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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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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,...

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,...

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,...

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,...

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...

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

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

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

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...




October 01
Featured Event

Oct 1, 2017  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2nd Annual Oktoberfest

Culinary
2nd Annual Oktoberfest
Luna's Eat & Drink
Cosmo's Courtyard
25753 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-980-5862

The 2nd Annual Luna’s Eat & Drink Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2-6 p.m. at the restaurant’s beautiful complex at 25689 Canal Rd. in Orange Beach. The party will feature German food selections as well as polka music, stein hoisting, games an...

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October 05
Featured Event

Oct 5, 2017  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Vanilla Oatmeal Stout Firkin Tapping

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Vanilla Oatmeal Stout Firkin Tapping
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Our monthly firkin tapping strikes again with another style that truly makes it feel like fall even if it's still 85 degrees outside. This Vanilla Oatmeal Stout is going to be in limited supply, so show up early for this dark, roasty brew. The oatmeal give this one a creamy ...

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October 07
Featured Event

Oct 7, 2017  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The 6th annual Festival of Flavor

Culinary
The 6th annual Festival of Flavor
South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
112 W. Laurel Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
251-943-3291

The 6th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities, will 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 local an...

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October 26
Featured Event

Oct 26, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Boos and Brews Halloween Beer Dinner

Culinary
Ginny Lane Bar and Grill at The Wharf
Ginny Lane Bar and Grill at The Wharf
4851 Wharf Pkwy. Ste. D106
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-6500

Join us for our Halloween Beer Dinner featuring Catawba Brewery on Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m. Costumes are welcomed. The cost is $35 per person. First course Roasted pumpkin bisque with crab, toasted pumpkin seeds and witche’s fingers*White Zombie, White Ale 5.1 ...

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October 28
Featured Event

Oct 28, 2017  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Adult Culinary Classes presents Forget The Fork

Community Events Culinary
Coastal Alabama Community College, Gulf Shores Campus
3301 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 990-0445

Need appetizers for tailgating or parties? You will love these no fork needed appetizers. As a bonus, each recipe is budget-friendly, prepared with five ingredients or less. Come join us with Instructor Dede Trotter as we get the party started for our adult classes.

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Oct 28, 2017  4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Gulf Seafood Gala

Culinary
The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab
102 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Please join us for the inaugural Gulf Seafood Gala™, a celebration of Alabama Gulf seafood and the rich heritage and culture that surrounds it. You'll enjoy tastings of delectable Gulf seafood prepared and presented by local and regional chefs. Coastal heritage and cult...

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October 29
Featured Event

Oct 29, 2017  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sushi Classes at Big Beach

Culinary
Sushi Classes at Big Beach
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
2519482337

In this two hour, hands-on class, we'll teach you to make perfect sushi rice at home, how to make all of those sauces that you love, where to shop, what to buy and how to safely serve raw fish at home, according to health department regulations. This is a ticketed event and...

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November 10
Featured Event

Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

Culinary
2017 World Food Championships
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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November 11
Featured Event

Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

Culinary
2017 World Food Championships
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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November 12
Featured Event

Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

Culinary
2017 World Food Championships
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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