Summer is for beaches. Beaches are for fun. Put them together and what have you got? A summer to savor – at least on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
But it’s not all sand and sunshine! Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are also serving up some of summer’s hottest events, from trophy-catch fishing tournaments to amazing acts of aviation and more. If you’re still planning your summer getaway to Alabama’s beaches, be sure to plan stops at one (or all) of these top 2021 summer events in Orange Beach.
2021 Summer Events in Orange Beach
June 11-13, 2021
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
Kick off the summer season at the “funnest” fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast: the annual Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo! Always heralded as one of the best summer events in Orange Beach, this three-day Captain’s Choice fishing competition is open to all anglers and offers great prizes in over 30 categories, from catfish to billfish and everything in-between. Come for the fishing but stay for the fun three-day beach party!
June 18-19, 2021
The Wharf Amphitheater
Come party with Jon Pardi and special guest Larry Fleet as part of the C Spire Summer Concert Series. Space is limited and masks and social distancing will be required at one of the most fun summer events in Orange Beach.
July 4, 2021
Celebrate Independence Day the Gulf Coast way with a family-friendly party in downtown OWA, where you’ll enjoy fun activities, live entertainment, and a fabulous fireworks show timed to toe-tapping tunes.
July 7-10, 2021
Park East on Pensacola Beach
Head just over the Florida state line to ooh and aah at one of the most spectacular aviation attractions of the year. The Blue Angels will be demonstrating daring feats of bravery as they roll, tuck, and maneuver through the skies at speeds up to 700mph.
July 14-17, 2021
The Wharf Marina
Catch the finale of the acclaimed Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series – and some mega Marlin – at this renowned summer billfish tournament. It’s free to spectators, so head to the Wharf to view the weigh-ins and party with the prize-winners at one of the best summer events in Orange Beach.
September 4, 2021
Ride out the end of summer in style at the 4th annual Labor Day Car Show. The streets of Downtown OWA will be lined with the rarest rides around, including hot rods, antiques, classics, custom builds, and more. Trophies will be given to the coolest cars from every decade, so be sure to cruise over!
To start savoring your summer early and enjoy these fun summer events in Orange Beach, book your stay at Turquoise Place today. You’ll have your choice of our luxurious beachfront condos, plus plenty of prep time to plan the ultimate summer adventure on our shores.
In the meantime, don’t miss our pro-beach bag packing tips!