1st Annual Bama Coast Cruisin' at Orange Beach Freedom Fest
Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2022
Thursday, September 29: Participant & Vendor Setup: 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, September 30: Participants & Vendors: 8 am – 5 pm Open to the Public: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, October 1: 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!
ALL Spaces Will Be VIP Reserved Parking
You MUST Pre-Register to Participate!
Have you ever tried to use a chair or cone to hold your parking spot, only to return an hour later to find your stuff moved to the curb & 2 tons of steel sitting in its place? Well, not at Bama Coast Cruisin’!
Register now & get a VIP Reserved Parking Space at this years event. Choose a spot & it will literally have your name on it. You’ll never have to search for a parking spot at Bama Coast Cruisin’ & you can keep your VIP Reserved Parking Sign as a souvenir to hang in your garage or display with your other car show memorabilia!
STEP 1: Select Your Reserved Parking Space
Spaces sometimes fill faster than the map can be updated. Select 3 Parking Space choices from the available spaces shown on the map. We will assign you the first available spot you select. *Only available space numbers are shown on the map.
(click the map below to see full size version with available spaces)
STEP 2: Entry Form
- In order for The Wharf to shut down Main Street & create our Reserved Parking area, all participants need to arrive & check-in on Thursday, September 29, 2022 between 8am & 5pm CST.
- No show cars will be allowed to park in Reserved Spaces until 8am on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
- No tents or chairs will be allowed in the grass median on Main Street. Parking spaces along the median have been made larger to accommodate tents & chairs.
- The retail shops at The Wharf will be open to the public during Bama Coast Cruisin’ & Freedom Fest. If you set up tents or chairs along the sidewalks, they must be placed in designated areas only. Do not block shops or side walks.
Keep Your Reserved Space for the 2023 Fall Show!
When you have a VIP Reserved Parking Space, you have the first right of refusal on that exact same space for the following year. During the event, from 12 noon Friday thru 12 noon Saturday, anyone who currently holds a Reserved Space can re-register for their exact same space at the Show Office in the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf (changing to a new space is not allowed). Any space that is not re-registered by 12 noon on Saturday will be available to the public when 2023 Registration begins.
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
Friday at The Wharf Amphitheater
Live Music & Concerts
Sunday at The Wharf Amphitheater
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.
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.
2022 SHOW SCHEDULE
View the 2022 Show Schedule to see what kind of fun you can expect at this year’s event!
2022 EVENT MAP
Check out the grounds & plan where you & your friends want to meet up for this year’s event!
Hotels & Condos
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!
Additional Condos at The Wharf or on the beach
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!
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
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
Board of Directors
Board of Directors