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The 2019 Mardi Gras Parade Route Returns to Highway 59, Hootie and the Blowfish added to Wharf Summer Concert roster, and Christmas performances happening this week in Gulf Shores.

Beach News You Can Use - December 3-7, 2018

Stay informed with what's happening in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, and Fort Morgan on Meyer Vacation Rentals' News Page! Here are five things you need to know for the week of December 3, 2018

2019 Mardi Gras Parade in Gulf Shores Route Changes

The Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade in Gulf Shores will be making the return to Highway 59 ahead of its 41
st year in 2019. This change comes after the 2018 Mardi Gras parade had to be moved due to road construction and improvements. The 41st annual Mardi Gras Day Parade in Gulf Shores will be 10 a.m. on March 5, 2019.

Hootie and the Blowfish added to the Wharf’s 2019 Summer Concert Roster

After spending nearly 15 years on hiatus, 90s band Hootie and the Blowfish will be embarking on a 44 city tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Cracked Rear View,” its most successful album to date. Hootie and the Blowfish, along with special guest Barenaked Ladies, will perform at the Wharf Ampitheater on June 6.

Mostly Sunny Weather Expected All Week Long
Weather in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will be mostly sunny through Friday, with a slight chance of showers on Saturday. Average highs will stay around 60 with lows averaging at 44.

The Nutcracker, presented by Coastal Ballet, set for Dec. 6, 8-9
The Coastal Ballet Academy will present its annual performance of The Nutcracker December 6th, 8th, and 9th in Orange Beach, Bon Secour, and Gulf Shores. The December 6th performance will be part of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach "Kingdom of Sweets Gala" at 6 p.m. The December 8th performance will be held at the Swift-Coles historic Open House in Bon Secour at 10 a.m., and the December 9th performance will be held at Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at for $15.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life at South Baldwin Community Theatre
It’s the meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown! South Baldwin Community Theatre’s adaptation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be held December 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and December 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students.

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