Dec 1, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration Follows from the Gulf Shores Public Beach to Sims Park. 348 W 19th Ave. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities on Friday, December 1 with the Lighted Christmas Parade. 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. Large crowds of spectators looking to bask in the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from the Gulf Place Public Beach to Sims Park. Website
Dec 9, 2017 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM Lighted Boat Parade Passes the Wharf Marina Want a front row seat for all the illuminated action? The Wharf is the place to be! Watch as boats, large and small, glide through the Intracoastal Waterway in all their festive glory. Head down early to avoid traffic and grab a bite to eat or catch up on some holiday shopping. There will be plenty of fun activities for the kiddos as well. Make it a family affair and join us!
Dec 12, 2017 2:00 PM Happy Howlidays Kid & Pet Parade Main Street at The Wharf If you love a good parade like the rest of us, this one will have ya waggin’ with glee! The first annual Happy Howlidays Kid and Pet Parade at The Wharf is the pawfect occasion to put the whole family into the festive spirit. Strut down Main Street with your pup, pig, or parrot dressed in full spirit-of-the-season wear. That goes for humans as well! Our buddies at FurreverHomes Rescue will be there for all the fun with several adoptable furbabies. Bring those portable sleighs, lighted wagons, or Elf-booted feet for walkin’ and join us for a procession you’ll never furrrget.
Dec 16, 2017 12:00 - 4PM Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day Former Cowgirls space; various locations at The Wharf It’s true that your kiddos are the original masterpieces, but now we wanna see you make a few to display for the holidays! Come DIY at The Wharf during our inaugural Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day. It will be any budding artist’s playground. There will be crafting stations at various stores and restaurants, a Coastal Christmas Art Contest exhibition, face painting, and much more. Don’t worry about bringing anything – your imagination should be more than enough!
Dec 31, 2017 12:00 - 4PM Reelin' in the New Year Street Party Main Street and Marlin Circle 2018, you’re on the hook and we’re bringin’ ya in. Reel in this upcoming year with us at The Wharf for our annual New Year’s Eve Street Party. Let’s bid adieu to 2017 in the grandest of style. Live bands, family-friendly AND adult-centered fun all rounding off at midnight with our marlin drop and fireworks. Resolutions are for the start of the month. Give yourself one last excuse to let loose!
Jan 27, 2018 1:30 - 5:30PM 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl Ladd-Peebles Stadium The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Website
Feb 09, 2018 6:30 - 7:30PM Mystical Order of Mirams Parade Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach The Mystical Order of Mirams is a women's organization based in Orange Beach with members from all over Baldwin County, as well as Mobile, Birmingham, and even Atlanta. Website
Feb 10, 2018 6:00 - 7:00PM Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, "while overlooking the Marina on Cotton Bayou and watching the sun set on a glorious April evening, a group of men planned what was to become ... Pleasure Island's very first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society." Website
Feb 13, 2018 10:00 - 11:00AM Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade Begins at Hwy 59 at Clubhouse Drive and ends at Main Beach Gulf Shores. The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as lead organizers for the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade. This history of the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade dates back to 1978 when a group of locals decided Gulf Shores needed a parade. Website
Feb 13, 2018 2:00 - 3:00PM Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach The Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederation of groups, large and small, that wanted to parade by the beach. About 10 years ago, the city of Orange Beach stepped in and took over the planning of the parade. It's still open to participation by just about anybody, even groups from outside of Orange Beach.
Mar 10, 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM 44th Annual Festival of Art Waterfront Park Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and artists from visual arts and fine arts and crafts to glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists, textile artists and wood artists. Website
Mar 22, 2018 10:00AM - 7:00PM 2018 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show 4550 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561 The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. It will showcase the latest offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast. Website
Mar 31, 2018 8:00AM - 5:00PM The Original German Sausage Festival Elberta Town Park 13052 Main St. Elberta, AL 36530 The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is a major regional event that attracts a cross section of the community in what has become a reunion type atmosphere. It is also the main revenue source for the area’s volunteer fire department. Website
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