Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival Gulf Shores, AL

Don’t Be a Fool -- Visit Our Beaches This April

The saying goes “April showers bring May flowers,” but along Alabama’s beaches, the month of April brings with it an array of exciting events and other fun things to see and do. 

Top Things to Do in April

Mullet Toss at the Flora-Bama in Orange Beach, AL

One of the first events in April is the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival (April 4). This extremely popular annual event combines hot, lip-smacking crawfish with some of the South’s best Zydeco bands for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Attendees also have the option to show up early and participate in the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run to help work up an appetite for a day filled with Cajun delights.

It might come as a surprise, but the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar is a happening spot during Easter weekend. On the Saturday before Easter (April 11), Flora-Bama hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Fun Day. This egg-normous event includes arts and crafts, games, face painting, snacks and music as well as an Easter egg hunt out on the beach behind the Bama. As the egg hunt comes to a close, the Easter Bunny will arrive in style by skydiving right onto our sugar-white sand. Then, on Easter Sunday (April 12), the Flora-Bama Church invites all locals and visitors to join in their Easter celebration services. Between the three services – sunrise, 9am and 11am – more than 4,000 patrons call Flora-Bama their home on Easter morning.

One of the greatest MGM classics and America’s Fairy Tale, The Wizard of Oz, is making its way to the South Baldwin Community Theatre (April 16-26). Travel down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Toto and her lively friends she meets on their way to see the Wizard. Showtimes are April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30pm; and April 19 and 26 at 2:30pm.

Bama Coast Cruisin' Orange Beach, AL

Another popular stage in town is the one at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach. This April the C-Spire Concert Series presents Brantley Gilbert’s Fire’t Up Tour with special guest Chase Rice (April 18). Gilbert and his band will be performing your favorites from his award-winning albums.

The last weekend in April brings two of our biggest events of the year – Bama Coast Cruisin’ and Mullet Toss. Car lovers…Bama Coast Cruisin’ (April 23-25) is the show for you. Featuring more than 800 specialty cars of all makes and models, food trucks, vendors and live entertainment, this relaxed family-friendly event is one you will be talking about for years to come. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party (April 24-26) is a legendary event that takes place on the beach behind the Flora-Bama every year. Participants will toss a dead mullet across the FL/AL state line to see who can throw it the farthest, with the championship happening on the final day at 4:30pm. Spectators are welcome to join in on the fun as there will be fun activities, great music and food available all weekend long.

As you can see, our calendar is filled with fantastically fun things to do in April. Start planning your April getaway by ordering a copy of our 2020 Vacation Guide, a 100-page magazine filled with any and all information you need to know about vacationing on our beaches.

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