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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Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018

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The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

We’re excited to announce that early bird tickets are now on sale for our 5th annual The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival September 13-15! Help us raise funds for a good cause and enjoy great local food and 100+ wine labels while you’re at it.•    Sampl...

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...

Nov 7, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

2018 World Food Championships

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2018 World Food Championships
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 297-6886

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 World Food Championships is the largest competition in food spo...

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...

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...




June 23
Featured Event

May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

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Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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June 24
Featured Event

May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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June 25
Featured Event

May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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June 26
Featured Event

May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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June 27
Featured Event
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar
225 E. 16th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-4773

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar, Wine Pairing, Wednesday, May 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Cost is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. We hope you can join us. Reservations are required. Call 251-967-4773.MenuPaella - Mussels, shrimp, chicken and chorizo Paired wi...

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May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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June 28
Featured Event

May 17, 2018 - Aug 2, 2018

The 2018 Southern Grace Summer Lineup

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The 2018 Southern Grace Summer Lineup
Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina
27075 Marina Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-7305

Now in its fifth installment, the highly anticipated summer culinary series has managed to become even more star-studded. Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina announces it will host the Southern Grace dinner series featuring award-winning and celebrity chefs from across the ...

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May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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June 29
Featured Event
Oyster Bake Friday with Jimmy Lee Hannaford
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8881

Join us every Friday this summer and enjoy a waterfront outdoor oyster bake with live music, corn hole, sand pile, fun and games for the whole gang! Delicious oysters grilled to perfection right in front of you on our waterfront patio. Don't forget our fantastic drink specia...

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May 24, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Pirates & Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates & Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

It's happening again! Eat breakfast with pirates every morning at The Hangout. Come dressed as a pirate or princess and enjoy a musical pirate production.There will be games and a treasure hunt where you can win prizes!   Three breakfast shows each day at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m...

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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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