Is something in the air? Unusual chances are popping up the first weekend in May. How commonly do colorful hot-air balloons fly over Foley? When was the last time you ran through the tunnel? Have you ever taken your canine to Bellingrath? ReadKeep reading to find out more ideas for more things you don’t desire to miss around Mobile this weekend.
Complete of hot air. The annual Gulf Coastline Hot Air Balloon Festival takes placeoccurs Friday, May 1, from 2 pm to 10 pm, and Saturday, Might 2, from 6 am to 10 pm, at the celebration grounds a half-mile west of downtown Foley on US 98. Amenities include a carnival with rides for grownups and children; tethered hot air balloon trips; arts and crafts; and live music by acts consisting of Sugarcane Jane, The Chee Weez, JERI, Rhythm Intervention and Escalade. For complete info, check out southbaldwinchamber.com.
Dig it. The Lions Club of Mobile One-track mind 5K run/walk takes locationhappens Saturday, May 2, from 8 am to 11 am The event starts at Mobile Government Plaza and ends at Ralph and Kacoos (previously Laps) on the Causeway, where there will be an awards celebration. Proceeds will certainly benefit the Lions Clubs sight programs. This is the nations only 5K that goes under and over water. Shuttle bus will certainly be running from Battleship Park to Government Street. Sign up attunnelvisionrun.org/or in the morning of the race from 7 am
Canine day. Bellingrath Gardens and House invites runners, walkers and their furry buddies to a fun occasion for a great cause: The Wiggle Waggle Dog Day on Saturday, May 2, to benefit the Animal Rescue Structure. All runners and walkers who register for the Wiggle Waggle race occasions, a 5K and a 1-mile walk/run, will certainly get totally free admission to the Gardens for the day, and their family members and good friends will certainly get a HALF admission discount rate. The Wiggle Waggle 5K run (for people only) starts at 8 am The 1-mile Wiggle Waggle Stroll, for canines and their owners, will start at 9 am ARF rescue pet dogs will be on hand at the occasion, and walkers are welcomed to lease a rescue pet dog for the Wiggle Waggle Walk in exchange for a $10 contribution to ARF. To learnTo get more information or to sign up, go to bellingrath.org.
Wild, wild life. Bring your household to the 500-acre Environmental Researches Center on Saturday, Might 2, from 10 am to 3 pm the spring Open Home. Delight in a day of walking trails, native wildlife exhibits, animal presentations, planetarium shows, food and fun. Admission is free, however all earnings from concessions and all donations go to wildlife care. The center is situated at 6101 Girby Road. For more infoFor more details, call -LRB-251-RRB-Â 221-5000 or check out mcpsesc.com/.
Movie night. The Village of Spring Hills Screen on the Green series continues Saturday, May 2, with Huge Hero 6 on Dorn Field at Spring Hillside College. Dr. Gees Magic and Balloons will certainly amuse the crowd from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, when the motion picture begins. Pizza Hut will certainly offer pizza and beverages, and Bama Brickhouse Dogs will certainly sell popcorn. For more details, go to thevillageofspringhill.com/.
Bye, bontemps. The Art and Design of Mardi Gras exhibit at Mobile Museum of Art is closing on Sunday, May 3, with a finale celebration from 1 pm to 5 pm Take one last looktake a look at the exhibit, satisfy Mardi Gras royalty worn their Carnival finery, take pleasure in gallery talks, get your picture wearing the MMofA Moon Pie train, see the Mardi Gras 2015 video by Steve Joynt and indulge in a mock Mardi Gras toss from the museums terrace. Also on hand will certainly be a truck band and food trucks. A beading activity, mask making and theatrics for children will certainly take locationhappen in the Education Wing, and outfits rate. For more informationTo find out more, visitmobilemuseumofart.com.
Nail a snail. On Sunday, May 3, Mobile Baykeeper and the Mobile County Health Department will host Creek Fest 2015 litter cleaning and apple snail roundup at Tricentennial Park from 2 pm to 4 pm An eight-mile stretch of the lower 3 Mile Creek Watershed, from Langan Municipal Lake to the mouth near the Mobile River ship channel has been plagued with the non-native apple snail. The snails can remove native greenery from a body of water and recreate at alarming rates. Trash kits (bags and gloves) will be offered. For more infoTo find out more, visit mobilebaykeeper.org/.