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

Join us for the fifth 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. Thursday: VIP Kickoff and Chef...

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
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...




April 21
Featured Event
Rodeo site on Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island, AL 36528

The 9th Annual Gumbo Festival, sponsored by the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, April 21 and will be held this year at the rodeo site from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. You know the routine, come hungray and sample your way around the venue as teams compete ...

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

Gorgeous views on Perdido Queen Dinner Cruise! Snap photos as the sky shimmers at sunset as you cruise through Perdido Bay in the evening. Board your spacious river boat at Hudson Marina of Orange Beach in the early evening and enjoy comfortable seating at your table as the ...

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April 23
Featured Event
Czech it Out Pilsner Tapping for German Beer Day
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Join us for our Spring lager tapping in celebration of National Beer Day, the "Czech it Out" Pilsner.

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April 26
Featured Event
Wolf Bay Lodge Foley
20801 Miflin Rd.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 987-5129

It's time for the Wolf Bay Spring Wine Dinner!Please join us at Wolf Bay in Foley Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. for a scrumptious four-course meal, prepared by our award winning executive chef, Ira Gallon. Each course is carefully paired with a delicious wine by Winston McQui...

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May 04
Featured Event
May the 4th Be With You Firkin Tapping
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

There's only one way to ensure that the force will always be with you, and that's to be sure you get one of these tasty pints on May 4 at 6 p.m. We'll be tapping Luke's Shade IPA and the Welcome to Dock Side Blackberry Lemon Berliner Weisse. Don't think you'll make it? Well,...

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May 05
Featured Event

May 5, 2018

Big Beach Big Brew

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Big Beach Big Brew
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Join Big Beach Brewing Company for this year's annual Big Brew Day in partnership with the American Homebrewers Association. We'll be brewing up about three batches of Charlie Papazian's original recipes kicking things off around 11a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Homeboy Brewing fr...

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May 08
Featured Event
Sushi Class at Big Beach Brewing Co.
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

In this two hour, hands-on class, we'll teach you to make perfect sushi rice, how to make all of your favorite sushi sauces from eel sauce to BangBang and more, where to shop, what to buy and how to safely serve raw fish at home with confidence, according to health departmen...

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May 10
Featured Event
Luna
Luna's Eat & Drink
25689 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 948-2337

Join our friends at Luna's Eat and Drink as they pair four of Big Beach Brewing’s beers with some southern favorites, each created with a unique twist. Nashville hot chicken biscuit courtesy of BuzzCatz Coffee & Sweets with Golden Eagle Syrup Butter and house made ...

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May 13
Featured Event
Mother
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Contrary to popular belief, craft beer drinking is not just for men, and in fact, there are findings that report that more and more women are hitting the taps, especially craft beer taps. With that said, let's celebrate the type of woman that can never receive enough praise,...

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May 13, 2018

Mothers Day Brunch

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Mothers Day Brunch
Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
251-981-9811 Extension 103

Haven't made plans yet for Mother's Day? Why not treat your mom to a stay here at Perdido Beach Resort and the best Sunday brunch on the island?  Special guestroom rates are being offered from Friday, May 11th through Tuesday, May 15th.  Enjoy a delicious Mother's Day Brunch...

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