9 Hot Events for Winter Beach Vacations
Even on the chilliest of days, temperatures in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach rarely get low enough to bundle up or stay indoors.
In fact, during January and February, average temperatures range from the low 50s to 60 degrees. By March, the average temp is 60 degrees with temperatures as high as 66. The blue-sky days winter brings, coupled with these moderate temperatures, make this a pleasant time of year to explore the outdoors and take part in beach events.
With that in mind, we’ve listed some of the top events to enjoy this winter on your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation.
Kick off the new year with a dip in the Gulf of Mexico with a few hundred of your newest friends at the main public beach in Gulf Shores. After your dip, stop in at The Hangout for complimentary hot chocolate and chili, live music and fun.
Jan. 27: 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl
Watch the nation’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects compete on the gridiron for this annual game held in nearby Mobile at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
It’s a chili cook-off like none other. Teams dress to show their team spirit in some of the most interesting costumes you can imagine. This annual event benefits the American Cancer Society.
Feb. 7-17: Nana’s Naughty Knickers
Yes, you read that correctly. The South Baldwin Community Theatre will bring you indoors for its annual snowbird production. This year’s show is about a granddaughter and grandmother who become roommates – and Grandma has an interesting hobby selling handmade “naughty” knickers to her senior citizen friends in New York.