Make Sweet Southern Memories this September in Coastal Alabama
Awe-inspiring sunsets, eccentric events, country music and an afternoon round of golf are part of the way of life in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
In September, we are celebrating our coastal culture with a variety of festivals, concerts and more.
Labor Day weekend is full of fun on Alabama’s beaches. This year, the Flora-Bama is adding to the festivities with its Sunset Beach Concert Series featuring Justin Moore on Sept. 1. With songs like “You Look Like I Need a Drink” and “Somebody Else Will” Moore has risen to the top of the country radio charts making him the ideal artist to kick off the Flora-Bama’s new music series.
Then, just four days later, the Flora-Bama will welcome another type of live entertainment – professional bull riders – to its beach Sept. 5-7. Bulls on the Beach is an adrenaline-filled, family-friendly spectacle. On Thursday, it’s all about the kids as they take turns riding bucking ponies. Then on Friday and Saturday, it’s a full-blown rodeo including professional bull riders showing off their skills, adults competing for the grand prizes, live music and more.
On the other end of the island on Sept. 7, where the sounds of bucking bulls can no longer be heard, athletes will be competing in the Brett/Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon. Hosted at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, this event offers an intermediate distance triathlon and a beginner-friendly sprint, both of which take racers into the Gulf of Mexico for a swim, down the beach road for both the bike and the run. The post-race party and awards ceremony will take place at The Hangout upon the completion of both races.