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Gulf Shores Calendar of Events

October - 2014

43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival

When: Oct 9, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: Main Public Beach, Gulf Shores 101 Gulf Shores Parkway Gulf Shores, AL 36542
avor fresh from the gulf seafood at the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. This year the festival will play host to more than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts. There will be musical acts to please all palates, including Blues, Motown, Southern Rock, Jazz, Zydeco and Country. Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth watering delights. Due to the generous sponsors, Zatarains's, Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Wind Creek Casino, 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area's best chefs of their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent.

Phone: 251-968-7511

3rd Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor 2014

When: Oct 18, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Historic Downtown Foley (Orange Avenue from Hwy. 59 to Alston Street, Alston Street between Orange Avenue and Jessamine Street.)
Come and sample food arranged during cooking competitions, learn about traditional Southern recipe secrets from famous local chefs, attend a food and wine pairing or learn tips on creating your own organic garden at home. While you're enjoying your samples take a stroll through Heritage Park and explore artists and crafters or catch the relaxing sounds of regional jazz performers.
More Info:
Phone: 877-461-3712

November - 2014

30th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: Nov 6 - 16, 2014
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Grammy Award winning songwriters and the up and coming stars come into the spotlight to perform original songs in multiple locations in beautiful Perdido Key and Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.
More Info:
Phone: 850-492-0611

7th Annual Oyster Cook Off at The Hangout

When: Nov 7 - 9, 2014
Where: The Hangout 101 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Held annually on the white sands of the Alabama coastline in the heart of the Gulf Coast, this year’s Oyster Cook-off will bring together celebrity chefs from across the U.S. as well as a long list of well-known Gulf coast restaurateurs. Set for Nov.7-9, the event is presented by Alabama Gulf Seafood and hosted by The Hangout.

Phone: 251-948-3030

March - 2015

2015 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

When: Mar 26 - 29, 2015
Where: The Wharf 4550 Main Street Orange Beach, AL 36561
Bring the whole family out to check out the latest in luxury yachts and sport fishing boats.
More Info: The Wharf, 4550 Main Street, Orange Beach, AL 36561