MoonPie Over Mobile

Downtown Mobile welcomes over 50,000 people each New Year’s Eve for an evening of celebratory activities leading up to the giant 600 pound electric MoonPie drop, laser light show and fireworks at midnight! Come be part of the 2018 celebration that has been hailed as one of the best New Year’s Eve events in the country!

The evening begins with the cutting of the world’s largest edible MoonPie, followed by a second-line parade led by the Excelsior Band.


  • 8:00
    Food trucks around Bienville Square (weather permitting)
    Alabama Bicentennial Resolution Wall  at the corner of St. Joseph and St. Francis streets (Leave your hopes and dreams for 2019!)
    Music in the Riverview Hotel Courtyard by David Brinston

8:30 Cutting of the World’s Largest MoonPie in the courtyard of the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel.

9:00 Second Line Parade from the Riverview Courtyard to the main stage, led by the Port City Second Liners. The public is encouraged to join in!

9:25 Remarks from Mayor Stimpson, Councilman Fred Richardson, Sponsor

9:30 Opening Act: Everybody’s Here

11:00 Headliner: Sister Sledge

Midnight MoonPie Drops, Fireworks and Laser Light Show

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 for information on hotels and area attractions.