Top 2021 Orange Beach Spring Events

Eva Faircloth - March 12, 2021

With its warming weather and soothing breeze, spring is better at the beach. It’s at its best In Orange Beach, where a variety of spring events can help you shed the winter blues and welcome the season in Gulf Coast style. If you’re visiting our beaches this spring, check out one of these great events to make your trip as beautiful as a spring bloom.

*Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, these events are subject to cancel or change at any time. Please follow local mandates by staying safely distanced and wearing masks when required. Follow each event page for updates and information.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Spring Events

Orange Beach Festival of Art - Orange Beach spring events

Orange Beach Festival of Art

March 13-14, 2021
Orange Beach Waterfront Park

The island’s first rite of spring is a weekend-long celebration of artistic beauty. More than 100 area artists showcase a variety of media in visual, performing, musical, and culinary arts, offering every attendee something new to see, hear, taste, and enjoy. The festival is FREE and open to the public, so don’t miss your chance to welcome spring in stunning style.



St. Pawtty’s Day at OWA

March 13, 2021
Downtown OWA

Another one of our favorite Orange Beach spring events! Our furry friends love to celebrate spring, too – and now they can! The 4rd annual St. Pawtty’s day lets you don your spring-green apparel and take a four-legged romp around the fun of downtown OWA in nearby Foley. 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 13, 2021
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 27, 2021
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 17, 2021
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 23-25, 2021
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.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

May 6-9, 2021
Downtown OWA

Soar into spring at this unique festival of flight. For three full days, enjoy a host of aviation activities like tethered balloon rides, twilight balloon glows, and daily balloon ascensions (weather and wind permitting). If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, you can also wander the shops at OWA, enjoy live music, sample dozens of local food vendors, and more. This even is well attended 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 spending spring break on our shores, treat yourself to the break you deserve at Turquoise Place. From luxurious rentals with private balcony hot tubs to poolside cabanas and on-site dining, our Orange Beach resort brings fun to every family member. Browse our available rentals and book your spring stay today!

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