Market Day
weekly on Saturdays
Come check out all the incredible options our vendors have to offer. From Gulf Coast Seafood to farm fresh produce to delicious baked goods to artisan-crafted treasures, there's something for everyone at CAFFM!
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Bloody Mary 5k & Walk
Saturday, September 02, 2023

Tacky Jack's Gulf Shores/ Waterway Village

Join us for the Bloody Mary 5K Run and Walk at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores on September 3rd. This annual event is on flat and fast city streets. This race is the final race in the Run the Coast Summer series. 

There are cash prizes for the top 3 male and female runners in the series, based on the points system over the four races. 
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Labor Day Car Show
Saturday, September 02, 2023
Downtown OWA

Returning for its sixth year, the OWA Labor Day Car Show is back on Saturday, September 2! During this picturesque autumn event, cars of all makes and models will be on display throughout the charming streets of Downtown OWA. With hot rods and custom builds from all decades lining the streets, this car show is bound to have something that catches your eye!
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Flora-Bama Bulls on the Beach
Sept 7 - Sept 9, 2023
Bring the family to the Flora-Bama for the annual Bulls on the Beach for adrenaline-pumping bull riding! This high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the country. The Gates open at 6 p.m., and the rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Ride the mechanical bull if you dare! 
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Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon
Sept 9, 2023
As you plan to attend this event during these confirmed 2023 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. Enjoy a beautiful gulf swim and a fast, flat bike and run course at a great venue! Team Magic is very excited to partner once again with Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events, the City of Gulf Shores, the City of Orange Beach and Gulf State Park to bring you this great destination triathlon for the 15th year! The Brett-Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon and its little sister, the Coastal "Tri-It-On" Triathlon, will be sponsored by Brett-Robinson and hosted by The Hangout for the 13th time in 2022. Enjoy a perfect race setting with the Gulf of Mexico, main staging area, finish line, packet pick up, and post-race party all in one spot at The Hangout! It's a 1950s beachside hangout brought back to life in the same location. Choose from an Olympic distance triathlon or a beginner-friendly sprint triathlon - either way, the party is on us.
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2nd Annual Sassy Bass Golf Tournament
Friday, September 22, 2023
Downtown OWA

Tee off for a good time with your favorite foursome at the 2nd Annual Sassy Bass Golf Tournament at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores! This year’s event is slated for Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. This scramble event will have openings for 36 groups of four.
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Gulf Coast Comedy Fest – Brandon Rainwater & Friends
Sept 22, 2023 • 7:00 PM
Brandon Styles Theater at OWA
Don’t miss the Gulf Coast’s Hottest Night Of Comedy! Headliner, Brandon Rainwater gives you his take on parenting, different generations and other absurdities in life Brandon brings a sweet Southern flavor to his comedy. Always bringing his energetic comedy and diverse humor and random expression on the stage. Brandon has also been seen on the big screen in the Netflix action movie Black Bear. He also had articles written on him on and as well as People Magazine.
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The Annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
October 4 - October 7, 2023 • 7:00 PM
Workshops are at various times. Check website for complete details.
Birders and nature lovers from across the United States and Canada flock to South Alabama every year to experience one of the prime birdwatching opportunities on the Gulf Coast during fall migration. More than 370 bird species have been spotted at various locations along the Alabama coast, and BirdFest guides expertly lead attendees on boat and walking trips to some of the best birding spots in the area, including locations along the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.
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Orange Beach Freedom Fest
October 6th - October 7th 2023
The Wharf in Orange Beach

The 3rd Annual Orange Beach Freedom Fest is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 6 to Saturday, October 7, 2023. Friday and Saturday are expected to include the Fall Bama Coast Cruisin' car show on Main Street at The Wharf, along with other activities, and Saturday only will feature arts and crafts and food vendors. More details will be shared in the near future.
Admission: Free
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The Annual National Shrimp Festival
October 12th - October 15th 2023
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach

Savor fresh from the Gulf seafood at the Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. The festival will play host to more than 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional, and local acts. There will be musical acts to please all palates, including blues, Motown, southern rock, jazz, zydeco, and country. The music plays daily Thursday through Sunday.
Food is another highlight of the festival with 50 local and regional vendors lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth-watering delights.
Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors from which to choose.
Admission: Free

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Experience the Oyster
November 3rd - November 4th 2023
The Hangout
Join us for a seafood festival weekend of unforgettable culinary delights and entertainment at Experience the Oyster at The Hangout, presented by Murder Point Oysters!

Friday kicks off with an exclusive VIP Cocktail Party at Zeke's Restaurant. Savor fresh oysters, delectable appetizers, and enjoy a cocktail soirée with renowned chefs and Gulf Coast farmers.
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Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival
November 9th - November 19th 2023
Various Locations

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs 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 event 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 over 200 songwriters that come from around the country and around the world.
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Coastal ALabama Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
November 11th - November 12th 2023
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach

Food Truck Festivals of America is bringing the 2nd Annual Coastal Alabama Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival back to the Town Green area of Gulf Shores on November 11 and November 12 from 11 am to 5 pm.

This 2023 festival will be a weekend of craft beer, great food, lawn games, music, and fun for the whole family.

Most importantly - bring your friends and family, lawn chairs, and blankets, and soak in the sun!
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