Daphne’s Main Street Comes Alive with Art, Food & Entertainment September 23 & 24

 Who: Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

What: 29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts presented by Wind Creek

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24

Where: Main Street, Daphne, AL

Admission: Free


The 29th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts presented by Wind Creek adds a fresh energy by introducing a new name and embracing a wide range of artistic talents. The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce hosts the Jubilee Festival of Arts along Main Street in Olde Towne Daphne, September 23 and 24. Admission is free.

Your favorite artisans will set up beneath the canopy of oaks with original paintings, one-of-a-kind pottery, handcrafted jewelry and thoughtful gifts. Come ready to shop, but don’t miss out on the lively atmosphere. You’ll be treated to cooking competitions, crafting demonstrations, pop-up performances and local musicians.

When it comes to culinary arts, the festival is spicing things up. The Jubilee Festival of Arts committee has teamed up with the World Food Championships to offer two elite qualifier competitions for sandwich-making and the chef’s challenge. Some of the Eastern Shore’s most talented chefs will battle it out for a chance to compete in the World Food Championships in Orange Beach this November. Food vendors and local restaurants will feature wonderful dining options.

The Jubilee Festival of Arts is also showcasing our local southern makers on the new Thomas Hospital Demonstration Stage. See craftsmanship at its finest and have an opportunity to ask questions from the artists themselves. "The World Food Championship and the Southern Makers components both complement the celebratory nature of the Jubilee Festival,” said Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Director of Special Events Liz Thomson.

A festival favorite, the Kids Art Park will be in Centennial Park. Young artists will get to explore their creative side for free with several fun activities like face painting, jewelry-making, wooden block sculptures and you can leave your handprint on the park fence.

Celebrate the performing arts throughout the festival. Dance teams and bands will perform on the Entertainment Stage and you will be able to catch pop-up performances from local theatre groups and street performers throughout the weekend.

"The Jubilee Festival evokes that feeling of nostalgia you get watching a sunset on the Eastern Shore or hearing someone cry ‘Jubilee!’ from the bay,” said Thomson, "We hope this year’s festival will also include the same excitement you get at the possibility of experiencing your first Jubilee.”  

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who makes the Jubilee Festival of Arts possible: Mayor Dane Haygood, the Daphne City Council, City of Daphne employees, the festival committee, volunteers and festival sponsors.

Check for entertainment and demonstration stage schedule announcements and festival updates throughout the Jubilee Festival on the Jubilee Festival of Arts Facebook page.