West Beach Concerts
On Sunday, October 9th, Crowned Jewelz (3:00 p.m.) and Roman Street (5:00 p.m.) will take the stage at the West Beach. Price is $5 per person ages 13 and up and proceeds go to help support our efforts to relocate and repurpose the historic Little Red Schoolhouse. In addition, the Mobile Oyster Company (Cullan Duke) and James Beard Award Winning Chef, Ryan Prewitt and his staff from Peche Seafood Grill in New Orleans will serve up fresh Isle Dauphine Oysters (grown just offshore from West End Beach) on the half shell along with other delicious fare. The two are donating their time, talent and food products to further support the school project. Patrons who sample the tasty offerings are asked to make a contribution of their choice to this worthwhile cause. As always, we encourage you to bring beach chairs, blankets, bug spray (just in case), and this time your favorite beverage to enjoy with the food. Please NO pets, glass or grills.
Stirring the Sand
Thursday, October 13th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the open space adjacent to the DI Gallery at 918 Bienville Blvd. The event features life-long and long-term area residents telling stories of their life experiences growing up on Old Dauphin Island. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to support DIHAC’s heritage programs will be accepted and much appreciated.
6th Annual DI Art Trail
Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More than 50 local and regional artists are expected to participate in this popular event. Returning to the Art Trail this year is well known Ocean Springs artist Stig Marcussen, island artists Dena McKee, Earle & Nancy Connell, Sharon Johnston and Russ Voisin among others. Organizers will once again provide free trolley service throughout the day to the ten Art Trail sites located around the island. NO purchase necessary to participate! In addition, Trail Maps also include free discount coupons to island businesses!
Inaugural Triathlon hosted by Mobile Bar Foundation & Mobile Sports Authority
Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 a.m. on Dauphin Island. Several hundred or more participants are expected to take part in the 1/3 mile swim, 13.3 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. While the event will be headquartered at the Isle Dauphine complex, numerous island roads, portions of the bike trail and DI Bridge will be utilized during the triathlon. Although our police department personnel will be on duty to ensure pedestrian safety…EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS! For additional information, registration and/or to volunteer, check out the triathlon website at trithegulf.com.
Life in the Middle Ages
Saturday, October 29th at historic Fort Gaines hosted by hosted by the Society of Creative Anachronism, the Barony of Osprey presents this 33rd Annual Renaissance Festival – GATALOP 33 event. It will feature Knights in Armor as they storm the castle, melees and sieges and blacksmith demonstrations. You’ll also have a chance to visit with Lords, Ladies, Artists and Medieval Merchants while you’re there! For additional information visit dauphinisland.org or call (251) 861-6992.
Annual All’s Swell Surf Contest at West End Beach
Sunday, October 30th (alternative dates 11/5 or 11/12 surf permitting). This is sponsored by Blu Revival Surf Shop. Sunrise Service offered at 7:30 a.m., Registration from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., and heats start at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee per Division is $25.00. Admission is free but organizers respectfully request a $5.00 donation per vehicle to support the Little Red School House relocation and renovation project. For more information visit our event page on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (228) 806-1958.
Veterans Day Ceremony with Congressman Bradley Byrne
Friday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Water Tower Plaza. The Dauphin Island Veterans Association proudly announce Congressman Bradley Byrne as featured guest speaker with Police Chief Kym Claw. We will pay tribute to the Native American Code Talkers who played a major role for the U.S. during 20th Century conflicts such as World War I and II. Join our local veterans for what should be a patriotic and solemn ceremony to honor our nation’s veterans.