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 09/25/2018 to 10/25/2018

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The 15th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
450 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 625-0814

Always the first full weekend of October, birders know the Alabama Gulf Coast is a prime spot to see birds during the fall migration, and since 2004, BirdFest has attracted visitors from more than 27 states and Canada—many returning multiple times. For both experienced ...

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

47th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7200

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 11 - 14 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of nation...




September 25
Featured Event

Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 25, 2018

Lefty Collins

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

Singer and guitarist Lefty Collins has been playing the guitar for over 40 years. Born and raised in Chicago, he played over 500 shows at the legendary House of Blues and opened for or shared the stage with Jimmy Buffett, Chris Isaak, BB King, Peter Frampton and many others....

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May 22, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018

Lisa Christian

Music & Nightlife
Lisa Christian
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar
225 E. 16th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Lisa Christian has spent the past decade playing her clever songs, lush vocal skills, phenomenal guitar talent, and witty stage repartee as a full-time nightclub musician throughout the southeastern United States. Her music is influenced by the soul she grew up listening to ...

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Mar 27, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

History Events
2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season...

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Jan 31, 2018 - Oct 24, 2018

Sunset Full Moon Sailing in Orange Beach

Community Events Nature
Sunset Full Moon Sailing in Orange Beach
Back Bay Sailing Adventures
Bear Point Harbor
5749 Bay La Launch
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-550-9774

Sail around the beautiful sunset on the back bays of Orange Beach. These sailing sunsets are truly the best way to end your day. Hues of pink, purple, orange and blue illuminate the sky. Then sail into Perdido Bay for the moonrise. The views are spectacular. The moon rises a...

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September 26
Featured Event
Alabama Beer Dinner Series
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar
225 E. 16th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-4773

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar presents the Alabama Beer Dinner Series. Please join us as we welcome some of Alabama’s best breweries for a dinner series featuring Alabama brews, delicious food and fellowship. This series is Monday Night Brewing Company. Cou...

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Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018

Adam Holt

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

A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Adam Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparabl...

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Jun 6, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018

Guided Kayak Tour

Nature
Guided Kayak Tour
Coastal Segway Adventures
800 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-509-8687

Guided Kayak Tour of Little Lagoon. Explore the saltwater ecosystem of the lagoon in Gulf Shores. Kayak tour includes instructional time for beginners, life jacket, paddle, kayak and one hour paddle time. Call for reservations 251-509-8687.

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Jul 4, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018

John Lee Sanders

Music & Nightlife
John Lee Sanders
Perdido Beach Resort Lobby Lounge
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and Emmy nominated composer, John Lee Sanders comes from the deep roots of jazz, blues and roots music through his early years in the Mississippi Delta, Alabama, the Bayous of Louisiana, and the Plains of Texas. John Lee has a 2004 Blues Awar...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018

Lunch and Learn Wednesdays

Community Events
Lunch and Learn Wednesdays
Agape Juices
7369 Alamo Circle Suite C
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-979-6201

Come have lunch with us and learn about a different healthy topic each week. Receive 20% off your lunch when you attend the class. We will cover topics such as: Alkaline/Ionized water, Benefits of Wheatgrass, Juice Cleanses, Manual Therapies, "Why exercise?", and so much mor...

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May 23, 2018 - Dec 26, 2018

Lisa Christian

Music & Nightlife
Lisa Christian
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
25753 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Lisa Christian has spent the past decade playing her clever songs, lush vocal skills, phenomenal guitar talent, and witty stage repartee as a full-time nightclub musician throughout the southeastern United States. Her music is influenced by the soul she grew up listening to ...

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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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