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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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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
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) 968-6091

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) 968-6091

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) 968-6091

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) 968-6091

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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April 25
Featured Event

Apr 25, 2017  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Sushi Classes at Big Beach

Culinary
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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April 26
Featured Event

Apr 26, 2017  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

April Tapas Wine Pairing

Culinary
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bon Secour, AL 

Tuna Sashimi Seared tuna over sunomono salad with wasabi, spicy mayo and soyPaired with Victor Hugo - 2016 Lès Mis Estate RosèBlend - 37% Merlot, 25% Malbec, 22% Zinfandel, 16% SyrahEnticing aromas of strawberries and cherries predominate with some subtle hints of citrus i...

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Chef
Bill's by the Beach
Bill's by the Beach
300 W. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-5227

Chef’s Table IXThe net proceeds from this Chef’s Table will be donated to benefit the families of the Gulf Shores Band Children hurt in the recent accident.Chef’s Table portions are served "tapa" or "taster" size. Wine servings are 3 oz. taster size pours1st C...

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April 27
Featured Event
Gilbey’s Seafood & Steak
Gilbey?s Seafood & Steak
25775 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

•    First courseGulf Coast oysters on the half shelf, cucumber and grapefruit mignonette*Butternut Rosé, Paso Robles, CA Notes of watermelon and citrus followed by strawberry and grapefruit on the palate•    Second courseCrab conchiglie, spinach and crab stuffed s...

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April 29
Featured Event

Apr 29, 2017  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

8th Annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-Off

Culinary
1600 Beinville Blvd.

Dauphin Island, AL 36528

The 8th Annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-Off will be hosted at Pirates Bar & Grill and Fins Bar on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person which allows you to taste as much delicious gumbo as possible.  In addition, enjoy live music and activi...

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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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May 05
Featured Event

May 5, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017  5:30 PM - 12:00 AM

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 06
Featured Event

May 6, 2017  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Family Picnic Day at Swift-Coles

Community Events Culinary
Swift-Coles Historic Home
Swift-Coles Historic Home
17424 Swift-Coles Ln.
Bon Secour, AL 36511

Bring your blanket or lawn chair, relax under 120 year old live oak trees and enjoy music by Destiny Brown & Claudia Campbell, exhibits by Weeks Bay Reserve & Civil War Exhibit, arts & crafts, food vendors and antique vehicles.Tours of the home are $10 adults, $5...

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May 12
Featured Event

May 5, 2017 - Nov 24, 2017  5:30 PM - 12:00 AM

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 18
Featured Event

May 18, 2017  6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Southern Grace Celebrity Chef Dinners with Tory McPhail

Culinary
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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