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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. 

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2017 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) 968-1172

The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun in Gulf Shores. Locals and visitors are invited to sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around t...

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May 13, 2017  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Orange Beach Wine Festival

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Orange Beach Wine Festival
Caribe Resort
Caribe The Resort

251-980-9039

The Orange Beach Wine Fest is one of the most cherished tickets on the island. The festival showcases over 120 wines, three live music acts, food from distinguished local restaurants, boat tours of the bay, custom wine glass, custom wine bag, and even craft beer for the un-w...

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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 (Orange Avenue from Hwy. 59 to Alston Street, Alsto... (more)
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 1 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 - Oct 15, 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) 968-6091

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event 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, regional and local...

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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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Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017  6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout

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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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April 07
Featured Event
Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-9811

We will be hosting the Totally Tuscany Wine Dinner featuring Grassroots Wine. This four course dinner and wine pairings will be offered with cocktails being served at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Click here for reservations. 

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April 16
Featured Event

Apr 16, 2017  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Easter Weekend & Brunch

Culinary
Easter Weekend & Brunch
Ballroom & Voyagers
27200 Perdido Beach Resort
251-981-9811 Extension 103

Begin the spring season by celebrating Easter at Perdido Beach Resort with a sunrise service on the Grand View Terrace followed by traditional Easter festivities including pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt.  Easter Sunday Brunch will be served in both the...

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April 22
Featured Event

Apr 22, 2017  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church Greek Night

Culinary
Erie Meyer Civic Center
1930 W. 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8008

The evening will feature Greek and Russian food with dancing and fun. Music and entertainment provided by Nick Trivelas and the Kefi Dancers. The Greek night menu includes: Greek style chicken baked chicken prepared with Greek herbs and spices; roast leg of lamb cooked to pe...

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May 04
Featured Event
May the Fourth Be With You Imperial IPA Firkin Tapping
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
2519482337

What is thy bidding firkin lovers? Join us for this special Star Wars themed firkin tapping featuring Imperial IPAs. We'll be doing tapping at 6 and 7 p.m. of our Imperial Palpatine Ale Black IPA and our Rebel's Yell Imperial White IPA. Remember, these firkins don't last lon...

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September 14
Featured Event

Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

Arts & Culture Culinary Outdoor & Festivals
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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September 15
Featured Event

Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

Arts & Culture Culinary Outdoor & Festivals
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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September 16
Featured Event

Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

Arts & Culture Culinary Outdoor & Festivals
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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September 23
Featured Event

Sep 23, 2017  1:00 PM - 5:00 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

Come celebrate with us at our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest! We will feature German food selections as well as polka music, stein hoisting, games and more!

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