Calendar of Events
There’s always something to do, see, and experience on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To find the best events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, look no further than our events calendar. Check out all of the local happenings and plan to check out one or several of our exciting upcoming events.
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The vibrant Alabama Gulf Coast community has perfected the art of enjoying life. You’ll find a wide variety of community events and annual festivals on the Alabama Gulf Coast. From the National Shrimp Festival to Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party, there is something to amaze you or satisfy your tastebuds.
Calling all nature lovers! Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is the place to be if you want to get out and explore the area. The John L. Borom Alabama Coastal Birdfest is a must for birders. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the ongoing programs at Gulf State Park’s Nature Center and Learning Campus. There are always nature events going on for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.
Mild temperatures and fair weather bring a host of sporting events, golf tournaments and races to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From the Perfect Game World Series to NCAA Beach Volleyball, there are plenty of opportunities to catch sports events throughout the year. If you prefer to be a part of the action, sign up for one of the local 5k runs, marathons or even triathlons.
Anglers in the family will be hooked by the assortment of fishing events on the calendar. Our destination hosts various fishing tournaments throughout the year for all fishing levels, including children. After all, you can’t visit the Gulf Coast without throwing out a line or two!
Music & Concerts
If music is your thing, we’ve got plenty of it. From country to rock, there are lots of concerts and music festivals throughout the year on the Alabama Gulf Coast. With Hangout Music Festival and dozens of concerts at The Wharf Amphitheater, you’re bound to find a few rockstars performing down here. Our local musicians are full of talent as well. Hardly a day or night goes by without our regional musicians playing at bistros and venues along the beach. Find out who’s playing this week!
Arts, Theater & Culture Events
Into arts and culture? We have what you need. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer plenty of arts and crafts festivals, wine and culinary events, and art summer camps for the aspiring young artists in the family. If you prefer the performing arts, experience fabulous productions by our local theater groups.
Plan Your Trip Today
If you're ready for a unique beach vacation filled with fun events, come to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! Search our calendar of events to find the best ways to fill your day and start planning your trip.