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One-of-a-kind festivals and fairs celebrate so many different passions and interests. With fishing core to all of our communities, we commemorate several seafood festivals and fishing tournaments highlighting local fare and seasonal favorites. With the unique arts and culture of our exceptional areas, art expos, plein air artists, live theater, and wine and music festivals satisfy the creative souls. For the athletes, our climate is perfect for foot races, duathlons and triathlons, as well as fantastic beach volleyball tournaments.

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34th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade ~ Gulf Shores, Alabama Events by Southern

Dazzle in the beauty of Christmas lights dancing across the water at the 34th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade! The annual parade will begin at LuLu’s Homeport Marina 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14. The boats will travel east down the Intracoastal Waterway Canal, past The Wharf, around Bear Point, along the south end of Ono Island, west to Perdido Pass, north into Terry Cove Harbor, south to bridge, and end at Flora-Bama.

The parade typically has more than 40 sailboats, sportfishing boats, and kayaks. It is one of the largest boat parades in the Southeast! Additional information on the parade route, viewing stations can be found online.

Meanwhile, check out Southern’s Gulf Shores vacation rentals. Stay at A’Bearadise, a newer home on our program. This three-bedroom home is close to the beach, and just steps away from a community pool. Gulf Shores is also teeming with fun things to do on vacation, from exciting water excursions to local dining with cuisine you won’t find anywhere else. Book your stay today!