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Events & Festivals

Never a dull moment in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a vibrant community that offers residents and visitors endless ways to relax and play. Whether you’re a sports fan, avid fisher, or just here for the food, there’s always something exciting going on.

Check out some great Gulf Shores events.

NCAA Volleyball Championships

Named SportsTravel Magazine’s “Best New Event” in 2016, the National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship is held each May in Gulf Shores. ESPN hosts this national event each year on the beaches of Gulf Shores. Don’t miss the country’s best teams battle it out in the sand.

Annual National Shrimp Festival

The Annual National Shrimp Festival is an end of summer tradition, attracting more than 250,000 visitors each year and features a 10k walk/run, a sand sculpture contest, 300+ vendors, and of course, shrimp in every style!

Blue Marlin Grand Championship

Every summer, some of the world’s best fishermen gather at the Wharf Marina to land the biggest catch. This exciting competition is fun for competitors and spectators young and old!

USSSA World Series Baseball

Come cheer on your favorite ball players and enjoy all the sights and sounds that Gulf Shores has to offer as a family! Each summer, top little league teams from around the region come together to play and celebrate.

The Hangout Music Festival

Every year Gulf Shores welcomes some of the biggest names in music for a rockin’ beach party at this three-day festival. Start a pickup game of beach volleyball, see the sights from the Ferris Wheel or relax at Hammock Beach.