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Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival To Return in November

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area hosts great live music all the time at local restaurants and venues, but if you happen to be visiting in November, check out the 27th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, November 10-20, 2011. Many well-established local musicians as well as hundreds of visiting songwriters will be on […]

Make the Most of the Weather

This is a great weekend to be in Alabama’s coastal area. The weather is glorious,  the beaches are still warm enough to swim and we have numerous outdoor events. Put on your shades and join us outside for some great weekend festivals. Thunder on the Gulf – October 6-9 Open to the public daily from […]

Cook Up Something Fun to Do in Gulf Shores

Planning a visit to the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area soon? Consider stepping outside your comfort zone to learn something new during your stay. Faulkner State’s Gulf Coast Culinary Institute offers a series of individual cooking classes to whet your appetite and sharpen your skills. You don’t need previous experience, just an open mind […]

40th Annual National Shrimp Festival – October 13 -16

Mark your calendars for the 40th Annual National Shrimp Festival, October 13 – 16. Sponsored this year by Zatarain’s, the festival attracts over 300,000 people who come to view fine arts and arts & crafts from over 200 artists during its four-day run. The festival is located on the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores surrounding […]

Thunder on the Gulf October 6-9

Bored with NASCAR? We have an even bigger thrill for you! Thunder on the Gulf roars into town again October 6-9 and it will be bigger and better than ever! The pristine beaches of Orange Beach, Alabama will once again host the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) World Championships. The “Thunder” of Thunder on the Gulf […]

Make the World a Better Place on September 17 – Participate in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup

The Alabama Coastal Cleanup is part of an international effort to remove marine debris from coastal waters. Alabama joined this effort in 1987. Since then more than 61,513 volunteers in Alabama have removed a total of 1,169,844 pounds of debris and cleaned 3,917 miles of coast. The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the largest single-day […]

Off the Beaten Path

Loads of amazing souvenir superstores abound between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. If you are looking for a trip shirt, a new beach towel or surf gear any one of those fine establishments can provide you with exactly what you need. If you need to step it up a bit for a special someone back […]

Battle of Mobile Bay

If Scarlett O’Hara had lived in Alabama instead of Georgia, it would have been the Battle of Mobile Bay that typified the Civil War instead of the burning of Atlanta. Rhett and Scarlett’s passionate embrace would be set against the backdrop of a battle-weary, ironclad ship, fighting to maintain the bay despite sustained damage and […]