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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.

May - 2015

Boston with special guest Kansas

When: May 1, 2015 19:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Amphitheater at The Wharf 4673 Wharf Parkway Orange Beach, AL 36561
Tickets on sale Friday, March 13th - 10:00 am.
Phone: 251-224-1020

The Beach Boys & America Memorial Weekend Concert

When: May 23, 2015 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Amphitheater at The Wharf 4673 Wharf Parkway Orange Beach, AL 36561
Tickets on sale now!

June - 2015

Dave Matthews Band

When: June 2, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: The Amphitheater at the Wharf 4673 Wharf Parkway Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-224-1020

Shindig on the Sand

When: June 5 - 7, 2015
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Who doesn't love a beach concert? Break out the sunscreen and join us for 3 days of music on the beach and throughout the bar.
Phone: 850-492-0611

Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo

When: June 12 - 14, 2015
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
The Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo is the "Every Mans" fishing rodeo! Just like the Lounge you don't have to be a VIP to fish with us. The inaugural tournament will be held June 12th – 14th, 2015 at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club across the street from The world famous Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store. The FBFR is a 3-day Captains Choice tournament with anglers competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 30 categories including red snapper.
Phone: 850-492-0611

August - 2015

Sandstock

When: Aug 8, 2015
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
It's not Woodstock, it's Sandstock the Flora-Bama way. Come and hear great music, have good times and eat great food. Music is devoted to Sandstock style music in the Tent & starts at Noon. Customers are encouraged to dress up in hippie style threads & will receive free peace sign beads for dressing up while supplies last.
Phone: 850-492-0611

November - 2015

Flora-Bama Thanksgiving Pot-Luck

When: Nov 26, 2015
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Bring a covered dish and get all the turkey and ham your belly can stand. The Flora-Bama helps take the stress out of your holiday cooking. Throw those pans out and get to the line for this wonderful feast.
Phone: 850-492-0611
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