So. Much. is happening here at The Wharf this summer! Whether you’re young or simply young at heart, we’ve got several family-friendly opportunities to help spice up the season from May to August*.

What’s better than warm weather, cool activities + fun attractions? Welcome to So. Much. Summer.

Mondays - Sparks After Dark
  • May 30 – August 1 | 8:45 pm | Palms Plaza + Main Street
  • Cost: FREE to attend

The weekly fireworks show will flash to life again this summer! Come early and enjoy a live, kid-friendly cooking class in Palms Plaza with Rouses Markets’ Chef Nino, then stick around to dance to the rhythm of the beat with DJ Silky, ride a camel and end the night with a snap, crackle + pop of color happening all season long.

Thank You to Our 2022 Fireworks Sponsors:

Tuesdays – Kids’ Night
  • May 31 – August 2 | 6-9 pm | Palms Plaza
  • Cost: FREE to attend

Tuesdays are for the kids! We’ll have a water slide, bouncy house, live animals, face painting, live animal encounters and much more. Don’t forget a swimsuit and towel!

Wednesdays – Pepsi Treasure Hunt for Hunger benefitting Secret Meals for Hungry Children
  • June 1 - August 3 | 6-9 pm | Check-in at the Pepsi tent on Main Street
  • Cost: FREE to attend

Each Wednesday, all me lads and lassies can come down to The Wharf for a swashbuckling good time. Pick up your treasure map to begin the quest and, once complete, be sure to return to where “X” marks the spot to claim your treasure. For each Cap’n that completes the hunt, The Wharf + Pepsi will donate $5 to Alabama Credit Union’s Secret Meals for Hungry Children program.

Thursdays – Bands After the Beach
  • June 2 – August 4 | 6-9 pm | Palms Plaza
  • Cost: FREE to attend

Featuring live music from local bands each week, it’s a great time to kick-off a fun weekend ahead. Bring a chair to set up in the perfect viewing location in Palms Plaza, then grab a drink in the Entertainment District and enjoy our free kids’ attractions including a balloon artist, stilt walker, magician and juggler. It’s a night that’s sure to entertain the whole family.

Fridays, Saturdays + Sundays – Weekend Fun

From live music at our bars + restaurants to the C Spire Concert Series in The Wharf Amphitheater and renowned fishing tournament weigh-ins at The Wharf Marina, there is something happening for everyone during the weekend at The Wharf. Check out our calendar for details.

And after all the fun, be sure to stick around for our free SPECTRA Laser Light Experience. It’s a performance so bright, you’ll need your sunglasses at night! Shows play nightly at 8:30, 9 + 9:30 pm. For more things to do, and information on The Wharf’s iconic Ferris wheel and The Wharf Express train, click here.

Oh, and one more thing: We’re pet friendly so be sure to bring Fido along on the trip. See you ... here!

(*Some events are subject to change or be canceled due to weather, so check our Facebook page @TheWharfOBA before you come for an up-to-date status of happenings.)