GS buildingMay 16, 2018 - (OBA®) - If you are looking for some afternoon fun this summer then look no further than Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores. The Summer of Fun series will feature different events to include regional artists, local organizations, and musicians each Tuesday through Friday this summer beginning June 5. A monthly schedule of events is online at www.tackyjacks.com and below.
 
Tuesdays
Hands on Habitat is a fun and educational hands on nature series presented by Gulf State Park Nature Center, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Share the Beach, Orange Beach Wildlife Center, Birmingham Audubon and more! Kids & adults alike can learn about our ecosystem and interact with the animals that live here with us. The event is free for all ages from 11am-12pm (arrive 15 minutes early), no RSVP required.
Wednesdays
Art al Fresco “A hands on lunch & learn for starving artists of all ages”
Create different works of art & crafts every Wednesday this summer. Painting, Clay, American Flag Wood Palette Craft, Oyster Shell Art, or master the art of Ductigami (that’s duck tape origami for those that don’t know). Enjoy free live demo days with a live chainsaw art demonstration with Jeff Wheelock, learn to sculpt with sand with pros from Sand Castle University, and Ductstravaganza with "Duck Tape Stuck at Prom" finalists. All ages lunch & learn every Wednesday 11am-12pm (arrive 15 minutes early) RSVP required in advance by phone at 251-948-8881 or online at tackyjacks.com, includes lunch, fee: child or adult pricing depends on project, free for spectators and for demo days. Demo days is lunch on your own and is not included.
 
Thursdays
Tacky Jacks Beach Games is all about a little friendly competition. Kid’s ages 6-12 compete every Thursday this summer in relay races, challenges, and brain teasers! All participants get a free lunch from Tacky Jacks, prizes, and get to be on TV! Parents can compete in a friendly game of water balloon dodgeball for prizes! Event is free for ages 6-12 every Thursday from 11am-12pm (arrive early to ensure availability).
 
Fridays
Oyster Bake Fridays invite you to start your weekend early every Friday from 11am-4pm this summer. Enjoy a waterfront outdoor oyster bake at the islands only live music venue during lunch, corn hole, sand pile, and fun and games for the whole gang! Enjoy fresh oysters grilled to perfection right in front of you with drink specials available. Live Music schedule available online at www.tackyjacks.com
 
Schedule of Events
June 5 - Hands on Habitat
June 6 - Ductigami (Duct Tape Crafts)
$12 Kids/$15 Adults (Includes Lunch)
June 7 - Beach Games
June 8 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
June 12 - Share the Beach
June 13 - Sand Castle University
Free for spectators (Lunch on your own)
June 14 - Beach Games
June 15 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
June 19 - Gulf State Park Nature Center
June 20 - Chainsaw Art Demo with Jeff Wheelock
Free for spectators (Lunch on your own)
June 21 - Beach Games
June 22 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
June 26 - Birmingham Audubon
June 27 - Ductstravaganza - Duct Tape Crafts with Stuck at Prom Finalists
Free for participants (lunch on your own)
June 28 - Beach Games
June 29 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
July 3 - Gulf State Park
July 4 - Paint a Pallet (American Flag)
$17 Kids/$20 Adults (Includes Lunch)
July 5 - Beach Games
July 6 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
July 10 - Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
July 11 - Chainsaw Art Demo with Jeff Wheelock
Free for spectators (Lunch on your own)
July 12 - Beach Games
July 13 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
July 17 - Alabama Coastal Foundation
July 18 - Oyster Shell Ornaments and Jewelry
$12 Kids/$15 Adults (Includes Lunch)
July 19 - Beach Games
July 20 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
July 24 - Orange Beach Wildlife Center
July 25 - Create with Clay
$12 Kids/$15 Adults (Includes Lunch)
July 26 - Beach Games
July 27 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music
July 31- Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
August 1 - Ductigami (Duct Tape Crafts)
$12 Kids/$15 Adults (Includes Lunch)
August 2 - Beach Games
August 3 - Oyster Bake Fridays with Live Music