Summer Concerts at The Wharf

Have you missed the concert scene? Being able to listen to your favorite band or artist perform the song you have listened to for years is a feeling you just can’t describe. Or, you get to town and realize there’s a concert playing near you and you just go. Then, the next day you’re back at the beach getting a tan. If these sound like things you’re interested in you should check out The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, AL. On their lineup this year you will see names like Dierks Bentley, Phish, Jimmy Buffet, and Morgan Wallen.

Check out our two condos at The Caribe for a place to stay! Caribe B Penthouse 4 is a 3 bedroom condo with a beautiful view overlooking the bay. While Caribe C Penthouse 14 has a view of the gulf! Bring the family and enjoy the amenities that the caribe has to offer. 6 pools total, 2 water slides, fishing docks, tennis courts, a putting green, and even his/her saunas. Cobalt is located right next to the condos and has some of the best food you could imagine. It’s popular so make sure you show up early! If you don’t feel like waiting for a table at the actual restaurant you can check out the poolside Cabana Menu. The best part is that it is located only 15 minutes from The Wharf! Perfect for those that are wanting to shop, explore, or see a concert. Plus, if you just want to stay in you can always check out all the cool things the Caribe has to offer. Interested in taking a Dolphin Cruise? Check out the Caribe Marina for all things boats. They have dolphin cruises, bay cruises, and even private charters!

For a full list of concerts and events at The Wharf click here!

It’s time for a Girls’ Weekend at The Beach in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan as we Welcome Alabama to The Wharf!

The Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Concert at The Wharf on August 6, 2021, and you scored some great tickets for your friends and yourself.  Congratulations!  Now it’s time for you to plan your Girl’s Weekend Getaway to the Alabama Gulf Coast.  We think that’s an awesome idea!  We all remember when Alabama, featuring Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook from Fort Payne, Alabama were new to Country Music.  It’s hard to believe we have been enjoying their distinct sound for this long. But we have.  We grew up with them!  And now that we are a bit more mature than we were 40 plus years ago, our tastes have changed.  But our love of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, just like our love of Country Music, has just grown sweeter than Momma’s tea over the years.  While you’re visiting our island paradise, you and your girlfriends should really try the following:

1.      A Luxury Penthouse Stay

Years ago, we would go to a concert and be happy to just sleep in the backseat of our Mom’s station wagon if we didn’t have a place to stay.  We’ve even gone so far as to head to the beach with nowhere to stay in mind, and, after spending the whole day on the beach, found ourselves too tired to drive home, so we slept in a car all night.  But now we’ve got real adult lives and real adult jobs and our tastes have changed significantly.  While the old wagon’s backseat was alright for the younger versions of us, today we like a little more comfort when we travel.  I know I do!  I, too, am planning to see Alabama at The Wharf.  (The first time I saw them was in the 70s…the nineteen – seventies… at the county fair… in Tuscaloosa!  Yes…I am that old!  And wow!  We’ve all come a long way since then….but I digress…)  This time I am excited to see them play at The Wharf in Orange Beach.  And, because I want to spend the weekend away from my house, just like you, I already have the perfect place to stay reserved.  I am sleeping, not in my car, but in a wonderful beach home near Fort Morgan.  Where are you ladies staying?  Sunset Properties has the perfect penthouse condominium beach home in Orange Beach or luxury beachfront condo in Gulf Shores already ready for you and your besties.  Would you rather stay in an exquisite single family beach home located right on the beach?  Check out Eden’s Waters where you will see first-hand what spending a weekend in a luxury Gulf-front beach home feels like.  Go ahead!  Spoil yourself!  And your girlfriends!  After all, this may be the last time you all come to Gulf Shores to see Alabama in concert.  Might as well make it the absolute best possible weekend you can!  Do it up right!

2.      A Spa Day

Speaking of spoiling yourselves, how about planning a spa day while you’re in town?  Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are home to some of the best day spas in the state.  Eden Spa and Salon in Orange Beach offers a wide variety of services and it is easy to find.  Eden Spa is  located right in the Palm Point shopping center in Orange Beach.  Don’t want to leave your luxurious beach home?  Call them, they will come to you!  They offer services to help you with hair, nails, skin and body care.  Serenity at the Beach, also located in Orange Beach, is another great option for some top-notch spoiling.  They offer services from pampering your hair and nails to pampering your whole body with deep tissue, stone and stress relief massages.  This is a must-do for any girls’ weekend.  Be sure to reach out to these wonderful day spas and make an appointment ahead of time.  Don’t wait or you might miss your opportunity to enjoy this important part of any girls’ weekend.

3.      A Personalized Souvenir

You probably have all the koozies, magnets and airbrush t-shirts you can stand already at home.  How about taking home an “adult souvenir” from this trip?  Your girls’ weekend out to see Alabama may just be a once-in-a-lifetime event.  And since you’re doing this weekend with your ride-or-die sisters, you want to make the best memories possible, right?  Then be sure to visit the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach while you’re on our island.  The talented and professional group at the Coastal Arts Center offers classes on making blown glass original art.  You can literally make your own souvenir!  Create something especially beautiful with your besties and make a great memory in the process! The Coastal Arts Center also hosts visual arts classes and pottery demonstrations.  This is a great way to pass an afternoon either before or after your day spa outing.  

4.      A Delicious Dinner

After a spa trip or making the perfect souvenir, you will definitely be hungry.  There are so many great restaurants to choose from on our island.  New restaurants squeeze their way in, and some are well received, and some seem to leave on a Gulf breeze.  And while we all have our new favorites, I suggest you try at least one of our restaurants that has been here for many years.  If you’re looking for “tried and true” as we say, enjoy dinner at DeSoto’s in Gulf Shores.  DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen is a local favorite.  How good is this place?  Sunny 105.7 FM, our local island radio station, holds a People’s Choice Award contest each year for locals to vote on their favorite places to eat, play, etc.  Sunny 105.7 has done this for many, many years.  And DeSoto’s has won this award many, many times!  Another local favorite is Doc’s Seafood Shack located on Canal Road in Orange Beach.  When you hear the word “shack” you might shy away from eating here.  Don’t let the name fool ya!  The good folks at Doc’s have been serving up some of the best seafood on our island for over 35 years.  You don’t stay relevant for that long if you aren’t doing something right.  Both of these are great suggestions for a fun girls’ night out dinner.  These two restaurants prepare their seafood a bit differently, but both are amazing places to eat!  Hey, why not try one on the first night you’re in town and the other for lunch or dinner the next day?!  

5.      A New Look – Head to Toe

What girls’ weekend trip is complete with a little shopping?  With the Foley Tanger Outlets just a few minutes away, there is no excuse why you all can’t spend some time soaking up some retail therapy.  Last year, the pandemic seemed to rob us ladies of our customary relaxing shopping experiences.  For months, many of our favorite stores were closed or the items we could buy were limited.  Welcome to post pandemic outlet mall shopping!  While you’re in south Baldwin County for The Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Concert at The Wharf in Orange Beach, be sure to visit one of our favorite pedestrian malls located in Foley, Alabama.  The Tanger Outlets in Foley are open and shopping is encouraged.  With great stores featuring Kate Spade New York, Polo/Ralph Lauren and Coach just to name a few, why would any shopaholic deny herself the opportunity to “get her fill” of upscale bargains?  I can’t think of one reason!  Be sure to check out all of the ninety-seven stores that make this mall one of a kind in Coastal Alabama.  

The Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Concert at The Wharf  will certainly be a great event to attend.  I, for one, cannot wait!  I am looking forward to spending the weekend in my Sunset Properties “home away from home”.  Even as a member of the Sunset Properties Team, I enjoy the luxury of staying in a perfectly stocked, tastefully decorated beach vacation home now and then.  Like an amazing Sunset Properties beach home, coastal spa days, DeSoto’s and Doc’s never disappoint.  And shopping at Tanger in Foley always leaves me smiling!  Enjoy your stay.  Enjoy your outings.  Make lots of memories.  Take lots of pictures!  And, if you haven’t already booked your vacation home, be sure to give us a call.  We have your getaway home ready for you and your group!

We wish you a safe and fun concert weekend.  And…hey… we might just be the folks singing right beside you at the concert!  We’re glad you’re planning to make Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan your “home in Alabama” even if it’s just for a couple of nights!

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18th Annual Orange Beach Billfish Classic

Are you ready for a new adventure?  Join the top anglers in the country and lots of cheering fans at the 18th Annual Orange Beach Billfish Classic.  This event takes place out of the marina at The Wharf.  The events start on the 18th of May and go through the 22nd.  You can keep track of your favorite team and check often for their weigh-ins.  The fishing starts at noon on the 19th and goes until weigh in on at 11 AM on the 22nd. There is a Weigh in on Saturday also on Saturday from 6 until 10 PM.  So come enjoy all the fun activities at The wharf and then see if your favorite team won the big prize!  Below are all the details from the Orange Beach Billfish Classic Website.

First of the Gulf Coast tournament season and the kickoff tournament of the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship series.  The Orange Beach Billfish Classic was formed in 1998 for the express purpose of providing financial support for organizations that speak effectively for all recreational fishermen. The OBBC quickly became a top event on the Gulf Coast tournament circuit and serves as an important fundraiser for The Billfish Foundation and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). In 2011, over $50,000 was donated to these organizations, bringing the total contributed over the history of the tournament to over $500,000.

2014- Triple Crown trophy
2014- Triple Crown trophy

The OBBC is the country’s only non-profit billfish tournament with 100% of all net profit donated to qualified 501(c)(3) conservation organizations. The OBBC is an all-volunteer effort so there is no overhead to deduct from the financial support that’s provided to our conservation beneficiaries.

Beginning in 2013, The Wharf Marina Entertainment Complex hosted the Orange Beach Billfish Classic for the first time, and hosted the tournament again in 2014 and 2015. Over the course of the four day event, the crews, anglers and participants enjoy a series of fun and food-filled events, with a Captain’s Meeting on Wednesday evening and culminating with an awards brunch on Sunday morning. The organizers look forward to a big turnout this year in order to continue to support the organizations that fight for our resources.

10361061_634166736676009_1355216962380415182_n“I’d like to take a minute to personally invite everyone to join us for the 2016 Orange Beach Billfish Classic,” Dorland said in a recent interview. “Our staff will welcome you with open arms and we’ll all do our best to show you what a great experience this event has become, from the great fishing to our world-famous Gulf Coast hospitality. Come fishing with us this year — you won’t be disappointed.”

Interested participants are welcome to contact Dorland personally at (251) 402-8190 for more information.

Orange Beach Billfish Classic schedule of events is as follows.
Wednesday, May 18th• 4-11 pm: Registration and Optional Cash Awards open under the big tent • 6 pm: Cocktails and Hors d ’Oeuvres • 7 pm: Dinner • 8-11 pm: Optional Cash Awards Pot Party 2016

Schedule Of Events Thursday, May 19th • 10:00 am: Mandatory Captain’s Meeting under the big tent • 10:30 am: Boats may leave The Wharf through Perdido Bay to Perdido Pass • 12 noon: Boats may leave Perdido Pass. Any boat choosing to leave through Sailboat Bay may not leave The Wharf Marina until NOON, May 19th • 12 noon: Fishing Commences Friday, May 20th • 7-10 pm: Weigh in at The Wharf Saturday, May 21st • 6-10 pm: Weigh in at The Wharf Sunday, May 22nd • 9-11 am: Tournament Awards Breakfast