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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 11/17/2018 to 12/17/2018

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34th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters

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(850) 492-7664

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 8 - 18, 2018 across multiple venues at different times. To be sure you don't miss one of your favorites, please be sure to research venues and times at the FBISF website. Festival attendees enjoy an up close and ...

2018 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon and 5K Run
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 460-9927

Join us for the 11th Annual Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon, 5k and One Mile run!Shed your turkey with us at the beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family to enjoy the weekend on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. From a one mile fun run to a 5k run to a hal...

33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
LuLu's to Cobalt

(251) 968-6091

The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's 33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, December 8. The Coastal Alabama Chamber of Commerce lighted boat parade takes off at about 5 p.m. from LuLu’s at Homeport Marina and finishes at Flora-Bama. Mor...




November 17
Featured Event
55th Annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

Hundreds of colorful, four-foot-long cascades of chrysanthemums are displayed on bridges and balconies and in baskets and containers throughout the gardens. Guests may view thousands of mums in the flower beds in the fall colors of yellow, red, bronze, lavender and white.Bel...

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The 51st Annual Trim a Tree Holiday Arts & Crafts
Tanger Outlet Center
2601 S. McKenzie Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-4381

The Foley Art Center kicks off the 51th Annual Trim-A-Tree, its annual six week holiday fine arts and crafts event, on Friday, Nov. 9 at its location in Suite 182 in the Tanger Outlet, Foley. The event continues through December 23 from Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sun 11 ...

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November 18
Featured Event
Holidays at the Fort Tour and Gift Shop Open House
Fort Morgan
110 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7127

A "Holidays at the Fort" tour will be given at 1 p.m., with a small arms demonstration. Special holiday decorations and gifts will be on sale at the gift shop. Refreshments will be served in the gift shop from 2-4 p.m.

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Live Music: Damien Joe Lamb & Jim St. James
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival-Spanning several genres – folk, rock, blues and country, Damien Joe Lamb has been performing on the Gulf Coast since 1998. With music roots dating back to the 1960’s Greenwich Village folk scene, his songs of life and...

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Live Music: Johnny Day, Will Rambeaux, & Christina Taylor
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival-Johnny Day’s lighthearted playfulness is coupled with a laser focus that drives him to his true passion for country music. This twenty-three year old, true-blue country artist has been known to work for twelve hours in the...

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55th Annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

Hundreds of colorful, four-foot-long cascades of chrysanthemums are displayed on bridges and balconies and in baskets and containers throughout the gardens. Guests may view thousands of mums in the flower beds in the fall colors of yellow, red, bronze, lavender and white.Bel...

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Nov 18, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018

Horse & Carriage Rides

Community Events Holiday Events
Horse & Carriage Rides
Main Street
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Are you “saddled up” for the holidays yet? If not, then mosey on over to The Wharf and spend an evening under the moon in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage. Trot along through streets and gaze at the lights and decorations with your loved ones. You’ll want to ...

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Nov 16, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

Photos with Santa

Community Events Holiday Events
Photos with Santa
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Port
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Ho Ho Holiday photo time in Santa’s Village at The Wharf. Sit with jolly Claus and capture the moment forever! He has checked his list, twice actually, so make sure you are on your best behavior when you snap a frame-worthy picture. Join us at The Port from Nov.16-Dec.2...

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The 51st Annual Trim a Tree Holiday Arts & Crafts
Tanger Outlet Center
2601 S. McKenzie Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-4381

The Foley Art Center kicks off the 51th Annual Trim-A-Tree, its annual six week holiday fine arts and crafts event, on Friday, Nov. 9 at its location in Suite 182 in the Tanger Outlet, Foley. The event continues through December 23 from Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sun 11 ...

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Nov 16, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019

Ice Skating Rink

Community Events Holiday Events
Ice Skating Rink
The Wharf in Orange Beach
Front parking lot next to Sand Dollar and the Fire Station
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season. Share this unique experience with family and friends. Plan a date night! Whatever the occasion, coast on blades with us along the coast. Nov. 16 - Jan. 13, Regular hours: Monday-Sunda...

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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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