Hop into Spring on the Alabama Gulf Coast
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
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.