Top 2020 Orange Beach Spring Events

Eva Faircloth - February 03, 2020

Nothing says spring time quite like white-sand beaches and a plethora Orange Beach spring events. Great weather ushers in a season of festivals and events. If you’re visiting Alabama’s beaches between March and May, treat yourself to live music, arts and crafts and even a heaping helping of crawfish at Orange Beach spring events in 2020.

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Spring Events

Ballyhoo Festival

March 7-8, 2020
Gulf State Park

Kick off the spring festival season at Ballyhoo. This weekend event combines everything we love about spring – warm outdoor weather, fun cultural events, and delicious local seafood. This year, the local Poarch Indians will perform a tribal dance and a unique banjo and fiddle competition will bring you the traditional songs of the south.

Orange Beach Festival of Art - Orange Beach spring events

Orange Beach Festival of Art

March 14-15, 2020
Orange Beach Waterfront Park

You know spring is in the air when it’s time for the annual Orange Beach Festival of Art. Known as the “first rite of spring,” this popular festival shares in the season’s beauty as it showcases a variety of arts by more than 100 of the area’s finest artists. No medium is left untouched – visual, performing, culinary, and musical arts give festival goers a blend of experiences to tantalize all the senses. The festival is FREE and open to the public. It’s also one of the most-anticipated Orange Beach spring events of the year.

St. Pawtty’s Day at OWA

March 14, 2020
Downtown OWA

Another one of our favorite Orange Beach spring events! Our furry friends love to celebrate spring, too – and now they can! The 3rd annual St. Pawtty’s day lets you don your spring-green apparel and take a four-legged romp around the fun of downtown OWA. A themed pet parade, dog-gone activities, and plenty of yummy treats make this a day that’s gone to the dogs. Be sure to bring your leash and clean up after your pup.

BBQ & Blues Cookoff

March 14, 2020
Heritage Park, nearby Foley, AL

Spring brings you cheer – and we’re bringing you the blues! The annual BBQ & Blues Cookoff spices up your early spring with a delicious BBQ cookoff and then cools it down with the sounds of cool blues musicians. If you’re a fan of warm spring weather, delicious southern BBQ, and good music, you’ll feel right at home at this mouth-watering event.

German Sausage Festival

March 28, 2020
Elberta Town Park, nearby Elberta, AL

If you need a break from the beach, the semi-annual German Sausage Festival is a popular spring event for locals and visitors alike. Besides all the German sausage and sauerkraut you can eat, you’ll also find traditional festival fare, fun family games, live music, and more than 200 arts and crafts vendors. All proceeds benefit the town of Elberta and local non-profit organizations. It’s a great way to soak up the spring weather and help support our Gulf Coast community at the same time.

Zydeco & Crawfish Festival

Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run

April 4, 2020
Waterway Village, Gulf Shores

A Gulf Shores and Orange Beach spring isn’t complete without crawfish, and the Zydeco & Crawfish festival serves them up by the bucket full. Start the day off by working up an appetite at the 5K or 1-mile fun run races. Afterward, crack open those salty shells while you enjoy live music from the best Zydeco bands around and browse original arts and crafts by local artists.

Mullet Toss

April 24-26, 2020
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

If there’s one event that you can’t miss during a Gulf Coast spring, it’s Mullet Toss. Each year, thousands of beachgoers crowd onto the shores of the Flora-Bama for a weekend of fishy fun. Participants line up to toss a mullet over the Florida-Alabama state line – mostly for fun, but also for bragging rights. Rentals go fast, so be sure to book your Turquoise Place rental early to guarantee your condo. It’s definitely one of the can’t-miss Orange Beach spring events.

Hangout Music Festival

The Hangout Music Festival

May 15 – May 17, 2020
The Hangout

Say goodbye to spring and hello to summer at the annual Hangout Music Fest. This beachfront music festival is known as one of the best music festivals in the U.S. and it happens right on the shores of Gulf Shores. A-list bands, delicious seafood, and daily beach parties combine with sand and surf to make a fun festival weekend you won’t want to miss. More than 15,000 people attend each year and rentals go fast, so be sure to book direct with Spectrum Resorts at Turquoise Place early to guarantee your spot!

If you’re coming for some spring fun, don’t forget to book an Orange Beach rental that fits the trip! Turquoise Place offers luxury vacation rentals in a resort that’s full of amenities and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a lazy river, three outdoors pools and two indoor pools. You’ll also enjoy private hot tubs on every balcony. Browse our event calendar and book your condo or cottage today!

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