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September 2011 - It’s Time to Celebrate SHRIMP

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It’s Time to Celebrate SHRIMP
Continue your tradition of returning to your favorite beach in the fall for four days of Shrimp Fest fun. If you haven’t made it a tradition yet, this is the year to begin. Absolutely a feast for your eyes, ears and palates at this tasty event located just steps from the water’s edge.

Provide promo code 11SF for a FREE night when you stay with Meyer Vacation Rentals during the National Shrimp Festival.

Shrimp Festival Deals
3rd night FREE in condos
4th night FREE in houses

What’s New at Your Beach
Discover fresh adventures on your next beach escape, including a ropes course at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, the sports bar at Happy Harbor in Orange Beach featuring college and professional football games, and a new location for North Shore Grill in Gulf Shores opening next month. A few restaurants recently added to your choices include Aji Sai Asian Cuisine and Hog Wild BBQ in Gulf Shores, and Arigato Grill at Palm Pointe, Bravo Tacos, and Zen Restaurant in Orange Beach.

Stay tuned in to all the fun fall happenings on the coast:


17         Alabama Coastal Clean Up, beaches along Alabama’s coast
25         Jason Aldean, Chris Young and Thompson Square at The Wharf, Orange Beach


6-9        Thunder on the Gulf powerboat races, Orange Beach
7-9        Bayfest Music Festival, Mobile
8          Lost Bay Regatta, Josephine
13-16    National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores
20         O.A.R. concert at the Hangout
29         The Original German Sausage Festival, Elberta


10-20    Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, numerous venues along the coast

Find more entertainment options at the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Calendar of Events

Check out our Gulf Shores Music Calendar for a musical entertainment guide in advance of and during your trip to the island.

Feel the Thunder, Hear the Roar
This year’s Thunder on the Gulf Race Village will be open at the Gulf State Park Pavilion daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., allowing race fans the joy of observing these awesome powerboats up close along with their teams. The younger enthusiasts can play at the Kids Pavilion, and there will be race merchandise for sale. Saturday also features live entertainment at the Race Village and a boat parade that evening. Races will be held all four days of the event, with qualifying races on Thursday and Saturday and championship races on Friday and Sunday. Officials with the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) World Championships promise a spectacle that’s bigger and better than ever.


Check out the 2011 Thunder on the Gulf schedule, check out the boats, and by all means check out our FREE night Thunder special (promo code 11TOG).

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