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Explore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. With all of these fun things to do on the Gulf Coast, you can be as busy as you want. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of events and activities at various locations all up and down the beach. 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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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 01/18/2018 to 02/17/2018

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Jan 27, 2018  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

Annual Arts & Culture Community Events Culinary Outdoor & Festivals Fishing Golf History Events Mardi Gras Music & Nightlife Nature Snowbird Events Sports
2018 Reese
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
1621 Virginia St.
Mobile, AL 36604
1-888-736-2695
Website

The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by mor...

Feb 9, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade

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Mystical Order of Mirams Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Mystical Order of Mirams is a women's organization based in Ora...

Feb 10, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade

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Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, "while overlooking the Marina on Cotton Bayou and watching the sun set on a glorious April evening, a group of men planned what was to become ... Pleasure Island's very first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society."...

Feb 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade
East Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade. This history of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade dates back to 1978 when a group of locals decided Gulf Shores needed a parade. Those locals formed the...

Feb 13, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

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Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade
Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6979

The Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederation of groups, large and small, that wanted to parade by the beach. About 10 years ago, the city of Orange Beach stepped in and took over the planning of the parade. It's still open to participation by just a...




January 18
Featured Event
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
310 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Tournament will be played Thursday, January 18 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex (5plex Fields) beginning at 9 a.m. Tournament format will be determined based on the number of players and teams. Minimum number of players registered to make two teams is 16 - 18 players. Registrat...

Orange Beach Welcome Center
Orange Beach Welcome Center
23685 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Join Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism for this free educational series featuring our local artisans. This is an informal, “come and go” showcasing situated in the lobby of the Orange Beach welcome center, that gives people the chance to ask the artisan questi...

Jan 18, 2018  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jeff Friend Trail Grand Reopening

Community Events Nature Snowbird Events
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Jeff Friend Trail
12295 State Hwy.180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Please join us in celebrating the Grand Re-opening of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge’s Jeff Friend Trail!The Jeff Friend trail was closed for renovations back September of 2017, to improve its accessibility for those with mobility impairments.  Thanks to a combinat...

Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-9325
Email
Website

2018 Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Lecture Series presents: Mobile's Historic Districts and Historic Spring Hill with Craig Roberts Jan. 18. Come along with me we as we take a digital slide show tour of Mobile's historic architecture which includes six thousand build...

Jan 11, 2018 - Feb 15, 2018  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beginning Watercolor Class

Arts & Culture Community Events
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2627
Email
Website

Beginning Watercolor Class with Mary Lou Nicolai each Thursday from Jan. 11 - Feb. 15. Call for class details.

Jan 18, 2018 - Mar 1, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Couples Line Dancing at American Legion Post 44

Community Events Snowbird Events
American Legion Post 44
6781 State Highway 59
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-6119

American Legion Post 44 in Gulf Shores will hold a couples line dancing on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. led by Annie Godfrey. All classes are for dancers with some line dancing experience, as in knowing the basic steps. You are more than welcome to come but do not expect the inst...

Jan 17, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018  10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Gulf Shores Museum presents Art of the Great War: WWI Posters fro...

Community Events History Events Snowbird Events
Gulf Shores Museum
Gulf Shores Museum
244 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

  This new exhibit features posters from the collections of the Alabama Department of Archives and History that provide a striking reminder of the wartime experiences of Alabamians on the home front during #WWI. During WWI, many renowned artists volunteered their skills on t...

May 25, 2017 - Feb 14, 2018  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour

Nature
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088
Email
Website

Take a break from the bustling beach and enjoy three-hours of peaceful and tranquil paddling in the secluded inlets of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (BSNWR). Just minutes from bustling Gulf Shores, the BSNWR Kayak Tour immerses you in a coastal wilderness! We will ...

January 19
Featured Event
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-9325
Email
Website

2018 Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism Lecture Series presents: The History of Bellingrath Garden and Home with Sally Ericson Jan. 19. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is the 65-acre public garden and historic home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, located on the Fowl River ...

Jan 19, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunset Cork Room Catering at Big Beach

Culinary
Sunset Cork Room Catering at Big Beach
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337
Email
Website

Grab some grub from Sunset Cork room between 6 - 7 p.m.! Cheers.

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