Check out an Easter Egg Hunt

Hop into Spring on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Dance to the beat
Dance to the beat

While away the day on the serene beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast and let the waves sweep all of your cares away. Can you smell the salty, warm Gulf breeze and hear the laughter of seagulls as you lounge on the beach? Plan your springtime escape to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and come see what this piece of paradise has to offer.

Things to do in April in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach:

Discovery Day at The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab - April 6, 10am-2pm. Free admission for children under 18 years old and reduced adult admission. Bring your entire family to explore the touch tanks and the Sea Lab, enjoy arts and crafts, and many other fun, interactive exhibits at The Estuarium. Marine scientists and graduate students will be on hand to answer your questions and share their ongoing research projects, and you can tour and learn more about the research vessel Alabama Discovery.

23rd Annual Mullet Man Triathlon - April 13, starting at 7:30am at Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar. Registration fee varies. Rain or shine event and fees are non-refundable. Swim for 1/4 mile in the Gulf, bike 8.5 miles, then run for 4.2 miles, and finish back at the Flora-Bama.

Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Bellingrath Gardens and Home - April 13, 9am-1pm. Admission: $14 for adults, $8 for ages 5-12; free to Bellingrath members and to ages 4 and younger. Collect Easter eggs, snap photos with the Easter Bunny and create arts and crafts projects. For an additional fee, guests can enjoy pancakes, sausage patties, fruit and beverages from 8-9am at Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Call 251-459-8727 for breakfast reservations-$10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12

Coastal Alabama Bird Banding Project - April 16, 12pm-3pm; April 17-19, 8am-3pm and April 20, 8am-12pm at Fort Morgan. Banding is free, but there is an admission to the fort. Talk with researchers about the conservation work happening on the Gulf Coast and get up-close-and-personal looks at some amazing migratory birds. Remember to bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, and a chair.

Check out live plants and animals at The Estuarium
Check out live plants and animals

2019 Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run - April 20, 10am-6pm at Waterway Village in Gulf Shores, under the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (north and south side). Admission is free. Sink your teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will be lots of arts and crafts vendors and several children's activities to keep your kids entertained.

Easter Egg Dash at LuLu’s - April 21, 12:30pm-3pm. Free admission. Get your photos with the Easter Bunny then enjoy the mad dash for the golden eggs. There will be different age groups for safe dashing for all.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band: Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour at The Wharf Amphitheater - April 23, 8pm. Admission: $38.75 - $127.50. Parrotheads kick off the summer and don’t miss your chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.

10th Annual Bama Coast Cruisin' - April 26-27, 9am-5pm at The Wharf. Admission is free. Bama Coast Cruise is a hot-rod and antique car show set against the backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway and the canal bridge. It's a laid back, family-friendly weekend full of amazing cars, fun events, entertainment and Southern hospitality.

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party - April 26-28, 12pm-12am at Flora Bama. Cover charge $10 for those 21+ and $15 for 13-20 year olds, with limited entry. 21 and up after 6 pm. Warm up your pitching arm for the world-renowned mullet toss. Contestants of all ages gather to throw a dead fish across the Florida-Alabama state line. It's a great excuse to throw a weekend-long party, with lots of fun activities, great music and food.

Kenny Chesney: Songs for the Saints Tour with Special Guests David Lee Murphy and Caroline Jones at The Wharf Amphitheater - April 27, 7pm. General admission pit: $100, reserved seats: $100, $73.75 and $33.75 plus applicable fees and service charges. Enjoy an intimate concert experience, full of energy, intensity and all of your favorite songs.

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