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January and February in South Alabama means one thing and one thing only for most: Mardi Gras! People from all over gather on the streets of downtown Mobile, Alabama (home of the first Mardi Gras), and the party doesn't stop until it ends!

One special Friday evening each month, the streets of Historic Downtown Pensacola come alive for Gallery Night. Local businesses open their doors to the night air as visitors and locals alike flood the streets to enjoy music, art and cuisine. 

This must-see event features the world-famous Blue Angels perfoming over Pensacola Beach on Santa Roasa Island. 

Bellingrath Gardens and Home’s kid-focused Wonderful Wednesday program! Learn about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations throughout the region.

Get a birds-eye view of the Gulf Shores / Orange Beach area along the Alabama Gulf Coast! Lost Bay Helicopters offers a variety of services including beach tours, basic helicopter rides, island view tours, sea and wildlife tours, skydiving, heli jumps, and flight training.