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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.

And don’t forget to sign up for e-Tidings, the monthly Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Newsletter—you can read all about great new things to do on the Gulf Coast, including attractions, activities, travel deals and more.

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Community Events

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.


Featured Events
Featured Event
2018 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) 968-1172

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 Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beauco...




October 22
Featured Event

Oct 22, 2017  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boo at the Zoo 2017

Community Events
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-5732

Boo at the Zoo returns this weekend! Have your little ones don their favorite costumes for a fun time at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: Boo at the Zoo. Be wacky and kooky because this celebration is not so spooky.  Bring your costumed little ones to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo o...

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Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Third Annual Women's Business Alliance Forum

Community Events
Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf
4671 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 660-2725

Join us for our Third Annual WBA Women's Forum! This year's forum will be held in the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Forum features include a Sunday night kickoff reception, dynamic speakers, vendor booths, and breakfast and lunch provided on Monday! Visit our websi...

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Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

OWA's Town of Terror: Flashlight Nights

Community Events
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10113 Foley Beach Exp.
Foley, AL 36535
251-923-2111

Experience fear in a whole new light. As if Coastal Alabama’s newest haunted house couldn’t get any scarier, now you can test your fear with only the glow of a flashlight to guide you through terrifying twists and turns. Finish if you can, survive if they let you. ...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Paint The Wharf Pink

Community Events
Paint The Wharf Pink
23101 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Think pink in October! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Wharf will blush with color to benefit local charities, Pink Heals and Living for a Dream. Our Main Street palms will sparkle in rosy tones and doors will be adorned with floral-hued décor. Snap a photo in...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train

Community Events
2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
13670 Smiley St.
Silverhill, AL 36576
(251) 232-2322

All aboard the 2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train at Wales West, September 29 through October 31. Ride an authentic steam train to the haunted barn maze and kiddie-friendly pumpkin patch, decorate a free pumpkin, enjoy the mini-train ride, hay ride, refreshment...

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Sep 2, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017  11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

SEC and NFL Football Every Saturday and Sunday!

Community Events
SEC and NFL Football Every Saturday and Sunday!

251-948-3030

Every Saturday and Sunday at The Hangout is the premiere place in Gulf Shores to see all your favorite games! With dozens of TVs, custom tailgaiting menu, weekly beers, huge giveaways, and more, there's no reason to watch your team anywhere else!    

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October 23
Featured Event

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Third Annual Women's Business Alliance Forum

Community Events
Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf
4671 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 660-2725

Join us for our Third Annual WBA Women's Forum! This year's forum will be held in the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Forum features include a Sunday night kickoff reception, dynamic speakers, vendor booths, and breakfast and lunch provided on Monday! Visit our websi...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Paint The Wharf Pink

Community Events
Paint The Wharf Pink
23101 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Think pink in October! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Wharf will blush with color to benefit local charities, Pink Heals and Living for a Dream. Our Main Street palms will sparkle in rosy tones and doors will be adorned with floral-hued décor. Snap a photo in...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017  7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Caribe Marina Ghost Cruise

Community Events Nature
Caribe Marina Ghost Cruise
Caribe Marina & Watersports
Caribe Marina & Watersports
28101 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 980-8410

Bring your family and friends for a moonlit cruise around Perdido Bay. Listen to fun and frightful ghost stories and enjoy a guest appearance from some of our resident ghouls. Cruises are 45-minutes long and will leave the Marina each night at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost is $20 p...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train

Community Events
2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
13670 Smiley St.
Silverhill, AL 36576
(251) 232-2322

All aboard the 2017 Pumpkin Patch Express and Scary Night Train at Wales West, September 29 through October 31. Ride an authentic steam train to the haunted barn maze and kiddie-friendly pumpkin patch, decorate a free pumpkin, enjoy the mini-train ride, hay ride, refreshment...

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