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Festival of Flowers in Cathedral Square

Festival of Flowers

March 8-10, 2024

Location: Cathedral Square | Mobile, AL
Ticket Price: Donation required for entry.
Theme: Make Your Mark!

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About the 2024 Festival of Flowers

The award-winning Festival of Flowers will celebrate its 31st year in downtown Mobile’s Cathedral Square by proudly showcasing horticultural displays created by the Mobile area’s best teams of florists, nurseries, landscapers, designers, and artists. They will compete for bragging rights for the Festival of Flowers People's Choice Award. Enjoy live music, outdoor seminars, and select vendors that are in keeping with the Festival of Flowers tradition. Special events include ArtWalk and a Saturday morning Exotic Car Show. Let's have fun, give back to our healthcare community, celebrate the Mobile area, and watch as our most creative show off their talents!

Produced by the Providence Foundation, the 2024 Festival of Flowers will inspire and nurture the gardener in all of us while raising funds to purchase advanced medical equipment for USA Health Providence Hospital. Recognized in 2021 and 2023 as Alabama Magazine’s “Best of Bama Charity Event,” the Festival of Flowers continues the tradition of delighting and educating visitors of all ages. Come celebrate with us!

Parking information: There are many parking options near Cathedral Square. On-street parking will be free starting Friday at 6 p.m. through the end of the Festival of Flowers. Prior to 6 p.m. on Friday, on-street parking will cost $1 per hour, and nearby city parking lots charge comparable hourly rates. For interactive maps and more information, please visit mobilealparking.com.

Questions about the event? Contact Kendall Hurley at Kendall.Hurley@southalabama.edu.

Schedule of Events

Show Hours
Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday March 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival of Flowers Gala*
Thursday, March 7, 7 to 10 p.m.

Cathedral Café
Friday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ArtWalk
Friday, March 8, 6 to 9 p.m.

Exotic Car Show
Saturday, March 9, 9 to 11 a.m.

Buds and Brews*
Saturday, March 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Welcome All Wags
Sunday, March 10, 3 to 5 p.m.

*Ticketed events

Festival of Flowers Gala

Festival of Flowers Gala

Thursday, March 7, 7 to 10 p.m.
Cathedral Square
Tickets: $175

Be the first to view the Festival's floral displays and sculptures by joining us for an evening under the stars. Enjoy cocktails and culinary delights by Morrissette and Company. Proceeds will be used to purchase advanced EKG monitors for the Cardiac Care Unit at USA Health Providence Hospital.

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Festival of Flowers Artwalk

ArtWalk

Friday, March 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cathedral Square
Price: Donation required for entry.

Come join us during downtown Mobile’s ArtWalk and enjoy all that the Festival has to offer! While walking down Dauphin Street, stop by Cathedral Square, grab a cold drink, and listen to some live music from The Wrong Terns! We hope to see you there from 6 to 9 p.m. 

This event is sponsored by Citrin Cardiology, P.C.

Attendees at Buds and Brews

Buds and Brews

Saturday, March 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cathedral Square
Tickets: $40

During our 11th annual Buds and Brews, presented by the Providence Foundation's Young Advisory Group, guests 21 and up are invited to join us for good food, beer, and a musical performance by The Brandon Green Band! Proceeds will be used to purchase advanced EKG monitors for the Cardiac Care Unit at Providence Hospital. 

This event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.

Purchase Tickets Sponsorship Info [PDF]
Conde-Charlotte Museum

Self-Guided Garden Tours

Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 1 to 4 p.m.
 

1. Cornerstone Gardens
1066 Government St., 1 mile from Cathedral Square

2. Cathedral Garden
2 S. Claiborne St.
, 0 miles from Cathedral Square

3. Conde-Charlotte Museum Garden
104 Theatre St., 0.6 miles from Cathedral Square

4. The Waring Texas Courtyard
110 S. Claiborne St.
, 0.2 miles from Cathedral Square

5. Richards DAR House Garden
256 N. Joachim St., 0.7 miles from Cathedral Square

The Wrong Terns

Seminars and Entertainment

Friday, March 8
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.:"Leave Your Footprint" book signing with Ann Bedsole
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Live music from Symone French
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: "Creating a Custom Planter" with Jade Sullivan
3 to 4 p.m.: "Caring for your Garden" by Mobile County Master Gardeners
6 to 9 p.m.: Live music from The Wrong Terns
More to come!

Saturday, March 9
Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Live music from WKRG meteorologist Grant Skinner
1 to 2 p.m.: Live music from Ben Tuberville
2 to 3 p.m.: "Gene's Gold: The Story of the Aromi Azaleas" with Amelia Rose Zimlich
3 to 4 p.m.: Architectural walking tour with Craig Roberts (Meet in FOF seminar tent.)
3 to 4 p.m.: Live performance from Mobile Singing Children
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Buds and Brews with Brandon Green (This is a ticketed event. Please see details above.)

Sunday, March 10
2 to 3 p.m.: "Creating the Perfect Outdoor Room" with Catherine Arensberg
More to come!

Festival of Flowers Exotic Car Show - Vertical

Other Events

Cathedral Café
Sponsored by CB Flock Research Corporation
Friday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bring your lunch and enjoy live music from Symone French. Bagged lunches will also be sold on site by Stevie's Kitchen.
Pre-order your lunch online!

Exotic Car Show
Saturday, March 9, 9 to 11 a.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cathedral Square

Welcome All Wags
Sunday, March 10, 3 to 5 p.m.
Bring your furry friend to the Festival of Flowers!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Plant Sponsor

  • Encore Azalea and Southern Living Plant Collection

Camellia

  • Mobile County Commission, Districts 1, 2 and 3
  • Palmer's Toyota Superstore
  • Sybil Smith Foundation

Daisy

  • Alabama Power Foundation
  • Mobile Heart Specialist, P.C.
  • Wind Creek

Dogwood

  • Barnes Family Restaurants
  • C.B. Flock Research Corporation
  • The C.D. Jeff and Helen Glaze Foundation
  • Citrin Cardiology, P.C.
  • Mobile Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Mobile)
  • Radiology Associates of Mobile, P.C.

Rose

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Caring Foundation
  • Cardiology Associates of Mobile
  • Elizabeth and David Hibberts
  • First Horizon
  • James B. Donaghey, Inc. Mechanical Contractors
  • Mobile City Council, Districts 2, 3, 4 and 7
  • The Orthopaedic Group P.C.
  • Peter's Financial, LLC
  • R1 RCM, Inc.
  • Robins & Morton

Magnolia

  • Barter & Associates
  • Beth and Robert Rouse
  • Clark Neurosurgery and Spine
  • Kathy Bronstein
  • Merchants Marine Bank
  • Mimi Lyons
  • Southern Cancer Center

Media Sponsor

  • WKRG

In-Kind Sponsors

  • AL.com
  • iHeart Radio
  • Lagniappe
  • Mobile Bay Magazine
  • Peter's Financial, LLC

Buds and Brews Title Sponsor

  • Wells Fargo Advisors (Jonathan Adcock and Zack Ashbee)

Buds and Brews Contributing Sponsors

  • Autry Greer & Sons, Inc.
  • Bay Business News

Buds and Brews Gold Sponsors

  • Braided River Brewing Company
  • Gulf Coast Distributing
  • Mobile Rosin Oil
  • Urology Associates of Mobile

Buds and Brews Silver Sponsors

  • Milling Commercial Realty
  • Mobile City Council, District 1
  • Phelps Dunbar
  • Uniti Fiber

Get Involved

Sponsors

As a sponsor of the 2024 Festival of Flowers, you will be making an investment in the healthcare betterment of the entire community. The message of your philanthropy will be shared with a widespread audience throughout the Southeast region. Proceeds of the 2024 Festival of Flowers will be used to purchase advanced EKG monitors for the Cardiac Care Unit at Providence Hospital. For more information, contact Kendall Hurley at Kendall.Hurley@southalabama.edu.

Purchase Sponsorships  Sponsorship Packages [PDF]

Vendors

Vendor spaces for the 2024 Festival of Flowers are now full.

Vendor Check-in: Friday, March 8, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Vendor Hours: Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note: Vendors must stay for the full duration of the show.

Volunteers

The Festival of Flowers wouldn't be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers. For opportunities, contact Mary Bowab at Mary.Bowab@southalabama.edu.

Committee

Are you interested in joining the Festival of Flowers committee? Email Kendall.Hurley@southalabama.edu today!

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