2024 Gulf Shores Events for Your Beach Vacation

The beachside cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are well known for amazing beaches and superb culinary treats, but there are also festivals and events galore that attract visitors year ’round. As you’re planning your Spectrum Resorts vacation at The Beach Club Resort & Spa, keep these Gulf Shores events in mind.

2024 Gulf Shores Events

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 | 10am to 4pm
The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4830 Main St., Orange Beach

Celebrate this 32nd annual event with a full day of seafood, activities for the kids, live entertainment, a car show and more. There will be two stages with lots of music, almost 100 arts and crafts vendors, and both seafood and specialty food booths at this Orange Beach event. This is the primary fundraiser for the Orange Beach Sports Association supporting local youth sports.

March 9-10, 2024
Orange Beach Waterfront Park, 26389 Canal Rd., Orange Beach

The 50th Annual Festival of Art is a celebration of the arts where attendees will see visual arts, fine arts and crafts, glass, potters, painters, sculptors and more. Also enjoy a culinary arts court with local fare and a stage featuring music and songwriting as well as a kid’s art alley for the young ones at this Orange Beach event.

March 15-17, 2024
The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4550 Main St., Orange Beach

The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show is the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. The event highlights the latest and greatest offerings from manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast. Visitors can also see the newest finds in marine electronics, fishing tackle, engines and outdoor equipment.

April 19-20, 2024
Waterway Village in Gulf Shores, 225 E. 24th Ave. Gulf Shores

Who doesn’t love a fun festival with tasty crawfish, great Zydeco rhythms, arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities? Put this Gulf Shores event on your calendar for a 2024 beach vacation in Gulf Shores.

May 3-5, 2024
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place), 101 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores

The NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship is where the top seven teams from across the country will compete for the championship title.

May 17-19, 2024
Gulf Shores Public Beach, 101 E Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores

The award-winning Hangout Music Festival is one of the Gulf Coast’s premier music events with a terrific lineup of great live music plus festival amenities like beach volleyball, carnival-style rides, Gulf-front hammocks, and more! (Note: Hangout Fest’s Thursday Kick-off Party is a separately ticketed event.)

July 10-14, 2024
The Wharf, 4673 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach

Recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast, the annual Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf is “The Greatest Show In Sportfishing!” More than 60 of the best big game fishing teams in the world are invited to Orange Beach to test their reels against the biggest Marlin in the Gulf for over $1.5 million in prize money. Thousands of fans gather at The Wharf’s entertainment district each year to watch the broadcasted weigh-ins, enjoy good food and custom cocktails, and celebrate the victors. Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or just looking for a good time, you’ll find plenty of both at this one-of-a-kind event.

Labor Day Weekend

August 30 – September 2, 2024
925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

Soak up summertime at The Beach Club Resort & Spa with our annual roundup of Labor Day weekend festivities! From football to foam parties, this is one fun-packed family weekend you don’t want to miss.

October 10-13, 2024
Gulf Place, Gulf Shores, AL

Thousands of pounds of fresh, Gulf shrimp and seafood are served up at this annual Gulf Shores event. Browse more than 300 arts and crafts and fine art vendors, listen to hours of live music or enter the sand sculpture contest. There’s something for everyone at this annual event.

November 7-17, 2024
Gulf Shores, Orange Beach

Wind your way through some of the best music venues on Alabama’s beaches as you celebrate the talent and ingenuity of some of the best songwriters in the business. This exciting 11-day event features music from more than 200 talented songwriters in over two dozen venues all along the Alabama Gulf Coast. You’ll enjoy original songs from aspiring musicians and songwriters, as well as a unique opportunity to hear about their creation straight from the source.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Coast

November 28, 2024
925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

Enjoy a hassle-free holiday and leave the cooking to us for Thanksgiving. Join us for a Thanksgiving buffet at Coast Restaurant. Reservations are required.

Remember when planning to visit, Spectrum Resorts offers VIP perks for booking direct. Enjoy the Clean Bed Guarantee — a clean coverlet with every stay, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and book with no money down when planning at least 30 days in advance. Spectrum Resorts at The Beach Club also offers onsite concierge, front desk and housekeeping/maintenance teams for the perfect hassle-free vacation experience. Enjoy discounts at onsite restaurants, The Spa, and receive complimentary bike rentals.

Reserve your 2024 Gulf Shores vacation at The Beach Club today with $0 deposit.

6 Fun Things to Do for Labor Day in Gulf Shores

The Labor Day holiday weekend serves as the unofficial end to summer, so it’s only fitting to spend it at the beach. (Wait a second, did you know it’s warm well into November? That’s right! You’ve got plenty of time to keep on summering. But, we’re also celebrating a staple to beach vacationing – Labor Day in Gulf Shores!)

Take advantage of that three-day weekend and plan a getaway. After all, there’s plenty of sunshine, long summer days, warm temperatures and lots of activities for every member of the family to enjoy during Labor Day in Gulf Shores.

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Fort Morgan - Gulf Shores

Escape Fort Morgan

It’s the summer of 1864 and you’re a Federal spy captured by Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Mobile Bay. Your job is to find a defensive map and escape route. It’s the challenging scenario for the Espionage at Mobile Point escape room at Fort Morgan Historic Site. The hours are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so your options to be a spy are limited. Be sure to reserve your time in advance!

Address: 110 AL-180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Alabama Gulf Coast Fishing

Set A Hook

Celebrate the end of summer with a charter fishing excursion, either inshore or offshore. Book with one of the experienced local captains who will take you right to the fish during your Labor Day in Gulf Shores.

Labor Day Celebration at OWA

Wrap up your summer and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with an epic fireworks show at OWA on Saturday, Sept. 3. The fireworks go off at 8:45 p.m. sharp. This show is timed perfectly with music and can be seen throughout the entire property at OWA in nearby Foley. 

Address: 100 N. OWA Blvd. Foley, AL 36535

Labor Day Car Show

Returning for its third year, the OWA Labor Day Car Show is back on Saturday, Sept. 5! Cars of all makes and models will be on display throughout the Southern-style streets of Downtown OWA. With hot rods and custom builds lining the street, this car show is picture perfect.

Address: 100 N. OWA Blvd. Foley, AL 36535

Listen to the Music

For those about to rock….Parker McCollum will take the stage at The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach! Come down and also hear your favorite tunes from Corey Smith and Frank Foster.

The Wharf Address: 4550 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Kids activities at The Beach Club

Enjoy the Amenities

A stay at The Beach Club provides everything you need for a memorable Labor Day in Gulf Shores, including great amenities and a fun line-up of kids and family activities. Get as involved as you want, or kick back and relax by the pool, at the beach or on your balcony. Spread out and enjoy five football fields of private beaches, treat yourself at The Spa or indulge in your favorite dishes at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar.

As a Spectrum Resorts guest, you get priority reservations when it comes to booking a beach chairs, umbrella or other services. But reserve your beach chair early. It is a holiday weekend, after all.

And, remember that our guests enjoy a hassle-free vacation guarantee including freshly laundered coverlets with every stay, complimentary resort activities, onsite maintenance and housekeeping, and more. And, who could forget the 10% discount on dining, shopping, and spa when Spectrum guests use resort charging privileges!

Book your stay at The Beach Club, a secluded resort on the Fort Morgan peninsula for one more great summer hoorah over Labor Day in Gulf Shores.