Spring into Fun on Alabama's Gulf Coast
Put a spring in your step with a visit in March to the Alabama Gulf Coast.
It is the perfect time to check out the pristine beaches, soak up some fun in the sun and enjoy the start of the many springtime festivals and events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. You will love everything this piece of paradise has to offer.
Things to do in March:
44th Annual Festival of Art March 10-11. 10am-5pm. Free to the public. At The Festival of Art, you will find everything from visual to fine arts and crafts. Stroll the grounds of the Coastal Arts Center and enjoy the arts and crafts of glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists, textile artists and wood artists. The event includes a kid’s art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare and live music. Public parking is located at The Wharf in Orange Beach and shuttles will be provided for $2 each way. No public parking will be available on site. Designated bicycle parking is provided at the festival site.
2018 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show March 22-25. 10am-7pm. $10 per person, kids 12- under free. The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show features the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast, and showcases the latest offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast.
In-water displays allow prospective buyers to test drive the boat of their dreams before taking advantage of on-the-spot financing. Last year, more than $90 million in boats and marine products were displayed, including more than 135 in-water vessels and an additional 450-plus boats displayed on land.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Visitors can get their hands on the hottest marine electronics, fishing tackle, marine engines, and outdoor equipment as numerous exhibitors showcase the cutting edge in marine gear and personal watercraft. The show will also feature live entertainment and demonstrations.