GS-43Enjoying a winter vacation on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and looking for things to do in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach? You’re in luck; there are plenty of fun events coming up this January and February!

On January 23, join the Southern team at the 6th annual Snowbird Fest at The Wharf. Located in the Orange Beach Event Center at this popular complex, this event features many area businesses that cater especially to our winter guests. Not only can you get great information on the area, but also collect discounts and great freebies. There will also be live entertainment and many things to do during the festival, which will take place from 9AM-1PM.

Are you looking for something a little more lively and to experience Mardi Gras during your Gulf Coast vacation? Well, you can hit up the parades in Pensacola, Gulf Shores and Mobile, or simply attend LuLu’s 17th Anniaversary & Mardi Gras Boat Parade on February 9 at 11AM. Enjoy wonderful food and drinks, as well as lively costumes, floats, beads and more during this party on Homeport Marina.

If you had a great time at the Snowbird Fest, then be sure to mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Alabama Lifestyle Expo on February 11. This event takes place at Caribe the Resort in Orange Beach and features more great businesses, restaurants and attractions for you to check out during your winter getaway on the Gulf Coast. That event will take place from 8AM-2PM.