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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: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
Where: Various venues
Over 200 seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world come to have their songs heard while learning the stories behind the lyrics.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

Flora Bama Polar Bear Dip in Orange Beach Alabama

Flora Bama Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL
Take a dip into the Gulf of Mexico at high noon to ring in the New Year.
More Info: www.florabama.com/events/polar-bear-dip

Luke Bryan in Concert in Orange Beach Alabama

Luke Bryan in Concert

When: TBD
Where: Amphitheater, 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561
An American country music singer and songwriter.

The Blue Marlin Championship in Orange Beach Alabama

The Blue Marlin Championship

When: TBD
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach, FL
Millions of dollars in prize money.
More Info: thewharfmarina.com/bmgc


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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

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 28, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Free Bingo

When: Every Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday between Sept 1 - 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
More Info: florabama.com/weekly-events

Songs of Rusty McCugh w/ Jason Justice

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Jason Justice will entertain us with his guitar and harmonica.
More Info: florabama.com/music-calendar

Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Listen to the various local artist performing.

Shindig on the Sand

When: Sept 30, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Three days of music on the beach.

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

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 28, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Free Bingo

When: Every Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday between Oct 1 - 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
More Info: florabama.com/weekly-events

Songs of Rusty McCugh w/ Jason Justice

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Jason Justice will entertain us with his guitar and harmonica.
More Info: florabama.com/music-calendar

Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Listen to the various local artist performing.

Annual National Shrimp Festival

When: Everyday between Oct 12 - 15, 2017
Where: Gulf Shores, AL 36542
More Info: info@mygulfcoastchamber.com

The Original German Sausage Festival

When: Oct 28, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Elberta Town Park, 13052 Main Street, Elberta, AL 36530
Come and support the Elberta Volunteer Fire Dept. in this bi-annual celebration.
More Info: facebook.com/elbertasausagefest

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

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 21, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Free Bingo

When: Every Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
More Info: florabama.com/weekly-events

Songs of Rusty McCugh w/ Jason Justice

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Jason Justice will entertain us with his guitar and harmonica.
More Info: florabama.com/music-calendar

Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Listen to the various local artist performing.

2017 World Food Championships

When: Everyday between Nov 8 - 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4830 Main St. Orange Beach, AL 36561
A tournament style competition with the theme being Chicken with 9 categories.
More Info: www.worldfoodchampionships.com

Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
Where: Various venues
Over 200 seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world come to have their songs heard while learning the stories behind the lyrics.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.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

Free Bingo

When: Every Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday between Dec 1 - 29, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
More Info: florabama.com/weekly-events

Songs of Rusty McCugh w/ Jason Justice

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Jason Justice will entertain us with his guitar and harmonica.
More Info: florabama.com/music-calendar

Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Listen to the various local artist performing.

January - 2018

Flora Bama Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL
Take a dip into the Gulf of Mexico at high noon to ring in the New Year. Dress up or just show up for this fun, chilly time.special day and enjoy a traditional feast with black-eyed peas, cornbread, ham and more for those who take the plunge.
More Info: www.florabama.com/events/polar-bear-dip

Flora Bama Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL
Take a dip into the Gulf of Mexico at high noon to ring in the New Year.
More Info: www.florabama.com/events/polar-bear-dip

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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Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival

The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival (FBISF) opens November 9 for nearly two weeks of great music, written and performed by some of the most talented songwriters in the world.