Piling Up the Memories at the Beach

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Take a quick getaway to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in September to enjoy perfect weather, pristine beaches, fun events and non-stop action.

Building Sand Castles on the Beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL

You’ll come away refreshed with lots of new memories with your family and friends. For a full list of things to do in September, visit our calendar of events.

2018 Tacky Jacks Bloody Mary 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run – September 1 at Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores from 7:30am-10am. This annual event is a 5K run/walk on flat streets. The Bloody Mary 5K is the final race in the Run The Coast Summer Series. Cash prizes for the top three male and female runners. Wear your favorite football team’s colors and be eligible for individual team spirit awards. The post-race party will include free beer, food and Bloody Marys for all participants 21+, and great music.

Glow Yoga at Big Beach Brewing – September 1 at 11am and September 18 at 5:30pm. Donations accepted. Come out and support a great charity, Project Grace, get your yoga on, and have a pint while you’re at it.

Kayak Eco Tours – Mondays and Fridays from 9am-10:30am at Coastal Segway Adventures. $25 per person. Enjoy a one-hour guided kayak tour and learn about the ecosystems of Gulf State Park. Instruction is provided for beginners. Life jackets, paddles and kayaks provided.

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule– September 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 18 and 25. Practices typically begin at 11:30am. Free to the public. Practices may be canceled due to weather or other circumstances without notice. Please contact the museum to confirm details.

Bulls on the Beach Professional Live Bull Riding – September 7-8 from 8pm-9:30pm. Doors open at 6pm. This high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast trying to hold on for the longest 8 seconds of their lives. Ride the mechanical bull if you dare for $5 a ride and enjoy face painting, kettle korn and good old-fashioned fun.

2018 Brett-Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon – September 8 from 5am-2pm. Choose from an intermediate distance triathlon or a beginner-friendly sprint triathlon. Jump in the Gulf for a swim, hop on your bike for a ride and then sprint to the finish line.

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018 – September 13-15. Various ticket options available. There will be more than 150 tantalizing fine wines from around the world for you to sample, craft beer from regional breweries for you to savor, and a variety of distilled choices ranging from infused vodka to single malt whiskey for you to taste. And samples and demos of delicious food by the Gulf Coast’s top chefs, cookbook signings and cooking competitions. The event is a qualifier for the World Food Championships in November. Live music throughout the event will have you dancing in the streets, and you don’t want to miss touring the luxury yachts at the marina.

The 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup – September 15 from 8am-12pm. Free. It’s the state’s largest one-day volunteer event where residents, visitors, individuals and organizations are invited to “get the trash out of the splash” by picking up trash littering Alabama’s coasts and waterways. Volunteers are needed on foot and in the water at different cleanup sites throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties. Alabama Coastal Cleanup provides a t-shirt and clean up supplies to participants who collect trash.

Full Moon Party at The Gulf – September 22 from 9pm-2am for some adult-only fun. Free admission. Feel the heat of the fire dancers, enjoy the beats of the DJ and live music and delicious drinks with great friends.

Sunset Full Moon Sail

Sunset Full Moon Sailing in Orange Beach – September 25. $450 private sailing charter for up to 6 passengers. End your day by sailing into the sunset when hues of pink, purple, orange and blue illuminate the sky. Sail into Perdido Bay and watch the moonbeams dancing off the water as it lights your path down the bay. Perfect for families, a girl’s night out or a romantic evening.

Shindig on the Sand – September 29 at Flora-Bama Yacht Club. $5 admission. This exciting event features scrumptious crawfish and ice-cold craft beer, 70 musical acts and over 200 musicians.

NEEDTOBREATHE with Special Guest Johnny Swim and the Rocket Boys – September 30 from 7pm-10pm at The Wharf Amphitheatre. General admission pit: $51.50, reserved seats: $41.50 – $31.50 – $21.50. NEEDTOBREATHE is a Grammy-nominated rock band hailing from South Carolina.

Plan your fall getaway to the Alabama Gulf Coast today. And remember it’s never too late to keep on summering.

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