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WHERE ADVENTURE 
COMES NATURALLY

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A tranquil and welcoming community, Dauphin Island and the villages of South Mobile County (SOMO) are rich in wildlife, Southern culture, excitement and so much more. Get your pulse racing with the exhilaration of an international speedway, the thrill of the catch while deep sea fishing or at any of our acclaimed annual events involving music, the arts, coastal cuisine, outdoor activities and more! SOMO offers all the best of the Gulf Coast in one stunning and easily accessible location.

From the sugar white sand beaches of Dauphin Island and the beauty of Bellingrath Gardens and Fowl River, to the charming atmosphere and unrivaled seafood of Bayou La Batre and Coden. Hop on your bikes and explore all that there is to do or spend your days finding adventure with the family.

Featured Events

  • Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
    Nov 25, 2022, 8:00 AM – Jan 05, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582, USA
    Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 27th year of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2022! In this Gulf Coast holiday tradition, guests stroll through a dazzling light display throughout the 65-acre Garden estate.
  • Community Open Pottery Studio
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 08, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council, 918 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA
    Drop in to the open community pottery studio and improve your skills!
  • Introduction to Hand-Building Pottery
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 08, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council, 918 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA
    Join LeaAyn Shurley for this fun class with clay!
  • Dauphin Island Art For All
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council, 918 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA
    Art For All is an inclusive arts education program for adults with disabilities.
  • Dauphin Island Christmas Boat Parade
    Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Dauphin Island, Dauphin Island, AL, USA
    The Dauphin Island Christmas Boat Parade will be on Saturday, December 10 this year. Please calendar this great event!
  • Cast Iron Cookoff: A Surf 'n Turf Battle at the Fort
    Dec 10, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Dauphin Island Fort Gaines, 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA
    Chefs and cook teams compete in a surf n turf challenge dish using cast iron cookery for cash, a cool trophy and a WFC 2022 Golden Ticket!
  • LuLu's Lighted Boat Parade
    Dec 10, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Lulu's Gulf Shores, 200 E 25th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
    Come by LuLu’s for a magical night on the Waterway Village with the LuLu’s Lighted Boat Parade! Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at dusk.

THE COMMUNITIES OF SOUTH MOBILE COUNTY

Life along the Alabama Coast flows a little different. Visit or stay awhile.

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BAYOU LA BATRE & CODEN

South Mobile County

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DAUPHIN ISLAND

South Mobile County

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GRAND BAY

South Mobile County

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THEODORE

South Mobile County

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IRVINGTON

South Mobile County

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ST. ELMO

South Mobile County

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