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. 

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. 

Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert

December 4 - 7 pm 

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

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 infromation. 

2019 Winter Edition - Small Town Big Beach™ Productions

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

Mardi Gras Parade 

Tuesday, 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. 

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. 

Waterway Village Crawfish & Zydeco Festival 

April 20 - 10 a.m. - 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. 

Music at Meyer Park 

March 28 | April 4 | April 11| April 25 - 6 p.m.

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. 

S'mores on the Shore 

May 24 - 5:30 p.m.

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. 

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 Wednesday, July 4. Click here for more information. 

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. 

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. 

Wild & Wicked Beach Bash

October 19 - 5 p.m.

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.

Movies at Meyer

October 4 | October 18 | October 25 - 6 p.m.

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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