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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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Mar 31, 2018  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

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...

2018 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

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 Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beauco...

Sep 13, 2018  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

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

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. Join us for the fourth annual The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary ...

Sep 14, 2018  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

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

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. Join us for the fourth annual The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary ...

Sep 15, 2018  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

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

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. Join us for the fourth annual The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary ...

Oct 11, 2018  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

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. Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrim...

Oct 12, 2018  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

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. Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrim...

Oct 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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

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. Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrim...

Oct 14, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

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. Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 46th Annual National Shrim...

Oct 27, 2018  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

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...




November 24
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017  6:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Black IPA Release for Black Friday

Culinary
Black IPA Release for Black Friday
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Some people like to spend money on Christmas presents and other things that one could arguably say we don't need. Others could come to the taproom for our Black Friday Black IPA Firkin Tapping. You know the drill, get here early if you want a pint of this small batch. Happy ...

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November 29
Featured Event

Nov 29, 2017  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

November Tapas Wine Pairing

Culinary
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bon Secour, AL 
(251) 967-4773

Brie with apple and apricot in puff pastryPaired with Z Alexander Brown Chardonnay Grilled Ribeye with roasted root vegetablesPaired with Z Alexander Brown Cabernet Sauvignon Boss Cookies (Chocolate and Mint)Paired with Z Alexander Brown Proprietary Red Blend

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December 01
Featured Event

Dec 1, 2017  6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

11th annual Taste of the Islands

Community Events Culinary
Orange Beach Event Center
4671 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 923-9917

The Mystical Order of Mirams is kicking off ticket reservations for the 11th Annual Taste of the Island. Tickets are $60 each or $600 for a table of 10. If you would like to reserve a table or reserve individual tickets, please contact Marie Dunlap at miramstreas2017@gmail.c...

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December 09
Featured Event

Dec 9, 2017  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Adult Culinary Classes presents Breads That Bind

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

The aromas of fresh baked breads are comforting especially during the holidays. Quick breads are delicious and give you more time to spend with family and friends. Come join us with Instructor Dede Trotter in creating sweet memories that bind people together.

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Dec 9, 2017  4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lighted Boat Parade Dinner Cruise

Community Events Culinary
Hudson Marina
Hudson Marina
4575 S. Wilson Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Enjoy dinner, full cash bar and live music while cruising in the lighted boat parade on the beautiful Perdido Queen Paddlewheel.  Don’t just watch the parade from the shore, come be a part of it! 

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January 20
Featured Event

Jan 20, 2018  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Adult Culinary Classes presents Sushi Style

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

We are rolling in the New Year sushi style. Come join us with Instructor Dede Trotter and have a great time preparing sushi in a traditional manner and with some creative twists. P.S. Sushi does not mean raw fish.

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February 03
Featured Event

Feb 3, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2018 Flora-Bama Annual Super Chili Bowl Cook Off

Community Events Culinary
2018 Flora-Bama Annual Super Chili Bowl Cook Off
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 
(850) 492-0611

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. Let the chopping begin at the Flora-Bama's "Super" Bowl Chili Cook-...

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February 24
Featured Event

Feb 24, 2018  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show

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26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show
The Wharf in Orange Beach
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 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 26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival is a major fundraiser...

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

How many of you have said or heard someone say the statement, cooking for one is no fun? Well, it will definitely be fun and encouraging during this class. Come join us with instructor Dede Trotter where we will create a meal that is perfect for just one person, two people, ...

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March 17
Featured Event

Mar 17, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

BBQ & Blues Cook-off 2018

Community Events Culinary
BBQ & Blues Cook-off 2018
Heritage Park
125 E. Laurel Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-5590

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. Welcome spring with the annual BBQ & Blues Cook-Off, held the t...

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