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With warm, sunny days most of the year, any time’s a good time for a celebration in Orange Beach and neighboring Gulf Shores. One of the area’s best-known festivals, celebrating the local shrimping industry, is held every fall. Two others, one in late fall and the other in the spring, showcase local, national, and international musical talent.

More than 300 vendors offering food, arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, and other retail goods make the National Shrimp Festival one of the nation's most exciting outdoor events. The four-day festival, held on the beach in Gulf Shores, attracts some 250,000 visitors annually and is one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s top-rated events.

The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, held each November at various spots in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and other nearby communities, offers nearly two weeks’ worth of live musical entertainment. It's named for the late Frank Brown, a music fan who worked as night watchman at the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge for 28 years. The festival was founded as a venue for aspiring writers and musicians to showcase their work.

Since it was first held in 2010, the Hangout Music Fest has grown into a nationally recognized event featuring both established performers and talented new faces. Set up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Hangout Fest stages have hosted such music greats as Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, the Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, the Zac Brown Band, and the Foo Fighters.

in addition to these star attractions, there are plenty of other special events scheduled year-round in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area – concerts, theater and dance performances, wine tastings, food festivals, and arts and crafts shows. Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what's going on while you're in town.

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Featured Events in Orange Beach

Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival in Orange Beach Alabama

Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

When: TBD
Where: Various venues in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key and Pensacola.
Featuring more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida / Alabama Gulf Coast. Seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard while learning the stories behind the lyrics.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com


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December - 2016

Skins Games and Hole in One Tournaments

When: Every Sunday between Dec 1 - 31, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Orange Beach Golf Center, 4700 Easy Street, Orange Beach, FL 36561
The Tournaments are held the first Sunday of every month through March.
Phone: 251.981.4653

Ice Rink at the Wharf

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2016 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: 4830 Main Street Orange Beach, AL 36561
Skate rentals and refreshments will be offered. M-F 4-10 p.m. Sat - Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Christmas Break Dec. 17-Jan. 3.
Phone: 251.224.1000

Photos with Santa at The Wharf

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 18, 2016 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Wharf in Orange Beach 4830 Main St. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Have your photo taken with Santa each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 18 - December 23.

Bellingrath's Annual Magic Christmas in Lights

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2016
Where: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road Theodore, AL 36582
Stroll among more than three million twinkling lights in over 1,000 custom designed set pieces in 14 scenes.
Phone: 251.973.2217

Caribe Marina Christmas Tree Lot

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 24, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Caribe Marina & Watersports 28101 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
We will have hot chocolate, artificial snow and photo opportunities with Santa a few Saturdays in December as you select your tree.

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Dec 4 - 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

5th Annual Merry Market

When: Everyday between Dec 9 - 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf 4671 Wharf Pkwy. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Unique Gifts and Arts and Crafts Expo with door prizes, food vendors, jewelry, clothes and more!

Santa Drop at Flora-Bama

When: Dec 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Santa will drop from an airplane and land safely on the sandy beaches behind Flora-Bama! Food, treats, pictures with Santa and lots of fun activities for the kids.

January - 2017

Skins Games and Hole in One Tournaments

When: Every Sunday between Jan 1 - 31, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Orange Beach Golf Center, 4700 Easy Street, Orange Beach, FL 36561
The Tournaments are held the first Sunday of every month through March.
Phone: 251.981.4653

Ice Rink at the Wharf

When: Everyday between Jan 1 - 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: 4830 Main Street Orange Beach, AL 36561
Skate rentals and refreshments will be offered. M-F 4-10 p.m. Sat - Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Christmas Break Dec. 17-Jan. 3.
Phone: 251.224.1000

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Jan 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

February - 2017

Skins Games and Hole in One Tournaments

When: Every Sunday between Feb 1 - 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Orange Beach Golf Center, 4700 Easy Street, Orange Beach, FL 36561
The Tournaments are held the first Sunday of every month through March.
Phone: 251.981.4653

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Feb 1 - 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade

When: Feb 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach 24281 Perdido Beach Blvd Orange Beach, AL 36561
Written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, planned, while overlooking the Marina on Cotton Bayou and watching the sun set on a glorious April the first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society.

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

When: Feb 28, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach 24131 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251.981.6979

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

When: Feb 28, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 24131 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
See website for details
Phone: 251.981.6979
More Info: www.gulfshores.com

March - 2017

Skins Games and Hole in One Tournaments

When: Every Sunday between Mar 1 - 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Orange Beach Golf Center, 4700 Easy Street, Orange Beach, FL 36561
The Tournaments are held the first Sunday of every month through March.
Phone: 251.981.4653

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Mar 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

43rd Annual Festival of Art

When: Everyday between Mar 11 - 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Waterfront Park 26389 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Arts and artists from visual arts and fine arts and crafts to glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists, textile artists and wood artists. There will be local fare and a music and songwriter's stage.
Phone: 251.981.2787
More Info: www.orangebeachartsfestival.com

2017 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

When: Everyday between Mar 23 - 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: 4550 Main St. Orange Beach, AL 36561
The largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. Showcasing the latest offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast.
Phone: 850.348.1498

April - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between April 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

May - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between May 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

39th Annual 2016 MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament

When: Everyday between May 27 - 30, 2017
Where: 27075 Marina Road Orange Beach, AL 36561
More Info: mbgfc.org

June - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between June 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

July - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between July 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

August - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Aug 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

September - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Sept 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

October - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Oct 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

November - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

2017 World Food Championships

When: Everyday between Nov 11 - 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4830 Main St. Orange Beach, AL 36561
More Info: www.worldfoodchampionships.com

December - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Dec 1 - 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

November - 2018

2018 World Food Championship

When: Everyday between Nov 5 - 13, 2018 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4830 Main St. Orange Beach, AL 36561
More Info: www.worldfoodchampionships.com
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