Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer, which means now is the time to start preparing for all the amazing dishes your family loves.Read More
Join Us for The Wharf's First Ever Chalk Art Festival
Fall is the perfect time to get out of the house with the whole family, isn’t it? And we have just the event this weekend! A new event for The Wharf, in fact: our first ever Chalk Art Festival!Read More
Thanksgiving at The Wharf
Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year, isn’t it?
The food is always incredible, of course. And you have your friends and family all around you, and everyone is always so jolly! Maybe you’re the head cook of the family, or maybe you’re the one who burns the green bean casserole…no matter the case, we have the best options for you here at The Wharf!
Halloween Happenings at The Wharf
Halloween is almost here, and it is sure to be a hauntingly good time at The Wharf! There’s so much to do between now and Halloween night, but why waste all that time and effort of your perfect Halloween costume just to wear it for one night? We have several ghoulishly delightful evenings ahead, and costumes are encouraged, of course!
Stock Up On Seasonal Treats at Kilwins
Fall is in the air here at The Wharf. And when you walk by Kilwins, the smell of their sweet delicious fudge and candies might just fill you with warmth and joy.
The holidays are just right around the corner, and what better gift to give your loved ones than fall-flavored fudge, candies, or ice cream?
An Event Guide for Girls Night Out
It’s that time of year again—when the weather starts to cool down and the evenings are perfect for hanging with the girls! And we have the perfect opportunity for a full night of fun and excitement here at The Wharf. Get ready for our annual Girls Night Out fundraiser on October 17th! This grand event will last from 5pm to 8pm, and it’ll be filled with goodies.Read More
2019 C Spire Concert Series Recap
The 2019 C Spire Concert Series at The Wharf Amphitheater has come to an end and what a fantastic season it was! If you didn’t get to enjoy all the concerts this season we are bringing you a full recap of the entire season.Read More
Fall Hat Round Up
Fall is one of the best times of year for fashion, isn’t it? There are so many fantastic accessories to wear, and who doesn’t love all the great layers of clothing? Not to mention the awesome outdoor events going on that are perfect for all these cute outfits too! And wouldn’t you know it, September is National Fall Hat Month! So we decided to round up the best fall hat fashions for you here at The Wharf—along with some crazy fun history facts about hats.
Enjoy The Wharf's Dockside Sip & Paint This Fall
Want to get in touch with your creative side? Our newest event at The Wharf should do just the trick. Dockside Sip & Paint happens every Tuesday night in September and October. You’ll have a magnificent view of The Wharf Marina and a beautiful sunset behind it, with live music from the Boat Bar!
Football Season at The Wharf
Cozy autumn days and crisp fall nights are on the way! Well, for most of the world, just not lower Alabama. But there is a silver lining—with fall comes football season! The season of fun, family, and friends gathered together to celebrate your favorite teams.
Hop Aboard A Yacht
Ever wondered what being on a yacht would be like? You see them in the movies and on TV, and even that doesn’t really show what makes them so special. That’s why we teamed up with Chris Hinton of Gulf Coast Yacht Group to give you the inside scoop of how magical a yacht experience can be!Read More
Wedding Season at The Wharf
Wedding season is approaching fast, and this fall, we have the ultimate scoop to make your big day easy peezy!
We have teamed up with two of our beauty salons—Fusion Spa and Salon and Rejuvenation Med Spa—to bring you the ultimate bridal packages with hair, makeup, and facial options.
Alabama Restaurant Week
Savor all the flavor of Alabama Restaurant Week August 16th through 25th! Several of The Wharf’s eateries will be participating, including The Southern Grind, Villaggio Grille, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, The Blind Tiger, and Blue Water BBQ Co.Read More
Keeping Your Skin Hydrated at High Cotton
During the summertime, it’s always a challenge to keep your skin hydrated, moisturized, and in top shape. That’s why we teamed up with High Cotton Bath Company here at The Wharf to bring you only the best products for your skin.Read More
It’s that time of year again…time for back-to-school shopping!
We know all the kids look forward to it and the parents, well, not so much. Thankfully, The Wharf has you covered so you can find everything all in one place! We’ve gone around to some of our shops and found the most trendy items that are also kid/teenager approved.
Top 3 Budget Friendly Food Spots
We’re getting closer and closer to a new school year, and there’s just so much to do and so much to buy! And when you throw dinner in the mix, the day just becomes that much longer.
But don’t worry! While you’re doing your back-to-school shopping here at The Wharf, we have gathered some really great fast and budget-friendly food options for just the kids or the whole family.
How to Plan the Best Birthday at The Wharf
Parents, primary caregivers, legal guardian, whatever amazing role you play—if you’re looking for a fantastic spot to host a birthday party for your loved ones, The Wharf has all you could ever want. And we’ve made things a little bit easier for you this year.
Check out our guide!
Independence Day Week of Celebrations at The Wharf
Here at The Wharf we have something going on every night of the week during our great nation’s birthday! We broke down each day of events for you, so you can come to all or just a few.Read More
Wharf Concert Guide
Maybe you’re already planning a few trips to The Wharf Amphitheater, or maybe you’re still on the fence. Whatever the case, you came to the right place for a quick refresher about our biggest concert venue.Read More
What Cocktail Matches Your Mood?
Here at The Wharf, we have a plethora of drink options. And since it’s summer, it’s time to treat yourself to a nice cold refreshing beverage.
But perhaps you are in a certain kind of mood. You want that drink to match the way you feel. We know what that’s like. That’s why we’ve devised the perfect list of drinks to match a few moods you might be feeling—and we’ve included the best place to find them at The Wharf!
Top 5 Father's Day Gifts at The Wharf
Father’s Day is right around the corner, you know. And if you’re having a hard time trying to find Dad the perfect gift, look no further!
Here at The Wharf in Orange Beach, we’ve got amazing boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops where you’ll find those perfect gift items we know he’ll love. So we put together a list of gifts we think dear ol’ Dad will love. Best of all, you don’t have to wait for shipping!
Top 5 Ways to Refresh at The Wharf
A visit to the beach is one of the most relaxing things to do. You can sit on the beach and just listen to the waves crashing and the nature chirping away, all while soaking up some sun and breathing in the fresh air. But sometimes a nice day of pampering yourself is just what the doctor ordered. Luckily for you, The Wharf is your one-stop shop for that one day of ultimate relaxation!
Memorial Day Weekend at The Wharf
If you are looking to fill your weekend with excitement, then you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a breakdown for the fun-filled weekend we’ve got in store so you’ll have the perfect field guide for your three-day weekend:Read More
Mother's Day at The Wharf
Moms are one in a million! They are kind, loving and sometimes a little scary but that’s why we let them have a break when Mother’s Day rolls around each year—or maybe even a getaway weekend here at The Wharf. We have gathered the best relaxation getaway plans we know mom will love!
So. Much. Summer. at The Wharf
All summer long, we’re bringing you countless memories and family fun seven nights a week. Enjoy your sun-kissed days and cool nights here at The Wharf during our So. Much. Summer. nightly events, with something different every day of the week! Here’s what we’ve got in store for So. Much. Summer. this year.
Cinco De Mayo at The Wharf
Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and we have the inside scoop for tacos and margaritas!Read More
10 Tips on How to Make a Small Space Look Larger
There are so many home design options out there to choose from, and if you include Pinterest, the options sky rocket to a gazillion! We teamed up with Kathleen Reynolds of Sea La Vie to help us get you the best tips on how to make your small space look bigger.Read More
Live Music Round Up at The Wharf
The Wharf is the place to be this spring and summer. Not only are we an official entertainment district (which means you can order drinks and take them on the go), we have the greatest tenants who are bringing you live music! We can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer season than jamming to your favorite songs. Check out what each of our tenants has to offer you during your spring and summer vacay!Read More
A Day in the Life of the Easter Bunny
You may have wondered to yourself around Easter time…What exactly does the Easter Bunny do all day? If this thought has crossed your mind, you’re in luck, because we had the grand opportunity to sit down with the Easter Bunny himself and ask him what he does all day. And we chose a particularly special day: Saturday, April 13th, when The Wharf hosts our annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Marina Lawn!
April Tenant of the Month: The Sandshaker
Our April Tenant of the Month is a brand new tenant here at The Wharf: The Sandshaker! This delightful bar is full of fun festivities for you, your friends, and even your family to enjoy. They are also known for the first 151 Bushwhacker, so give it a taste and enjoy their exciting environment. After all, we are at the beach, so sit back hold a cold drink and soak up the good music vibes!
March Tenant of the Month: Utopia
Every month we are spotlighting one of our great tenants here at The Wharf. This month we’re featuring Angela Glainer, the store manager of Utopia!
Spring Break at The Wharf
Chase your winter blues away this Spring Break at The Wharf! We’ve got something for everyone, from romantic getaways to family vacations.Read More
Inside Scoop of the Spectators View of The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show
In just a couple weeks, the 7th annual Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will be towing and boating in some the grandest boats and yachts that you can lay your eyes on! Every year this multi-faceted show grows exponentially in both size and character. If you have never experienced our luxurious display of the nation’s leading marine manufacturers, vendors, and entertainment, you are in for a real surprise!Read More
Fun Facts About Our C Spire Concert Series Acts
Our 2019 C Spire Concert Series officially kicks off with a bang this weekend at The Wharf Amphitheater! We begin with the mesmerizing Luke Combs on Saturday night, followed by the sensational Zac Brown Band on Sunday night. The season is here and we can hardly contain our excitement for this jam-packed lineup of electric performers.
MoonPies on Main Field Guide
Mardi Gras is in full swing and we have the inside scoop for you! MoonPies on Main is this upcoming Monday, March 4th, one day before Fat Tuesday proper. There will be so many great activities for you and your family, it’ll be hard to decide which one to do first! Don’t fret, though—we cooked up this guide to help you make the most out of your day.
February Tenant of the Month: Bungalows
Every month we are spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month it’s the glorious manager of Bungalows!
Step into the world of boutiques to learn more about Bungalows and Becky. They have a little bit of everything from household items to jewelry to adorable socks with cats on them! There is something for everyone in Bungalows so be sure to stop by and see what they have to offer!
Work at The Wharf: Job Fair
Looking for a career change? We have just the place for you to explore your options! View the many great opportunities we have here at The Wharf and get the chance to talk with many of the tenants for their hiring positions for the Spring and Summer season. We hope to see you there!Read More
Valentine's Day - The Perfect Gift at The Wharf
It is that time of year again and the air is filled with love and kindness.
Maybe you have a special someone and you’re stuck on finding a gift, or maybe it’s that time of year where you and the girls go out and celebrate the single life! Whatever the occasion may be this Valentine’s Day, we have the perfect gift items, and things to do for you, your special someone, or an exciting girls and guys night out.
New Year, New House? Find Out More About a Mortgage at The Wharf!
The new year is not always filled with resolutions to lose weight; sometimes it’s more about making milestones in the journey of your life. Like trying to buy your first home.
Buying your first home can be hard and a little confusing. We have done a little digging in the mortgage world and have come up with some common questions about the mortgage process to ask our very own mortgage companies here at The Wharf: NOLA Lending Group and Movement Mortgage.
The Wharf's Healthy Plate Collection
It’s the beginning of the year and everyone is booming with their New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes it can be challenging to work, go home, and cook every night, so we created a collection of the healthiest plates from each of our delectable restaurants.Read More
Snowbird season is officially underway! Come out to The Wharf and join us for winter savings.
Reach Your Goals for 2019 at The Wharf
It’s the beginning of a new year, and it’s time to start your new resolutions! There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to fitness and nutrition, and what works for one person may not work for another. 2019 is going to be filled with great new adventures and achievable goals. That’s why we have partnered up with Moxie to give some motivational advice and commitments from some of their members.Read More
January Tenant of the Month: Archipelago
Every month we are spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month it’s the magnificent owners of Archipelago, Christine and Steve Ostrow! Step into their world of fashion to learn more about Christine, Steve, and their superb store Archipelago, where the above-average guy shops.Read More
A Tasty New Year's Eve at The Wharf
Let’s reel in 2019 with a night with family and friends and of course good food! Our amazing restaurants are providing the very best drinks and full course meals to add to an already terrific night! Try one or try all, save the worrying for the new year to come and let loose and have a great time!Read More
5 Ways to Stay Warm at The Wharf
Winter can make you want to stay inside and hibernate, but who wants to stay inside? The Wharf is the place to be every holiday season, thanks to so many activities and events throughout our Winter at The Wharf celebration. But it can get a bit cold out there sometimes…Take a glance below at our top 5 ways to stay warm with the most delicious hot cocoa around! Which one will be your favorite?
4 New Family Traditions to Start at The Wharf
There are so many great things to do this Christmas season—which means it’s the perfect time to start new traditions. We’ve got a few suggestions for a night filled with love, smiles and laughter that your family will remember (and repeat) for years to come. Christmas is our favorite time of year, and we want to share our holiday cheer with you at our Winter Wonderland!
Tenant of the Month: Kilwins
Step into their amazing chocolate factory of goodies to learn more about Trey and Danielle and stop by to try some of their handmade fudge and caramel apples.Read More
Winter at The Wharf
Tis the season to be jolly, especially here at The Wharf. Come join us at our Winter Wonderland this season, let’s make it a December to remember!Read More
Holiday Shopping at The Wharf
The holiday season can be the merriest time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful time with the list of presents and the holiday family dinners that seem to creep up fast every year. We have you covered here at The Wharf, we have the best deals of the season to keep Mr. Scrooge away!Read More
Winter at The Wharf Events to Jumpstart 2018 Holiday Season
It’s Wharf Season with Pepsi and “Winter at The Wharf” will kick off with a variety of holiday-themed festivities on Friday, Nov. 16.Read More
Thanksgiving Options at The Wharf
Thanksgiving is graciously getting closer and closer. But don’t worry—we have you covered at The Wharf!Read More
Today is the first day of the World Food Championships!
If you’re unfamiliar with the event, the WFC is the largest competition in Food Sport, where champions of previous events convene annually for a chance at winning the ultimate food champion title and a share of a prize purse worth more than $350,000. The World Food Championships’ platform ranges from live-event competitions to a robust multimedia platform that serves culinary stars, pro chefs, home cooks, brands, and destinations.Read More
Five Ideas For Expanding Your Horizons With Leftover Halloween Candy
Halloween is such a great time of year! Dressing up in costumes, walking trunk to trunk for candy, costume contests—there’s just so much to love about Halloween.
But what do you do with all that leftover candy? You could eat it, but let’s face it, that is a lot of candy to eat!
We have gathered some really great ways to repurpose all your Halloween candy—Read More
Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family
Halloween costumes can be tough, and they can get pretty expensive. But don’t worry—we have you covered with the top DIY costumes for the whole family!Read More
October Tenant of the Month: Jimmy McPhillips of The Southern Grind Coffee House
Every month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is the marvelous owner of The Southern Grind Coffee House, Jimmy McPhillips. Step into his coastal kitchen to learn more about him and his one-of-a-kind coffee house, then stop on by for delightful coffee and lunch. To complete your day, grab a scrumptious gelato ice cream for dessert!Read More
Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Wharf's Girls Night Out
The month of October is known for crisp fall air, the changing of the leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes. But more importantly, it is also known for Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are partnering with South Baldwin Regional Medical Center (SBRMC) Women’s Imaging Center to celebrate.Read More
2018 C Spire Concert Series Second Half Recap
We have reached the conclusion to our 2018 C Spire Concert Series at The Wharf Amphitheater—and what a season it was! Let’s take a stroll down memory lane for the second half of the concert season with photos from Dave Matthews Band, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, Imagine Dragons, Keith Urban, and NEEDTOBREATHE.Read More
September Tenant of the Month: A Coastal Zen
This month we have chosen to spotlight one of our newest tenants, A Coastal Zen. They are a crystal and stone shop with unique crystal items as well as books, dream catchers and salt rocks. We spoke with owners Mary Kay Chapman, Sherry Petty, and Stanley Chapman to learn more about their new business. Learn more, then stop by A Coastal Zen today—you may be surprised what you find there!Read More
Previewing The Wharf Uncorked with Donny Rouse of Rouses Markets
When it comes to grocery shopping on the Gulf Coast, you simply cannot beat Rouses Markets, our presenting sponsor of The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival. Thankfully, they’ll be providing fresh product for the whole weekend—and CEO Donny Rouse will even be a judge at our Grand Tasting Culinary Competition! We spoke to Donny to learn more about his role with the company, their presence on the Gulf Coast, and what he’s excited about for this year’s event. Give it a read, then come enjoy some food and wine with us this weekend!Read More
Previewing The Wharf Uncorked with Jimmy Collins of Banfi Vintners
The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival is so close, we can almost taste it. While you count down the hours until our Thursday night kick-off, we counted up the number of amazing wine labels featured this year with Jimmy Collins, Tennessee & Alabama District Manager for Banfi Vintners, a wine distributor for this year’s event. Check out our Q&A with Jimmy to give your palate a preview of what’s in store to pour!Read More
August Tenant of the Month: Chef Jason Ramirez of Villaggio Grille
Every month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is the award-winning head chef of Villaggio Grille, Chef Jason Ramirez. Step into his kitchen to learn more about his process, then come pay him a visit for a fantastic meal!Read More
Catch Some Air (and Education) with the Living History Flight Experience
If your kids love big machines and big adventures, we’ve got a big announcement for you. One day only, this Saturday, August 4th, The Wharf will play host to the Living History Flight Experience, courtesy of the Friends of Army Aviation in Ozark, AL!Read More
2018 C Spire Concert Series First Half Recap
Want to relive this year’s highlights or take a gander at the shows you might’ve missed? We’ve rounded up a photographic recap from Styx & REO Speedwagon, Chris Young, I Love The 90’s Tour, Alan Jackson, and Jason Aldean.Read More
July Tenant of the Month: Doris and Jon Butler of Salt Coastal Outfitters
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is the dynamic husband and wife duo Doris and Jon Butler, owners of Salt Coastal Outfitters, the newest boutique at The Wharf. Step into their coastal-cultured shop to learn more. Stay Salty!
Celebrate the 4th at The Wharf a Day Early!
Who enjoys a festive holiday celebration? We do, we do!
Why not extend the merriment out as long as possible? Since we are fairly impatient and love a good party, we are ringing in the 4th one day early.
Seas the Day with Cetacean Cruises
Summer sunsets are an essential sight-seeing experience down South, especially along our jewel-toned coastal waters. When dusk approaches, dozens of visitors and locals alike are quick to pull out their phones and capture those iconic cotton-candy-tinged views.Read More
5 Thrifty Father's Day Gifts for $25 and Under
Dad deserves an island, but right now your budget can only afford a tropical-themed postcard. Here are five penny-pinching present ideas that won’t break the bank this year.Read More
5th Annual Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival Announcement
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (May 30, 2018) – Event organizers today announced official dates for The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival presented by Rouses Markets, set to take place Thursday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 15. Tickets for the culinary event will go on sale this Friday, June 1 with discounted pricing until July 5.Read More
Mood Board Worthy Summers at The Wharf
In the mood for summer? Here’s a little inspo to get you properly stoked for all of our So.Much.Summer events.Read More
Countdown to Memorial Day: 3 Days of Flag-Flying Fun
If you skimmed our Memorial Field Guide from 2017, then you’re quite aware of how jam-packed we like to keep our celebration days here at The Wharf! Guess what? Not much has changed! (Except for the fact that we are doing it even BIGGER this year!)Read More
Tails are Waggin' to Fill those Wagons: Miranda Lambert's Fill The Little Red Wagon is Coming to Town
Pet lovers out there—we have SUCH a treat to share! Not only do we feel privileged to have Miranda Lambert coming back to our neck of the beach, but we are over the moon with excitement to partner with her MuttNation Foundation for their Fill The Little Red Wagon promo.Read More
One-of-a-Kind Finds for Every Style of Mom
Tear-wiper. Hand-holder. Therapist by day and expert cuddle buddy by night. Mothers wear a million different hats (and capes) in a million different ways. While it may be difficult to find the perfect expression of love in tangible form, we’ve birthed a few options that may assist in your decision-making process.
So Much is happening here at The Wharf this summer beginning Memorial Day weekend! Each day will have a special theme for your delight. After all, school’s out and it’s time to celebrate. Whether you are young or simply young at heart, we’ve got seven family-friendly opportunities to help really spice up the season. What’s better than warm weather, cool activities AND hot deals?
May Tenant of the Month: Elijah Gerfen of Breakout Games
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is the genial Midwestern transplant, Elijah Gerfen, General Operations Manager of Breakout Games. Breakout is an interactive Escape Room in which you choose different scenarios and have to solve riddles to escape within a set timeframe. Elijah is the gatekeeper, so step into his life-size puzzle to learn more!Read More
Calling All Adrenaline Junkies: Meet the Crew from Hummingbird Zipline Course
Our brand new Hummingbird Zipline Course is outfitted with some of the best people in the business. They’ll be the ones showing you the ropes (literally!) before they strap you in and watch you shove off, and your safety is their top priority—followed closely by making sure you have the time of your life.Read More
Look Like a Local: 10 Essential Items to Own from The Orange Beach Store
Earlier this month, The Orange Beach Store opened its doors here at The Wharf. This iconic, custom-designed, local brand has blossomed fruitfully over the last two years.Read More
Three Fun Facts About This Year's Acts
Our 2018 C Spire Concert Series officially kicks off this Saturday, April 14th at the Wharf Amphitheater with classic rock legends Styx and REO Speedwagon. Yep, you heard us right! It’s here and we cannot contain our delight for the jam-packed lineup of heavy-hitting performers.Read More
April Chef of the Month: James Davis of Bayes Southern Bar & Grill
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our chefs or restaurateurs here at The Wharf. This month is James Davis, Executive Chef of Bayes Southern Bar & Grill. This culinary creative brings his passion for Southern cuisine to the table each day, plated with down-home love. Step into his kitchen to learn more!Read More
Polish Up Your Fitness Routine This Spring
Our houses and desks aren’t the only cluttered areas that need some much-needed spring cleaning this time of year. Stephanie Christie of Moxie at The Wharf offers these five revitalizing tips to help tidy up your “temple.”Read More
On the Hunt: Easter Basket Buys at The Wharf
Peter Cottontail here, reporting from The Wharf in Orange Beach. Let me tell you folks, I couldn’t be more hippity-hoppity happy that spring is in bloom and my favorite day of the entire year—ahem…EASTER—is just a couple short weeks away.Read More
An Insider's Perspective of the 2018 Wharf Boat & Yacht Show
Next week, the sixth annual Wharf Boat & Yacht Show will get underway in full throttle speed. Every year, this multi-faceted event grows exponentially in both size and character.Read More
March Tenant of the Month: Sarah Hossley of Khloe & Kate Children's Designer Boutique
Every other month, we're spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is the delightful Sarah Hossley, owner of Khloe & Kate Children's Designer Boutique. Hossley's acute eye for adorable, on-trend children's fashion is visible throughout the aisles of this charming store. Step into her whimsical, stylish playground to learn more!Read More
Discover Your Inner Explorer: Visit the Nina and Pinta Ships at The Wharf
Fortune seems to favor us here at The Wharf because realistic reproductions of two of Columbus's illustrious vessels, the Nina and Pinta, will come to port this weekend at our very own marina-and you're all welcome on deck!Read More
Cars, Crafts, Crawfish, and Crooners, Oh My: 5 Draws of the Orange Beach Seafood Fest
Looking for something different to do this upcoming weekend? Search no further! The 26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival will take place at The Wharf on Saturday, and we eagerly invite you and the whole family to come join us.Read More
Keep the Feeling Alive: 6 Dreamy Date Ideas at The Wharf
It's always the season for love at The Wharf. Whether you are in the courting stage, blissful newlyweds, or partners deeply rooted in time, it is necessary to keep things fresh in your union.Read More
Moon Pie Mindset: How to Do Mardi Gras at The Wharf
As always, The Wharf is prepped and ready to accommodate all of your Mardi Gras needs and desires. We've composed a few handy tips to help you reap the most out of your royal experience.Read More
Living Your Best (Island) Life: The Wharf Featured on HGTV This Sunday
If you're fortunate enough to live on this glorious piece of the Gulf Coast, you recognize all that it has to offer inhabitants and vacationers alike. Snow-white sandy beaches, jewel-hued waterways, and attractions as far as the eye can see.Read More
Here's Lookin' at You, Kid: The Top Selfie Spots at The Wharf
Everyone knows the old adage, “A selfie a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, something like that. Who doesn’t love snapping a few pics in front a scenic view or a particularly unique location that radiates color and life?Read More
Snowbirds Welcome at The Wharf: The Perfect Landing Spot for Winter Visitors
Winter is in full swing, but along the Gulf Coast, this particular season is pretty mild compared to the icy temps our friends experience in the north and midwest. Hundreds of trusty visitors flock to our temperate shores in search of refuge and a little communal fun along the way!Read More
A Round of Applause to Our Coastal Christmas Art Contest Winners
On Saturday, December 16th, 2017, The Wharf held its inaugural Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day, a special event featuring The Dolphin Sound music ensemble from Gulf Shores Elementary School and various holiday-themed craft stations hosted throughout the complex.Read More
5 Tips to Staying Balanced, Happy, and Fulfilled in 2018
There are nearly ten full days under our belts so far in this new year. Are those trusty resolutions still on track? Don’t sweat it if you are already starting to feel a little less intentioned now that the real work has begun. We’ve got some more magical motivation from Stephanie Christie of Moxie at The Wharf that will help you realign those personal goals to make it a rockstar year!Read More
January Tenant of the Month: Beverly Morgan of The Wharf Marina
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is the wonderfully multi-faceted Beverly Morgan, Marina Director and Retail Manager of The Wharf Marina Outfitters Store. With nearly a decade of leadership at The Wharf Marina under her belt, Bev certainly knows how to run a tight ship. Drop anchor with her for a spell to learn more!
Stay Haute this Holiday: 5 Fierce Trends for the 2017 Holiday Season
There is no shortage of parties to attend, family gatherings to host, or social outings to join this bustling time of year. Your calendar is chock full, but your closet…is not.
A Deal a Day Keeps the Grinch Away: 12 Days of Christmas (Shopping) at The Wharf
The second annual 12 Days of Christmas at The Wharf campaign kicks off tomorrow morning, and boy do we have deals by the dozen (literally). There will be a bundle of exclusive, one-day-only specials available from various shops and restaurants each consecutive day until Christmas.Read More
DECEMBER TENANT OF THE MONTH: Red or White Wine
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month we are toasting Janet Taylor and Suzane Williams of Red or White Wine. With locations in both Mobile and Fairhope, the locally owned company has finally planted roots here in Orange Beach, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Step into their specialty wine and gourmet shop to learn more!Read More
Resist the urge to hibernate during the holidays
The Wharf is all about playtime, but we want to help you meet all your fitness goals too! That’s why we recruited Stephanie Christie of Moxie, a cardio fitness experience that focuses on creating health and wellness by strengthening the mind and body in unison.Read More
'Tis the Season for Fun: Winter At The Wharf is Back!
What good is “the most wonderful time of the year” if you don’t get out and celebrate it, right? And celebrate we shall here at The Wharf! This past Friday marked the return of our annual year-end holiday celebration, Winter At The Wharf, and with it came a flurry of fun activities for the whole family.Read More
The Wharf's Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide
The shops and restaurants at The Wharf are eager and prepared to help you check off that gift buying agenda in one fell swoop. Check out this nifty rundown of the best shopping days at The Wharf to help you save as you spend. In the spirit of giving, gift yourself something special as well!Read More
November Chef of the Month: David Pan of Orange Beach Concierge
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our chefs or restaurateurs here at The Wharf. This month is Chef David Pan of Orange Beach Concierge. With Thanksgiving on our heels, Chef Pan graciously gifted us with two of his “home-cook-friendly” recipes sure to step up anyone’s harvest feast this year.Read More
5 Halloween Must-Do's at The Wharf
If you’ve got that spooktacular spirit and nowhere to flaunt it, curse not! Check out these hauntingly good happenings at The Wharf for your delight and fright.Read More
Fallifying Your Home
If you love fall as much as we do, you’ll want to embrace the season—especially in your home! We asked Karen Curry of Sea La Vie Designs to cook up a few pointers for fall-ifying your home, and she did not disappoint.Read More
The Power of Pink: The Wharf Promotes Hope with Breast Cancer Awareness in October
Love can be expressed in action, speech, or touch. During the month of October, we are spreading love through color. Specifically: Pink!Read More
October Tenant of the Month: The Market
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is The Hart Family, new owners of The Market. Step into their diverse shop to learn more!Read More
The Best Spots to Suit Up and Watch Your Favorite Teams at The Wharf
2017 C Spire Concert Series Wrap-Up
Why are endings always the saddest part? Yet another C Spire Concert Series has wrapped and we are grieving at its departure. But, hey—what a herculean blast it was! Sing along with us as we stroll down the second half of this musical memory lane.Read More
The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival Raises more than $20,000 for Make-A-Wish® Alabama
The fourth annual Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, presented by Wind Creek Atmore, welcomed nearly 1,000 visitors this weekend.Read More
Portrait on a Plate: Talking Shop with Chef Jim Smith
It’s clear that out of the many stars that fell on Alabama, Chef Jim Smith is one of the brightest in the bunch.Read More
Let's Bottle Up the Feels: A Chat with Wine Connoisseur Jeremy Williams
We are just a week shy from The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival and you know what that means? It’s about time to get our wine on! We recently sat down with Jeremy Williams of Alabama Crown Distributing Company and picked his brain about all things vino. Here is a toast from an expert in anticipation of the big event!Read More
A Taste of Home: Serving Up Local and Regional Fare at The Wharf
Living in the South, particularly along the Gulf Coast, we are privileged to taste the bounty from local waters and area farms. There is something satisfying about the flavor of fish caught within miles of home or shelling green beans picked straight from grandma’s backyard.Read More
A Waggin' Good Time
The demand for mutt-welcome restaurants, stores, and parks has skyrocketed and we are happy to assert that The Wharf has always been ahead of the curve. We are a proud pooch-promoting destination, no fluff about it!Read More
Pre-Fall Season at The Wharf
The Wharf’s Pre-Fall Season (the time between summer and football) is here! And there’s no better time to visit the Gulf Coast than right after the crowd settles down a bit.Read More
12 Ways to Spend Your Day at The Wharf
With so much to do at The Wharf, it can be easy to miss some of the secret gems. That’s why we’ve compiled a list to get you started on creating the perfect itinerary for your visit!Read More
Navigating Your Business Through Calm or Rough Waters: Meet High Seas Design House
With a recent expansion to their office here at The Wharf, High Seas Design House has grown radically over the past five years.Read More
Let's Get Physical
Regardless if it’s the newest craze or a more familiar fad, The Wharf is becoming a mecca for the already AND aspiring active individual. Pull up a yoga mat and check out what we have to offer!Read More
Independence Day Street Party Photo Gallery
Take a gander at these snapshots from our July 3rd Independence Day Street Party, a fête that lit up Main Street almost as bright as the fireworks did!Read More
The Top 10 Drinks at The Wharf
Having trouble deciding what libation to choose? We can help in that department. Our restaurants and bars are slinging an array of both classic and craft cocktails for every taste bud. Here is a peek at the top ordered drink at every spot.Read More
From Zero to Klutzy Hero: The History of Stinky Lafitte
Stinky’s story takes center stage—on Main Street—for all to celebrate.Read More
June Chef of the Month: Misty Schappert of Blue Water BBQ Company
Hot off this weeks official ribbon cutting ceremony, Blue Water BBQ Company is bringing something to the table (pun intended) here at The Wharf that will leave you hankering for more.Read More
2017 CSpire Concert Series First Half Recap
Here is a photographic recap highlighting some of the electrifying artists that have graced the Amphitheater stage over the past three monthsRead More
June Tenant of the Month - Seaside Shoes & SWIM
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our tenants here at The Wharf. This month is Kelli McKee, owner of Seaside Shoes and Swim. Step into her boutique to learn more!Read More
Orange Beach Concierge Introduces The Pantry to the Alabama Gulf Coast
Award-winning chef David Pan of Orange Beach Concierge is proud to unveil his gourmet to go e-commerce site.Read More
An Insider's Guide to Kids Night
Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer will unquestionably be a blast at The Wharf, but expect a few select dates to really crank up the fun! Check out this handy insider’s outline for those extra special nights.Read More
Get Rigged for some Reel Action (on the Gulf)
The Gulf of Mexico has become one of the top, if not the top, environments for recreational fishing over the past four decades, and The Wharf will serve as the host destination for several of the season’s big tournaments.Read More
Memorial Day Weekend Field Guide
We go all-out every Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate the beginning of our 100 Days of Summer—and this year is no exception!Read More
May Chef of the Month: Chef Chris Kelly
Every other month, we’re spotlighting one of our chefs or restaurateurs here at The Wharf. This month is Chef Chris Kelly of Driftwood Steakhouse, Ronin Sushi & Steak, and the Oyster Barrel. Step into his kitchen to learn more!Read More
Burris Farm Market Opening in May
Burris Farm Market is officially planting roots in Orange Beach, Alabama.Read More
Introducing The Space, Orange Beach's Newest Event Venue Conveniently Located In The Wharf
Events at The Space are exclusively run by Orange Beach Concierge, an Alabama gulf coast-based boutique concierge company.Read More
Inaugural Kids Win Fishing Tournament Coming To The Wharf
“Every kid is a winner” happens to be the unofficial motto of the tournament and this statement couldn’t ring more true.Read More
Ocean Camp Launches Partnership with The Wharf
The Wharf will host the award winning environmental science summer camp and field trip program beginning June 6, 2017.
Music & Mudbugs: New Event Added to Wharf Amphitheater Roster
Free event featuring Drake White coming to The Wharf Amphitheater on Memorial Weekend.Read More
LiT Coolers and The Wharf Amphitheater Team Up for Exclusive Product Partnership
LiT Coolers and The Wharf Amphitheater have joined forces in time to inaugurate the jam-packed 2017 C Spire concert season at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama.Read More
Enter The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show Poster Contest
Show off your artistic skills by entering the Boat Show Poster Contest. The winner will receive an awesome prize package.Read More
The Southern Grind Named Best Coffee Shop in Alabama
Check out the best coffee shop in Alabama right here at The Wharf!Read More
The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show Expands for 2017
Coming off a record-setting 2016 which saw more than $21 million in inventory sold, The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show returns to Orange Beach March 23 - 26, 2017.Read More
Sturgill Simpson to Make First Appearance at Wharf Amphitheater
2017 Grammy winner, Sturgill Simpson has been added as part of the CSpire Concert Series at The Wharf AmphitheaterRead More
Second Show Added for Luke Bryan at The Wharf Amphitheater
Due to overwhelming demand a second show has been announced for Luke Bryan at The Wharf Amphitheater.Read More
The Wharf to Host 11th Annual New Year's Eve Street Party
Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf is set for Dec. 31, 2016 from 5 p.m. to midnight – open to the public and free of charge. Main Street will be filled with activities and entertainment throughout the night.Read More
Winter at The Wharf Kicks Off the Holiday Season with Host of Themed Events
The Wharf will spread holiday cheer as the property transforms for its annual Winter at The Wharf offering activities for the entire family beginning Nov. 18, 2016.Read More
The Wharf Turns Pink for Month-Long Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
October will also include a full lineup of fall events
The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival Recap
Hundreds of attendees came from across the southeast and beyond for the third annual Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival Sept. 15-17...Read More
Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout Returns to The Wharf in Orange Beach
The third annual Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout will return to The Hot Spot Music & Grub at The Wharf every Monday from Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 for its six-week musical talent contest.Read More
World Food Championships Selects The Wharf For 2016 Tournament
The World Food Championships announced that it is going coastal for the first time and moving the 2016 Ultimate Food Fight to Orange Beach, Alabama.Read More
Wharf Restaurants to Join Alabama Restaurant Week
Seven restaurants at The Wharf are joining the statewide culinary event, Alabama Restaurant Week, taking place Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 21.Read More
The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival Set for September 15-17
Tickets for the 3rd annual Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival presented by Wind Creek Atmore go on sale Friday, May 6. The culinary event will take place Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 17 featuring more than 100 labels of wine, chef demonstrations, the luxury yacht walk and both live and silent auctions benefitting Make-A-Wish® Alabama, which raised $14,421.63 last year.Read More
The Greatest Show in Sportfishing at The Wharf this Summer
'Billfish Week' to feature boats, billfish, bikinis and even a Bentley! The Blue Marlin Grand Championship returns to The Wharf in Orange Beach July 13-17.Read More
6th Annual Kyser Miree Memorial Fishing Tournament Comes to The Wharf
The Rotaract Club of the Mobile Bay Area presents the Kyser Miree Memorial Fishing Tournament, to be hosted at The Wharf this year on Saturday, June 4, 2016. This is one of few major events allowing Red Snapper categories in Federal waters (due to the shortened season).Read More
100 Days of Summer at The Wharf Kicks Off Memorial Day Weeekend with Pepsi Beach Ball Drop
The official 100 Days of Summer presented by Pepsi® begins Friday, May 27 with the Pepsi Beach Ball Drop followed by summer-long entertainment for the whole family happening at The Wharf.Read More
The Wharf to Host the 18th Annual Orange Beach Billfish Classic
The Wharf hosts the 18th annual Orange Beach Billfish Classic this year on May 18th-22nd. The OBBC is the first major offshore tournament of the 2016 Gulf Coast tournament fishing season and is the first of the five tournaments qualifying for the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship Series.Read More
The Wharf Nears Retail Capacity as it Welcomes a Host of New Tenants
The Wharf at Orange Beach has welcomed 17 new tenants since November 2015 bringing first floor fulfillment to 96 percent and total occupancy to 75 percent. On the cusp of a record-breaking season, the property gained much interest from businesses in a range of sectors including restaurants, spas, design and retail.Read More
Jimmy Buffett Returns to The Wharf This Summer
The wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, will perform at The Wharf Amphitheater for one night only, TUESDAY May 31 at 8 pm, as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don't Know'” Tour 2016.Read More
The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show Coming In March
Each spring brings about the beginning of boating season and also one of the most popular and well-attended events on the Gulf Coast, The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show. Every square foot of exhibitor space, dockage and on-land boat display space has been sold out for months in anticipation of the premiere boat show on the Gulf Coast.Read More
Brantley Gilbert Announces Concert at The Wharf
The Take It Outside Tour comes to The Wharf Amphitheater in June 2016.Read More
The Wharf Welcomes Evolve Fitness Spa
Located on the second floor, the space is truly a unique one combining a yoga-dance room, fitness room with state-of-the-art physical fitness apparatus, and a spa where clients can get a massage, manicures, eyelashes or hair.Read More
Florida Georgia Line Returns to The Wharf
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE returns to The Wharf Amphitheater with special guests Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three & Kane Brown!Read More
Twenty One Pilots In Concert
TWENTY ONE PILOTS is bringing the Emotional Roadshow Tour to The Wharf Amphitheater.Read More
Winter at The Wharf Festivities
This holiday season, The Wharf will transform into a winter wonderland offering a full series of festivities including the return of ice skating, featuring a large rink with real ice.
Reel in The New Year at The Wharf
Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf is set for Dec. 31, 2015 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The annual celebration is open to the public and free of charge.Read More
The Wharf Welcomes New Restaurant Tenant
The Wharf is announcing its new partnership with Montego’s Caribbean Café and Bar as it wraps up a record-breaking season in all sectors – including visitor numbers and amphitheater attendance.