Ice Rink at The Wharf
Monday, November 15 - Monday, January 17 2021
The Wharf in Orange Beach
Let us bring winter to you! Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season on real ice. WKRG News 5, Give 5 Tuesdays: Skate on Tuesdays and a $5 donation will be made in your honor to Toys for Tots (up to $2,500)! The Wharf will also be hosting a bike drive for Toys for Tots. Take a bike ornament from the tree in the ice rink + help make a local child’s Christmas a little more joyful this year! All skaters are required to complete a waiver before coasting on blades along the Gulf Coast with us. Sign the e-waiver before you come to save time in line.
So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope
Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 - Saturday, Mar 04, 2022
Ticket prices vary
Bob Hope elicited laughs across all media: through radio waves, on stage, and on the screen, in both television and ﬁlm. But none of them mattered more than the humor he injected into American camps across the globe during World War II, as the Allies struggled to save the world for democracy.
Come see So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope, and learn about Hope’s unique contribution to the American war eﬀort.
OWA's 2022 Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022
OWA’s immaculate Downtown entertainment district is the perfect backdrop for Coastal Alabama’s newest arts and crafts festival! Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of local art, music, and handcrafted goods. This family-friendly event is completely free to attend with several giant inflatables throughout the festival for kids to enjoy. We’ll enjoy live performances from B Street Benny on the OWA Island Amphitheater beginning at 1 p.m. Their special blend of New Orleans pop music will be broadcast throughout the beautiful backdrop of Downtown followed by more live music by the Jenna McClelland band from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Stroll the pedestrian-only streets of Downtown OWA and experience a wide variety of local arts and crafts for sale. Snag a bite to eat for lunch or dinner at one of our many eateries in Downtown OWA or enjoy a quick Taste of OWA at our snazzy food truck. Looking for additional thrills? Grab a Park at OWA Day Pass for only $24.99 (plus taxes & fees). At OWA, there’s always something fun to do!
Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
The Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show returns to the Wharf, with modifications in place due to Covid-19. The festival is the major fundraising event for the Makos Academics Arts & Athletics Club (MAAAC) and Orange Beach schools. In order to help with social distancing for this year's event, there will be no Kids' Zone, there will be less vendors and they will be spread out more. There will be sanitizing stations throughout the site and while it is an outdoor event, attendees are asked to wear masks. There is no admission charge to the event and plenty of parking. There will be a $2 per car donation collected that is going directly to Orange Beach schools. CAR SHOW The car show will still take place and vehicles will be spaced out more. The open show features antique, classic, and hot rod vehicles. The registration fee for the car show is $50 in advance and $75 day of the show. The lineup begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. All vehicles must be in place by 9:30 a.m. Awards are presented to Top 10 cars and there is a 50/50 split the pot raffle.
Art al Fresco-Design Your Own Mardi Gras Hat
Monday, Feb. 21, 2022
$25 - Required registration online
Let the Good Times Roll at Tacky Jack's Gulf Shores for "Art al Fresco" Monday, February 21, at 10 a.m.
Learn how to design your own Mardi Gras Hat during this one-hour class and create your very own masterpiece to take home with you.
Class includes a $10 Tacky Jacks gift card and all supplies needed for this class.
Reserve your spot online today for $25.
Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in upstairs when you arrive. RSVP required.
Order of Venus Mardi Gras Parade
Monday, Feb. 21, 2022
From: 6:30 PM
Founded on March 19, 2000, it started with "only a few members," according to the group, but grew quickly.
By OOV's 10th anniversary, it was 168 members strong. These ladies are known as big throwers, sometimes chucking huge stuffed animals.
Order of LaShe's Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
From: 6:30 PM
The Order of LaShe's, obviously a ladies' group, was founded in 1989 and held its first ball in 1990. The theme of that ball, according to Mardi Gras historian Emily Hearin, was "Angels Ready to Party," and it was held at the Elks Club on Dauphin Island Parkway.
The members of the LaShe's chose as their emblem The Broadway Show Girl in top hat and tails. Revelers can still see that figure depicted at the front of the group's emblem float.
Mystic Stripers Society Mardi Gras Parade
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022
From: 6:30 PM
As Mardi Gras historian Emily Hearin wrote it: "On the evening of the 1939 Mardi Gras celebration, a merry group of six friends, along with their wives and dates, left the Tea Dance at the Elk's Lodge ... and decided it was too early to abandon Mardi Gras for the Lenten season.
"One of the group was a part-owner of the Imperial Laundry. He suggested they make use of some convict suits from the Atmore Prison Farm that had just been washed and cleaned. There were no hats or masks with the suits, so they purchased Chinese coolie hats and masks from a street vendor and proceeded to parade on foot."
That little group led to the formation in 1940 of the Mystic Stripers Society, referring to the prison stripes they wore a year earlier. The group first paraded in 1948 with an emblem portraying two striped animals, a zebra, and a tiger.
Foley Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022
From: 11:00 AM
The Foley parade is not city-sponsored, and it's not the production of any one group. It's more a loose confederation of folks in this south Baldwin County town who want to make sure they have their own Mardi Gras down there.
Floats, trucks, antique cars, walking groups, just about anything you've seen in a parade before can be found in Foley. Usually, this parade has more than 25 units, and organizers stress the family friendliness of the whole thing.
Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 - Sunday, Mar 06, 2022
Saturday 9am 5pm; Sunday 11am 5pm
The 8th Annual Ballyhoo Festival features the juried fine art of 80 artists and combines that with a unique focus on cultural exchange. The history of the Poarch Creek Indians is presented on Saturday of the festival with historical narrative and original tribal dance in ceremonial regalia. The meaning of each dance is described by the PCI Cultural Director. The Ballyhoo Festival cultural exchange on Sunday is in the form of Early Americana music with a Fiddle/Banjo Competition and performances by some of the best musicians in the Southeast. The Children’s Art Pavilion, local bands, a wide variety of food, art demonstrations and the hospitality of the fun-loving residents of Coastal Alabama, make this an event you do not want to miss. The festival will be held at The Lake Shelby Picnic Area inside Gulf State Park. Let’s Ballyhoo!
Orange Beach Festival of Art
Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 - Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 10:00 AM
The Orange Beach Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts including visual, performing, musical and culinary. With more than 100 vendors displaying a variety of media, festival attendees will have plenty to see, touch, taste and hear. The event also has a kid's art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare, and a music and songwriter's stage. For more details and information on parking please visit our website
The Wharf and Yacht Show
Friday, Mar 18, 2022 - Sunday, Mar 20, 2022
10am - 4pm
The annual Wharf Boat and Yacht Show makes its return to The Wharf in Orange Beach. Known in the industry for consistently producing record-breaking sales for dealers, The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show again promises to bring the best pricing of the year for Gulf Coast boat buyers.
Trip Down Memory Lane Dinner Show - Brandon Styles 1 Man, 40 Voices - Music From The 50's-70's
Every Tuesday & Saturday at 5:30 pm (January & February Only)
Every Tuesday & Saturday in January & February only, enjoy a delectable plated dinner followed by an up-close & personal show that will take you and your date on a TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE as Brandon Styles magically changes his voice while singing 40 of your favorite artists from 1950-1970! Just to name a few, you'll hear Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, and Louis Armstrong. This show is family-friendly and there are no dress codes or age restrictions.
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