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Explore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. With all of these fun things to do on the Gulf Coast, you can be as busy as you want. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of events and activities at various locations all up and down the beach. Festivals, plays, music, history, sports and nature are just some of the wide variety of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events you can find here year-round. Discover a whole new level of options when you vacation on Alabama's white-sand beaches

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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 01/21/2018 to 02/20/2018

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Featured Event

Jan 27, 2018  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

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2018 Reese
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
1621 Virginia St.
Mobile, AL 36604
1-888-736-2695

The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by mor...

Feb 9, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade

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Mystical Order of Mirams Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Mystical Order of Mirams is a women's organization based in Ora...

Feb 10, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade

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Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, "while overlooking the Marina on Cotton Bayou and watching the sun set on a glorious April evening, a group of men planned what was to become ... Pleasure Island's very first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society."...

Feb 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade
East Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade. This history of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade dates back to 1978 when a group of locals decided Gulf Shores needed a parade. Those locals formed the...

Feb 13, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

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Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6979

The Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederation of groups, large and small, that wanted to parade by the beach. About 10 years ago, the city of Orange Beach stepped in and took over the planning of the parade. It's still open to participation by just a...




January 21
Featured Event

Jan 21, 2018  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Live Music: Sugaroux

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

Chris Bryant hails from Mobile AL and grew up on the Rolling Stones and Mississippi blues. He has the spirit of a squirrel and heart of a gambler. Chris brings an acoustic guitar and raspy voice to accompany flashes of brass slide play. Johnny Mullen is from north Alabama o...

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January 22
Featured Event
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
310 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Men’s Flight A: Tournament will be played Monday, January 22 at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center Gym beginning at 9 a.m. Space for 12 players and waitlist for alternates, registration closes January 19.Men’s Flight B: Tournament will be played Monday, January 22 at ...

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

All ages lunch and learn $20 includes lunch. RSVP online or by phone. Free for spectators (no craft or lunch). Arrive 15 minutes early.

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Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-9325

2018 Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Lecture Series presents: USS Alabama with Rhonda Davis Jan. 22. From her humble beginnings on February 1, 1942 as the keel was laid at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia, Battleship USS ALABAMA (BB-60) has had a remarkabl...

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Jan 15, 2018 - Feb 5, 2018  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction to Oil Painting Class

Arts & Culture Community Events
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2627

Introduction to Oil Painting Class with Joanne Hall on Mondays Jan. 15 - Feb. 5. Call for class details.

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Jan 22, 2018 - May 14, 2018  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Trivia Night at Big Beach

Community Events
Trivia Night at Big Beach
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Geeks Who Drink Trivia is like live pub quiz with music rounds, picture rounds and more. You play in teams, it's free to play, and you get the opportunity to win sweet prizes like gift certificates or Big Beach swag. We'll be hosting every Monday from 7-9 p.m. get here early...

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January 23
Featured Event
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
310 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Women’s tournament will be played Tuesday, January 23 at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center Gym beginning at 9 a.m. Space for 12 players and waitlist for alternates, registration closes January 20. Registration is available at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center front desk, G...

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Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2627

Digital Photography Tips and Tricks for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras with Dorie Parsons. Call for class details and to sign up.

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Orange Beach Welcome Center
Orange Beach Welcome Center
23685 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Join Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism for this free educational series featuring our local artisans. This is an informal, “come and go” showcasing situated in the lobby of the Orange Beach welcome center, that gives people the chance to ask the artisan questi...

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Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-9325

2018 Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Lecture Series presents: It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, No, It’s A Dragonfly! with Kasie Mobley of Gulf State Park on Jan. 23.Come and explore the wonderful world of dragonflies. This amazing insect’s life cycle and i...

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