Things To Do

We're using a commercial pilot's license to gather aerial imagery of the Gulf Coast from Panama City Florida to Mobile Alabama.  We're adding various helpful resources and information and other things for businesses along the Gulf Coast including restaurants, bars & lounges, amusement parks, theaters and other entertainment info, as well as, comprehensive condominium info with management companies and contact info and investment info.  We update news for events and festivals that take place on the beaches and within our coverage area.  We also publish things from all over the place when we, or our affiliates, travel and collect interesting news or imagery.

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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-season-gulf-coastThe 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 offshore near banks and underwater structures including oil rigs,

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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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The 2018 NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships in beautiful and sunny Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is gearing up for the return of the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships taking place this Friday through Sunday.  The collegiate teams from all over the U.S. will compete at the main public beaches at Gulf Place on the sugar-white beaches with the Gulf of Mexico serving as a beautiful backdrop.  This family-friendly event is hosted by the City of Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Out of 69 NCAA institutions, a total of eight teams were selected from around the country and include Florida International University, Pepperdine, University of Southern California,

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Tens of thousands will make their way to the Alabama Florida state-line to partake in the region's largest beach party, Flora-Bama's Annual Interstate Mullet Toss.  This legendary event featuring a fish-throwing competition and three-day beach bash has been an ongoing tradition for more than three decades.  Drawing in a crowd of more than 35,000 attendees from all over the country, it is no surprise hotel rooms and condos are booked months and even a year out!  The competition takes place on the beach with fellow tossers standing inside a 10-foot circle on the Florida side.  Each competitor grabs a mullet, weighing approximately one pound, from the bucket and throws it as far as they can over the state-line onto the Alabama side.  Awards are given out

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Over the next few months, thousands of feathery visitors will be arriving on the beaches of Fort Morgan and surrounding Gulf Coast. The spring migration peaks in April as over 300 species of birds travel from Central and South America to their breeding grounds in North America and Canada.  A majority of the birds use the Mississippi Flyway, one of the four North American migratory routes, to make their way northward along the Mississippi River.  The Fort Morgan peninsula, Dauphin Island, and nearby barrier islands serve as important stopovers for them to rest and refuel from their long, treacherous journey over the Gulf of Mexico.

This biannual phenomenon is studied by scientists and research groups all over the nation through the practice of bird

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Spring is here and it's time to enjoy warmer temperatures and the outdoors in beautiful Baldwin County!  We have been eagerly waiting for the days of long-lasting sunshine, colorful camellias and azaleas, and fun-filled activities with friends and family.  Over the next several months, a number of exciting events and festivals are in store for the area with many not costing you a dime to attend.  Check out our list of popular events taking place in Baldwin County and start making plans with your favorite people!  Whether it's a fish-throwing competition, a never-ending beach party with world famous musicians, or a downtown festival celebrating local artwork and culture - there is something for everyone, no matter the age, to enjoy!

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