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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!

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!) 

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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. 

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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. 

 

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So.Much.Summer

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?

 

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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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.”

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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.

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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.  

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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!

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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! 

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!
 

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

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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.  

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'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. 

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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The Best Spots to Suit Up and Watch Your Favorite Teams at The Wharf

Fall and football are synonymous. Both seasons are now in full gear and The Wharf is prepped and ready to win…your time and team spirit, that is.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!    

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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.

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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! 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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! 

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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.

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From Zero to Klutzy Hero: The History of Stinky Lafitte

Stinky’s story takes center stage—on Main Street—for all to celebrate.

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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.

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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 months

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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! 

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Burris Farm Market Opening in May

Burris Farm Market is officially planting roots in Orange Beach, Alabama. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.
 

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Music & Mudbugs: New Event Added to Wharf Amphitheater Roster

Free event featuring Drake White coming to The Wharf Amphitheater on Memorial Weekend.

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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.

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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.

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The Southern Grind Named Best Coffee Shop in Alabama

Check out the best coffee shop in Alabama right here at The Wharf!

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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.

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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 Amphitheater

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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The Wharf Turns Pink for Month-Long Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

October will also include a full lineup of fall events

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).  

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brantley Gilbert Announces Concert at The Wharf

The Take It Outside Tour comes to The Wharf Amphitheater in June 2016.

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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.

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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!

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Twenty One Pilots In Concert

TWENTY ONE PILOTS is bringing the Emotional Roadshow Tour to The Wharf Amphitheater.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

 

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