)
1 PM: Prichard Mardi Gras Association Parade (Prichard)
3 PM: MLK Business and Civic Organization, MLK Monday Mystics, Northside Merchants (Mobile, Route D)
6: 45 PM: Order of Mystic Magnolias (Fairhope)
7 PM: Infant Mystics, Order of Doves (Mobile, Route F)

Tuesday, February 17th (Fat Tuesday)
10 AM: Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Association (Gulf Shores)
10:30 AM: Order of Athena (Mobile, Route A)
12:30 PM: Knights of Revelry, King Felix III, Comic Cowboys (Mobile, Route A)
2 PM: Orange Beach Parade (Orange Beach)
2 PM: MAMGA Mammoth Parade (Mobile, Route B)
6 PM: Order of Myths (Mobile, Route C)

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Entertainment Series 2015 presents: Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters with Danny & The Juniors

Dates & Times
Jan 20, 2015 7:00 PM
Location

Erie Meyer Civic Center
Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Admission
Tickets: $35.00
Event Info
Jump back to the fifties and sixties when songs held meaning, music had rhythm and the singers produced the greatest harmony on earth. Take a stroll down memory lane with Bobby Hendricks Drifters as they play “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Under The Boardwalk” and “This Magic Moment,” and relive the excitement of your youth while listening to Danny and The Juniors perform “At The Hop,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” and more.

Contact Us
PHONE: 251-968-1174
WEBSITE: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/index.aspx?NID=344

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Winter Camellia and Cold Hardy Annual Displays

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582
Event Info
Dates: January 1 – February 28, 2015
See Bellingrath’s famed Camellias and an interesting winter garden filled with the blooms of ornamental kale, mustard and cabbages, pansies and violas, primrose, cyclamen, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.

Contact Us
PHONE: 251-973-2217
WEBSITE: http://www.bellingrath.org

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Entertainment Series 2015 presents: The Diamonds

Dates & Times
Feb 2, 2015 7:00 PM
Other Dates: 2/3/2015

Location

Erie Meyer Civic Center
Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Admission
Tickets: $35.00
Event Info
In 1957, The Diamonds released an instant million-selling hit called “Little Darlin’.” This song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll”. Relive this hit and their other memorable chart-topping classics like “The Stroll,” “Silhouettes,” and “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” when The Diamonds make their long-awaited return to Gulf Shores. With impeccable tight vocal harmonies, snappy choreography, and remarkable musicianship, The Diamonds entertaining stage show is a non-stop nostalgic trip.

Contact Us

PHONE: 251-968-1174
WEBSITE: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/index.aspx?NID=344

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23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO

Dates & Times
Feb 5, 2015 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location

Caribe The Resort, 28103 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Event Info
Seniors can learn more about Alabama’s varied communities and attractions as well as things to do here in South Baldwin County at the 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO scheduled on Thursday, February 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Caribe The Resort, which overlooks Perdido Pass in Orange Beach.
AL Lifestyles EXPO is a free public event. Covered onsite parking is plentiful and attendees can drop passengers off at any one of the three exhibit hall entrances. In addition to door prizes and numerous giveaways, $100 will be awarded at 2 p.m., and you need not be present to win.
The event attracts Snowbird visitors and locals who wish to learn more about what Alabama has to offer in a spacious and beautiful setting. The emphasis is on the great amenities available in South Baldwin County. The event regularly draws more than 4,000 visitors.
Exhibitors represent companies that provide products and services that improve your quality of life and make trips to the Gulf Coast more enjoyable. The EXPO is most popular with Snowbirds, but it offers something of interest for all ages. More than 80 exhibitors will provide upbeat information and promote healthy living and quality of life programs geared mostly for people over 50.
The extensive range of services and information offered includes free health screenings, sampling from restaurants and hands-on exhibits of all kinds. Food and drink are available at the Cobalt Restaurant, located next to Caribe Resort.
The Alabama Lifestyles Retirement EXPO is sponsored by the Alabama Advantage for Relocation, Caribe The Resort, the City of Orange Beach and the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.
For exhibitor info, call Bill Meadows at 205-222-2862, email info@AlabamaAdvantage.com or visit AlabamaAdvantage.com.

Contact Us
PHONE: 251-968-6904
WEBSITE: http://www.AlabamaAdvantage.com

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Entertainment Series 2015 presents: Manilow, Joel & The Beatles: …

Dates & Times
Feb 9, 2015 7:00 PM
Other Dates: 2/10/2015

Location

Erie Meyer Civic Center
Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Admission
Tickets: $35.00
Event Info
Pianist and Vocalist Brian Gurl is a creative force, offering provocative arrangements of such Beatles classics as “Eleanor Rigby,” “And I Love Her,” “Can’t Buy Me Love” and others that will turn anyone into a Beatles fan. His expressive renditions of both Barry Manilow hits and Billy Joel favorites make for a gourmet blend of the melodic and pop rock styles. Add Brian’s jazz, classical and theatrical influences and you have a riveting and transformative production.

Contact Us

PHONE: 251-968-1174

WEBSITE: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/index.aspx?NID=344

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LuLu’s 3rd Annual Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball

Dates & Times
Feb 11, 2015
Location

LuLu’s, 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Event Info
Come join us for our 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Ball. Dubbed Krewe De Lu Roux’s Mardi Gras Ball, you will be sure to enjoy a night filled with hot music, great food and beverage. It is never Mardi Gras here at LuLu’s without a great performance. We are bringing back The Tip Tops! Tickets will be on sale early December 2014! Tickets include buffet dinner, open bar, and all entertainment. Tell your friends, it will be a night to remember. Who??? Krew De Lu Roux, that’s who!!! (this is a 21 and older event)

For more information, call (251) 967-5858 or in our online store!

Contact Us

PHONE: 251-967-LULU (5858)
WEBSITE: http://www.lulubuffett.com

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2015 Sweetheart 5k and 1/2 Marathon

Dates & Times
Feb 14, 2015
Location

The Hangout
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Event Info
Grab your running shoes and join in the fun at the 13th Annual Sweetheart Run. Whether your a seasoned runner or just looking to fulfill you New Year’s resolution to be more active, this event has something for everyone! Register in advance online at active.com or at The Hangout on Friday February 13, 2015 4pm-7pm or Saturday February 14, 2015 at 7am. Boogie on down at the post race party at The Hangout with food, drinks, live music and awards ceremony.
Three races to choose from: Sea Turtle 1/2 Marathon, 7:30am, Sweetheart Run, 1 mile fun run, 8:30am and 5K walk/run, 9am

Contact Us
PHONE: 205-966-4366
WEBSITE: http://www.lafleetfeet.com

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