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Posted on: January 26, 2024

32nd Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and MAAAC Car Show returns Feb. 24

2024 Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show flier

The 32nd Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival and MAAAC Car Show will be held at the Wharf on Saturday, Feb. 24. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Mystics Mardi Gras group's Jeep Drawdown and music running to 5 p.m. at Marlin Circle. 

The car show is the major fundraising event for MAAAC, which directly benefits Orange Beach schools. Each year, more than 15,000 people attend the overall festival.

This year's Seafood Festival will feature a full day of delicious food, 100 arts and crafts booths, music for the whole family to enjoy, a Kids' Zone with activities, and a huge car show - featuring antique, classic and hot rod vehicles all along Main Street. This year, Jeeps will join the show and will be on display on Wharf Parkway on either side of Marlin Circle.

Additionally at Marlin Circle, there will be the Mystics of Pleasure's Jeep Drawdown. 

There is no admission charge to the event and plenty of parking. Volunteers from Orange Beach schools help park cars and donations are accepted in support of our schools.

Car Show

All funds raised from the car show benefit MAAAC. Over 10 trophies will be awarded - including in the new Jeep Category! Preregistration closed on Feb. 21st. Day of registration will be $100 at the Main Street entrance, beginning at 8:45 a.m. For more information on the car show, email Melaine Bennett or call 251-200-8037.

Jeep Drawdown

Take home a Jeep Wrangler at the 32nd Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & MAAAC Car Show. Each entry is $100 and only 1,000 entries will be sold.  Purchase tickets while they last on the Mystic of Pleasure's website. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MAAAC. 

Arts and Crafts

There's always something for everyone at the Seafood Festival's Arts & Crafts booths, including handmade jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, leather, pottery, sculpture, specialty goods, and woodwork. The arts and crafts and food vendors are in the west parking lot, behind the movie theatre. 


There will be a wide variety of seafood selections at the festival, including Beebe's Crawfish and Shrimp Boil at Marlin Circle, and in the west parking lot behind the movie theater, food vendors will be serving fried fish, seafood gumbo, shrimp plates, alligator, a Cajun Boil, red beans & rice, shrimp hibachi, seafood mac 'n' cheese, and jambalaya, among other options. Snack items will include kettle corn, cotton candy, old-fashioned sodas, roasted corn on the cob, Hawaiian Shave Ice, and more. 

There will be two Pepsi stations, and MAAAC volunteers run beer tents on the Main Street.

All vendor spots are full for 2024. 

For general festival information, email Ale McGraw. 


Arts & Crafts Music Stage: 

  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Strickly Rivers
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.: Platinum Premier Band
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Funky Lampshades

Mystics Stage at Marlin Circle: 

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Live music by Tim Richard Robinson and DJ 
  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Car show awards followed by Mystics' Jeep Drawdown raffle call-outs 

2024 Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show full poster

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