Fairhope, AL is beautiful any time of the year with its mild temperatures, gorgeous sunsets over Mobile Bay, vibrant small town atmosphere, excellent shopping, arts, and outdoor recreation, and its proximity to the Gulf beaches. But April is arguably one of our prettiest months with spring flowers everywhere. And with daily temperatures averaging 71 degrees for a high and 53 degrees for a low and average rainfall only 2 inches, the weather is on our side. So if you’re lucky enough to be booked at Jubilee Suites during April, and you’re interested in exploring the charming destination town of Fairhope, you’ve got a load of treats in store for you. As the world slowly opens up again, we’re cautiously optimistic that these events represent the most delightful activities and events going on in Fairhope, AL in April 2021. See the links for more information.
April 11 – 18, Fairhope Restaurant Week
12:00 am April 11 – 12:00 pm April 18 (a full week) Fairhope Living Magazine invites you to experience Fairhope’s Inaugural Restaurant Week. Spend the week dining out for chances to win one of 26 $50 gift cards to participating restaurants. Once you’re seated, scan the QR code at your table to be entered into a daily gift card drawing for $50 to one of our partner restaurants. All winners will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a 2-night stay for 2 at Jubilee Suites on Mobile Bay, a 2-day golf cart rental from H&M and dinner for 2 at Sage Restaurant in downtown Fairhope. We love this event because it gives our beleaguered local restaurant industry a much-needed boost for 2021 and also benefits their customers, especially the lucky winners! Go to the Fairhope Restaurant Week website for full details. Let’s all go!
Until May 2, The NALL Collection of Alabama Art Featuring Charlie Lucas
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Tuesday – Saturday). Don’t miss the current exhibits at the Eastern Shore Art Center just down the street from Jubilee Suites. Charlie Lucas’ exhibit of metal art is especially interesting because he is self-taught and descends from several generations of artisans and craftspeople, including his grandfather and great grandfather who were blacksmiths. He traces his work directly from them. Exhibit available until May 2, 2021. Paul R. Jones Museum Museum Director Daniel White describes Lucas: “If you know Charlie Lucas, then you know he has no limits with his imagination, and the universe is his studio.” More information here.
Eastern Shore Art Center, 401 Oak St, Fairhope.
Fairhope Museum of History- New Dogwood Trail Court Exhibit
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tuesday – Saturday). If you enjoy local history when you travel, you won’t want to miss the Fairhope Museum of History. Full of local artifacts and fascinating stories, the newest exhibit is “Dogwoods: More Than External Beauty”, located on the second floor of the museum. Learn more about the unique history of the Dogwood Trail Court that has been an Eastern Shore tradition for 61 years. More than just pretty faces! The exhibit will be up for 1 year, ending in March of 2022, and will be replaced with a new one.
Fairhope Museum of History, 24 N. Section St. Fairhope.
April 8, 15, 22, 29, (Thursdays), Fairhope Spring Outdoor Farmers Market
3:00 – 6:00 pm (Thursdays). Hosted by the City of Fairhope and featuring locally grown produce, honey, baked goods and other edibles plus plants, flowers and more. Fun to visit. You never know what you’ll find! Every Thursday beginning in April through July 8.
Behind the Fairhope Public Library on the corner of Bancroft and Magnolia Avenue, Fairhope.
April 30 and May 1, 2, Arts and Crafts Festival, Downtown Fairhope
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Rescheduled this year from its usual weekend in March and also changed to featuring only Alabama artists, this annual event is always a highlight on Fairhope’s Spring calendar. This is the 69th year of the festival and one the locals and visitors alike always look forward to. In fact, anytime Fairhope closes the streets for an event, it’s sure to be great fun. See the best Alabama artists, buy something to take home, and enjoy some delicious cuisine from the food court and downtown restaurants throughout this great three-day event. See more on their website.
April 3, 10, 17, 24, Walking Tour of Downtown Fairhope
10:00 am (Saturdays). Fairhope April Walking Tours will begin at 10am each Saturday in April at the Fairhope Welcome Center. Open to the public and free. Each week is different! This is a great way to enjoy our gorgeous April weather and see the town at the same time. Maybe even make a new friend!
Fairhope Welcome Center, 20 N Section St, Fairhope.
Mondays in April, Live Music at The Book Cellar
5:00 – 7:00 pm (Mondays). Enjoy local music each Monday in a listening room environment at The Book Cellar, a local favorite event hangout attached to the Page and Palette Bookstore. Check the Book Cellar’s Facebook page to see who is playing in April and prepare to live like a local. Also some of the best craft beer in town on tap along with a full bar.
The Book Cellar Bar and Event Center at Page & Palette, 32 S. Section St, Fairhope.
April 5 and 19, Ballroom Dancing by Moonlight Chassé
7:00 – 9:00 pm (1st and 3rd Mondays). Join the locals in a fun ballroom dance event open to the public. The next dance is on April 19 and features live music from J R Owen and Thom Oglesby. $10 per person. BYOB and your ballroom shoes and dance the night away. No partner needed. More information at this Facebook page.
Hot Wheels Skating Rink, 616 Whispering Pines Rd, Daphne.
April 10, 24, Fairhope Storm Semi-Pro Football Team Home Games
3:00 pm. Calling all football fans! Come see one or more of the home games of this local semi-pro football team. And you can’t miss the Storm Troopers, a dedicated group of cheerleaders who keep spirits high. More info here on their website.
W. C. Majors Field, 701 Volanta Avenue (at Fairhope Municipal Park), Fairhope.
April 30, Live At Five Concert Series: The Royal Horses & Red Clay Strays (Sold Out)
5:00 – 7:30 pm. Hope you got tickets to this outdoor concert on the lawn at Halstead Auditorium with the best in local music. Join Fairhope residents for this highly anticipated event with two of our favorite local bands. BYO snacks and beverages of your choice along with chairs and blankets for lawn seating. All the information is at this Facebook Event page. The tickets went for a bargain price of $10 each for adults, $3 for kids. Get your tickets for the next event, May 14, at the link.
Coastal Alabama Community College: Fairhope Campus, Halstead Outdoor Auditorium, 450 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope.
Sound fun? Take a look at our Suites Availability, book yourself a few nights at Jubilee Suites and live like a local in Fairhope, AL. For groups or help with your reservation, please contact us! We’d love to share our wonderful town and our boutique hotel with you and your family.