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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

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


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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

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

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

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

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...

Jan 27, 2018  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

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

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 Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event...

Feb 9, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade

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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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Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161
24281 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. According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, "while...

Feb 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Hwy 59 at Clubhouse Drive and ends at Main Beach Gulf Shores.
Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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 City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as...

Feb 13, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

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

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 Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederat...

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

44th Annual Festival of Art

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44th Annual Festival of Art
Waterfront Park
26389 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

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. Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and arti...

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

2018 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

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4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(850) 348-1498

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 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the largest in-water displ...

Mar 31, 2018  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

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 Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that So...

2018 Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run
Waterway Village in Gulf Shores-Under the Intracoastal Bridge (North & Sout... (more)
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1172

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 Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beauco...

Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9th Annual Bama Coast Cruise

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9th Annual Bama Coast Cruise
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

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 9th Annual Bama Coast Cruise will be held at the Wharf Resort a...

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

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 Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in ...

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

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 Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in ...

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

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 Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in ...

May 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2018 Orange Beach Billfish Classic

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2018 Orange Beach Billfish Classic
The Wharf Marina
4673 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 402-8190

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. Marlin tournament season in the Gulf of Mexico means big fish and b...

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018  11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

The Hangout Music Festival 2018

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The Hangout Music Festival 2018
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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. An annual three-day music festival held at the public beaches of Gu...




October 19
Featured Event

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017  11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Greek Fest 2017

Culinary Outdoor & Festivals
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile
50 S. Ann St
Mobile, AL 
(251) 438-9888

Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing as well as church tours, gifts and children’s activities begins Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 50 S. Ann St., M...

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October 20
Featured Event

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017  11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Greek Fest 2017

Culinary Outdoor & Festivals
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile
50 S. Ann St
Mobile, AL 
(251) 438-9888

Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing as well as church tours, gifts and children’s activities begins Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 50 S. Ann St., M...

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October 21
Featured Event

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017  11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Greek Fest 2017

Culinary Outdoor & Festivals
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile
50 S. Ann St
Mobile, AL 
(251) 438-9888

Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing as well as church tours, gifts and children’s activities begins Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 50 S. Ann St., M...

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October 22
Featured Event

Oct 22, 2017  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boo at the Zoo 2017

Community Events
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-5732

Boo at the Zoo returns this weekend! Have your little ones don their favorite costumes for a fun time at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: Boo at the Zoo. Be wacky and kooky because this celebration is not so spooky.  Bring your costumed little ones to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo o...

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October 28
Featured Event

Oct 28, 2017  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

34th Annual Renaissance Festival Gatalop 34

Outdoor & Festivals History Events
Fort Gaines Historic Site
51 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-6992

Hosted by the Society of Creative Anachronism, the Barony of Osprey will present life in the middle ages. You will see knight in armor as they storm the castle, view melee's and sieges. Visit with lords, ladies, artist and medieval merchants. Watch our resident blacksmith de...

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November 03
Featured Event

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Alabama Pecan Festival

Outdoor & Festivals
Tillman's Corner Community Center
5055 Carol Plantation Rd.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 401-5555

Did someone say pecans? That’s right, we did!  Spend your first full weekend of November at the annual Alabama Pecan Festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center.  This family-oriented festival features carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food, face paint...

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November 04
Featured Event

Nov 4, 2017  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Harvest ? A Festival of Gifts

Community Events
The Harvest ? A Festival of Gifts
1900 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-4328

On Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Gulf Shores United Methodist Church Mother’s Day Out and Preschool will host its 9th annual fundraiser, “The Harvest—A Festival of Gifts” at its south campus in Winn-Dixie parking lot behind Zaxby’s. Prof...

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Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Alabama Pecan Festival

Outdoor & Festivals
Tillman's Corner Community Center
5055 Carol Plantation Rd.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 401-5555

Did someone say pecans? That’s right, we did!  Spend your first full weekend of November at the annual Alabama Pecan Festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center.  This family-oriented festival features carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food, face paint...

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November 05
Featured Event

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Alabama Pecan Festival

Outdoor & Festivals
Tillman's Corner Community Center
5055 Carol Plantation Rd.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 401-5555

Did someone say pecans? That’s right, we did!  Spend your first full weekend of November at the annual Alabama Pecan Festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center.  This family-oriented festival features carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food, face paint...

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November 10
Featured Event

Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

Culinary
2017 World Food Championships
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...

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