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 05/25/2018 to 06/24/2018

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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 25
Featured Event

May 25, 2018

J Hawkins Duo

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

A Kentucky native, Hawkins now calls Pensacola, Florida home. Jay has performed in a variety of clubs and honky-tonks along the Gulf Coast. As a frequent performer at the Flora-Bama Lounge, he has become a respected country music entertainer. He has opened for such well-know...

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May 25, 2018

Smokey Otis Duo

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
17400 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

You'll hear tunes from all genres, shapes, sizes and requests from Smokey Otis where you will be singing, dancing and wanting more, more, more.

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2018 Pepsi Beach Ball Drop
The Wharf in Orange Beach
23101 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

It’s always the season for fun here at The Wharf, but we can’t lie – summer makes us especially giddy. Let’s kick off our So.Much.Summer with the always exhilarating Pepsi Beach Ball Drop! This 5th annual event will be televised on NBC 15, so make sure yo...

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May 25, 2018

Tap Takeover

Culinary
Tap Takeover
Original Oyster House
701 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-928-2620 ext. 110

Join Big Beach Brewing Company at the Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores on May 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. where we will be having our summer kick off party! There will be a tap takeover, pint night, face painting and live music provided by Phil Proctor! Bring the whole family out...

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May 25, 2018

Destiny Brown

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

Destiny Brown is a country/Americana musician originally from Selma, Alabama. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University in 2012. She spent her college years playing the Auburn bar circuit and learning the ropes to performing music. She ...

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May 25, 2018

Brandon White Duo

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

Brandon White's songs run a full gamut of emotions, sometimes resilient and upbeat, but equally inclined towards contemplation and inspection. When an artist feels the need to open themselves to their audience this way, there's no space for filler or diversions. During his s...

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May 25, 2018

Bruce Smelley Duo

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

Bruce Smelley will be playing all your country favorites. He'll be performing on the Main Room Stage.

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May 25, 2018

Davis Nix Duo

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
17400 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 

Born and raised in Montgomery, AL. Davis Nix brings an energy that not only reflects sincerity and passion but true professionalism. From production manager, booking agent, and studio engineer/musician- to utility player, guitar tech, and artist development – Davis has ...

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May 25, 2018

Rebecca Barry Trio

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

Rebecca Barry is busy teaching music at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette and at Spring Hill College in Mobile since 2007. The musician and teacher lived in New Orleans for 16 years before coming back to Baldwin County. Barry said she gives private lessons but ...

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May 25, 2018

Kyle WIlson Band

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Bama Dome Stage
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Kyle Wilson is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the small mill town of Alexander City, Alabama. Born in to a family of musicians, he has been in and around music his whole life. Wilson has toured and shared the stage with numerous national and regional acts. His music...

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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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