1. CITY NEWS

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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    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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
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    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...
  39. Entertainment Series

    Gulf Shores announces 2017 Entertainment Series lineup

    The Entertainment Series, now in its 30th year at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, will feature 12 shows from six different ranging from Grammy Award winners to orchestras and acoustic harmonies. Read on...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. ODAD

    Gulf Shores to host underwater conservation effort on October 22

    On Saturday, October 22, scuba divers from across the country will participate in Operation: Dive Against Debris. This underwater conservation effort is the result of a unique collaboration between the City of Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast Reef Read on...
  50. Back 2 School

    Back to school databases available at Public Library

    The Thomas B. Norton Public Library will offer FREE library cards from September 26 – October 1. As students head back to school numerous online resources are available through the public library’s database system. 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...
  52. Severe Weather

    Gulf Shores monitoring potential weather situation wave (99L)

    The City of Gulf Shores is monitoring the potential weather situation wave (99L). City officials urge residents to get a hurricane preparedness plan in place if they haven’t already done so. For resources to create your personal preparedness plan visit Read on...
  53. Beach Bash

    Back to School Beach Bash set for August 18

    The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Back to School Beach Bash at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach. Read on...
  54. 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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    Back to School Beach Bash The City of Gulf Shores will host its annual Back ...
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  2. Sat, Sep 9

    Art Market The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance (GCAA) Art Market, in...
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  3. Sat, Sep 9

    Powder Puff Mechanics - Course 1 Join us for a fun, educational class and learn the...
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  4. Sat, Oct 7

    Art Market The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance (GCAA) Art Market, in...
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    Powder Puff Mechanics - Course 2 Join us for a fun, educational class and learn the...
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    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. Fri, Dec 1

    Lighted Christmas Parade Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities ...
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