So. Much. Summer. at The Wharf
May 7, 2019
We’re kicking off the summertime with the biggest Memorial Day Weekend bash...the Pepsi Beach Ball Drop!
And all summer long, we’re bringing you countless memories and family fun seven nights a week. Enjoy your sun-kissed days and cool nights here at The Wharf during our So. Much. Summer. nightly events, with something different every day of the week!
Here’s what we’ve got in store for So. Much. Summer. this year:
MONDAY – SPARKS AFTER DARK
Where: Main Street; When: 8:45pm; Cost: Free
The Sparks After Dark fireworks show will flash to life again this summer! You’ll have a weekly chance to catch the high-flying flickers in action thanks to our gracious sponsors. Bring the gang along and set up on Main Street for the best vantage point of the vibrant skies, and keep your eyes peeled for Starla the Starfish and Baby Shark as they strut along the street during the display. Experience the snap, crackle, and pop of color all summer long!
TUESDAY – KIDS NIGHT
Where: Palm Plaza (Next to the Ferris Wheel); When: 5:30-8:30pm, DJ Until 10pm; Cost: Free to Attend, Face Painting: $5-$10
Summer is the perfect season to have a little (or a lot) of fun, right? That’s why we’re bringing back Kids Night at The Wharf, exclusively for the little ones. Family friendly and safe, this exciting night will take place each Tuesday in Palm Plaza right next to the Ferris Wheel. DJ Josh will provide the jams while you get into the groove with face painting, games, a bouncy house, a water slide, and much more! Every Tuesday will be a little different with varying themes to keep the excitement fresh, including a Toxic Battle Zone and live animals. Don’t miss out on all the fun—come spend your Tuesday summer nights under the stars with us during Kids Night!
WEDNESDAY – PEPSI TREASURE HUNT
Where: Check-in at Pepsi tent in Marlin Circle, Hunt along on Main Street; When: 5-8pm; Cost: Free
Ahoy, Maties! Join us every Wednesday night from 5 to 8pm for the Pepsi Treasure Hunt! Stop by Marlin Circle first to get your treasure map, then the quest is on! Find the items on the map then return back to where “X” marks the spot to collect your treasure. Then stay for our nightly Spectra Sound & Light Spectacular and hear from Pirate Philippe “Stinky” Lafitte, brother of the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte. Sail along with the fumbling, bumbling Stinky and gang of scallywags as they head towards New Orleans to pillage, plunder, and hide their haul of gold on the Gulf Coast. The night will be filled with family fun and great memories to remember throughout the summertime!
THURSDAY – CIRCUS ON MAIN
Where: Palm Plaza (Next to the Ferris Wheel); When: 6-9pm; Cost: Free to Attend, Face Painting: $5-$10
Join us weekly at our Circus on Main for loads of “Big Top” excitement. Every Thursday evening will hold a clown car full of activities that’ll have you believing you’ve stepped into a real red-and-white striped tent! Each week, there will be various sideshow entertainers, such as a fire act, aerial performer, and stilt walker. Prepare to be mesmerized by a magician or have a balloon animal crafted by the balloon artist. Stop by the face painter and then hop on board The Wharf Express for a train ride through the streets of The Wharf to cap off a night of smile-inducing wonder. Consider us your ringleader!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY – DANCIN’ IN THE STREET
Where: Main Street; When: 7-10pm; Cost: Free
Are you ready to dance the night away every Friday and Saturday night this summer? There’s no better place to safely dance in the streets than at The Wharf! We’ll kick off the weekend right with a boogie-worthy block party all along Main Street. DJ Josh will be in full effect, spinning those tail-feather-shaking tunes while Starla the Starfish mascot salsas her way down Main. Stay a little later for our Spectra Sound & Light Spectacular nightly shows at 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30pm! Swing into summer at The Wharf, partake in games, win prizes—what else could be better on a summer weekend?
SUNDAY – PAINTING UNDER THE PALMS
Where: Palm Plaza (Next to the Ferris Wheel); When: 5:30–7:30pm, Classes begin at 5:30 and 6:45pm; Cost: $10
Have you always enjoyed art? Perhaps you consider yourself someone who likes to color outside the lines? Here’s your chance to really give it ago under the beautiful twinkling summer sky and palm trees! Join us every Sunday at Palm Plaza next to the Ferris Wheel for painting classes starting at 5:30pm and 6:45pm. Let the artist inside you come out this summer and see what amazing works of art you can create! This fun is for all ages, so bring your kids or your girlfriends, maybe even grab a cocktail or two; after all we are an entertainment district.
Things are just better during the summer, aren’t they? We hope to see you at The Wharf for nightly events all season long!