Watermelon Festival News 2024

2024 will be the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Grand Bay Watermelon Festival!!!

The Grand Bay Watermelon Festival is held at Odd Fellows Festival Park, located behind the GBAA ball field at: 10327 Taylor F. Harper Blvd., Grand Bay, AL.  Our mailing address is: 
P.O. Box 1022, Grand Bay, AL  36541, and we can be contacted at: 251-865-3456.

Our previous Programs, along with our Sponsors for each year, can be found under the Festival Programs tab.  Our current Sponsors can be found under our 2024 Sponsors tab.

Our Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Queen’s Pageant was held of April 27th.  Our Grand Bay Watermelon Festival Pretty Baby Contest will be held July 4, 2024.

The 50th Annual Grand Bay Watermelon Festival, will be held from 3 pm to 7 pm on July 3, 2024 and full day on July 4th from 10 am to 6 pm.  On the 3rd, our preview day, we don’t charge for parking and we will have Arts & Crafts vendors, rides, food vendors, and entertainment, (but no watermelon yet).  On the 4th, admission is only $5 per vehicle, and in addition to our Arts & Crafts vendors, rides, food vendors and entertainment, we will also have the Pretty Baby Contest, Car Show (information below), games, and all the free, sliced, ice cold, sweet Grand Bay watermelon you can eat.  We thank our Sponsors who are helping with the cost of the children’s rides.  So far, we have sponsors to cover our inflatables, swings, and bungee jump.  We are still looking for sponsors for our Pony rides.  We will also have a spectacular fireworks show at dusk.  May God bless you and our Country!