9 Best Orange Beach Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial summer season, and Orange Beach is packed with great, family activities. Read on for Orange Beach Memorial Day weekend events and activities that offer something for everyone in the family.


Orange Beach Memorial Day Weekend Events


42nd 2019 MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament

May 23-27

J&M Tackle, 25125 Canal Road, Orange Beach

Boats will vie for $1 million in prizes during the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club’s annual Orange Beach Memorial Day weekend tournament. The J&M Tackle Weigh Dock at Perdido Pass is open from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Head down to see the big fish these anglers reel in.


The Wharf Ferris Wheel

Pepsi Beach Ball Drop

May 24

The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach


This family-friendly celebration boasts face painting, a bouncy house, surf rides, rock climbing wall and more. At 6:45 p.m., watch 5,000 beach balls fall from the sky, some marked and redeemable for prizes. Stick around for fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Admission is free, though some activities have a fee.


Thomas Rhett in Concert

May 25-26

The Wharf Amphitheatre, Orange Beach


Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour is coming to The Wharf Amphitheater for two nights, May 25-26. Special guests are Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins. This Orange Beach Memorial Day weekend concert is part of the 2019 C Spire Concert Series. Purchase tickets here.


Living History Memorial Day-Wreath Laying Tribute

May 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fort Morgan, 110 Highway 180, Gulf Shores


Fort Morgan hosts its annual Memorial Day commemoration May 25 with a wreath-laying ceremony planned for the crew of the Tecumseh, which sank in waters just off the Fort. Re-enactors show activity at the Fort from the War of 1812 to World War II, remembering those who gave their lives in service. There will be weapons demonstrations and artillery firing, as well as guided tours. Regular admission will be charged.



May 25

LuLu’s Gulf Shores, 200 East 25th Ave.

The annual LuLuPalooza Summer 2019 Kick Off Party is a family-day filled with fun, fun and back-to-back live music on the Crazy Sista Boat Stage.


USSSA Baseball

USSSA Global Sports Baseball 300 Point Battle at the Beach

May 25-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Orange Beach Sportsplex, 4385 William Silvers Parkway, Orange Beach

More than 50 teams expected to compete in this annual USSSA baseball showdown held in Orange Beach Memorial Day weekend.


NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship

May 23-25

Gulf Shores Sportsplex, 19025 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores

Watch elite men and women college athletes compete in the 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Tickets are $10 per day.


Paradise Island 5K Run

May 26, 6-7 a.m.

Orange Beach Sportsplex, 4385 William Silvers Parkway, Orange Beach

Register now to participate in the 3rd Paradise Island 5K walk/run at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The 5K certified course is on the paved natural trail and takes participants through several of the Backcountry Trails.


Bikini Girls at the Beach

Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest

May 26, 3-4 p.m.

Flora-Bama Lounge

17401 Perdido Key Dr.


The Flora-Bama’s Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest may not be as family-friendly as other events, but it’s just as much of a holiday, beach tradition. Compete to win cash and prizes and to be Miss Flora-Bama. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. in the tent. Top three finalists come back to compete for Miss Flora-Bama on Labor Day weekend.


Memorial Day Activities at Turquoise Place

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The activities team at Turquoise Place has a jam-packed Orange Beach Memorial Day weekend planned for guests. For a full listing of holiday weekend fun, visit the Activities page.


An Orange Beach Memorial Day weekend stay at Turquoise Place puts you within close distance to all these fun events. But, with so many great activities at the resort, you may choose to never leave!