Yes! Bring the kids to the Shrimp Festival October 13–16, 2011!
Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are encouraged to bring the younger set to enjoy this hugely popular event in Gulf Shores, Alabama. There is an entire section of the grounds dedicated to making the children’s days at the festival just as fun as the adults’ experience.
Free snacks of snow cones and popcorn will keep the kids fueled between meals. Many free events and activities will be provided, including sports inflatables, arts & crafts, video games, Build-a-Bear coloring books, jet ski simulator, face painting, make-your-own T-shirts, safety lessons and ID tags from the Alabama Marine Police. You’ll also find H2O Ballz, outdoor family adventures, and children’s clothing and accessories.
A full slate of live stage acts by or for children is offered throughout the four-day festival. Babin House of Party will supply free all-day entertainment on Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), plus shorter stage segments Saturday and Sunday (see schedule below).
Local and regional acts fill out the weekend days:
10–11 a.m. South Baldwin Dance Center
11–11:30 Melange Dance Company of Pascagoula, MS
11:30–noon Alabama International Girl Youth Development
Noon–12:30 Flip City
12:30–1:00 Babin House of Party
1:00–1:30 Southern Edge Dance
1:30–2:00 Wheeles Karate Academy
2:00–2:30 Southern Edge Dance
2:30–3:00 Babin House of Party
3:00–3:30 Flip City—Gulf Coast Little Princess Pageant Crowning
3:30–4:00 Gulf Coast Tae Kwon Do
4:00–5:00 Babin House of Party
10:30–11 a.m. Alabama Entertainers Music Theater Group
11–11:30 Babin House of Party
11:30–noon International Miss Youth Development
Noon–12:30 Brandy Brown Studio
12:30–1:00 Miss Seafood Queens
1:30–2:00 Babin House of Party
2:00–2:30 Alabama Entertainers Music Theater Group
2:30–3:00 Alligator Alley
3:00–3:30 Alabama Entertainers Music Theater Group
4:00–5:00 Babin House of Party Grand Finale
Although not directly a part of Children’s Activity Village, the Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday (11 a.m.–3 p.m.) offers a creative opportunity for age groups starting as young as 5 years.
So pack up the entire family for fun, fun, fun at the 2011 Shrimp Festival!
While at the festival, you won’t want to miss the wide variety of musical acts at both ends of the festival grounds. Take a look at the full line-up, including links to many of the performers, on our Shrimp Fest—East Stage and Shrimp Fest—West Stage pages.
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