Best Happenings on Alabama's Beaches in October

With pleasant fall weather, it’s simply a terrific time of year to visit the white-sand beaches. And you’ll score a front-row seat on the serene beach.

Will you be traveling south in October for a Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission event? In addition to all the thrills of the tournaments and championships, you’ll find ample action off the field or court at one of the events happening during this cooler month. Check out what’s on our schedule:

Shrimp Festival Run in Orange Beach Sportsplex, Orange Beach, AL

More than 300,000 people will head to Gulf Shores for the 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival during October 10-13. You’ll find scrumptious Gulf seafood, more than 80 hours of musical entertainment, almost 200 booths of fine art and arts & crafts vendors, and 50+ local and regional food vendors.

Kick off with talented athletes at the 2019 SEC Women’s Soccer Championship on the fields of the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Ten teams will compete to be crowned the SEC Women’s Soccer Champions. The battle begins Sunday, October 29 and concludes on Sunday, November 5. The final game play is scheduled for Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast live. Don’t miss the action!

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