Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Keep on Summering

Fall vacations are perfect for reconnecting with your favorite people. On the Alabama Gulf Coast, we welcome our “second summer” every year from Labor Day until Thanksgiving. Mild temperatures, sprawling beaches and great fall events make it easy to Keep On Summering in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Off-season rates on Gulf Shores hotels and Orange Beach condos, along with the shorter waits at popular restaurants and attractions, make a fall vacation even more appealing if you’re ready for a couples escape, girlfriend getaway or guys weekend. It’s easier to get away for a few days and still have a fantastic second summer vacation.

Couples Escape

Everyone has their own idea about what makes the perfect couples getaway. The good news is whether you want a weekend of romance or a weekend of adventure, you can find both when you Keep On Summering on Alabama’s beaches. Fill your days relaxing on the beach and your nights indulging in decadent desserts. Fall events like the World Food Championships and National Shrimp Festival add even more fun to the list of possibilities. Do as little or as much as you’d like and connect with the one you love.

Girlfriend Getaway

Escape to the beach with your best girls. If you can imagine a weekend of massages, mimosas and memories, then you’re ready for a girlfriend getaway on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Check out the great fall events, including The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event where you can sample cuisine from award-winning chefs. Put Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in your GPS and cruise on over to spend a few days catching up with old friends.

Guys Weekend

No matter if you’re planning a dadcation or a bachelor party, our second summer offers plenty of action to keep your adrenaline pumping. Challenge your buddies to see who reels in the biggest catch on an Orange Beach charter fishing trip, kayak the back bays, or spend a day on the greens playing championship golf. Join us during one of our fall festivals, including the Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout for a sampling of more than 60 craft beers and dozens of preparations of oysters. However you decide to fill the weekend, it’ll be time well spent with the guys.



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Travel Bloggers’ Top
Keep On Summering
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“Gulf Shores and Orange Beach hold a special place in my heart. The beaches are gorgeous and it’s one of the few beaches in the country that is south facing, meaning you can see both the sunrise and sunset on the water. Also, during the off season when I visited, you can actually find yourself with an entire stretch of beach all to yourself!”
~ Lauren Gay
Outdoorsy Diva  


“My favorite activity by far was deep sea fishing aboard the Ocean Ox with Captain Jimmy. The fish we were able to keep turned into our lunch a few hours later at a hook-and-cook restaurant in Orange Beach! It was no doubt the freshest fish I’ve ever eaten.”
~ Mandy Carter
A Cupful 


“Our visit to the Flora-Bama was a spur-of-the-moment idea and was totally worth it. When in Orange Beach you have to visit the legendary Flora-Bama and have a bushwacker. Soak up the atmosphere and take a Sharpie with you so you can let the world know you were there. Everybody leaves their name or some fun message on one of the walls. This bar is one we heard about on a travel show just days before we arrived and we were intent on seeing it for ourselves. The atmosphere is unlike anything you have ever seen or witnessed and the history is tangible. OH, and they also have a church in the bar on Sundays. Flora-Bama straddles the Florida and Alabama state line.”
~ Paula Schuck
Thrifty Mommas Tips 


“One of my favorite activities is riding a Segway through the Gulf State Park. Seeing the coves, marshes and Lefty the alligator was amazing. It was challenging to learn how to use the Segway, but it was THE BEST way to cover so much territory in a relatively short period of time! I highly recommend this activity. With 25 miles of trails to cover, it was the best way to see the park!”
~ Margarita Ibbott
Downshifting PRO 


“Fort Morgan is not just for history buffs! Although you’ll find plenty of history in this Civil War-era fort, it’s also a favorite spot for birding. The pristine beach provides a place to fish, walk along the shore or splash in the water. Fall weather makes it even more great!”
~ Pam Wattenbarger
Simply Southern Mom 

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2018 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf
4673 Wharf Parkway
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1900

So, what makes the Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf such a special event? Here's your answer... The over-the-top weigh-in experience appropriately billed as "the greatest show in sportfishing." Unlike any other tournament, you and your team are the stars of the sho...

2018 Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(615) 415-3520

Enjoy a beautiful gulf swim and a fast, flat bike and run course at a great venue!Team Magic is very excited to partner once again with the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, the City of Gulf Shores, the City of Orange Beach and Gulf State Park to bring you th...

Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018

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The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

We’re excited to announce that early bird tickets are now on sale for our 5th annual The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival September 13-15! Help us raise funds for a good cause and enjoy great local food and 100+ wine labels while you’re at it.•    Sampl...

The 15th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
450 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. Always the first full weekend of October, birders know the Alabama ...

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

47th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7200

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 11 - 14 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of nation...

Nov 7, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

2018 World Food Championships

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2018 World Food Championships
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 297-6886

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food spo...

34th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters
9465 S. Loop Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-7664

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 8 - 18, 2018 across multiple venues at different times. To be sure you don't miss one of your favorites, please be sure to research venues and times at the FBISF website. Festival attendees enjoy an up close and ...

2018 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon and 5K Run
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 460-9927

Join us for the 11th Annual Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon, 5k and One Mile run!Shed your turkey with us at the beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family to enjoy the weekend on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. From a one mile fun run to a 5k run to a hal...

33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
LuLu's to Cobalt

(251) 968-6091

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included blow for you. The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's 33rd Annual Christmas Lighted...

27th Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-1524

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2019 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The 26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival features a full day o...

Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

45th Annual Festival of Art

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45th Annual Festival of Art
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
26389 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and artists from visual arts and fi...

Mar 28, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019

2019 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

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2019 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show
4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(850) 348-1498

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2019 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the largest in-water displ...

2019 Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run
Waterway Village in Gulf Shores-Under the Intracoastal Bridge (North & Sout... (more)
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1174

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, Apri...

National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

As you make plans to attend this event druing these confirmed 2019 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. May 3-Open Practice, No Gate Fee. Check out the NCAA National Colle...

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

The Hangout Music Festival 2019

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The Hangout Music Festival 2019
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. The Hangout Music Fest is known for sugar white beaches, starry nights and red hot music. The ...




September 07
Featured Event
Bulls on the Beach Professional Live Bull Riding
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Bring the family to the Flora-Bama September 7 and 8 for the 7th Annual Bulls on the Beach for two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Both night’s high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. Ride the mechanical...

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September 08
Featured Event
Bulls on the Beach Professional Live Bull Riding
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Bring the family to the Flora-Bama September 7 and 8 for the 7th Annual Bulls on the Beach for two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Both night’s high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. Ride the mechanical...

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September 29
Featured Event

Sep 29, 2018

Shindig on the Sand

Concerts
Shindig on the Sand
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Featuring 70 musical acts and over 200 musicians the festivities kick off at noon daily. The Flora-Bama Yacht Club will be offering flip-flop fine dining and the Ole River Bar will be serving up scrumptious crawfish and ice-cold craft draft on its spacious "Sunset Deck"; bot...

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November 02
Featured Event
10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Craft Beer Festival will be held Friday, November 2 from 6 -11 p.m.Enjoy tastings of dozens of craft beers and live music. Th...

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November 03
Featured Event
10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Craft Beer Festival will be held Friday, November 2 from 6 -11 p.m.Enjoy tastings of dozens of craft beers and live music. Th...

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November 26
Featured Event
2018 NAIA Women
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(816) 595-8153

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dtates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. Women's college soccer excitement comes to Orange Beach. Don't miss the action as 16 teams fr...

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November 27
Featured Event
2018 NAIA Women
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(816) 595-8153

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dtates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. Women's college soccer excitement comes to Orange Beach. Don't miss the action as 16 teams fr...

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November 28
Featured Event
2018 NAIA Women
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(816) 595-8153

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dtates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. Women's college soccer excitement comes to Orange Beach. Don't miss the action as 16 teams fr...

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November 29
Featured Event
2018 NAIA Women
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(816) 595-8153

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dtates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. Women's college soccer excitement comes to Orange Beach. Don't miss the action as 16 teams fr...

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November 30
Featured Event
Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf
4671 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 979-0359

The Mystical Order of Mirams is proud to announce the 12th Annual “Taste of the Islands" to be held on Friday, November 30. This year our culinary extravaganza will host over 30 restaurants from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding areas. The Orange Beach Event Cen...

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Fall Bargain $30 Guest Per Night, Sleep Up To 170

9/4/2018 - 10/31/2018
Gulf Shores Beach Retreat
Category: Accommodations

(251) 948-8800
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Direct Gulf Front Fall Weeks Only $699

9/4/2018 - 10/31/2018
La Dolce Vita
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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Pick Your Week $699

9/4/2018 - 10/31/2018
Sunshine and Seashells
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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Elevator Maintenance

11/1/2018 - 11/30/2018
Alpha Ventures Tropic Isles Condo 602
Category: Accommodations

(601) 504-5415
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3-7 Night Sizzler Rate

9/4/2018 - 11/30/2018
Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast
Category: Accommodations

(251) 965-7321
(800) 965-7321
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Military Discount

9/9/2018 - 11/30/2018
The Beach Club
Category: Accommodations

(251) 224-2500
(888) 260-7263
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Direct Gulf Front Fall Weeks Only $499,

11/1/2018 - 11/30/2018
La Dolce Vita
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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