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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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Festivals

On the Alabama Gulf Coast, we like to celebrate! Whether it’s music at the Hangout Music Festival or seafood at the Annual National Shrimp Festival, there’s always a fun festival to look forward to in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and the surrounding cities.


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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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Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in April. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in ...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8th Annual Bama Coast Cruise

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8th Annual Bama Coast Cruise
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

The 8th Annual Bama Coast Cruise will be held at the Wharf Resort and Marina in Orange Beach. Come and see the beautiful cars on display at The Wharf, enjoy a day of shopping and dine at one of The Wharf's several delicious restaurants. Bama Coast Cruise is an absolutely stu...

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Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in April. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in ...

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Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in April. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in ...

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May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017  2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

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13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
18507 U.S. 98
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-5590

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 30 hot air balloonists from across the country. Enjoy the floating works of art as they grace the skies of South Baldwin County on Friday and Saturday morning. Get up close and personal ...

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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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May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017  11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Hangout Music Festival 2017

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The Hangout Music Festival 2017
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

An annual three-day music festival held at the public beaches of Gulf Shores, the event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. This years line-up features: Mumford and Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper...

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Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The 14th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

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450 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532

Birders know the Alabama Gulf Coast is a prime spot to see birds during the fall migration, and since 2004, BirdFest has attracted visitors from more than 27 states and Canada—many returning multiple times. For both experienced birders and those new to birding, BirdFest...

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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 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 9, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

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33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The festival is dedicated to the late Frank Brown, who was night watchman at the Flora-Bama for 28 years, and whose moral values, integrity and strength of character still endure. During this festival, Grammy Award winning songwriters and the up and coming stars of tomorrow ...

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April 01
Featured Event

Apr 1, 2017  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

24th Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show

Outdoor & Festivals
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

The Mobile Bay Mustang Club's 24th Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show will be held April 1 at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Guests will stroll among hundreds of vintage and classic cars on the Great Lawn. Snacks and lunch will be available for purchase on site.

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May 27
Featured Event

May 27, 2017  2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LuLuPalooza 2017

Outdoor & Festivals
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

LuLuPalooza kicks off the summer season and helps us celebrate Memorial Day weekend. Come enjoy this fun-filled free day of music that will start at 2 p.m. and rock all night long on the outdoor boat stage. Get ready to boogie your way into our 2017 summer season.

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September 08
Featured Event

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017  6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Bulls on the Beach Professional Live Bull Riding

Outdoor & Festivals
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Bring the family to the Flora-Bama September 9-10 for the 4th Annual Bulls on the Beach. Two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Friday and Saturday night’s high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. A portion ...

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September 09
Featured Event

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017  6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Bulls on the Beach Professional Live Bull Riding

Outdoor & Festivals
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Bring the family to the Flora-Bama September 9-10 for the 4th Annual Bulls on the Beach. Two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Friday and Saturday night’s high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. A portion ...

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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 30
Featured Event

Sep 30, 2017  12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Shindig on the Sand

Outdoor & Festivals
Shindig on the Sand
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Featuring 70 musical acts and over 200 musicians the festivities kick off at noon daily. The Flora-Bama Yacht Club will be offering flip-flop fine dining and the Ole River Bar will be serving up scrumptious crawfish and ice-cold craft draft on its spacious "Sunset Deck"; bot...

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