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Explore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. With all of these fun things to do on the Gulf Coast, you can be as busy as you want. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of events and activities at various locations all up and down the beach. Festivals, plays, music, history, sports and nature are just some of the wide variety of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events you can find here year-round. Discover a whole new level of options when you vacation on Alabama's white-sand beaches

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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 10/18/2017 to 11/17/2017

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Oct 28, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is...

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

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33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters
9465 S. Loop Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-7664

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 9-19, 2017 across multiple venues at different times. To be sure you don't miss one of your favorites, please be sure to research venues and times at the FBISF website. Festival attendees enjoy an up close and pe...




October 18
Featured Event

Oct 18, 2017  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Boardwalk Talk

Nature
Boardwalk Talk
The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab
The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
251-861-2141

The Boardwalk Talk series is a free, public program on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, at 11:15 a.m. Come to the Estuarium to participate in a dialog with the experts, including researchers, graduate students, post docs, educators, aquarists and technicians. The...

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Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017  11:30 AM - 12:30 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 world-famous Blue Angels are based at NAS Pensacola, and can be seen practicing over the Museum at NAS Pensacola most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. Central Time, and last about 55 minutes. Admission to prac...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Paint The Wharf Pink

Community Events
Paint The Wharf Pink
23101 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Think pink in October! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Wharf will blush with color to benefit local charities, Pink Heals and Living for a Dream. Our Main Street palms will sparkle in rosy tones and doors will be adorned with floral-hued décor. Snap a photo in...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017  7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Caribe Marina Ghost Cruise

Community Events Nature
Caribe Marina Ghost Cruise
Caribe Marina & Watersports
Caribe Marina & Watersports
28101 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 980-8410

Bring your family and friends for a moonlit cruise around Perdido Bay. Listen to fun and frightful ghost stories and enjoy a guest appearance from some of our resident ghouls. Cruises are 45-minutes long and will leave the Marina each night at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost is $20 p...

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Oct 3, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Coastal Eco-Tour

Nature
The Coastal Eco-Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088

Escape the crowded tourist areas and experience the more secluded waterways of Gulf Shores, Alabama on this unique "backstage" tour. We’ll take you down the waterways less traveled on our cozy 22-passenger pontoon with a captain and guide who will treat you like family,...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train

Community Events
2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
13670 Smiley St.
Silverhill, AL 36576
(251) 232-2322

All aboard the 2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train at Wales West, September 29 through October 31. Ride an authentic steam train to the haunted barn maze and kiddie-friendly pumpkin patch, decorate a free pumpkin, enjoy the mini-train ride, hay ride, refreshment...

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Oct 2, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour

Nature
Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088

Watch for and learn about Gulf Shores’ Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment from the intimate, unobtrusive, and non-threatening vantage point of a kayak. The entire three-hours of this paddle excursion are spent exploring optimal Bottlenose Dolphin habitat. ...

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Sep 25, 2017 - Nov 27, 2017  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

City of Gulf Shores 8-Week Couch to 5K Program

Community Events
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
310 West 19th AVE
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The City of Gulf Shore Couch to 5K program, a training series for absolute beginners, begins on September 25 and continues through November 27. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday night from 6-7 p.m.The idea behind the training is for participants to be ready to jog/...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Neil Dover

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Neil Dover's Gulf Coast Country is new. It's unlike anything you're hearing these days. And there's a reason for that, it's not recorded in a studio of any kind. It's recorded in Neil's house on an ancient mixing board. If you've found yourself wishing you loved country musi...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017  10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Rhonda Hart

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Rhonda Hart is a Grammy Award nominee for co-penning the title cut "Did I Shave My Legs for This" with Deanna Carter. The album has sold over five million copies to date. The song was also featured in a Bell South Commercial. Rhonda Hart has been writing and performing in cl...

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