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

The annual Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (French for a lot) of fun! Sink your teeth into hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South....

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...

Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival

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

*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.* We’re excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 5th annual The Wharf Unc...




December 04
Featured Event
Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert
Gulf Shores Cultural Center
19470 Oak Rd. W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

On Tuesday, December 4, the City of Gulf Shores will open its doors to host the Baldwin Pops for a traditional Christmas Concert. The Baldwin Pops is an organization of volunteer musicians whose mission is to share music in a concert band format free of charge to the citizen...

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December 07
Featured Event

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts & Culture
A Charlie Brown Christmas
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.Presented by special arrangement with Tams-WitmarkDecemb...

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December 08
Featured Event

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts & Culture
A Charlie Brown Christmas
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.Presented by special arrangement with Tams-WitmarkDecemb...

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December 09
Featured Event
The Coastal Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
Erie Meyer Civic Center
1930 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Join us as we enjoy Coastal Ballet's 2018 Nutcracker! Become enchanted with Clara as we watch her frolic through her parent's Christmas party. Meet the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer. Be amazed as we enter her dream of the Nutcracker and watch as she dances her way to mee...

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Dec 9, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts & Culture
A Charlie Brown Christmas
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.Presented by special arrangement with Tams-WitmarkDecemb...

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December 14
Featured Event

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts & Culture
A Charlie Brown Christmas
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.Presented by special arrangement with Tams-WitmarkDecemb...

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December 15
Featured Event

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts & Culture
A Charlie Brown Christmas
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.Presented by special arrangement with Tams-WitmarkDecemb...

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December 16
Featured Event

Dec 9, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts & Culture
A Charlie Brown Christmas
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.Presented by special arrangement with Tams-WitmarkDecemb...

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January 04
Featured Event

Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 12, 2019

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arts & Culture
Arsenic and Old Lace
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Story revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. Two spinster ladies who murder lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of laced wine, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and dig...

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January 05
Featured Event

Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 12, 2019

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arts & Culture
Arsenic and Old Lace
South Baldwin Community Theatre
2022 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Story revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. Two spinster ladies who murder lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of laced wine, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and dig...

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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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