Alabama,  Orange Beach/ Gulf Shores

Light Up the Night at The Wharf -Orange Beach, Alabama

Orange Beach, Alabama, is known for its beautiful beaches, but did you know about the Wharf and Light Up the Night? The Wharf, located off Canal Road, is an Orange Beach Gem. Not only does it play host to many of the top-name industry performers, but The Wharf also offers an atmosphere of pleasure and excitement. Last night, we decided to head over for Labor Day. This holiday is, for us, the last day of summer. What better way to let it go out than with the Spectra Laser Light Show? And then with a holiday fireworks bang! Last night, we started our evening at Mile Marker158 Dockside- an appetizing on-site restaurant right on the canal. That was an amazing place, by the way!! Then, we took a walk outside down the docks and enjoyed the scenery. Here, we found many people lined up for dolphin tours. Next, we headed over to listen to DJ Matt. He begins around six pm, near Yo-ho Rum Tacos, and we snagged a drink from the outside bar. Walk down Main Street and browse The Wharf’s friendly local shops or take a spin on the Ferris wheel, then stay until dark for the SPECTRA Laser Light Experience.

The SPECTRA Laser Light Experience incorporates sophisticated, choreographed lighting effects with state-of-the-art lasers and surround-sound music. The music is specifically selected to engage audiences of all ages. Main Street is transformed into a magical stage where the palm trees are energized with life and become the stars of the show. The large Ferris wheel plays its part as well, offering rides to anyone who wants to climb aboard and serves as a magical backdrop of lights, color, and patterns.

You can bring a chair and set it up in front of your favorite shop to save a spot for the show or just spend your time walking through different shops and enjoying local artistry and unique gifts. Main Street will be blocked off for safe foot traffic, with parking offered around and inside parking decks. Choose from a variety of good eats. There is fine dining all the way to a slice of pizza. Or just grab an Icee, a daiquiri, or an ice cream. This is a street party you do not want to miss. It is a dance party that all ages can get in the groove for. The Magic starts around 8:30 pm. See their website for exact times, as times may vary slightly. The Wharf is kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and wheelchair accessible. The Wharf and Spectra Laser Light Show is located at 23101 Canal Road in Orange Beach, AL.

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