8 Best 2019 Fall Events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Eva Faircloth - July 23, 2019

Each fall, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach deliver some of the best festivals and events you’ll find anywhere on the Alabama Gulf Coast. From food to music, art and other fun, there’s something for everyone. The season is a favorite for many beach visitors. Fall events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach draw visitors from near and far, while mild temperatures, warm water and dazzling sunsets keep bringing them back year after year.

2019 Fall Events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Flora-Bama Sunset Beach Concert: Justin Moore & Easton Corbin

Dust off your cowboy boots and head to the Flora-Bama Lounge on Sept. 1 to see Justin Moore and Easton Corbin in concert right on the beach. Tickets start at $49.50 and a limited number are available.
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, FL

Brett-Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon

Lace up your running shoes for the Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon on Sept. 7. If you’re not quite up for the whole shebang, its little sister, the Coastal “Tri-It-On” Triathlon may be just right for you. Sponsored by Brett-Robinson and hosted by The Hangout, this 13th annual event ensures a Gulf swim, flat bike paths and a sprint to the finish line.
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores

Lynyrd Skynyrd Farewell Tour with Cody Jinks

The “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” promises to be a toe-tapping good time at The Wharf Amphitheater on Sept. 28. The legendary band is known for classics, including “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird” and “What’s Your Name.” Tickets start at $39.50.
The Wharf Amphitheater
23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, AL
(800) 745-3000

48th Annual National Shrimp Festival

Packed with thousands of pounds of fresh Gulf shrimp cooked every way imaginable, this four-day festival is scheduled Oct. 10-13. The National Shrimp Festival attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually and offers lots of vendors, a 5k and 10k race, a Kids Activity Village and so much more! Admission is free so plan to enjoy food; live music from national, regional and local artists; art and more. This fun festival is consistently one of the top fall events in Gulf Shores each year.
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
(251) 968-7200

Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend

11th Annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend

If oysters are your thing, you certainly can’t miss the 11th Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout, one of the best fall events in Gulf Shores. Slated for Nov. 1-2, this event continues to grow each year. Guests will enjoy seeing celebrity chefs, tasting more than 60 beers from some 30 craft brewers and listening to live music on the main stage. There’s an oyster shucking contest you’ll want to enter and be sure to cheer on contestants in the Bloody Mary Invitational. Check the website for up-to-date pricing for admission and tasting tickets.
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores
(251) 948-3030

35th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

A favorite festival for locals and visitors alike, the annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival offers listening events across various venues between Nov. 7 and 17. Venue sites stretch from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama to Pensacola and Perdido Key, Florida showcasing almost 200 songwriters from across the country and around the world. It’s a fun time to hear some of your favorite tunes in a listening-room setting. The best way to research venues and times is on the event website. With so many dates to choose from, it’s easily one of the top fall events in Gulf Shores.
Various sites
(850) 492-7664

2019 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

If you’ve never witnessed the Navy’s precision flight team in action, don’t let another year go by without watching the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, Nov. 8-9. The Blue Angels will close out their season with two spectacular shows around 2 p.m. each day. The gates at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in nearby Pensacola, Florida open at 8 a.m. You can also view the show by boat. Check out Sail Wild Hearts for an unforgettable cruise on its 53-foot open-ocean catamaran. The cruise includes a boxed lunch, as well.
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL
(850) 452-3604

2019 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half Marathon and 5K Run

Visitors bring their families and flock to Gulf Shores for the annual Kaiser Coastal Half Marathon, 5k and One Mile Run each November. A great way to rid yourself of extra holiday pounds, there’s an event for everyone. Enjoy peaceful, paved trails through Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach followed by a post-race party on Nov. 23.
Orange Beach Sportsplex
4385 William Silvers Pkwy, Orange Beach
(615) 460-9927

Choose from your favorite fall events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and book your weekend (or weeklong) vacation at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. The quiet, secluded atmosphere coupled with onsite dining, spa and activities is perfect for a fall beach vacation that’s just a 25-minute drive from most of events.

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