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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 04/25/2017 to 05/25/2017

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Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in April. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in ...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8th Annual Bama Coast Cruise

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8th Annual Bama Coast Cruise
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

The 8th Annual Bama Coast Cruise will be held at the Wharf Resort and Marina in Orange Beach. Come and see the beautiful cars on display at The Wharf, enjoy a day of shopping and dine at one of The Wharf's several delicious restaurants. Bama Coast Cruise is an absolutely stu...

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Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in April. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in ...

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Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in April. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in ...

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May 5, 2017  2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

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13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
18507 U.S. 98
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-5590

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 30 hot air balloonists from across the country. Enjoy the floating works of art as they grace the skies of South Baldwin County on Friday and Saturday morning. Get up close and personal ...

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May 6, 2017  9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

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13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
18507 U.S. 98
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-5590

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 30 hot air balloonists from across the country. Enjoy the floating works of art as they grace the skies of South Baldwin County on Friday and Saturday morning. Get up close and personal ...

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May 6, 2017  7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

C Spire Concert Series presents Sturgill Simpson

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The Amphitheater at The Wharf
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
23325 Amphitheater Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

Red Mountain Entertainment is pleased to announce Sturgill Simpson coming to The Wharf Amphitheater on Saturday, May 6. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or at The Wharf Box Office. Sturgill Simpson is nominated for Album Of The Year an...

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May 11, 2017  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2017 Annual Tourism Summit

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1930 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Mark you calendar for the 2017 Tourism Summit hosted by Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism. This year's presentation will be “Engineering Experiences from Concept to Competitive Advantage” with Joe Veneto, The Opportunity Guy. Also on the agenda is Lee Sentell...

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May 13, 2017  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Orange Beach Wine Festival

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Orange Beach Wine Festival
Caribe Resort
Caribe The Resort

251-980-9039

The Orange Beach Wine Fest is one of the most cherished tickets on the island. The festival showcases over 120 wines, three live music acts, food from distinguished local restaurants, boat tours of the bay, custom wine glass, custom wine bag, and even craft beer for the un-w...

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May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

45th Annual Art in the Park

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John B. Foley Park (corner of AL Hwy 59 and US Hwy 98)

Foley, AL 
(251) 943-4381

Join us at Art in the Park, a competitive juried fine arts show featuring artists from across the Southeast. This event is held each spring on the lawn of the John B. Foley Park in downtown Foley and has grown to attract thousands of attendees. Over 100 artists showcase thei...

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May 17, 2017 - May 21, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2017 Orange Beach Billfish Classic

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2017 Orange Beach Billfish Classic
The Wharf Marina
4673 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 402-8190

Marlin tournament season in the Gulf of Mexico means big fish and big bucks as well as a serious adrenaline rush. Nowhere is that feeling more apparent than in the extremely popular Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series, consisting of five high-profile tournaments in the Gulf of Me...

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May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017  11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Hangout Music Festival 2017

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The Hangout Music Festival 2017
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

An annual three-day music festival held at the public beaches of Gulf Shores, the event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. This years line-up features: Mumford and Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper...

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April 25
Featured Event

Apr 25, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jimmy Lumpkin

Music & Nightlife
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

Jimmy Lumpkin is a singer and songwriter playing multiple instruments, but he is most fond of his acoustic guitar. In addition to his solo career, he also plays with the band Trigger Root.Learn more about Jimmy here.

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Apr 25, 2017  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sushi Classes at Big Beach

Culinary
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
2519482337

In this two hour, hands-on class, we'll teach you to make perfect sushi rice at home, how to make all of those sauces that you love, where to shop, what to buy and how to safely serve raw fish at home, according to health department regulations. This is a ticketed event and...

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Apr 25, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

2017 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

Community Events
National Museum of Naval Aviation
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be in town and there will be some changes to the practice schedule. On Tuesday, the Blue Angels will fly from 9 - 10 a.m. The flight line will be closed with limited concessions outside of the gate and the canopy with water and earplugs w...

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Apr 12, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017  8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Smokey Otis and Mark Laborde

Music & Nightlife
Papa Rocco's
101 W. 6th St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Smokey Otis leads this all-star cast of seasoned musicians from around the area. You'll hear tunes from all genres, shapes, sizes and requests. You will be singing, dancing and wanting more, more, more.

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Apr 4, 2017 - May 2, 2017  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Eco Art

Arts & Culture
Gulf State Park Lake Shelby
Gulf State Park Lake Shelby
21101 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Participate in a craft that incorporates a natural aspect. There will be a different activity every week.

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Mar 28, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dolphins & Blue Angels Sail

Nature
Sail Wild Hearts
Perdido Beach Resort Pier
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-6700

Mix gravity-defying aerial stunts with smooth sailing on Wild Hearts for a match made in coastal paradise. Board our spacious 53-foot, open-ocean catamaran on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the spring and summer for an adventure of epic proportions. Make priceless memories w...

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Mar 7, 2017 - Dec 19, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday Karaoke

Music & Nightlife
Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8881

Karaoke lets you discover your inner rock star and start living the rock'n'roll lifestyle. We can already hear your screaming fans.

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Jan 31, 2017 - Dec 26, 2017  3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wine & Drive

Golf
9530 Clubhouse Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
251-955-1220

GlenLakes Wine & Drive clinics are back at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays! The cost is $20 and includes two beverages and PGA instruction. Meet at the Bunker Cafe at 5 p.m. No reservations necessary. Clinics are weather permitting. Pass the word and bring a friend or neighbor. The W...

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April 26
Featured Event

Apr 26, 2017  9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

2017 Mullet Swing Golf Classic

Golf
2017 Mullet Swing Golf Classic
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Lost Key Golf Club
625 Lost Key Drive
Perdido Key, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The 20th Annual Mullet Swing Golf Classic is a four-person scramble with a maximum handicap per player of 30. A package of two mulligans and two red tee busters for $25 will be available on tournament day. One package per player. Entry fee includes: Green fee and cart, Flora...

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Apr 26, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bog Habitats in Gulf State Park

Nature
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Meet our park naturalist at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trail Head and discover some amazing things about the plants and animals that survive in bogs and marshes.

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