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Explore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. With all of these fun things to do on the Gulf Coast, you can be as busy as you want. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of events and activities at various locations all up and down the beach. 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 01/24/2018 to 02/23/2018

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Jan 27, 2018  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

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2018 Reese
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
1621 Virginia St.
Mobile, AL 36604
1-888-736-2695

The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by mor...

Feb 9, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade

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Mystical Order of Mirams Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Mystical Order of Mirams is a women's organization based in Ora...

Feb 10, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade

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Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, "while overlooking the Marina on Cotton Bayou and watching the sun set on a glorious April evening, a group of men planned what was to become ... Pleasure Island's very first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society."...

Feb 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade
East Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade. This history of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade dates back to 1978 when a group of locals decided Gulf Shores needed a parade. Those locals formed the...

Feb 13, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

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Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6979

The Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederation of groups, large and small, that wanted to parade by the beach. About 10 years ago, the city of Orange Beach stepped in and took over the planning of the parade. It's still open to participation by just a...




January 24
Featured Event
Orange Beach Welcome Center
Orange Beach Welcome Center
23685 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Join Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism for this free educational series featuring our local artisans. This is an informal, “come and go” showcasing situated in the lobby of the Orange Beach welcome center, that gives people the chance to ask the artisan questi...

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Jan 24, 2018  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

2018 Author Series presents: Sue Stewart Ade

Arts & Culture Community Events
Gulf Shores Cultural Arts Center
Gulf Shores Cultural Arts Center
19470 Oak RD West
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-9818

Sue Stewart Ade is the author of Friends Forever. Quincy Matthews witnesses her best friend's murder. To protect her friend's child, she kidnaps the four-year-old and flees to Hickory Hills. Admission is free with complimentary coffee and snacks.

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Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-9325

2018 Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Lecture Series presents: IFinding Home: The Life of Stella Sea Turtle with author Simone Lipscomb and illustrator Linda-Bell Schorer on Jan. 24.  

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Jan 22, 2018 - Jan 30, 2018  11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

NO EMPTY BOWLS Pet Food Drive

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NO EMPTY BOWLS Pet Food Drive
Live Bait Food & Spirits
Live Bait Food & Spirits
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-974-1612

We at Live Bait are having a pet food drive for the month of January!  All donations can be drop off at Live Bait located at 24281 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach. We will be donating food, toys, and other necessity for our four-legged friends to our local animal shelters ...

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Jan 10, 2018 - Feb 14, 2018  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Let?s Paint

Arts & Culture Community Events
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2627

Let’s Paint with Jane Sellier on Wednesdays Jan. 10 - Feb. 14. Call for class details.

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Jan 10, 2018 - Feb 14, 2018  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beginning Pastel Class

Arts & Culture Community Events
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2627

Beginning Pastel Class with Tommy Vogel each Wednesday from Jan. 10 - Feb. 14. Call for class details.

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Jan 20, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018  10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Wade Hall Postcard Collection

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Wade Hall Postcard Collection
Gulf Shores Museum
Gulf Shores Museum
244 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

A traveling exhibit of Alabama postcards featuring the Main Streets portion from the collection of Wade Hall dating back to the 1800s will be on display at the Gulf Shores Museum open Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Jan 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Line Dancing at Orange Beach Adult Activity Center

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Orange Beach Adult Activity Center
Orange Beach Adult Activity Center
26251 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-3440

Orange Beach Adult Activity Center will hold line dancing for beginners and up on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. led by Lori Sherman. All classes are for dancers with some line dancing experience, as in knowing the basic steps. You are more than welcome to come but do not e...

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Jan 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Shelby Brown, From The Voice

Music & Nightlife
The Intracoastal
The Hot Spot Music and Grub
4780 Wharf Pkwy. Ste. F101
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Live Music and Happy Hour.

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Jan 17, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018  10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Gulf Shores Museum presents Art of the Great War: WWI Posters fro...

Community Events History Events Snowbird Events
Gulf Shores Museum
Gulf Shores Museum
244 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

  This new exhibit features posters from the collections of the Alabama Department of Archives and History that provide a striking reminder of the wartime experiences of Alabamians on the home front during #WWI. During WWI, many renowned artists volunteered their skills on t...

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