November 2 - 3, 2018 Friday: 6-11 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Admission is $10 per person, free for children 12 and under. Weekend VIP $150.
Craft Beer Festival will be held Friday, November 2 from 6 -11 p.m. Enjoy tastings of dozens of craft beers and live music. The all-inclusive ticket includes samples from all of our craft brewers and live entertainment all night long. Admission is included with VIP tickets. At the Oyster Cook Off, sample oysters from dozens of chefs and restaurants from across the country. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best with cooking demonstrations and workshops throughout the day.Don’t miss your chance to take part in the oyster shucking contest. Plus, cheer on contestants during our Bloody Mary Invitational. Admission is $10, children 12 and under are free. Tasting tickets will be available for purchase to sample oysters.
November 2 - 4, 2018
Alabama Pecan Festival
Tillman's Corner Community Center Did someone say pecans? That’s right, we did! Spend your first full weekend of November at the annual Alabama Pecan Festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center.This family-oriented festival features carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food, face painting, arts and craft, and jewelry. Featuring a full-sized midway (charge), antique car and tractor show and Azelea City Quilters Guild.
November 8, 2018
Coastal Alabama Couples Classic Golf Tournament
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, 20 Peninsula Blvd Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Starting: Thursday 4PM; Friday Golf at 9AM; Saturday Golf at 9AM; Sunday Golf at 9AM
If you go to one tournament this year, make sure it’s the Coastal Alabama Couples Classic. This all-inclusive tournament includes three days of golf plus practice rounds for a cart fee, breakfast and lunch daily, a welcome reception, a sunset cruise, two drink tickets per day and prizes! Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club Shotgun: two-person scramble, no handicaps Craft Farms Shotgun: two-person scramble, no handicaps, flighted after second round  Rock Creek Golf Club Shotgun: two-person scramble, no handicaps
November 8 - 18, 2018
34th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival
This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 8 - 18, 2018 across multiple venues at different times. To be sure you don't miss one of your favorites, please be sure to research venues and times at the FBISF website.Festival attendees enjoy an up close and personal concert experience and are often able to learn the stories behind the songs as told by the original author. Venues of all kinds welcome the nearly 200 songwriters that come from around the country and around the world.
November 8 - 11, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
6th Annual Fairhope Film Festival
Box Office 20 N. Section St. Fairhope, AL 36532
Tickets are $15 each. Please bring cash or a check made out to Fairhope Film Festival.The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover’s film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period. The focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year: the “best of the best” in cinema arts.
November 9 - December 23, 2018 10:00AM - 7:00PM
The 51st Annual Trim a Tree Holiday Arts & Crafts
Tanger Outlet Center
Trim-A-Tree features wonderful creations by over 200 artist and craftsmen from throughout the southeast. All vendors are members of the Foley Art Center, and their work has been juried to participate. Gifts and holiday decorative items for sale include ornaments, florals, wood carvings, stain glass, fused glass mosaics, textiles, driftwood trees, quilts, rugs and jewelry. Original art in oils, watercolors, mixed media, prints, photographs, gourds and hand woven textiles will also be on sale.
November 9 - 11, 2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Bellingrath Garden and Home
55th Annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums
Hundreds of colorful, four-foot-long cascades of chrysanthemums are displayed on bridges and balconies and in baskets and containers throughout the gardens. Guests may view thousands of mums in the flower beds in the fall colors of yellow, red, bronze, lavender and white.
Bellingrath’s Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemum display is the nation’s largest outdoor chrysanthemum show. All of the cascades are grown at Bellingrath. The show takes more than nine months to create and is a true labor of love by Bellingrath’s expert horticultural staff.Exact bloom times may vary depending on weather conditions.
November 10 - November 21, 2018 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The Wharf in Orange Beach
General Admission: $10 at the gate for a day pass or $25 for a weekend pass; children 12 years and under get in FREE!
2018 World Food Championships
Want to take a bite out of the World Food Championships?! Trying to figure out what Food Sport really is? Join us for the biggest event in the industry as we surround the MAIN EVENT with countless fun foodie activities! While more than 1500 chefs and home cooks battle it out for Food Fame & Fortune, you can join in on the action by attending one of our spirited cocktail gatherings or competing in our family focused, foodie-driven World Food Games!
November 16 - January 13, 2018 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
The Wharf in Orange Beach
Ice Skating Rink
Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season. Share this unique experience with family and friends. Plan a date night! Whatever the occasion, coast on blades with us along the coast. Nov. 16 - Jan. 13, Regular hours: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
November 20 - December 29, 2018 7:00 PM
1501 South OWA Blvd, Foley, Alabama 36535
Brandon Styles Live at OWL - Impressions and Magic Show
Alabama's Gulf Coast welcomes Brandon Styles and the 1st live production show!
From Justin Bieber to Frank Sinatra this classy show has something for the whole family! Brandon will awe you during his live performance of nearly 60 different celebrity singing & speaking impressions. To make this show unlike any other in the world, He has incorporated the perfect amount of comedy, magic, dancing, ventriloquism and audience participation in this fast-paced 60 minute Vegas-style show!
November 23th - December 31, 2018
Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 23rd year of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2018. In this Gulf Coast holiday tradition, guests stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 set pieces, three million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias.!
November 24th, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
OWA's Treee Lighting
Mark your calendars for OWA’s 2nd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the streets of Downtown OWA on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Special guests, performances and more Christmas information coming soon! Downtown OWA is free and open to the public 7 days a week.**Time subject to change.**
November 24th, 2018 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
2018 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon and 5k Run
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Half Marathon $60.; 5k $35.; 1mi Fun Run $15. prices increase closer to date.
Join us for the 11th Annual Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon, 5k and One Mile run!Shed your turkey with us at the beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family to enjoy the weekend on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. From a one mile fun run to a 5k run to a half-marathon, there is a distance for everyone. Enjoy running on the peaceful, scenic paved trails through Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, then join us for the post-race party at the Orange Beach Sportsplex with great food and drink, Gulf Coast style!
November 24th, 2018 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Small Business Saturday
Shop smart. Shop local. With an abundance of home-grown retailers and restaurants, The Wharf is the premier stop along your shopping route to purchase regional goods, products, and services for the holidays. Come out Saturday, November 24th during extended business hours to support your community and watch it grow!
November 27th, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Christmas Tree Lighting
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Wharf! Help us usher in the holiday season with bulbs, garland and glee. The annual tree lighting hosted by the City of Orange Beach is the perfect ceremony to inspire the Yuletide spirit. Enjoy special festive musical performances, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, cups of toasty hot chocolate, and much more. Stay and shimmy along with the Holiday SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular to conclude the event.
November 30th, 2018 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
12th Annual Taste of the Islands
Orange Beach Center Events
The Mystical Order of Mirams is proud to announce the 12th Annual “Taste of the Islands" to be held on Friday, November 30. This year our culinary extravaganza will host over 30 restaurants from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding areas.
December 1st, 2018 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Coastal Ballet's 2018 Nutcracker
Foley Civic Center
Join us as we enjoy Coastal Ballet’s 2018 Nutcracker! Become enchanted with Clara as we watch her frolic through her parent’s Christmas party.
December 3rd - 10th 2018 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
51st Annual Foley "Trim a Tree"
Tangers Outlet Mall Suite 182
Since 1967 The Foley Art Center sponsors the Annual “Trim a Tree” six week holiday Arts & Crafts show. It always begins the second Friday in November and ends December 23. From throughout the southeast, over 125 artists and craftsmen, who are members of the Foley Art Center, display their handmade work for sale on consignment. Since 2014 the show has been held at the Tanger Outlets, Foley. The 51st Annual 2018 event location in
Ste.# 182, just down from POLO, Ralph Lauren.
Hours: Mon- Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sun 11 AM – 6 PM
December 7th, 2018 7PM - 8:30PM
Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra - Holiday Concert
Foley Civic Center
Favorites performed by a symphony comprised of young musicians. Seating is limited.
The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra is the premier training orchestra for young, accomplished musicians along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. The MSYO is the flagship ensemble of the Mobile Symphony’s education programs, which have been the recipient of the Midori Orchestra Residencies program and the Bank of America Award for Excellence in Orchestra Education
December 7th, 2018 6PM - 8PM
Christmas in the Park
Heritage ParkLocated in Heritage Park beginning at 6 pm. Come out to hear Christmas carols, sip hot cocoa, enjoy the lighting of the Christmas Tree, and visit with Santa. Free cocoa and snacks for all! Winners for the Tree Decorating contest will also be annouced.
December 8th, 2018PM - 8PM
33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
LuLu's to Cobalt
The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's 33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, December 8.
The Coastal Alabama Chamber of Commerce lighted boat parade takes off at about 5 p.m. from LuLu’s at Homeport Marina and finishes at Flora-Bama. More than 45 decorated vessels, including sailboats, charters and even a kayak or two, make this boat parade one of the largest in the Southeast. There are great viewing sites all along the Intracoastal Waterway, but for groups the best spot is The Wharf at Orange Beach, adjacent to the convention center.
December 8th, 2018 10AM- 11AM
Foley Annual Christmas Parade
Come join us for our annual Christmas Parade, then join in the fun at Heritage Park Let it Snow! Sponsored by the Foley Kiwanis Club.