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Find fun Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events here

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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Pack your binoculars and get your walking shoes ready. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores nature-focused events and activities abound.


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Featured Event

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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April 27
Featured Event

Apr 27, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Carnivorous Plants of Gulf State Park

Nature
Gulf State Park
22120 Campground Rd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Come to the Education Building to learn about unique plants that have adapted to their environment by eating insects. Our park guide will show you examples of these plants and explain how they survive in the poor soils found in bogs and marshes.

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Apr 27, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wildflowers of Gulf State Park

Nature
Gulf State Park
22120 Campground Rd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Gulf State Park is home to a large number of wildflowers. Come view this slide program that highlights those flowers that are present during each season. Come to the education building to learn about the wildflowers of Gulf State Park.     

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April 28
Featured Event

Apr 28, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Snake Encounters

Nature
Gulf State Park
22120 Campground Rd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Visit the nature center to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.

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April 29
Featured Event

Apr 29, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Delta Woods and Waters Expo 2017

Nature
Delta Safaris
Delta Safaris
30841 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
251-259-8531

The Delta Woods and Waters Expo, an annual event sponsored by the City of Spanish Fort and held at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, celebrates the beauty of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Featuring a variety of informative presentations, exhibitions and interactive displays by ...

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Apr 29, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Delta Woods & Water Expo Family Day

Nature
Five Rivers Delta Resource Center
Five Rivers Delta Resource Center
30945 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Join the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort for the Delta Woods & Water Expo Family Day on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and is open to the public with free admission and free parking with shuttle service throughout the day. This event is a vi...

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May 01
Featured Event

Apr 10, 2017 - May 1, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fishing 101

Nature

251-948-7275 ext. 2128

Pier Fishing 101 will have two sessions at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. This beginner’s course on pier fishing will teach safety, regulations, how to set up gear, pick bait, and fish from the Gulf State Park Pier. This is a free program but if you intend to fish please obtain salt...

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May 02
Featured Event

Mar 28, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dolphins & Blue Angels Sail

Nature
Sail Wild Hearts
Perdido Beach Resort Pier
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-6700

Mix gravity-defying aerial stunts with smooth sailing on Wild Hearts for a match made in coastal paradise. Board our spacious 53-foot, open-ocean catamaran on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the spring and summer for an adventure of epic proportions. Make priceless memories w...

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May 03
Featured Event

Apr 5, 2017 - May 3, 2017  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kayaking 101

Nature
Gulf State Park Lake Shelby
Gulf State Park Lake Shelby
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-7275 dial 9 then ext. 2128

Guided kayaking tour on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Lake Shelby. Cost includes single kayak, lifejacket and one hour guided kayaking tour to explore the basics of kayaking and a short trip around the lake. Limited spaces available so please call for reservation.

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Apr 5, 2017 - May 3, 2017  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Stargazing

Nature
20800 East Beach Blvd

Gulf Shore, AL 36542

Meet at the foot of the Gulf State Park Pier by the turtle for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent- if stars are not visible program is cancelled. Bring your smartphone, however not required. There is no charge for this activ...

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Mar 28, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dolphins & Blue Angels Sail

Nature
Sail Wild Hearts
Perdido Beach Resort Pier
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-6700

Mix gravity-defying aerial stunts with smooth sailing on Wild Hearts for a match made in coastal paradise. Board our spacious 53-foot, open-ocean catamaran on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the spring and summer for an adventure of epic proportions. Make priceless memories w...

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