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FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT WEST END BEACH Outdoor family movie night sponsored by the Town weekly throughout the summer. Hopefully, the movie Jaws will once again be scheduled for July 4th weekend. www.townofdauphinisland.org THUNDER ON THE BAY Thunder on the Bay is an annual “celebration” of the Battle of Mobile Bay which takes place in May and August at Fort Gaines. www.dauphinisland.org/fort-gaines 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS The town sponsors a fireworks display each year, but the real holiday festival opportunity is to make the short drive to Grand Bay for their annual Watermelon Festival. www.townofdauphinisland.org www.grandbaywatermelonfestival.org ALABAMA DEEP SEA FISHING RODEO The largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. The Rodeo takes place the 3rd weekend of July (20th – 22nd in 2018). www.adsfr.com FALL Arguably the best season of the year… nice weather, less crowds, and a calendar chock-full of fun events! RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Fort Gaines is open all year round and regularly host reenactors for authentic “Day in the Life of” demonstrations with WWII the focus in October. The fort also hosts the annual Renaissance Festival each October. www.dauphinisland.org/fort-gaines www.townofdauphinisland.org JAZZ IN THE FORT Fort Gaines regularly host reenactors for authentic “Day in the Life of” demonstrations with WWII the focus in October. The fort also hosts Jazz in the Fort (set for October 14, 2018). This will be the final concert of the season for the Island’s Sunset series. www.dauphinisland.org/fort-gaines www.townofdauphinisland.org GULF SEAFOOD GALS AT THE ESTUARIUM Presented by the Heritage and Arts Council. THE DAUPHIN ISLAND ART TRAIL Held Saturday, October 13 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The event is presented by the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce. It will include over 50 local and regional artists spread around the island at 11 retail locations. Art Trail is free and open to the public with a free shuttle for those who don’t want to drive or bike. www.denamckee.com www.dauphinislandarts.org ARTSEALAB FESTIVAL. For 2018, ArtDoesIt has partnered with the Dauphin Island Sealab to present this festival. www.artsealab.org www.artdoesit.com Smokey's BBQ Local Reviews "Best BBQ, love their pulled pork salad..." "It's always great. It's the best food on the island!" Open 11-8PM Daily Closed Wednesdays 1614B Bienville Blvd Dauphin Island 251-861-3157 22 ALABAMA COASTING’S DAUPHIN ISLAND LIFE 2018