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A mild climate paired with endless events means that the Alabama Gulf Coast showcases year-round festivals, events and activities perfect for all ages.
Spring showers and new flowers highlight this coastal area, which showcases the Orange Beach Festival of Art
each March. This free weekend event offers two full days of visual, musical, literary and performing arts.
Spot a feathered friend at the Spring Bird Banding
session at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site in April. Bring a lawn chair and inquisitive mind for this family-friendly event.
Summertime on the sugar-white shores attracts visitors from all walks of life—literally. Mother sea turtles
come ashore to lay their eggs, which will hatch in October.
Attracting the top names in entertainment, the Hangout Music Festival
entertains 35,000 avid fans with three days of non-stop fun directly on sugar-white sand.
Stock up on your tales of heroism during the twilight tours
of Fort Morgan Historic Site
, held every Tuesday night during June and July.
Kick off the fall football season in style as Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (which is a Southeastern Conference corporate sponsor) hosts the SEC BeachFest
a late August festival featuring current and legendary players and coaches and much more.
Showcase our tradition of shoreline stewardship during the Annual Coastal Cleanup
in September. Discover how 3,917 miles of coastline has remained clean and pristine thanks to the hard work of over 61,000 volunteers, ranging from Boy and Girl Scout Clubs to engaged citizens.
Highlighting October is the legendary National Shrimp Festival
. Hosted on Gulf Shores Public Beach, this free festival attracts more than 200,000 people who peruse through the art and crafts booths, enjoy the three stages full of live entertainment and dine on the coast’s succulent seafood during the 4 day event.
Returning for a second time, guests can find a feathered friend during the Fall Bird Banding
at Fort Morgan.
November sings with excitement during the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival
. Held in venues on the island and Perdido Key, songwriters and music lovers make their plans to attend months in advance.
Ring in the New Year with a chilly dip in the Gulf of Mexico during the Annual Polar Bear Dip
at the Flora-Bama
. You bring the tolerance for cold water, and we will supply the traditional black-eyed peas.
Welcome the holiday season with a coastal flair with parades, festivals and other exciting events during Coastal Christmas
Let the moon pies fly, and the good times roll with Mardi Gras
. This month-long party attracts families near and far to our coastal celebration and parades.
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