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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.

March - 2021

Annual Festival of Art

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Mar 13 - 14, 2021
Where: Orange Beach Waterfront Park 26389 Canal Road Orange Beach, FL 36561
A celebration of musical, culinary, visual and performing arts. The festival is free with music and entertainment on two stages.
Phone: 251-981-2787
More Info: orangebeachartsfestival.com

Orange Beach Festival of Art

When: Everyday between Mar 13 - 14, 2021
Where: Orange Beach Waterfront Park
A free event featuring music and entertainment on two stages

The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show

When: Everyday between Mar 19 - 21, 2021
Where: The Wharf in Orange Beach 4550 Main Street Orange Beach, AL 36561
Boats will be in the water, on display, the latest technology in marine electronics, fishing tackle and just about anything boat related.
Phone: 251-224-1000
More Info: wharfboatshow.com

April - 2021

Flora-Bama Easter Egg Hunt & Kids' Fun Day

When: April 3, 2021
Face painting and arts and crafts will begin at 1pm followed by a hunt at 2pm. Bunny will skydive onto the beach and pictures can be made with him in the tent after.

Flora-Bama Annual Easter Sunday

When: April 4, 2021
Where: Flora-Bama
Enjoy Easter services on the beach at the Flora-Bama
More Info: florabama.com

Whiskey Meyers in Concert at the Port

When: Everyday between April 16 - 17, 2021
Where: The Port at the Wharf 4720 Main Street, M-101 Orange Beach, AL 36561
American Southern rock and country group.
Phone: 251-224-1000

Annual Mullet Man Triathlon

When: April 17, 2021
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Part of the Annual Interstate Mullet Toss and the Greatest Beach Party

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party

When: Everyday between April 24 - 25, 2021
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507

May - 2021

National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

When: Everyday between May 7 - 9, 2021
Where: Gulf Shores Main Public Beach 101 Gulf Shores Parkway Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Details upcoming

Orange Beach Billfish Classic

When: Everyday between May 18 - 21, 2021
Where: The Wharf Marina 4673 Wharf Parkway Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-402-8190
More Info: orangebeachbillfishclassic.com

July - 2021

Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf

When: Everyday between July 15 - 17, 2021
Where: Marlin Circle and Main Street 4673 Wharf Parkway Orange Beach, AL 36561
Anglers vie for millions of dollars in prize money at this popular annual competition, based at The Wharf.
More Info: bluemarlingrandchampionship.com

October - 2021

CSpire Concert Series

When: Oct 9, 2021
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater 23101 Canal Road Orange Beach, FL 36561
Brooks and Dunn in Concert
Phone: 800-745-3000
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