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 07/17/2018 to 08/16/2018

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July 17
Featured Event

Jul 17, 2018

Phil & Foster

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

Stan Foster was born in Hope, Arkansas. He grew up singing in church choirs and school groups, and his early influences include Ricky Nelson and his sister’s Beatles collection. After getting a degree in voice from Southern Arkansas University, Stan tried teaching brief...

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2018 USSSA Global Sports Baseball World Series 5
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(651) 987-8224

Take me out to the ballpark, take me out to the game! USSSA and Alabama's Gulf Coast team up to bring you the best World Series event this summer! Don't miss the action, sign up today! Be among the best youth baseball teams from across the county who compete to win the USSSA...

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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 as they sh...

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Jul 8, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Gulf Pier Shark Fishing

Fishing
Gulf Pier Shark Fishing
Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier
20800 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

In response to the angling community’s interest, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is expanding its pilot program for permitted managed shark-fishing at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier in July. The next shark-fishing events will tak...

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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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Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 24, 2018

Hands on Habitat

Community Events Nature
Hands on Habitat
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Hands on Habitat is a fun and educational hands on nature series presented by Gulf State Park Nature Center, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Share the Beach, Birmingham Audubon, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Orange Beach Wildlife and more!. Kids and adults alike can learn about our ec...

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Jun 12, 2018 - Aug 2, 2018

Free Kids Summer Movie Escape

Community Events
Free Kids Summer Movie Escape
Cobb Pinnacle 14 Theatres
3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Movie starts at 10 a.m. every Tue., Wed. and Thur. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Same day ticketing only.

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Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Karaoke

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

Warm up your vocal chords and come join us in all the fun with Karaoke. Discover your inner rock star and start living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. It's your turn to be a singing superstar. We can already hear your screaming fans.

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Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Tuesday Evening Living History Tour

History Events
Tuesday Evening Living History Tour
Fort Morgan
51 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7665

Historians and site staff, dressed in period uniform, will provide historical insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's History and the life of people who worked and served here. Laundresses will tell the story of the role for women. Soldiers will give details on the hard...

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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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