March 2rd • 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade
Begins East of Phoenix West
According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, “while overlooking the Marina on Cotton Bayou and watching the sun set on a glorious April evening, a group of men planned what was to become … Pleasure Island’s very first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society.”
March 2nd • 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Foley Mardi Gras Parade
Who is ready to catch some beads? We see those hands! You’ll be happy to know the Foley Mardi Gras parade rolls through city streets on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, and this year that date is March 2nd. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Roosevelt and Alston streets, going north on Alston, then turns west on U.S. 98 and moving south on Oak Street.
March 9th • 7:00PM
Luke Combs: Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour
LUKE COMBS is coming to The Wharf Amphitheater with special guests LANCO and JAMESON RODGERS on Saturday, March 9, 2019 as part of the 2019 CSpire Concert Series! Tickets on sale now - online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone (800.745.3000) or at the Wharf Box Office.
March 9th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
45th Annual Festival of Art
Coastal Arts Center Orange Beach
For more than 40 years, the Festival of Art has been our island’s first rite of spring. It is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts. With more than 100 artists working in a dazzling variety of medias, festival-goers always have plenty to see, hear, touch, taste and experience. This fine arts festival is completely FREE with music and entertainment featured on two stages. Satellite public parking is available with shuttles provided by B.R.A.T.S. for a $5 daily rate.
March 10th • 7:00PM
Zac Brown Band in Concert
ZAC BROWN BAND is coming to The Wharf Amphitheater on Sunday, March 10, 2019 as part of the 2019 CSpire Concert Series! Tickets on sale now - online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone (800.745.3000) or at the Wharf Box Office.
March 9 -10th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
45th Annual Festival of Art
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and artists from visual arts and fine arts and crafts to glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists, textile artists and wood artists. The event will also hold a kid's art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare and a music and songwriter's stage.
March 15th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
67th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival
The 67th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival in Fairhope, Alabama is scheduled for March 15, 16, & 17, 2019. Festival hours are Friday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is free to the public. More than 230 exhibitors from all over the country will bring their best works. This prestigious juried show showcases artists from across the country including many from the Southeast. Enjoy live entertainment and delicious cuisine from the food court throughout this great three-day event. An Eastern Shore staple for more than sixty years, there’s something for everyone at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival on the streets of beautiful Downtown Fairhope.
March 15th • 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Orange Beach Invasion Car Show
The Wharf in Orange Beach
Orange Beach Invasion will make its return to the Alabama Gulf Coast during the month of March. This show premiered at The Wharf two years ago and proved to be unlike any other. With over 25,000 spectators in attendance over the past event shows, this will be one packed event, be sure to come check out the 3rd year.
March 16th • 10:00AM - 5:00PM
BBQ & Blues Cook-Off 2019
Welcome spring with the annual BBQ & Blues Cook-Off, held the third Saturday in March in downtown Foley’s Heritage Park. In addition to great food, enjoy live blues music, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Mostly, enjoy the delicious, finger-licking, grilled concoctions from competing BBQ teams!
March 29th - 31st • 10:00AM - 6:00PM (Sunday 10:00AM - 4PM)
2019 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show
Elberta Town Park
The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. It will showcase the latest offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast. In-water displays will allow prospective buyers to test drive the boat of their dreams before taking advantage of on the spot financing. Last year there were over $90 million in boats and marine products for display, including more than 135 in-water vessels and an additional 450-plus boats displayed on land.
March 30th • 8:00AM - 5:00PM
The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semi-annual 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.
April 2nd • 9:00AM - 5:00PM
2019 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season (March through November). Look below for their planned practice dates, but keep in mind that these can and do change as the year progresses due to things like weather or other circumstances.
April 12nd • 10:30AM
Lions on the Links Golf Tournament
Glenlakes Golf Club
$85 per player; for three-person scramble teams $225 The Lions on the Links Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 12 at Glen Lakes Golf Club. The tournament will benefit Foley High School’s educational programs.
April 13th • 7:30AM
23rd Annual Mullet Man Triathlon
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
The Mullet Man Triathlon will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. In memory of M. Lane Gilchrist, the late, popular Mayor of Gulf Breeze, FL.
April 13th - 14th • 9:00AM - 5:00PM
32 Annual Baldwin County Strawberry Festival
Loxley Municipal Park on Hwy 59
The Baldwin County Strawberry Festival began in 1987 as a result of a united effort between the ARC Baldwin County and the Loxley Elementary School. Over the years, it has grown from a few craft and food vendors to hosting over 180 arts and craft exhibitors, a dozen different food vendors, an exciting carnival, fun children's games, an antique auto show, exhibits and live music. And, of course, strawberry shortcake is still king.
April 20th • 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Zydeco & Crawfish Festival
The annual Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (French for a lot) of fun! Sink your teeth into hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will be arts and crafts vendors as well as children's activities offering nonstop fun for all ages.
April 23th • 8:00PM
Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band
ADMISSION: $38.75 - $127.50
The wait is over! Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at The Wharf Amphitheater for one night only, Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor” Tour 2019. Tickets will be on sale Friday, November 2 at 10 a.m. Eight ticket limit per customer. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices subject to applicable fees.
April 26th - 27th • 9AM - 5PM
10th Annual Bama Coast Cruisin'
The 10th Annual Bama Coast Cruisin' will be held at the Wharf Resort and Marina in Orange Beach. Come and see the beautiful cars on display at The Wharf, enjoy a day of shopping and dine at one of The Wharf's several delicious restaurants. Bama Coast Cruisin' is an absolutely stunning show set against the backdrop of the Inter-Coastal Waterway and the Canal Bridge. It's a laid back, family-friendly weekend full of amazing cars, fun events, entertainment and Southern hospitality.
April 26th - 28th
Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest
Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in April. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest. Not to mention it's a great excuse to throw a weekend long party, with lots of fun activities, great music and food! Each year, with your help, we raise and contribute over $20,000 to local charities, especially youth organizations. The event begins Friday at noon, and Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Celebrity tossers are at high noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
May 3th - 4th • 7:30PM
Gulf Coast Balloon Festival
Foley Soccer Complex
The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 30 hot air balloonists from across the country. Enjoy the floating works of art as they grace the skies of South Baldwin County on Friday and Saturday morning. Get up close and personal as the hot air balloons and their pilots light up the evening skies at the nightly balloon glows, held Friday and Saturday night.
May 3th - 5th • 8:00AM - 5:00PM
National Collegiate Volleyball Championship
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Check out the NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship to be played at Gulf Shores Public Beach. The top eight collegiate teams from across the country hit the white sandy beaches in Gulf Shores to compete for the championship.
May 9th • 7:30PM
Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour
The Wharf Amphitheater
ALABAMA is coming to The Wharf Amphitheater with special guest THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND on Thursday, May 9, 2019 as part of the 2019 CSpire Concert Series! Tickets on sale Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10am - online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone (800.745.3000) or at the Wharf Box Office.
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