Mobile, Alabama, is a city that knows how to have fun! As the birthplace of Mardi Gras, it’s one of the most vibrant, historic, colorful, and exciting places to be, which means there’s always something exceptionally sensational to do in your free time. From museum tours and culinary adventures to bar crawls, comedy shows, and jazz evenings, here are some of the best events Mobile, AL, has to offer that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. 

Bienville Bites Food Tour — Old Mobile Evening

Every Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Bienville Bites Food Tour takes you through the gastronomic history of the city, some of which dates as far back as 1,000 years. In this dining experience, you’ll have five major stops that take you through the evolution of Mobile cuisine, from the Lower Dauphin Street Historic District to the bank vault turned Cuban-themed speakeasy, you’ll have the ride of your life discovering the influences of Mobile’s food.  

Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Ever wonder how you’ll fare in a murder mystery? Try your luck and your detective skills to discover the culprit at this fun Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, which happens every Sunday, Thursday, and Friday. Take part in a dinner cruise party on The Perdido Queen with a unique and thrilling experience filled with plot twists and turns. You’ll be on the edge of your seat all night as you get the chance to find out who the suspect is — unless, of course, you become the suspect yourself. Hosted by the Bay Cities Improv, you’ll be immersed in the world of this murder mystery.  

Mobile’s Own Ghost Stories Tour

Because of its rich history, Mobile has no shortage of haunting ghost stories that will make your heart beat a little faster and your skin prickle with goosebumps. Every weekday, you can join Mobile’s Own Ghost Stories Tour at the History Museum of Mobile. Discover interesting folktales, mysterious spirits, and strange events in the city’s past! Don’t worry, the tour is suitable for all ages, so you can bring little ones along for a fun excursion into the city’s ghostly history.  

Wednesday Wine Tasting at Nova Market

If you’re a wine lover/enthusiast, Wednesday Wine Tasting at Nova Market is for you. Every Wednesday, you can grab a slice of pizza and take a sip of some of the city’s top wines for only $12. Enjoy this fun wine-tasting experience, and bring your friends along for the ride.   

Mardi Gras

Of course, you can’t live in the birthplace of Mardi Gras without experiencing the one-of-a-kind event for yourself. The carnival celebration begins in January 2023, with Mardi Gras on February 21, 2023. Watch as the city transforms into a colorful, bright, and spectacular extravaganza filled with special events, glorious balls, impressive decor, and incredible parades!