Planner Toolkit

Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events

All set to hit a home run with Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events? Our toolkit will help you navigate the details as you plan your event along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Sports Planner Guide 

Play at the Beach 

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Planning is a Breeze at the Beach

Let us be your one-stop shop to ensure your event is unforgettable for all athletes, families and fans.

Planning is a breeze at the beach

How we assist planners:

  • Seeking the best accommodation options and rates for your group
  • Providing welcome bags with coupons
  • Coordinating on-site event activities, including opening ceremonies, banquets, clinics and community service projects based on the size of the event
  • Recommending vendors and suppliers
  • Supplying marketing and promotional tools
  • Providing grants for qualifying events
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Logistics: Facilities, Seasonal Temperatures and Lodging


The Alabama Gulf Coast is an easy drive from most major southeast cities. And, airports in nearby Mobile and Pensacola are about an hour’s drive from the beach. Most major airlines fly into both, and non-stop flights are available from some cities.


With more than 18,000 condo and hotel units available as well as beach houses that sleep up to 40 guests, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have accommodation options to suit any group on and off the beach. On our website, your participants can access special discounted room rates specific to your event, simplifying the booking process. Whatever lodging option you choose, you’re sure to experience a warm Southern welcome. 

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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are home to fantastic facilities and natural venues, such as beautiful beaches and captivating coastal waters. Check out our diverse facility options. 

32 miles of beach

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

We invite you to explore our 32 miles of white-sand beaches and discover countless adventures beyond the beach. Looking for ways to make memories during your event (and beyond)? Explore 36 miles of recreational trails and 60 miles of paddling trails across the coast, choose from over 200 restaurants, visit favorite attractions or make way to the open seas on a deep sea fishing trip. 


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