Are You Ready for This Year’s Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival?

What is the delicious bounty from the Gulf of Mexico eponymous with the Gulf Shores? Shrimp. And, at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, 300,000 of your closest friends come together over the succulent shellfish to join in on a festival full of great music, food, contests, and more. So, grab a beer, grab a bud, and hit the beach for this spectacular shrimp shindig. Are you ready for the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival?

Events like the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival are just a part of what makes the Gulf Shores such an incredible vacation destination. You’ll love always having something interesting to do while you’re here! To help you find the things you want to do the most, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! Here at Sunset Properties, we’re confident that our recommendations are the key to the very best vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast!

Why Look Forward to at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival?

Great Live Music

Whether you love shrimp or not, the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival is a fun celebration of culture with more than 80 hours of live music in the lineup. Local, regional, and national acts will cover genres like southern rock, jazz, zydeco, Motown, country, and blues.

Fantastic Food

The namesake of the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival is, of course, succulent Gulf shrimp. But, the plethora of ways it will be prepared during the festival will have your mouth watering. With 50 local and regional food vendors along the boardwalk at the public beach, you’ll have the chance to try Gulf shrimp in many different fashions. In addition to these street vendors, there will be 200 pounds of shrimp prepared per day by some of the area’s best chefs to be given away as samples during the festival. So, if you love shrimp, this is the place to be!

Contests and Activities

Family-friendly contests and activities populate the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, too. With the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest, Singing for Scholarships, and Outdoor World, there are plenty of ways to wander the festival. There will also be 200 booths of arts and crafts vendors, as well as new Chevrolet car models on display. Lastly, you can enter the 10K or 5K races to benefit the Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment which supports Gulf Shores and Orange Beach public schools.

Plan Your Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival Getaway

For a big-time event like the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, you’ll want to make your plans early to make sure you’re not left without a place to stay. There will be 300,000 people in town, so booking your beach house or condo ahead of time should be priority #1. Luckily for you, Sunset Properties has the most beautiful and convenient condos and beach houses available in the Gulf Shores area. With our properties, you’ll find a beachy home away from home that’s just minutes away from the best things to do here. So, why wait? Beat the rush and book your Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival getaway today!

Why You Don’t Want to Miss This Year’s Shindig on the Sand

There’s endless fun along Alabama’s Gulf Coast all year-round, and FloraBama’s Shindig on the Sand is no exception! Featuring live music, “flip-flop fine dining,” fun, and more, you should circle it on your calendar. What better way to enjoy the beach, brews, music, and food of Alabama’s Gulf Coast than in one fell-swoop at this year’s Shindig on the Sand? Here’s why you don’t want to miss it!

There’s no shortage of fun events and things to do down here, so be sure you know where to find them! Download our free Vacation Guide today for Sunset Properties’ great recommendations. We want you to have the very best vacation here, and our guide is your ticket to great memories and lots of fun.

A Day Full of Fun at Shindig on the Sand

There’s a lot to look forward to on a vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast! Events like Shindig on the Sand offer a great chance to experience culture, food, music, and more down here. So, what do you have to look forward to at Shindig on the Sand?

  • More than 70 musical acts and 200 musicians keep the party going from noon to 12 a.m. What’s more fun than a concert and party on the beach?
  • The Flora-Bama Yacht Club offers what they call “flip-flop fine dining” all day long! Plus, Ole River Bar will be serving succulent crawfish accompanied by refreshingly cold craft beer on their Sunset Deck. You don’t want to miss this! Both restaurants are family-friendly and are accessible by land or boat.
  • Some of the proceeds from the Shindig on the Sand go toward the Gulf Coast Musician’s Healthcare.
  • All ages are welcome to this family-friendly party on the beach!
  • Admission is only $5 per day!

Shindig on the Sand Logistics

Where is it?

17401 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola, FL 32507

When is it?

September 30, 2017

What time is it?

12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

How much does it cost?

Only $5 daily admission!

Where can I find more information?

Call (850) 492-0611 or from FloraBama.

Plan Your Beach Getaway to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Isn’t it about time you took an adventure to the beach? Here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, our sugar-white beaches, fun atmosphere, and delicious food will give you the vacation you both want and need. So, consider a Gulf Shores getaway today! And, when you start planning your trip, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide for the best ideas for things to do while you’re here. Let Sunset Properties be your guide to the most memorable beach vacation! Our beautiful condos and beach houses are the best way to stay while you’re here. Just minutes away from everything you want to do, you’ll find that the comfort and convenience of our properties are the difference-makers for your vacation. So, browse our available condos and beach houses! Then, contact us today to book your beach getaway!

Summer Gulf Shores Events You Need to Know About

Gulf Shores Events

Part of the allure of Alabama’s Gulf Coast is the abundance of incredible events to keep you coming back. The sugar-white sand and sunshine is just a part of what makes a vacation down here so wonderful! Gulf Shores events only make it that much better to visit our beautiful stretch of beach. Want to know which events you should check out? Here are some of the best upcoming Gulf Shores events just for you!

Looking for incredible vacation experiences? Here at Sunset Properties, we have the expertise to guide you to sweet vacation memories you won’t soon forget! So, download our free Vacation Guide today and see for yourself how amazing it is to be down here. There are plenty of options for all types of vacationers, you’ll see!

Spring and Summer Gulf Shores Events To Put On Your Calendar

Here are a few of our favorite events we recommend! There are many wonderful events down here. It’s just a part of what makes it so great to visit Gulf Shores. There’s always something going on!

Festival of Art | March 11-12, 2017

The Orange Beach Arts Festival, or the Festival of Art, is a rite of spring of sorts for the area. It’s a celebration of arts, crafts, music, and, most importantly, the local artists, themselves. The entirely free event features some of the area’s best glassblowers, potters, painters, sculptors, wood artists, and more.

Wharf Boat and Yacht Show | March 23-26, 2017

For the boaters and boat-lovers, the Wharf Boat and Yacht Show is the biggest in-water boat show on the upper Gulf Coast. Over $90 million of boats are on display for your intrigue and amazement. View the more than 135 vessels in the water and over 450 boats on land. Plus, explore the exhibitors showing off the newest marine gear and electronics. $10 for adults and kids are free.

Zydeco & Crawfish Festival | April 15, 2017

Pots start to boil at 10 a.m. to kick start the Zydeco & Crawfish Festival, one of the most lip-smackingly good Gulf Shores events. Dive into some delicious crawfish and dance the day away listening to the best Zydeco bands in the South. If you need a warm up before the crawfish extravaganza, the 5k/One-Mile Fun Run is a great way to get the good times a’rollin.

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party | April 28-30, 2017

The wacky Interstate Mullet Toss draws all kinds of folks from all kinds of places for the friendliest fish-flingin’ function found on the Florida-Alabama state line! Come on out for the party, fling a fish, drink some beer, and listen to great music all on the beach with hundreds of your favorite friends! $15 buys you a chance to send a fish flying, but, otherwise, the event is just the cost of food and drink!

Orange Beach Billfish Classic | May 17-21, 2017

Think you’ve got what it takes to reel in a championship marlin? The Orange Beach Billfish Classic is one of the most celebrated events in the area and tests the grit of some of the best anglers. Come, get your adrenaline rush and enjoy the fierce competition to snag the biggest marlin.

The Hangout Music Festival | May 19-21, 2017

The annual music festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the South. Top 40 artists like Mumford and Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, The Head and the Heart, Local Natives, Lil Yachty, and more will all be there! Come, hang out at The Hangout Music Festival! It’s a party and everyone will be there!

Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf | July 11-17, 2017

Another big-time marlin competition, test your grit to be the top angler in this adrenaline rush of an event. Enjoy the rock star treatment you and your team will receive when you register. Make memories on the water and on the spectacular weigh-in ceremonies. The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is the “greatest show in sportfishing.”

Book Your Gulf Shores Event Getaway Today

When you’re gearing up for your next trip to Gulf Shores for any one of these wonderful events, make the right choice and stay in a beautiful beach house or condo. Here at Sunset Properties, we offer only the best beach houses and condos just steps away from the beach and just minutes from the best events happening in the area. You can’t go wrong with any one of our beautiful vacation rentals. So, browse our availability and contact us to book your next escape! We are eager to accommodate you!