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Gulf Shores Area Upcoming Events

42 events
  • Customer Appreciation Night

    WHEN:
    Dec 9 - Dec 8
    WHERE:
    Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
    PRICE:
    Free admission.
    PHONE:
    (850) 492-0611
    DETAILS:
    Flora-Bama's Customer Appreciation Night is to celebrate YOU! We want to say thank you for supporting us over the years and want to give you a little something back. Join us from 4 – 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Free admission, one drink free, free food while it lasts and 25% off in the gift shop.
  • Bike to the Iron Bowl Challenge

    WHEN:
    Sep 3 - Oct 4
    WHERE:
    Bodenhamer Recreation Center
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Calling all Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tiger fans! The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is excited to announce the Bike to the Bowl Challenge, a free 8-week fitness program that will challenge you to bike 240 miles to the Iron Bowl in the span of 8 weeks beginning on October 5 and ending on November 30. Participants may bike outside or use indoor stationary bikes, but must log their miles weekly at the Bodenhamer Center or Cultural Center. All individuals who complete the challenge will receive a visor in their favorite team’s color and will be eligible for entries in random prize drawings.
  • Pickleball

    WHEN:
    Sep 10 - May 29
    WHERE:
    Cultural Center Gymnasium
    PRICE:
    Free with RecPass, $10 a day for non members
    PHONE:
    251-968-9813
    DETAILS:
    The City of Gulf Shores Recreation Department is happy to offer Pickleball to our 55+ community.
  • Storytime with Ms. Amy

    WHEN:
    Sep 12 - Sep 3
    WHERE:
    Thomas B. Norton Public Library
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    N/A
    DETAILS:
    Join us for Storytime with Ms. Amy at the Thomas B. Norton Public Library! Every Thursday, we will work on building early literacy skills and practice our creative and social skills.
  • Alabama State Tri-Level Championships

    WHEN:
    Sep 26 - Sep 29
    WHERE:
    George C. Meyer Tennis Center
    PRICE:
    http://www.alabamata.usta.com
    PHONE:
    (251) 974-2468
    DETAILS:
    Don't miss Tri-Level Championship action as USTA Alabama Tennis comes to the beach. Book your rooms, pack your bags and head to the beach for tennis excitement.
  • Coastal Alabama Couples Classic (golf)

    WHEN:
    Sep 26 - Sep 29
    PRICE:
    https://www.golfalabamabeach.com/coastal-alabama-couples-classic
    PHONE:
    251-968-5339
    DETAILS:
    If you go to one tournament this year, make sure it’s the Coastal Alabama Couples Classic. This all inclusive tournament includes 3 days of golf (plus practice rounds for a cart fee), breakfast and lunch daily, a welcome reception, a sunset cruise, two drink tickets per day and prizes!
  • Camping 101

    WHEN:
    Sep 27 - Sep 28
    WHERE:
    18069 Fort Morgan Rd.
    PRICE:
    $30 per tent, $20 if you bring your own tent
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    The City of Gulf Shores Recreation Department is excited to host Get Wild: Camping 101. Locals and visitors are invited to sleep under the stars at our beautiful waterfront lagoon! This event will feature fire pits, tent camping and an outdoor movie on the big screen.
  • Gulf Shores Goes Pink

    WHEN:
    Oct 1 - Oct 2
    WHERE:
    Gulf Shores Fire Department
    PRICE:
    Accepting Donations
    PHONE:
    901-413-0847
    DETAILS:
    Gulf Shores is going PINK this October! Please join us for a Community Gathering & Barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, at the Gulf Shores Fire Department, located at 1921 West 1st Street. The Gulf Shores Fire Department will be grilling hot dogs, and ALL donations will go to the Guardians of The Ribbon - Lower Alabama Chapter. For more information, please contact Marsha Andrews at 901-413-0847.
  • Women's Self Defense Class

    WHEN:
    Oct 2 - Dec 5
    WHERE:
    19470 Oak Rd. West
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is hosting a Women’s Self Defense series for women ages 12 and up. Classes will include techniques to defend yourself at home and in public, holding and shooting a firearm, and more! This program is FREE to the public, but there are limited spots available.
  • Movies at Meyer Park - Ghostbusters

    WHEN:
    Oct 3 - Oct 4
    WHERE:
    Meyer Park
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Small Town, Big Beach Productions is bringing Movies at Meyer Park back this year just in time for Halloween! The first movie, Ghostbusters, is scheduled for October 3. The movie will begin at 6 p.m. Locals and visitors are encouraged to bring a friend, a chair or blanket to sit on, and snacks and refreshments. Admission is free to the public.
  • Camping 101

    WHEN:
    Oct 4 - Oct 5
    WHERE:
    18068 Fort Morgan Rd.
    PRICE:
    $30 per tent, $20 if you bring your own tent
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    The City of Gulf Shores Recreation Department is excited to host Get Wild: Camping 101. Locals and visitors are invited to sleep under the stars at our beautiful waterfront lagoon! This event will feature fire pits, tent camping and an outdoor movie on the big screen.
  • ClubGST

    WHEN:
    Oct 4 - Apr 24
    WHERE:
    Cultural Center
    PRICE:
    $40 a month
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is excited to announce a new recreation program, Gulf Shores Teen Club (ClubGST), beginning in October of 2019. ClubGST is open to children in grades 6-9. ClubGST will meet after school every Friday during the months of October 2019-April 2020 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Transportation from school to the Cultural Center will be provided. The registration cost for ClubGST is $40 per month. Each month will feature a new theme of activities. The schedule is as follows: October – Sports Theme, November – Cooking Theme, December – Handcrafting, January – City Operations, February – Aquatics, March – Fitness and April – College Inspiration
  • Fall Yoga Series

    WHEN:
    Oct 4 - Nov 2
    WHERE:
    Gulf Place Town Green/Public Beach
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Bring your friends and family and join us for the Fall Yoga Series at the beautiful Gulf Place Town Green and Public Beach. These FREE outdoor yoga classes will be held on the first Friday of the month in October-November (October 4 and November 1). Classes will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • 48TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL

    WHEN:
    Oct 10 - Oct 13
    WHERE:
    101 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
    PRICE:
    FREE
    PHONE:
    (251) 968-7200
    DETAILS:
    This year the festival will play host to more than 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. There will be musical acts to please all palates, including blues, Motown, southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. The music plays daily Thursday through Sunday.
  • Shrimp Festival 5K 10K Run

    WHEN:
    Oct 12
    WHERE:
    Orange Beach Sportsplex
    PRICE:
    $30 registration and up
    PHONE:
    (251) 943-4709
    DETAILS:
    Lace up your running shoes! The race is an officially sanctioned event of the Annual National Shrimp Festival, produced by the Alabama Coastal Business Chamber. Working with a strong group of dedicated volunteers, the 2019 Annual National Shrimp Festival 10K Run is planning the best event to date! The 10K race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 7:50 a.m.
  • Movies at Meyer Park - Goonies

    WHEN:
    Oct 17 - Oct 18
    WHERE:
    Meyer Park
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Locals and visitors are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and join us at Meyer Park on October 3, October 17 and October 24 for a movie under the stars! Movies will begin at 6 p.m. each night.
  • Sanddollar Showcase (softball)

    WHEN:
    Oct 18 - Oct 19
    WHERE:
    Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sportsplexes
    PRICE:
    http://www.connectsportsevents.com/index.html?0=
    PHONE:
    (555) 972-9310
  • Wild and Wicked Beach Bash

    WHEN:
    Oct 18 - Oct 19
    WHERE:
    Gulf Place Town Green/Public Beach
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the Wild and Wicked Beach Bash coming to Gulf Place Public Beach. Locals and visitors are invited to wear their best Halloween costume and participate in this horrifyingly fun event featuring a Haunted Hustle 5K, Witches on Wheels, and live music from Fly By Radio! The Witches on Wheels Bike Parade will begin at 6 p.m. The Haunted Hustle 5K Walk/Run will begin at 6:30 p.m. The FREE after-party with live music from Fly By Radio will begin at 8 p.m.
  • Gulf Shores Middle School Robotics Competition – Bots at the Beach

    WHEN:
    Oct 19
    WHERE:
    Gulf Shores Middle School
    DETAILS:
    The Gulf Shores Middle School, in partnership with Auburn University Engineering, is hosting this robotics competition. The competition will be held at Gulf Shores Middle School. The IQ program will be held in our cafeteria, and the VCR program will be held in the gym. There will be pits for both programs for each team.
  • Book Signing - Debra Coleman Jeter

    WHEN:
    Oct 22 - Oct 23
    WHERE:
    Thomas B. Norton Public Library
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Debra Coleman Jeter has published both fiction and nonfiction in popular magazines, including Working Woman, New Woman, Self, Home Life, Savvy, Christian Woman and American Baby. She is an award winning screenwriter and executive producer who has won awards for her short story. She is a Selah Award finalist for her first novel, The Ticket, as well as being a USA Book finalist for her narrative non-fiction.
  • Alabama Adult Combo Tennis State Championships (40s & 55s)

    WHEN:
    Oct 24 - Oct 27
    WHERE:
    George C. Meyer Tennis Center
    PRICE:
    http://www.alabamata.usta.com
    PHONE:
    (251) 974-2468
    DETAILS:
    Southern Combo Doubles is the fastest growing adult league program in the South! Both men and women's teams compete at the state level to advance to the Southern Combo Doubles Southern Sectional. Tennis action takes place at The Peninsula, The Beach Club, Gulf Shores Plantation and The Cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
  • Movies at Meyer Park - Beetlejuice

    WHEN:
    Oct 24 - Oct 25
    WHERE:
    Meyer Park
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Locals and visitors are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and join us at Meyer Park on October 3, October 17 and October 24 for a movie under the stars! Movies will begin at 6 p.m. each night.
  • Honours Golf Charity Classic

    WHEN:
    Oct 26
    WHERE:
    Craft Farms Golf Resort - Cotton Creek
    DETAILS:
    Craft Farms Golf Resort, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and Rock Creek Golf Club have joined together to host the Annual Honours Golf Charity Classic. The goal of this golf tournament is to raise funds for a charity, with 100 percent of tournament proceeds going to the organization.
  • 11th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout

    WHEN:
    Nov 1 - Nov 2
    WHERE:
    The Hangout
    PRICE:
    Admission is $10 per person, free for children 12 and under. Weekend VIP $150.
    PHONE:
    (251) 948-3030
    DETAILS:
    Craft Beer Festival will be held Friday, November 1 from 6 -11 p.m. Enjoy tastings of dozens of craft beers and live music. The all-inclusive ticket includes samples from all of our craft brewers and live entertainment all night long. Admission is included with VIP tickets. Taste beers from over 60 beers from over 30 breweries. Tickets are available for the advance price of $40. Your ticket includes specialty beers from all of our craft brewers, live music and our Brew B'que featuring a great lineup of chefs cooking up some of the best BBQ you've ever tasted!
  • Book Signing - Lynne Hilton

    WHEN:
    Nov 5 - Nov 6
    WHERE:
    Thomas B. Norton Public Library
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    The Thomas B. Norton Public Library is excited to welcome Lynne Hilton, author of Callie Comes Home, to the library for a book signing event. Lynne will be signing her book, Callie Comes Home. “Callie Comes Home” is the first fictional novel submitted for publication. It is a true work of love that she believes others will relate to concerning obstacles in their lives. The message is one of learning from the past and overcoming hardships.
  • 35TH ANNUAL FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS' FESTIVAL

    WHEN:
    Nov 7 - Nov 17
    WHERE:
    various
    PRICE:
    Admission charged depending on venue.
    PHONE:
    (850) 492-7664
    DETAILS:
    This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 7 - 17, 2019 across multiple venues at different times. To be sure you don't miss one of your favorites, please be sure to research venues and times at the event website.
  • Thanksgiving Break Camp

    WHEN:
    Nov 25 - Nov 28
    WHERE:
    Cultural Center
    PRICE:
    $50 for RecPass Members, $60 for Non Members
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Registration for the annual Thanksgiving Break Camp will open on October 1. Children in grades K-6 are invited to come spend the week playing games and participating in indoor/outdoor activities. The cost for Thanksgiving Break Camp is $50 for RecPass members and $60 for non-members. This cost includes craft materials and a field trip.
  • 2019 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship

    WHEN:
    Dec 2 - Dec 7
    WHERE:
    Orange Beach Sportsplex
    PRICE:
    Tournament Pass $30.00, Day passes $10.00
    PHONE:
    (816) 595-8000
    DETAILS:
    *As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2019 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Women's college soccer excitement comes to Orange Beach. Don't miss the action as 16 teams from across the country compete for the championship title!
  • 10th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

    WHEN:
    Dec 6 - Dec 7
    WHERE:
    Hwy 59 to Johnny Sims Park
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    The 10th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will feature festive lighted floats, as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands. Large crowds of spectators looking to bask in the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from Gulf Shores Public Beach to the Sims Park. The magical atmosphere from parade will roll continuously into the night as a celebration at the Sims Park will kick off immediately following the parade. Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts and a 5th Annual snowball drop. It will be a man-made blizzard as 4,000 ping pong balls will be dropped from above by Santa. Winning snowball will have a number that correlates with a prize supplied by our generous sponsors.
  • 8TH ANNUAL MERRY MARKET UNIQUE GIFTS AND ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO

    WHEN:
    Dec 7 - Dec 8
    WHERE:
    Perdido Beach Resort 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
    PRICE:
    FREE
    PHONE:
    (251) 968-7200
    DETAILS:
    This great Coastal Christmas tradition continues to grow! Join us for the 8th Annual Merry Market at the Perdido Beach Resort on Saturday, December 7 from 9am - 6pm and Sunday, December 8 from 9am - 5pm.
  • The Nutcracker

    WHEN:
    Dec 8 - Dec 9
    WHERE:
    Erie Meyer Civic Center
    PRICE:
    $15
    PHONE:
    N/A
    DETAILS:
    The Coastal Ballet Academy presents the Nutcracker on Sunday, December 8. Under the direction of Madame Rio Cordy Barlow the ballet academy will bring this classic holiday ballet to life. This event begins at 2 p.m. inside the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center located at 1930 West 2nd Street in Gulf Shores.
  • Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert

    WHEN:
    Dec 10 - Dec 11
    WHERE:
    Cultural Center Auditorium
    PRICE:
    Free
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    On December 10, the City of Gulf Shores will open its doors to host the Baldwin Pops for a traditional Christmas Concert. The Baldwin Pops is an organization of volunteer musicians whose mission is to share music in a concert band format free of charge to the citizens of Baldwin County. This is their 21st concert season and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. inside Cultural Center Auditorium. Pictures with Santa will be available during intermission in the lobby for $5.
  • Breakfast with Santa

    WHEN:
    Dec 21 - Dec 22
    WHERE:
    Erie Meyer Civic Center
    PRICE:
    $5
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 21, as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes. Admission for Breakfast with Santa is $5.00, while children 3 and under are free. The first 50 children will receive a complimentary picture with Santa
  • Christmas Break Camp

    WHEN:
    Dec 23 - Jan 3
    WHERE:
    Cultural Center
    PRICE:
    $70 for RecPass Members, $80 for non members
    PHONE:
    251-968-9818
    DETAILS:
    Registration for the annual Christmas Break Camp will open on November 1. Children in grades K-6 are invited to come spend the week playing games and participating in indoor/outdoor activities. The cost for Christmas Break Camp is $70 for RecPass members and $80 for non-members. This cost includes craft materials and a field trip.
  • REELIN' IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE WHARF

    WHEN:
    Dec 31 - Jan 1
    WHERE:
    The Wharf in Orange Beach
    PRICE:
    Free admission. Various kids activities range from $5-$10.
    PHONE:
    251.224.1000
    DETAILS:
    Reel in this upcoming year with us at The Wharf for our annual New Year’s Eve Street Party. Let’s bid adieu to 2018 in the grandest of style. Live bands, family-friendly and adult-centered fun all rounding off at midnight with our marlin drop and fireworks. Resolutions are for the start of the month. Give yourself one last excuse to let loose! Kids Confetti Drop: Mechanical bull, rock wall, bouncy house, surf simulator, trampoline jumpee ($5), Face painting ($5,$7,$10), camel rides ($5), fire truck, poodle shows beginning at 11 a.m., confetti drop at noon, and more.
  • LULU'S MARDI GRAS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & BOAT PARADE

    WHEN:
    Feb 25
    WHERE:
    Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
    PRICE:
    FREE
    PHONE:
    251-967-LULU (5858)
    DETAILS:
    Join us here at LuLu's on Fat Tuesday for the biggest, baddest, with a side of Lagniappe, Mardi Gras celebration in town. Come dressed in your finest beads and costume then start your day with one of our signature beverages while you listen to the great band starting at 11 a.m.
  • 28th Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show

    WHEN:
    Feb 29 - Mar 1
    WHERE:
    The Wharf in Orange Beach
    PRICE:
    FREE
    PHONE:
    (251) 224-1000
    DETAILS:
    The Orange Beach Sports Association presents the 28th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show at The Wharf. Come out to spend the day with family and friends while enjoying loads of tasty food, live music on two stages, and over 125 arts & crafts vendors!
  • 46th Annual Festival of Art

    WHEN:
    Mar 14 - Mar 15
    WHERE:
    Orange Beach Waterfront Park
    PRICE:
    FREE
    PHONE:
    251-981-ARTS (2787)
    DETAILS:
    Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and artists from visual arts and fine arts and crafts to glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists, textile artists and wood artists. The event will also hold a kid's art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare and a music and songwriter's stage.
  • 24TH ANNUAL MULLET MAN TRIATHLON

    WHEN:
    Apr 11 - Apr 12
    WHERE:
    Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
    PRICE:
    $90 plus $6.90 fee
    PHONE:
    (850) 483-6267
    DETAILS:
    The Mullet Man Triathlon will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. In memory of M. Lane Gilchrist, the late, popular Mayor of Gulf Breeze, FL.
  • INTERSTATE MULLET TOSS AND GULF COAST'S GREATEST BEACH PARTY

    WHEN:
    Apr 24 - Apr 26
    WHERE:
    Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
    PRICE:
    FREE
    PHONE:
    (850) 492-0611
  • NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

    WHEN:
    May 1 - May 3
    WHERE:
    101 Gulf Shores Parkway
    DETAILS:
    ight of the country’s best teams will bump, set and spike on the white sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast May 1-3. Witness the excitement when the champions are crowned May 3. SportsTravel magazine named the inaugural National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores its “Best New Event” for 2016, and it happens again in 2020. Beach volleyball is the fastest-growing NCAA sport featuring 77 sponsoring schools and is its 90th championship sport. With an eight-team bracket, the championship will be played in a double-elimination format with teams consisting of five pairs. Five collegiate courts and five practice courts will be set up on the sand, as well as bleachers and court-side seating for the volleyball enthusiasts in attendance. You can see all the action, on and off the sand, and feel the intensity of the players, coaches and fans. Plan to join us as we serve up fun in the sun at the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship.
  • 2020 ORANGE BEACH BILLFISH CLASSIC

    WHEN:
    May 15 - May 17
    WHERE:
    The Wharf Marina
    PRICE:
    Free to public. $6,500 Per Boat
    PHONE:
    (251) 402-8190
    DETAILS:
    We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Marlin tournament season in the Gulf of Mexico means big fish and big bucks as well as a serious adrenaline rush. Nowhere is that feeling more apparent than in the extremely popular Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series, consisting of five high-profile tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico. At stake for the top team in the Triple Crown is not only a custom six-foot marlin trophy but also the honor of being named the best billfishing team in the Gulf of Mexico for the year.