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:
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
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
Time: 7 pm to 7 am
Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier, 20800 E. Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Aug 12, 2018, Aug 14, 2018, Aug 19, 2018, Aug 21, 2018, Aug 26, 2018, Aug 28, 2018, From: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Anglers will again get a chance to go shark fishing from the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced six new dates for managed shark fishing at the pier in August. The octagon on the south end of the pier will be set up for shark fishing only from 7pm-7am on August 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. The octagon will close to routine use 30 minutes prior to these events, and reopen to routine use 30 minutes following them. During the events, the octagon area of the pier will be designated for the exclusive use of participating anglers and their designated assistants. The remainder of the pier will be open to anglers and other pier guests as normal. Registration for the shark-fishing events is ongoing and anglers will continue to be selected in the order in which applications are received. To register for participation, visit www.alapark.com/shark-fishing. Applicants will need to provide contact information for notification of selection and will be notified a week or more in advance of the date for which they have been selected. For the most current information on shark-fishing and other pier events, visit http://alapark.com/Gulf-State-Park-Fishing-and-Education-Pier./p>
Admission This fee does not include an Alabama saltwater and/or pier fishing license which can be purchased online. Daily: $9.
Price: Daily: $9.
Time: 9 am to 10:30 am
Coastal Segway Adventures, 21011 Hwy 135 Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Aug 13, 2018, Aug 17, 2018, Aug 20, 2018, Aug 24, 2018, Aug 27, 2018, Aug 31, 2018, Sep 3, 2018, Sep 7, 2018, Sep 10, 2018, Sep 14, 2018, Sep 17, 2018, Sep 21, 2018, Sep 24, 2018, Sep 28, 2018, Oct 1, 2018, Oct 5, 2018, Oct 8, 2018, Oct 12, 2018, Oct 15, 2018, Oct 19, 2018, Oct 22, 2018, Oct 26, 2018, From: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Guided kayak tour at Lake Shelby. Enjoy a one hour paddle to learn about the ecosystem. Instruction is provided for beginners. $25 per person. Life jackets, paddles and kayaks provided.
Time: 6 pm
Ginny Lane Bar and Grill at The Wharf, 4851 Wharf Pkwy., Ste. D106 Orange Beach, AL 36561
Join us at Ginny Lane for our first ever Musical Pairing Dinner to support Gulf Shores United Methodist Church in their venture to Carnegie Hall! Musical pairing is a new dining technique pioneered by Barbara Werner. The basic premise is that just like an intricate formula is used to pair wine with food, we can also use a formula to pair music with food. Thursday, August 23 at 6 p.m. $40 per person. First Course Fennel, apple, and pear salad with spring mix tossed in lemon vinaigrette topped with Parmesan. *Musical Pairing* The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, Hey, Good Lookin’ by Hank Williams, I Saw the Light by Hank Williams Second Course Seared Salmon croquettes topped with creole remoulade and fried crawfish tails *Musical Pairing* “Layla” by Eric Clapton “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” by Mahalia Jackson Third Course Sweet chili pork lomein, Sweet chili braised pork shoulder tossed with Lo mein , roasted carrots, brussels, and broccoli *Musical Pairing* “Georgia on My Mind” “New Orleans Ladies” by LeRoux “Crazy” by Patsy Cline Fourth Course Mini chocolate lava cake with ice cream and macerated Louisiana strawberries *Musical Pairing* “Con Te Partiro” by Andrea Bocelli “All of Me” by Sam Smith ”Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis
Price: $40 per person
Phone: (251) 224-6500
Time: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
23325 Amphitheater Drive Orange Beach, AL 36561
The Wharf Amphitheatre will be rocking with a concert by Keith Urban. Tickets and information are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone 800-745-3000 or at The Wharf Box Office.
Phone: (800) 745-3000
Time: 7:30 am to 10 am
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores, 240 E 24th Ave Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Join us for the Bloody Mary 5K Run-Walk at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores. This annual event is a 5K Run/Walk on flat and fast city and neighborhood streets. This is a Labor Day weekend tradition and you definitely want to be a part of the fun! The run is on a certified course, and starts in front of Acme Oyster Bar. The Bloody Mary 5K is the final race in the Run The Coast Summer Series. This is the championship race of the series with cash prizes for the top three male and female runners in the run the coast summer series. Based on a point system over all four races - Zydeco 5K, Paradise Island 5K, Shark 4 mile all road run and the championship race will be the Bloody Mary 5K. Labor Day weekend also "kicks off" football season. A race tradition is showing your team spirit. We will have our traditional team spirit awards, so wear your favorite team's colors and be eligible for individual prizes! All events start at 7:30 a.m. After the races, the post-race party will include free beer, food and Bloody Marys for all runners and walkers over the age of 21, great music, age group awards and folks wearing the really nice race T-shirt. See you there!
Time: Friday and Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-midnight
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507
Bring the family to the Flora-Bama September 7 and 8 for the 7th Annual Bulls on the Beach for two nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! Both night’s high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast. Ride the mechanical bull if you dare! $5 a ride under the tent. Friday and Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Gates open at 6 p.m. Start time is 8 p.m. Admission: $25 for adults 18 years and older $15 for teens 7 years - 17 years 6 years and under kids are FREE! ENJOY BOTH NIGHTS: $40 Adults $20 Teens **Members must pay full price for a ticket, however, they will receive a free drink card at the door when they present their card
Price: Adults $40 Teens $20 for both nights.
Phone: (850) 492-0611
Time: starting at 7:30
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, 17400 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
We would like to dedicate this run to the all the Supermen in our lives! Please feel free to come dressed as your favorite hero and support the fight to win the battle to find a cure! The distance is a 5.8K road course along Perdido Beach Blvd to the Orange Beach bridge and back. Register online Active.com until 4 a.m. September 7. Packet pick-up and race day registration at the Flora~Bama Ole River Grill from Friday, September 7 at 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 at 6:30–7 a.m. Pre-registered entry fee- $30, Day of Race - $35. Register by August 25 to receive a T-shirt. After August 25 upon availability. Post-race party will be held at the Ole River Grill. Registered participants receive free burgers and beer provided at the Ole River Bar. (Must be 21 or older for beer.) This is the 5th annual local event to raise awareness to protect the men in our lives and donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research globally. We will donate 100% of the proceeds to the PCF. The PCF has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion and have funded more than 2,000 programs at more than 200 research centers in 18 countries since inception in 1993. Until there is a cure for prostate cancer, we need to help the people battling the disease, so let’s put our feet together and Run/Walk for a Cure! TICKETS/REGISTRATION: https://www.active.com/pensacola-fl/running/distance-running-races/simon-says-run-5-8k-2018?int=
Price: Pre-registered entry fee- $30, Day of Race - $35.
Time: 10:30 am to 7 pm
Kiva Dunes Golf Course, 815 Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores, AL 36542
The Shrimp Festival Golf Tournament for Education is an annual tradition and a project of the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber. Net proceeds from the tournament benefit programs that enhance and enrich the education of students in Coastal Alabama's elementary, middle, and high schools. The 25th Annual National Shrimp Festival Golf Tournament at Kiva Dunes Golf and Beach Resort. All net proceeds benefit education in Coastal Alabama. Entry fee includes: golf, cart, lunch, range balls, (2) mulligans per person, vendor activities, and beverages on the course. $500 per team of 4 $125 per individual Entry deadline is August 24, register online.
Price: $125 per person or $500 per team
Phone: (251) 968-7215
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