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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 01/16/2018 to 02/15/2018

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Featured Events
Featured Event

Jan 27, 2018  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

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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
Begins at Hwy 59 at Clubhouse Drive and ends at Main Beach Gulf Shores.
Gulf Shores Parkway
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 16
Featured Event
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
310 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Tournament will be played Tuesday, January 16 at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center Gym beginning at 9 a.m. Teams will be divided to participate in a double elimination tournament. Registration closes January 13. Registration is available at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center fr...

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

Digital Photography Tips and Tricks for Point and Shoot Cameras with Dorie Parsons. Call for class details and to sign up.

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...

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: Of Iron and Wood: Fort Morgan and the Battle of Mobile Bay with Dylan Tucker Jan. 16.  

Jan 2, 2018 - Jan 30, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Civil War Tour Series

History Events
Civil War Tour Series
Museum
110 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7127
Website

Every Tuesday in January at 2 p.m. a historian will guide visitors on a hour long tour of the Fort. Each week the historian will speak on a different topic. Week 1 "Fort Bowyer", Week 2 "Early Civil War", Week 3 " Battle of Mobile Bay", Week 4 "Siege of Fort Morgan", Week 5...

Oct 10, 2017 - Mar 27, 2018  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brandon Styles Show - Impressionist & Magician

Music & Nightlife
Brandon Styles Show - Impressionist & Magician
Brandon Styles Singing Impressions & Magic Show
Brandon Styles Singing Impressions & Magic Show
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
616-477-3152
Email
Website

Come see the island's only show. Experience a mix of 60 singing and speaking impressions, speaking impressions, comedy, dance, ventriloquism and award winning magic. This is a one hour family-friendly show. Get your tickets on the website or at the door. Seating is first co...

January 17
Featured Event
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 17, 2018  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gulf Shores Museum presents guest speaker: Ruth Elder

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Gulf Shores Museum presents guest speaker: Ruth Elder
Gulf Shores Museum
Gulf Shores Museum
244 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Join us for a special speaking engagement welcoming Troy University Cataloging Librarian Ruth Elder. Learn about thousands of postcards depicting main streets throughout Alabama.

Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Bodenhamer Recreation Center
310 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Tournament will be played Wednesday, January 17 at the Meyer Park beginning at Noon. The tournament format will be determined based on the number of participants. Participants will be paired into teams. Registration closes January 14. Registration is available at the Bodenha...

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: Birmingham Audubon Coastal Bird Stewardship Program with Mozart Dedeaux Jan. 17.  

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