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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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Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

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The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Join us for the fourth annual The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary Event at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. This event will raise funds f...

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Sep 16, 2017  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

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The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Join us for the fourth annual The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary Event at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. This event will raise funds f...

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Oct 7, 2017  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

6th Annual Festival of Flavor 2017

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Historic Downtown Foley
112 East Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL 36535
(877) 461-3712

The 6th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities is set to take place Saturday, October 7 in the streets of Historic Downtown Foley. Presented by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, The Alabama Festival of Flavor showcases the many flavors of loca...

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Oct 12, 2017  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

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Oct 13, 2017  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

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Oct 14, 2017  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

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Oct 15, 2017  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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46th 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 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 12-15 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national,...

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Oct 28, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is...

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10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

Held annually on the white sands of the Alabama coastline in the heart of the Gulf Coast, the first weekend of November, this year's Oyster Cook-off will bring together celebrity chefs from across the U.S. as well as a long list of well-known Gulf Coast restaurateurs. This e...

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10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

Held annually on the white sands of the Alabama coastline in the heart of the Gulf Coast, the first weekend of November, this year's Oyster Cook-off will bring together celebrity chefs from across the U.S. as well as a long list of well-known Gulf Coast restaurateurs. This e...

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Nov 5, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

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

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of $300,000. The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event integration and activations...

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May 26
Featured Event

May 26, 2017  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Perdido Queen Dinner Cruise

Culinary
Perdido Queen Dinner Cruise
Hudson Marina
Hudson Marina
4575 S. Wilson Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-4127

Set sail with the sunset on our beautiful paddlewheel boat, Perdido Queen. Enjoy beautiful views of the bay as the sun goes down while listening to a live band. A delicious gourmet style buffet and cash bar for your dining pleasure.

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May 26, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pirates and Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates and Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-
(251) 948-3030

Arrrrrr, Matey! Enjoy all ye can eat breakfast including, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes, bacon, and biscuits and gravy! Bring ye parents, fill ye bellies, pillage our treasure, and join the royal court with pirates and princesses, here at The Hangout!

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May 27
Featured Event

May 26, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pirates and Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates and Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-
(251) 948-3030

Arrrrrr, Matey! Enjoy all ye can eat breakfast including, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes, bacon, and biscuits and gravy! Bring ye parents, fill ye bellies, pillage our treasure, and join the royal court with pirates and princesses, here at The Hangout!

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May 28
Featured Event

May 28, 2017  5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Music & Mudbugs featuring Drake White

Culinary
Music & Mudbugs featuring Drake White
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251.224.1020

Crawfish and country music?  Memorial Sunday at The Wharf Amphitheater has never sounded or tasted more southern!  Toss on some shades along with those dancing shoes, grab your friends and family and head over to feast like a true native of the South!  The crew from Mudbug M...

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May 26, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pirates and Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates and Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-
(251) 948-3030

Arrrrrr, Matey! Enjoy all ye can eat breakfast including, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes, bacon, and biscuits and gravy! Bring ye parents, fill ye bellies, pillage our treasure, and join the royal court with pirates and princesses, here at The Hangout!

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May 29
Featured Event

May 26, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pirates and Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates and Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-
(251) 948-3030

Arrrrrr, Matey! Enjoy all ye can eat breakfast including, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes, bacon, and biscuits and gravy! Bring ye parents, fill ye bellies, pillage our treasure, and join the royal court with pirates and princesses, here at The Hangout!

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May 30
Featured Event

May 26, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pirates and Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates and Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-
(251) 948-3030

Arrrrrr, Matey! Enjoy all ye can eat breakfast including, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes, bacon, and biscuits and gravy! Bring ye parents, fill ye bellies, pillage our treasure, and join the royal court with pirates and princesses, here at The Hangout!

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May 31
Featured Event

May 31, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

May Tapas Wine Pairing

Culinary
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar
225 E. 16th Ave.
Bon Secour, AL 36542
(251) 967-4773

Menu Fried deviled egg paired with Four Bears Chardonnay, Central Coast Marinated ribeye cap with Alabama fresh sweet corn paired with Four Bears Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles Mississippi mud cake bar paired with Sean Minor “Nicole Marie” Red Blend, Napa

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May 26, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pirates and Princesses Breakfast

Culinary
Pirates and Princesses Breakfast
The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-
(251) 948-3030

Arrrrrr, Matey! Enjoy all ye can eat breakfast including, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes, bacon, and biscuits and gravy! Bring ye parents, fill ye bellies, pillage our treasure, and join the royal court with pirates and princesses, here at The Hangout!

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June 01
Featured Event
Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina
Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina
27075 Marina Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-7305

For the fourth consecutive year, Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina announces it will host the Southern Grace dinner series featuring award-winning and celebrity chefs from across the South. Fresh off his nomination for a James Beard Award, Fisher’s Executive Chef Bil...

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