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So. Much. Summer. at The Wharf


So. Much. Summer. at The Wharf

So. Much. is happening here at The Wharf this summer! Whether you are 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 AND fun attractions? Welcome to So. Much. Summer.

Mondays - Sparks After Dark
May 31 – August 2 | 8:45 pm | Main Street
Cost: FREE to attend

The Sparks After Dark fireworks show will flash to life again this summer! Dance to the rhythm of the beat from our DJ, play games and win prizes. Enjoy the snap, crackle and pop of color all summer long. For the best viewing areas, check out our map!

A Thank You To Our 2021 Fireworks Sponsors

  • May 31 – SpringHill Suites Hotel by Marriott at The Wharf
  • June 7 – Villaggio Grille
  • June 14 – Kilwins
  • June 21 – The Wharf Marina Outfitters Store
  • June 28 – Ginny Lane Bar & Grill
  • July 5 – The Island Church
  • July 12 - Civil Axe Throwing
  • July 19 – YoHo Rum & Tacos

Tuesdays – Kids’ Night
June 1 – August 3 | 5:30-8:30 pm | Palm Plaza
Cost: FREE to attend

Tuesdays are for the kids! We’ll have a water slide, bouncy house, live animals, face painting and much more. You might even catch an aerial artist or poodle show. Don’t forget a swimsuit and towel!

Wednesdays – Pepsi Treasure Hunt for Hunger benefitting Secret Meals for Hungry Children
June 2 - August 4 | 5-8 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 will donate $5 to Alabama Credit Union’s Secret Meals for Hungry Children program.



Thursdays – Cookin’ with Kids
June 3 – August 5 | 4-5 pm | Palm Plaza
Cost: FREE to attend

Spice up your summer and join us on Thursdays in Palm Plaza for our newest event, presented by Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, Cookin’ with Kids featuring Chef Nino. In this fun + educational experience, Rouses Market’s Chef Nino will be teaching children the basics of cooking while demonstrating the creation of simple recipes. Some kiddos will even get to help out on stage as he teaches them how to mix, roll and chop their way around the kitchen.

Fridays – Fun Friday
June 4 – August 6 | 6-9 pm | Main Street
Cost: FREE to attend

You say Friday, we say Funday! Come out on Friday nights this summer for guaranteed fun for the whole family. Featuring life-sized board games like Jenga and Connect 4, bubbles, cornhole and more.

Saturdays – Painting Under The Palms
June 5 - August 7 | Classes start at 5 pm (kids) + 6 pm (teens + adults) | Palm Plaza
Cost: $10 per person, per class

Perhaps you consider yourself someone who likes to color outside the lines? Here’s your chance to really give it a go under the beautiful twinkling summer sky and palm trees! Join us every Saturday for painting classes with Paint Art Live. It’s the perfect chance to spend quality time with your kiddos or have a relaxing girls’ night. Click here to register.

Sundays – Music Under The Marlins
June 6 - August 8 | 4-7 pm | Marlin Circle
Cost: FREE to attend

Join us on Sundays this summer for Music Under The Marlins. Featuring live music from local bands, it’s a great time to unwind and get ready for the week ahead. Bring a chair to set up in the perfect viewing location, then grab a drink in the Entertainment District and enjoy our free kids’ attractions including a balloon artist, stilt walker and juggler.

After the fun, be sure to stick around for our SPECTRA Laser Light Experience, it’s a performance so bright, you’ll need your sunglasses at night! Shows play nightly at 8:30, 9 and 9:30 pm.

As always, your safety is our number one priority! We’re excited to have you come out but please keep a safe marlin distance. Air high fives are encouraged when you see your friends at the event. For your convenience, we have also added hand sanitizer stations throughout the property. We want all visitors to feel safe when they visit The Wharf.

Oh, and one more thing: Events are subject to change or be canceled due to inclement weather or conflicting concerts in The Wharf Amphitheater, so check the calendar before you come for an up-to-date status of happenings. See you ... here!

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