The Low Country Boil each February offers delicious food for a great cause.

Looking to enjoy the best seafood in Gulf Shores while supporting a good cause? Head to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in February and take part in the Annual Low Country Boil! Munch on shrimp, sausage, beans, potatoes and corn while helping the zoo continue to thrive.

Support the zoo at the Annual Low Country Boil in Gulf Shores

GulThe Low Country Boil offers delicious food for a great cause.f Shores may be known mostly for its beautiful white-sand beaches and gorgeous gulf waters, but it's also acclaimed for its delicious seafood and sense of community. The two latter traits are what visitors will find when they attend the Annual Low Country Boil at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo each February.

Thanks to the Gulf Shores snowbirds and their respective clubs from their home states, more than a thousand people will come together this year to raise money for the zoo while enjoying a fantastic Southern meal. The event began when one so-called "snowbird," Ken Krouse of the Wisconsin Sno-Bird Club, approached the zoo asking how he could help support it. With zoo staff, he organized the first boil, which sold 560 tickets to snowbird clubs from 11 states.

The event continues to grow in popularity - last year ticket sales climbed to 920, and this year organizers expect to sell more than 1,100. Although the boil is organized by the zoo and participating Snowbird Clubs, it's a community effort, as well. Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market in Gulf Shores donates the shrimp and sausage for the delicious meal, and Burris Farm Market in Loxley, Alabama, provides the beans, corn, potatoes, onions and lemons.

In addition to helping the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo - "The Little Zoo That Could" - continue to thrive, the boil provides a fun opportunity to socialize and puts forth a great menu, making it a popular addition to your winter stay in a Gulf Shores condo or house. Guests can even watch the spectacular cooking operation run by Krouse and his crew of 90 workers. Guests may even choose dessert, since Flipper's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar in Orange Beach provides their Eddie Boy's Homemade Ice Cream.

Tickets to the boil are available through participating Snowbird Clubs.

Related Articles

3 popular shrimp restaurants in Gulf Shores

3 popular shrimp restaurants in Gulf Shores

Eating fresh-caught Gulf shrimp is high on the to-do list for many visitors to Gulf Shores. Nearly all the seafood restaurant in the city serve fresh shrimp cooked every which way, so no matter where you go, you're find something a delicious to enjoy.

Spring flowers make for a nice backdrop during the Azalea Trail Run in Mobile.

Orange Beach vacationers: Race to Mobile for the Azalea Trail Run

Athletes looking to beat their personal running time as well as visitors curious about the beauty of Mobile, Alabama in the springtime may want to take a day trip from their Orange Beach rentals and head to the Azalea Train Run in Mobile, which takes place each March.

While staying in Orange Beach in March, experience the best of the area's art scene.

Get artsy at the Orange Beach Festival of Art

Orange Beach is a spectacular vacation destination for those looking for a relaxing beach paradise, but it's also rich with arts and culture. During March, visitors can be treated to a particularly artistic event - the Orange Beach Festival of the Arts.

Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival is filled with exciting art, music, food and fun for all ages.

Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival makes a perfect addition to a Gulf Shores vacation

March is such a wonderful time to visit Gulf Shores for many reasons, but one event that might attract the artistically inclined is the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival in Fairhope, where 220 artists and craftspeople will display their works.

Go wild at Gulf Shores zoo

Go wild at Gulf Shores zoo

If you're the kind of person who'd rather watch Animal Planet than just about anything else on TV, a visit to the Gulf Shores zoo is a must during your stay at the gulf. This zoo offers you and your family the rare opportunity to bond with some of nature's most majestic creatures.

Newest Articles

Have some safe fun at a Gulf Shores gator farm

If you have ever wanted to branch out and do something more exotic on your next vacation, you should add some gators to your getaway.

March 23, 2014 - Gulf Shores | Things to Do

Gulf Shores visitors tap into wellness travel

Wellness travel trips to Gulf Shores can be a truly rewarding experience for visitors.

March 15, 2014 - Gulf Shores | Things to Do

Where to play beach volleyball in the Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a terrific place to enjoy a thrilling game of volleyball in a beautiful setting.

March 09, 2014 - Things to Do

Location

Gulf Shores Map

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 20
    2014 Conference USA Women's Golf Championships
  • Apr 20
    Bunny Brunch
  • Apr 20
    Community Easter Sunrise Service
  • Apr 20
    Crawfish On Da' Bayou
  • Apr 20
    Damien Lamb
  • Apr 20
    Easter Brunch
  • Apr 20
    Easter Brunch Cruise
  • Apr 20
    Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt at Perdido Beach Resort

Local Weather

weather icon 55ยบ Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 80%
Wind: NW 6 mph

Weather information provided by wunderground.com

Last Updated on March 25, 12:56 AM CDT

Latest Video