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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 05/20/2018 to 06/19/2018

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May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

The Hangout Music Festival 2018

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The Hangout Music Festival 2018
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The Hangout Music Fest is known for sugar white beaches, starry nights and red hot music. The award-winning festival takes place in Gulf Shores, Alabama just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports. Hangout is as much a vacation as it is a concert event....

2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship
Gulf Shores Sportsplex
19025 Oak Rd. W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The 2018 and 2019 NAIA Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championship will take place at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The throws portion of the championship will be at the same site as well. Day pass tickets are $8 a...

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-...




May 20
Featured Event
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

Bessie Morse Bellingrath was “a gracious lady whose magnificent vision of beauty enriched immeasurably the life of this community” (The Mobile Register, 1943). Born on May 20, 1878, Miss Bessie left an unparalleled mark, creating the Gardens and Home.Guests are inv...

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May 20, 2018

Smokey Otis Trio

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Yacht Club
17350 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

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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May 20, 2018

Shea White

Music & Nightlife
COASTAL Gulf Shores
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Shea White’s local Mobile band of up and coming musicians is bringing some of your favorite jams straight to your ear. 

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Live Music: Broken Down Car
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Broken Down Car is the broken down acoustic duo/trio version of Hundred Dollar Car featuring varying combinations of members from HDC.

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Little Texas Live at The Flora-Bama
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Main Tent
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

As part of the young country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much ap...

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May 20, 2018

Light Travelers

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

Light Travelers is a unique mix of acoustic and electric guitar, vocal harmony, mellow bass and subtle percussion to original, Americana, alt-country, folk and rock music. The dynamic finger picking and lead vocals by Dee Abood and the classical precision of Chris Manuel ...

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May 20, 2018

Lee Yankie

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Yacht Club
17350 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Lee Yankie has been playing as a solo act and with his live band in the Gulf Coast area since 2004. At the moment, Lee is working on a new solo record "The Leavin' Sound". The solo album is influenced by Lee's acoustic work and creates a down-home feel with plenty of his sig...

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May 20, 2018

Lauren Murphy

Music & Nightlife
COASTAL Gulf Shores
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Baton Rouge born and newcomer Fairhope resident, Lauren Murphy is best known for her background vocals with the San Francisco based band ZERO (Steve Kimock, Robert Hunter, Judge Murphy), and as band leader and main composer of Lansdale Station from 2005-2013, the award-winni...

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May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Thunder on the Bay

History Events
Fort Gaines Historic Site
51 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-6992

The event highlights Fort Gaines role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. Come and experience a living history event for the whole family, the upcoming 154th Battle of Mobile Bay is sponsored by the 6th Alabama Calvary and Alabama Division of Reenactors. Music provided by the 5th A...

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May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

Community Events Culinary Fishing
Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
17400 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

How many lionfish can we remove in one weekend? Join us for the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Ole River Grill on May 19-20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Lionfish tastings, fillet demonstrations, family activities, celebrity chefs, raffl...

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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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