Ring in the New Year with a giant electronic MoonPie drop! This is the tenth year for the MoonPie over Mobile celebration in Downtown Mobile.
This free event began with a little more than 5,000 people and has now grown to more than 50,000. Before this event, downtown hotels saw an average occupancy rate of around 40% and now see more than 88% during New Year's.
This year's headliner, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, will make the celebration extra special with their multi-platinum album blend of soul and funk. Local dignitaries will kick off the evening with the cutting of the world's largest, edible MoonPie, baked by Chattanooga Bakery, followed by a second line parade led by the Port City Second liners. The public is invited to join the parade as it travels down Royal Street to the main stage.
Country music duo, The Springs, will kick off the evening's entertainment before headliner George Clinton takes the stage. The evening will end in the dropping of the world's largest electronic MoonPie, a laser light show and the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore Fireworks Show. It promises to be the best New Year's in the South and the perfect time to visit Mobile. The 12-foot-tall MoonPie will descend from the 34-story RSA Trustmark skyrise as the city welcomes 2018 and the beginning of Mardi Gras season.
Take advantage of special hotel packages and stay the evening. Local restaurants, bars and taverns will be filled with families and friends old and new. Visit www.mobile.org for information on hotels and area attractions.
MoonPie Over Mobile Schedule- December 31, 2017:
8:00pm- Beer Garden Opens in Bienville Square, Dauphin Street side
Food trucks on Bienville Square
Resolution Wall and Original Giant MoonPie for photos
8:30pm- Cutting of the World's Largest MoonPie in the courtyard of the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. Music by Port City Second Liners
9:00pm- Second Line Parade from the Riverview Courtyard to the main stage. The public is encouraged to join in! The Chattanooga Moonpie 100th anniversary RV will bring up the rear
9:25pm- Remarks from Mayor Stimpson, Councilman Fred Richardson, Sponsor
9:30pm- Opening Act: The Springs
11:00pm- Headliner: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Midnight- MoonPie Drops, Fireworks and Laser Light Show
Events Mobile, Inc. is a non-profit organization that undertakes events in the City of Mobile to enhance the lifestyle and entertainment options for the community. Each year they organize and create the MoonPie Over Mobile NYE celebration in downtown Mobile.