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Visitors and residents are often spotted strolling from boutique to boutique in downtown Fairhope with shopping bags in tow. The small town’s flower-lined streets allow you to pop in a shop to buy a dress for the weekend, pick up a gift at the jewelry store, get lost in an antique shop and finish off your day with an ice cream cone. Downtown Daphne also offers great shopping opportunities as you head north on Scenic 98. Near the interstate in Daphne and Spanish Fort, several shopping centers offer some of your favorite national brands as well as local shops. The Eastern Shore adventure isn’t complete without enjoying fresh Gulf seafood. The Causeway between Mobile and Spanish Fort offers a variety of wonder- ful seafood restaurants right on the water. More tasty stops can be found throughout Daphne and Fairhope, often attracting national television attention. The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay leaves a lasting impression on visitors and a feeling of small-town warmth for those who call it home. The Eastern Shore welcome visitors to stop and visit a while. I’m sure one of the locals would be happy to share their favorite sunset spot with you. Written by: Denise Curtis, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Photo Credit: Denise Curtis, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Eastern Shore Events MARCH 15-17, 2019 67TH ANNUAL FAIRHOPE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL More than 230 exhibitors will bring their best works from all over the country, including many from the Southeast, to showcase at this prestigious show. Enjoy live entertainment and festival cuisine from the food court during this wonderful three-day fine arts festival. It all takes place on the streets of beautiful downtown Fairhope, Alabama. APRIL 27, 2019 DELTA WOODS AND WATERS EXPO Hosted by the City of Spanish Fort and 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, the expo celebrates the outdoors with dozens of hands-on outdoor activities for all ages. OCTOBER 2-5, 2019 ALABAMA COASTAL BIRDFEST Four days of guided bird & nature tours on land and by boat plus speakers, evening events, workshops, and family-friendly Expo with raptors, snakes, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2019 31st ANNUAL JUBILEE FESTIVAL OF ARTS  The Jubilee Festival of Arts attracts thousands to Daphne’s oak-lined Main Street for a weekend full of art, music, performances & local cuisine. The festival features more than 100 local and regional artist booths. Children can also explore their creative side in the Kids Art Park. Admission is free. NOVEMBER 7-10, 2019 FAIRHOPE FILM FESTIVAL Four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout the beautiful little town on the bay. Arts and Crafts Festival. Photo Credit: Denise Curtis, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce V I S I T C O A S TA L A L A B A M A . O R G 22 DISCOVER COASTAL ALABAMA - WINTER/SPRING 2019