Winter Concert Series
Erie Meyer Civic Center
January 30th - March 2 Starting at 7:00PM
The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the 2023 Winter Concert Series lineup.
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2023 Winter Showcase Series: The Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival
Learning Campus at Gulf State Park
February 3rd Starting at 10:30
As part of the 2023 Winter Showcase Series presented by Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, please join us for this presentation on the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival. Find out all about this 39-year-old iconic and nationally acclaimed event that brings over 200 Grammy award-winning and up-and-coming songwriters to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area every November.
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Mystic DJ Riders Mardi Gras Parade
Erie Meyer Civic Center
Saturday, Feb 04, 2023 Starting at 2:00PM
Brand new in 2016, the Mystic DJ Riders is an offshoot of the MLK Monday Mystics, part of the Lundi Gras daytime parades on Route D. Those parades have become so float-laden, there's very little room for so-called additional units. That means the growing number of DJ wagons were left out, so organizers thought, why not build a mystic society around them? "This really is another avenue for the DJs to participate in Mardi Gras," a co-founder said. "You're going to hear plenty of music in this parade."
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Order of Polka Dots Mardi Gras Parade
Route A, 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL 36602
Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 Starting at 6:30PM
The Order of Polka Dots was founded by 20 women in May 1949 and in 1950, was the first ladies' organization to parade in Mobile. Still a robust and active group, they were a trailblazer for a number of ladies' organizations.
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Super Chili Bowl Cookoff
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 Starting at 10:00AM
Come one, come all! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy delicious chili variations while supporting a wonderful cause. All proceeds raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The Tent will Open at 10 a.m., and samples and judging will begin at noon. Admission: All-inclusive Ticket $20
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Neptune's Daughters Mardi Gras Parade
Route A, 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL 36602
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 Starting at 6:30PM
The first ball was held in 1996, and the first parade was in 1997. Neptune's Daughters has grown from a charter membership of 21 to more than 300 members in less than two decades. The group's emblem is a mermaid, and its logo depicts Neptune flanked by two mermaids. The Neptune's Daughters' colors are teal, white, and green.
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Foley Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023
From: 11:00 AM
The Foley parade is not city-sponsored, and it's not the production of any one group. It's more a loose confederation of folks in this south Baldwin County town who want to make sure they have their own Mardi Gras down there. Floats, trucks, antique cars, walking groups, just about anything you've seen in a parade before can be found in Foley. Usually, this parade has more than 25 units, and organizers stress the family friendliness of the whole thing. Admission: Free
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Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 From: 2:00 PM
Begins at traffic light east of Phoenix West and ends at Hwy 161
The Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederation of groups, large and small, that wanted to parade by the beach. The city of Orange Beach stepped in and took over the parade's planning. It's still open to participation by just about anybody, even groups from outside of Orange Beach. The Mystical Maids of Miram and the Mystics of Pleasure contribute to the parade, but so do groups from Foley to Perdido Key. Even groups that parade in Gulf Shores earlier in the day move up the road to be in the Orange Beach procession. Typically, these days, there are about 55 units in the Fat Tuesday afternoon parade, and about 30,000 people gather along the two-mile stretch of Perdido Beach Boulevard to stand in the rain of throws. Admission: Free
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We Run This Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5k
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2023
Time to book your Runcation and punch your ticket to the Boston Marathon! The We Run This Beach Marathon will be a beautiful, fast, and scenic course with gorgeous views of Lake Shelby, Middle and Little Lakes. The course will start and finish near the Gulf State Park Lodge and traverse the pancake-flat paved paths throughout Gulf State Park. The event will have Chip Timing splits at the 10K for both Half Marathon & Marathon, and then a 1/2 marathon split for the marathoners. And then there's the post-race party. There will be post-race food for all finishers, two drink tickets, and post-race music on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores.
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Annual Fort Morgan Oyster Fest
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Happiness on a Half Shell at 2023 Fort Morgan Oyster Fest! Whether you like ‘em naked or dressed to impress, Sassy Bass, The Beach Club Resort and Spa, and Navy Cove Oysters will be serving up happiness on a half shell at the Annual Fort Morgan Oyster Fest held the last Saturday of February each year. Held at The Beach Club Resort and Spa, join us for food, fun, and oyster perfection.
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Orange Beach Festival of Art
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 - Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 10:00 AM
The Orange Beach Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts including visual, performing, musical and culinary. With more than 100 vendors displaying a variety of media, festival attendees will have plenty to see, touch, taste and hear. The event also has a kid's art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare, and a music and songwriter's stage.
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Annual Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival
Friday, Mar 17, 2023 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2023
The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation and Committee are proud to announce the return of a full Arts and Crafts Festival on the downtown streets of charming Fairhope with artists from all over the United States. The City of Fairhope, Downtown Merchants and Eastern Shore Art Center welcome you to the traditional 3rd weekend of March for a Friday through Sunday display of the arts.
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Annual Outdoor Art Show
Friday, Mar 17, 2023 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The 51st Annual Outdoor Art Show presented by the Eastern Shore Art Center is Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19. The festival takes place in front of the Eastern Shore Art Center along Oak Street and Section Street up to Magnolia Avenue with over 100 artist booths, live demos, music and more!
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Flora-Bama Beach Run For American Warriors
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023
Flora-Bama's Annual Beach Run/Walk for America's Warriors will be the best run of the year! Who wouldn't want to utilize our gorgeous white sandy beaches? The start and end point is right here at the Flora-Bama, and we run entirely on the beach! All 5K runners will be headed into Alabama and all 1/2 marathon runners will be headed into Florida. 100% of the registration fees will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
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The Original German Sausage Festival
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 From: 8:00 AM
The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semi-annual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stoplight on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is a major regional event that attracts a cross-section of the community in what has become a reunion type atmosphere. It is also the main revenue source for the area’s volunteer fire department.
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Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Drop
Saturday, Apr 08, 2023 Starting: 11:00 AM
Happy Easter to everybunny! Kids' crafts and face painting in the tent. The Easter Egg Hunt will be on the beach behind the Flora-Bama, and the Easter Bunny will skydive onto the beach!
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Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run
Friday, Apr 21, 2023 - Saturday, Apr 22, 2023
The annual Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (French for a lot) of fun! Sink your teeth into hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will be arts and crafts vendors and children's activities offering nonstop fun for all ages. See the event website for updates and the music schedule.
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