BayFest kicks off Friday evening, October 4th, with three nights of world class entertainment, featuring more than 100 entertainers on 9 stages in the streets of downtown Mobile! More than 250,000 music fans from around the country flock to the streets of downtown Mobile during the three day festival providing and economic boost for the City of Mobile, Mobile County and the State of Alabama. The total economic impact in 2012 was $41 million.
BayFest works with civic and charitable organizations that will have booths set up inside the festival gates with food, drinks and festival merchandise. Many of the vendors depend on the proceeds they raise each year to help fund their organizations’ projects.
BayFest organizers are asking you to recycle your aluminum and plastic during the festival in bins that will be set up around the festival site. Volunteers are needed to work with the Eco-Team. If you're interested in volunteering, please visit www.bayfest.com to sign up.
It may be tough to find a parking space downtown during BayFest so you may want to think about carpooling. If you park at the Mobile Civic Center, you can ride a WAVE bus to the festival site. You may also want to try to book a room at a hotel in the area.
You can still purchase weekend passes online at http://www.bayfest.com/sc_tickets.php and pick them up at will call. Pickup hours are: Friday beginning at 2:30pm, Saturday beginning at 1:00pm, and Sunday beginning at 1:00pm. Will call is located at the corner of St. Joseph and St. Francis Streets.Ticket booths will be open one hour prior to when festival gates open so you can purchase a one day pass.
BayFest has a few areas inside the festival gates that are designated for chairs. You are welcome to take a chair with you, however they will only be allowed in these specific places. Visit http://www.bayfest.com/ab_faq.php for a specific list of chair areas.
The festival will go on rain or shine! If you need any other information, please visit http://www.bayfest.com/.
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