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Lace up your running shoes and head out to Orange Beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal 1/2 Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run! Perfect for runners of all ages and skill levels, chose between the challenging 13.1 Mile course, the speed 5K track or the family fun 1-Mile run!

Filled with tons of fun for racers and spectators alike, join in the after-race festivies featuring live music, great local food and the ever famous awards ceremony!

For race registration and additional information reflecting check-in packet pick-up and race day schedules, please click on the link below for Team Magic.

http://www.team-magic.com/

Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy the smells and taste of Southern culinary classics prepared by locally famous chefs. Take in the sights and sounds of the streets of Historic Downtown Foley as you stroll past unique artisans and crafters.

Parking and Admission
Admission to the festival is free on Saturday. Free parking is located throughout the streets of Historic Downtown Foley. All parking is within a short walking distance to the festival grounds. Designated parking areas are reserved for Handicapped Parking (with appropriate decals), VIP Parking (pass required) and Volunteer Parking (pass required).

Maps and Directions
The festival is located in the streets of Historic Downtown Foley – Orange Avenue from Hwy. 59 to Alston Street, Alston Street between Orange Avenue and Jessamine Street.

From Interstate 10, take the Highway 59 exit (Loxley) travel south on Highway 59 approximately 15 miles. Turn right onto Highway 98. Festival grounds will be on your left and right as you approach the intersection of Hwy 98 and Alston Street.

 

For more info, please click on link:

www.southbaldwinchamber.com/major-events/alabama-festival-of-flavor-overview/festival-information

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Its that time of the year when seafood, great music, and art come together for a family friendly beach celebration. From October 10th through the 13th, the beautiful Gulf Shores public beach is lined with upwards of 50 local and regional vendors with delicious varieties of coastal cuisine. Boasting 200 vendors with tons of arts and crafts in tow, something is sure to catch the eye of someone in your group! As you check out the arts and try all the wonderful food, your ear can catch the sounds of many wonderful musicians.

With two stages, your are bound to hear something you like. With alternative rock group Everclear, country band BlackJack Billy’s, Motown sounds of the Tip Tops, and the 70s and 80s fun fill group Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monsters to name a few, you are sure to be tapping your foot. Music takes place Thursday through Saturday kicking off at 10:00 a.m. and running until 10:00 p.m. and Sunday until 5:00 p.m.

They are many other activities taking place over the weekend to help put you in the seafood spirit! You are invited to show off your speed and endurance at the annual 5k and 10k race; registration fees are $20 by September 20th and $25 by October 12th. Families can also sign up the for the Sand Sculpture Contest taking place on October 12th.

In addition to he amazing food, music and art features, there will also be an Outdoor World and Shrimp Festival Idol crowed during the event, featuring scholarships being awarded to the top 3 contestants.

With all these fun activities, there is something for everyone in the family at the 42nd Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores!

For more information check out:                                                                                                      http://www.seegulfshores.com/the-annual-national-shrimp-festival-gulf-shores-alabama/

While you’re there book your stay for the festival with Kaiser!!!

USSSA Softball World Series is taking over the Gulf Coast, July 22-26. With games taking place at the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Foley Sports Complexes one can easily catch a game.

Just as the Softball World Series is coming to an end, the USSSA AAA Baseball Tournament will just be heating up. July 25-28, the AAA Baseball Tournament will be invading Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Come watch the best high school qualifiers in these All-Star Games.

The USSSA is having it’s  Summer’s End Tournament in beautiful Orange Beach and you thought the softball fun was over. Come watch over 20 teams compete July 27-28.

Having a blast while on summer vacation doesn’t mean you have to wait until the sun begins to set! The good people at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores is helping families have some good hearted fun with live music and activities surrounding your lunch hour! Stop by the Gulf Shores locale to share in some ol’ fashion family fun accented by tasty cuisine and cooling beverages.

Visit the Schedule of Events by clicking on the photo below!

Tacky Jack's Lunch Fun

The Wharf FireworksBe sure to check out these great Gulf Shores and Orange Beach locations for outstanding fireworks displays to help you celebrate the 4th of July with a BANG!

Gulf Shores Public Beach will display its fireworks show at 9:00 pm on July 4th.  Bring your radio along and join Sunny 105.7 while they broadcast patriotic music that coincides with the show.

 The Wharf in Orange Beach will have a weekend of fun for your holiday celebration. July 4th the festivities begin at 8:30 PM with Spectra’s patriotic themed show which is followed by fireworks. Stay after the fireworks for Spectra’s water themed show beginning at 10:00 PM. On July 5th enjoy Alabama in concert at the amphitheater bookended by Spectra’s patriotic and water themed shows. July 6th brings back the bang with an  8:30 PM patriotic Spectra show followed by fireworks. Stay after the fireworks for Spectra’s water themed show beginning at 10:00 PM.

Can’t get enough of listening to great music on the sugar, white sand beaches of Alabama? Well don’t worry Flora-Bama has you covered.

Get ready for three days of sand, sun, and music at the 1st Annual Shindig on the Sand. The fun kicks off on June 14th and will last through June 16th. The event will feature over 200 musicians through out the three day festival.

Cost for the event will be $10 for a day pass or $25 for the entire weekend. Children 12 and under will be free.

This article was written by Captain Johnny Greene of “Intimidator Sportfishing,” and can be viewed in its original format by visiting www.FishOrangeBeach.com.

For those of you who have been waiting for your opportunity to catch and keep some red snapper now is your time.  We have been doing very well over the last very days and the fishing continues to be good as we shift our efforts and focus towards the family style fishing trips.

These trips are suited for families and friends on vacations and are good trips for kids of all ages.  We run two trips a day with the morning trip leaving at 6 am and the afternoon trip departing at 1 pm.  As you can see below the fishing has been good!

 

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For more information on the charter boat “Intimidator” please contact Capt. Johnny Greene.

Article by Capt. Johnny Greene

251-747-2872

http://www.fishorangebeach.com

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