Top 11 Fall Events in Orange Beach for 2020

Eva Faircloth - July 08, 2020

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are serving up fall’s hottest events! From toe-tapping, legendary bands to succulent seafood festivals, there’s something for every vacation style with fall events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.

While fall brings visitors from near and far to enjoy the beach’s best events, mild temperatures, warm water and unbelievable sunsets keep them coming back each year. Browse some of our favorite fall events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and get ready to keep on summering.

2020 Fall Events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

2020 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

Aug. 5, 6, 7, 11, 19, 20, 21, 25
Sept. 1, 5, 22


All practices start at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508

A Blue Angels practice is a must-see when you’re spending time on the Alabama Gulf Coast. These famous aircraft perform unbelievable tricks that will leave you astonished. For more information on what you should bring and what you shouldn’t, see their website.

OWA Labor Day celebration fireworks

Labor Day Weekend Celebration-OWA

Sept. 5, 2020
1501 S. OWA Blvd., Foley, AL 36535

If you haven’t celebrated a holiday on the Gulf Coast, you’re missing out! Join OWA Saturday, Sept. 5, at 8:45 p.m. for a jaw-dropping and memorable fireworks show. OWA’s car show begins that morning, so why not go early and enjoy the sights and sounds of the park?

2020 Bulls on the Beach

Sept. 10-12, 2020
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, FL 32507

Dust off your cowboy hat and head to the beach Sept. 11-12 for an unforgettable bull riding show. This event hosts bull riders from across the country and is fun experience for the whole family. Up to a challenge? Ride the mechanical bull in the Flora-Bama tent to test your skills. Rides are $5 each.

Sweetest Chefs – an EATYALL Signature Event

Sept. 18-20, 2020
The Wharf in Orange Beach
23101 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561

Sweetest Chefs is an exciting event featuring pastry chefs from around the country. This event is committed to connecting and promoting chefs through social media and connects the chefs to consumers. Don’t miss out on this delicious event! This is sure to be one of the sweetest fall events in Orange Beach.

Bama Coast Cruisin' in Orange Beach

Bama Coast Crusin’

Sept. 24-26, 2020
Opens: Sep 24 at 9 a.m., Closes: Sep 26 at 5 p.m.
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

If you’re an automobile fanatic, you won’t be able to resist this spectacular car show! This event is family-friendly and free to the public. Located at the Wharf, there are numerous places to eat, drink, and shop, making this event one you don’t want to miss! Don’t miss one of the best fall events in Orange Beach.

20/20 Vision Fall Tour with Def Leppard and ZZ Top

Sept. 28, 2020
7 p.m.
The Wharf Amphitheater
23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, AL 36561

If you’re a rock and roll fan, you’ll no doubt love this concert with Def Leppard and ZZ Top. These rock and roll hall of fame inductees have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and are ready to rock with you at The Wharf. This will be one of the biggest toe-tappin’ fall events in Orange Beach.

National Shrimp Festival

49th Annual National Shrimp Festival

CANCELED

Oct. 8-11, 2020
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)
101 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
(251) 968-7200

Packed with thousands of pounds of fresh Gulf shrimp cooked every way imaginable, this four-day festival is scheduled Oct. 8-11. The National Shrimp Festival attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually and offers lots of vendors, a 5k and 10k race, a Kids Activity Village and so much more! Admission is free so plan to enjoy food; live music from national, regional, and local artists; art and more. It’s one of the most popular fall events in Gulf Shores.

Flora-Bama Oktoberfest

Oct. 11, 2020
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola, FL 32507

Break out your lederhosen for the Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest from 2 to 6 p.m. Receive a free drink upon entry for those 21 and up, free stein to the early arrivers until depleted, 25% off in the gift shop, and complimentary German food from the buffet while supplies last. Food is served at 2 p.m. and the menu includes beer brats, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. The stein-hoisting competition sponsored by Samuel Adams will begin at 5 p.m., followed by live music by The Brats in the Bama Dome. This New Orleans based polka band will have you laughing and dancing all evening at one of the best fall events in Orange Beach!

36th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

Nov. 5-15, 2020
Various Locations and times

A favorite festival for locals and visitors alike, the annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival offers listening events across various venues between Nov. 5 and 15. Venue sites stretch from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama to Pensacola and Perdido Key, Florida showcasing almost 200 songwriters from across the country and around the world. It’s a fun time to hear some of your favorite tunes in a listening-room setting. The best way to research venues and times is on the event website. With so many dates to choose from, it’s easily one of the top fall events in Orange Beach. 

13th Annual Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend

Nov. 6-7, 2020
Friday: 6-11 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores

If oysters are your thing, you certainly can’t miss the 11th Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout. Slated for Nov. 6-7, this event continues to grow each year. Guests will enjoy seeing celebrity chefs, tasting more than 60 beers from some 30 craft brewers and listening to live music on the main stage. There’s an oyster shucking contest you’ll want to enter and be sure to cheer on contestants in the Bloody Mary Invitational. Check the website for up-to-date pricing for admission and tasting tickets.

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

2020 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

Nov. 16-17, 2020
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL

If you’ve never witnessed the Navy’s precision flight team in action, don’t let another year go by without watching the Blue Angels Homecoming Show, Nov. 16-17. This event is held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

Choose from your favorite fall events in Orange Beach and book your weekend (or weeklong) vacation at Turquoise Place. The spacious and oversized condos are right in the heart of the action, yet offer privacy and luxury surroundings.

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