By: Shirley Jackson
Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival
More than 300,000 people are expected at the 50th anniversary of the National Shrimp Festival on the white sandy beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast Oct. 12-15. The four-day celebration features a musical lineup of national, regional and local acts, including blues, Motown, Southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. Food is another festival highlight, with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach. Art lovers will have the chance to browse nearly 200 booths with fine art and arts and crafts vendors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birmingham Squadron NBA preseason game
The New Orleans Pelicans will return to Birmingham for an NBA preseason showdown against the Houston Rockets. The game takes place at Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Thursday, Oct. 12. Don’t miss Alabama native Herbert Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and the rest of the squad in action. For questions about the game, call 205-719-0850.
Woodlawn Street Market
Featuring more than 60 Birmingham artisans and creators, the Woodlawn Street Market will showcase diverse products including art, jewelry, clothing and freshly baked goods Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event takes place along 55th Place between First Avenue North and First Avenue South.
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