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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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Snowbird Events

The Gulf Coast snowbird population is thriving, and so is the number of events for our group of winter visitors. Find information on snowbird clubs, fundraisers and more.


July 17
Featured Event

Jul 17, 2014  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Guided Beach Walk

Holiday Events Nature Snowbird Events
Gulf State Park
??? East Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-7275

Meet our park guide at the Beach Pavilion near the fireplace and learn all about our coastal ecosystem.  Then, Meander along the shore, with our guide, looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life.$5 parking per vehicle

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July 30
Featured Event

Jul 30, 2014  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Guided Beach Walk

Holiday Events Nature Snowbird Events
Gulf State Park
??? East Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-7275

Meet our park guide at the Beach Pavilion near the fireplace and learn all about our coastal ecosystem.  Then, Meander along the shore, with our guide, looking for shells and learn about some of the local sea life.$5 parking per vehicle

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August 07
Featured Event

Aug 7, 2014  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Beach Creature Feature

Holiday Events Nature Snowbird Events
Gulf State Park
??? Campground Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-948-7275

Beach Creature FeatureLocation: Gulf State Park Nature Center/ClassroomTime: 10:00 AMMeet at the Nature Center to learn about some of the local sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico.  If you have something you have collected along the beach shore, bring it along and we w...

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October 25
Featured Event

Oct 25, 2014  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

Culinary Outdoor & Festivals Holiday Events Snowbird Events
Elberta Town Park
Main Street
Elberta, AL 36530

Held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The best German Sausage you have ever tasted! Made from a secret recipe developed by the founding fathers of Elberta, AL. This is the only place you can get the real thing! Arts and crafts, live music, carnival rides, baked goods and more. Don't fo...

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November 28
Featured Event

Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Bellingrath's Magic Christmas in Lights

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

Dates:  November 29 – December 31, 2013 (Closed December 25th)Enjoy one of the most popular holiday events in the Southeast.  Stroll through the gardens with more than three million twinkling lights in over 835 custom designed set pieces in 12 scenes. Tour the Bell...

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January 01
Featured Event
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL 36582
251-973-2217

Dates: January 1 - February 28, 2015See Bellingrath's famed Camellias and an interesting winter garden filled with the blooms of ornamental kale, mustard and cabbages, pansies and violas, primrose, cyclamen, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.

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