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Fall Events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama are the perfect places to enjoy the fall beach season. Escape for a beach retreat in the fall and truly enjoy the best of both worlds as the weather is still warm but it’s the off-season at the beach. Make the off-season, your season. With our beautiful sugar-white beaches, mild weather, and abundance of activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy during the fall months.

Here are just a few of the many fall events and activities that you can enjoy in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach:

Flora-Bama  Bulls on the Beach
Enjoy three days of adrenaline-filled bull riding at the beach each September with professional cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country. 

The Brett  Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon
Held in early September each year at Gulf Place in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Brett/Robinson Vacations is the longtime presenting sponsor for this annual Olympic distance triathlon, which also has a beginner-friendly sprint triathlon. Brett/Robinson’s Phoenix  All Suites beachfront hotel is perfectly situated next to the start/finish line.

The Orange  Beach Freedom Festival
The first weekend in October features this patriotic event at The Wharf in Orange Beach with a car show, arts and crafts, food, and music as a salute to the military and first responders. 

The Annual  National Shrimp Festival
The second full weekend in October features this longtime festival at the public beach in Gulf Shores. The four-day event celebrates the Gulf Coast's most famous seafood with live music, cooking demonstrations, and shrimp-eating contests. The festival plays host to 100 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional, and local acts. The festival also features 50 local and regional food vendors and nearly 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts lining the festival site. 

The Blue  Angels Homecoming Air Show
Held in early November in neighboring Pensacola, Florida. Orange Beach sees frequent flyovers by the Blue Angels throughout the year. It’s always a special patriotic beach treat to have the storied Naval aircraft fly overhead. 

The Annual  Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival
Held each November and features nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast, including the Flora-Bama and Orange Beach, over a nearly two-week period. The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express.

The Coastal  Half Marathon, 5k & 1 Mile Run
Held the weekend after Thanksgiving each year at the Orange Beach Sportsplex and Backcountry Trail. It’s a picturesque race route and a great way to burn off those holiday calories. 

In addition to these events, there are also many other activities that you can enjoy in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach during the fall months. You can go fishing, swimming, golfing, shopping, or simply relax on the beach.

No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find it in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. So come and enjoy the fall season with Brett/Robinson Vacations at this beautiful coastal destination. Book your vacation today at one of our Orange Beach condos, Gulf Shores vacation rentals, Alabama beach houses, or Gulf Shores hotels.