Beachgoers relax on Dauphin Island for Labor Day weekend

 DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WALA) – Hundreds of beachgoers flocked to Dauphin Island Sunday afternoon, August 31, for the Labor Day weekend.

On the West End of the Island, folks gathered not only for a beach day, but also for a little jazz.

As part of the summer Sunset Jazz Concert Series on Dauphin Island, two jazz bands played back to back Sunday afternoon as the sun set on Dauphin Island.

“Started earlier this year we started the sunset jazz concerts to coincide with the sunset capital of Alabama,” said Jeff Collier, Dauphin Island Mayor.

Beach goers told FOX10 the concerts made for a great last beach ‘hoorah’ of the summer season.

“Just the atmosphere is very inviting and very relaxed,” said tourist Tony Herring.

Even though Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last big beach weekend of the summer season, Collier said that’s not the case on the Island. There’s going to be one last jazz concert at the end of September.

“We initially started with just four, but now we’re going to add a fifth one, and that’s going to be the last Sunday in September, where we’ll be featuring Roman Street,” said Collier, “and, the fall’s a perfect time to be here on the island, so we’re looking forward to folks coming and enjoying themselves anytime they can.”

The last jazz concert on the West End Sunday September 28, the event is essentially free, but parking is $5 per car, and pedestrians and cyclists must pay $2 to enter.

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