Dauphin Island Events

Spring Event Schedule (03/01/18)

March 3 - St. Jude Bike-A-Thon - DI Water & Sewer.
Our youngest citizens will be taking to the streets on Saturday, March 3 for some friendly competition while raising money for a very good cause. The annual St. Jude Bike-A-Thon will be headquartered at the DI Water & Sewer Office on Alabama Street and registration begins at 8am with the bike-a-thon starting at 8:30am and continuing until noon. As always, motorist are encouraged to drive with caution in this area or take an alternate route during the event.

DIPD-To Host “Safety Tips for Kids” Program following Bike-A-Thon
Island Youths (age 5-16) are invited and encouraged to attend Free Safety Program (following the St. Jude Bike-A-Thon) on Saturday, March 3 at noon at Town Hall. In addition, The Delta Bike Project (Mobile’s Community Bike Shop) and the Trek Bicycle Store will be on hand prior to the start of the Bike-A-Thon (approx. 7:30-8am) at the Water & Sewer Office to offer courtesy bike adjustments.

March 24 - Town Easter Egg Hunt-Green Park - Easter is just around the corner and island youngsters will have two opportunities to participate in Easter Egg Hunts again this year. The Town sponsored hunt will be held at Green Park on Saturday, March 24 at 10am and kids are encouraged to bring their favorite basket or sand bucket to fill with colorful eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for memorial photo ops for the entire family! A second Community Egg Hunt will be held at Cadillac Square at 10am on the following Saturday, (March 31) as well.

DIVA Chili-Cook Off
-The DI Veterans Assoc. (DIVA) will be holding a benefit fund raiser at the 2018 DIVA Chili-Cook-Off at noon on Saturday, March 24 (rain date: March31) and all are welcome to attend. Registration forms for Teams are available at the Pelican Pub; $20 Team registration fee ($15 if paid ny March1). Maximum of three members per team. Tasting will start at noon. A $5 donation for each taster is requested. Funds collected will be used to support DIVA projects. Contact Pelican Pub at 861-7180 for more info.

March 31 - Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Cadillac Square at 10am come and join in on the fun.

April 1 - Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Gaines. Join us at 6:30am for the annual community Easter Sunrise Service and worship with all the Island Churches as the sun rises over the walls of Fort Gaines.

April 7 - Discover the wonders of coastal Alabama during Discovery Day Saturday, April 7 at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Get up close to fish, sharks, and rays. Learn more about your coastal environment. Meet our researchers and learn about their work. Take a tour of laboratories and step aboard the Research Vessel Alabama Discovery. Visit www.disl.org for more details.

- Mobile Pops Concert – The sounds of the Mobile Pops fill the air the Saturday April 7th for this annual FREE concert that takes place at Water Tower Plaza at 6pm.

April 13 - 3RD Annual Leap Year Weird Beer Fundraiser at Waves, 1600 Bienville Blvd. The 3rd Annual Leap Year Weird Beer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be held at Waves DI on Friday, April 13 from 7pm-10-pm and you are invited to join in on the “madness” while raising money for a great cause. This year’s theme is Leap Year Weird Beer: Friday the 13th Edition and attendees can enjoy craft beer, live music, food donated by Dauphin Island restaurants and prize drawings. The event is organized by Team Spadefish Fighting Cancer and their mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. A $5 donation is suggested (but not required) at the door.

April 14 - Spring Plant Sale & Give Away Green Park (beside Ship and Shore)
The Town of Dauphin Island is sponsoring a Spring Plant Sale & Give-a-way on Saturday, April 14 from 9am-noon on town right-of-way in front of Green Park. In addition, to multiple vendors on site offering a broad spectrum of plants, trees, shrubs and more, the town will be handing out a variety of items FREE (while supplies last) to Dauphin Island property owners.

April 15 – DI Elementary Motorcycle Show - Rev up those engines and head on down the highway to the 22nd Annual Motorcycle Show on Sunday, April 15 (rain date April 29) at the parking lot across from Waves. Serving as the single largest annual fundraiser for DI Elementary, this popular show lets you get up close and personal with a variety of vintage and classic motorcycles while enjoying delicious food & beverage items served fresh on site. In addition to supporting the cause through attendance, you can also make cash or raffle item donations and contribute food & beverage items to be sold.

April 21 - St. Francis Arts & Crafts Festival – The longest running art event on the Island, see the arts and crafts of over 50 local and regional artists. Enjoy fine food and lots of fun that takes over the grounds of St. Francis Church and Key Street the third Saturday of April.

- Gumbo Cook-Off at Rodeo Site - The 9th Annual Gumbo Festival, sponsored by the DI Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, April 21 and will be held this year at the rodeo site from 11am-2pm. Come hungry and sample your way around the venue as teams compete for top honors in this annual event. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go to support our own volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad! Musical entertainment will be provided by the Modern Eldorado’s.

April 28 - Dauphin Island Sailboat Regatta – The 60th Annual Sailboat Regatta sets sail in April and is co-hosted by the Fairhope and Buccaneer Yachts Clubs. Watch the colorful sails float through Mobile Bay toward the Island at this annual event.

April 29 - Jazz at the Fort – The Town of Dauphin Island is pleased to announce the first of seven 2018 Sunset Concerts will be held at historic Fort Gaines on Sunday, April 29 and the season kicks off with two musical groups! Taking the stage at 1pm is The Jazz Studio while Swing keeps music flowing beginning at 5:45pm. The regular price of admission to Fort Gaines includes the 1pm show with the $5 fee (age 13 & up) applying to the evening performance only. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray (just in case). The six remaining Sunset Concerts will be held on May 27, June 24, July 29, August 12, September 2 and October 14 with bands and locations to be announced as dates near.

Christmas Parade (12/2/17)

Santa is coming to the Island! The Parade begins at Cadillac Square and rolls west on Bienville Blvd to the Dauphin Island Elementary School. The fun starts at 10am!

WWII Living History at Fort Gaines (11/18/17)

Experience a day in the life of a WWII soldier as they preform drills, demonstrate authentic camping, and more.

Veterans Day Ceremony (11/11/17)

The annual salute to our Veterans will be held Saturday, 11am at Water Tower Plaza.

Trick or Treat at Green Park (10/31/17)

Family fun for all at Green Park (by Ship & Shore) from 5:30 - 8:30. Lots of candy & treats for all the little ghosts and goblins!

Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride (10/27/17)

Halloween fun for ages 18 and over! Gather at Green Park on Friday October 27th at 5pm for the spooky ride that includes Fort Gaines, the Goat Trees, Key Street Cemetary and Shell Mounds. Riders return to Green Park around 7pm to enjoy music by the the Captain Jerry Band. Entry fee $5 per person and supports ARF.

Tri the Gulf 2nd Annual Triathlon (10/21/17)

The Mobile Bar Foundation is hosting its 2nd Annual Tri the Gulf Triathlon here on the island on Saturday, October 21. The event will be based at the Isle Dauphine complex with the swim portion of the race starting promptly at 7am. From there, participants will complete a 16.7 mile long bike ride and finish with a 3.25 mile run. The entire triathlon should be completed no later than 10am but during the three hour race numerous roads and the DI Bridge will experience partial closures and traffic delays to ensure safety. Police and volunteers will be stationed throughout the course to assist with traffic flow including escorted (one way) traffic on the bridge. Other streets that will be impacted include Orleans Drive, Bienville Boulevard, LeMoyne Drive, Hernando, Iberville and Indian. Please avoid these areas during the hours of 7am-10am And plan your travels accordingly. If you would like to serve as a volunteer and get up close to the action, check out the race website or contact Brandy Hambright (251) 438-2700 brandyhambright@gmail.com to fill out a volunteer registration form.

Last Friday Art Night (9/29/17)

Last Friday Art Night will take place from 6-9pm at the Dauphin Island Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd. View the works of local artists, enjoy local history, music and art demonstrations. Food and drinks available. A $5 donation is requested to help cover expenses. Everyone is welcome, come and enjoy the fellowship of Island residents and visitors. You can also shop for local art and browse the Heritage Gallery.

Plant Sale & ½ Price Admission to the Estuarium (9/23/17)

Plant Sale & ½ Price Admission to the Estuarium - The Dauphin Island Sea Lab will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 23 with half price admission to the Estuarium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nationwide, Restore America’s Estuaries partners with organizations like the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the National Estuary Program to shine a spotlight on the importance of our estuaries. Estuaries, like Mobile Bay, are where freshwater meets saltwater. Our estuaries are economically and environmentally important, because they serve as a nursery habitat for many commercially and recreationally important fish and shellfish, such as oysters, shrimp and red snapper. It is important for us to be good stewards and protect this vital part of our community. Along with the self-guided tour of the Estuarium, Discovery Hall Programs will have displays for you to learn about the animals living in our estuary, the dangers they face, and how you can protect their habitat. While you’re there, check out the Town-sponsored Fall Plant Sale and Give-Away that will be held in the parking lot across from the Estuarium. Multiple vendors will be on site offering a variety of plants for sale. Dauphin Island property owners will want to visit the Town’s booth to receive an assortment of free trees, plants, sea oats and more! The plant sale will run from 9am to noon.

Alabama Coastal Clean Up (9/16/17)

The Alabama Coastal Clean-Up will reach a milestone this year on September 16 when hundreds of volunteers gather for the event’s 30th anniversary to once again “Get The Trash Out of the Splash”! Over the past 29 years more than 87,000 volunteers scoured 5,400 miles of coastline and removed nearly 1.6 million pounds of debris! Let’s all do our part to keep our coastlines and waterways clean! To participate, volunteers are asked to gather at Cadillac Square on the east end by 8am Saturday morning.

2nd Annual Massacre Island at Fort Gaines (9/16/17 & 9/17/17)

On Saturday & Sunday at Fort Gaines on the Island’s eastern tip the 2nd Annual Massacre Island will showcase life and times of the early 1700’s when pirates stormed Mobile Bay and attacked Dauphin Island. Upon discovery of huge piles of human skeletons, the island was given the name “massacre Island, by Pierre Lemoyne shortly after his forces came ashore. Come see the Pirates as they pillage Isle Dauphine and fight Spanish and British Galleons. You may even find some treasures of your own! Always fun for the entire family. The fun starts each day at 9am.

Nim's Island & Happy Feet August Family Movie (August 3 & August 4, 2017)

Thursday August 3 & Friday August 4 - Outdoor Family Movie Nights at the Town West End Beach (located at the Western end of Bienville Blvd). Enjoy “Nim’s Island” on Thursday and “Happy Feet 1” on Friday. Movies start at dusk (around 8pm). Bring your own folding chairs or beach towels for seating (please do not take comforters or blankets from your rental property) and bug spray, just in case. Admission is free, but please no pets, grills or glass allowed; movie showings are weather dependent.

Rio on the Big Screen Special Saturday Movie Night (7/29/17)

Saturday Outdoor Family Movie Night at the Town West End Beach (located at the Western end of Bienville Blvd). Enjoy “RIO” Saturday evening, movies start at dusk (around 8pm). Bring your own folding chairs or beach towels for seating (please do not take comforters or blankets from your rental property) and bug spray, just in case. Admission is free, but please no pets, grills or glass allowed; movie showings are weather dependent.

July Last Friday Art Night (July 28, 2017)

Last Friday Art Night - 6-9pm at the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council. The event will be held at the Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd from 6-8pm. View the works of local artists, enjoy local history, music and art demonstrations. Food and drinks available. A $5 donation is requested to help cover expenses. Everyone is welcome, come and enjoy the fellowship of Island residents and visitors.

See Storks and Up at Family Movie Nights (7/27/17)

Thursday July 27 & Friday July 28 - Outdoor Family Movie Nights at the Town West End Beach (located at the Western end of Bienville Blvd). Enjoy “Storks” on Thursday and “Up” on Friday. Movies start at dusk (around 8pm). Bring your own folding chairs or beach towels for seating (please do not take comforters or blankets from your rental property) and bug spray, just in case. Admission is free, but please no pets, grills or glass allowed; movie showings are weather dependent.

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Music Festival (July 20-23, 2017)

Thursday July 20 – Sunday July 23, 2017 – Rodeo Music Festival enjoy FREE live music all weekend at the ADSFR site located at 531 Lemoyne Dr and at other local businesses.
Band schedule (times/appearances may be subject to change)
Saturday:
Rodeo Site: Yeah, Probably 1-2:45pm, Eric “Birdman” Erdman 3-4:45pm, & Mulligan Brothers 5-7pm
Dority’s Bar & Grill: Modern Eldorados 9pm
Islander’s Restaurant: Keith “The Mailman” Burns 6pm
Pirate’s Bar & Grill: Mario Mena noon & Ryan Balthrop 6pm

Sunday:
Rodeo Site: Prime Country 12:30-2:30pm & Rolling in the Hay 3-4:30pm
Dority’s Bar & Grill: Emily Stucky & Gabe Willis 3pm
Pirate’s Bar & Grill: Bruce Smelley noon & Leland Clay 5pm


2017 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (July 21- 23, 2017)

Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23, 2017 – The 84th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo officially begins at 5am with the traditional cannon blast. The World’s Largest Fishing Tournament continues through 5pm Sunday. The weigh station at the ADSFR site will be open Friday & Saturday from 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. The catch will be available for public viewing as fish of all varieties and sizes are brought in to be cataloged and weighed. Prizes for anglers total over 1 million in value! In addition to the fun of fishing, the ADSFR provides area marine biologists and staff from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab a chance to study fish populations, sizes and rare species.

Family Movie Nights July 20 & July 21 (7/20/17)

Thursday July 20 & Friday July 21 - Outdoor Family Movie Nights at the Town West End Beach (located at the Western end of Bienville Blvd). Enjoy “Middle School” on Thursday and “Finding Dory” on Friday. Movies start at dusk (around 8pm). Bring your own folding chairs or beach towels for seating (please do not take comforters or blankets from your rental property) and bug spray, just in case. Admission is free, but please no pets, grills or glass allowed; movie showings are weather dependent.

Want to Hear a Fish Tale? (7/20/17)

It’s time for the Liars’ Contest! Come out to the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) site at 531 Lemoyne Ave at 6pm to hear the biggest fish tales you’ve ever heard. The best liar wins!

Young Angers Tournament (July 15, 2017)

Saturday July 15 - It’s the kids turn to reel in the big catch at the 53rd Annual Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament. The tournament starts this Saturday at 5 a.m. and will last until 5 p.m. The weigh station will open at 9 a.m. at the ADSFR site at 531 Lemoyne Dr. Children must be 15-years-old or younger to participate and tickets cost $3 per angler, which you can buy at local tackle shops and also at the tournament. Island visitors are encouraged to come on down to the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site to view the catch as fish of every size and shape are brought in by our young anglers for weighing.

Zootopia & Angry Birds at Family Movie Nights (7/13/17)

Thursday July 13 & Friday July 14 - Outdoor Family Movie Nights at the Town West End Beach (located at the Western end of Bienville Blvd). Enjoy “Zootopia” on Thursday and “Angry Birds” on Friday. Movies start at dusk (around 8pm). Bring your own folding chairs or beach towels for seating (please do not take comforters or blankets from your rental property) and bug spray, just in case. Admission is free, but please no pets, grills or glass allowed; movie showings are weather dependent.

Family Movie Nights July 6 & July 7 (7/6/17)

Thursday July 6 & Friday July 7 - Outdoor Family Movie Nights at the Town West End Beach (located at the Western end of Bienville Blvd). Enjoy “Trolls” on Thursday and “Frozen” on Friday. Movies start at dusk (around 8pm). Bring your own folding chairs or beach towels for seating (please do not take comforters or blankets from your rental property) and bug spray, just in case. Admission is free, but please no pets, grills or glass allowed; movie showings are weather dependent.

July 4th Fireworks (7/4/17)

The Town fireworks display will light up the Island sky at 9pm for the annual 20 minute show. The show will be launched from the Public beach near the Dauphin Island Elementary School. For guests residing on the east and west ends of the Island, the fireworks are typically visible from the Gulf Beach shoreline. Expect heavier than usual traffic to/from and on the Island for the July 4th holiday as Island residents and citizens from the mainland come to enjoy the show.

Memorial Fireworks Show! (May 28, 2017)

The Town of Dauphin Island will kick of Summer and celebrate the Memorial holiday with a Fireworks display at 9pm Sunday May 28th from the Public Beach. The display should be visible along the Island Gulf beachfront.

Summer FREE Movie Schedule Announced (Summer 2017)

The FREE Family Movie Night schedule for 2017 has been announced and is as follows:
May 26 - Dolphin Tale 2
June 1 - Sing
June 2 - Ice Age
June 8 - The Secret Life of Pets
June 15 - Moana
June 16 - Cars 2
June 22 - Rio
June 23 - Finding Nemo
June 29 & 30 - JAWS!
July 6 - Trolls
July 7 - Frozen
July 13 - Zootopia
July 14 - Angry Birds
July 20 - Middle School
July 21 - Finding Dory
July 27 - Storks
July 28 - Up
August 3 -Nim's Island
August 4 -Happy Feet 1
August 11-Soul Surfer
August 18-Happy Feet 2
August 25-ET
Sept 1 - The Secret Life of Pet's

Movies begin at dusk (weather permitting) on the West End Beach at the end of Bienville Blvd. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs or beach blankets and bug spray. No glass, pets or grills are allowed.

Summer Sunset Concerts Return (Sunday May 28, 2017)

Come join the fun at the West End Beach and listen to Lisa Mills preform at 6pm. Admission is $5.00 per person (age 13 & over) and all proceeds will go to the support the restoration and preservation of the historic Little Red School House. The first FREE Family Movie Night kicks off the summer with "Dolphin Tale 2" beginning at dusk on the West End Beach at the end of Bienville Blvd.

West End Beach Free Movie Night (Friday May 26, 2017)

The first FREE Family Movie Night kicks off the summer with "Dolphin Tale 2" beginning at dusk on the West End Beach at the end of Bienville Blvd. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets and bug spray. No glass, pets or grills are allowed.

Annual Sunset Cruise Car Show (May 20, 2017)

See the classic cars cruising the Island on Saturday May 20th. The 4th annual car show is based at Green Park (by Ship & Shore) and will have dozens of classic and vintage vehicles on display from from 9am to 4pm. A swap meet, car poker run and raffle are also part of the fun!

Gumbo! (April 29, 2017)

Gumbo Cook-off and tasting will be held on April 29th. Prirates Bar & Grill and Fin's Bar will serve as this year's host sites. Join the fun at these locations from 11am -2pm. Tickets are $10 per person and allow you to taste and enjoy all the wonderful Gumbo. Proceeds from the event will go to support the community basketball court and after school activities at Dauphin Island Elementary School.

15th Annual St. Francis Arts & Crafts Festival (April 29, 2017)

Featuring over 50 local and regional artists, the Annual St Francis Episcopal Church Arts & Crafts Fair has something for everyone. Take it all in from 9am to 4pm, browse the art works and crafts for sale, and sample delicious baked goods, homemade gumbo and Wimberly’s Famous Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Proceeds from the event support a variety of local charities. The event takes place along Key Street. (Remember streets on the Island are in alphabetical order so just head East or West on Bienville Blvd accordingly and you can’t miss it.)

The 59th Annual Dauphin Island Sailboat Regatta (April 29, 2017)

The 59th Annual Dauphin Island Sailboat Regatta sets sail. Often called the largest single-day point-to-point race in the United States, the 59th Annual Dauphin Island Race will be held April 29, 2017 on Mobile Bay. Island visitors will see the sailboats streaming across the bay and under the bridge from mid-morning to mid-afternoon as they gather post-race at the Dauphin Island Fishing Rodeo site on LeMoyne Drive.

Last Friday Art Night (April 28, 2017)

Last Friday Art Night with the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council. The event will be held at the Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd from 6-8pm. View the works of local artists, enjoy local history, music and art demonstrations. Food and drinks available. A $5 donation is requested to help cover expenses. Everyone is welcome, come and enjoy the fellowship of Island residents and visitors.

Dauphin Island Elementary School Motorcycle Show (April 23, 2017)

This annual fundraising event kicks off at 10:30am. Come help the Island’s Little Red Schoolhouse, view some great motorcycles, enjoy food and games. The school is located at 1501 Bienville Blvd, beside the public beach.

Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Gaines (April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday)

The Island’s beautiful multi-denominational service begins at 6:30am as the sun rises over the walls of the Civil War Fort. All are welcome, bring your own seating (even a beach towel will do), and come worship Island style.

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Cadillac Square (April 15, 2017)

Join the fun the Island’s second egg hunt of the season at Cadillac Square (601 Bienville Blvd). Everyone is welcome to this community event that begins at 10am. Here’s a tip to our visitors who may have left their Easter baskets at home – sand buckets work great for gathering these goodies.

Mobile Pops Concert (April 8, 2017)

Mobile Pops Concert will take place at Water Tower Plaza at 6pm. The concert is free and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and bug spray and join this popular event.

DI Veterans Association Annual Chili Cook-Off (April 8, 2017)

DI Veterans Association Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held at the Pelican Pub with tasting starting at noon. A donation of $5 per person is requested. Proceeds are devoted to DI Veterans Association projects like the proposed community basketball court. If needed a rain date has been set for April 15.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab & Estuarium Discovery Day (April 8, 2017)

is the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's open house for the public. Once a year, the public is given a tour of the research facilities to learn about our coastal environment and the research they are working on. Visitors will learn about the coastal ecosystem we live in and why it's important to conserve our precious and unique environment. The research vessel Alabama Discovery will also be available for tours. Discovery Day focuses on giving a hands-on experience to learning about our coastal environment. Exhibits include and are not limited to touch tables, marine-themed games, and arts and crafts. Smokey the Bear, the Azalea Trail Maids and a number of community agencies will also take part. Discovery Day is at the Sea Lab located on the Island’s East End from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is free to all exhibits outside of the Estuarium. Adults will pay a reduced admission to the Estuarium. Children receive free admission to the Estuarium.

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Green Park (April 8, 2017)

Join the fun at Green Park (located beside Ship & Shore). Everyone is welcome to this community event that begins at 10am. Here’s a tip to our visitors who may have left their Easter baskets at home – sand buckets work great for gathering these goodies.

Last Friday Art Night (March 31, 2017)

Last Friday Art Night with the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council. The event will be held at the Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd from 6-8pm. View the works of local artists, enjoy local history, music and art demonstrations. Food and drinks available. A $5 donation is requested to help cover expenses. Everyone is welcome, come and enjoy the fellowship of Island residents and visitors.

St Jude’s Bike A Thon (March 11, 2017)

The annual event kicks off this year at 8:00am at the DI Water & Sewer office located on Alabama Street (behind the Water Tower). There will be limited vehicle access to the roads behind the water tower as the Island’s children pedal to raise money for a worthy cause. Visitors are welcome to participate and can register onsite. Please drive safely and be on the lookout for bicyclists to and from the event.

Stirring the Sands (March ,9 2017)

Stirring the Sands with the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council. The event will be held at the Dauphin Island Campground Pavilion, with a meet and greet around the campfire at 4pm and storytelling to follow at 5pm. Peter Tanner is this month’s featured speaker. Free and open to the public, bring your own chairs and snacks. Learn about life on the Island before the bridge and more!

DI United Methodist Fish Fry (March 8 & March 15)

The Men’s group at the Dauphin Island Methodist Church will be serving up fresh fried catfish, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies, fries, desserts and beverages from 5-7pm on the 8th & 15th. In lieu of charging a set price, donations are accepted. Everyone is invited, come and meet some new friends or visit with old ones!

Stirring the Sand (3/9/17)

Come hear stories of Old Dauphin Island as the Stirring the Sand series continues Thursday, March 9th at the Dauphin Island Campground. Peter Tanner and others will tell fascinating stories of Dauphin Island at the Campground Pavilion. Meet and greet begins at 4pm with storytelling at 5pm. bring your own chair and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Chili & wings Cook-Off (1/14/17)

Visit the Chili & Wings cook-off at Fin's Bar & Grill Saturday January 14th. Live music, kids activities and tasty dishes for just $10 admission per person. All proceeds split between Dauphin Island Elementary School and the Little Red Schoolhouse preservation project.

Battle of Mobile Bay 5K (2/11/17)

The Battle of Mobile Bay 5K takes off Saturday February 11th at 8:30am. Sponsered by the Port City Pacers, proceeds from this annual event help support Historic Fort Gaines. For registration visit pcpacers.org.

Dauphin Island Kicks Off Mardi Gras January 28th (1/28/17)

Dauphin Island will once again kick off the Mobile area Mardi Gras Season with the first parade of the year. The Krewe de la Dauphine is set to roll down Bienville Blvd January 28, 2017 at 1pm. The first annual Town of Dauphin Island Parade - "The Peoples Parade" will roll the following Saturday February 4th at 1pm.

Boardwalk Realty Christmas Hours (12/23/16 &12/24/16)

Our office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays Friday December 23rd and Saturday December 24th. We will re-open Monday December 26th at 9am. Emergency contact numbers are posted on our office door and can be heard by calling our office toll fee 877-861-3992. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Power Outage Due to Little Red Schoolhouse Move (12/07/16)

The plan to move the historic Little Red Schoolhouse from its current location to the area across from Town Hall is roughly expected to take place Wednesday December 7th. Residences and adjacent neighborhoods between the two areas will experience power and cable TV outages during transport of the building. The move begins at 7am with expected outages from the School grounds to Lackland Street from roughly 7am to noon and outages from Lackland Street to LeMoyne Ave from noon through the afternoon hours. TIMES AND LOCATIONS OF UTILITY DISRUPTION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
In addition, traffic along Bienville Blvd will be re-routed at times to expedite the move and ensure safety. DIPD will be on hand to assist traffic flow, please drive carefully and be aware of both workers, officers and pedestrians near work zones.

Dauphin Island Christmas Parade (12/03/16)

The Dauphin Island Christmas Parade rolls down Bienville Blvd from Cadillac Square to Dauphin Island Elementary School on Saturday December 3rd at 11am.

Thanksgiving Office Hours (11/23/16)

Boardwalk Realty will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open Friday and look forward to speaking with you then. Happy Thanksgiving!

DI Sea Lab Boardwalk Talks (9/15/16)

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Boardwalk Talks are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd. Enjoy the fascinating lectures and learn more about our coastal community. For more information call 251-861-2141

1st Annual Massacre Island! (September 17-18, 2016)

In 1711 Pirates stormed Mobile Bay and attacked Dauphin Island, later dubbed "Massacre Island" by Pierre LeMoyne after the discovery of a huge pile of human skeletons. Come and see the Pirates as they pilfer, pillage and fight against Spanish & British Galleons. Witness Flintlock Pistol Duels, Pirate Tug-O-War, Swashbuckling Sword Play, cannon firings, Blacksmith demonstrations and period music by the Kracker Dan Band. Treasure hunt for kids 12 and under. Tickets are $8 age 13 & over, $4 age 5-12 and FREE for the little swashbucklers ages 4 and under. For more information visit fortgaines@outlook.com.

Battle of Mobile Bay (August 6, 2016)

Commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Gaines on the Island's Eastern End. Stand in the footprints of Civil War Soldiers and witness living history at the Fort. See Blacksmith demonstrations throughout the day and prepare for the blast of the cannons as they fire every 45 minutes to honor the many soldiers who fought and died in the battle. For more information visit fortgaines@outlook.com

Sunset Concert Series Continues (July 31, August 14 & September 4th)

Enjoy the sounds of Summer as the Sunset Concert Series continues. Head on down to the Town's West End Beach located at the western end of Bienville Blvd to join the fun. Admission is $5 per person (children 12 & under are free) and all proceeds help fund the Little Red School House preservation project.
- Sunday July 31 at 6pm enjoy Scott Morlock & Tim Edwards "Dueling Pianos".
- Sunday August 14 at 6pm don't miss "Tropical Depression"
- Sunday September 4 at 5:45 it's Crowned Jewels taking the stage. Don't forget to enjoy the fireworks scheduled to blast off the Island after the concert at 8:30pm from the public beach beside DI Elementary.


Town Announces FIREWORKS for Labor Day! (Sunday September 4, 2016)

The Town will be hosting a fireworks show on Sunday Sept 4th at 8:30pm. Fireworks will launch from the public beach located next to DI Elementary School.

Special Exhibit Art of Frank Ledbetter (July 23 - August 5, 2016)

A special exhibit of Frank Ledbetter's metal art will be held at the Dauphin Island Gallery at 918 Bienville Blvd from July 23-Aug 5. A reception will be help from 6-8pm July 23rd. Reception admission is $5 per person and benefits the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, a non-profit charitable organization.
The on-going exhibit is free and open to the public. If you have not had the pleasure of viewing the work of Frank Ledbetter, don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

Dauphin Island Reggae Weekend (August 12 - 14, 2016)

Kick off the weekend with live Reggae on Friday August 12th. Rhythm Intervention plays at Finn's Bar & Grill Friday and DJ Energy plays Saturday at Pirate's Pleasure Bar & Grill. Wrap up the weekend with the Sunday Sunset Concert at the West End Beach featuring Tropical Depression at 6pm.

Summer Movie Schedule Updates (July 20, 2017)

Enjoy the free family movies at the Town West End Beach at the west end of Bienville Blvd. Movies start around dusk and are free! Bring beach chairs, blankets & bug spray but NO pets, grills or glass.

July 21 - Forrest Gump
July 22 - Dirty Dancing
July 28 - Madea Goes to Jail
July 29 - Creed
Aug 5 - Swing Vote
Aug 12 - Nim's Island
Aug 19 - Zootopia
Aug 26 - Minions
Sept 2 - Kung Fu Panda 3

Sunset Concert June 26 (6/26/16)

Enjoy the sounds of the Joe Occhipinti's Big Bang at June's Sunset Concert. Sunday June 26th, 6pm at the Town's West End Beach located at the western end of Bienville Blvd. Admission is $5 per person (children 12 & under are free) and all proceeds help fund the Little Red School House preservation project.

Summer Movie Schedule Announced (Summer 2016)

The West End FREE Beach movie nights are back for Summer 2016. You'll find the fun at the Town Beach located at the western end of Bienville Blvd. Movies are free and subject to change, all showings are weather dependent. Movies start at dusk, around 8pm. Bring your own beach chair or beach towels for seating and bug spray. No pets, glass or grills allowed.
June 3 - Alvin & The Chipmunks Road Chip
June 9 - The Good Dinosaur
June 10 - Dolphin Tale
June 16 - Happy Feet
June 17 - Soul Surfer
June 23 - Happy Feet 2
June 24 - ET
June 30 - Finding Nemo
July 3 - Jaws
July 7 - Free Willy
July 8 - Dennis the Menace
July 14 - The Blind Side
July 15 - Fried Green Tomatoes
July 21 - Forrest Gump
July 22 - Dirty Dancing
July 28 - Madea Goes to Jail
July 29 - Creed
Aug 5 - Swing Vote
Aug 12 - Nim's Island
Aug 19 - Zootopia
Aug 26 - Minions
Sept 2 - Kung Fu Panda 3

Fun with Paint Art Classes with Benno Kollegger (June 2 - 23, 2016)

Take advantage of Art Classes with Master Artist Benno Kollegger at the Dauphin Island Gallery. Open to those with intermediate levels of artistic ability, this 4 week session will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm Beginning June 2nd. Cost is $95 are paid reservations are required. Space is limited. Single classes may be available if entire session does not sell out. Call the gallery at 251-861-3300 for details. Gallery hours Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 12:30-4:40pm. Tickets available online through Eventbrite

Looking Ahead at Summer Events (Summer 2016)

Here's a brief list of whats happening this summer on Dauphin Island, more details will be posted as they become available:
- Summer Free Movies at the Beach - each Saturday at 8pm, weather permitting, at the Town Beach, Western end of Bienville Blvd. Movie titles to be announced later.
- Summer concert Series - at West End Town Beach. Concerts Scheduled for May 29 -SWING!, June 26, July 31 and August 28. Musical acts to be announced later.
- Sunset Cruise Car Show - Saturday June 4th. See these classic vehicles at Green Park and cruising the Island.
- Last Friday Art Nights - held at the Island Art and Heritage Museum from 6-8pm the last Friday of each month. Join the fun on May 27, June 24, July 29 and August 26.
- FIREWORKS for the 4TH!! 4th of July fireworks show scheduled for July 4th at 9pm.
- Veterans Association honors our servicemen and women at ceremonies held at Water Tower Plaza May 30th at 11am and July 4th at 11am.
- Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo's Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament takes place Saturday July 9.
- Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. The Worlds largest fishing tournament takes place July 15-17th.

Sunset Concerts are Back! (5/29/16)

The first Sunset Concert of the season kicks off on Sunday May 29th, 6pm at the Town's West End Beach located at the western end of Bienville Blvd. SWING takes the stage with Jazz classics. Admission is $5 per person (children 12 & under are free) and all proceeds help fund the Little Red School House preservation project.

Movie Nights Are Back! (5/28/16)

The West End Beach movies nights are back for Summer 2016 starting Saturday May 28th at 8pm. Kicking off the movie season is The Peanuts Movie:Big Dream. You'll find the fun at the Town Beach located at the western end of Bienville Blvd. Movies are free and subject to change if bad weather rolls near. Bring your own beach chair or beach towels for seating and bug spray. No pets, glass or grills allowed.

Last Friday Art Night (5/27/16)

Dauphin Island Gallery is THE place to be the last Friday in each month. Enjoy local art, music, food, drinks and socializing. Come join the fun! 6-8pm, 918 Bienville Blvd.

BINGO! (5/18/16)

Get ready to yell BINGO! Join the games at St. Edmund Catholic Church Hall Wednesdays at 6pm. Bingo proceeds will be used to support Island charitable organizations and causes like the DIUMC Feed the Need food pantry, DI Elementary School, DI Veterans Association and St Edmund Church.

Sailboats, Crafts and Gumbo! (4/23/16)

Check out what's happening on the Island this Saturday April 23rd and come join the fun! For details view the WPMI Local 15 News story

14th Annual St Francis Arts & Crafts Festival (4/23/16)

The 14th Annual St Francis Episcopal Church Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on the church grounds from 9am-4pm April 23rd. Featuring more than 60 local and regional artists, baked goods, gumbo and Wimberly's chicken salad sandwiches.

Gumbo Demonstrations (4/22/16)

Free cooking demonstrations featuring fresh Gulf Seafood will be held at 5:30pm at The First Bank, 6:30pm at Mack N DD's Emporium and at 8pm at Pirate's Pleasure Bar & Grill. In addition to the cooking demos, enjoy live music at each location.

Gumbo Festival (04/23/16)

The 7th Annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival will take place Saturday April 23,2016 from 11am - 3pm. Local and regional teams will be located at locations around the Island including Green Park, Island Resort Management, Isle Dauphine and Finn's Bar. Park and ride the free trolley to explore the Gumbo Trail. Tickets are $15.

2016 Sailboat Regatta (4/23/16)

The largest single-day point-to-point race in the United States, the 58th Annual Dauphin Island Race will be held April 23, 2016 on Mobile Bay and wrapping up at the Rodeo site on Dauphin Island.

Coastal Alabama Storytelling Festival (04/02/16)

Enjoy Professional Storyteller Dolores Hydock and Music Historian Bobby Horton sharing songs and stories from the Civil War Era, plus Professional Storyteller Bruce Walker. Hear fascinating stories of Coastal Alabama by local storytellers: John Gaspard, Junior Wright, Mayor Jeff Collier & Wayne Dean/Joe Cain aka "Cheif Slacabamarinico".
Learn more about the traditions of Alabama coastal life including: Oyster Tonging and Farming, Shrimping, Making Shrimp Trawls, Crabbing, Wooden Boat Building, Making Gumbo, Weaving Cast Nets, Making Crab Traps, Knot-Tying.
Enjoy "stories set to music" by Port City Songwriters: Jim Wainwright, Brenda Bledsoe & Sharon K. Moore.

The fun takes place Saturday April 2, 2016 from 9:30 am - 5 pm beside the Dauphin Island Heritage & Art Center, 918 Bienville Blvd. Tickets are $15 each, children 10 and under admitted free (limit two per adult). Tickets available at the Dauphin Island Gallery, Welcome Center, The First Bank, online at EventBrite.com and AT THE FESTIVAL.

Island Art Class Fun with Acrylics (2/17/16)

"Fun with Acrylics" art classes by Master Artist Benno Kollegger - Open to all levels of artistic ability.
Classes Wednesdays beginning 2/17/16 from 10 am - 1 pm at the Isle Dauphine Club, 100 Orleans Drive. $80 for 4-week or session $25 per class. Paid reservations required. Space is very limited! Bring your own materials. Easels provided
For reservations email DauphinIslandArts@gmail.com or visit the Dauphin Island Gallery at 918 Bienville Blvd or call the Gallery at 251-861-3300 Thurs - Sat 10 am - 4 pm & Sun - 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Help Our Beaches! (2/2/16)

A grass roots effort has prepared a proposed bill that would require sands dredged from the Mobile Harbor Outer Bar Channel to be placed closer to Dauphin Island to counter erosion. The bill also applies to all Alabama coastal inlets that have dredged navigation channels connecting to the Gulf. The proposed bill and related information can be examined by clicking this link

All four of our neighboring Gulf Coast States have enacted similar laws to protect their beaches from erosion caused by dredging channels through their coastal inlets. Only Alabama lacks such a law.

Efforts are ongoing to lobby State Representative David Sessions and State Senator Bill Hightower to sponsor and introduce the bill in the State Legislature. We are optimistic they will do so during the current session of the Legislature that began on February 2. It is important that EVERYONE tell these two gentlemen the bill is important to the State. To help you compose a letter of support, please click on the link above for a sample letter for your consideration. The letters should be sent to below addresses:

The Honorable Bill Hightower
Alabama State Senate, District 35
1 South Union St., Suite 733
Montgomery, AL 36130

The Honorable David Sessions
Representative House District 105
1 South Union St., Suite 417-1
Montgomery, AL 36130

Please send a letter of support for the bill to help protect Dauphin Island. A notebook is being prepared to document all support letters for this bill so they can be shared with State Legislators at future hearings on the bill. So that your letter can be included, please email a copy to: coffeegl@aol.com.

THANKS!!!!!!!!! And, please send your letters now!


Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Gaines (3/27/16)

You are invited to worship together on the Great Lawn of Fort Gaines at 6:30am during the Easter Sunrise Service. Admission is free and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Easter Egg Hunt at Cadillac Square (3/26/16)

Join the fun at Cadillac Square Saturday March 26th.

Town Easter Egg Hunt (3/19/16)

The first egg hunt of the season is here! March 19th at 10am bring your baskets and see what the Easter Bunny has left under the oaks at Green Park. (located just south of Ship & Shore on LeMoyne Ave.)

Colonies of the Gulf Coast (3/5/16)

Visit Fort Gaines on the Island's east end for Colonies of the Gulf Coast on March 5th & March 6th! See participants in period dress and experience what Isle Dauphine was like in the 1700-1800's for French, British and Spanish soldiers. See military drills and balcksmith demonstrations.

Wings & Chili Cook-Off (02/27/16)

Located at Fins Bar

February Last Friday Art Night (2/26/16)

6-8pm at the DI Gallery, more details to be posted as event approaches.

Battle of Mobile Bay 5K (2/13/16)

Sponsored by the Port City Pacers, the 20th annual Battle of Mobile Bay 5K will get underway with a cannon blast at 9am. Expect around 300 runners, proceeds support historic Fort Gaines.

Last Friday Art Night Mardi Gras Style (1/29/16)

Join the fun at the January 29th Last Friday Art Night, located at the DI Gallery, 918 Bienville Blvd from 6-8pm. This month enjoy the Mardi Gras theme and dress up in beads, masks or your favorite Mardi Gras hat. There will be refreshments, an art demo by Jean Cockrell and enter the door prize drawing for a chance to win "Mardi Gras" a photo on metal by Frank Ledbetter.

Dauphin Island Kicks Off Mardi Gras January 9th (01/09/16)

Join the Island's Krewe de la Dauphine for the first Mardi Gras Parade of the 2016 season. The parade rolls at 1pm and runs from the East end of Bienville Blvd to just past Dauphin Island Elementary school. View more about the upcoming parade here

The Island Mystics rolls the same route the following weekend January 16th at 1pm.

Important Meeting Corps of Engineers Dredging (01/12/16)

IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Alabama State Port Authority have been working since 2009 to incrementally enlarge portions of the Mobile Harbor. Eventually the ship channel could be deepened an additional 10 feet and widened another 150 feet. To maintain a deeper and wider channel, larger volumes of sands will likely be dredged from the Outer Bar Channel east of Dauphin Island.

Where the Corps decides to place the dredged sands will further influence Dauphin Island's erosion problem and influence flooding difficulties along the entire southern shore of the island.

The Mobile District is required by Federal regulations to issue Public Notices to solicit public comments on Federal Civil Works projects.

You may see the notice at this link:
Public Scoping Meeting for the Preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to Evalauate Improvements to the Mobile Harbor Federal Navigation Channel, Mobile, Alabama

The meeting will be held January 12, 2016, at the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal, 201 S. Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

The purpose of the meeting is for the public to identify concerns and impacts associated with the channel enlargement project that should be addressed in the EIS. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the Public Notice also provides directions on how to mail your comments and concerns.

The DIPOA Board of Directors strongly urges you to take advantage of this opportunity to make your concerns known to the Corps by attending the January 12 meeting or mailing your comments.


Art Gallery Christmas Open House & Auction (12/3/15)

Dec 3rd, 6-9pm - Shop for those special Christmas gifts all created by local artists and get into the holiday spirit with good food, drinks and socializing.

Join in the excitement of our live auction conducted by local favorite, Pruitt Woodall, offering fantastic experiences, art and other items such as:
• Guided inshore fishing trip donated by Capt. Charlie Gray
• Your portrait painted by master artist, Benno Kollegger
• Watercolor painting of your home by Gallery artist, Russ Voisin
• Acrylic painting of your home or pet by Gallery artist, Doretha Holbert
• Original acrylic paintings by Gallery artist, Joe Sheffield
• Console and matching mirror donated by J & J Furniture
• Bay excursion (or birthday party, etc.) aboard The Duke (22 passengers)
• Musical performance by Bruce Jones
• Golfing package donated by Isle Dauphine Golf Club
• Four (4) tickets to Gator Ranch and Swamp Boat Tour - Moss Point, MS
• Weekend at Willow Tree Cottage, Dauphin Island
• Weekend at Dunes View Bed & Breakfast
• Mule Palm donated by Roni's Tropical Nursery
AND more!

Proceeds will help support DIHAC's arts and heritage programs.

SPECIAL GRAND PRIZE:
"Blue Crab" metal art sculpture by Frank Ledbetter. The sculpture measures approximately 5 ft. x 4 ft. and is valued at $2,000. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale at the Gallery. Many thanks to Frank and Terri Ledbetter for this generous donation to DIHAC and the Gallery!

Attention Golfers! (Snowbird Season)

The Isle Dauphin Golf Course is open for business and Snowbird Memberships are now available. Snowbird memberships include unlimited Greens Fees good January - March 2016. Single membership $100/per month, Couple membership $150/per month with cart fee $10 for 9 holes and $15 for 18 holes. Call Dale Snellman to sign up today at 251-533-0398.

Summary of Remaining 2015 Events (October - December)

- Oct 9th-Free Movie Night at the Rodeo Site Dirty Dancing (PG13). 6:30pm/6:45pn (Dark)
- Oct 10th-5th Annual Art Trail at various Island locations. 9am/4pm
- Oct 11th - Sunset Concert, Mobile Big Band Society at the West End Beach. 4:30pm to 6:30pm
- Oct 18th - Bird Watching 101 at the Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Center
- Oct 23rd - Free Movie Night at Water Tower Plaza, Fried Green Tomatoes (PG13) 6:15/6:30pm (Dark)
- Oct 30th - Last Friday Art Night at the Dauphin Island Heritage & Art Center. 6pm to 8pm.
- Oct 30th & 31st - 32nd Annual Renaissance Fest at Ft Gaines.
- Oct 31st - Trick or Treat at Green Park 5:30pm.
- Nov 11th -Dauphin Island Veterans Association hosts the Veterans Ceremony at Water Tower Plaza at 11am.
- Nov 21st - St. Francis Fall Bazaar at St. Francis Episcopal Church 9am/2pm.
- Nov 27th - Last Friday Art Night at the DI Heritage & Arts Center from 6-8pm.
- Dec 3rd - Christmas Open House at the DI Heritage & Arts Center from 6-9pm.
- Dec 4th - 27th Annual DI Christmas Pageant at St. Edmonds Hall at 7pm.
- Dec 5th - 27th Annual DI Christmas Parade starting at Cadillac Square 11am.

Sunday Sunset Concert (10/11/15)

The Mobile Big Band Society plays Sunday October 11 at the West End Beach. Entrance fees are $10 per vehicle (passengers are included) Proceeds go to the Little red School House fund. As always, attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets and bug spray. Please no pets, glass or grills.

Fall Free Movie Nights (10/9/15 & 10/23/15)

The Island movie series continues! Outdoor movies under the stars continue into fall with Dirty Dancing on the big screen on October 9th at the Rodeo site on LeMoyne Ave beginning around 6:20pm.
On October 23rd relax at Water Tower plaza on Bienville Blvd for Fried Green Tomatoes. Film starts around 6:15.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets, snacks, drinks, bug spray. No pets please.

Dauphin Island Art Trail (10/10/15)

Come join the fun and see the work of over 40 artists at 10 Island locations. Enjoy trolley rides to all art locations. Visit all 10 locations and get your trail map stamped to be eligible for great prizes! For full details and artist listing visit www.dauphinislandchamber.com/arttrail2015.html

Last Friday Art Night (10/30/15)

Dauphin Island Gallery is THE place to be the last Friday in each month (Jan - Oct)! AND our October / Halloween event is always spectacular. Enjoy local art, music, food, drinks, door prizes, socializing...even "trick or treat" for the kids. So put on your Halloween costume and come join the fun! 6-8pm


Bird Watching 101 (10/18/15)

Join bird expert Andrew Haffenden and other experienced "birders" at the Gallery and learn more about birds, their habitat and how to identify them. Tickets are $10 available at the Gallery- ages 13 and over. The first 30 to register will be eligible for birding tours through Audubon Bird Sanctuary and along Dauphin Island beaches. Bring your binoculars! 2 pm - 5 pm


Art Gallery Outdoors (10/10/15)


Shop for local art, experience art demos and more as Gallery artists exhibit and sell their wares OUTDOORS adjacent to the Gallery. Then come inside the Gallery and find even MORE wonderful local art, and browse the Heritage Gallery. 9am-4pm.


Rodeo Music Festival Schedule Announced (July 16-19, 2015)

The Rodeo Music Festival begins July 16th in conjunction with the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. Concert times, artists and locations are listed blow.

THURSDAY, JULY 16TH
6-8pm Liar's Contest @ ADSFR Stage
8-10pm Nanafalia @ ADSFR Stage
8-10pm The Perry Wall Band @ Fins Bar

FRIDAY, JULY 17TH
1-5pm Leland Clay @ West End Beach
6-10pm Harrison McGinnis Trio @ Pirates Pleasure
6-10pm The Night Work Band @ Islanders
8pm-mdnt The Modern Eldorados @ Fins Bar

SATURDAY, JULY 18TH
11am - 2pm Disciples of the Crow @ Hugh's Snow Removal/West End Beach
Noon-4pm Stereo Dogs @ Pirates Pleasure
12-130pm Leland Clay @ Island BBQ
1-4pm Delta Reign Duo @ Mac n' DDs
1-4pm Ken & Marilyn @ Billy Goat Concessions
2-4pm Leland Clay @ ADSFR Stage
2-5pm Rhythm Intervention @ West End Beach
2-5pm Tony Bowers Steel Drum @ Fins Bar
5-9pm Leland Clay @ Island BBQ
6-10pm Mango Fish @ Islanders
7-10pm Carla & the Sand Fleas @ Ship & Shore -Green Park
7-11pm Doug Previto & Friends @ Pirates Pleasure
7pm-mdnt Tribal Bacon@ Pelican Pub
8pm-mdnt Ryan Balthrop & Friends @ Fins Bar

SUNDAY, JULY 19TH
11am-2pm Ryan Kuykendall @ Hugh's Snow Removal/West End Beach
Noon -2pm Melissa Joiner @ Pirates Pleasure
1-3pm Bruce Jones @ Fins Bar
2-5pm John Milham Band @ West End Beach
2-6pm Ryan Balthrop @ Pirates Pleasure
4-8pm Melissa Joiner Duo @ Fins Bar


82nd Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (July 16-19, 2015)

Its that time again, when the world's largest fishing tournament brings over 3000 anglers to fish beautiful Dauphin Island waters. The 3 day event features 30 categories with total awards packages values up to one million in cash and prizes. If you are not fishing, join the fun and come see the catch all weekend at the Rodeo site at 531 LeMoyne Drive.
-Event kicks off Thursday July 16 with the Liars Contest at 6pm - Come listen to these tall tales as contestants tell their best fish adventures.
- Friday July 17 fishing begins with the sound of the cannon blast at 5am and continues until the cannon sounds again at 5pm on Sunday July 19th.

It's BIG at the West End Beach (July 17, 2015)

Bring the family down to the West End Beach (located at the end of Bienville Blvd) at dark to see the movie BIG on the big screen. These outdoor movies are fun for the whole family and FREE!

The Never Ending Story hits the West End Beach (July 16, 2015)

Bring the family down to the West End Beach (located at the end of Bienville Blvd) at dark to see the movie The Never Ending Story on the big screen. These outdoor movies are fun for the whole family and FREE!

Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament (July 11, 2015)

It's time to take a child fishing! The 52nd annual Young Anglers Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday July 11. Go fishing with your children and enjoy the day! View the catch at the Rodeo site located at 531 LeMoyne Drive.

Friday Movie Night at the West End Beach (July 10, 2015)

Bring the family down to the West End Beach (located at the end of Bienville Blvd) at dark to see the movie Divergent on the big screen. These outdoor movies are fun for the whole family and FREE!

Get "Tangled" Up in Fun at the West End Beach (July 9 2015)

Bring the family down to the West End Beach (located at the end of Bienville Blvd) at dark to see the animated movie Tangled on the big screen. These outdoor movies are fun for the whole family and FREE!

July 4th Fireworks! (July 4 2015)

The annual fireworks display will begin around 9pm and will be fired off from the public beach located at 1501 Bienville Blvd (right next to DI Elementary). The beautiful display should be visible all along the gulf beachfront.
Please remember that personal fireworks are NOT allowed at any Boardwalk Realty property and are ILLEGAL on Dauphin Island. Violation of Ordinance #73 can result in up to 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
Expect heavy traffic to and from the Island in the hours before and after the fireworks display.

Mobile POPS Concert rings in the 4th (July 4 2015)

The Mobile POPS will fill the air with patriotic tunes beginning at 7:00pm at the Dauphin Island Elementary school grounds, located just beside the Public Beach. Admission is free!

DIVA Ceremony at Memorial Wall (July 4 2015)

Join the Dauphin Island Veterans Association at the Memorial Wall (located beside the water Tower) at 11am for a patriotic remembrance.

JAWS plays at the West End Beach (July 3 2014)

Bring the family down to the West End Beach (located at the end of Bienville Blvd) at dark to see the movie JAWS on the big screen. These outdoor movies are fun for the whole family and FREE!

ET Phones Home from The West End Beach (July 2 2015)

Bring the family down to the West End Beach (located at the end of Bienville Blvd) at dark to see the movie ET on the big screen. These outdoor movies are fun for the whole family and FREE!

Art in the Park (June 6 2015)

Enjoy the beautiful fine art and crafts under the oaks at Cadillac Square.

2nd Annual Sunset Cruise Car Show (June 6 2015)

See classic cars cruise the Island on June 6th.

West End Beach Sunset Concert Series (May and June Concerts)

Join the fun at the West End Beach (end of Bienville Blvd). Parking $10 per car includes all occupants. Bikes and pedestrians $5. Outside food, drinks (no outside alcohol), coolers and chairs are permitted but snack and chair vendors will be on site. No glass, no grills and no pets. Concert schedule thru June:
Sunday April 26 - John Cochran Trio with Rebecca Berry from 5:45-7:45pm.
Sunday May 3 - Roman Street from 5:45 -7:45pm.
Saturday May 23rd - Tropic Flyer from 3:30-5:30 followed by Delta Reign from 6-8pm.
Sunday May 24 - Leland Clay from 3:30-5:30 followed by Gino Rosaria & Groove Symphony from 6-8pm.
Sunday June 14 - Lisa Mills from 6:15-8:15pm.
Sunday June 28 - Mobile Big Band Society from 6:15-8:15pm.


Free Family Movie Night (Every Thursday May 14 thru July)

Every Thursday in June and Thursday and Friday nights in July - beginning at Dusk, see a free family movie on the West End beach! (Located at the end of Bienville Blvd). Moviegoers are encouraged to bring beach chairs and/or blanket for seating.
May 14 - Big Hero 6
May 21 - UP
May 28 - The LEGO Movie
June 4 - Paddington
June 11 - Frozen
June 18 - The Princess Bride
June 25 - How to Train Your Dragon 2
July 2 - ET
July 3 - JAWS
July 9 - Tangled
July 10 - Divergent
July 16 - The Never Ending Story
July 17 - Big
July 23 - Atlantis - The Lost Empire
July 24 - The Maze Runner
July 30 - Teen Beach Movie
July 31 - Maleficent
August movie schedule not yet available, but will be posted once announced.

Movies are subject to change and events are weather permitting.

Dauphin Island Sunset Concert (May 3, 2015)

Roman Street will be entertaining as the sun sets at the West End Beach from 5:45-7:45. Parking $10 per car (includes all occupants) or $5 admission fee for bikes and pedestrians.

April Events (April 2015)

April 4th - Community Easter Egg Hunt at Cadillac Square, 10am.
April 5th - Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Gaines at 6:30am. All the Island's churches participate in this beautiful service. All are welcome.
April 11th - Discovery Day at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab 10am - 2pm. FREE Estuarium admission and fun activities.
April 11th - Free Mobile Pops concert at the water tower at 6pm.
April 24 - Last Friday Art Night at the Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery from 6-8pm.
April 25th - Sailboat Regatta at ADSFR Rodeo site.
April 25th - Gumbo Fest 11am-2pm at various sites around the Island. Come down and join us for some Gumbo.
April 26th - Motorcycle Show at Dauphin Island Elementary school from 11am - 3pm.
April 26th - Sunday Sunset Concert series begins at the West End Beach at the end of Bienville Blvd. Enjoy the John Cochran Trio with Rebecca Barry from 5:45-7:45pm.

Dauphin Island Sunset Bridge Run (3/7/15)

5K certified course begins and ends at the Dauphin Island Fishing Rodeo site while allowing runners and walkers to enjoy the beautiful views as they run the course onto the bridge. Join the fun Saturday March 7th at 5pm. Entry fees are $25 adults and $15 children age 12 and under. $5 fee for day of event entries. To make sure your entry fee include a free short sleeve race shirt be sure to register by February 28. Call 251-861-8747 for more details. VISITORS TO THE ISLAND PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR TRAFFIC DELAYS DURING THE BRIDGE RUN AND DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY.

Colonies of the Gulf Coast (3/7/15)

Visit Fort Gaines on the Island's east end for Colonies of the Gulf Coast. See participants in period dress and experience what Isle Dauphine was like in the 1700-1800's for French, British and Spanish soldiers. See military drills and balcksmith demonstrations.

St Judes Bike A Thon (3/7/15)

The annual St Judes Bike A Thon will be held on Saturday March 7th from 8:30am to 11:30am. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate and may check-in at the Dauphin Island Water and Sewer office on Alabama street the morning of the event. Thanks to the Dauphin Island Women's Club for sponsoring this annual event.

Last Friday Art Night (2/27/15)

Celebrate an early St. Patrick's Day Friday February 27th from 6-8 pm at the Heritage Gallery located behind Town Hall. View the Gallery, shop local art works and see a demonstration by Regina Doi-Kollegger. Free admission. For more information call 251-861-3300.

Boardwalk Realty Closed Mardi Gras Day (2/17/15)

Our office will be closed on Mardi Gras Day, February 17 2015. We will re-open on Wednesday February 18 at 9am.