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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.

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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.

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Media Contact:

Kim Chapman
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
kchapman@gulfshores.com
1-800-745-SAND
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...]

Celebrate Spring at the 61st Annual Arts & Craft Festival in Fairhope Alabama, just a short drive from our sugar, white sand beaches.  Spring is a wonderful time of the year here in South Alabama. The weather is just right, not to hot and never to cold!

Over 230 exhibitors from across the nation will converge on the quaint town of Fairhope. Flowers will be in full bloom March 15th through the 17th at the 61st Annual Arts & Craft Festival. There is no admission charge and the hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Live entertainment will be continuous through out the three day festival. There will also be unique cuisine being served up at the food court of the festival.

Baldwin County Area Transportation System will offer a shuttle service with pick up stations at several different surrounding shopping areas. For more details on the shuttle service visit the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Visit us at www.KaiserRealty.com for information on a great vacation home or condominium. Give one of our Reservation Specialist a call today at (800) 225-4853 and let them guide you straight to the perfect one for you and your family.

Visitors and locals of all ages are invited to attend the Annual Alabama Lifestyle Expo. The Expo will be held at Caribe The Resort February 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Caribe The Resort over looks the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach with convenient covered parking and three different entries to the exhibit hall.

The Expo will host over 50 vendors, each offering up something upbeat and promoting healthy living. The emphasis is on the great amenities available in South Baldwin County. Exhibitors represent companies that provide products and services that improve your quality of life and make trips to the Gulf Coast more enjoyable.  Services offered at the Expo will range from free health screenings to information about communities in Alabama.Food and drink will be offered at Cobalt right next door to the Caribe.

The Alabama Lifestyles Retirement EXPO is sponsored by the Alabama Advantage for Relocation, Caribe The Resort, the City of Orange Beach and the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Make sure to visit us at www.KaiserRealty.com or call one of our Reservation Specialist at (800)225-4853 today to book you monthly stay here on the sugar, white sand beaches of South Alabama.

 

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...]

Celebrating with friends and family is what the holidays are all about.  Mix in the beautiful scenery and friendly Southern atmosphere of the Alabama Gulf Coast and you will have memories to last a lifetime. Throughout the Gulf Shores & orange Beach area, local businesses are showcasing their delicious cuisine and friendly staffs to create the perfect setting for your Thanksgiving celebrations along the Gulf Coast.

Kicking off the Thanksgiving season with the Harvest Dinner & Dance at the Ernie Meyer Civic Center on November 17th, The City of Gulf Shores is inviting guests to reserve their spot today to take part in this fantastic community event. The cost for dancing only is $5.00 and attendees can enjoy live music, dancing and a catered dinner for $10.00 per person. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., participants may also bring their beverages of choice. Call (251) 968-1434 to reserve your spot!

When it comes to Thanksgiving meals, they are best served surrounded by loved ones in a beautiful location.  The following Gulf Shores & Orange Beach businesses are taking the stress out of preparing the perfect Thanksgiving meal by offering locals and vacationers alike [Read more...]

This article was written and published by Captain Johnny Greene, and can be viewed in its original format here.

The fall time weather patterns have finally arrived at the beach. The warm summer sun has left the Gulf of Mexico waters warm even as the weather starts to cool off and the days become shorter.  As the big schools of bait fish push further offshore this, it will make for some fantastic action and I cannot think of a better time to run a 4 hour fishing charter for Spanish and King mackerel.  This is a very relaxed type of fishing that is kid friendly yet has enough action to keep everyone involved.  Also, you may find big schools of bull redfish as [Read more...]

This article was written by Captain Johnny Greene, owner of Intimidator Sportfishing and can be viewed in it’s original location by visiting www.FishOrangeBeach.com.

The 2012 gag grouper season ended on October 31st and by our accounts it was a huge success. While we don’t catch as many gag’s as they do in other places, Orange Beach is becoming more of a target destination for this recovering fishery.

Typically speaking we may not catch the numbers of groupers that they might in other places but the ones we catch ate usually large and put up a heck of a fight! The fish can grow up to 80 pounds but fish over 30 pounds are considered a trophy.

To catch a big one we use different types of live and dead baits to entice one into striking. You must be ready to reel when the fish hits to make sure the circle hook rotates in to the corner of the jaw and then it’s up to you to crank!

By Johnny Greene

For more information on Capt. Greene’s sportfishing vessel, The Intimidator, please visit www.FishOrangeBeach.com.

Book your vacation home or beach condo for your entire charter group today by visiting us at www.KaiserRealty.com or by calling our Reservation professionals at (877) 405-5587 today!