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 10/17/2018 to 11/16/2018

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is...

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

Craft Beer Festival will be held Friday, November 2 from 6 -11 p.m.Enjoy tastings of dozens of craft beers and live music. The all-inclusive ticket includes samples from all of our craft brewers and live entertainment all night long. Admission is included with VIP tickets. T...

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 ...

Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

2018 World Food Championships

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2018 World Food Championships
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 297-6886

Want to take a bite out of the World Food Championships?! Trying to figure out what Food Sport really is? Join us for the biggest event in the industry as we surround the MAIN EVENT with countless fun foodie activities! While more than 1500 chefs and home cooks battle it out...




October 17
Featured Event

Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

Who Haunts the Fort Night Tour

History Events
Who Haunts the Fort Night Tour
Fort Morgan
110 State Hwy. 180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Join us October 17 and 20 from 6-7 p.m. for "Who Haunts the Fort" : A guided tour by a historical interpreter of the known deaths and burials at Mobile point from 1813-1910. Bring your own flashlights. Known Deaths and Burials at Mobile Point Event Fee $12 per person. Limite...

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2018 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
13670 Smiley St.
Silverhill, AL 36576
(251) 232-2322

All aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train at Wales West! September 28 through October 31, ride an authentic steam train to our haunted barn and enjoy the maze and kid-friendly pumpkin patch. Decorate your pumpkin to take home, and enjoy the mini-train ride, ...

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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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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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October 18
Featured Event

Oct 18, 2018

Girls Night Out

Community Events
Girls Night Out
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36535
(251) 224-1000

Good friends take care of you. GREAT friends take ya shopping! Get the gals together for a much-needed girl’s night at The Wharf complete with exclusive deals, food, beverages, and prizes aplenty. We are pleased to give you an excuse to indulge in a little retail therap...

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Inaugural Arts Afire Fall Festival
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-2787

The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach located at 26389 Canal Rd., will host its inaugural ArtsAfire Fall Festival on Oct. 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Festivities include hot piano music in the gallery by Steve Wilkerson, fiery hot glass demos in The Hot Shop, Clay Studio pot...

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Masquerade Wine Dinner hosted by Alabama Crown
Gilbey’s Seafood & Steak
25775 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-2988

MASQUERADE WINE PAIRINGS DINNER Hosted by Alabama Crown on October 18 at 6 p.m.$50 per person and reservations are required. Costumes are encouraged!First CourseBloody Scallops-Pan seared scallops served over pumpkin seed pesto and topped with a blood orange glazeServed with...

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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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