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Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures most of the year mean that any time's a good time for a celebration in Gulf Shores. Two of the best-known festivals celebrate the local shrimping industry and the talent of area musicians.

More than 300 vendors offering arts, 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 celebrates its 37th year this October.

The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, held each November at various spots in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and other nearby communities, offers 10 days 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.

The city also celebrates the Fourth of July with a fireworks display, and ushers in the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting and open house.

And there are plenty of other special events scheduled year-round - concerts, theater and dance performances, wine tastings, food festivals, arts and crafts shows - even a rodeo. Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what's going on while you're in town.

May - 2022

Gulf Coast Farmer's Market

When: Every Saturday between May 1 - 31, 2022
Where: Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion 22250 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL
More Info: www.fma.alabama.gov

Sparks after Dark

When: May 30, 2022
Where: Main Street, Wharf Parkway
Details coming soon! Fireworks at 8:45 pm
More Info: a; wharf.com

Kids' Night

When: May 31, 2022
Where: Main Street, Wharf Parkway
Details coming soon!
More Info: alwharf.com

June - 2022

Gulf Coast Farmer's Market

When: Every Saturday between June 1 - 30, 2022
Where: Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion 22250 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL
More Info: www.fma.alabama.gov

Sparks after Dark

When: Every Monday between June 1 - 30, 2022
Where: Main Street, Wharf Parkway
Details coming soon! Fireworks at 8:45 pm
More Info: a; wharf.com

Pepsi Treasure Hunt for Hunger

When: June 1, 2022
Where: Main Street, Wharf Parkway
Details coming soon!
More Info: alwharf.com/events

Jimmy Buffett in Concert

When: June 2, 2022 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater

Koe Wetzel in Concert

When: June 4, 2022
An American singer and songwriter with a "blend of rock and country". Special guests Aaron Lewis, Kolby Cooper, and Pecos & The Rooftops

Crowder in Concert

When: June 9, 2022 7:30 PM
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater
Crowder in Concert with special guests We The Kingdom, Anne Wilson and Patrick Mayberry as part of the 2022 C Spire Concert Series.

Dierks Bentley

When: June 10, 2022
In concert with special guest Ashley McBryde, Travis Denning & DJ Aydamn.

July - 2022

Gulf Coast Farmer's Market

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 31, 2022
Where: Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion 22250 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL
More Info: www.fma.alabama.gov

Sparks after Dark

When: Every Monday between July 1 - 30, 2022
Where: Main Street, Wharf Parkway
Details coming soon! Fireworks at 8:45 pm
More Info: a; wharf.com

Morgan Wallace in Concert

When: July 2, 2022
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater
Morgan Wallace in concert with special guest Hardy as part of the 2022 C Spire Concert Series.

Morgan Wallen in Concert

When: Everyday between July 2 - 3, 2022
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater
An American country music singer and songwriter. He competed in the sixth season of The Voice as a member of Adam Levine's team.

August - 2022

Gulf Coast Farmer's Market

When: Every Saturday between Aug 1 - 31, 2022
Where: Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion 22250 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL
More Info: www.fma.alabama.gov

Sparks after Dark

When: Aug 1, 2022
Where: Main Street, Wharf Parkway
Details coming soon! Fireworks at 8:45 pm
More Info: a; wharf.com

Keith Urban in Concert

When: Aug 6, 2022
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater
An Australian-American musician, singer-songwriter & guitarist known for his work in country music.

Keith Urban in Concert

When: Aug 6, 2022
In concert with special guest Ingrid Andress as part of the 2022 C Spire Concert Series.

September - 2022

Gulf Coast Farmer's Market

When: Every Saturday between Sept 1 - 30, 2022
Where: Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion 22250 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL
More Info: www.fma.alabama.gov

October - 2022

Gulf Coast Farmer's Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 6, 2022
Where: Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion 22250 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL
More Info: www.fma.alabama.gov

January - 2023

Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama
Take a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico with a few thousand friends to start the new year off. There will be free New Year's lunch and a beer for those that fully submerge.

April - 2023

Mullet Man Triathlon

When: April 9, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama
There will be different age groups. It will begin with the swim portion then transition into the bike segment and then a 3.9-mile run. Check website for details
More Info: www.florabama.com

Flora-Bama Annual Easter Sunday

When: April 16, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key, FL 32507
Kid's crafts and face painting in the tent with an egg hunt at 2 pm. Watch the Easter Bunny skydive onto the beach.

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