Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores Calendar of Events


There’s always something to do, see, and experience on Alabama's Gulf Coast. To find the best events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, look no further than our Gulf Coast events calendar. Check out all of the local happenings, plan a trip around one of our fun upcoming events, and fill your vacation with fun, adventure, and Southern hospitality.

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Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

47th Annual National Shrimp Festival

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47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7200

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event from October 11 - 14 that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of nation...

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

The Hangout Music Festival 2019

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The Hangout Music Festival 2019
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below. The Hangout Music Fest is known for sugar white beaches, starry nights and red hot music. The ...




July 17
Featured Event

Jul 17, 2018

Phil & Foster

Music & Nightlife
Phil & Foster
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

Stan Foster was born in Hope, Arkansas. He grew up singing in church choirs and school groups, and his early influences include Ricky Nelson and his sister’s Beatles collection. After getting a degree in voice from Southern Arkansas University, Stan tried teaching brief...

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Jun 5, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018

Karaoke

Music & Nightlife
Karaoke
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8881

Warm up your vocal chords and come join us in all the fun with Karaoke. Discover your inner rock star and start living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. It's your turn to be a singing superstar. We can already hear your screaming fans.

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May 22, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018

Lisa Christian

Music & Nightlife
Lisa Christian
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant and Wine Bar
225 E. 16th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Lisa Christian has spent the past decade playing her clever songs, lush vocal skills, phenomenal guitar talent, and witty stage repartee as a full-time nightclub musician throughout the southeastern United States. Her music is influenced by the soul she grew up listening to ...

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July 18
Featured Event

Jul 18, 2018

Adam Holt

Music & Nightlife
Adam Holt
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 967-5858

A singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and yes, even studio owner, Adam Holt has written and produced his own music in three albums over the last 8 years, blending blues, rock, gospel, country, and jazz. When he performs live, he offers a mixture of cover songs comparabl...

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Jul 18, 2018

The Chillbillies

Music & Nightlife
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-
(251) 948-3030

The CHILLBILLIES are Jason Donald, Chris Fields, Ray Pfaff and Joe Smoke. They formed in late 2015 and have been captivating crowds with their upbeat southern rock song choices all over the Gulf Coast. With two lead guitarists and a rockin’ rhythm section the crowd neve...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018

Live Music: Brent Burns

Music & Nightlife
Live Music: Brent Burns
Fin & Fork
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Brent Burns was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1958. While attending high school and community college, sports were important, but music was in his blood. Brent soon strapped on an electric guitar and was fronting a rock-n-roll band. Life soon c...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018

Sandra Kaye & The Legends

Music & Nightlife
Sandra Kaye & The Legends
COASTAL Gulf Shores
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

“Midnight Confessions” was the house band for Nolan’s Restaurant and Lounge in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama, during 2009-2018. Nolan’s closed their doors on January 28, 2018, in search of a new location. Their house band, Midnight Confessions has found ...

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Jun 6, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018

Open Mic Night

Music & Nightlife
Open Mic Night
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We have some great talent in the area....are you next? Bring your friends and enjoy!

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Jul 4, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018

John Lee Sanders

Music & Nightlife
John Lee Sanders
Perdido Beach Resort Lobby Lounge
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and Emmy nominated composer, John Lee Sanders comes from the deep roots of jazz, blues and roots music through his early years in the Mississippi Delta, Alabama, the Bayous of Louisiana, and the Plains of Texas. John Lee has a 2004 Blues Awar...

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May 23, 2018 - Dec 26, 2018

Lisa Christian

Music & Nightlife
Lisa Christian
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
25753 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Lisa Christian has spent the past decade playing her clever songs, lush vocal skills, phenomenal guitar talent, and witty stage repartee as a full-time nightclub musician throughout the southeastern United States. Her music is influenced by the soul she grew up listening to ...

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Local Festivals

The vibrant Alabama Gulf Coast community has perfected the art of enjoying life. You’ll find a wide variety of community events and annual food festivals in Alabama. From the National Shrimp Festival and Zydeco Music and Crawfish Festival to the German Sausage Festival and Fourth of July fireworks. There is something to excite, amaze and entertain you.

Nature Events

Check the Rose Bloom-Out at Bellingrath Gardens or join with the Audubon Society in its coastal bird banding project. The John L. Borom Alabama Coastal Birdfest is a must for birders, and kids and adults alike will delight in Orange Beach’s Sand, Sea and Stars Science and Nature Center.

Sports Galore

Mild temperatures and fair weather bring a host of annual Alabama sporting events to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From the USSSA Baseball World Series to Collegiate Beach Volleyball there are plenty of sports to watch throughout the year. If you don't want to be a spectator, you can even join the action by signing up for one of the local 5k runs or the Run the Beach Half Marathon.

Fishing Events

Anglers in the family will be hooked by the assortment of fishing events on the Calendar. The 2018 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf is sure to live up to its billing as “the greatest show in sports fishing.” The Flora - Bama Fishing Rodeo, called the “funnest fishing tournament in the Gulf,” is for everyone, and the youngsters will love the Kids Win Fishing Tournament at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Music & Concerts

If music is your thing, we’ve got it — plenty of it. From country to rock, there are Alabama concerts and music festivals throughout the season. There’s plenty of local talent too. Hardly a day or night goes by without our regional musicians playing at bistros and venues along the beach. Search or shows and find out who's playing tonight!

Arts, Theater & Culture Events

Into arts and culture? We have what you need. Experience productions by Summertide Theatre and Mobile Mystery Dinner (who puts on several local dinner theater shows throughout the year). Beyond performing arts, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach also offer arts and crafts shows, wine and culinary events, and art summer camps for the aspiring young artists in the family.

Plan Your Trip Today

If you're ready for a unique Alabama vacation filled with fun events, come to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this season! Search our calendar of events to find the best ways to fill your day, and be sure to book lodging ahead of time! Find places to stay in Gulf Shores, including Gulf Shores and Orange Beach house rentals, beach condo rentals, hotels, and pet-friendly lodging!
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