The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, recognized as the world’s largest fishing tournament, is going on through Sunday, July 20 on Dauphin Island. Even if you aren’t fishing, there are plenty of activities to enjoy at the rodeo site. You can watch the anglers weigh in their catches, check out the kids activities and enjoy live music at several venues across the island.
If you’re not heading to Dauphin Island, there are several other fun things planned on the Gulf Coast this weekend. Ashley Toland-Trice, co-editor of The Lagniappe, stopped by to give us her top 5 events:
Dauphin Street Vault
Imagine seeing pole vaulters flying across Dauphin Street! The Dauphin Street Vault brings vaulters of all levels to compete in Downtown Mobile. A full day of high-flying fun on Dauphin Street along the Jackson to Joachim Street block! The fun starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. The elite division, featuring Olympic caliber vaulters, will begin around 7:00pm. For more information about DSV 2014, visit their website at www.dauphinstreetvault.com or look them for them on Facebook and Twitter.
Market on the Square
You only have two more Saturday to shop at 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. There’s also live music and much more. The market is open each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. through July 26 in Cathedral Square in Downtown Mobile. Organic produce is available.
Mobile BayBears vs Chattanooga Lookouts
First pitch Friday is at 7:05 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium. It’s also ‘90s night! The series against Chattanooga continues with games on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Peter Frampton and the Doobie Brothers at The Wharf
Saturday night at 8:00pm at the Amphitheater at The Wharf. Tickets range from $16-$71 and are available through Ticketmaster.
The Fiesta de San Fermin en Pensacola
A blend of Pensacola’s Spanish History and Culture with the daring and whimsy of a traditional Encierro (Bull Run). The main event will be Saturday’s Encierro, a safer reenactment of Pamplona’s Bull Run. This annual event, made famous by author Ernest Hemingway, has participants chased by angry horned bulls. The Seville Quarter Encierro features the Pensacola Roller Gurlz as well as other ladies from roller-derby leagues as the Bulls. As the first bottle rocket is set off at 10:00 a.m. the runners will take to the approximately two mile course. At the second rocket the bulls will be released, wielding wiffle bats, to chase down the participants. As is customary in Pamplona runners are requested to wear all white with red kerchiefs or sashes. Following the Running of the Bulls the festival will continue in the street in front of Seville Quarter with Latin- themed entertainment.