1. CITY NEWS

  1. Final

    No major damage reported, preparations for Shrimp Fest underway

    City officials completed damage assessments throughout the city early this morning and have found no major impacts from Hurricane Nate. Some minor flooding remains on roadways around Little Lagoon including: Read on...
  2. hurricane nate 5

    Localized flooding roadway conditions exist, evacuation order lifted

    City officials are actively assessing impacts from Hurricane Nate. Citizens should be aware that localized flooding conditions exist along many roadways in the Gulf Shores area. All evacuation orders are now lifted, however, motorists are urged not to Read on...
  3. hurricane nate

    Evacuation order issued for west beach in Gulf Shores

    Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft has issued an evacuation order for all properties in Emergency District 32 and all beachfront houses and duplexes within Emergency District 33. District 32 includes all properties along West Beach Boulevard located Read on...
  4. hurricane nate 3

    Hurricane Nate intensifies, local storm threats elevated

    Hurricane Nate has shown significant intensification overnight with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph as of the 6 a.m. CST advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS). Additional intensification is expected as the storm Read on...
  5. nate update 2

    Local State of Emergency issued for Gulf Shores

    Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft has issued a local State of Emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Nate. The storm is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane somewhere along the Alabama/Mississippi Gulf Coast late Saturday or during the early morning Read on...
  6. Nate update 1

    Hurricane Warning, Storm Surge Warning issued for Gulf Shores

    The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning for the northern Gulf Coast including the Gulf Shores area in advance of Tropical Storm Nate. Read on...
  7. Tropical Depression

    City of Gulf Shores officials are monitoring Tropical Depression 16

    The City of Gulf Shores is monitoring Tropical Depression 16. City officials urge residents to get a hurricane preparedness plan in place if they haven’t already done so. There is a short window of preparation due to the speed at Read on...
  8. TS Nate

    Local officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Nate

    Local officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Nate. While the storm intensity and timing is uncertain, the Gulf Shores area remains within the forecast track. The public is encouraged to monitor storm Read on...
  9. Shrimp Fest - Website

    Road closures related to the 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival

    The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures related to the 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival. Read on...
  10. Public Infromation- Website

    Results of PARCA study related to possible Gulf Shores City School system

    Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) was contracted by the City of Gulf Shores to develop potential budgets for a possible Gulf Shores City School system. PARCA developed budgets based on projected enrollment, or Average Daily Membership Read on...
  11. open letter mayor

    OPEN LETTER FROM MAYOR CRAFT REGARDING RECENT EDUCATION DISCUSSION

    To the citizens of Gulf Shores: I released a statement last Wednesday voicing my disappointment and our community’s frustration over how Superintendent Eddie Tyler and the Baldwin County Board of Education developed and announced their new capital Read on...
  12. GPR Button

    Gulf Shores begins Phase 2 public beach improvements

    The City of Gulf Shores has begun construction on Phase 2 of its Gulf Place Revitalization Project which is a master planned transformation of the city’s main public beach area. The current phase of the project is slated for completion in the spring of Read on...
  13. Public Infromation- Website

    State Route 182 Temporary Road Closure

    State Route 182 at Mile Post 7.9 will be temporary closed for Pedestrian Bridge Erection on Sunday, October 1 at 9 p.m. in Gulf Shores. Read on...
  14. Press Release - Website

    Cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Considering 2% Lodging Tax Increase

    Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama – Mayor Robert Craft of Gulf Shores and Mayor Tony Kennon of Orange Beach are united in their consideration of a 2% increase in lodging tax to fund critical infrastructure improvements and cleanup for Alabama’s Read on...
  15. Camping

    GET WILD - Camping 101

    Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Division for Camping 101 on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. - Saturday, October 7 until 9 a.m behind the Cultural Center in Gulf Shores (19470 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores, AL). Read on...
  16. Waterway Village Farmers Market

    Waterway Village Farmers Market

    Join us for the Waterway Village Farmers Market on Sundays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Waterway Village Public Parking Lot. The market will feature produce as well as artisans. Read on...
  17. Art Into Words - Website

    Gulf Shores announces Art into Words event on September 21

    On September 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center will play host to Art into Words, a cultural evening celebrating different mediums and interpretations of art. Read on...
  18. Couch 2 5k

    The NEW YOU starts TODAY!

    Back by popular demand, the Couch to 5K program is a training series for absolute beginners and will get you from the couch to 5K in only 8 weeks! Our goal is to have you ready to jog/run for the target race, the Kaiser Realty Coastal on November Read on...
  19. Coastal Cleanup

    Alabama Coastal Cleanup

    As part of our GreenUp Gulf Shores initiative we encourage everyone to mark your calendar for the Alabama Coastal Cleanup this Saturday (September 16th) sponsored by Compass Media. Gulf Shores locations include the shade structure at West 2nd Read on...
  20. Public Infromation- Website

    City of Gulf Shores is monitoring the potential weather situation associated with Hurricane Irma

    The City of Gulf Shores is monitoring the potential weather situation. City officials urge residents to get a hurricane preparedness plan in place if they haven’t already done so. Read on...
  21. Republic Services - website

    PUBLIC NOTICE: Republic Services announces revised trash pickup schedule

    The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents aware of the revised trash pickup schedule related to the Labor Day Holiday. Republic Service, residential and . Read on...
  22. Oyster Shell

    Alabama Oyster Trail Statue Unveiling

    Join us for the unveiling of the next Alabama Oyster Trail Statue in Waterway Village on Friday, August 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Waterway Village. Read on...
  23. Studio Fitness

    Gulf Shores opens additional fitness facility at the Cultural Center

    Over the past couple of months, the Gulf Shores Recreation Division has been preparing additional fitness facilities at the city owned Cultural Center. This expansion to the north will provide Read on...
  24. Beach Bash

    Back to School Beach Bash set for August 17 in Gulf Shores

    The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Back to School Beach Bash at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach. The Back to School Beach Bash will feature music, campfires and all of the makings for s’mores. Read on...
  25. Powder Puff

    Mechanic Training Available for Women & Teenage Girls

    The City of Gulf Shores will host "Powder Puff Mechanics," a 3 course training for women and teenage girls. Participants will learn the basics of auto mechanics in an unintimidating environment at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center. The cost to participate Read on...
  26. Turtle Tracks - Website

    Turtle Tracks contributes funds to Share the Beach and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance

    The City of Gulf Shores, along with the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, unveiled “Turtle Tracks”, a public art project dedicated to the awareness and support of environmental conservation Read on...
  27. AU Education Complex - Website

    Auburn University, City of Gulf Shores break ground on educational complex

    Auburn University and the City of Gulf Shores today broke ground on a complex that will serve as an educational outpost for the university and a resource for gulf coast. The 24,000-square-foot Auburn University Educational Complex will house four Read on...
  28. Fall Youth Sports

    Fall Youth Sports

    We offer a variety of youth sport programs throughout the year, in addition to many sport-specific youth camps during the summer in conjunction with Gulf Shores High School. Read on...
  29. 4th of July

    Gulf Shores announces Fourth of July fireworks celebration

    The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier. Read on...
  30. 4th closing - Website

    Independence Day Closures

    Administrative offices for the City of Gulf Shores will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Police, fire, and other emergency services will remain open to ensure public safety and health. Regular operations will resume on Wed Read on...
  31. Turtle Tracks - Website

    Turtle Tracks unveils Community Turtle at Gulf Shores Middle School

    Turtle Tracks unveiled the sixth completed turtle for the program on Tuesday, May 23 at Gulf Shores Middle School. Gulf Shores Middle School sponsored the turtle through Dolphin Tank, a program tasking students to come up with an idea to benefit Read on...
  32. Red Flag - Website

    Single Red Flags now posted on Gulf Shores beaches

    The double red flags that closed waters along Gulf Shores beaches Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were replaced by single red flags this morning. The presence of single red flags indicates high surf and/or strong rip currents are present. Read on...
  33. Double Red Flag - Website

    Gulf waters remain closed in Gulf Shores due to extreme rip currents and high surf

    Double red flags continue to fly on Gulf Shores beaches due to life-threatening rip currents and high surf from Tropical Storm Cindy. The presence of double red flags indicates that extremely hazardous conditions are present and the Gulf of Mexico Read on...
  34. Tropical Weather Update - Website

    Gulf Shores monitoring potential weather situation (93L)

    US National Weather Service Mobile has issued a bulletin for our area through Thursday, June 22. An anticipated 4-8 inches of rain is likely beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20. Significant threat risks include: Read on...
  35. hurricane

    Hurricane Preparedness Expo set for June 8 in Gulf Shores

    The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Thursday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Activity Center which is located at 260 Clubhouse Drive in Gulf Shores. This free event will offer the public an opportunity to Read on...
  36. Starfish

    Gulf Shores Starfish Swim Team Competed in the Alabama Special Olympic Summer Games

    Congratulations to the Gulf Shores Starfish Swim Team who competed in the Alabama Special Olympic Summer Games at Troy University last Friday and Saturday. There were over 1,000 athletes participating ranging in age from 8 to 67. The Starfish are the only Read on...
  37. Smores

    S’mores on the Shore set for May 25 in Gulf Shores

    Campfires, live music and s’mores will be the scene as the City of Gulf Shores hosts its annual S’mores on the Shore event on Thursday, May 25. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach. This family-friendly event Read on...
  38. Press Release - Website

    City of Gulf Shores and City of Mobile Partner to Connect Youth to Jobs

    City of Gulf Shores and the City of Mobile are collaborating to ensure bright futures for young people. Through the efforts of Mayor Stimpson’s Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Initiative, applicants (ages 17-24) from the City of Mobile will work in Read on...
  39. Traffic Advisory

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY: On Thursday, May 18 one northbound lane will be closed on the W.C. Holmes Bridge

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY: The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware on Thursday, May 18 at approximately 9 a.m. the Gulf Shores Police Department will be closing one northbound lane on the W.C. Holmes Bridge for a Read on...
  40. Hangout

    Gulf Shores announces Hangout Festival beach closures, traffic modifications

    The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures, beach closures and traffic flow modifications related to the Hangout Music Festival. Read on...
  41. Survey

    Parks & Recreation Survey

    The City of Gulf Shores needs your assistance participating in a brief survey regarding the planning and development of Parks and Recreation. Your input is valuable and your response to this survey is crucial in providing the necessary information needed Read on...
  42. Bike to School

    Bike to School Day

    The City of Gulf Shores and Girl Scout Troop 8290 will sponsor National Bike to School day of Wednesday, May 10. The Gulf Shores Police Department will help with traffic and have an officers riding with kids. The ride is open to anyone who is interested. Read on...
  43. NCAA

    NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship - Tickets on sale now

    The City of Gulf Shores will once again host the NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission. Come be part of the action as the country’s Read on...
  44. NCAA Beach VB

    Gulf Shores will continue to host the National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship through 2022

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gulf Shores, will continue to host the National Collegiate Beach Read on...
  45. SPARC Summer Camp

    SPARC Summer Camp

    The SPARC concept is designed for Strengthening Potential through Arts, Recreation and Culture by providing youth a safe and supportive environment; fostering education, personal growth, character development and overall resiliency. Read on...
  46. Press Release - Website

    Southbound lane of Highway 59 to close at intersection of West 36th Ave. this Thursday

    April 18, 2017 – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware that beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will replace a damaged traffic signal pole at the intersection Read on...
  47. Music at Meyer Park

    CBDB, Zydeco Radio and New Earth Army headed to Gulf Shores for Music at Meyer Park

    The City of Gulf Shores has announced the lineup for the Music at Meyer Park concert series. These annual springtime concerts have become a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike. Read on...
  48. Zydeco Crawfish Festival

    Zydeco, Crawfish Festival coming to Waterway Village April 15

    The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, April 15 in Gulf Shores. Locals and visitors are invited to sink their teeth into hot, juicy crawfish throughout the day while dancing to the infectious rhythms of Read on...
  49. Breakfast with the Bunny

    Breakfast with the Bunny set for April 15 in Gulf Shores

    Kick off your Easter celebration with the City of Gulf Shores as they host Breakfast with the Bunny at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Read on...
  50. Coastal Community Camp Day - Website

    Gulf Shores to host Coastal Community Camp Day March 22

    The City of Gulf Shores will host a Coastal Community Camp Day on Wednesday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gulf Shores Elementary School. Read on...
  51. Press Release

    Twelve Students Injured in Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

    At approximately 10:05 a.m. twelve members of the Gulf Shores High School Band were injured when a 2008 Ford Expedition, participating in the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade, accelerated and struck them from behind. Read on...
  52. Mardi Gras Parade Traffic

    Mardi Gras Parade Traffic Modifications and Detours

    The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following traffic flow modifications related to the Mardi Gras Parade on February 28 at 10 a.m. Read on...
  53. Mardi Gras Parade

    City of Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade set for February 28

    The City of Gulf Shores will continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. Large crowds of spectators are anticipated as the floats will make their way from Clubhouse Drive to Read on...
  54. Arbor Day

    Gulf Shores celebrates 30th Anniversary as a Tree City USA on Arbor Day Feb. 25

    The City of Gulf Shores and the Beautification Board announce plans for Arbor Day to be Saturday, February 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Sims Park Pavilion. Gulf Shores will celebrate its 30th year as a Tree City USA on our local Arbor Day. Read on...
  55. Outdoor Alabama

    Prescribed Burn Planned at Gulf State Park

    A prescribed burn is planned in two locations within Gulf State Park between February 1 and March 10, 2017 – weather permitting. The prescribed burn is part of a forest management plan associated with longleaf pine restoration, wildfire fuel Read on...
  56. Friends of the Library

    Republic Services presents Friends of the Library with $3,500 grant

    On January 10 representatives from Republic Services attended the Friends of the Library meeting to present the Friends with a check for $3,500. Read on...
  57. ARFF Vehicle

    Airport Authority donates aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to City of Gulf Shores

    On behalf of the Airport Authority, Chairman Vic Roberts recently presented the City of Gulf Shores with keys and ownership of a dry chemical and foam first response ARFF unit for airport use. The vehicle satisfies the requirements necessary to meet Read on...
  58. Alabama Humanities Foundation

    Road Scholar To Speak In Gulf Shores On “Spare Time, Leisure, And Recreation In Alabama”

    Frances Robb, a member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, will present “Spare Time, Leisure, and Recreation in Alabama 1890-1950” on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m., at Gulf Shores Museum in Gulf Shores. Read on...
  59. Oyster Shell Recycling Program

    Join us in celebration of Gulf Shores' first Oyster Shell Recycling Program

    Join us Thursday, January 26 at the Original Oyster House from 10:30 - 11 a.m. to celebrate Gulf Shores' first Oyster Shell Recycling Program! Read on...
  60. Hotel Rendering

    City, development partner applies for full-service hotel to anchor proposed mixed-use beach project

    The City of Gulf Shores announced today that it has joined with a private development partner to apply to team with an international hotel brand to construct a 240-room full service hotel, spa and meeting facility on city-owned property located at the Read on...
  61. Ecycling - Website.jpg

    Free eCycling Event

    Each year, Americans throw away millions of tons of old or broken electronics, creating potentially harmful waste. Help make sure this isn't the case in Gulf Shores by participating in our eCycling event on Saturday, January 21. Read on...
  62. Republic Services - website.jpg

    Republic Services Holiday Schedule

    The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents aware of the revised pickup schedule for Republic Services for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read on...
  63. Breakfast with Santa

    Breakfast with Santa

    Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 17 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., Read on...
  64. Christmas Celebration - Website.jpg

    Gulf Shores announces holiday events schedule

    Christmas is just around the corner and the City of Gulf Shores is once again gearing up to celebrate with a full array of holiday events. Whether it’s marveling at the magical glow of the lighted parade or the Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert, families Read on...
  65. Republic Services

    Republic Services Holiday Schedule

    The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents aware of the revised pickup schedule for Republic Services for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read on...
  66. Pool Opening

    Gulf Shores unveils recently renovated pool at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center

    The City of Gulf Shores will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently renovated pool and aquatic center at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center on Friday, November 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Read on...
  67. Vote

    Erie H. Meyer Civic Center polling location for Tuesday's election

    The polling location for Gulf Shores is at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center located at 1930 W. 2nd Street. Polls are open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read on...
  68. AU Complex

    Auburn University, City of Gulf Shores partner on academic complex in city for Auburn

    Auburn University and the City of Gulf Shores are moving forward with plans to build an educational complex in Gulf Shores, Alabama, that will serve as both an academic outpost for Auburn and a resource for Gulf Coast residents. Read on...
  69. Shrimp Festival

    Road closures related to the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

    Gulf Shores, Ala – October 10, 2016 – The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures related to the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival. Read on...
  70. Construction

    Improvements to Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59 have begun

    The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware that construction has begun on the much needed improvements to Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59. These improvements include widening Clubhouse Drive to Read on...
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    Gulf Shores to begin $15 million beachfront revitalization

    The City of Gulf Shores is moving forward with plans to transform Gulf Place, the city’s most iconic stretch of beachfront and main public beach area. The $15 million Gulf Place Revitalization Project is a linchpin objective of the Small Town Read on...
  72. Gulf Shores Bans Alcohol on the Beach during Spring Break

    Earlier today during a special council meeting, the Gulf Shores City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance to prohibit the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages along the entire Gulf beaches in the City of Gulf Shores corporate limits. Read on...
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  1. Sat, Oct 21

    Coast Riders "A family-friendly, fun and informative bike ride" Join us for the 2nd of 3 fun, informative bike rid...
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  2. Sat, Oct 21

    Powder Puff Mechanics - Course 2 Join us for a fun, educational class and learn the...
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  3. Fri, Oct 27

    Gulf Shores vs Blount Varsity Football - Gulf Shores vs Blount
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  4. Fri, Oct 27

    Monster Mash Teen Dance Join the #GSwRECkclub for a Halloween Teen Monster...
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  1. Sat, Oct 28

    Waterway Village Fall Block Party The Waterway Village Fall Block Party kick off at ...
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  2. Sat, Nov 4

    Art Market The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance (GCAA) Art Market, in...
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  3. Sat, Nov 11

    Powder Puff Mechanics - Course 3 Join us for a fun, educational class and learn the...
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  4. Sat, Nov 18

    Coast Riders "A family-friendly, fun and informative bike ride" Join us for the 3rd of 3 fun, informative bike rid...
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