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2019 Annual National Shrimp Festival - Gulf Shores, AL

The Annual National Shrimp Festival has arrived! Celebrating 48 years of entertaining both locals and out-of-towners, this popular beachside event features four days of live music, delicious food and is host to hundreds of talented artists and vendors showcasing unique crafts and merchandise! The Shrimp Fest is one of the busiest weekends for the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area attracting nearly 300,000 visitors each year! Most of the parking around the festival site is first-serve, first-come with many spaces rented out by private businesses and residential homes. We recommend arriving early (gates open at 10am) for a better chance of finding a parking spot or you can take one of the shuttle stops

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The Wharf Condos for Sale
The Wharf condos overlooking the marina and Intracoastal Canal

The Wharf at Orange Beach is one of the most unique and all-inclusive venues in the Gulf Coast region. Whether you are single, married, have kids or don't, the Wharf has something fun to offer you. There are several condominium units available for sale within the Wharf property itself. Established in 2007, there are 190 units on the property ranging from one to four bedrooms with a total square footage of 827 to 3,155. If your intent is to invest in Orange Beach real estate you will be interested in the following annual rental revenue production numbers at The Wharf: 1 BR: $19,000+ and 2BR & 3BR units can bring in more than $30,000.

Whether or not you are interested in investing in real

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Fairhope Brewing Company in Fairhope, AL

Few things rival the satisfaction of an ice cold craft brew on a hot Alabama summer day. The
 craft beer scene has exploded across the United States in recent years thanks to the loosening of local
 alcoholic beverage regulations and coastal Alabama is no exception to this trend. In Baldwin County,
 Alabama, you will find two exceptional craft breweries; Fairhope Brewing Company and Big Beach 
Brewing Company. In neighboring Mobile County across Mobile Bay, you will find an outstanding trio of 
newly opened craft breweries: Serda Brewing Company, Haint Blue Brewing Company, and Iron Hand 
Brewing Company.


Big Beach Brewing Company, a mere two miles north of downtown Gulf Shores, has a tap
station of twelve

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The Alabama Coast is host to many popular events with some of the biggest being the Hangout Music Festival, Flora-Bama's Mullet Toss, Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, and Loxley's Strawberry Festival. As the busy season nears, weekends will be jam-packed with exciting entertainment and live music at great venues like The Wharf, OWA, Flora-Bama, and The Hangout. You will never get bored with plenty of fun things to do for any age whether it's an offshore fishing charter, a relaxing day at the beach, or just a nice evening out at your favorite restaurant. The following is a simplified list of all annual events taking place this year in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, Fairhope, and more! Mark your calendars!

March

45th Annual Festival of Art
When:

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Things are finally looking up for Bama Bayou, the site of a proposed entertainment center and dolphin exhibit that went bankrupt in 2009. After meeting with the Orange Beach City Council, Texas-based developer, Presidium, has announced a master plan to completely transform the deserted development into a bustling resort and mixed-use entertainment complex. This is great news for the city as the 147-acre property covered in unfinished dilapidated buildings has remained an eyesore for almost a decade. Bama Bayou sits at the "entrance to Orange Beach" right beside the Beach Express toll bridge along the Intracoastal Canal. The City has settled on an agreement giving the greenlight for the $300 million project along with major tax incentives to the

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The 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
October 11-14, 2018

Join us on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores for the Annual National Shrimp Festival! This family-friendly event is one of the area's biggest attractions drawing in 300,000 visitors annually. Artists from around the country will showcase their extraordinary artwork and crafts with the Gulf of Mexico serving as a beautiful backdrop. Naturally, shrimp will be the main food feature in addition to other delightful fare enticing those walking along the beach boardwalk. This year's festival will feature over 100 hours of live music entertainment with a great lineup of bands including headliners: Joe Diffie, Velcro Pygmies, The Tip-Tops, and Bag of Donuts. The Shrimp Fest grows larger every

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Blue-Marlin-Grand-TournamentThe Wharf in Orange Beach AL hosts a multitude of events year round, providing entertainment for every age genre, both young and old alike. One of these exciting, (along with educational), family friendly functions, would be the Blue Marlin Grand Championship. Just as the title infers, it is a GRAND time to bring the entire family out to witness what is known throughout the region as "The Greatest Show in Sportsfishing"! Spectators have the opportunity to marvel some absolutely enormous examples of diverse fish species, caught by some of the utmost professional fishermen equipped with the skills to reel them in! It is the perfect opportunity to get advice on what type of bait/lure is the key to hook your favorite catch, or just inquire on how the fish

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With the numerous and captivating attractions offered by the South, this thrilling Gulf Coast event is an absolute must see! Pensacola, Florida’s own Blues, (a.k.a Blue Angels), deliver a mind-blowing experience rendering a lifetime memory. The Blue Angels were formed in 1946 and moved to Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1954, making them the 2nd oldest formal-flying aerobatic team in the world. The Blue Angels were originally formed, “to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence as service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.” Top Navy and Marine pilots fly F/A 18 Hornets in the range of 400-700 miles per hour and at a mere 18 inches apart across the turquoise

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Red Snapper Fishing with Gulf Rebel Charters out of Orange Beach, AL 

The season for recreational red snapper fishing officially kicked off the beginning of June in state and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Orange Beach AL is famously known as the "Red Snapper Capital of the World" and home to one of the largest artificial reef programs in the United States. Red snapper is a prized saltwater species and a delicacy among the Gulf Coast admired for its sweet nutty flavor and fresh (non-fishy) taste. Whether it's tropical fish tacos, delicious ceviche, or pan-fried in lemon butter sauce, freshly caught red snapper is a treat no matter how it's cooked!

Where do you find these delightful fish? Large populations of snapper are commonly found

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Updated on 8/9/18

Quick fly-by of the Hangout Music Festival on Saturday, May 19th 2018.  While gathering video for Island Winds East condos and Phoenix All-Suites West, we took a quick peak at the Music Festival.  Find additional Gulf Shores condo info along with other aerial videos and helpful local info on our website.  And visit our Facebook page @gulfcondos.

 

Hangout Music Fest Info -  Skip to find parking info, musical lineups, nearby condo locations, acceptable items, things to do and shuttle service info.

The Hangout Music Festival is preparing for its 9th annual gathering in downtown Gulf Shores, AL at Gulf Place.  The event was first proposed in November of 2009 and shortly after, Deepwater Horizon made headlines

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