City Programs

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Summer Yoga Series


August 30, 2019


Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for a FREE Summer Yoga Series at the beautiful Gulf Place Town Green and Public Beach. Classes will be held on the last Friday of every month during May-August and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information about the Summer Yoga Series.
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Pickleball


August 2019 - May 2020


Gulf Shores Recreation Department offers Pickleball to the 55+ Senior group every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the months of August 2019 through May 2020 at the Cultural Center Gymnasium, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Click here for more information on Pickleball. 
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Coast Riders


September 7, 2019 | October 5, 2019 | November 2, 2019


Coast Riders is a FREE cycling club that meets once a month during October 2019 through March 2020. Each month, the cycling club meets for a fun, friendly bike ride along the beautiful Gulf State Park Trails. Rides begin at 9 a.m. Click here for more information on Coast Riders. 
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Mom's Time Out


September 9, 2019 - April 30, 2020


Mom's Time Out provides the youth in our community with a safe and supportive environment to foster education, personal growth, development and resiliency. This program is open to ages 1 and walking to 4 years of age (3-4 years must be potty-trained at the time of registration). Click here for more information about Mom's Time Out. 
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WalkFit 5K - The New YOU Begins 09.09.19


September 9, 2019


WalkFit 5K is a training series, geared for absolute beginners, that will get you from the couch to walking a 5K in only 6 weeks! Participants will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. for 6 six weeks, beginning on September 9th. Our goal is to have you ready for the target race, the Haunted Hustle 5K Walk on October 18. Click here for more information. 
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Women's Self Defense


September 13 | October 4 | November 1


The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is offering a Women's Self Defense series for women ages 18 and up. The Self Defense series will consist of 3 classes on September 13, October 4 and November 1. Classes will include techniques to defend yourself at home and in public, training by Wheeles Karate, holding and shooting a firearm, and more! Click here for more information. 
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Purely Paddle


September 14, 2019


Purely Paddle is a fun, family-friendly guided kayak adventure along with yoga on the lawn. Friends and family are invited to bring their kayak (or rent one) and join us for an afternoon at Mo's Landing, located at 18068 Fort Morgan Road. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information about Purely Paddle. 
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Camping 101


September 27 | October 25


You and your friends and family are invited to sleep under the stars at our beautiful waterfront lagoon park! Camping 101 is hosted at Mo's Landing, located at 18068 Fort Morgan Road, and includes overnight camping, fire pits (great for hot dogs and s'mores!) and an outdoor movie on the big screen. Click here for more information on Camping 101.
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Gulf Shores Teen Club (ClubGST)


October 2019 - April 2020


The Gulf Shores Teen Club (ClubGST) is a new after-school program for children in grades 6-9. ClubGST will meet after school at the Cultural Center every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Transportation from school will be provided. Each month will feature a new theme of activities. Click here for more information about ClubGST. 
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Monthly Speakers/Socials


October 2019 - February 2020


Monthly Speakers and Socials is a free event offered to the 55+ community during the months of October-February. This event is held at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West, beginning at 11 a.m. Following the speaker's presentation, guest are invited to join us for a social and a delicious meal in the Cultural Center Gymnasium at 12 p.m. Click here for more information on Monthly Speakers/Socials. 
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ABCD's of Medicare


October 2019 - February 2020


ABCD's of Medicare is a series of six Medicare seminars during the months of October-March. Seminars will begin at 11 a.m. in the classrooms at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Click here for more information on ABCD's of Medicare. 
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BINGO


October 2019 -  February 2020


Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for BINGO every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. BINGO is for our 55+ Senior group. Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided. Click here for more information on BINGO. 
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Daddy Daughter Dance


January 24, 2020 January 25, 2020


The City of Gulf Shores hosts two nights of the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, located at 1930 West 2nd Street, during January. Dads are encouraged to take their daughter(s) out for a night of dancing, eating delicious food and making special memories together. Click here for more information on the Daddy Daughter Dance. 
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Author Series


January 2020 - February 2020


The Gulf Shores Recreation Department, Gulf Shores Museum and Thomas B. Norton Public Library is teaming up to bring you the 2020 Author Series on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Join us as we host distinguished authors and presenters to discuss their works and other related topics. Click here for more information on the Author Series.
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Spring Break Camp


April 6, 2020 - April 10, 2020


Spring Break Camp is open to children in grades K-6 and held at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Children will get to enjoy outdoor activities, crafts and a special field trip. Camp lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on Spring Break Camp. 
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Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair


February 7, 2020


The Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair is a special event for our 55+ community. Make a special memory with your significant other for Valentine's Day this year by spending the evening dancing, listening to great music and eating delicious desserts. Click here for more information on the Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair. 
  1. Ralph Pereda

    Programs & Events Supervisor
    Phone: 251-968-9812

  2. Amanda Deckard

    Events Supervisor
    Phone: 251-968-9818

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SPARC Summer Camp
May 2020 - August 2020


SPARC Summer Camp 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. SPARC Summer Camp is offered over a course of 10 weeks in the summer. Click here for more information about SPARC Summer Camp.