Special Events

9th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade


December 7 - 6:30 p.m.


The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature festive, lighted floats as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands. Click here for more information. 
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The Nutcracker


December 9 - 2 p.m.


Under the direction of Madame Rio Cordy Barlow, the ballet academy will bring this classic holiday ballet to life. Click here for more information. 
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Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert


December 4 - 7 p.m.


City of Gulf Shores will open its doors to host the Baldwin Pops for a traditional Christmas Concert. Click here for more information. 
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Breakfast with Santa


December 15 - 8 a.m.


Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes before having pictures taken with Santa. Click here for more information. 
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2019 Winter Edition - Small Town, Big Beach Productions

January 28-29 | February 4-5 | February 11-12 | February 18-19 - 7 p.m.


The City of Gulf Shores is proud to bring you the Winter Edition of Small Town, Big Beach Productions. Click here for more information. 
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Mardi Gras Parade


March 5 - 10 a.m.


The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade. Click here for more information. 
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Breakfast with the Bunny


April 20 - 8 a.m.


Kick off your Easter celebration with the City of Gulf Shores as they host Breakfast with the Bunny at 8 a.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Click here for more information.
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Waterway Village Crawfish & Zydeco Festival


April 20 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The 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. Click here for more information. 
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Music at Meyer Park


Date for 2019 TBA 


These annual springtime concerts have become a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike.  All Music at Meyer Park concerts are free to the public.  Click here for more information. 
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S'mores on the Shore


Date for 2019 TBA


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 at the Gulf Shores Public Beach.  Click here for more information. 
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Independence Day Celebration


July 4 - 9 p.m. 


The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on July 4. Click here for more information. 
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Back to School Beach Bash


Date for 2019 TBA 


The Back to School Beach Bash will feature music, campfires and all of the makings for s’mores. Click here for more info. 
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47th Annual National Shrimp Festival


Date for 2019 TBA


The festival is one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals featuring over 300 vendors offering fine art, arts & crafts, a retail marketplace, outdoor village, and of course, SHRIMP! Click here for more information. 

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Wild & Wicked Beach Bash


Date for 2019 TBA 


Locals and visitors are invited to wear their best Halloween costume and participate in several thrilling events including a Haunted Hustle 5K, Witches on Wheels, and live music featuring Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. Click here for more information.

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Movies at Meyer Park

Date for 2019 TBA


Small Town, Big Beach Productions is bringing this new, FREE, family-friendly event to Gulf Shores just in time for Halloween. Click here for more information. 
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NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship | Gulf Place Public Beach | Date for 2019 TBA


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 Volleyball Championships through 2022. Last year, the inaugural NCAA-sanctioned beach volleyball championship was held on the Gulf Shores Public Beach. Click here for more information.