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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Art & Culture Events

Dive in to the Gulf Coast’s art community with glass-blowing demonstrations, paint-your-own-art parties, theatre productions, musicals and more. Experience a whole new state of creativity when you vacation on Alabama’s white-sand beaches.


Featured Events
Featured Event

Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

45th Annual Festival of Art

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45th Annual Festival of Art
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
26389 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and artists from visual arts and fi...

2019 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) 968-1174

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, Apri...

May 31, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019

Summertide Theatre presents: Forever Plaid

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Summertide Theatre presents: Forever Plaid
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-6721

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who loved to sing. They all met in high school when they joined the audiovisual club (1956). Discovering they shared an affection for music and entertaining, they got together and dreamed of becoming l...




September 23
Featured Event

Sep 16, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

The Miracle Worker

Arts & Culture
The Miracle Worker
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Helen Keller is a bright, strong, energetic child -- but left both blind and deaf in the wake of an illness as a baby.  Her heartbroken mother Kate is Helen’s best protector,  while her half-brother James wants to send Helen to an institution, and her father Arthur Kell...

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September 29
Featured Event
Mobile Mystery Dinners presents Who Shot JR?
Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 408-9950

JOHN ROSS KREWD  AKA  JR - Former Mobile Police cop, now works as a prison guard and on weekends, he is a security guard. Just how many enemies has he made through the years with that violent disposition of his?It seems that JR has released his anger one last time, but to wh...

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Sep 29, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

30th Annual Jubilee Festival or Arts

Arts & Culture
30th Annual Jubilee Festival or Arts
Olde Towne Daphne
1700 Main St.
Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 928-6387

The 30th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts in Daphne, AL is set to attract thousands to the oak-lined Main Street on September 29 and 30. Art, music and seafood meet southern charm at this annual festival set along the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. The Eastern Shore Chamber of ...

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September 30
Featured Event

Sep 29, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

30th Annual Jubilee Festival or Arts

Arts & Culture
30th Annual Jubilee Festival or Arts
Olde Towne Daphne
1700 Main St.
Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 928-6387

The 30th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts in Daphne, AL is set to attract thousands to the oak-lined Main Street on September 29 and 30. Art, music and seafood meet southern charm at this annual festival set along the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. The Eastern Shore Chamber of ...

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October 06
Featured Event

Oct 6, 2018

GCAA Art Market

Arts & Culture
GCAA Art Market
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
Waterway Village
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
225 E. 24th Ave.

The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market features original arts and crafts created by local and regional artists.  Visitors can expect to see paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. In addition, the artists will feature pottery, photography, jewelry, wo...

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October 11
Featured Event
"Once on This Island" at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

Enjoy an outdoor performance of "Once on This Island," a fairytale musical, on the great lawn at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. The show is presented by The PACT, a new performing arts organization in Mobile. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, Friday...

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October 12
Featured Event
"Once on This Island" at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

Enjoy an outdoor performance of "Once on This Island," a fairytale musical, on the great lawn at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. The show is presented by The PACT, a new performing arts organization in Mobile. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, Friday...

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October 13
Featured Event
"Once on This Island" at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

Enjoy an outdoor performance of "Once on This Island," a fairytale musical, on the great lawn at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. The show is presented by The PACT, a new performing arts organization in Mobile. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, Friday...

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October 18
Featured Event
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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October 19
Featured Event

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

The Crucible

Arts & Culture
The Crucible
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

This story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depict...

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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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