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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.

MusicWhatever your genre of music… Music at Meyer Park has you covered.

This spring-time event is going strong for the third year in a row.

The 2013 line-up consist of Grayson Capps on April 25th, Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band on May 9th, and The Brandon Green Band closes out the 2013 edition of the Music at Meyer Park on June 6th.

This event is free to the public and starts at 6 p.m. each evening.

2012 Hangout Music FestJoin 35,000 music lovers at the biggest party on the beach for the 2013 Hangout Music Festival.

The Hangout Music Festival is the first and only of it’s kind located directly on the sugar, white sand beach of Gulf Shores.  The festival offers up a unique experience complete with in-ground pools and hammocks to relax in! The line-up features a diverse group of top touring artist.

For more information on the festival and to get the hottest deals on the best places to stay visit us at www.KaiserRealty.com or give us a call at (800) 225-4853.

The Pleasure Island Volleyball Tournament will be taking place March 22nd through the 25th and will host over 60 youth teams. The tournament will be held at several different venues in Gulf Shores and Foley.

Looking to learn more about the tournament? Visit www.pivc.org.

Visit us at www.KaiserRealty.com or give us a call at (800) 225-4853 to book the perfect spot for this fun filled tournament weekend!

Tacky Jacks Orange Beach

The arrival of Springtime means that music is back and better than ever at Tacky Jacks! From their original locations in Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, to their locations in Gulf Shores and on the Battleship Parkway, our good friends at Tacky Jacks have you covered when it comes to great local tunes this spring.

Kicking off the spring months in true Tacky Jacks style, each location will be featuring local musicians to help you and your family welcome the amazing season ahead of us. Offering daily lunch and dinner specials as well as deals on your favorite frosty drinks, the crews at Tacky Jacks are sure to help you kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the Alabama Gulf Coast!

Click on the icon below to view the full entertainment calendars for the Alabama Gulf Coast Tacky Jacks locations.

Music Schedule Mar April Tacky Jacks-2 Sheet1

The 10th Annual Thunder on the Gulf returns to the Alabama Gulf Coast May 31 through June 2nd 2013!

Every year this exciting event brings thousand of race lovers to our enchanting Gulf Coast. The Superboat International races consist of rectangular racecourses averaging six miles in length and are the only off-shore powerboat races in the world. These superboats will power through the Gulf waters at speeds up to 200 mph right off our sugar, white sand beaches of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores in an attempt to claim the number one spot!

Don’t miss out on the racing action of the 10th Annual Thunder on the Gulf.

Book your beach home or condominium with Kaiser Realty and be able to watch the races right out of your very own back door! Visit www.KaiserRealty.com or give one of our Reservation Specialist a call at (800) 225-4853 to reserve your stay!

Kaiser Realty celebrate Mardi Gras in Gulf Shores and Orange BeachMardi Gras is a special time for Gulf Coast residents, as they gather to celebrate with friends and family, the joys of community, service and fun! With countless parades, delicious cuisine and beautiful weather, celebrating the season in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach can be a once in a lifetime experience or one to celebrate each and every year. With a focus on family fun and community, the entire Alabama Gulf Coast gathers together to celebrate the festivities that originiated only miles north in Mobile, Alabama.

Looking to join in the fun along the Alabama Gulf Coast this Mardi Gras? Bring your family and friends to one of the great area events listed below (Events originally listed and published by the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and can be view in their original format here):

Friday, Feb. 8

Mystical Order of Mirams, the women’s Mardi Gras association of Orange Beach, will begin its annual parade at 6:30 p.m. at Wintzell’s Oyster House (24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.) and end at Highway 161 (26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.) in Orange Beach.

Saturday, Feb. 9
Mystics of Pleasure, Pleasure Island’s first nighttime parading society, will begin its annual parade at 5:30 p.m. at Wintzell’s Oyster House (24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.) and end at Zeke’s Landing Marina (27070 Perdido Beach Blvd.) in Orange Beach.

Sunday, Feb. 10
The Children’s and Pet Parade at The Wharf (23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach) will begin at 4 p.m. at the north end of Main Street. The parade is open to anyone who would like to participate.

Beginning at 6 p.m., see featured floats from area Mardi Gras krewes during the Float Parade at The Wharf (23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach) and participate in family fun and activities throughout the day. The parade will take place along Main Street at The Wharf.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 (Fat Tuesday)
The Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Highway 59 at Clubhouse Drive and end at the main public beach in Gulf Shores.

The Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Wintzell’s Oyster House (24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.) and end at Highway 161 in Orange Beach.

The Annual LuLu’s Anniversary and Mardi Gras Celebration and Boat Parade will begin at 3 p.m. at The Wharf (23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach) and end at LuLu’s at Homeport Marina (200 East 25th Ave., Gulf Shores). Continue the fun at LuLu’s for a post parade party for great food, live music and more for the whole family to enjoy.


Book your Mardi Gras festivities in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach and save BIG with Kaiser Realty! Visit our Mardi Gras Special or call one of our helpful Reservation Professionals at (877) 405-5587 today and “Let the Good Times Roll!”

Volleyball is spiking interest here on the Gulf Coast. Come watch as over 60 teams compete in high level volleyball action.

Games will be held across the southern part of the county and admission to the games are free. Games will be played on February 23rd and 24th. Stay with Kaiser Realty, Inc. and recieve *3 nights for the price of 2. Did I mention staying with us will put you in equal distance from all of the locations where the games will be held? Visit www.pivc.org for more information on this exciting tournament.

Visit us at www.KaiserRealty.com or give us a call at (800) 225-4853 to reserve your relaxation spot between the high level games.

* Restrictions Apply

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 

As residents of the Alabama Gulf Coast, we are able to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the sugar white sand beaches and the breathtaking Gulf waters each and every day. To some, this has been simply a way of life since their childhood, and for others, visiting the beaches and coastal areas is the highlight of their entire year. In order to keep our beaches healthy and the wildlife and vegetation in as pristine a condition as possible, the city of Gulf Shores is sponsoring the Beach Renourishment project to help restore and protect the beautiful coastlines of our area. These efforts are especially necessary following this year’s storm season, which brought Hurricane Isaac to the shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Listed below are the approximate dates (as of November 13, 2012) that each section of our Gulf Shores beaches will be receiving special attention in the forms of underwater dredging, and other necessary procedures to fantastic coastlines for years to come.

·         Little Lagoon Pass to Gulf State Park – November 23rd to December 31st

·         Gulf State Park – December 31st to January 16th

·         Orange Beach – January 16th to March 14th

·         Perdido Key – March 14th to March 29th


As we receive further updates regarding the time frame and work being done to help restore our beloved coastlines, we will be providing updates to all of our past, present and future guests on our website.