Posted on: February 2, 2017

City of Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade set for February 28

Mardi Gras Parade

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...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Gulf Shores to participate in the State's Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday - Feb. 24-26

Sales Tax Holiday

Alabama will observe its sixth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The Alabama Retail Association encourages Alabamians to restock emergency supplies in homes, workplaces and vehicles during this three-day tax holiday. Certain emergency ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

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

Arbor Day

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. &am...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Prescribed Burn Planned at Gulf State Park

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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 reduction and...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

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

Friends of the Library

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

The Friends of the Library submitted an application for a grant from Republic Rewards to enhance technology in ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

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

ARFF Vehicle

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 ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

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

Alabama Humanities Foundation

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. Between 1890 and 1950, Ala...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

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

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!

Spearheaded by the Alabama Costal Foundation (ACF), the Oyster Shell Recycling Program is made possible throu...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

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

Hotel Rendering

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 cor...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Free eCycling Event

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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.

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Gulf Shores announces 2017 Entertainment Series lineup

Entertainment Series

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.  

On January 23 and 24 the Atlantic City Boys will kick ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Republic Services Holiday Schedule

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Republic Services

  • Due to Christmas being on Sunday, there will be no delay in service.

Debris & Bulky Pickup by the City of Gulf Shores

  • Will run as scheduled except Friday pickup will be serviced on Thursday and Monday pickup will be serviced on Tuesday.

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Full holiday schedule
Posted on: December 6, 2016

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., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, ba...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Gulf Shores announces holiday events schedule

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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 C...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Republic Services Holiday Schedule

Republic Services

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

  • Republic Services
  • No pickup on November 24, 2016. Service will run one day late. Example customers that are nor...
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Republic Services Holiday Schedule
Posted on: November 14, 2016

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

Pool Opening

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.   

Bodenhamer Center Members and the general public are...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

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

Vote

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.

Posted on: November 14, 2016

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

AU Complex

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.
A number of Auburn&rs...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Road closures related to the 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

Shrimp Festival

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. Traffic/Roadways:

  • Monday, October 10
  • Gulf Place closed to all vehicular traffic.
  • Tuesday, October ...
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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Improvements to Clubhouse Drive at Highway 59 have begun

Construction

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 3 lanes from West 1st Street t...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Gulf Shores to host underwater conservation effort on October 22

ODAD

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 & R...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Back to school databases available at Public Library

Back 2 School

The Thomas B. Norton Public Library will offer FREE library cards from Monday, September 26 – Saturday, October 1, 2016. As students head back to school numerous online resources are available through the public library’s database system. Library car...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Gulf Shores to begin $15 million beachfront revitalization

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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, Big Beach V...Read on...

full details on the Gulf Revitalization Project
Posted on: August 26, 2016

Gulf Shores monitoring potential weather situation wave (99L)

Severe Weather

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 ww...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Back to School Beach Bash set for August 18

Beach Bash

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. The Back to School Beach Bash will feature music from a live DJ, campfires and all of the makings for ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Gulf Shores announces Art into Words event on September 22

Art into Words

On September 22 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. This first time event is the result of a unique collaboration between the City of G...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Bodenhamer Recreation Center Pool and Aquatics Center receiving a series of renovations and upgrades

We are pleased to announce a series of renovations and upgrades to the Bodenhamer Recreation Center pool and Aquatics Center. This is the first major renovation to the area which was originally constructed as an outdoor pool in 1984, and then enclosed wit...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Exiting Traffic Plan for Fourth of July Fireworks

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the exiting traffic plan that will be activated immediately following the Fourth of July fireworks show. The following traffic plan is being implemented to help direct the flow...

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Exiting Traffic Plan Map
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia, United States Marine Corps announced as Master of Ceremonies for

The City of Gulf Shores, Mayor Robert Craft, Gulf Shores City Council and our community are honored to announce Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia as the Master of Ceremonies for a Salute to the Services on Monday, July 4th. Salute to the Services will honor ...

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Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia
Posted on: June 20, 2016

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 Monday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier. In addition to the annual fireworks show, a Sal...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Gulf Shores celebrates “A Sunny Day” on June 4

On June 4, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., the City of Gulf Shores will host an event at the Gulf Shores Museum to honor Miss Sunny and celebrate her impact on tourism in Alabama. The Gulf Shores Museum will unveil an exhibit showcasing Miss Sunny from tourist ic...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Miss Sunny celebrates 50th anniversary promoting tourism in Gulf Shores

On Monday, April 25 Mayor Robert Craft proclaimed the first Saturday in June and the same annually hereafter to be “A Sunny Day” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miss Sunny and her impact on tourism in Alabama. Miss Sunny was introduced in 1966 in s...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Turtle Tracks to unveil turtle at the Gulf Shores Welcome Center

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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism sponsored the turtle which features a lovely design by artist Tommy Vogel. The turtle will be on parade permanently at the Gulf Shores Welcome Center.

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance & Local Partners Launch New “Business Where You Beach

Together with the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the City of Gulf Shores Airport Authority and the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance (BCEDA) announced today the launch of a new cam...

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To learn more about economic growth opportunities
Posted on: May 17, 2016

S’mores on the Shore set for May 26

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 26. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the west end of the Gulf Shores Public Beach. This family-friendly event sta...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Gulf Shores announces Hangout Festival beach closures, traffic modifications

Gulf Shores, Ala – May 12, 2016 – 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. Thursday, May 12

  • W. 2nd St pa...
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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Gulf State Park Enhancement Project

Recent events have resulted in positive dialogue between Governor Bentley, the Gulf State Park Enhancement team and our community about the critical need to coordinate all phases of the GSP Project at all levels. Doing so will ensure that enhancements wit...

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Bon Secour River, Oyster Bay, Skunk Bayou Watershed Community Involvement Meeting

Let your voice be heard about the future of the Watershed. Join the Community Engagement Meeting on Monday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gulf Shores Activity Center. The meeting is to discuss the on-going Watershed Management Planning Project for the Bon ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

ID Kids Event set for April 28 at the Cultural Center

The City of Gulf Shores is partnering with Foley Masonic Lodge #766 and Foley Chapter #142 Order of the Eastern Star to present an ID Kids event. The ID Kids Program is a comprehensive child recovery, identification and abduction awareness program offered...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Gulf Shores hosts Coastal Community Camp Day April 23

The City of Gulf Shores will host a Coastal Community Camp Day on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cultural Center. “Our goal is to provide members of our community with an opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful youth camps our ar...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

You're invited to the Gulf Place Revitalization Open House

You’re invited to attend the Gulf Place Revitalization Open House, Monday, April 4th, 2016 from 5-7 PM at the Gulf Shores Activity Center. This event is a great way to share your thoughts about future enhancements to the public beach at Gulf Place as we c...

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Vision 2025 for Sustainability
Posted on: March 18, 2016

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. The b...Read on...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Zydeco, Crawfish Festival coming to Waterway Village April 16

The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup of fun on Saturday, April 16 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 s...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

City of Gulf Shores receives ISO class 1 rating

Earlier today the City of Gulf Shores received an upgraded ISO Public Protection Classification grade of 1. This is the highest rating from ISO whose primary goal is to rate fire prevention within a city. Less than 1% of communities throughout the United ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

David Jones, Modern Eldorados, Jamell Richardson headed to Gulf Shores for Music at Meyer Park

The City of Gulf Shores has announced the lineup for their Music at Meyer Park concert series. These annual springtime concerts have become a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike. On March 31, David Jones takes the stage to kick off Music at Meyer P...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Breakfast with the Bunny set for March 26 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, March 26 at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Families of all ages are invited to enjoy an old-fashioned breakfast of bacon, sausage, ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Significant weather threat for Gulf Shores &surrounding areas 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. Wed

Severe weather risks include:

  • Possible long track tornadoes and damaging winds gusting in excess of 70 miles per hour
  • Quarter to golf ball size hail
  • Gusty winds (30- 40 mph) outside of thunderstorms
  • High surf along the coast (5-8 ft surf heights through Wedne...
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Posted on: February 9, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: A portion of County Road 8 between Alabama Highway 59 and Raintree Lane

The Baldwin County Highway Department would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures. A portion of County Road 8 between Alabama Highway 59 and Raintree Lane will be impassable to through traffic from 9:00 a.m. on Thurs...

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