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Explore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. With all of these fun things to do on the Gulf Coast, you can be as busy as you want. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of events and activities at various locations all up and down the beach. 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

Search by category to look for a certain type of event, choose a date range from our drop down menu, or use the calendar to see all the events scheduled for when you visit. Click on any event to learn more about time, location and other details.

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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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Sep 16, 2017  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The 30th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup

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Alabama Coastal Cleanup, the state's largest one-day volunteer event, returns for its 30th year on Saturday, September 16. Residents, visitors, individuals and organizations are invited to “get the trash out of the splash” by picking up trash littering Alabama coas...

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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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The 14th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
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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August 22
Featured Event

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017  6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

The Coastal Eco-Tour

Nature
The Coastal Eco-Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088

Escape the crowded tourist areas and experience the more secluded waterways of Gulf Shores, Alabama on this unique "backstage" tour. We’ll take you down the waterways less traveled on our cozy 22-passenger pontoon with a captain and guide who will treat you like family,...

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Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour

Nature
Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088

Watch for and learn about Gulf Shores’ Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment from the intimate, unobtrusive, and non-threatening vantage point of a kayak. The entire three-hours of this paddle excursion are spent exploring optimal Bottlenose Dolphin habitat. ...

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Apr 11, 2017 - Sep 5, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fishing 101

Nature
Gulf State Park Pier
Gulf State Park Pier
20800 E. Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-7275 ext. 2128

Pier Fishing 101 will have two sessions, one at 8 a.m. and one at 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...

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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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August 23
Featured Event

Aug 23, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Beach Creature Feature

Nature
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Meet at the Education Building to learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico. If you have something you have collected along the beach shore, bring it along and we will help you to identify it. 

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Aug 23, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ducks of Alabama

Nature
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Learn some interesting facts about the ducks that spend time in Alabama. This presentation by the park naturalist will include details about duck habitat and behavior as well as the identifying plumage of Alabama’s ducks. Meet at the Education Building for this program.

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Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017  6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

The Coastal Eco-Tour

Nature
The Coastal Eco-Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088

Escape the crowded tourist areas and experience the more secluded waterways of Gulf Shores, Alabama on this unique "backstage" tour. We’ll take you down the waterways less traveled on our cozy 22-passenger pontoon with a captain and guide who will treat you like family,...

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Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour

Nature
Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088

Watch for and learn about Gulf Shores’ Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment from the intimate, unobtrusive, and non-threatening vantage point of a kayak. The entire three-hours of this paddle excursion are spent exploring optimal Bottlenose Dolphin habitat. ...

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Apr 5, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017  8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Stargazing

Nature
Gulf State Park Pier
20800 East Beach Blvd
20800 E. 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 canceled. Bring your smartphone, however not required. There is no charge for this activi...

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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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