Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores Calendar of Events


There’s always something to do, see, and experience on Alabama's Gulf Coast. To find the best events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, look no further than our Gulf Coast events calendar. Check out all of the local happenings, plan a trip around one of our fun upcoming events, and fill your vacation with fun, adventure, and Southern hospitality.


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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 06/18/2018 to 07/18/2018

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Featured Events
Featured Event
Summertide Theatre presents: Pump Boys and Dinettes
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-6721

The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door.  Together  they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-...

Independence Day Street Party and Fireworks
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

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. Activities begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks take place over Main Street at...

The City of Gulf Shores Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier
20800 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1174

The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.According to organizers, fireworks will be shot from the southern...

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...




June 18
Featured Event
Summer Camps presents: Dolphin Explorers
Ocean Camp Marine Center
4776 Main Street L210
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-802-8605

*Note:  At registration, notice session recommended ages.  Each session will include one field study day when camp will meet at a beach location or field destination. *Parents are expected to transport campers to these locations and pickup rather than at the marine center. ...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018

The Alvarado Road Show

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

The Nashville-by-way-of-Texas-based brother duo Alvarado Road Show are led by singer and bass guitarist Cleve Clark and feature A.J. Clark, singer and guitarist. The brothers create and perform rootsy American music about life, love and relationships. When you witness one of...

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2018 USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 1-6
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 987-8224

Check out the best youth baseball teams from across the country right here on Alabama's Gulf Coast. The USSSA Global Baseball World Series 1 - 6 is one of the most exciting sporting events in the area.   Series 1:  June 18 to 23 Series 2:  June 26 to 30 Series 3:  July 2 to ...

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Sea, Sand, & Stars Science and Nature Center Summer Schedule
Orange Beach Elementary School
4900 S Wilson Blv
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Sea, Sand, & Stars will be opened M – Thur. from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the weeks of June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16 and 23. We will offer a rotating schedule including guided tours and IMAX type movies in the planetarium. Please make your tour reservations by calling 25...

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May 28, 2018 - Aug 6, 2018

Sparks After Dark Fireworks

Community Events
Sparks After Dark Fireworks
The Wharf in Orange Beach
23101 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

The Sparks After Dark fireworks show will flash to life again this summer! On Mondays, May 28-August 6 at 8:45 p.m. you’ll have a weekly chance to catch the high-flying flickers in action thanks to our gracious sponsors. Bring the gang along and set up on Main Street fo...

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May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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Jun 4, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Kayak Eco Tours

Nature
Kayak Eco Tours
Coastal Segway Adventures
21011 Hwy 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-509-8687

Guided kayak tour at Lake Shelby. Enjoy a one hour paddle to learn about the ecosystem. Instruction is provided for beginners. $25 per person. Life jackets, paddles and kayaks provided.

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June 19
Featured Event
Orange Beach Historical Marker Dedication
4099 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

The public is invited to a historical marker unveiling ceremony at noon on Tuesday, June 19 at Orange Beach City Hall. The plaque will highlight the significance and history of the municipal complex on land donated by John M. Snook and his wife Marjorie. The unveiling of the...

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Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018

The Alvarado Road Show

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

The Nashville-by-way-of-Texas-based brother duo Alvarado Road Show are led by singer and bass guitarist Cleve Clark and feature A.J. Clark, singer and guitarist. The brothers create and perform rootsy American music about life, love and relationships. When you witness one of...

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Turtle Talks presented by Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Who nests on our white-sand beaches? When do they hatch? Discover answers to these questions and more during our free Turtle Talk series at the Gulf Shores Welcome Center (3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy). Hear from local experts with the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and Marine...

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Local Festivals

The vibrant Alabama Gulf Coast community has perfected the art of enjoying life. You’ll find a wide variety of community events and annual food festivals in Alabama. From the National Shrimp Festival and Zydeco Music and Crawfish Festival to the German Sausage Festival and Fourth of July fireworks. There is something to excite, amaze and entertain you.

Nature Events

Check the Rose Bloom-Out at Bellingrath Gardens or join with the Audubon Society in its coastal bird banding project. The John L. Borom Alabama Coastal Birdfest is a must for birders, and kids and adults alike will delight in Orange Beach’s Sand, Sea and Stars Science and Nature Center.

Sports Galore

Mild temperatures and fair weather bring a host of annual Alabama sporting events to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From the USSSA Baseball World Series to Collegiate Beach Volleyball there are plenty of sports to watch throughout the year. If you don't want to be a spectator, you can even join the action by signing up for one of the local 5k runs or the Run the Beach Half Marathon.

Fishing Events

Anglers in the family will be hooked by the assortment of fishing events on the Calendar. The 2018 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf is sure to live up to its billing as “the greatest show in sports fishing.” The Flora - Bama Fishing Rodeo, called the “funnest fishing tournament in the Gulf,” is for everyone, and the youngsters will love the Kids Win Fishing Tournament at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Music & Concerts

If music is your thing, we’ve got it — plenty of it. From country to rock, there are Alabama concerts and music festivals throughout the season. There’s plenty of local talent too. Hardly a day or night goes by without our regional musicians playing at bistros and venues along the beach. Search or shows and find out who's playing tonight!

Arts, Theater & Culture Events

Into arts and culture? We have what you need. Experience productions by Summertide Theatre and Mobile Mystery Dinner (who puts on several local dinner theater shows throughout the year). Beyond performing arts, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach also offer arts and crafts shows, wine and culinary events, and art summer camps for the aspiring young artists in the family.

Plan Your Trip Today

If you're ready for a unique Alabama vacation filled with fun events, come to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this season! Search our calendar of events to find the best ways to fill your day, and be sure to book lodging ahead of time! Find places to stay in Gulf Shores, including Gulf Shores and Orange Beach house rentals, beach condo rentals, hotels, and pet-friendly lodging!
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