Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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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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Orange Beach and Gulf Shores’ community activities are as varied as the guests who spend their vacations with us. Depending on the season, enjoy parades, light shows, dance lessons and more.


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May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

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

The Hangout Music Fest is known for sugar white beaches, starry nights and red hot music. The award-winning festival takes place in Gulf Shores, Alabama just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports. Hangout is as much a vacation as it is a concert event....

The City of Gulf Shores Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier
20800 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1174

 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 will celebrate the Fourth of July with a s...

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

47th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7200

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 11 - 14 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of nation...

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...

27th Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-1524

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2019 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 26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival features a full day o...

Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

45th Annual Festival of Art

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45th Annual Festival of Art
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...

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 2019 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 semi-annual return to that S...

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...




April 20
Featured Event
Lions on the Links Golf Tournament
Glenlakes Golf Club
9530 Clubhouse Drive
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-2221

The Lions on the Links Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 20 at Glen Lakes Golf Club. The tournament will benefit Foley High School’s educational programs. The entry fee for this three-person scramble is $85 per player and includes range balls, participation ...

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C Spire Concert Series presents: Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour with special guests Kane Brown, Morgan Evans & Dee Jay Silver
The Wharf Amphitheater
23325 Amphitheater Drive
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

Following his induction into the Grand Ole Opry and the release of his acclaimed seventh album, Losing Sleep, 2017 has undoubtedly been a career-defining year for Chris Young. 2018 is teeing up to be another banner year for the 32-year old neo-traditionalist with the “C...

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Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018

Cirque Italia at The Grounds Mobile

Community Events
The Grounds Mobile
1035 N Cody Road
Mobile, AL 36608
(941) 704-8572

Cirque Italia has grown to the point where the next logical step can only be to expand operations and double our presence at the national level. In response to our wonderful fans all over the U.S., and with over 90% of shows being sold out, NOW is the perfect time for a subs...

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

All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy! The audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White as the Fairy...

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April 21
Featured Event
Orange Beach Fire Department 25th Anniversary Celebration
Fire Station #1
25855 John Snook Drive
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Fire Chief Justin Pearce and the Orange Beach Fire Department invite the community to come out to Fire Station No. 1 - behind City Hall - from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 to celebrate the department’s 25th anniversary. Refreshments and food, including crawfi...

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Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf
4671 Wharf Pkwy W.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 747-0575

The Lower Alabama Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Alabama (CCA) will hold its 19th annual Lower Alabama CCA Beach Party from 6-10 p.m. on April 21 at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Tickets for the party, presented by American Protection Services, are...

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Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018

Cirque Italia at The Grounds Mobile

Community Events
The Grounds Mobile
1035 N Cody Road
Mobile, AL 36608
(941) 704-8572

Cirque Italia has grown to the point where the next logical step can only be to expand operations and double our presence at the national level. In response to our wonderful fans all over the U.S., and with over 90% of shows being sold out, NOW is the perfect time for a subs...

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

All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy! The audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White as the Fairy...

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Rose Bloom Out at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
251-459-8727

April 21-30: Rose Bloom Out at Bellingrath Gardens and Home (For precise times of the blooms, check "Rose Watch" on bellingrath.org, beginning on April 1.) Tour the award-winning Bellingrath Rose Garden during its first bloom, which features more than 2,000 plants representi...

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April 22
Featured Event
Earth Day Hop Rhizome Give-away
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Every other day of the year we celebrate a lot of other things, but today we celebrate Mother Earth and her abundance that we all get to enjoy every day. To celebrate this special day, we thought it fitting to give away hop rhizomes, so you too, can plant a tree to give back...

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