New Year's Festivities

New Year's Festivities

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Here are a "few" happenings going on to ring in the New Year.

Moonpie Over Mobile:

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Local Act I SING performs on Bienville Square Stage and The Wolf Gambino Trio performs on Riverview Plaza Stage

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Children's Activities and local live entertainment begin at Riverview Plaza Stage and Bienville Square. The Museum of Mobile, Exploreum and Carnival Museum will also be open and will have children's activities.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Local Act Kyle and Karl perform on Riverview Plaza Stage

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Local Act Worx performs on Bienville Square Stage

7:00 p.m. - Giant edible MoonPie provided by Chattanooga Bakery begins serving at Riverview Plaza.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson and City Council Vice President Fred Richardson will make the first slice.

7:30 p.m. - New Year's Eve Parade

The downtown parade will feature some of Mobile's best Mardi Gras floats and marching bands. As America's first Mardi Gras, Mobile takes great pride in this family-friendly celebration.

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Local Act Less Than Stellar perform on Riverview Plaza Stage

8:45 p.m. - Opening ceremony and remarks on Austal Stage

Mobile's elected officials will officially kick off the MoonPie Over Mobile celebration and help prepare the crowd to welcome the New Year and Mardi Gras season.

9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Opening act Latimore performs on Austal Stage

11:00 p.m. - Gretchen Wilson performs on Austal Stage.

11:30 p.m. - Light show begins downtown

Gretchen Wilson will continue to perform as the lights of RSA Battle House Tower and the Renaissance Riverview Plaza put on a light show for the crowd.

11:59 p.m. - Countdown starts as the giant MoonPie descends from atop the RSA Trustmark Building

Midnight - Laser and fireworks show over downtown Mobile

In addition to the giant MoonPie and laser show on the RSA Trustmark Building, Mobile will have four synchronized fireworks shows to help properly welcome 2014..

12:30 a.m. - Gretchen Wilson performance concludes

New Year's Eve plans at Flora-Bama and Flora-Bama Yacht Club. Come join us for the biggest New Year's Eve bash on the Gulf Coast at Flora-Bama complete with free food, free champagne, party favors, & live music on three stages!

Tickets include:

· Free Food from 7pm - until

- Royal Reds, Shrimp Alfredo, Jambalaya, Fish Bites, Chicken Tenders, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Quarter Burgers, Grilled Veggies, Sweet Potato Fries, Dinner Rolls, Dessert - Cheesecake Slices, & Dessert Bites.

· Free Breakfast Sandwiches out of the Gift Shop Bar starting at 12:30am

  · Free Champagne

· Party Favors

· Live Music on Three Stages

- Main Room: 6:30pm Perdido Brothers, 10:30pm Shawna P & Earthfunk Tribe

- Bama Dome: 7:00pm Big Muddy, 10:30pm Mulligan Brothers

- Tent Stage: 6:30pm Foxy Iguanas, 10:30pm Nick Sturms Band

To kick off the Alabama State Parks Systems 75th anniversary in 2014, Gulf State Park is hosting a free event on New Years Eve to celebrate "the Year of the Parks" with a bonfire at the beach pavilion, as well as a fireworks display. The event is open to the public - food/beverages will be available to purchase - and will be held from 8:00 p.m. - midnight.

The bonfire will be lit on the beach at the pavilion at 8:30 p.m. with the first, smaller round of fireworks scheduled for 10:00 p.m., then the larger display of fireworks and dropping of the beach ball at the beach pavilion are scheduled for midnight. Live music, kids games, marshmallows and marshmallow sticks for the bonfire, and much more will be available to help ring in the New Year.


The City of Fairhope will hold their annual New Year's Eve celebration tonight. The band kicks off at 8:30 p.m. near Church Street and Fairhope Avenue. There will also be a ball drop at midnight with fireworks.  
 
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