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Alabama Gulf Coast Events

School might be back in session for the 2012-13 school year, but the Alabama Gulf Coast is keeping the entertainment going all through the fall for the adults. To celebrate my kids getting out of my hair, I’m heading to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area along the gulf coast for a bit of dancing and relaxing without having to hear “Mom, are we there yet?” or “Mom, can you buy me this?”

Orange Beach, Alabama for a gulf coast family spring break vacation

With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, there are some wonderful travel deals and packages to be found, so check out these upcoming events and plan accordingly!


SEC Beachfest – August 23-26 will feature SEC coaches, players, a golf tournament, and entertainment by the B-52s and Doctor John. Tin roof!

Lynyrd Skynyrd – August 25, the Amphitheater at The Wharf

Chicago and Kool & the Gang – September 2, the Amphitheater at The Wharf

Dining Events

Alabama Restaurant Week – From now until August 26, participating Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants are offering specials to celebrate this food event. Visit the Alabama Restaurant Week official website to make plans.


Eat Your Way to the Beach – I’ve been having fun planning my meal itinerary on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you’re planning a visit, this is a tasty way to anticipate your gulf coast beach vacation. Be sure to check out the Eat Your Way to the Beach official website for all the social media links.

For more information or to plan your visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast area of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, visit the official tourism website, GulfShores.com.

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  1. You have to love the Gulf Coast! We hope you’ll come visit New Orleans sometime soon. Feel free to use our website as a resource for all things New Orleans. We even have a family-friendly section highlighting local events for all ages. Hope you enjoyed your time at the beach!

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