What is better than watching the sunset over Weeks Bay while enjoying fresh Gulf shrimp and listening to awesome music? Not much! That is why the Weeks Bay Foundation is excited to host the 7th annual Bald Eagle Bash on April 23rd from 4-7pm. The Party for Preservation helps to raise money and awareness for our mission of protecting coastal wetlands.
This “taste of Weeks Bay” event brings a dozen area restaurants together to create dishes based on delicious gulf shrimp. Each chef prepares a signature dish that is sure to delight all participants. Some of the dishes from past years include shrimp and grits, shrimp ceviche, and shrimp stuffed mashed potatoes. The Weeks Bay Foundation supplies soda, beer from Budweiser and Fairhope Brewing Company, and board member Phil Norris’s homemade sangria.
After a few moments to digest, the crowd gets the chance to cut a rug to the fun tunes of The Mulligan Brothers. This group has recently been touring throughout Ireland and the Netherlands and has been featured on the Al.com list of “20 Alabama bands to watch (and listen to) in 2016.”They recently released their second album, “Via Portland.” The quartet is a mix of folk and bluegrass with plenty of good dancing songs.
Weeks Bay Foundation board member, Jim Gaines, says “The Bash is an amazing family friendly event that really showcases local seafood and local musical talent.” Located right on Weeks Bay, many attendees come by boat and families fish off the pier while children run through the grass. If this sounds like fun, make sure to get your tickets for this year’s Bald Eagle Bash.
Tickets for the event are available right here, at Page and Palette in Fairhope, the Weeks Bay Reserve Visitors Center, and the Weeks Bay Foundation office. They are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free. Free parking is available at the Weeks Bay Reserve Safe Harbor site, with BRATS shuttles providing transportation to the event.
Call us if you have any questions or need more information: 251-990-5004