Calendar of Events

What’s happening on the byway? Get the latest information here. From music festivals to regattas to street fairs, you won’t miss a thing.

Bugs and Insects

05/24/201705/24/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Learn new and exciting facts about some of the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State  Park. This 1 hour program is suited for people of all ages and allows you to to get close and personal with some of the unique insects. Meet at the Education Building. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

Ducks of Alabama

05/24/201705/24/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Learn some interesting facts about the ducks that spend time in Alabama. This presentation by the park naturalist will include details about duck habitat and behavior as well as the identifying plumage of Alabama’s ducks.  Meet at the Education Building for this program.

S'mores on the Shore

05/25/201705/25/2017
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Campfires, live music and s'mores will be the scene as the City of Gulf Shores hosts its annual S'mores on the Shore event. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach.

This family-friendly event started in 2010 and has quickly become the perfect recipe for families of all ages who are looking for a little free fun and excitement.
 "Each year S'mores on the Shore seems to grow in popularity," said Programs and Events Supervisor, Lesley Dethloff. "When you combine our beautiful beaches, live music, campfires and s'mores, it really does make for an incredible night."
 
S'mores on the Shore will feature music from a live DJ, campfires and all of the makings for s'mores.
Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, chairs, friends and family to join the fun and relax on the beautiful, white sand of the Gulf Shores Public Beach.


Snake Encounters

05/26/201705/26/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Visit the Education Building to learn all about the  native snakes of Gulf State Park.  Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake. It is also feeding time and you can observe the feeding behavior of these amazing animals.

Owl Encounter

05/26/201705/26/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Visit the Education Building to learn all about some amazing facts about owls. We will have our resident screech owls out for pictures! There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

Music and a Movie La La Land

05/26/201705/26/2017
101 E Laurel Ave., Foley, AL

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Start the evening off with a Foley K-9 Team demonstration and music by The Baldwin Pops! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic snack to enjoy!

Nature Time

05/27/201705/27/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Learn new and exciting facts about some of the animals that live in Gulf State Park. This one hour program is suited for people of all ages and allows you to get close and personal with some of the educational animals at the Nature Center.

Video: American Eagle

05/27/201705/27/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator.  In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program. 

C Spire Concert Series presents Alabama Southern Drawl Tour with special guest The Charlie Daniels Band

05/27/201705/27/2017
23325 Amphitheater Dr., Orange Beach, AL 36561

ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main Stage. ALABAMA introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience.
"We were renegades in sneakers and t-shirts," says Teddy. "We had long hair and played loud and some of the country folks resisted us for a while. But then of course they did accept us and after that, our success made it lots easier for other bands to try it in country music," concluded Gentry. Bands benefitting from that breakthrough include Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line and Eli Young Band.
They have also inspired many of today’s brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan as well as pop and rock stars from Ed Sheeran to Jon Bon Jovi.


Memorial Day Tribute 2017

05/27/201705/27/2017
110 Hwy 180, Gulf Shores, AL

Uniformed interpreters will bring the fort to life through demonstration of period drills on the fort's parade ground as well as artillery demonstration at the water battery. Special talks given by the site historians will provide insight into the events that transpired as well as introduce topics little written about in books.  Explore the military history of Mobile Point from the War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, and WWII. 

Music & Mudbugs featuring Drake White

05/28/201705/28/2017
4550 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Crawfish and country music?  Memorial Sunday at The Wharf Amphitheater has never sounded or tasted more southern!  Toss on some shades along with those dancing shoes, grab your friends and family and head over to feast like a true native of the South! 

The crew from Mudbug Mafia will be throwing down at the event, dishing up thousands of pounds of top-quality crawfish that has bathed in their flavorful secret spices. After you stuff your belly, you’ll get to feed your soul a bit with the tunes of fellow Alabamian Drake White, a Top 40 country crooner who has toured with some heavy hitters like the Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Little Big Town. His spirited stage presence is guaranteed to keep you on your feet! Special guests Adam Hood and Dave Kennedy are set to open the show. 

There will also be live music under the crawfish tent. You can snag a cold beverage and test out your skills at corn hole, mingle with fellow spectators and hopefully win a few choice prizes along the way. If the crawdaddies don’t pinch ya, you may have to pinch yourself folks, it’s gonna be that good! 

Presented by 95 KSJ and the C Spire Concert Series and co-presented by Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Ace Concrete Services

Limited amount of advance VIP Packages are available for $3 and will includes one 3 lb. plate of crawfish, easy access to a cash bar, plus gold circle seating and pit access to the front of the stage.

Alligator Adventures

05/28/201705/28/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your picture taken with the alligator.

Guided Pier Walk

05/29/201705/29/2017
20800 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

Frogs & Toads

05/29/201705/29/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Hop on over to the Nature Center to learn some interesting things about the native frogs and toads in  Gulf State Park. 

Summer Camps at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

05/29/201708/04/2017
65 Government St., Mobile, AL 36633

This summer take a week-long vacation at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. We have inspired learning outside of the classroom for more than 15 summers! Our Summer Camps are designed so that each child will have a unique opportunity to have fun while uncovering science, discovering new adventures, and exploring new challenges! 

The Exploreum Summer Camp Program is full of great opportunities for your child including:

 

*     Day-long adventures with children their own age

*     Fun, in-depth, and diverse exploration of a multitude of sciences

*     A safe, facilitated environment with experienced educators

*    An opportunity to learn innovative approaches to problem solving

*    Creative projects that reinforce STEAM

*    Full access to exhibits and IMAX films

*    A chance to develop social skills and enhance character and team building

Please look over this guide and make your selections. Hurry, they fill up fast! Choose more than one week and double the adventure!

The Exploreum Camp Leaders join our Education Staff for the summer, and help us create and deliver the most educational and fun camps in the region.

Carnivorous Plants of Gulf State Park

05/31/201705/31/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Come to the Education Building to learn about unique plants that have adapted to their environment by eating insects. Our Park Guide will show you examples of these plants and explain how they survive in the poor soils found in bogs and marshes.

Prescribed Burns

05/31/201705/31/2017
22120 Campground Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

One tool that foresters use to maintain healthy habitats is controlled burning of overgrown areas. As one of the most important natural agents of change, fire plays a vital role in maintaining certain ecosystems. Prescribed fire reintroduces the beneficial effects of fire into an ecosystem, producing the kinds of vegetation and landscapes we want, and reducing the hazard of catastrophic wildfire caused by excessive fuel buildup. Meet our Naturalist in the Education Building to learn the details of why and how prescribed burning is utilized in Gulf State Park.

Sparks After Dark - Fireworks Show

06/01/201708/03/2017
23101 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Sky rockets. Pyrotechnics. Fire flowers. Light showers. It doesn’t matter what you call ‘em, fireworks are pretty much loved by one and all. They are the exclamation point at the end of any special event or commemoration. Debuting this June, Sparks after Dark, a brand-new, high velocity fireworks show, will transform every average Thursday evening into a glittering, gleaming celebration. The skies over Main Street will be ablaze with bursts of technicolor flare, illuminating The Wharf in a kaleidoscope of hues. Now you won’t have to wait impatiently for that once-a-year occasion to witness the magic!

Each Thursday we will highlight one of our amazing sponsors!

June 1: Ginny Lane Bar & Grill

June 8: House of Jerky

June 15: The Intracoastal

June 22: High Cotton

June 29: The Southern Grind

July 13: Villaggio Grille

July 20: Shades

July 27: Island Time Daiquiri

August 3: My Phone Accessories

Best view is from Main Street, every Thursday evening, June 1st – August 3rd; following the first light show (around 8:47ish) 
**Sparks After Dark will be moved to Monday, July 3rd during our Independence Day Celebration instead of Thursday, July 6th** 
Admission is FREE

Ninth Annual Plow Day

06/02/201706/03/2017
1801 County Road 71 S, Summerdale, AL 36580

The South Alabama Antique Tractor and Engine Club is the proud sponsor of The Ninth Annual Plow Days to be held June 2-3 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. featuring antique tractor and engines, wheat threshing, tractor and horse plowing, swap meet, vendors, corn shelling and grinding, tractor game, music and cow pie bingo!

For more information call Kathy Sudduth or email her here.

Snake Encounters

06/02/201706/02/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Visit the Education Building to learn all about the native snakes of Gulf State Park. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake. It is also feeding time and you can observe the feeding behavior of these amazing animals.

Talk About Turtles!

06/02/201706/02/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Come to the Nature Center to meet some of our resident turtles including box turtles and sliders. Learn some of the interesting things about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park including the endangered Gopher Tortoise.

Music and a Movie Moana

06/02/201706/02/2017
101 E Laurel Ave., Foley, AL

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Enjoy music by the Groovinators before the movie. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic snack to enjoy.

National Trails Day Guided Nature Walk: Reptile Rendezvous

06/03/201706/03/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Join our Park naturalist on a guided walk through historical dunes of Gulf State Park. Along this paved ADA accessible path, learn about the unique plants and animals that make this sandy ecosystem their home. Meet at Rosemary Dune trail, located to the east side of Hotel Indigo. Approximately 3 miles.

Video: Animal Homes- Location, Location, Location

06/03/201706/03/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Finding a good base of operation is critical for successfully raising a family in the wild. Follow beavers, tortoises, and wood rats as they plan on locate their homes. Part 1 of a 3 part series. Meet at the Gulf State Park Education Building for this program.

Video: Animals Homes- Animal Cities

06/03/201706/03/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Animals congregate in huge colonies partly out of necessity and partly out of the security that numbers provide. Explore why Icelandic Puffins, Ecuadorian Social Spiders, and Leaf Cutter Ants form colonies. Part 2 of a 3 part series. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Brantley Gilbert with special guests Tyler Farr & Luke Combs

06/03/201706/03/2017
4550 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Although it's tempting to call Brantley Gilbert a country artist -- he certainly embraces the outlaw country side of things. Gilbert was born in the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens. He grew up hearing country music, but he also listened to a lot of Athens rock bands like R.E.M. and the B-52's, plus the swaggering Southern rock of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd; at his best, Gilbert blends all of these various strains together in his music.

 

Video: Animal Homes- Nests

06/04/201706/04/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials and each one is a remarkable work of art. Part 3 of a 3 part series. Meet at GSP Education Building for this program.

Guided Pier Walk

06/05/201706/05/2017
20800 E. Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Meet our park guide on the Gulf State Park Pier near the concession stand and learn about some of the unique local sea life as you walk along the pier.

Discovering Sea Turtle

06/05/201706/05/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

 Visit our Education Building and learn all about nesting Loggerhead sea turtles found in Gulf State Park and along Alabama's coast. 

Summer Season 2017

06/06/201707/28/2017
PO Box 6166, Gulf Shores, AL 36547

Summer camps for ocean lovers and future scientists will take place at The Wharf in Orange Beach.  Each week is a topic related to marine animals or ocean exploration. Half days allow an educational fun memory as well as plenty of free time for those who are visiting or are better with half days. Full days include a morning program from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and afternoon from 1 - 4 p.m. plus lunchtime with ocean movies and games from noon - 1 p.m.

This is one of the few speciality camps in the area so don't miss it! 

 

 

 

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band presents I Don?t Know Tour 2017

06/06/201706/06/2017
4550 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

The wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to The Wharf Amphitheater for one night only as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don't Know'” Tour 2017.
Local Parrotheads won't want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band back to The Wharf Amphitheater,”
said Art Favre, Owner of The Wharf. "This concert is always one of the highlights of the season and one of
the biggest parties of the summer. We look forward to welcoming Parrotheads from all over the Gulf Coast
back to Orange Beach!”

Turning Margaritaville into a musical has been an idea for quite a while but now it's gearing up to make its debut. "Escape to Margaritaville" will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, in La Jolla, California, in May 2017. After that, the musical will make a pre-Broadway stop in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago. The play will feature the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, from an original story, and includes both new songs and the most-loved Buffett classics. Speaking of Buffett classics, the most famous of them all, "Margaritaville" has been inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame for its cultural and historic significance. Another milestone this year is the 40th anniversary of the 1977 album Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes, which featured the debut of “Margaritaville.” Other iconic songs from that record are regularly performed on tour as requested by the fans, such as the title track, “Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes,” “Lovely Cruise,” and “Banana Republics.”

Tickets go on sale next Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. though Ticketmaster or at The Wharf box office.

Tuesday Evening Civil War

06/06/201706/27/2017
51 Hwy 180, Gulf Shores, 36542

Historians and site staff, dressed in period uniform, will provide historical insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's History and the life of people who worked and served here. There will be weapons demonstration during event and artillery firing will conclude the event.

Summer Garden Walk at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

06/07/201706/07/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

Join Bellingrath’s Horticultural Management Team for a guided tour of the Gardens to see our wonderful summer displays, floral borders and new additions. Stay for lunch in our Magnolia Café and check out our new merchandise in the Bellingrath Gift Shop. The event is the first of the 2017 Wonderful Wednesdays series at Bellingrath in June and July. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule; call 251.459.8864 to register.

Alligator Adventure

06/07/201706/07/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Come to the Education Building  and see a slide show and learn all about our amazing alligators. We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your picture taken with the alligator. There is a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground. Free to all guest staying in the park.

Honey Bees and Pollination

06/07/201706/07/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Meet at the Nature Center to learn about Honey Bees and why they are so important to the environment.

Wildflowers of Gulf State Park

06/09/201706/09/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Gulf State Park is home to a large number of wildflowers. Come view this slide program that highlights those flowers that are present during each season. Come to the Education Building to learn about the wildflowers of Gulf State Park.

Music and a Movie Sing

06/09/201706/09/2017
101 E Laurel Ave., Foley, AL

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Enjoy music by Christina Christian before the movie. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic snack!

Video: Is That Shunk?

06/10/201706/10/2017
20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We find them in the evening digging through our garbage, hiding under our houses, or walking through our yards, streets, and parks. Skunks seem perfectly adapted to life around us. But we are less comfortable around them, for fear of their potent spray. But what do we really know about these infamous black and white creatures?  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Kids Gulf Discovery Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

06/14/201706/14/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

Children of all ages will enjoy learning about the wildlife and ecology of the Gulf Coast from a variety of environmental organizations at Kids Gulf Discovery Day at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. The Environmental Studies Center will bring their Raptor Road Show to the Great Lawn to engage and educate guests about the wonders of native birds of prey. Visitors may also take a guided cruise along the beautiful Fowl River, courtesy of WildNative Delta Safaris. Space is limited and reservations are required for the cruises, so be sure to make your reservations early. Times are 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Kids Gulf Discovery Day is from 9 a.m. to noon. Join us for a day of summer fun! Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule; call 251.459.8864 to register.

Zoo Camp at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

06/19/201706/23/2017
1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Zoo Camp is offered to all elementary school age children, ages 5 to 11, in a full day session from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. conducted by licensed teachers and trained volunteers. Campers will explore animal life here at the zoo, partake in animal enrichment activities, meet our zoo keepers, and even greet some of our animal residents personally. They will also participate in age-specific games, arts and crafts projects and special zoo-related events. There will be plenty of hands-on educational and fun activities carried out in a safe and educational environment.

Zoo Camp is a collaborative effort within our community to create a rewarding, educational, and fun experience for everyone. We do hope you can be a part of this year's session!

Summer Session 3 - Dolphin Explorers

06/20/201706/23/2017
23101 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Dolphin explorers will become immersed in learning about one of our favorite Gulf of Mexico mammals! Campers will enjoy dolphin activities, multi-media presentations and hands-on activities. One day field experience on a dolphin cruise will allow campers to record behaviors, take photos and create a great summer memory! Group photo and journal take home. Additional fee for cruise; family welcome.

   

Magnolia Cemetery Tour with Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home

06/21/201706/21/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

Meet Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home, at Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery for a very special walking tour. The largest and one of the most prominent monuments in the cemetery marks the graves of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Learn about the cemetery’s beautiful funereal art and about some of its most famous and infamous permanent residents. Comfortable shoes are suggested for this one-hour tour. Registration is required; call 251.459.8864 to register. The event is part of the 2017 Wonderful Wednesdays series at Bellingrath in June and July. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule.

Living History Crew Weekend Drills

06/24/201706/24/2017
2703 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36602

The USS Alabama Living History Crew brings WWII history to life. This crew, dressed in uniform, will create a memorable weekend for all guests. Activities featured include call to battle stations and weapon demonstrations. Most anticipated is the Yak Attack, with vintage airplanes to decend on the ship while the crew defends the Alabama by firing restored WWII 20 and 40 mm guns!

Roses for the Gulf Coast at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

06/28/201706/28/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

Meet Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home, at Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery for a very special walking tour. The largest and one of the most prominent monuments in the cemetery marks the graves of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Learn about the cemetery’s beautiful funereal art and about some of its most famous and infamous permanent residents. Comfortable shoes are suggested for this one-hour tour. Registration is required; call 251.459.8864 to register. The event is part of the 2017 Wonderful Wednesdays series at Bellingrath in June and July. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule.

Salute To American Independence

07/01/201707/01/2017
110 Hwy. 180 W., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The living history staff celebrate America's Independence through firing artillery, weapons demonstrations, and special tours.

Independence Day Celebration at The Wharf

07/03/201707/03/2017
23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561

The Wharf will be in full-freedom mode celebrating America’s independence with flair on Monday, July 3rd!  Main Street will be home to loads of children’s activities and serve as the prime vantage spot to watch the fireworks display.  The palm trees will radiate red, white and blue for the occasion and Spectra the Sound and Light Spectacular shows will resume directly after the fireworks. Throw on your finest patriotic gear, amp up the spirit and come join the party.  Kids activities will be from 5 – 9 p.m. with fireworks at 8:45 p.m. and the Spectra Show will start immediately following the fireworks.

Admission is free with some kids activities ranging from $5 - $10 for the animals, trampoline jumper, bouncy house, surf simulator, rock wall, games and prizes, hula hoop artist and face painting.

       

C Spire Concert Series presents Journey with special guests Asia

07/06/201707/06/2017
23325 Amphitheater Dr., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Journey has set a concert in Orange Beach at the The Wharf Amphitheater on July 6, performing all their classic hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and more. Tickets are on sale to the general public.  
Journey VIP Packages will be available, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, visit www.journeymusic.com.
Journey is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders.  Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.
 Neal Schon, founding member and lead guitarist, Ross Valory, original member and bassist, and longtime members Jonathan Cain, keyboardist and Arnel Pineda, lead singer, welcomed virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey for their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour, marking the first time he performed with the band since 1998.  Schon’s musical career began at the age of 15, when he debuted with Santana as a guitar prodigy on the number one album, Santana III.  Valory has been a grounding force in Journey since the band’s formation other than a brief hiatus in the late 80’s and early 90’s and Cain was brought on board in 1980, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Since Arnel Pineda joined Journey as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, which earned the group Billboard’s prestigious "Legend of Live Award."

Summer Session 4

07/11/201707/14/2017
4776 Main Street L210, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Lego Campers will  critically and creatively while challenging themselves building shark models.

Shark Explorers will immerse in the world of sharks with hands-on activities, multi-media presentations and games to become an expert on this most respected predator in our ocean.  A field day adventure will take place during one of our camp days.  Group photo and journal will be a take-home for a fantastic summer memory! 

 

 

Tuesday Evening Civil War

07/11/201707/25/2017
51 Hwy 180, Gulf Shores, 36542

Historians and site staff, dressed in period uniform, will provide historical insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's History and the life of people who worked and served here.  There will be weapons demonstration during event and artillery firing will conclude the event.

Carnival Season & Mardi Gras in Mobile at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

07/12/201707/12/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

Local architect and Mardi Gras historian L. Craig Roberts has updated his wonderful book about Mardi Gras. Learn more about the history of Carnival in Mobile and how it started Mardi Gras celebrations in the Western Hemisphere. He will discuss the impact of Mardi Gras on Mobile’s commerce and culture today. The event is part of the 2017 Wonderful Wednesdays series at Bellingrath in June and July. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule.

Summer Session 5 - Legos/Ocean Explorers

07/18/201707/21/2017
4776 Main Street, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Lego Campers will use critical thinking and problem solving to build ocean exploring technologies.  

Ocean Explorers will investigate methods of inspecting the ocean such as SCUBA, ROV's, critter cams and sonar mapping. 

Field studies on the beach will take the place of one camp day.  Group photo and journal will be a great memory for take-home! 

 

 

English Silver in the Bellingrath Collection at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

07/19/201707/19/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

Mrs. Bellingrath’s collection of silver is extensive and includes many fine pieces made by American artists, but the oldest items are English. Join Museum Home Director Tom McGehee to explore Mrs. Bellingrath’s most prized pieces of English silver and learn about the makers, their marks and the history of these impressive objects.The event is part of the 2017 Wonderful Wednesdays series at Bellingrath in June and July. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule.

Summer Session 6 - Gulf Rescue

07/25/201707/28/2017
4776 Main Street, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Gulf Rescue will explore the guidelines for recognizing injured sick animals and how to help.  More importantly, we will examine how to prevent harm to ocean animals from marine debris and toxins.  One day of camp will include a field study at the beach to practice animal rescues.

A group photo and journal will make a great take-home memory!   

New, Better, Yours: Plant the Newest, Best Plants at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

07/26/201707/26/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

In recent years, new plant varieties and brands have filled your local garden centers, but how do you distinguish the best from the rest? Which are proven to be improved introductions that solve real landscape challenges? Plant expert Kip McConnell, Director of Plant Development Services Inc., will discuss the newest introductions, including new releases from the Southern Living Plant Collection and Encore Azalea. Kip will discuss proper placement, planting and care tips for each new plant release to solve your landscape challenges. The event is part of the 2017 Wonderful Wednesdays series at Bellingrath in June and July. Visit bellingrath.org for the full schedule.

Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan

08/05/201708/05/2017
110 Hwy. 180 W., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

This one day living history event will remember the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces and Confederate States Armed Forces during this pivotal naval battle and siege.

Uniformed interpreters will bring the fort to life through demonstration of period drills on the fort's parade ground as well as artillery demonstration at the water battery. Special talks given by the site historians will provide insight into the events that transpired as well as introduce topics little written about in books.

Kenny Chesney with Special Guests: Midland

08/05/201708/05/2017
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Tickets on sale Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. Purchase them online at ticketmaster.com, the wharf box office or charge by phone 800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change. A service charge is added to each ticket.

Living History Crew Weekend Drills

08/19/201708/19/2017
2703 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36602

The USS Alabama Living History Crew brings WWII history to life. This crew, dressed in uniform, will create a memorable weekend for all guests. Activities featured include call to battle stations and weapon demonstrations. Most anticipated is the Yak Attack, with vintage airplanes to decend on the ship while the crew defends the Alabama by firing restored WWII 20 and 40 mm guns!

C Spire Concert Series presents Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour with special guest Catfish and Bottlemen

09/06/201709/06/2017
23325 Amphitheater Dr., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street Club in Berkeley, California. The band's early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie released through Reprise Records became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.  Green Day's follow up albums Insomniac in 1995 and Nimrod in 1997 each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning in 2000 was certified Platinum. 

2004 brought the band's rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States.  Green Day is one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway.  

On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot. The band’s latest album Revolution Radio was release on October 7, 2016 and debuted at No. 1 around the world.

C Spire Concert Series presents: Eric Church Holdin? My Own Tour with Brothers Osborne & Ashley Mcbryde

09/16/201709/16/2017
23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Singer Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977, in Granite Falls, North Carolina, and he took up the guitar at 13 and began writing songs. A natural-born performer, Church had a regular gig at a bar as a high school student and received an offer for a record deal as a teen, but he turned it down. After high school, he attended Appalachian State University as part of a deal he had made with his father. Church earned a degree in marketing in exchange for financial support for a year in Nashville. While still a student, he managed to find time for his music and performed in a group called the Mountain Boys.

After graduation, Church went to Nashville to pursue a career in country music, starting out as a songwriter before landing a record deal in 2006. His first album, Sinners Like Me, came out that same year, and, drawing inspiration from earlier country outlaws like Waylon Jennings, Church showcased his country rock sound on such tracks as "Guys Like Me."

Church also earned a reputation for being a rebel around this time as well, after being fired as the opening act for Rascal Flatts. According to Rolling Stone, Church got axed for playing too long. "We've never been a good opening act," he explained. But Church's loss became Taylor Swift's gain. She replaced him on the tour, which gave her career a huge boost.

Church's career really began to soar with 2009's Carolina. The song "Love Your Love the Most" became his first substantial showing on the charts followed by "Hell on the Heart" and "Smoke a Little Smoke." Church also developed a following with his impressive live shows. As he told Rolling Stone, "When we go out there, I want to be the act that, no matter who's in that crowd, they've never seen a better act than me. I'm gonna empty the tank." Church picked up his first major award the following year when he was named the best new solo vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 2010.

With 2011's Chief, Church had an even greater success. The album's title comes from his nickname, one that first belonged to his maternal grandfather. Debuting at the top of the country charts, the recording had two No. 1 hits: the good-time anthem "Drink in My Hand" and the nostalgic "Springsteen." Not only had a smash with country fans, Chief won Church numerous accolades, such as album of the year honors at the Country Music Association Awards in 2012.

In 2014, Church released The Outsiders, on which he continued to fuse country and rock to make his own distinctive sound. The record featured the hit "Give Me Back My Hometown," a song that won over both fans and critics alike. It has since been nominated for two CMA awards, including song of the year.
To learn more about this artist click here.

Tickets on sale Friday, May 12 at noon online at ticketmaster.com, the wharf box office or charge by phone 800.745.3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change. A service charge is added to each ticket.

The 14th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

10/04/201710/07/2017
450 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532

Birders know the Alabama Gulf Coast is a prime spot to see birds during the fall migration, and since 2004, BirdFest has attracted visitors from more than 27 states and Canada—many returning multiple times. For both experienced birders and those new to birding, BirdFest offers more than 30 expertly guided tours, evening dinner events, workshops, and the free, family friendly Bird & Conservation Expo. Now a “birding and nature festival,” BirdFest features trips that highlight local and migrating birds, wildflowers, alligators, dolphins, and other creatures that share our world.

Living History Crew Weekend Drills

10/07/201710/07/2017
2703 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36602

The USS Alabama Living History Crew brings WWII history to life. This crew, dressed in uniform, will create a memorable weekend for all guests. Activities featured include call to battle stations and weapon demonstrations. Most anticipated is the Yak Attack, with vintage airplanes to decend on the ship while the crew defends the Alabama by firing restored WWII 20 and 40 mm guns!

6th Annual Festival of Flavor 2017

10/07/201710/07/2017
112 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535

The 6th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities is set to take place Saturday, October 7 in the streets of Historic Downtown Foley. Presented by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, The Alabama Festival of Flavor showcases the many flavors of local and regional foods, wine and craft beer. This food, wine and craft beer event is focused on locally grown and produced products.

Local chefs will be preparing unique dishes and brewers from around the state will be on hand to discuss their uniquely crafted beers. Festival guests can stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Foley while sipping and savoring the unique specialty wines, craft beer and delectable cuisine.

Catch your favorite team on the big screen in the Game Day Tent, sample menu favorites from local restaurants in the Foodie Fix area, learn about wine pairings or home brewing in the Edutainment Tent or visit the Tastings Area for savory tapas paired with wine.

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

10/12/201710/12/2017
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. There will be musical acts to please all palates, including blues, Motown, southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. The music begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth-watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs in their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent.

Activities this year include Outdoor World and Singing for Scholarships. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Singing for Scholarships will be a competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants.

Families can enter the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday. Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more.

Runners and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores and Orange Beach public schools.

Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

10/13/201710/13/2017
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. There will be musical acts to please all palates, including blues, Motown, southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. The music begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth-watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs in their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent.

Activities this year include Outdoor World and Singing for Scholarships. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Singing for Scholarships will be a competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants.

Families can enter the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday. Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more.

Runners and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores and Orange Beach public schools.

Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

10/14/201710/14/2017
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. There will be musical acts to please all palates, including blues, Motown, southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. The music begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth-watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs in their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent.

Activities this year include Outdoor World and Singing for Scholarships. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Singing for Scholarships will be a competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants.

Families can enter the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday. Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more.

Runners and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores and Orange Beach public schools.

Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

10/15/201710/15/2017
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. There will be musical acts to please all palates, including blues, Motown, southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. The music begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth-watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs in their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent.

Activities this year include Outdoor World and Singing for Scholarships. Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Singing for Scholarships will be a competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants.

Families can enter the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday. Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more.

Runners and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some of the great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores and Orange Beach public schools.

Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

Known Deaths and Burials at Mobile Point

10/21/201710/21/2017
110 State Hwy. 180 W., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Reservation only guided tour of by a historical interpreter of the known deaths and burials at Mobile Point from 1813-1910.

Arm Band for this event must be pre-purchased. Bring your own flashlights. Limited to 100 people, first come first serve. Museum and gift shop are closed for this event.

To pre-purchase tickets for October event call 251-540-7127 with credit card or mail check to 110 Hwy. 180 Gulf Shores, AL 36542.

The Original German Sausage Festival

10/28/201710/28/2017
13052 Main St., Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is a major regional event that attracts a cross section of the community in what has become a reunion type atmosphere. It is also the main revenue source for the area’s volunteer fire department.

Festival fans can enjoy Elberta's famous German sausage and sauerkraut, plus continuous entertainment
for adults and children, and 250 arts & crafts booths. There will also be carnival rides and a full scale Midway. Of course, there will also be a Bier Garten featuring a large selection of imported and domestic beers.

Other scrumptious foods will include German style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, red beans and rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn, peanuts and homemade baked goods.
The Bellview Stumpfiddle Band will perform with the North End Stompers and other cloggers. There will also be polka, country and German music.

Spearheaded by Elberta's Volunteer Fire Department since 1978, festival proceeds are used for improving not only the fire department, but the town as well. Additionally, local non-profits benefit from the festival through proceeds from their booth sales and parking lot fees. The festival is held twice a year - on the last Saturday of March and the last Saturday of October. Although it has been tweaked a bit over the years, the original secret recipe for Elberta's famous sausage is credited to Alfred Stucki, who managed Elberta's Locker Plant from 1953 until his death in 1973. About 7,000 pounds of German Sausage are consumed at each fest.

2017 World Food Championships

11/05/201711/16/2017
4830 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of $300,000. The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event integration and activations to a robust multimedia platform that serves culinary stars, home cooks, brands and destinations. In four short years, WFC has awarded more than one million in prizes and money, spawned a TV series, garnered more than five billion media impressions and launched numerous professional careers for successful contestants.

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

11/24/201712/31/2017
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three million lights and 15 scenes, set out in a walking tour throughout the 65-acre Garden estate.

Opening Night is Friday, Nov. 25. The show will continue nightly from 5 - 9 p.m. through New Years Eve.

Magic Christmas in Lights has become a must-see tradition for visitors from the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Attendance has nearly doubled since 2000, rising from 35,309 that year to 67,736 in 2015. Families enjoy strolling the grounds together, taking holiday photos, drinking cocoa on Live Oak Plaza and visiting Santa Claus in the Magnolia Café.

Many of our guests do not realize that Magic Christmas in Lights is a made-in-Alabama attraction. Each year, the set pieces for the holiday lights are designed and handmade on site by members of Bellingrath’s staff. Two of our employees work full-time all year on the light display.

In 2014, Magic Christmas in Lights was ranked sixth in USA Today’s list of “10 Best Public Light Displays in America,” which was compiled with readers’ online votes. Click here for the link: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-public-lights-display/

Magic Christmas in Lights also includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home, which will be open for tours and decorated in full holiday finery. (The Gardens will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Days.)

The Gift Shop will be fully stocked for the season, and guests may also have their photos taken with Santa Claus in the Magnolia Café each night through Dec. 23. The Magnolia Café will also have extended hours, 4 - 8 p.m., during the season; menus are posted on the website, www.bellingrath.org. The Magic Christmas in Lights Party Tent is available to rent for holiday parties.

Military Mondays are back! Active duty military and their immediate relatives will receive a 15 percent discount off regular Gardens admission on each Monday of the Magic Christmas in Lights season.

For details about Magic Christmas in Lights, or to order tickets, visit our website, www.bellingrath.org.

Living History Crew Weekend Drills

12/02/201712/02/2017
2703 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36602

The USS Alabama Living History Crew brings WWII history to life. This crew, dressed in uniform, will create a memorable weekend for all guests. Activities featured include call to battle stations and weapon demonstrations. Most anticipated is the Yak Attack, with vintage airplanes to decend on the ship while the crew defends the Alabama by firing restored WWII 20 and 40 mm guns!

32nd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

12/09/201712/09/2017

The 32nd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will begin at LuLu's Homeport Marina. The parade will travel east down the Intracoastal Waterway Canal, past The Wharf (public viewing area), around Bear Point, along the south end of Ono Island, west to Perdido Pass, north into Terry Cove Harbor, south to bridge, and end at Cobalt Restaurant in Orange Beach.