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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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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 03/22/2017 to 04/21/2017

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Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

2017 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

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4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(850) 348-1498

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. It will showcase the latest offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast. In-water displays will allow prospective buyers to test driv...

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Mar 25, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is...

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2017 Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run
Waterway Village in Gulf Shores-Under the Intracoastal Bridge (North & Sout... (more)
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1172

The Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (Cajun for a lot) of fun.  Sink your teeth into some hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South.  There will be crawf...

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March 22
Featured Event

Mar 22, 2017  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Guided Bird Walk

Nature
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Meet our park guide at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trail Head to take a bird walk around the area.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have a few to share.

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Mar 22, 2017  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Seashell Art

Arts & Culture Snowbird Events
Harmony Creek Farm
Harmony Creek Farm
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. Ste. 114
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 974-7627

In this hands-on class, you will choose a letter, frame or shape, and will cover it in a variety of shells and embellishments.

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Mar 22, 2017  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Frogs and Toads

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

Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Is it really easy to be green? Hop on over to the Nature Center to learn some interesting things about the native frogs and toads in Gulf State Park.

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Mar 22, 2017  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Neil Dover

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Neil is unlike anything you're hearing these days, and there's a reason for that: his music is not recorded in a studio of any kind. It's recorded in his house on an ancient mixing board. If you've found yourself wishing you loved country music again, here it is and performi...

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Mar 22, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Justin Yawn

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

For Justin Yawn, success was achieved when music became his stable day job. He is content to strum an acoustic guitar while singing a broad range of cover tunes. Yawn spent time fronting area bands including Waiting on Jake, which achieved a degree of regional success but he...

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Mar 22, 2017  5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tony Ray Thompson

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Tony-Ray is a local singer, songwriter and guitarist born in Beaufort, South Carolina but raised on the Gulf Coast. He got his start in music playing for the Dusty Sanderson Band in the summer of 2012 and began playing for many well-known local acts soon thereafter. He's sha...

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Mar 22, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rhonda Hart and Jonathon Newton

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Born and raised into a family of musicians and entertainers, Rhonda Hart has been singing and performing since she was a small child. She has written award winning songs, toured with and been the opening act with many of country music's best known stars. She is, as one indus...

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Mar 22, 2017  9:30 PM - 12:30 AM

100 Dollar Car

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

The combined experience of the band includes sharing the stage with artists such as Colonel Bruce and Edward David Anderson. With only a year behind them working as Hundred Dollar Car, they have progressed from being a local bar band, to playing regularly in venues across th...

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Mar 22, 2017  10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Kyle WIlson Band

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

Kyle Wilson is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the small mill town of Alexander City, Alabama. Born in to a family of musicians, he has been in and around music his whole life. Wilson has toured and shared the stage with numerous national and regional acts. His music...

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Mar 22, 2017  10:15 PM - 1:15 AM

Johnny Barbato Trio

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Raised in Louisiana, he was weaned on Cajun Boogie and those roots still run deep in his vocal style and songwriting. Johnny moved to Alabama in the mid-70s and today is a successful regional favorite with his band, Lucky Dogs. They will be performing at the Main Room Stage....

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