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Ballyhoo Festival

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Ballyhoo Festival

April 6 @ 9:00 am - April 7 @ 4:00 pm

Ballyhoo festival

Get ready to immerse yourself in a celebration of art, culture, and community at the 10th Annual Ballyhoo Festival, taking place on April 6th and 7th, 2024, in the vibrant coastal city of Gulf Shores!

Step into a world of creativity and inspiration as the festival grounds come alive with the vibrant colors and captivating creations of 100 juried fine artists. From stunning paintings to intricate sculptures, there’s something to delight every artistic taste.

But the Ballyhoo Festival is more than just an art show—it’s a cultural exchange like no other. On Saturday, April 6th, we invite you to join us as we honor the rich heritage of the Poarch Creek Indians. Learn about their fascinating history and resilience as they share their stories of survival from the Trail of Tears. Experience the beauty and grace of their traditional dances, performed by the talented members of the Poarch Creek Pow Wow Club in stunning ceremonial regalia.

But the cultural journey doesn’t end there! On April 7th, prepare to be transported back in time as we present Early Americana Appalachian music in a lively fiddle and banjo competition. Sponsored in part by the renowned Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival and the legendary FloraBama, this musical showcase promises toe-tapping tunes and heartwarming melodies that will transport you to another era.

While you’re here, be sure to explore the festival grounds and discover a world of family-friendly fun. From a sprawling playground for children to engaging art projects that spark creativity in young minds, there’s no shortage of excitement to be found.

And don’t forget to check out the captivating demonstrations of traditional basket weaving, showcasing the time-honored craftsmanship and skill of local artisans.

Located amidst the breathtaking beauty of Gulf State Park, the Ballyhoo Festival offers a unique opportunity to connect with art, culture, and nature in one unforgettable event. So mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and join us for a weekend of artistic inspiration and cultural exploration at the Ballyhoo Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!


April 6 @ 9:00 am
April 7 @ 4:00 pm


Gulf State Park
20115 State Park Rd,AL-135
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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