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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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 08/18/2018 to 09/17/2018

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2018 Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(615) 415-3520

Enjoy a beautiful gulf swim and a fast, flat bike and run course at a great venue!Team Magic is very excited to partner once again with the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, the City of Gulf Shores, the City of Orange Beach and Gulf State Park to bring you th...

Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival

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The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

We’re excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 5th annual The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival September 13-15! Help us raise funds for a good cause and enjoy great local food and 100+ wine labels while you’re at it. •    Sample 100+ win...




August 18
Featured Event
Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network Training
The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

We will be hosting a Marine Mammal Stranding Training for interested volunteers on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus. We will also be hosting a free meet and greet lunch directly after the training from 12-2 p.m. During the training, we w...

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Aug 18, 2018

Gringo Fife

Music & Nightlife
Gringo Fife
Tacky Jacks - Orange Beach
27206 Safe Harbor Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561-

Gringo Fife is an acoustic duo, first and foremost, but they are more with a song list that spans five decades of top 40 and classic rock hits. Their priority is on vocal harmonies. Providing instrumentation as sparse as one guitar, to electric and bass guitar, with studio-r...

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Aug 18, 2018

Anchored Beach Fest

Community Events
Anchored Beach Fest
Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf
4671 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 213-7223

We are pleased to announce that Anchored Beach Fest is set for Saturday, August 18 from 4-8 p.m. at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf. Doors open at 3 p.m. Anchored is a community event combining churches, civic organizations, non-profits and businesses for a family...

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Aug 18, 2018

Hippy Jim Duo

Music & Nightlife
Hippy Jim Duo
Tacky Jacks - Orange Beach
27206 Safe Harbor Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561-

Music has always been a major part of Hippy Jim’s life. In middle and high school he played saxophone in the school band. As a teenager and young adult he sang in youth and adult choirs, and enjoyed singing at the occasional garage jam sessions. In the Early 80’s J...

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Aug 18, 2018

Soul Food Junkies

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

Bring a friend and come enjoy a wonderful performance by Soul Food Junkies.

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Aug 18, 2018

Al and Cathy

Music & Nightlife
Al and Cathy
COASTAL Gulf Shores
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Al and Cathy are an acoustic duo that play a variety of instruments and have one of the most diverse song lists around. Their choice in cover songs appeals to a wide range of fans with songs by artists such as: Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jim Croce, Carol King, Johnny Cash a...

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Live Music: Christina Christian
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Born and raised in South Alabama, Americana and country singer-songwriter, Christina Christian is in it for the long haul. For the past five years, Christina has traveled the Southeast, mainly Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, to perform her music. The 2...

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Live Music: The Chillbillies
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Come rock out with The CHILLBILLIES at the one and only brewery in Gulf Shores! Home of Alabama's southernmost microbrewery. House made beers for your enjoyment located in Waterway Village. The CHILLBILLIES have been captivating crowds with their upbeat southern rock song ch...

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Aug 18, 2018

JoJo Prez

Music & Nightlife
JoJo Prez
COASTAL Gulf Shores
1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Jonathan Newton, Preston Stanfill and Derek Jones are JoJo Pres.

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Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018

The Alvarado Road Show

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

The Nashville-by-way-of-Texas-based brother duo Alvarado Road Show are led by singer and bass guitarist Cleve Clark and feature A.J. Clark, singer and guitarist. The brothers create and perform rootsy American music about life, love and relationships. When you witness one of...

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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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