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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. 

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.

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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

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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April 28
Featured Event

Apr 28, 2017  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Music and a Movie Zootopia

Community Events
Foley Heritage Park
101 E Laurel Ave.
Foley, AL 
(251) 943-1200

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. De...

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Apr 28, 2017  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Benefit Show for the Gulf Shores High School Band

Community Events
Gulf Shores United Methodist
Gulf Shores United Methodist South Campus Auditorium
1900 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 978-2462

Benefit Show for the Gulf Shores High School Band will be a fun show for the entire family, featuring Cody Johnson, Don Stafford, Caitlin Sommerville, Maura Hawkins and the GSUMC youth choir. Tickets are available at Ribs & Reds Restaurant, Gulf Shores UMC office, Gulf S...

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Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Brandon Styles Impressions and Magic Show at Live Bait

Community Events Music & Nightlife
Brandon Styles Impressions and Magic Show at Live Bait
Live Bait Food & Spirits
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Coastal Alabama is magical, and to prove it we've put together a fun-filled evening of illusions and singing for you! Direct from Las Vegas, Brandon Styles delivers a heart stopping, foot stomping mix of impressions, comedy, dance, grand illusions, ventriloquism and award wi...

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Apr 28, 2017 - May 5, 2017  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Geocaching 101

Community Events
22120 Campground rd

Gulf Shore, AL 36542

Geocaching is a world-wide treasure hunt that combines a little bit of technology with exploring the great outdoors. Come to the Education Building along with a handheld GPS or Smartphone and learn about this great past-time that will take you to beautiful places that you ot...

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April 29
Featured Event

Apr 29, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Poker Paddle

Community Events
Delta Safaris
Delta Safaris
30841 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
251-259-8531

This family fun event is a water based scavenger hunt. Follow the map to designated points and collect sealed envelopes. Collect as many envelopes as possible in the designated time and return to the launch before the buzzer sounds. All envelopes will be collected and opened...

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Apr 29, 2017  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kid's Fishing Jubilee at Gulf State Park

Community Events Fishing
Kid
Gulf State Park Campground
22050 Campground Rd
251-948-7275 ext. 2128

Join us Saturday, April 29 in the Gulf State Park Campground for our annual Fishing Jubilee. This is a FREE event. Ages 15 and under.

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St Benedict's School
12786 Illinois St.
Elberta, AL 

Gulf Chrysler Dodge Jeep has once again partnered with St. Benedict Catholic School for its 44th annualGerman Festival to be held on the school’s campus in Elberta. St. Benedict Catholic School is a fully accredited inter-parochial Catholic elementary school that was fo...

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Oct 8, 2016 - Apr 29, 2017  7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride

Community Events
Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride
Infinity Bicycles
Infinity Bicycles
4575 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 974-1727

On Saturday mornings riders can join in the fun for a 24-35 mile group ride in and around Orange Beach. This ride usually averages 17 mph. Check our shop calendar or Facebook page for time changes or canceled rides.All you need is:•    The willingness to get out and rid...

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April 30
Featured Event

Apr 30, 2017  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Waterville USA Family Fun Day

Community Events
Waterville USA
Waterville USA
906 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-2930

The annual Relay For Life Family Fun Day event will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Waterville USA with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Waterville USA is located on Ala. Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores. Stacy Odom and Frances War...

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May 02
Featured Event

May 2, 2017 - May 3, 2017  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2017 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

Community Events
National Museum of Naval Aviation
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508

The world-famous Blue Angels are based at NAS Pensacola, and can be seen practicing over the Museum at NAS Pensacola most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. Central Time, and last about 55 minutes. Admission to prac...

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