7 Baldwin County events to enjoy this Father's Day weekend, June 14-16

Lifestyle Editor
Posted 6/11/24

Father's Day is Sunday, and if you do not have time to make plans, we have you covered. There are plenty of events happening most weekends in our area, but we have compiled a list of events and …

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7 Baldwin County events to enjoy this Father's Day weekend, June 14-16


Father's Day is Sunday, and if you do not have time to make plans, we have you covered.

There are plenty of events happening most weekends in our area, but we have compiled a list of events and activities that are sure to please everyone including dad. This week's list covers everything from classic 1980s movie viewing and chamber music concerts to the Annual Corn Festival to Dad's Day at OWA.

If our list missed the mark for you, visit our event calendar at www.GulfCoastMedia.com for more events happening this weekend or beyond. Search for events by distance from your home city or vacation spot.

Summer '80s Movie – Dirty Dancing

  • What: Enjoy seeing some of the 1980s classic movies on the big screen in the OWA Theatre. This Friday's film is "Dirty Dancing." Follow the drama as Baby (played by Jennifer Grey) and dance instructor Johnny (played by Patrick Swayze) falls in love. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.visitowa.com.
  • When: Friday, June 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: OWA Theatre,
  • Price: Tickets are $8.93 per person

Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival

  • What: Enjoy the third session of the Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival: Out of This World. The session is comprised of three concerts spaced over three days and performed by classically trained musicians. To learn more or to donate, visit www.escmf.org.
  • When: June 14-15, 7:30 p.m., June 16, 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship, 1150 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope
  • Price: Free to attend

LuLu's Hot Trot for ARC 5k

  • What: Join the Robertsdale Rotary Club and Robertsdale Rotary Foundation and run for a noble cause. The annual LuLu's Hot Trot for ARC is a fundraising event for ARC of Baldwin County, an organization that provides services for individuals with intellectual disabilities. To learn more about the race or to register, visit www.lulusfunfoodmusic.com.
  • When: Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: LuLu's Gulf Shores, 200 E. 25th Ave., Gulf Shores
  • Price: Race registration prices vary

Annual Corn Festival

  • What: The eighth Annual Corn Festival celebrates the flavors of summer. The day will include children's activities, a corn-eating contest and a culinary showdown called The Corny Dad Cookoff. The cookoff will feature three local chefs, who are also dads, cooking corn dishes. Make sure you are in attendance because 200 market patrons get to sample each dish and vote for the winner.
  • When: Saturday, June 15, all day
  • Where: Coastal Alabama Farmers & Fishermens Market, 781 Farmers Market Lane, Foley
  • Price: Free to attend

Movie on The Bluff Summer Series

  • What: Pack up the family and snacks and head to The Bluffs of Fairhope to watch the sun set and enjoy a movie. The movie is "Matilda" and was selected by Fairhope's Mayor Sherry Sullivan. Don't forget your bug spray and blankets.
  • When: Saturday, June 15, 8-10 p.m.
  • Where: Henry George Park, County Road 98, Fairhope
  • Price: Free to attend

Annual Luke Day Celebration

  • What: Enjoy a day of fun, food and philanthropy with NextHome Gulf Coast Living. The Luke Day Celebration benefits The Haven, a no0kill shelter. Guests will have a chance to meet and adopt pets, shred old documents and enjoy barbecue from The Real Grill Master BBQ food truck. Bring a bag of pet food for the Pet Pantry Ministry.
  • When: Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: NextHome Gulf Coast Living, 19605 S. Greeno Road, Fairhope
  • Price: Free to attend

Dad's Day Out at OWA

  • What: Looking for a fun way to celebrate Father's Day? Head to OWA for a weekend of fun that includes Dad Olympics, lawn games and live music. If you want to enjoy a dive-in movie, "Finding Nemo," purchase tickets for Tropic Falls. For more information, visit www.visitowa.com.
  • When: June 15-16, noon – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown OWA, 101-N South OWA Blvd., Foley
  • Price: Downtown OWA events are free to attend

Need more ideas?

Spend the day in nature at one of the state parks in and around Baldwin County. Go for a hike, mountain bike, take a leisurely float down a cool river or go to the beach.

  • Big Lagoon State Park – 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, Florida
  • Blackwater River State Park – 7720 Deaton Bridge Road, Milton, Florida
  • Blakeley State Park – 34745 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge – 12295 AL – 180, Gulf Shores
  • Gulf State Park – 20115 State Park Road, Gulf Shores
  • Meaher State Park – 5200 Battleship Parkway East, Spanish Fort
USA Mountain Bike Trails

There are manty trails to explore within the state parks listed above, but there is also a system of popular mountain biking trails on the campus of University of South Alabama in Mobile. Created by the South Alabama Mountain Biking Association, the trails are listed as some of the top in the state of Alabama and are said to be good for beginners to intermediate riders. There are over 23 miles of trails located next to a student residential area on the USA campus. The trails are closed between 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for security reasons and are free to the public. The trailhead car park is immediately north of the football practice facilities off Planton Lane and S. Waringwood Drive just to the west of the main campus. To access a map and more information, visit www.trailforks.com.