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 09/21/2018 to 10/21/2018

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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 21
Featured Event

Sep 21, 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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Red or White at The Wharf
4851 Wharf Pkwy., Ste. D-128
Orange Beach, AL 36561

All the way from the foothills of the Andes Mountains, Santiago Gouguenheim will co-host with Winston McQuitery for this very special tasting! A special Malbec sparking wine and other wines from the Gouguenheim Winery plus our mini antipasto plate will be featured for $15 pe...

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Sirens of the Sea Football Tailgating Drawdown
Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf
4671 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Sirens of the Sea, a local women’s Mardi Gras Krewe, are making great strides in the preparation of their upcoming fall fundraiser, the 2nd Annual Football Tailgating Drawdown. Last year’s football tailgating theme was so well received that they are bringing it bac...

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Sep 21, 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 ...

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Live music with Kevin and Johnathan
One Club
Bar 45
4000 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Join us at Bar 45 for live music with Kevin and Johnathan .

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2018 Battle at the Beach Junior Tennis Tournament
Orange Beach Tennis Center
4851 Wilson Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 974-6367

The 2018 Battle at the Beach Junior Tennis Tournament is a junior championship for the following levels: Intermediate Boys' & Girls' Singles: 78' Yellow Ball 12-18 (FICQ) Orange Level 2 Boys' & Girls' 10 and Under Singles: 60' Orange Ball 10 (FICQ) Orange Level 1 Boy...

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Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

2018 Alabama State Tri-Level Championships

2018 Alabama State Tri-Level Championships
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
20 Peninsula Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 974-2468

Don't miss Tri Level Championship action as USTA Alabama Tennis comes to the beach. Book your rooms, pack your bags and head to the beach for tennis excitement.

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Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

The Miracle Worker

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

Helen Keller is a bright, strong, energetic child -- but left both blind and deaf in the wake of an illness as a baby.  Her heartbroken mother Kate is Helen’s best protector,  while her half-brother James wants to send Helen to an institution, and her father Arthur Kell...

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Jun 22, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018

Karaoke with Kelly

Music & Nightlife
Karaoke with Kelly
Island Time Daiquiris
4830 Wharf Parkway Ste. G101A
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Karaoke with Kelly every Friday night. Admission is free. Must be 21 to enter.

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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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