Winter Events Heat Up on Alabama's Beaches
From historic tours to art shows and concerts, there’s no shortage of things to do during a winter vacation on Alabama’s white-sand beaches.
Wintertime doesn’t mean the action stops in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. These sister cities are packed with events and activities all year long, and the winter months are no exception.
If your trip has you at the beach for an extended period, check out the 2017 Welcome Center Showcase and Lecture Series. Each week, you’ll find different presentations on topics including Orange Beach wildlife rescue, craft beer making, the oyster trail and more. This series features local artisans, nature tourism specialists, historians and others who are devoted to the area and their crafts or trades.
The 30th Annual Entertainment Series in Gulf Shores offers a host of shows this winter, including performances by the Atlantic City Boys, New Christy Minstrels, Kingston Trio, The Young Irelanders, Russian String Orchestra and more. Tickets must be purchased online and start at $35 per person. Shows begins Jan. 23 and run a variety of dates through March 7.
When you’re not taking in shows in Gulf Shores or visiting the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach Welcome Centers for the showcase and lecture series, mark your calendar for these other fun events:
Weekly Tuesday Winter Civil War Tours, Jan. 10-31, 2-3 p.m.
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
7th Annual Snowbird Fest, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
43rd Annual Festival of Art, Mar. 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
2017 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show, Mar. 23-26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.