Gulf Shores Area Upcoming Events

23 events

5th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor 2016

WHEN: Oct 01
WHERE: Historic Downtown Foley (Orange Avenue from Hwy. 59 to Alston Street, Alston Street between Orange Avenue and Jessamine Street.)
PRICE: Admission to the festival is free. The VIP Tasting Experience $25., General Admission $15. Foodie Fix tickets: $1 each, $5 for six, $10 for fifteen and $20 for forty. Edutainment Seminars - FREE!
PHONE: 877-461-3712
WEBSITE: www.alabamafestivalofflavor.com
DETAILS:
The 5th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor, sponsored by Riviera Utilities is set to take place Saturday, October 1 in the streets of Historic Downtown Foley. Presented by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, The Alabama Festival of Flavor showcases the many flavors of local and regional foods, wine and craft beer. This food, wine and craft beer event is focused on locally grown and produced products.  Local Chefs will be preparing unique dishes and brewers from around the state will be on hand to discuss their uniquely crafted beers.Festival guests can stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Foley while sipping and savoring the unique specialty wines, craft beer and delectable cuisine. Catch your favorite team on the big screen in the Game Day tent, sample menu favorites from local restaurants in the Foodie Fix area, learn about wine pairings or home brewing in the Edutainment Tent or visit the Tastings Area for savory tapas paired with wine.

The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

WHEN: Oct 07
PRICE: Bird & Conservation Expo: Free. Prices, schedule, and registration for guided trips available online.
WEBSITE: www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com
DETAILS:
We offer expertly guided trips by foot and on boat to prime birding locations on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Our location on the northern Gulf Coast makes this area a major stopover for migratory birds from all over North America—and so fall is a great time to add all sorts of species to your life list.The free Bird and Conservation Expo on the grounds of Faulkner State College in Fairhope, offers hands-on fun and activities for kids of all ages with live raptors and snakes and displays and exhibits from conservation organizations, vendors, artists, and divisions of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Come see us in October! Learn more about birding, add to your life list, and meet other birders as we welcome the fall migration!

The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

WHEN: Oct 08
PRICE: Bird & Conservation Expo: Free. Prices, schedule, and registration for guided trips available online.
WEBSITE: www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com
DETAILS:
We offer expertly guided trips by foot and on boat to prime birding locations on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Our location on the northern Gulf Coast makes this area a major stopover for migratory birds from all over North America—and so fall is a great time to add all sorts of species to your life list.The free Bird and Conservation Expo on the grounds of Faulkner State College in Fairhope, offers hands-on fun and activities for kids of all ages with live raptors and snakes and displays and exhibits from conservation organizations, vendors, artists, and divisions of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Come see us in October! Learn more about birding, add to your life list, and meet other birders as we welcome the fall migration!

The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

WHEN: Oct 09
PRICE: Bird & Conservation Expo: Free. Prices, schedule, and registration for guided trips available online.
WEBSITE: www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com
DETAILS:
We offer expertly guided trips by foot and on boat to prime birding locations on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Our location on the northern Gulf Coast makes this area a major stopover for migratory birds from all over North America—and so fall is a great time to add all sorts of species to your life list.The free Bird and Conservation Expo on the grounds of Faulkner State College in Fairhope, offers hands-on fun and activities for kids of all ages with live raptors and snakes and displays and exhibits from conservation organizations, vendors, artists, and divisions of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Come see us in October! Learn more about birding, add to your life list, and meet other birders as we welcome the fall migration!

45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

WHEN: Oct 13
PHONE: 251-968-6091
WEBSITE: www.myshrimpfestival.com
DETAILS:
Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 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 begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs of their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent. New activities this year include: "Outdoor World" and "Shrimp Festival Idol". Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an "American Idol" type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday.  Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some o fthe great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

WHEN: Oct 14
PHONE: 251-968-6091
WEBSITE: www.myshrimpfestival.com
DETAILS:
Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 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 begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs of their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent. New activities this year include: "Outdoor World" and "Shrimp Festival Idol". Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an "American Idol" type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday.  Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some o fthe great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

WHEN: Oct 15
PHONE: 251-968-6091
WEBSITE: www.myshrimpfestival.com
DETAILS:
Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 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 begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs of their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent. New activities this year include: "Outdoor World" and "Shrimp Festival Idol". Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an "American Idol" type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday.  Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some o fthe great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

WHEN: Oct 16
PHONE: 251-968-6091
WEBSITE: www.myshrimpfestival.com
DETAILS:
Savor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 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 begins at 10 a.m. each day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarain's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs of their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent. New activities this year include: "Outdoor World" and "Shrimp Festival Idol". Outdoor World will feature fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor vendors and activities. Shrimp Festival Idol will be an "American Idol" type competition where high school singers from seven local schools will compete in elimination rounds to find out who will become Shrimp Festival Idol. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three contestants. Families can enter the annual sand sculpture contest on Saturday.  Kids can take part in a myriad of activities in the newly relocated Children's Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runner and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races to help work off some o fthe great food at the festival. All net proceeds of the Run will be donated to Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment, benefiting the local Gulf Shores & Orange Beach public schools. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose. Car lovers will have a chance to preview many of the new Chevrolet models that will be on display.

The Original German Sausage Festival

WHEN: Oct 29
WHERE: Elberta Town Park
PRICE: Free to public.
WEBSITE: http://www.elbertafire.com/festival/
DETAILS:
Held from 8 a.m. to 9 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 forget to visit the Bier Garten for a large selection of imported beers.

Halloween Costume Contest at the Flora-Bama

WHEN: Oct 31
WHERE: 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
PHONE: 850-492-0611
WEBSITE: www.florabama.com
DETAILS:
It'll be witches and goblins galore as the Flora-Bama host a costume contest. Over $2000.00 in cash and prizes including a Mexico Getaway! Everyone in costume gets in free. Contest starts at 9:00 p.m. October 31st. First drink free to members.