Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
Kick off the weekend with the Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout. On Friday evening, sample craft beers from 30 breweries, as well as live music. The Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday offers a multitude of oyster preparations from chefs coming from all over the country. Don’t miss the cooking demonstrations and workshops during the day. There’s even an oyster shucking contest and Bloody Mary Invitational.
*Please note, this event has been canceled for 2021.
37th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival
This annual event, named for the late Frank Brown who was the night watchman at the Flora-Bama for 28 years, attracts more and more folks each year. Held across multiple venues at different times, you’ll want to do a little homework before heading out to ensure you don’t miss your must-sees. Known for up-close and personal concert experiences, it’s great to hear the stories behind the songs straight from the original songwriters themselves. Most venues are free or charge only a small cover charge.
2021 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
The Blue Angels will fly on both Friday and Saturday around 2 p.m. for the annual Homecoming Air Show. Don’t miss a performance unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This event is held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in nearby Pensacola.
2021 Coastal Half Marathon and 5k Run
This year marks the 14th year for the annual coastal marathon events. Bring the family and enjoy everything from a one-mile fun run to a 5k run or a half-marathon. Participants will enjoy the scenic, paved trails meandering through the Gulf State Park followed by a post-race party at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.
Browsing the special offers online is a great way to find affordable lodging, as well as discounts on attractions and restaurants.