Community Cookout and free Baldwin Pops concert this weekend!
The Orange Beach Police and Fire Departments invite the community to come out for the Annual Community Cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, October 22nd at Waterfront Park. Join our first responders for a free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs!
Then on Sunday, the Baldwin Pops will perform a free concert in the courtyard of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach from 5-6:30 p.m. Be sure to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and beverages. There will be an award for the best picnic setup.
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Thursday, October 27th - Arts Afire Fall Festival: The Annual Arts Afire Fall Festival is set for Thursday, October 27th from 5-7 p.m. at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. The festival is free and will include hot glass demonstrations, pottery raku firings, kids games, treats, face painting, raffles and music. The event is sponsored by the city and The Friends of the Arts.
Friday, October 28th - Treats on the Trail: The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail Foundation and the Orange Beach Coastal Resources Department will hold Treats on the Trail from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 28th. The trail of treats begins at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trailhead and ends at AL’s Parkour Park on the Twin Bridges Trail. There will be trick or treating, a costume contest, games, races and smores.
Monday, November 7th - First Responder Appreciation Night at Potluck: The Orange Beach Community Association will honor Orange Beach first responders at the November Community Potluck on Monday, November 7th at 6 p.m. at the Community Center. A police officer and a firefighter will be honored at the annual appreciation night.
Last year at the annual awards night and potluck, Fire Medic Jarrod Smith was named the 2021 Firefighter of the Year. The 2021 Officer of the Year award was presented to the family of Brandon Ard, who passed away in August 2021 due to complications associated with COVID-19. Chief Dispatcher Julie Bonifay was named the police department’s 2021 Civilian Employee of the Year. The award winners are chosen by their co-workers.
The Monthly Community Potluck is open to anyone. It is requested that those attending bring a side dish or dessert, or a $5 donation if you are unable to bring a food item to contribute to the meal. November’s entrée is fried chicken.
Doors open at 6 p.m. dinner starts at 6:30 and the program at 7 p.m.
The Orange Beach Community Center is at 27235 Canal Road.