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July 2017 Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Events

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June 2017 Gulf Shores Area Events

Hangout Music Festival 2017

Easter eggs and sand cookies at the beach.

Easter at the Beach 2017

Enjoy great Gulf Shores Vacation Deals During Mardi Gras!

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras 2017

Mardi Gras 2017 in Gulf Shores:

It is that time once again; our Gulf Shores Mardi Gras 2017 will kick off on Saturday, February 28th with the annual Gulf Shores Mardi Gra Parade along the Gulf Coast. Get ready to snag your front row spot on the parade route, along with many others, as you stuff your bags with beads, moon pies, stuffed animals and much, much more!

Enjoy great Gulf Shores Vacation Deals During Mardi Gras!Each year Mardi Gras takes over the Gulf Shores area offering fun and festivities for the whole family. Consider visiting, as we have the same great food, shops, and beaches with a lot less crowds then the summer time. Plus our Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade 2017 is bound to the the best yet!

Things to Remember for the Mardi Gras Parade…

  1. Dress in Layers. You can never be too warm, trust me!
  2. Arrive Early! This way you can claim your front row spot. Plus, roads normally close 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade.
  3. Bring a bag to store all the goodies you catch.
  4. Please be sure to stay behind the barricades as they are placed there for your safety!

Don’t forget to check for Mardi Gras parade routes and schedules.

Plan to Stay for Gulf Shores Mardi Gras 2017

If you are in search of a condo or beach house please view our rental properties! Also, take a moment to visit our vacation deals page as we are currently offering 20% off a 3 night stay during all Mardi Gras festivities. Feel free to book online or contact one of our friendly, professional reservationists at 800-334-5107.



Walk on the beach with this Valentine's Day Gulf Shores Vacation Deal

Valentine’s Day 2017 Gulf Shores

Why Valentine’s Day 2017 in Gulf Shores?

Looking for that perfect something for Valentine’s Day? Come to the beach, enjoy the view, good food, romance, and best of all each other! Experience Valentine’s Day 2017 in Gulf Shores with a great  Vacation Deal!

A Romantic Walk on the Beach 

Spend Valentine’s Day 2017 in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach where you can enjoy a beautiful and peaceful walk along the beach as the kickoff to a romantic getaway for  you and your loved one. The gorgeous views and relaxing sounds of the gulf will guarantee a very memorable Valentine’s Day for you and your sweetheart no matter what!Walk on the beach with this Valentine's Day Gulf Shores Vacation Deal

Renew Your Vows for Valentine’s Day

Complete your romantic getaway by celebrating your commitment to one another at Lulu’s 9th Annual Tropical Re-Union Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony. Each couple will receive a complementary cake and champagne toast, the bride will be given flowers and each couple will even receive a certificate of this re-union once the ceremony is complete.

Great Gulf Shores Food

Wine and dine your loved one with a Valentine’s Dinner at Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores. Enjoy a delicious three course dinner and a complimentary glass of champagne to help celebrate such a wonderful occasion. Did I mention that your dinner will be prepared by award-winning Executive Chef John Hamme?! Chef Hamme has twenty-seven years of experience and has been recognized as a remarkable innovator in the hospitality industry in Alabama. So why not celebrate your love with a meal from one of the best Chefs in Gulf Shores?

Romantic Valentine’s Day Vacation Rental

Better than an ordinary hotel room, consider enjoying a nice private beach home for your Valentine’s Day plans. Anchor Vacations wants to help you make this picture perfect Valentine’s Day a reality by offering you a 20% discount when you book a 3 night minimum stay February 10th – February 15th. Along with this incredible discount we will also provide a bottle of champagne for you both to enjoy. Give one of our reservationists a call today!

Checkout Our Valentine’s Day Vacation Deal!


Gulf Shores Beach Image with Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in Gulf Shores 2016

Enjoy Christmas in Gulf Shores with sugar white beaches that look like drifting snow but… seasonal temperatures that still allows you to enjoy all the outdoor activities planned throughout the Christmas season!

Get your holiday good will flowing with several parades throughout the South Alabama coastal region!! The Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebrations will roll down HWY 59 entertaining crowds young and old alike, culminating at The Gulf Shores public beaches. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the 31st Annual Lighted Boat parade that will head east down the canal with hopes of catching a glimpse of the Jolly old Elf himself!

Nothing connects people from all walks of life like music! Be sure to see The Coastal Chorale “Joyful Jingles” or The Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert “Frozen Christmas”. Our own Gulf Shores High School will be having a Chorus Concert and a Winter Band Concert that is sure to delight!

You don’t want to miss the holiday light show at Bellingrath Garden’s and Home! You are sure to go into sensory overload viewing” Magic Christmas in Lights” which U.S.A Today touted as the 6th best Lighted Displays in America for 2014. No matter what your interests… Christmas in Gulf Shores is worth the visit!

To Learn More about the Holiday Activities going on throughout Gulf Shores and Orange Beach click on the event links below:

Lighted Christmas Parade & Beach Celebrations:  www.alabamacoastalchristmas.com

31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade: http://alabamacoastalchristmas.com/event/2016-lighted-boat-parade/

Bellingrath Garden’s & Home: www.bellingrath.org

Christmas in Gulf Shores with ornaments on the beach

Bald Eagle Bash 7th Annual Fundraiser

Bald Eagle Bash is the 7th annual fundraiser for the Weeks Bay Foundation, the only nationally accredited land trust in coastal Alabama, will be held at the waterfront Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center at the Fish River Bridge on U.S. Highway 98 in Fairhope.  Enjoy “a taste of Weeks Bay” featuring fresh Gulf shrimp prepared by top local restaurants with live music by The Mulligan Brothers.  Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the gate. Entry is free for children 10 and under.  Beverages are included in the price of admission, and free parking is available at the Weeks Bay Reserve Safe Harbor site, with BRATS shuttles providing transportation to the event.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.BaldEagleBash.com or call (251) 990-5004.  Tickets are also available for purchase at Page & Palette in Fairhope, the Foundation office, the Reserve, and from Foundation board members.  April 23
4:00-7:00 p.m.

Waterway Village & Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run!

Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 10 am – 6 pm

The Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (Cajun for a lot) of fun on Saturday, April 18. Sink your teeth into some hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will be crawfish races, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and even an authentic 80-foot shrimp boat on hand offering nonstop fun for all ages.

If that’s not enough, you’ll have the chance to work up an appetite with the 5K Run/ 1-Mile Fun Run beginning at 8:30 a.m. starting at Waterway Village next to Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores. Then after the race, stay for free beer and refreshments! Part of the proceeds from this race go to a local animal rescue, Furrever Homes. For more race information email Harley Sports at www.harleysports.com or to register online click here.

The pots will begin boiling at 10 a.m. and we’ll Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) all day long with Zydeco sounds grooving until 6 p.m.

Follow the fun, pictures and conversation on social media by adding #crawfest15 to your posts!

Stay tuned for more info…


Entertainment Series 2015 presents: Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters with Danny & The Juniors

Dates & Times
Jan 20, 2015 7:00 PM

Erie Meyer Civic Center
Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Tickets: $35.00
Event Info
Jump back to the fifties and sixties when songs held meaning, music had rhythm and the singers produced the greatest harmony on earth. Take a stroll down memory lane with Bobby Hendricks Drifters as they play “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Under The Boardwalk” and “This Magic Moment,” and relive the excitement of your youth while listening to Danny and The Juniors perform “At The Hop,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” and more.

Contact Us
PHONE: 251-968-1174
WEBSITE: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/index.aspx?NID=344