Fun, fall events in and around Orange Beach, Oct. 27-Nov. 7

October 26, 2017
Fall sunrise in Orange Beach

From Halloween festivities and college soccer to a town hall meeting and the Food World Championships, there is no shortage of happenings in and around Orange Beach over the next few weeks. 

The following is a list of some of the scheduled events, weather permitting:

Friday, Oct. 27

  • The 3rd Annual Island Halloween Costume Party (adults only) will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Luna's Eat & Drink. Tickets are limited and not sold at the door. Tickets are $25 per person and include heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by Luna's Eat & Drink, entertainment and a costume contest. More information at http://lunaseatanddrink.com/events/.

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • Orange Beach Elementary School PTO Halloween Fun Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. at the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail inside of the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Kids are free to participate and adults are $25. All proceeds benefit the school. There will be a costume contest as well. For more information, visit the OBES PTO Facebook page at www.facebook.com/obespto.

  • Kids Costume Party and Spooky Movie on The Lawn will be hosted by The Wharf on the Marina Lawn. The costume party will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the movie, “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone,” at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.alwharf.com.

  • 2nd Annual Ghouls on the Gulf will be held at the Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion from 3 p.m. Oct. 28 to 10 a.m. Oct. 29. It will include a beach campout and family-friendly frightening movies on the beach. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for children 12 and under. Call to reserve your spot at 251-948-7275, ext. 2128. Campfires will be allowed in above ground fire pits only, not in the sand. Participants are asked to bring their own tent, fire pit, wood, food and drinks.

  • BooLu’s will be held at LuLu’s at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a costume contest, trunk or treat, arts and crafts, pumpkin painting and an arcade contest. For more information, go to www.LuLuBuffett.com.

  • The Original German Sausage Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the town park in Elberta. The sausage festival is a town fundraiser, first spearheaded by Elberta's Volunteer Fire Department in 1978, whose proceeds are used for improving not only the fire department but the town as well. For more information, visit www.elbertafire.com/sausage-festival.

Sunday, Oct. 29   

  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo “Boo at the Zoo” will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a costume contest. Admission is $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free. For more information, visit the zoo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AlabamaGulfCoastZoo.

  • The 2017 SEC Women’s Soccer Championship will be held at the Orange Beach Sportsplex from October 29 to November 5, 2017. For more information, visit www.secsports.com/article/11037811/championships-soccer.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Trunk ‘R Treat, sponsored by Christian Life Church, will be held from 6 p.m to 8:30 p.m. on Main Street at The Wharf. Admission is free; camel rides $5 and face painting $5 - $10. Please note that the front gravel parking lot will be closed during Trunk R' Treat for a separate event. Parking will be available in all other lots and decks. For more information, visit www.alwharf.com.

  • Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church of Orange Beach will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be inflatables and a hot dog station.  The church is at 4773 Bay Circle (can be seen from Canal Road).

  • Halloween Costume Contest (adults only) at the Flora-Bama. Costume contest starts at 9 p.m. with sign-ups starting at 6 p.m.

  • Perdido Beach Resort's first Halloween Spooktacular will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free to the public and will include a haunted house, games, and a costume contest, among other festivities.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • Sea, Sand & Stars Science and Nature Center is holding a 10th Anniversary Open House from 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. The center is located on the campus of Orange Beach Elementary School on Wilson Boulevard. For more information, call 251-981-5690.

Friday, Nov. 3

  • Food Drive to benefit the Council on Aging's food pantry will be held from Nov. 1-17. On Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Orange Beach Senior Center will be starting its initial collection. Please drop off any non-perishable food items at the Orange Beach Senior Center at 26251 Canal Road. Please note that all food items donated go to help the senior citizens of Baldwin County. For more information, call 251-981-3440.

Monday, Nov. 6

  • Orange Beach Community Potluck with the Orange Beach fire and police appreciation awards will begin at 6 p.m. at the Orange Beach Community Center. Please bring a dish or dessert to share.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

  • Orange Beach Town Hall meeting will be held at 5 p.m., following the council meeting and work session, at the Orange Beach Event Center. The meeting will include updates on transportation projects and schools, with Alabama Department of Transportation Director John Cooper and Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler in attendance. The public is highly encouraged to attend.  For more information, call 251-981-6979.

  • The World Food Championships return to The Wharf on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and will run through Sunday, Nov. 12. For complete details, visit https://worldfoodchampionships.com/.​​

​For information on events happening after Nov. 7, visit Orange Beach's events calendar at www.orangebeachal.gov/events.