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419969_10150704713332349_664470018_nJoin our good friends from the Flora-Bama for their 20th Annual Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off, held on February 1, 2014. Kicking off at 12:00 p.m., attendees are invited to relax at the Gulf front roadhouse and enjoy tasting from multiple teams featuring their trademark chili recipes! Tickets are available for $2.00 each or can be purchased in sets of 6 tickets for $10. All proceeds will aid the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraising efforts.

For those looking to make sure they tasted the prize winning chili recipe, judging for top honors will begin at 1:30 p.m. Come on down and enjoy the friendly competition between the area’s best chili chefs, and begin building excitement for the Big Game the very next day!

Local musicians Hung Jury, the Ryan Balthrop Band and Soul Circus Cowboys will be playing their tunes throughout the day as well!

For more information on the event, view the official Press Release Here.

Turn the 20th Annual Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off at the Flora-Bama into a weekend vacation!  Visit us online at www.WVRal.com or give our reservation professionals a call at (877) 405-5587 today to book your perfect property in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!

The bulls are taking over the beach at the world famous Flora-Bama. Come down and join the excitement of professional bull riding, September 13 and 14th. The ticket prices are $25 for 18 years and over, and $10 for 17 years and younger. Those who are 17 years and younger will be asked to leave once the event is completed. For more details about Bulls on the Beach please visit www.florabama.com.

For more information about booking your stay for this event please call our Reservations Specialists (855) 245-0220!!

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 Kim Chapman of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism and can be viewed in its original format by visiting www.GulfShores.com.

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Raise your glasses to fun, entertainment and welcoming new opportunities. Celebrate coastal style and begin your New Year’s resolutions on Pleasure Island. Here is an assortment of New Year’s festivities in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area.

Now through Jan. 1
Ice Rink at The Wharf

The Wharf (23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach)
6 – 8 p.m.
While this area is better known for soft, white-sand beaches rather than icicles and snowflakes, The Wharf is offering an ice rink for the holiday season with skate rentals and refreshments available.

Dec. 29
Flora-Bama’s 25th Annual Make it to the Line Run/Walk

Flora-Bama (17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola)
10 a.m.
Work off those unwanted holiday pounds with this festive 4 mile run/walk. Registration is $25 after Dec. 10 and $30 on the day of the race. Register at www.active.com/running/perdido-key-fl/make-it-to-the-line-4-mile-run–walk-and-1-mile-fun-run-2012.

Dec. 30
Ginny Lane presents Bands Barks & Brews
Ginny Lane Bar and Grille (4780 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach)
3 – 7 p.m.
Enjoy the evening with your favorite furry friends. This event features a leash free area on The Wharf’s Marina Lawn and free live music. A percentage of food, alcohol, soda and t-shirt sales will be donated to the Baldwin County Humane Society.

Dec. 31
Noon Year’s Eve
LuLu’s at Homeport Marina (200 Easy 25th Ave., Gulf Shores)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Looking for family friendly New Year’s Eve festivities? Look no further than LuLu’s. There will be a countdown to “Noon Year” followed by a balloon drop at noon, arts and crafts and live entertainment for all.

7th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash
The Wharf (23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach)
7 p.m.
You will not want to miss the fireworks, live entertainment and much more during this free event to the public. In order to provide a family-friendly atmosphere, an alcohol-free zone will be available with bungee jumps, ice skating and more. You will also have the opportunity to purchase VIP packages for $75 each including unlimited beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and first-class seating for the midnight fireworks display.

Early Bird New Year’s Eve Bash
Erie Meyer Civic Center (1930 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores)
7 p.m.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Christian Service Center (CSC) for this festive event. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door and may be purchased via PayPal or credit card by visitingwww.brentburns.com. Each table will have the opportunity to decorate and compete for “Most Outrageous,” “Most Original” and “Most Elegant” table. The winner of each category will receive prizes for their creative efforts. Attendees will need to bring their own food, drinks (alcohol permitted) and table décor. Glitter, confetti and open flames are strictly prohibited. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for table decorating.

Flora-Bama New Year’s Eve Bash
Flora-Bama (17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola)
7 p.m.
Dance the night away and ring in the new year with music, friends and fun at the Flora-Bama. General admission tickets in advance are $40 and $45 the day of the event for adults ages 18 and up. Attendees with general admission tickets will enjoy a dinner buffet, party favors, champagne (ages 21 and up) and breakfast. The $100 VIP ticket includes unlimited champagne (ages 21 and up), souvenirs, party favors and a deluxe buffet. Those ages 18 to 20 will be charged a $10 cover at the door in addition to each ticket price. All guests will be entered to win great prizes.

Jan. 1
Flora-Bama Polar Bear Dip
Flora-Bama (17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola)
12 p.m.
Wash all your cares away and start 2013 right by jumping into the Gulf of Mexico with your friends and family.

2nd Annual Slip & Slide Polar Bear Dip
The Hangout/Gulf Shores Public Beach, Gulf Shores
12 p.m.
Take a ride down a “slip ‘n slide” and take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico to let go of the past and celebrate the future, courtesy of the local Kiwanis Club in cooperation with The Hangout and the City of Gulf Shores. The event is free, but a $15 t-shirt purchase will serve as admission for a post-dip breakfast buffet at The Hangout. There will be prizes for the best costumes and the best teams and a cash award and trophy will be presented to the snowbird club with the largest number of participants.

Bluegrass by the Tracks
Wales West RV Resort (13670 Smiley St., Silverhill)
7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy live bluegrass, gospel and classic country music at Wales West RV Park and Light Railway for a $5 donation. Refreshments will be served and train rides will be accessible.


Media Contact:

Kim Chapman
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
251-974-4625 (direct)
251-752-8448 (cell)


Looking to celebrate New Year’s at the beach? Save BIG this holiday season with Kaiser Realty’s “New Year’s Special!” Visit us online at www.KaiserRealty.com or give us a call at (877) 405-5587 to ring in 2013 along the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach1 

Join friends and Family t the 25th running of the "Make it to the Line" 4-Mile Run/Walk!Looking to kick off your New Year’s resolutions a few days early? The good people at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, located on the Alabama-Florida line, will be hosting their 25th annual “Make it to the Line” 4-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run this Saturday (12/29) at 10:00 a.m. This family fun event features a scenic course that begins and finished at the nationally publicized ”roadhouse,” and participants will receive a long-sleeve race t-shirt with their race registration!

Toast to your pre-New Year’s health and fitness goals surrounded with friends along the beautiful Gulf Coast and be sure to grab some tasty food post-race at the [Read more...]

The Flora-Bama will be hosting their 29th Annual Interstate Mullet Toss April 26th through the 28th.

Mullet Toss? No.. we won’t be tossing middle aged men with bad hair cuts, or no hair cut should I say. We will be tossing a fish called a Mullet. Mullet are populous to the area and are a local delicacy. They are also told to possess mystical powers.

Join hundreds of mullet-tossers as they flock to the beaches to join in on this annual weekend long party. There will be live music and lots of food to go around all weekend long.

Visit www.FloraBama.com for more information and how to enter the Mullet Toss Competition.

Visit www.KaiserRealty.com or give one of our Reservation Specialist a call at 1(800) 225-4853 to book your reservation today!

Ring in the New Year ringing the Gulf water out of your hair! Sounds crazy huh?

Join people from all walks of life as they take an icy plunge into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, January 1st at the Flora-Bama.

The Polar Bear Dip will be held at high noon following Worship on the Water. There will be live music through out the day on the several different stages and they will also be serving up the traditional New Year treat, Black Eyed Peas, complimentary of the Flora-Bama.

Come out and join hundreds of Polar Bear Dippers, some in costumes or just in their regular swimming attire, as they take “the dip” to ring in the New Year.

Want to join in on the New Years Day fun? Visit us at www.KaiserRealty.com or give one of our Reservation Specialist a call at 1(800)225-4853 to make your reservation today.


Join us in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach for the Polar Bear Dips on January 1, 2013Nothing says “Bring On The New Year,” like a dip into the icy cold Gulf waters on the January 1st, and this upcoming New Year’s Day, vacationers and locals are given two opportunities to join in on the fun!

The classic “Polar Bear Dip” at the Flora-Bama will be celebrating the 27th running of the event at 12:00 p.m. on January 1, 2013 as tradition has dictated for nearly three decades. Hurling their, often costumed, bodies into the frigid waters has not only become a media spectacle for onlookers and restaurant patrons alike, but has become a community event bringing generations of adrenaline junkies together each year.

As the popularity of the Polar Bear Dip has risen in years passed, the Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club wanted to bring the excitement and draw of such an event to the city of Gulf Shores. Packaged as being “family friendly,” event participants will also be rushing [Read more...]

Looking for a first class triathlon with the world’s largest after party? The Mullet Man Triathlon has been making a name for itself for more 15 years, and they want YOU to become a part of the tradition in 2012.  Beginning and ending with all activities held at the Flora-Bama, you will not want to miss the fun on April 21st!

For more information in the Mullet Man Triathlon or to register for the event, visit www.active.com or call (850) 492-0611.

We know that you want to be able to rest, recover and head back to the celebrations at the Floa-Bama, so check out our great selection of Gulf front beach homes and condos at www.KaiserRealty.com or call one of our helpful Reservation Professionals at (877) 405-5587 and turn this race weekend into a once in a lifetime experience.

New Year's Fireworks in Orange BeachHolidays are always a great reason to pack up your friends or family and head to the beach for some well deserved fun and relaxation.

With New Year’s Day Eve falling on a Saturday this year, our guests are sure to find the perfect celebration for the whole crew. Whether the idea of a daytime celebration in the sun sparks your interest, or enjoying live music and a champagne toast at midnight is more of your fancy, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach establishments have you covered.

For the families, looking to celebrate the New Year with fun, food and live music during the daylight hours, LuLu’s at Homeport is hosting their “Noon Year’s Eve” party from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st. Featuring a countdown to “Noon,” everyone will be able to enjoy the excitement of counting down the seconds to the New Year. Immediately following the countdown, a family favorite, Suite Caroline will be providing excellent live music. Admission is free.

For those looking for the more classical New Year’s Eve Party, the good people at the Flora-Bama are throwing [Read more...]