Top 10 Fall Events in Orange Beach for 2022

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.

2022 Fall Events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

2022 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

Aug. 2, 23, 24, 31
Sept. 7, 13, 20
Oct. 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9

All practices start at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Access to the museum is currently limited to valid Department of Defense (DoD) cardholders and their guests.
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. 3, 2022
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. 3, at 8:50 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?

2022 Bulls on the Beach

Sept. 8-10, 2022
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, FL 32507

Dust off your cowboy hat and head to the beach Sept. 8-10 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.

Bama Coast Crusin’

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022
Opens: Sept. 30 at 9 a.m., Closes: Oct. 1 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.

ZZ Top in Concert

Sept. 30, 2022
7 p.m.
The Wharf Amphitheater
23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, AL 36561

If you’re a rock and roll fan, you can’t miss seeing ZZ Top in Concert as they return to The Wharf as part of the C-Spire Summer Concert Series. 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.

49th Annual National Shrimp Festival

Oct. 6-9, 2022
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. 6-9. 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. 19 2022
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!

38th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

Nov. 3-13, 2022
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. 

2022 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

Nov. 11-12, 2022
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. 11-12. This event is held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Note: the museum is currently open to Department of Defense (DoD) ID cardholders and their guests only.

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.

Why Fall is Fab at Turquoise Place, Orange Beach

Fall is officially here, and the Alabama Gulf Coast is more amazing than ever. While cheery bonfires and oversized sweaters are great, those of us in Orange Beach prefer to fill our fall season with perfect weather, pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets, and fun fall events.

Whether you’ve been here before or you’re new to our beautiful beach community, we know you’ll FALL in love with autumn in our area – especially if you stay at Turquoise Place. Here’s why fall is so fab on the Gulf Coast.

Turquoise Place in Orange Beach

FALL-ing Rates

The crowds aren’t the only thing that drops in size when summer ends. Fall in Orange Beach rental rates are some of the best prices of the year, making your amazing beach vacation even more affordable. You can even enjoy great prices on other parts of your trip, as many local attractions, tours, and activities offer lower prices during the off-season.

Best of all, you get the same summer perks for a fraction of the price with Spectrum Resorts! You’ll still enjoy on-site amenities, amazing beachfront views, luxurious condos, and superior service.

Amazing Autumn Sunsets

While there’s no bad time for a beachfront sunset stroll, fall in Orange Beach is especially fantastic. The skyline colors are more vivid than at any other time of year, blending into breathtaking shades of orange, red, yellow, and pink that play across the waves. Twilight temperatures are crisp and cool, creating a perfect setting to stroll the few feet to our sunset shoreline – or just soak it in on your spacious beachfront balcony.

There’s actually a science behind those stunning scenes- fall weather patterns create dry, clean air and low humidity, allowing more colors of the spectrum to reach our eyes without scattering through particles in the atmosphere. Those colorful autumn leaves have nothing on our spectacular fall sunsets!

Fun Events this Fall in Orange Beach

Fall is festival season on the Gulf Coast, and nobody does fun events like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The season has plenty of events to suit every style, from family-friendly seafood festivals to aerial acrobatics to craft beer cook-offs and more. While Covid has caused many of our annual fall events to be cancelled for 2021, you can still have a spectacular (and socially distanced) time this year at events like Freedom Fest, Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest, or the 2021 Blue Angels practice shows.

Most are free and open to the public, but the more popular fall events require that you reserve your rental in advance – so book your autumn beach adventure today!