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Beach FestivalExplore 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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Community Events

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores’ community activities are as varied as the guests who spend their vacations with us. Depending on the season, enjoy parades, light shows, dance lessons and more.


Featured Events
Featured Event
Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan
110 State Highway 180 West
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7127

On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan. Friday’s events include artillery firing at 6:30 pm followed by Civil War era music performed by Bobby Horton, a Birmingham...

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Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan
110 State Highway 180 West
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7127

On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan. Friday’s events include artillery firing at 6:30 pm followed by Civil War era music performed by Bobby Horton, a Birmingham...

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Fort Gaines Historic Site
51 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
251-861-6992

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Gaines ...

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Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan
110 State Highway 180 West
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7127

On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan. Friday’s events include artillery firing at 6:30 pm followed by Civil War era music performed by Bobby Horton, a Birmingham...

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Fort Gaines Historic Site
51 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
251-861-6992

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Gaines ...

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26650 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-980-7223

The Gulf Coast Powerboat Association (GCPA) is proud to announce that classic Southern Rockers, The Marshall Tucker Band, will be in concert on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The concert will be held at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Tickets are $20 for G...

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April 03
Featured Event

Apr 3, 2014 - Oct 2, 2014  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sea Turtle Talks on the Beach

Holiday Events Nature
Ocean Camp
101 East Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-802-8605

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July 01
Featured Event

Jul 1, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lorraine Owen exhibit

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

Lorraine Owen, of Gulf Shores, will be featured as the exhibiting artist in the main gallery of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach from July 1 through Aug. 22, with a reception July 18 from 5-7 p.m. The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach gallery hours are 9 a.m. till 4...

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July 21
Featured Event

Jul 21, 2014  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Guided Nature Walk

Holiday Events Nature
Gulf State Park
??? Gulf Oak Ridge Trail
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-948-7275

Meet our park guide at the Gulf Oak Ridge Trail on State Road 2. This trail is ADA accessible and approximately 2 miles. please arrive a few minutes early

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July 22
Featured Event

Jul 22, 2014  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Make Your Own Glass

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Make Your Own Glass
The Hot Shop at The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-2787

Call to reserve your space, (251) 981-ARTS (2787).Appointments are available Tuesday-Friday at 9 a.m. and cost $50 per person. The small group class offers a 2.5 hour session where guests watch demonstrations by resident glass artists Adam Burges and Kerry Parks, then choose...

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Jul 22, 2014  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Preschool Creative Workshop in pottery

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Preschool Creative Workshop in pottery
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

Preschool Creative Workshop in pottery is for 4 & 5 year olds. An adult must stay during the workshop. Supplies will be provided for the child and adult. $45

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Jul 22, 2014  11:00 AM

Hands on Habitat

Holiday Events Nature
Tacky Jack's Gulf Shores
240 East 24th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-8881

Hands on Habitat Tuesday Join us every Tuesday this summer for a fun and educational hands on nature series. Kids & adults alike can learn about our ecosystem and interact with the animals that live here with us. Free for all ages 11am-12pm Arrive 15 minute...

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Jul 22, 2014  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hands on Habitat at Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores

Holiday Events Nature
Tacky Jack's Gulf Shores
240 East 24th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-8881

Join us every Tuesday this summer for a fun and educational hands on nature series. Kids & adults alike can learn about our ecosystem and interact with the animals that live here with us. Free for all ages 11am-12pm Arrive 15 minutes early (No RSVP Required)

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Jul 22, 2014  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2014 Blue Angel Practice Schedule

Holiday Events
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32508
850-453-2389

The world-famous Blue Angels are based at NAS Pensacola, and can be seen practicing over the Museum most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m., and last about an hour. Admission to practice is FREE and open to the publ...

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Tuesday Evening Civil War Twilight Tours at Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan
110 State Highway 180 West
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-5257

Vignettes of Fort Morgan's Civil War history are brought to life every summer during this hour long tour. Historical interpreters portraying the lives of members of the garrison tell of the events transpiring in the final months of Confederate occupation of the fort. Visitor...

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July 23
Featured Event

Jul 23, 2014  12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Summertime Wonderful Wednesdays

Holiday Events Nature
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd
Theodore, AL 36582
251-973-2217

Dates:  Wednesdays from June 4 – July 30, 2014Who knew Wednesday could be so wonderful? Every Wednesday, enjoy a special program about Bellingrath Gardens and Home, gardening, local history and nature.  Topics include Summer Gardening, The Bellingrath Collections, ...

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