Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Calendar of Events

Find fun Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events here

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

Search by category to look for a certain type of event, choose a date range from our drop down menu, or use the calendar to see all the events scheduled for when you visit. Click on any event to learn more about time, location and other details.

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Annual Events

Mark your calendar for these annual events during your beach vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.


Featured Events
Featured Event

Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 17, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2017 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf

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2017 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf
4673 Wharf Parkway
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1900

So, what makes this such a special event? Here's your answer... The over-the-top weigh-in experience appropriately billed as "the greatest show in sportfishing." Unlike any other tournament, you and your team are the stars of the show, and will experience the kind of V.I.P. ...

Sep 9, 2017  5:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2017 Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon

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2017 Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(615) 460-9927

Sign up today for the Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon.  The triathlon begins early Saturday morning with a 1.5k swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a 40k bike ride through the state park and finishes with a 10k scenic run. The "Tri-it-on" Triathlon begins with a 300 yard sw...

Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

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The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Join us for the fourth annual The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary Event at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. This event will raise funds f...

Sep 16, 2017  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

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The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Join us for the fourth annual The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary Event at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. This event will raise funds f...

Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The 14th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

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450 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532

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 birders and those new to birding, BirdFest...

Oct 7, 2017  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

6th Annual Festival of Flavor 2017

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Historic Downtown Foley
112 East Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL 36535
(877) 461-3712

The 6th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities is set to take place Saturday, October 7 in the streets of Historic Downtown Foley. Presented by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, The Alabama Festival of Flavor showcases the many flavors of loca...

Oct 12, 2017  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

Oct 13, 2017  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

Oct 14, 2017  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

Oct 15, 2017  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

Oct 28, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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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

Held annually on the white sands of the Alabama coastline in the heart of the Gulf Coast, the first weekend of November, this year's Oyster Cook-off will bring together celebrity chefs from across the U.S. as well as a long list of well-known Gulf Coast restaurateurs. This e...

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

Held annually on the white sands of the Alabama coastline in the heart of the Gulf Coast, the first weekend of November, this year's Oyster Cook-off will bring together celebrity chefs from across the U.S. as well as a long list of well-known Gulf Coast restaurateurs. This e...

Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

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

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of $300,000. The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event integration and activations...

Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

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33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters
9465 S. Loop Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-7664

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 9-19, 2017 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 pe...




September 08
Featured Event

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017  6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Bulls on the Beach Professional Live Bull Riding

Outdoor & Festivals
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Bring the family to the Flora-Bama September 9-10 for the 4th Annual Bulls on the Beach. Two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Friday and Saturday night’s high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. A portion ...

September 09
Featured Event

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017  6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Bulls on the Beach Professional Live Bull Riding

Outdoor & Festivals
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Bring the family to the Flora-Bama September 9-10 for the 4th Annual Bulls on the Beach. Two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Friday and Saturday night’s high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. A portion ...

September 30
Featured Event

Sep 30, 2017  12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Shindig on the Sand

Outdoor & Festivals
Shindig on the Sand
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Featuring 70 musical acts and over 200 musicians the festivities kick off at noon daily. The Flora-Bama Yacht Club will be offering flip-flop fine dining and the Ole River Bar will be serving up scrumptious crawfish and ice-cold craft draft on its spacious "Sunset Deck"; bot...

November 24
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
2519732217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

November 25
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
2519732217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

November 26
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
2519732217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

November 27
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
2519732217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

November 28
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
2519732217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

November 29
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
2519732217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

November 30
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
2519732217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

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