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Gulf Coast Calendar 2007

Orange Beach Annual Red Snapper World Championship Tournament
Date: 4/21/2007 - 5/20/2007
Location: Weigh Station is Zeke's Landing Marina, Orange Beach
Price: Anglers: $5.00 daily; Boat $500.00 for entire tournament.
Phone: 251-981-4044
Web Site: www.OrangeBeachSnapper.com

Total prize money is $675,000.00;
$75,000.00 for both angler and boat category;
$25,000.00 1st place in each category;
$500,000.00 for world record.

Southern Breeze Wine & Culinary Festival
Date: 5/18/2007 - 5/20/2007
Price: Visit the website for advanced ticket information.
Phone: 800-239-9880
Web Site: www.southernbreeze.com/winefest

Experience the Southern Breeze Wine & Culinary Festival in Orange Beach. Winemaker Dinners Friday 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Grand Wine Tasting Saturday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Seminars 1:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Sunset Entertainment. Sunday Walkabout Brunch 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

2007 Gulf Shores Out & In Concert Series presents Bay Area Strings Community Orchestra
Date: 5/24/2007
Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE.
Phone: 251-968-1172
Web Site: www.cityofgulfshores.org/pages_2006/special_events.htm

7:00 p.m. Indoor. Whimsical to classical selections will be offered by this group from Mobile Symphony, Inc. which features viola, violin, cello, and string bass musicians.

Music and Movie Concert Series in Heritage Park
Date: 5/24/2007
Location: Foley
Price: Free to public.
Phone: 251-943-1200

Music and a Movie Concert Series in Heritage Park- Music begins at 6:00pm and the movie starts at dusk. Bring lawn chairs and pack a basket, or enjoy our concessions on site. Plan to spend an evening under the stars!

31st Annual Memorial Day Tournament
Date: 5/25/2007 - 5/27/2007
Price: $175 PER ANGLER. MINIMUM OF 4 ANGLERS/ BOAT FOR BOATS OVER 32’ AND 3 ANGLERS/ BOAT FOR BOATS 32’ AND UNDER.
Web Site: www.mbgfc.org

May 25: Registration 5-8 PM, Buffet Dinner 6-8 PM, Captain’s Meeting 8 PM
May 26-27: Fishing, May 28: Awards Presentation Brunch.

LuLuPalooZa Music Festival 2007
Date: 5/26/2007
Location: LuLu's at Homeport Marina, 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores
Price: Free admission.
Phone: 251-967-5858

Sun, Fun, Food, and Music! Line up includes: Kaiso at 1:00 p.m. Wes Lope Band at 4:00 p.m. and Mac McAnally at 7:00 p.m.

The Wharf presents Hank Williams Jr & Lynyrd Skynyrd in The Rowdy Friends Tour
Date: 5/26/2007
Location: The Amphitheater at The Wharf
Price: Ticket prices $69.50, $49.50, or $29.50.
Phone: 251-434-0033
Web Site: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/222167/

Tickets go on sale Saturday March 24 at 10 a.m.
Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this great show featuring .Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd. One Night…One Stage…One rowdy show!

Memorial Day at Fort Morgan
Date: 5/28/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

To honor the fallen heroes of our nation, Fort Morgan's interpretive staff will fire a Civil War cannon and perform firing demonstrations for the public. Guided tours will also occur during the observance.

Music and Movie Concert Series in Heritage Park
Date: 5/31/2007
Location: Foley
Price: Free to public.
Phone: 251-943-1200

Music and a Movie Concert Series in Heritage Park- Music begins at 6:00pm and the movie starts at dusk. Bring lawn chairs and pack a basket, or enjoy our concessions on site. Plan to spend an evening under the stars!

Summertide Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors
Date: 6/1/2007 - 6/29/2007
Location: George C. Meyer Theatre Arts Center 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores
Price: Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $8.00 for children 12 and under.
Phone: 251-968-6721
Web Site: www.SummerTide.org

Performances will run Monday through Saturday, nightly at 8 pm.

Mudbugs and Music Crawfish Festival
Date: 6/2/2007
Location: Orange Beach Sportsplex
Price: $20.00 admission Adult. 10-under Free.
Phone: 251-747-5718

Proceeds benefit the Alabama Juvenile Arthritis Initiative.
Live music, crawfish, libations, children's activities center, prize drawings and relaxed community fellowship.

32nd Annual Alabama Open Spearfishing Rodeo
Date: 6/8/2007 - 6/10/2007
Location: Weigh-In locations: Tacky Jack's Marina Fri. - Sat. Only 5-7 p.m. and Dauphin Island Fri. - Sat. 5-7 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the marina.
Price: Registration fee is $35.00. This includes one T-shirt and two meal tickets.
Web Site: www.alabamaopen.com

Awards location: Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce building 3:00 p.m.

41st Annual Orange Beach Barbecue
Date: 6/9/2007
Location: Orange Beach Community Center, Canal Road, Orange Beach
Price: Sandwiches and BBQ plates are $7.00.
Phone: 251-981-6166

11:00 a.m. Sandwiches, plates or bulk meat will be available. Proceeds promote community projects and equipment for firefighters.

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 6/12/2007 - 6/14/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Hoodwinked (PG) and Doogle (G)

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 6/12/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

2007 Gulf Shores Out & In Concert Series presents Doug Breau
Date: 6/14/2007
Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE.
Phone: 251-968-1172
Web Site: www.cityofgulfshores.org/pages_2006/special_events.htm

7:00 p.m. Indoor. From big band to timeless ballads, this vocal professional evokes the sound of years-gone-by…A Special 50th Anniversary event!

The Wharf presents Poison with special guest: Ratt
Date: 6/15/2007
Location: The Amphitheater at The Wharf
Price: Ticket prices $49.50, $39.50, or $19.50.
Phone: 251-434-0033
Web Site: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/222167/

Tickets go on sale Saturday April 21 at 10 am.
Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Poison’s outrageous image and attitude and having over the top, no-holds-barred stage shows, has formed one of the most loyal fans bases in the world.

The 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival
Date: 6/15/2007 - 6/17/2007
Location: Foley Soccer Field, Hwy 98 & Hickory
Price: Free admission! Free parking. Free shuttle service.
Phone: 251-943-3291
Web Site: www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com

9:00 am till 10:00 pm Friday and 6:00 am till 10:00 pm Saturday & Sunday.
•Approximately 45 Hot Air Balloons
•Children’s Village
•Farmer’s Market
•Arts and Crafts Booths
•A variety of Food Booths
•Fun Activities for all ages
•A stage packed with Live Musical Entertainment
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

30th Annual Ladies Tournament
Date: 6/15/2007 - 6/17/2007
Price: $175 per angler. Minimum of 3 anglers per boat for boats over 32 feet and 2 anglers per boat for boats 32 feet and under. If the entry form is received in the mailbox by June 12, $150 per angler.
Phone: 251-680-8780
Web Site: www.mbgfc.org

June 16: Registration 5-8 PM, Buffet Dinner 6-8 PM, Captain’s Meeting 8 PM, June 17: Fishing, June 18: Awards Presentation.

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 6/19/2007 - 6/21/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Happy Feet (PG) and Wallace & Gromit (G)

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 6/19/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

The Wharf presents Steve Miller Band
Date: 6/22/2007
Location: The Amphitheater at The Wharf
Price: Ticket prices $56.00, $46.00, or $15.00.
Phone: 251-434-0033
Web Site: www.ticketmaster.com

Tickets go on sale Saturday May 12 at 10 am.
8:00 pm Showtime, 7:00 Gates.
His songs remain in the foundation of classic rock radio station playlists all over the country.

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 6/26/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 6/26/2007 - 6/28/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Over the Hedge (PG) and Rugrats in Paris (G)

24th Annual Junior Angler Tournament
Date: 6/29/2007 - 6/30/2007
Price: $30 per angler for non members. $20 per angler for MBGFC junior angler members. No minimum number of anglers per boat. No preregistration required.
Web Site: www.mbgfc.org

Friday registration 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Cookout: 6:00 p.m. Saturday fishing begins after 5:00 a.m. Boats return under the Perdido Pass Bridge by 7:00 p.m. Weigh dock: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Awards: 8:30 p.m.

Annual Perdido Beach Resort Fireworks Display
Date: 7/3/2007
Location: Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach
Price: Free and open to the public.

9:00 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the beachfront area of the resort. The best viewing areas will be Alabama Point, Cotton Bayou and Romar Beach public access points.

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 7/3/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 7/3/2007 - 7/5/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Yours, Mine, and Ours (PG) and Rugrats: The Movie (G)

The Wharf presents 4th at The Wharf
Date: 7/4/2007
Location: The Amphitheater at The Wharf
Price: $5.00 general admission
Web Site: www.thewharfal.com

Showtime: 8:00 p.m. Join us for fireworks, the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, and more!

Gulf Shores Annual Fireworks Extravaganza!
Date: 7/4/2007
Location: Main Beach, Gulf Shores
Price: Free to public.

9:00 p.m. Visible from any Gulf Shores area beach. Tune your radio to Sunny 105.7 for current fireworks information and simultaneous patriotic music during the show. Rain date July 5th.

Fort Morgan's Salute to American Independence
Date: 7/4/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Interpreters dressed in uniforms from various periods of Fort Morgan's history will offer guided tours and firing demonstrations throughout the day. A Civil War cannon will also be fired in honor of our nation's birthday. There will NOT be a fireworks display.

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 7/10/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 7/10/2007 - 7/12/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Madagascar (PG) and Jimmy Neutron (G)

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 7/17/2007 - 7/19/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Flushed Away (PG) and Chicken Run (G)

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 7/17/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Blue Angels Air Show
Date: 7/21/2007
Location: Pensacola Beach, Florida

Blues scheduled to fly at 2:00 p.m. A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 7/24/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 7/24/2007 - 7/26/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Dreamer (PG) and Charlotte's Web (G)

8th Annual Small Boat Billfish Limited Tournament
Date: 7/27/2007 - 7/29/2007
Price: $175 per angler. Minimum 3 anglers per boat for boats 32 feet and under only. If the entry form is received in the mailbox by July 24, $150 per angler.
Web Site: www.mbgfc.org

July 27: Registration 5-8 PM, Buffet Dinner 6-8 PM, Captain’s Meeting 8 PM
July 28: Fishing, July 29: Awards Presentation. BOATS 32’ AND UNDER ONLY.

Free Summer Kid Shows at Cobb Theaters
Date: 7/31/2007 - 8/2/2007
Location: Pinnacle 14 Cinemas, 3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores
Price: FREE!
Phone: 251-923-0785

Choice of two movies each week!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Open Season (PG) and Elmo in Grouchland (G)

Fort Morgan Candlelight Tour
Date: 7/31/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

Uniformed interpreters tell the story of Fort Morgan's Civil War service as visitors stop at various parts of the fort. All candlelight tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Coastal Chorale Summer Show
Date: 8/2/2007 - 8/5/2007
Location: Foley United Methodist Church
Price: Tickets are $10.00 each.
Phone: 251-928-3952
Web Site: www.CoastalChorale.com

The purpose of the Coastal Chorale is to foster, develop and promote high-quality choral entertainment for the enjoyment, education and cultural enhancement of both performers and listeners in and around Baldwin County, Alabama.

143rd Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay
Date: 8/4/2007 - 8/5/2007
Location: Fort Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores
Price: $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.
Phone: 251-540-7127

To celebrate this historical event interpreters will be conducting firing demonstrations and firing cannons through-out the day.

The Wharf presents Brad Paisley
Date: 8/11/2007
Location: The Amphitheater at The Wharf
Price: Ticket prices $59.50, $49.50, or $39.50
Phone: 251-434-0033
Web Site: www.thewharfal.com

Tickets go on sale Saturday July 7 at 10 am.
Showtime to be determined.
With special guests:
Kellie Pickler, Jack Ingram and Taylor Swift.
Brad Paisley has grown from country music’s favorite young traditionalist to its most unpredictable hit maker and most slyly exciting concert performer.

5th Annual Thunder On The Gulf - Power Boat Races
Date: 8/16/2007 - 8/19/2007
Location: Orange Beach
Phone: 251-980-7223
Web Site: www.thunderonthegulf.com

11:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Racers start your engines…enjoy the roar and rumble as offshore's finest compete for the enjoyment of fans. The Race Village will be located at The Wharf where fans can see the powerboats, meet the racers, and purchase race merchandise.

 

 

 

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