2nd Annual Bama Coast Cruisin' at Orange Beach Freedom Fest

Oct 6 & 7, 2023

Show Hours

Friday, October 6:
Participants & Vendors: 8 am – 5 pm
Open to the Public: 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday, October 7:
Participants & Vendors: 8 am – 5 pm
Open to the Public: 9 am – 5 pm

FREE to the Public

Admission & parking are FREE to the public!

This is a family friendly event so come out & see some of the most beautiful cars in the country at the most unique venue on Alabama’s Gulf Coast!


Vendors can sign up through the City of Orange Beach Freedom Fest website. Below is a link to the “Freedom Fest Vendor Spaces” application page.


Participants & Vendors:
Check-in / Registration will take place at The Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. This will be your 1st stop when you arrive.

There is plenty of free, convenient parking at The Wharf.

Use these interactive maps for turn by turn directions to Bama Coast Cruisin’ & Freedom Fest

Participants & Vendors

Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf
4671 Wharf Pkwy W, Orange Beach, AL


The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL
23101 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

About The Event

Orange Beach Freedom Fest: The Orange Beach Freedom Fest is a true, down-home celebration of America with a car show, concerts, special speakers, arts & crafts, children’s activities, food… just an All-American red, white and blue weekend in Orange Beach, Alabama.
The schedule will include arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment, children’s activities and a fall edition of Bama Coast Cruisin’. That Friday night will also include entertainment at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. Then on Sunday, Oct. 2, a full afternoon is planned for the Amphitheatre at The Wharf with all proceeds benefiting a special nonprofit. Stay tuned for more details.

Bama Coast Cruisin’: Our goal with Bama Coast Cruisin’ was to create an inclusive show that welcomes anyone who loves cars and enjoys cruisin’ the open road. There are no restrictions to the vehicles that can be entered into the show. Our motto is: Bring your dream ride & cruise with us!
Bama Coast Cruisin’ is an absolutely stunning show. Held at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL and set against the backdrop of the Inter-Coastal Waterway and the Canal Bridge. It’s a laid back, family friendly weekend full of amazing cars, fun events, entertainment and Southern hospitality.
Main Street, which takes visitors through the heart of the shops and restaurants at The Wharf, will be closed to through-traffic during the show. Only Bama Coast Cruisin’ show cars will be allowed to drive or park on Main Street. It’s a unique and exciting atmosphere for a cruisin’ event and there is plenty of FREE Trailer Parking on the grounds of The Wharf!

Additional features will be added as they are confirmed so check this page often.
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Live Music & Concerts

ZZ Top

Friday at The Wharf Amphitheater

We are excited to announce that rock & roll legends ZZ Top will be performing at The Wharf Amphitheater Friday, September 30 during Bama Coast Cruisin’!

With special guest, Guitar Legend Jeff Beck!

Get More Information HERE and Purchase Tickets HERE

Live Music & Concerts

John Rich

Sunday at The Wharf Amphitheater

John Rich will headline Sunday’s Concert at The Wharf Amphitheater!
Proceeds benefiting Folds of Honor – Educational Scholarships for Military Families

With special guest, Bruce Smelley!

Get More Information HERE and Purchase Tickets HERE

FREE Live Music on the iHeart Media Stage in the event

Friday, Sept. 30th
9a-11a – Tony Brook
11a-1pm – Dew Pendleton
1p-3:30p – Christina Christian
4p-5p – The Krickets

Saturday, Oct. 1st
9a-11a – David Chastang
11a-1p – Al and Cathy
1p-3p – Charle Argo
3-5p – Johnny Hayes


The Vendor Area is always popular with exhibitors and spectators alike.

Door Prizes • 50/50 Drawing

Door Prize Giveaways for registered participants will take place throughout each day & the 50/50 Drawing will be held during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday.

Parade Cruise

Lineup at 4pm, Parade leaves at 4:15

The highlight of Bama Coast Cruisin’ is Saturday’s 14 mile Parade Cruise. From The Wharf, down the scenic beach highway & back. Police escorted to keep the Cruise moving. Average speed is 30 mph.

Show Schedule


View the 2022 Show Schedule to see what kind of fun you can expect at this year’s event!

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Event Map


Check out the grounds & plan where you & your friends want to meet up for this year’s event!

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Hotels & Condos

Show Sponsor & Host Condo Provider

Young's Suncoast Vacation Rentals

Enjoy special offers for Bama Coast Cruisin’ Participants. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos at The Wharf along with condos & houses at several beach front and Pet Friendly properties are available. Call 1-800-826-1213 & mention Bama Coast Cruisin’ or book your room online!

Host Condo

Levin's Bend Condominiums at The Wharf

4550 Main St, Orange Beach, AL 36561

MUST Book online & Use Discount Code “FREEDOM22”

Must book by August 1, 2022. Rates below +tax

The Wharf Levins Bend Condo Rates

Host Hotel

Marriott SpringHill Suites at The Wharf

4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Marriott SpringHill Suites at The Wharf has offered an excellent Show Rate of $149 per night + tax.
Breakfast Buffet and WiFi are included in the rate!

• Book by 8/30/22 to receive discount. Available 9/29/22 to 10/2/22. Pending availability.
• Reservations may also be made by calling 877.590.8185 and requesting the rate for the group code: FREEDOM FEST / BAMA COAST CRUISIN’.

Full Listing Of Hotels & Condos in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach CVB

You can find a full listing of all the hotels & condos located in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach on the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website.

Trailer Parking

FREE trailer parking is available for for Participants & Vendors. Space is limited so please park tight. Trailer Parking is located next to the Orange Beach Event Center with some overflow available in the open lot across the street. Use the interactive map for turn by turn directions to the trailer lot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Event Photo Gallery

About Us

Our goal with Bama Coast Cruisin’ is to build an inclusive show that welcomes anyone who loves cars and enjoys cruisin’ the open road.

With help from the City of Orange Beach and several local businesses, we have created a unique, family friendly and fun filled weekend event at one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the nation.

So join us, and don’t miss your chance to cruise the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast and enjoy your ride the way it was meant to be enjoyed!

In the upcoming show season, MotorSports Productions, Inc. will produce four automotive events:

Fall Bama Coast Cruisin’ presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts at Orange Beach Freedom Fest

September 29 – October 1, 2022
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL

O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels in Chattanooga, TN

January 6, 7 & 8, 2023
At the Chattanooga Convention Center

O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels in Birmingham, AL

February 3, 4 & 5, 2023
At the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Bama Coast Cruisin’ presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

April 27, 28 & 29, 2023
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL

Meet The Team

Adam McLean Executive Director

Adam McLean

President, CEO

Crystal McLean

Vice President

Sonny McLean President CEO

Sonny McLean

Board of Directors

Deborah McLean Vice President

Deborah McLean

Board of Directors