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    Y'all Come!

    The annual celebration has a long and storied history, having begun during the earliest years of the 20th Century. As the community and surrounding area changed during World War II, the annual celebration was sporadic and then discontinued. It was revived in 1973 by the Grand Bay Jaycees. Currently, it is sponsored by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Bay Lodge #73 and Martha Rebekah Lodge #29, and is held at Grand Bay Festival Park, 10327 Taylor F. Harper Blvd., north side of U.S. Highway 90 on the west side of Grand Bay.

    Festival Info

Grand Bay Watermelon Festival July 3rd and 4th, 2017

Grand Bay Odd Fellows Festival Park, 10327 Taylor F. Harper Blvd., Grand Bay, AL On July 3rd GATE OPENS from 3 pm to 7 pm for preview - No Admission charged and NO free Watermelon. We will have Food, Arts & Crafts, & Ride vendors and other entertainment. On July 4th GATE OPENS 8 am to 4 pm – $5 Per Vehicle Admission - With the Vendors, Music, Games, all the Free Sliced Ice Cold Watermelon You Can Eat, Pretty Baby Contest, Hope Puppets, and Open Car Show, ONLY on July 4th!!! There is NO Smoking and NO Pets allowed in Festival Area.

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A July 4th tradition since 1973

The Grand Bay Watermelon Festival offers tourists and locals an opportunity to sample locally grown watermelon while enjoying local music, arts & crafts, and informative displays from area merchants and service providers.

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Festival Hosted by Grand Bay Lodge #73 and Martha Rebekah Lodge #29 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF),

in Grand Bay, Alabama, and held at the Grand Bay Odd Fellows Festival Park at the end of Taylor Harper Blvd. off of Hwy. 90 in Grand Bay, Alabama.

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Family Friendly

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows strives to make this event centered on good family fun and entertainment. There are many children's activities and rides, and all vendors and performers have agreed to follow the Odd Fellows example in providing suitable family friendly atmosphere. No smoking is allowed in the Festival area.

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Presented by: Independent Order Of Odd Fellows, Grand Bay Lodge #73 and Martha Rebekah Lodge #29