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 10/19/2018 to 11/18/2018

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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

Craft Beer Festival will be held Friday, November 2 from 6 -11 p.m.Enjoy tastings of dozens of craft beers and live music. The all-inclusive ticket includes samples from all of our craft brewers and live entertainment all night long. Admission is included with VIP tickets. T...

34th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters

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(850) 492-7664

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 8 - 18, 2018 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 ...

Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

2018 World Food Championships

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2018 World Food Championships
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 297-6886

Want to take a bite out of the World Food Championships?! Trying to figure out what Food Sport really is? Join us for the biggest event in the industry as we surround the MAIN EVENT with countless fun foodie activities! While more than 1500 chefs and home cooks battle it out...




October 19
Featured Event
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

It's October on the Gulf Coast and that means Big Beach Brewing Company is approaching their 2nd trip around the sun. We'll be having a good old fashioned party complete with a new beer release, live music from Roadside Glorious and Shellbank Oysters prepared by Chef Landon ...

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Oct 19, 2018

Ronnie Presley

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

Ronnie Presley is the Delta's rockin' country boy. He writes about deep subject matters that are close to the heart. All the emotions of the human spirit can be reflected in his songs. Ronnie has opened for top performing acts such as Night Ranger, Tracy Lawrence, and Jewel....

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Wild and Wicked Beach Bash
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-9824

 The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the Wild and Wicked Beach Bash coming to Gulf Place Public Beach on Oct. 19. Locals and visitors are invited to wear their best Halloween costume and participate in this horrifyingly fun event featuring a Haunted Hustle 5K, Wit...

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Oct 19, 2018

Live Music: The Rex

Music & Nightlife
Live Music: The Rex
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Rex is a three piece dance band with particular emphasis on the word dance, based in Foley AL. Genres of music to be performed are rock & roll, classic rock, R&B, funk, soul and polka. Pretty much anything that makes you want to move! Instrumentation and vocals for R...

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Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

Haunted Trail Ride

Community Events
Haunted Trail Ride
Baldwin County Bicentennial Park
51233 State Highway 225
Stockton, AL 36579
(251) 580-2572

Baldwin County is no stranger to the supernatural. As the largest county in the State of Alabama, Baldwin County has hidden stories to be uncovered. The Baldwin County Department of Archives and History isholding a Haunted Trail Ride at Bicentennial Park in Stockton on Frida...

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Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Graham Creek Haunted Forest

Community Events
Graham Creek Haunted Forest
Graham Creek Nature Preserve
23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 923-4267

This annual haunted forest our guests will be guided on a haunted 1/4 mile forest trail. The event is geared towards teens and adults. The tickets are $15 dollars each and will go on sale October 1. Tickets can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite.com or on-site cash only.

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Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

The Crucible

Arts & Culture
The Crucible
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

This story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depict...

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Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Town of Terror: Circus Asylum

Community Events
Town of Terror: Circus Asylum
OWA
1501 S. OWA Blvd.
Foley, AL 36535
2519232111

Step right up and face your fears... …The scariest Town of Terror has just arrived on the Gulf Coast. This year’s Town of Terror theme is none other than the Circus Asylum. They came, they performed and they never left. These forgotten acts have become possessed an...

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2018 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 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train at Wales West! September 28 through October 31, ride an authentic steam train to our haunted barn and enjoy the maze and kid-friendly pumpkin patch. Decorate your pumpkin to take home, and enjoy the mini-train ride, ...

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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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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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