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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.


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...

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March 27
Featured Event

Mar 27, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Guided Beach Walk

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

Meet at bronze sea turtle at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier to learn all about our coastal ecosystem. Then, meander along the shore, with our guide, looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mar 27, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Beach Creature Feature

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

Meet at the Nature Center to learn about some of the diverse 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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Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ocean Camp at Summerchase Condominiums

Community Events Nature
Ocean Camp at Summerchase Condominiums
Ocean Camp
Summerchase Condominiums
25800 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-802-8605

Fun at the beach for ages 5-12 campers and ages 13-15 counselors-in-training. Summerchase Condominiums in Orange Beach will host a gulf front venue for our homebase where we will store our backpacks and lunches, view audio visuals about the ocean and marine animals, conduct ...

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March 28
Featured Event

Mar 28, 2017  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided Pier Walk

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

Meet at the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier concession stand for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wild life in the water and around the pier.

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Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ocean Camp at Summerchase Condominiums

Community Events Nature
Ocean Camp at Summerchase Condominiums
Ocean Camp
Summerchase Condominiums
25800 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-802-8605

Fun at the beach for ages 5-12 campers and ages 13-15 counselors-in-training. Summerchase Condominiums in Orange Beach will host a gulf front venue for our homebase where we will store our backpacks and lunches, view audio visuals about the ocean and marine animals, conduct ...

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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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March 29
Featured Event

Mar 29, 2017  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Prescribed Burns

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

One tool that foresters use to maintain healthy habitats is controlled burning of overgrown areas. As one of the most important natural agents of change, fire plays a vital role in maintaining certain ecosystems. Prescribed fire reintroduces the beneficial effects of fire in...

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Mar 29, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Guided Nature Walk

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

Meet our park guide at the entrance in the parking lot of Gulf Oak Ridge and explore one of the trails in Gulf State Park. Bring binoculars if you have them. We will have some to share. 

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Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ocean Camp at Summerchase Condominiums

Community Events Nature
Ocean Camp at Summerchase Condominiums
Ocean Camp
Summerchase Condominiums
25800 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-802-8605

Fun at the beach for ages 5-12 campers and ages 13-15 counselors-in-training. Summerchase Condominiums in Orange Beach will host a gulf front venue for our homebase where we will store our backpacks and lunches, view audio visuals about the ocean and marine animals, conduct ...

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Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 29, 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

Guided kayaking tour on Wednesdays at 9am at Lake Shelby. $20 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. 251-948-7275 dial 9 ...

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