Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores Calendar of Events


There’s always something to do, see, and experience on Alabama's Gulf Coast. To find the best events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, look no further than our Gulf Coast events calendar. Check out all of the local happenings, plan a trip around one of our fun upcoming events, and fill your vacation with fun, adventure, and Southern hospitality.

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Historical Events

Experience a new state of discovery when you visit historical sites along the Gulf Coast. Enjoy reenactments, twilight tours, holiday tributes and more on your beach vacation.


July 17
Featured Event

Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Tuesday Evening Living History Tour

History Events
Tuesday Evening Living History Tour
Fort Morgan
51 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7665

Historians and site staff, dressed in period uniform, will provide historical insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's History and the life of people who worked and served here. Laundresses will tell the story of the role for women. Soldiers will give details on the hard...

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Mar 27, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

History Events
2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season...

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July 18
Featured Event

Mar 27, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

History Events
2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season...

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July 24
Featured Event

Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Tuesday Evening Living History Tour

History Events
Tuesday Evening Living History Tour
Fort Morgan
51 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7665

Historians and site staff, dressed in period uniform, will provide historical insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's History and the life of people who worked and served here. Laundresses will tell the story of the role for women. Soldiers will give details on the hard...

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Mar 27, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

History Events
2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season...

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July 31
Featured Event

Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Tuesday Evening Living History Tour

History Events
Tuesday Evening Living History Tour
Fort Morgan
51 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7665

Historians and site staff, dressed in period uniform, will provide historical insights on various periods of Fort Morgan's History and the life of people who worked and served here. Laundresses will tell the story of the role for women. Soldiers will give details on the hard...

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August 04
Featured Event
Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay Living History Event
Fort Morgan
110 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7127

Living history interpreters will portray the life of soldiers at Fort Morgan during the Battle of Mobile Bay.  Learn all about the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War.  08:30 AM - Raising of Historic Flags (front of Museum) 09:00 AM - Presentation of Arms and Inspectio...

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August 15
Featured Event

Mar 27, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

History Events
2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season...

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August 21
Featured Event

Mar 27, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

History Events
2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season...

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August 22
Featured Event

Mar 27, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

History Events
2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season...

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Local Festivals

The vibrant Alabama Gulf Coast community has perfected the art of enjoying life. You’ll find a wide variety of community events and annual food festivals in Alabama. From the National Shrimp Festival and Zydeco Music and Crawfish Festival to the German Sausage Festival and Fourth of July fireworks. There is something to excite, amaze and entertain you.

Nature Events

Check the Rose Bloom-Out at Bellingrath Gardens or join with the Audubon Society in its coastal bird banding project. The John L. Borom Alabama Coastal Birdfest is a must for birders, and kids and adults alike will delight in Orange Beach’s Sand, Sea and Stars Science and Nature Center.

Sports Galore

Mild temperatures and fair weather bring a host of annual Alabama sporting events to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From the USSSA Baseball World Series to Collegiate Beach Volleyball there are plenty of sports to watch throughout the year. If you don't want to be a spectator, you can even join the action by signing up for one of the local 5k runs or the Run the Beach Half Marathon.

Fishing Events

Anglers in the family will be hooked by the assortment of fishing events on the Calendar. The 2018 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf is sure to live up to its billing as “the greatest show in sports fishing.” The Flora - Bama Fishing Rodeo, called the “funnest fishing tournament in the Gulf,” is for everyone, and the youngsters will love the Kids Win Fishing Tournament at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Music & Concerts

If music is your thing, we’ve got it — plenty of it. From country to rock, there are Alabama concerts and music festivals throughout the season. There’s plenty of local talent too. Hardly a day or night goes by without our regional musicians playing at bistros and venues along the beach. Search or shows and find out who's playing tonight!

Arts, Theater & Culture Events

Into arts and culture? We have what you need. Experience productions by Summertide Theatre and Mobile Mystery Dinner (who puts on several local dinner theater shows throughout the year). Beyond performing arts, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach also offer arts and crafts shows, wine and culinary events, and art summer camps for the aspiring young artists in the family.

Plan Your Trip Today

If you're ready for a unique Alabama vacation filled with fun events, come to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this season! Search our calendar of events to find the best ways to fill your day, and be sure to book lodging ahead of time! Find places to stay in Gulf Shores, including Gulf Shores and Orange Beach house rentals, beach condo rentals, hotels, and pet-friendly lodging!
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