There’s always something special happening in town. With flavorful food, inspiring art, rich local history, and more, our guests are never bored! Peruse our curated list of events in Gulf Shores, Alabama and the surrounding areas. Also be sure to check out our blog to find out more about the great Activities in Gulf Shores!

Check out the top events and festivals throughout the year in Fairhope, Orange Beach and Foley, Alabama. Baldwin County hosts incredible events throughout the year that you do not want to miss.

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Thu-Sun October 6-9, 2022 National Shrimp Festival / Gulf Shores, AL

Seafood at the National Shrimp Festival

Free Admission. Enjoy the Fest on Thursday like locals would. Gulf Coast food, music & arts. Shrimp just about any way you want it, plus a great variety of seafood and non-seafood favorites. Country, Classic Rock, Jazz and more. Two entertainment stages going strong for four solid days! More Info

Sat-Sun October 14-15 ??, 2022 Jubilee Festival of Arts / Daphne, AL

Jubilee Festival of Arts

10am-5pm. Free Admission. A juried art show hosting nearly 100 arts and crafts vendors showcasing the very best in jewelry, paintings, pottery, sculpture, wood, mixed media, functional & decorative items. A jubilee is a celebrated event on Mobile Bay and it attracts large crowds, many drawn by the promise of abundant and easy-to-catch seafood. More Info

Due to Covid-19 the open-air festival is moving to Lott Park just outside the usual festival footprint.

The move allows room to spread out. At full capacity, organizers can put 10 feet between each vendor’s booth and allow much wider walkways for guests.

Fri October 21, 2022 Chicago Street Supper Club / Foley, AL

Chicago Street Supper Club Dinner

A multi-course, farm-to-table dinner featuring unique dishes of fresh Gulf seafood & Alabama produce prepared by several local talented chefs. Ticket Info.

Sat October 29, 2022 Elberta German Sausage Festival

Elberta German Sausage Festival

Drive Thru ONLY due to Covid-19. Free Admission. 8am-5pm. German sausage and sauerkraut plus continuous entertainment for adults and children and 250 arts & crafts booths. Of course, there will also be a Bier Garten featuring a large selection of imported and domestic beers. Proceeds benefit Elberta Volunteer Fire Dept. More Info

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Thurs-Sun November Nov 3-13, 2022 Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival / AL Gulf Coast

Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

Free Admission at many various locations. The festival is dedicated to the late Frank Brown who was the night watchman at the Flora~Bama Roadhouse Bar for 28 years. He wore a pair of matched revolvers, slung low but didn’t have to use them. Usually, it was enough to say, “Now, you boys don’t have to be like that, what would yo’ mamma say?” More Info

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Sat,Sun November 4 & 5, 2022 Oyster Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival / Gulf Shores, AL

Oyster Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival

Experience the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast. Stop by the North American Oyster Showcase and sample the bi-valves flown in from all over the US; Rockefeller, Gulf Coast Cajun and Raw. Shucking Contest. Dozens of craft beers, craft cocktails and signature Bloody Marys featured throughout the day to help wash them down. More Info

Sat November 5, 2022 Magnolia Run / Magnolia Springs

Magnolia Run Graphic with shoes and a white flower

6:30-7: 30 am Registration Info. The 5K Run, 5K Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run welcomes more than 250 participants. Presented by South Baldwin Regional Medical Center.

Thurs-Sun November Nov 26-Jan 5, 2022 Bellingrath Gardens & Home Magic Christmas in Lights / Theodore, AL

Bellingrath Gardens & Home Magic Christmas in Light

Nightly, rain or shine (closed Christmas Day). 5-9 PM. Stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. Nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home on Sundays through Thursday. Call 251.459.8986 for information and rates. Ticket Info. Closed Christmas Day

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Sat-Sun March 4-5, 2023 Ballyhoo Festival Gulf State Park

The Annual Ballyhoo Festival features the juried fine art of 80 artists and combines that with a unique focus on cultural exchange.

Sat March 11, 2023 BBQ & Blues Cookoff

Pulled pork at a Foley, Alabama food fair

An outdoor food and music event held in Downtown Foley’s Heritage Park the second Saturday of March, an Alabama Barbecue Association Trail and Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event More Info

Sat-Sun March 11-12, 2023 Orange Beach Annual Festival of Art

Orange Beach Festival of Art logo

For more than 45 years, the Festival of Art has been our island’s first rite of spring. It is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts.  With more than 100 artists working in a dazzling variety of media, festival-goers always have plenty to see, hear, touch, taste and experience.

SAT 10-5, SUN 10-4

This fine arts festival is completely FREE with music and entertainment featured on two stages More Info

 

 

Fri-Sun March 17-19, 2023 Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival

Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival

Festival hours are Friday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is free to the public. More than 200 exhibitors from all over the country will bring their best works. More Info

Fri-Sun March 17-19, 2023 The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show / Orange Beach

Boat parade in the Gulf Shores of Alabama

Over $150 million in boats and marine products on display. More than 135 wet slip boats and yachts on display and 600+ trailered boats. More Info

Sat March 25, 2023 Elberta German Sausage Festival

Elberta German Sausage Festival

 

Free Admission. 8am-5pm. German sausage and sauerkraut plus continuous entertainment for adults and children and 250 arts & crafts booths. Of course, there will also be a Bier Garten featuring a large selection of imported and domestic beers. Proceeds benefit Elberta Volunteer Fire Dept. More Info

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