July 3

Kids Days in Bienville
Bring the kids out for some summertime fun in downtown Mobile at Bienville Square, 150 Dauphin St. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts and visits from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Mobile police and fire departments and much more! Admission is free and events start at 10 a.m.

Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art (4850 Museum Dr.) offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations necessary.

Market on the Hill
An outdoor market of locally grown produce, locally harvested seafood, homemade soaps and more is held at Lavretta Park on the corner of Old Shell and Parkway Street West from 2-6 p.m. every Thursday.

July 4

Independence Day
(See below for 4th of July celebrations)

Penguin Planet
Waddle downtown to see four African Black-Footed Penguins in their Gulf Coast debut. As an endangered species, the exhibit may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these beautiful animals up close. The Exploreum, 65 Government St., Mobile. Behind-the-scenes packages available. To schedule, please call 251-208-6873.

Lil’ Boosie Concert
Rapper Lil’ Boosie and guests. Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Dr. Tickets on sale now $50 to $100. “Hollywood Row” seats available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Mobile Civic Center Box Office, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Pensacola Wahoos at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. Hometown Heroes Night. Opening pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

July 5

Star Spangled Pet Adoptions
The Haven will be at Pet Supermarket, 27955 U.S. Hwy. 98 in Daphne, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with animal adoptions. All adoptable animals are current on vaccinations, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped. The adopter also receives the animal’s medical records, a free bag of Science Diet food, a free pet training DVD and free 30 days of pet health insurance. Adoption fees are $90 for dogs and $65 for cats.

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Pensacola Wahoos at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. Remake the Classics Night. Opening pitch at 6:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

Red, White and Sparkling Blue Jazz
Dr. Jazz Normand presents “a grand piano concert to celebrate the glamorous music of our Greatest Generation.” 3 p.m. at Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship at 1150 Fairhope Ave., in Fairhope. Free. For more information call 251-929-3207.

Spirit Expeditions
The Haunted History Tour in downtown Mobile is a two-hour walk on Church and Government streets, visiting such sites as Church Street Cemetery and Fort Conde. You can hear some of Mobile’s dark, macabre, strange and unusual stories from the past and not so distant past. Tours may be booked at www.spiritexpeditions.com for every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Market on the Square
Vendors will be selling locally produced tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, seafood, flowers, plants, baked breads, pastas, casseroles, pies and handcrafted goods, plus live music and much more. The market is open each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. through July 26 on Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. Organic produce is available.

July 6

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears versus the Pensacola Wahoos at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. Battleship Day. Opening pitch at 5:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

Open Studio
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.

July 7

Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears take on the Pensacola Wahoos at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. Baseball History Night/Every Monday Matters. Opening pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m. Tickets available online at www.milb.com/tickets.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Hwy. 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

July 8

Free Children’s Lunch
The Springhill Avenue Community Center’s Summer Lunch Program offers a free, nutritious lunch for children in need. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1151 Springhill Ave. Call 251-438-7415 for more information.

Line Dancing
The Springhill Avenue Community Center hosts line dancing every week throughout the summer. Mondays 4:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 5 – 7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Classes are free and open to all ages. 1151 Springhill Ave.

July 9

Learning Lunch
Bring your lunch and enjoy a presentation by Robert H. Woodrum. Take a break to learn about the history and culture of the south at the History Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal St. Beverages are provided. 12 p.m. For more information call 251-208-7569 or visit museumofmobile.com.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 215-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com for more information.

4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks Show
Downtown Mobile

Cooper Riverside Park. Also viewable from the U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Memorial Park at 2703 Battleship Parkway. For more information, call Neighborhood and Community Services at 251-208-1550.

4th of July Fireworks Show
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island Public Beach, 1501 Bienville Blvd. Surround yourself with a grand fireworks display at the Dauphin Island Public Beach and Pier starting at 9 p.m. $5 parking fee is in effect but after hours walk-ins are free. For more information call 251-861-5525 Ext. 222

4th of July Fireworks Show

Trione Park, 8600 Whispering Pines Road, Daphne. Featuring inflatable water slides, hot dogs, lemonade and more. Fireworks show at 9 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets and swimsuits permitted. Call 251-621-8222 or visit daphneal.com for more information.

4th of July Fireworks Show

Henry George Park and Fairhope Municipal Pier, Fairhope Avenue at Scenic 98, Fairhope. Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the fireworks show following at 9 p.m.

4th of July Fireworks Show
The Wharf (Orange Beach)

The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road., Orange Beach. Enjoy family-friendly fun, fireworks at 9p.m. and more. For more information contact The Wharf management office at 251-224-1000.

4th of July Fireworks Show
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Public Beach. Carnival activities, such as face painting, balloon artists and music will kick off the night at 6 p.m. with a fireworks show following at 9 p.m. For more information , contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1172 or visit our website.