Gulf Coast events happening this weekend, Feb. 9-11

Lifestyle Editor
Posted 2/8/24

Classics, parades and football. There is no shortage of fun to partake in this weekend on the Alabama Gulf Coast. This weekend, Mardi Gras meets Super Bowl Sunday. Parades will roll all weekend long …

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Gulf Coast events happening this weekend, Feb. 9-11


Classics, parades and football. There is no shortage of fun to partake in this weekend on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

This weekend, Mardi Gras meets Super Bowl Sunday. Parades will roll all weekend long up and down the coast. There are also fun events to take in between parades. See a 1960s classic movie at OWA Theatre Friday or shop for your love at the February Art Market Saturday. Let the Elberta VFW cook dinner or sample lots of chili at the Flora-Bama. We have also put together a short list of places to take in the Super Bowl game on Sunday.

If our list missed the mark for you, visit our event calendar at for more events happening this weekend or beyond. Search for events by distance from your home city or vacation spot.

Classic Matinee Movies – "A Hard Day's Night"

  • What: Take a seat in the OWA Theatre and enjoy a timeless classic movie from the 1960s. On select Fridays in February, OWA Theatre is showing classic movies at an affordable price. This week the movie is the Beatles' feature film debut, "A Hard Day's Night." Tickets are available to purchase online by visiting Use code "2for14" to get two tickets for $14.
  • When: Friday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.
  • Where: OWA Theatre, 205 N. OWA Blvd., Foley
  • Price: $10 each

February Art Market

  • What: Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance (GCAA) will host its second art market just in time for Valentine's Day shopping. Shop the local and regional artists to find a unique gift for your love.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Gulf Shores First Presbyterian Church, 309 E. 21st Ave., Gulf Shores

Fish Fry

  • What: Skip cooking and enjoy an afternoon of live music and fried fish for a worthy cause. The fish fry fundraiser benefits local veterans and community organizations.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: VFW Elberta Post 5658, 24230 US 98, Elberta

Super Chili Bowl Cookoff

  • What: Flora–Bama Lounge and Package will host the 30th-Annual Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off. The event acts as a fundraiser for Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society and is fun for everyone. The event will consist of up to 20 teams cooking up their best chili in hopes of winning the top prize and winning over the crowd. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 10, The tent opens at 10 a.m. and samples begin at noon
  • Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola
  • Price: Admission tickets are $25

Super Bowl Sunday

  • What: It is Super Bowl Sunday, or for some of us it is "see if Taylor Swift makes it to the Super Bowl" day. If your television is too small or you just want a change of scenery for game day, there are many places to enjoy the game.
  • Where: Baumhower's Victory Grille, 2601 S. McKenzie St., Suite 308, Foley
    Baumhower's Victory Grille, 6880 Highway 90, Suite F-1, Daphne
    Icehouse Tap Room, 112 Windmill Ridge Road, Gulf Shores
    The Office Lounge, 122 County Road 20 West, Foley
    YoHo Rum & Tacos, 4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D116, Orange Beach
Mardi Gras Parades Happening This Weekend

Friday, Feb. 9

6:30 p.m. – Crewe of Columbus, Krewe de Second Line, Mobile
6:45 p.m. – Maids of Jubilee, Fairhope

Saturday, Feb. 10
11 a.m. – Krewe de Kaoz, Foley
Noon – Floral Parade, Knights of Mobile, Mobile Mystical Ladies, Order of Angels, Joy of Life, Mobile

Noon – Krewe of Goats, Prichard Carnival Association, Prichard
Noon – Krewe of Sparta, Saraland
1 p.m. – Pawdi Gras – The Gulf, Orange Beach
2 p.m. – Krewe of Mullet Mates, Mullet Point, Fairhope
2 p.m. - Joe Canine Parade, The Waterfront, Daphne
5:30 p.m. - The Marshals, Orange Beach
5:45 p.m. – Mystics of Time, Mobile
6 p.m. – Mystics of Pleasure, Orange Beach
6:45 p.m. – The Shadow Barons, Daphne

Sunday, Feb. 11 (Joe Cain Day)

1 p.m. – OWA Mardi Gras parade, Foley
1 p.m. – Fort Morgan Parading Society, Fort Morgan
2 p.m. – King Elexis I Motorcade, Mobile
2:29 p.m. – Loyal Order of the Fire Truck, Daphne
2:30 p.m. – Joe Cain Procession, Mobile
5 p.m. – Le Krewe de Bienville, Mobile