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

The Hangout Music Fest is known for sugar white beaches, starry nights and red hot music. The award-winning festival takes place in Gulf Shores, Alabama just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports. Hangout is as much a vacation as it is a concert event....




September 22
Featured Event
Live music with Jason Abel
One Club
Bar 45
4000 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Join us at Bar 45 for live music with Jason Abel. This band showcases singer-songwriter Jason Abel’s unique, catchy and from-the-heart songs. With great leads and melodies, you’ll hang on to every word while moving to the beat! The Jason Abel Project formed in late...

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Jun 2, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Full Moon Party at The Gulf

Music & Nightlife
Full Moon Party at The Gulf
The Gulf
27500 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Join us at The Gulf for our Full Moon Party for some adult only fun! Live music, good drinks, great friends! Magical things happen on the beach under a full moon! Feel the heat of the fire dancers, the beats of the DJ and the magical atmosphere of our Full Moon Party! Come h...

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September 23
Featured Event
Live Music: Sugarcane Jane
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Sugarcane Jane, the Alabama Gulf Coast husband and wife duo, has amassed an extremely loyal following. Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford perform their brand of Americana which draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, jazz and rock.

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Sep 23, 2018

Lee Yankie

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

Lee Yankie has been playing as a solo act and with his live band in the Gulf Coast area since 2004. At the moment, Lee is working on a new solo record "The Leavin' Sound". The solo album is influenced by Lee's acoustic work and creates a down-home feel with plenty of his sig...

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Jul 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018

John Lee Sanders

Music & Nightlife
John Lee Sanders
Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort
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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September 24
Featured Event

Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018

Brent Burns

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

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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Sep 10, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Open Mic w/ Cathy Pace

Music & Nightlife
Open Mic w/ Cathy Pace
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

The Gulf Coast has so many talented people and they are celebrated at the Flora-Bama every day. On Monday nights we have open mic night so that everyone can discover some of the hidden talents in the area.If you play a guitar, love to sing, or have a band then this is you ni...

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September 25
Featured Event

Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 25, 2018

Lefty Collins

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

Singer and guitarist Lefty Collins has been playing the guitar for over 40 years. Born and raised in Chicago, he played over 500 shows at the legendary House of Blues and opened for or shared the stage with Jimmy Buffett, Chris Isaak, BB King, Peter Frampton and many others....

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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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September 26
Featured Event

Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 26, 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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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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