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Explore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. You can be as busy as you want. With the plethora of events and activities offered, there’s something for everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart. 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. 

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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

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

45th Annual Art in the Park

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John B. Foley Park (corner of AL Hwy 59 and US Hwy 98)

Foley, AL 
(251) 943-4381

Join us at Art in the Park, a competitive juried fine arts show featuring artists from across the Southeast. This event is held each spring on the lawn of the John B. Foley Park in downtown Foley and has grown to attract thousands of attendees. Over 100 artists showcase thei...

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Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Summertide Theatre presents: Smoke on the Mountain

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George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-6721

The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre, SummerTide, will bust out the banjos this summer during its 14th season. Returning after last year’s successful trip to the past, the cast of SummerTide will present Smoke on the Mountain, a 1930’s music...

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April 28
Featured Event

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Velveteen Rabbit

Arts & Culture
South Baldwin Community Theatre
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-6721

This enchanting version of the classic children’s story will touch your heart. Unbeknownst to Andrew’s grumpy nursemaid, there is a life to the playthings on the floor and in the toy cabinet when the lights go out in the nursery. Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Ho...

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April 29
Featured Event

Apr 29, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Annual St. Francis Arts & Crafts Festival

Arts & Culture
St. Francis Episcopal Church
401 Key Street
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Featuring over 50 local and regional artists, the Annual St. Francis Arts & Crafts Festival is a must see and you’ll have an opportunity to do just that on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to all the artwork and crafts for sale, you’ll a...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Velveteen Rabbit

Arts & Culture
South Baldwin Community Theatre
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-6721

This enchanting version of the classic children’s story will touch your heart. Unbeknownst to Andrew’s grumpy nursemaid, there is a life to the playthings on the floor and in the toy cabinet when the lights go out in the nursery. Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Ho...

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April 30
Featured Event

Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Velveteen Rabbit

Arts & Culture
South Baldwin Community Theatre
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-6721

This enchanting version of the classic children’s story will touch your heart. Unbeknownst to Andrew’s grumpy nursemaid, there is a life to the playthings on the floor and in the toy cabinet when the lights go out in the nursery. Timothy Lion, Train Engine, Skin Ho...

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May 02
Featured Event

Apr 4, 2017 - May 2, 2017  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Eco Art

Arts & Culture
Gulf State Park Lake Shelby
Gulf State Park Lake Shelby
21101 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Participate in a craft that incorporates a natural aspect. There will be a different activity every week.

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May 13
Featured Event

May 13, 2017  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Pictures at an Exhibition

Arts & Culture
Pictures at an Exhibition
Mobile Seanger Theatre
6 South Joachim St.
Mobile, AL 36602
251-432-2010

A truly glorious ending to our season: Mussorgsky's dazzling Pictures at an Exhibition and Dvorak's beloved Cello Concerto.Scott Speck, conductorInbal Segev, cello Bates: MothershipDvorak: Cello ConcertoMussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel) 

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May 14
Featured Event

May 14, 2017  2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pictures at an Exhibition

Arts & Culture
Pictures at an Exhibition
Mobile Saenger Theatre
6 South Joachim St.
Mobile, AL 36602
251-432-2010

A truly glorious ending to our season: Mussorgsky's dazzling Pictures at an Exhibition and Dvorak's beloved Cello Concerto. Scott Speck, conductor Inbal Segev, cello   Bates: Mothership Dvorak: Cello Concerto Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel)

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May 29
Featured Event

May 29, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017  8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Summer Camps at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Arts & Culture
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater
65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
(251) 208-6818

This summer take a week-long vacation at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. We have inspired learning outside of the classroom for more than 15 summers! Our Summer Camps are designed so that each child will have a unique opportunity to have fun while uncovering science...

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May 30
Featured Event

May 29, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017  8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Summer Camps at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Arts & Culture
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater
65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
(251) 208-6818

This summer take a week-long vacation at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. We have inspired learning outside of the classroom for more than 15 summers! Our Summer Camps are designed so that each child will have a unique opportunity to have fun while uncovering science...

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May 31
Featured Event

May 29, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017  8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Summer Camps at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Arts & Culture
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater
65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
(251) 208-6818

This summer take a week-long vacation at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. We have inspired learning outside of the classroom for more than 15 summers! Our Summer Camps are designed so that each child will have a unique opportunity to have fun while uncovering science...

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