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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...]

HANG_9392_PreLogo_ELE-WHALE_V2Yes, it’s true! The Alabama Gulf Coast has it’s own music festival. The initial 2010 line-up for the Hangout Music Festival has been announced. The three day festival will be held May 14-16 in Gulf Shores.  Music sensations Zac Brown Band, Alison Krauss, Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule and John Legend will be among the headlining acts. This is a can’t miss event.

Tickets for the festival for the general public go on sale Monday, February 15. Tickets may be purchased at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, all Surf Style Locations or online.  For lodging, check out Kaiser Realty for Gulf-front condos and beach homes. Also, be sure to check out Kaiser’s Hot Deals for great savings on your festival accommodations.