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.

June, 2020
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Fri June 5, 2020 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

July, 2020
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Weds-Sun July 15-19, 2020 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf Fishing Tournament / Orange Beach, AL

6-day event. Free Admission. The Greatest show in sport-fishing. Benefits St Judes Children’s Hospital. Daily weigh-in on Main St at The Wharf. More Info

August, 2020
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Fri August 7, 2020 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

Fri, Sat August 28-29, 2020 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival / Foley, AL

Free Admission. High-flying adventure and family fun. Enjoy the entertainment, arts and crafts displays and more at the festival site daily. Balloon flights, glows and tethered rides (weather permitting) add to the fun at dawn and dusk. More Info

September, 2020
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Fri September 4, 2020 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

Sat-Sun September 26-27, 2020 Jubilee Festival of Arts / Daphne, AL

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

October, 2020
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Fri October 2, 2020 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

Thu-Sun October 8-11, 2020 National Shrimp Festival / Gulf Shores, AL

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

Fri October 16, 2020 Chicago Street Supper Club / Foley, AL

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

 

November, 2020
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Sat,Sun November 1,2, 2020 Oyster Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival / Gulf Shores, AL

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

Thur-Sun November 5-15, 2020 Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival / AL Gulf Coast

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

Fri November 6, 2020 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

Sat November 7, 2020 Magnolia Run / Magnolia Springs

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.

Sat November 28, 2020 13th Annual Vacasa Coastal Half Marathon, 5k and One Mile run!

Shed your turkey with us at the beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family to enjoy the weekend on Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast. From a one mile fun run to a 5k run to a half-marathon, there is a distance for everyone. Enjoy running on the peaceful, scenic paved trails through Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, then join us for the post-race party at the Orange Beach Sportsplex with great food and drink, Gulf Coast style! More Info

Sun-Mon November 29-30, 2020 Bellingrath Gardens & Home Magic Christmas in Lights / Theodore, AL

Begins November 29 and continues nightly, rain or shine, through December 31, (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

December, 2020
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Sat-Sat December 1-24,26-31, 2020 Bellingrath Gardens & Home Magic Christmas in Lights / Theodore, AL

Begins November 29 and continues nightly, rain or shine, through December 31, (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.

Fri December 4, 2020 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

January, 2021
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February, 2021
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Fri February 5, 2021 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

Thurs-Tues February 11-16, 2021 Mardi Gras Gulf Coast Parades

Mobile is the original birthplace of Mardi Gras. Revelry has spread throughout the Alabama Gulf Coast offering good times and great food. Many beach towns pride themselves with presentations of the royal court, dancing and costumes. Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fairhope, Foley, Daphne…some hosting several parades and Mobile a multitude of them.

March, 2021
Day(s) Date(s) Event
Fri March 5, 2021 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

Sat March 27, 2021 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

 

April, 2021
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Fri April 2, 2021 Cancelled Due To Covid-19 1st Friday Art Walk Fairhope AL

On the first Friday of every month the Art Center welcomes 400 plus visitors, free of charge, for the exhibit openings. Visitors are treated to refreshments made possible by generous local business sponsors.

Art Walk is held from 6 to 8 p.m. and begins at the Eastern Shore Art Center. For more information call 251-928-2228.

May, 2021
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