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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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Home to the annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, the Alabama Gulf Coast’s music scene is thriving. Find family-friendly venues with entertainment or Gulf Shores and Orange Beach hot spots for the late-night crowd.


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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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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 6, 2017  7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

C Spire Concert Series presents Sturgill Simpson

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The Amphitheater at The Wharf
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
23325 Amphitheater Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

Red Mountain Entertainment is pleased to announce Sturgill Simpson coming to The Wharf Amphitheater on Saturday, May 6. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or at The Wharf Box Office. Sturgill Simpson is nominated for Album Of The Year an...

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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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C Spire Concert Series presents Alabama Southern Drawl Tour with special guest The Charlie Daniels Band
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
23325 Amphitheater Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main Stage. ALABAMA introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience. "We were renegades in sneakers and t-shirts," says...

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C Spire Concert Series presents: Brantley Gilbert with special guests Tyler Farr & Luke Combs
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

Although it's tempting to call Brantley Gilbert a country artist -- he certainly embraces the outlaw country side of things. Gilbert was born in the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens. He grew up hearing country music, but he also listened to a lot of A...

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Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band "I DON?T KNOW TOUR 2017"
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

The wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to The Wharf Amphitheater for one night only as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don't Know'” Tour 2017.Local Parrotheads won't want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experie...

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The Amphitheater at The Wharf
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
23325 Amphitheater Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

Journey has set a concert in Orange Beach at the The Wharf Amphitheater on July 6, performing all their classic hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,&#...

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Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

C Spire Concert Series presents: Florida Georgia Line with specia...

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C Spire Concert Series presents: Florida Georgia Line with special guests Nelly, Chris Lane & Morgan Wallen
4550 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

With their innovative fusion of country, rock, hip-hop and pop, Florida Georgia Line have already proven themselves as a once-in-a-generation force of change in modern music, but the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley is far from done pushing the envelope. With the releas...

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C Spire Concert Series presents Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour with special guest Catfish and Bottlemen
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
The Amphitheater at The Wharf
23325 Amphitheater Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(800) 745-3000

Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street Club in Berkeley, California. The band's ea...

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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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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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March 30
Featured Event

Mar 30, 2017  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Music at Meyer Park featuring CBDB

Music at Meyer Park featuring CBDB
Meyer Park
Meyer Park
400 E. 22nd Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1174

CBDB takes the stage to kick off Music at Meyer Park. Formed in Tuscaloosa, CBDB is known for their unique brand of progressive jam-rock, dubbed joyfunk. Fresh off the release of their third album, titled “The FAME EP,” CBDB combines impressive musicianship with so...

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April 06
Featured Event

Apr 6, 2017  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Music at Meyer Park featuring Zydeco Radio

Music at Meyer Park featuring Zydeco Radio
Meyer Park
Meyer Park
400 E. 22nd Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1174

Zydeco Radio takes over Meyer Park on April 6. Created in 2014, Zydeco Radio is a new generation of young musicians from Lafayette, LA. This powerhouse group influences traditional zydeco funk with rock, blues and a lot of energy. Fans may recognize this quintet from the Wat...

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April 07
Featured Event

Apr 7, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Music: Afishnsea the Moon

Live Music: Afishnsea the Moon
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

We are a hard rocking, space jamming, hurricane. Visit their website here.

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April 08
Featured Event

Apr 8, 2017  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Arts & Culture
Beethoven
Mobile Saenger Theatre
6 South Joachim St.
Mobile, AL 36602
251-432-2010

Soar with the biggest, most triumphant Beethoven of them all -Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy! Revel in Handel's grand Coronation Anthems! Scott Speck, conductor University of South Alabama Concert Choir

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April 09
Featured Event

Apr 9, 2017  2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Arts & Culture
Beethoven
Mobile Saenger Theatre
6 South Joachim St.
Mobile, AL 36602
251-432-2010

Soar with the biggest, most triumphant Beethoven of them all -Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy! Revel in Handel's grand Coronation Anthems! Scott Speck, conductor  University of South Alabama Concert Choir

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April 20
Featured Event

Apr 20, 2017  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Music at Meyer Park featuring New Earth Army

Music at Meyer Park featuring New Earth Army
Meyer Park
Meyer Park
400 E. 22nd Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1174

New Earth Army will close out the 2017 edition of Music at Meyer Park on April 20. This Florida Panhandle based band pulls influences from rock, blues, funk and jazz to create a new yet familiar sound. Melissa Joiner, a native of Baldwin County, is the lead vocalist for New ...

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May 06
Featured Event

May 6, 2017  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Baldwin County Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

Community Events
Gulf Shores Cultural Arts Center
19470 Oak Rd. W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Baldwin County's only full orchestra will perform classical dance pieces from Swan Lake, Hungarian Dance and Russian Sailors Dance, just to name a few, as well as a performance by Eastern Shore Dance Academy.   The Baldwin adult strings will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Co...

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May 13
Featured Event

May 13, 2017  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Pictures at an Exhibition

Arts & Culture
Pictures at an Exhibition
Mobile Seanger Theatre
6 South Joachim St.
Mobile, AL 36602
251-432-2010

A truly glorious ending to our season: Mussorgsky's dazzling Pictures at an Exhibition and Dvorak's beloved Cello Concerto.Scott Speck, conductorInbal Segev, cello Bates: MothershipDvorak: Cello ConcertoMussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel) 

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May 14
Featured Event

May 14, 2017  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mother?s Day Garden Concert

Nature
Mother?s Day Garden Concert
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Live Oak Plaza between the Bellingrath Home and the Boehm Gallery
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra and Bellingrath Gardens and Home will present their Annual Mother’s Day Garden Concert. Enjoy music set amidst the splendor of the Gardens. Please note that this is a daytime event. Limited seating will be provided, but visitors are w...

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May 14, 2017  2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pictures at an Exhibition

Arts & Culture
Pictures at an Exhibition
Mobile Saenger Theatre
6 South Joachim St.
Mobile, AL 36602
251-432-2010

A truly glorious ending to our season: Mussorgsky's dazzling Pictures at an Exhibition and Dvorak's beloved Cello Concerto. Scott Speck, conductor Inbal Segev, cello   Bates: Mothership Dvorak: Cello Concerto Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel)

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