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

Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018

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The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

We’re excited to announce that early bird tickets are now on sale for our 5th annual The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival September 13-15! Help us raise funds for a good cause and enjoy great local food and 100+ wine labels while you’re at it.•    Sampl...

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...




July 18
Featured Event

Jun 6, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018

Art al Fresco

Arts & Culture Community Events
Art al Fresco
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8881

Art al Fresco “A hands on lunch and learn for starving artists of all ages”Create different works of art and crafts every Wednesday from 11a.m.-Noon. Arrive 15 minutes early, RSVP required in advance by phone at 251-948-8881 or online at tackyjacks.com, includes lu...

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July 20
Featured Event
Mobile Mystery Dinners presents Murder on the Battleship, The Last Show of the USO
Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
64 S. Water St.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 415-3092

Join us Friday, July 20 at The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in the Grand Bay Room for Mobile Mystery Dinners presents Murder on the Battleship, The Last Show of the USO. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It was a real shock for everyone involved to say the least to see who shows ...

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The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents Cinderella - The Musical
Playhouse in the Park
4851 Museum Dr.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 602-0630

This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents our original musical Cinderella - The Musical.  Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family!Cinderella - The Musical will run from July 20 thr...

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July 21
Featured Event
The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents Cinderella - The Musical
Playhouse in the Park
4851 Museum Dr.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 602-0630

This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents our original musical Cinderella - The Musical.  Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family!Cinderella - The Musical will run from July 20 thr...

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July 22
Featured Event
The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents Cinderella - The Musical
Playhouse in the Park
4851 Museum Dr.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 602-0630

This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents our original musical Cinderella - The Musical.  Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family!Cinderella - The Musical will run from July 20 thr...

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July 25
Featured Event

Jun 6, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018

Art al Fresco

Arts & Culture Community Events
Art al Fresco
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8881

Art al Fresco “A hands on lunch and learn for starving artists of all ages”Create different works of art and crafts every Wednesday from 11a.m.-Noon. Arrive 15 minutes early, RSVP required in advance by phone at 251-948-8881 or online at tackyjacks.com, includes lu...

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July 27
Featured Event
The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents Cinderella - The Musical
Playhouse in the Park
4851 Museum Dr.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 602-0630

This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents our original musical Cinderella - The Musical.  Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family!Cinderella - The Musical will run from July 20 thr...

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July 28
Featured Event
Mobile Mystery Dinners presents Murder on the Battleship, The Last Show of the USO
Central Presbyterian Church
1260 Dauphin St.
Mobile, AL 

Join us Saturday, July 28 at Central Presbyterian Church for Mobile Mystery Dinners presents Murder on the Battleship, The Last Show of the USO. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It was a real shock for everyone involved to say the least to see who shows up for this last extravaganza ...

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The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents Cinderella - The Musical
Playhouse in the Park
4851 Museum Dr.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 602-0630

This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents our original musical Cinderella - The Musical.  Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family!Cinderella - The Musical will run from July 20 thr...

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July 29
Featured Event
The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents Cinderella - The Musical
Playhouse in the Park
4851 Museum Dr.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 602-0630

This summer, The Playhouse-in-the-Park presents our original musical Cinderella - The Musical.  Enchanting special effects bring this beloved fairy tale to life in a colorful, rags-to-riches romp perfect for the whole family!Cinderella - The Musical will run from July 20 thr...

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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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