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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.

July - 2022

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: alwharf.com

Pepsi Treasure Hunt for Hunger

When: Every Wednesday between July 1 - 30, 2022
Where: Main Street, Wharf Parkway
Details coming soon!
More Info: alwharf.com/events

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.

Chris Stapleton in Concert

When: July 15, 2022
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater Orange Beach, AL

August - 2022

Sparks after Dark

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

Pepsi Treasure Hunt for Hunger

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

Keith Urban in Concert

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

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.

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.

February - 2023

Flora-Bama's Chili Bowl Cook-Off

When: Feb 1, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge
Details upcoming

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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Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival

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One of the best outdoors events on the Gulf Coast, the National Shrimp Festival promises plenty of fun for all — live entertainment, arts and crafts, and, of course, lots of shrimp.

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