Orange Beach, Alabama

Local Events in the Area of Gulf Shores

All year-round, we host a variety of fun events for all ages. Book today and be sure not to miss any of these events:

  • 2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

    Date: 03/27/2018 - 11/02/2018
    Time: Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. central time; 9am-10am on May 18, July 6 and September 7
    National Museum of Naval Aviation, 1750 Radford Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32508
    Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season (March through November). Look below for their planned practice dates, but keep in mind that these can and do change as the year progresses due to things like weather or other circumstances. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. central time and last about 55 minutes. Public viewing is available at the National Naval Aviation Museum at no cost. The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the museum’s flight line north of the museum. Signs are posted to direct visitors to viewing and parking locations, including limited parking for handicapped visitors. Open bleacher seating is available and seats 1,000 people. A limited quantity of chairs are available for a fee of $3 per chair, good for that day’s practice session. Concessions of bottled water, sport drinks, light food, treats and merchandise are also available. Chair service, concessions and merchandise are provided by the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and proceeds support the museum and foundation programs. A valid ID is required for all visitors 16 and over to gain access to the museum flight line. Backpacks, daypacks and other similar items are not allowed on the flight line. 2018 Blue Angels Pensacola Practice Schedule March 27 March 28* March 29 April 3 April 4 April 10 April 11* April 17 April 18* April 24 April 25* May 1 May 2* May 8 May 9* May 15 May 16* May 17 May 18 (9am-10am) May 29 June 5 June 20* June 26 July 3 July 5 July 6 (9am-10am) July 11 July 17 July 18* July 24 August 15* August 21 August 22* August 28 August 29* September 5* September 6 September 7 (9am-10am) September 11 September 12* September 18 September 25* October 17* October 23 October 24* October 30 October 31 November 1 November 2 *Denotes autograph session following the practice inside the National Naval Aviation Museum. Again, practices may be canceled due to weather or other circumstances without notice. Please contact the museum for last minute information.
    Price: Free to public
    Phone: (850) 452-3604

  • Tuesday and Thursday Spring Break Guided Tours

    Date: 04/03/2018 - 05/31/2018
    Time: 10 am to 11 am
    Fort Morgan, 110 Hwy 180 Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    Visit Fort Morgan Historic Site for a guided tour, by a historian, during spring break 2018. Learn a little more about the history of military occupations at Mobile Point from The War of 1812 until the end of WWII. Guided tours will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, during March, April, and May at 10 a.m. only. You can also visit Fort Morgan any day of the week from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for a self guided tour. Visit the museum and gift shop. Explore the brick fort, the siege line or mortar battery and the beach too.
    Price: General
    Phone: 251-540-7202

  • Memorial Day Tribute 2018

    Date: 05/26/2018
    Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Fort Morgan, 110 Hwy 180 Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    Uniformed interpreters will bring the fort to life through demonstration of period drills on the fort's parade ground as well as artillery demonstration at the water battery. Special talks given by the site historians will provide insight into the events that transpired as well as introduce topics little written about in books. Explore the military history of Mobile Point from the War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, and WWII. Living history staff will remember those who gave their lives in serve at Fort Morgan.
    Price: General Admission
    Phone: 251-540-7127

  • LuLuPalooza 2018

    Date: 05/26/2018
    Time: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Lucy Buffett's LuLu's, 200 E. 25th Ave. Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    Join us for our Summer Kick Off Party! We will have bands in our dining room and on our big Crazy Sista Boat Stage all day. Fun for all ages! Noon: Lefty Collins 2 p.m. Phil & Foster w/ Special Guest Richard Douglas Jensen 4 p.m. Jillian Holt & The Soul Progressive 6 p.m. Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival 8:15 p.m. Seth Walker Lefty Collins Singer and guitarist, Lefty Collins, has been playing the guitar for over 40 years. Born and raised in Chicago, he played over 500 shows at the legendary House of Blues and opened for or shared the stage with Jimmy Buffett, Chris Isaack, B.B. King, Peter Frampton and many others. Lefty moved to Gadsden, Alabama in 2008 and formed a band that went to the finals of the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. In 2013, his focus changed and he began playing more acoustic guitar. Lefty relocated to the Gulf Coast in late 2014 and is happily enjoying life in the breeze. His music is a mix of originals and covers based on blues and classic rock, incorporating elements of all forms of American music. Phil & Foster with Special Guest Richard Douglas Jensen Phil & Foster is an acoustic and electric duo specializing in high energy roots music. They draw heavily on rural American musical styles including bluegrass, country, folk, and blues. Phil Proctor (guitar, mandolin, vocals) has played with the Dog River Boys, Phil & Walon, the Deluxe Trio and is currently in the Marlow Boys. Stan Foster (vocals, bass) has spent over twenty years as a bassist and front man for bluegrass renegades, Rollin' in the Hay. Stan was also in Custer & Foster, the Deluxe Trio and also plays with the Marlow Boys. Playing together since 2012, Phil & Foster have forged a musical partnership that finds strength in their instrumental dexterity, beauty in their vocal harmonies and excitement in their energetic stage show. Their setlist includes original compositions, as well as, classics from Bill Monroe, Stanley Brothers, Hank Williams, Flying Burrito Brothers, and many others. Their long residency at Callaghan's Irish Social Club in Mobile (recently named Best Bar in the south by Southern Living Magazine) attests to their professionalism and longevity. Phil & Foster always deliver! The enigmatic Richard Douglas Jensen grew up on the music of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, New Orleans blue and bayou rock and Tex-Mex corridas. His new album, "Never Say Never," is a homage of sorts to the songs of Johnny Cash, Tony Joe White, Little Dickens, and many other artist of long ago. He has performed with James Brown, John Mellencamp, and country icons such as Barbara Mandrell, Freddie Hart, and Mickey Gilley and guest-starred on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard." He recently co-produced "Sad Hill Unearthed," a new documentary starring Clint Eastwood. He is pleased to bring his music to the stage of LuLu's for the very first time. Jillian Holt & The Soul Progressive Singers who leave their mark on a generation of fans are often described by their raw vocal abilities, with one cliché description referring to their set of pipes. By that standard, Jillian Holt's pipes resonate, not only in your ear but also in your soul. Heavily fortified with strong, decades-old, rusty American steel with combustion that'll knock you on your butt. And her debut album, in part, pays homage to the pioneering women and musicians of color who birthed the sound of Detroit's Motown and Memphis' Stax records. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in South Alabama, Jillian Holt has been singing since childhood. She honed her craft in the coast city of Pensacola, Florida playing and singing nightly to overwhelming crowds at a renowned dueling piano house. Hired in her early twenties for her larger than life female persona and an even larger voice, Holt has a no frills approach to singing. Influenced by such greats as Robert Plant, Joe Cocker, KoKo Taylor, and Janis Joplin, Jillian Holt has a deep love for flawed, yet utterly genuine vocals. And she, too, is all real all the time. But don't get your feelings hurt; she just means what she sings. Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival Straight out of a log cabin in South Alabama, Jimmy Lumpkin belts out sublime sounds that are altogether his own. Jimmy is a singer/songwriter and guitarist with an intoxicating voice and a stirring, soulful bend of Rock & Roll, Folk, Blues and the flare of a long-remembered era of old Country music. With the voice of a 100-year-old angel from the delta, the soul found in Jimmy's music is like no other. Skate Mountain Records presents to the world, music from a point of view you have never heard before. In the likes of Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, The Black Keys, and Otis Redding, Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival have set the bar high with their August 2017 release of their new album, "Home" - a unique blend of soulful roots rock and Americana. Seth Walker Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. His latest studio album, "Gotta Get Back," produced by Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, is yet another masterwork that further expands upon his reputation. Growing up on a commune in rural North Carolina, the son of classically trained musicians, Seth Walker played cello long before discovering the six-string in his 20s. When his introduction to the blues came via his Uncle Landon Walker, who was both a musician and a disc jockey, his fate was forever sealed. Instantaneously, Seth was looking to artists like T-Bone Walker, Snooks Eaglin, and B.B. King as a wellspring of endless inspiration. The rest is history. He's released seven albums between 1997 and 2015; breaking into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and receiving praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and Blue Revue, among others. In addition to extensive recording and songwriting pursuits, Seth is consistently touring and performing at venues and festivals around the world. Along with headline shows, he's been invited to open for The Mavericks, The Wood Brothers, Raul Malo, Paul Thorn, and Ruthie Foster, among others. Seth Walker is currently splitting his time between New Orleans and New York City after previously residing in Austin and Nashville. He's used those experiences wisely, soaking up with absorbing musical lineage of these varied places. With a blues man’s respect for roots and tradition coupled with an appreciation for - and successful melding of - contemporary songwriting, Seth sublimely incorporates a range of styles with warmth and grace. Perhaps Country Standard Time said it best: "If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker - with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, and a dash of country - just might be your poster boy."
    Price: Free admission
    Phone: (251) 967-5858

  • C Spire Concert Series presents: Dave Matthews Band

    Date: 05/27/2018
    Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    The Wharf Ampitheater
    Matthews is certainly no stranger to performing in the state of Alabama, including the beach area, having performed at the Hangout Fest in 2012 and the Wharf in 2013 and 2015. The quintessential jam band of the past two decades, the Dave Matthews Band, revolutionized mainstream music with a unique, laid-back style. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are on sale via Ticketmaster, by phone or at the box office.

    Price: General public starting at $85.
    Phone: (800) 745-3000

  • Sparks After Dark Fireworks

    Date: 05/28/2018 - 08/06/2018
    May 28, 2018, Jun 4, 2018, Jun 11, 2018, Jun 18, 2018, Jun 25, 2018, Jul 9, 2018, Jul 16, 2018, Jul 23, 2018, Jul 30, 2018, Aug 6, 2018, Starting: 8:45 PM Location 23101 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 Admission Free admission. Event Info The Sparks After Dark fireworks show will flash to life again this summer! On Mondays, May 28-August 6 at 8:45 p.m. you’ll have a weekly chance to catch the high-flying flickers in action thanks to our gracious sponsors. Bring the gang along and set up on Main Street for the best vantage point of the vibrant skies. Keep your eyes peeled for Starla the Starfish as she struts the pavement during the display. Experience the snap, crackle and pop of color all summer long! *Sparks After Dark will not be held July 2 but will instead take place on July 3 during the Independence Day Street Party Contact Us PHONE: (251) 224-1000 WEBSITE: Map & Directions LOCATIONS MAP Get Directions Get Directions

  • Sunset Full Moon Sailing in Orange Beach

    Date: 05/29/2018 - 10/24/2018
    Bear Point Harbor Back Bay Sailing Adventures, 5749 Bay La Launch Orange Beach, AL 36561
    Dates May 29, 2018, Jun 27, 2018, Jul 27, 2018, Aug 26, 2018, Sep 25, 2018, Oct 24, 2018, Location Bear Point Harbor Back Bay Sailing Adventures, 5749 Bay La Launch Orange Beach, AL 36561 Admission Jan-March-375.00April-Sept- 450.00 Event Info Sail around the beautiful sunset on the back bays of Orange Beach. These sailing sunsets are truly the best way to end your day. Hues of pink, purple, orange and blue illuminate the sky. Then sail into Perdido Bay for the moonrise. The views are spectacular. The moon rises above the skyline and the moonbeams dance across the water lighting up your path down the bay. This is a one of a kind experience. Book your private sunset full moon cruise today. This is a private sailing charter for up to six passengers. Perfect for stargazing for families, girls night out or a romantic evening. Limited availability.
    Price: Jan-March-375.00April-Sept- 450.00
    Phone: 251-550-9774

  • Discovering Sea Turtles

    Date: 05/31/2018
    Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
    Nature Center Gulf State Park, 20115 State Hwy. 135 Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    Meet at the nature center to find out about the amazing sea turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the exciting work done by the volunteers of “Share the Beach” as they search for nests along the Alabama Gulf coast and monitor the hatching of sea turtle nests.
    Price: All activities are free to guests staying in the park and a $2 charge per vehicle to enter the campground for non-guests unless otherwise indicated
    Phone: 251-948-7275 EXT 2114

  • C Spire concert series presents: Alan Jackson with Randy Houser

    Date: 06/23/2018
    more details to come

  • Fourth of July Fireworks

    Date: 07/04/2018
    The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier. According to organizers, fireworks will be shot from the southern end of the 1500 foot fishing pier, leaving Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores Public Beach and surrounding areas as ideal locations for spectators. “We can’t thank Gulf State Park enough for their partnership allowing us to put on this wonderful show,” said Programs and Events Manager Brigette Reynolds. For information related to the schedule of operations for the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier visit For more information about the City of Gulf Shores’ Fourth of July fireworks, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174 or visit

  • Blue Marlin Grand Championship

    Date: 07/11/2018 - 07/14/2018
    The over-the-top weigh-in experience appropriately billed as "the greatest show in sportfishing." Unlike any other tournament, you and your team are the stars of the show, and will experience the kind of V.I.P. "rock star" treatment you will find nowhere else. The BMGC has been recognized as one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast There are many opportunities for the public to attend this event and join into the fun.

  • C Spire Concert Series presents: Jason Aldean with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina

    Date: 07/26/2018
    more details to come

  • C Spire Concert Series presents: Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town

    Date: 08/02/2018
    more details to come

  • C Spire Concert Series presents: Imagine Dragons w/Special Guest Grace VanderWaal

    Date: 08/07/2018
    more details to come

  • C Spire Concert Series presents: Keith Urban w/Kelsea Ballerini

    Date: 08/25/2018
    more details to come

  • C Spire Concert Series presents: NeedToBreathe w/Johnnyswim & the Rocketboys

    Date: 09/30/2018
    more details to come

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