Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Calendar of Events

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. 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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Nature Events

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


Featured Events
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...




June 28
Featured Event

Jun 28, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Alligator Adventure

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

Come to the Education Building and see a slide show and learn some interesting facts about this pre-historic creature that can be found in Gulf State Park! We will have a baby alligator on display and you will have an opportunity to touch and/or have your picture taken with ...

Jun 28, 2017  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Roses for the Gulf Coast at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Nature
Roses for the Gulf Coast at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
251-459-8864

Meet Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home, at Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery for a very special walking tour. The largest and one of the most prominent monuments in the cemetery marks the graves of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Learn about the cemetery’...

Jun 28, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Talk About Turtles!

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

Come to the Nature Center to meet some of our resident turtles including box turtles and sliders. Learn some of the interesting things about the turtles that you can find around Gulf State Park including the endangered Gopher Tortoise.

Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2017 Sea, Sand, & Stars Science and Nature Center Summer Schedule

Nature
Orange Beach Elementary School
4900 S Wilson Blv
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Sea, Sand, & Stars will be opened M – Thur. from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the weeks of June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17 and 24. We will offer a rotating schedule including guided tours and IMAX type movies in the planetarium. Please make your tour reservations by callin...

Jun 6, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Summer Season 2017

Community Events Nature
Summer Season 2017
Ocean Camp
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach AL
PO Box 6166
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
251-802-8605

Summer camps for ocean lovers and future scientists will take place at The Wharf in Orange Beach.  Each week is a topic related to marine animals or ocean exploration. Half days allow an educational fun memory as well as plenty of free time for those who are visiting or are ...

Jun 2, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017  5:00 PM - 6:30 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,...

Jun 2, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017  6:45 PM - 8:15 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,...

Jun 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017  5:30 PM - 8:30 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 3 hours of this paddle excursion are spent exploring optimal Bottlenose Dolphin habitat.   Li...

May 31, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017  9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Gators After Dark Boat Tour

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

Search the Delta at night for the ever present American Alligator. This is our highly popular late night Gator Spotting tour! Gator eyes reflect a distinct red color when you shine a light on them, and your likely to see ALOT of red on this adventure! Bring your own flashlig...

Apr 5, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017  8:30 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 canceled. Bring your smartphone, however not required. There is no charge for this activi...

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