12th Jul, 2013

Independence Day Memories from Fairhope Alabama

Downtown Fairhope Alabama real estate lit up for the 2013 Independence Day celebrations.  The Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Display over the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay left a fantasia of bright memories in the hearts of visitors and residents of Fairhope AL homes.  Many will return, enthralled by the beauty of the idyllic village.

Independence week began early as the Fairhope Welcome Center served up fresh lemonade and handed out flags.  Locals were on hand to answer questions about shopping and dining, side trips or activities.  By Tuesday the Fairhope Museum of History illustrated the very first Fourth of July celebration held by early settlers and developers of real estate in Fairhope.  The museum spotlighted The Battle of Little Round Top during the afternoon.

On Wednesday the merchants opened their doors for special discounts during the annual sidewalk “SALE-abration” and local farmers displayed their juicy watermelons, plump corn, and hardy tomatoes along with locally grown flowers.

Then on July 4, 2013, a few patriotic concerts played preludes to the grand Fairhope fireworks display.  RockSolid performed at South Beach Park at 3:00 p.m.  The group is made up of senior high school students from around Alabama who rallied onlookers with a variety of patriotic songs and classic light rock.
By 6:30 p.m., Doc Rogers and Rock Dodgers joined the festivities at Henry George Park as the Jolly Roger Band before the Baldwin Pops Band took the stage for a rousing Independence Day concert.  The Eastern Shore Choral Society chimed in with well-received renditions of patriotic and American tunes.

By dusk, all anticipated the spectacular fireworks displays over the water from blankets and niches throughout Knoll Park, Henry George Park, Fairhope Municipal Pier, and other beachfront locations as judged from the City of Fairhope searched for the most interesting picnic blanket set up to bestow their Checkered Tablecloth Award!

The City of Daphne just north of Fairhope also produced a beautiful fireworks display visible from Trione Sports Park.  These fantastic, colorful fireworks displays lit up the sky and the sea and the hearts while the sun set over Mobile Bay.

The next day, lemonade stands were opened all over town and on the sidewalks to benefit local charities.  Visitors per roused the art galleries during the First Friday Art Walk, too.

For information about properties on the Eastern Shore, contact Lucinda Briggs of RE/MAX by the Bay at (251) 423-7127.  We’d love to show you homes in Fairhope or anywhere in the Mobile AL real estate market.

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