6 Spring Events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach


These events and festival are reason enough to come to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this spring (as if you needed an excuse to come to the beach). 


  1. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), Gulf Shores and Orange Beach  

February 13 

Head to the streets of Gulf Shores and Orange beach as the mystic societies take to their floats to spread Mardi Gras cheer with lots of beads and moon pies. 


  1. LuLu’s Fat Tuesday Celebration, Gulf Shores 

February 13 

On the Coast, we also like our parades on the water. Head to LuLu’s for the boat parade, plus there’s a king and queen crowned and, in true Lucy Buffett fashion, there’s fabulous food.  


  1. 44th Annual Festival of Art, Orange Beach  

March 10-11 

Located on Wolf Bay, the free Annual Festival of Art highlights visual, performing, musical and culinary arts.  


  1. The Original German Sausage Festival, Elberta  

March 31 

This family-friendly festival highlights Elberta’s German heritage, and the town celebrates by selling sausage (as well as other fair food), plus there are arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, and live entertainment.  


  1. Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party, Orange Beach  

April 27-29 

Literally toss a Mullet and enjoy the food, drinks, and live music during this Flora-Bama beach party. 


  1. 14th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, Foley 

May 4-5 

Families love seeing balloons fly in the sky, plus spending the day enjoying food vendors, music, rides, a petting zoo, and more.  Nightly balloon glows make the festival even more magical.  


For information on accommodations located near these events, head to our rentals page, or give us a call at 800-528-2651.