April Has Arrived And Spring Events Are Heating Up

Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) –
April on the Gulf Coast unfolds with a variety of events. From the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast to the bustling clubs for spring break. Whether it’s the gatherings at local venues, or the tranquil beauty of spring nature walks, there’s something for everyone this time of year.

Monday, April 1st. –

Why is everyone so tired on April 1st? Because they just finished a 31-day March, ba boom bah. Don’t be fooled Mondays at Flora-Bama are just as tremendous as the weekends. Arrive early this April 1st for a listen, laugh, and mingle with the authors starting at 6 pm. Orange Beach’s New York Times Best Selling author Andy Andrews will be one of three in attendance. Michael Perry and Austin Gray will join as part of a storytelling and humorous musical match-up. First come, first served make sure to stick around for a book signing to follow. 

Flora-Bama Lounge & Package

17401 Perdido Key Dr. 

Pensacola, FL 32507

Tuesday, April, 2nd –

Join the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber as they 

celebrate the new Chamber member Iron Men Outdoor Ministries with a ribbon-cutting celebration! Iron Men Outdoor Ministries shares that they help “hundreds of mentally and/or physically disabled adults and children, terminally ill, less fortunate adults, wounded warriors, and children whose parents are incarcerated.” Come out to join in the celebration, the ribbon-cutting ceremony and more will be from 4 to 6 pm. 

Hudson Marina

4575 S Wilson Blvd

Orange Beach, AL 36561

Wednesday, April 3rd –

Take part in a guided nature walk through Rosemary Dunes. The dunes are located on the Hugh S. Backcountry Trail, which is nominated for the second consecutive year for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice “Best Recreational Trail” award category. Explore the park taking notice of all the spring awakenings along the way. Bring a pair of binoculars if you have them to seek out all the birds. Toss a journal and pen in your hike sack to document the plants, flora, and fauna you see. Make a day of adventure one of education and share the moments with other nature connoisseurs don’t forget your water bottles. For more info see link below.

Gulf State Park- Backcountry trail Rosemary Dunes

22879 Perdido Beach Blvd

Orange Beach, AL 36561

Thursday, April 4th –

In town for Spring break and looking for a fun family day of excitement, hop on a boat. The fun boats are an Orange Beach family fun favorite double boat extra unique dolphin cruise. Weather permitting, the boats will enter the Gulf of Mexico searching for local dolphins and other sea life. The boats will navigate the waters of the Back bays coming together port to port for an exciting water gun battle between ships. Tell your friends and join the crew for interactive fun for the whole family cruising the waters of Orange Beach aboard the fun boats. 

The Fun Boat Dolphin Cruises

3900 Bayou Rd

Orange Beach, AL 36561

Friday, April 5th –

Spend the evening welcoming back the talented Christina Crystal to the airy local family-owned stage at Big Beach Brewery in Gulf Shores. Alabama-born and raised Crystal has performed in over 1,500 shows since the age of 17. Her voice carries the familiar sounds of her favorites, Sheryl Crow and Linda Ronstadt. Enjoy the breeze of spring while sipping on a craft beer bar. Crystal will share music we all know and love as well as some of her beloved songs such as “Dolly would you pardon me” and more. It’s a perfect way to spend an evening on the Alabama Gulf Coast with old friends or new ones. For more on Big Beach, click the link below.

Big Beach Brewery 

300 E 24th Ave

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Saturday, April 6th –

Experience the thrill of the first-ever “Mimosas at the Marina.” The Marina lawn located at the Wharf will see a complete makeover as it transforms into an oasis of the bubble kind. Guests and mimosa enthusiasts are encouraged to mix and mingle while enjoying their glass of bubbly. A tranquil environment with water views and sunshine opens a great opportunity to celebrate all the joys of springtime. Tickets are available now and include a souvenir cup, generous samples of different flavor mimosas, games plus exciting entertainment throughout the event. Grab your tickets  today with the link below and meet up on the marina lawn for morning mimosas starting at noon. 

The Wharf 

4685 Wharf Pkwy 

Orange Beach, AL 36561

Sunday, April 7th –

Join the Alabama Coastal Foundation and Hangout Music Festival as an island volunteer for coastal clean-up. This year for the annual Fort Morgan Cleanup, both parties have teamed up in an effort to gain more volunteers just like you. All participants are asked to sign up for this all hands on deck event. Part of keeping our beautiful beaches and waterways pristine is keeping it clean. Be a part of something special and meet other like-minded islanders along the way from 1-4 pm. 

Fort Morgan Historic Site


Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th –

The rescheduled dates for the vibrant annual Ballyhoo festival have finally arrived. For more details on this event, click the link below. 

Gulf State Park – Ballyhoo Festival 

20115 State Park rd AL-135

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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