Lions On The Line: Alabama’s Lionfish Awareness Day

Lionfish are certainly beautiful, but they can be very destructive to Alabama’s natural aquatic habitats. Thankfully, they’re also delicious. That’s why we’re partnering with the NUISANCE Group and the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Marine Resources Division to raise awareness of this invasive species and help rid our Gulf of them. Form your team today and join us at Lions On The Line to compete for more than $3500 in cash and prizes in categories like “Most Lionfish,” “Largest Lionfish,” and “Smallest Lionfish.” And stick around for a culinary competition that’ll send the winner to the World Food Championships in November, plus free Lionfish samples and an exclusive Lionfish Lager from Back Forty Brewing Company!


World Food Championships

As the name would imply, the World Food Championships is one of the biggest food competitions on the planet. And this year, Orange Beach is thrilled to be hosting the 8-day event at The Wharf. Friends of Alabama Gulf Seafood like Chris Sherrill, Haikel Harris, Brody Olive, and Alabama Seafood Cook-Off winner Josh Quick will be competing in the seafood competition, and you can bet they’ll be using fresh, local product when they do. Join us this fall for one of the tastiest events you’ll ever witness!


The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend

If you love Gulf oysters, you’ll be in seafood heaven at The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend. Chefs from all across the region will be on hand to cook-up fresh, delicious Gulf oysters in every way you can imagine – and probably a few you would’ve never though of. Add a full slate of fantastic craft beer and live music and you’ve got one heck of a party on your hands.


The Wharf Uncorked

The 3rd annual The Wharf Uncorked is set to be one of the Gulf Coast’s premier food and wine events this fall. Featuring over 150 wine labels, excellent food from Wharf restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and live and silent auctions benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, you’ll find plenty of ways to eat, drink, and be merry.


Alabama Coastal Cleanup

There’s a reason our state is called “Alabama The Beautiful,” and it’s up to us to keep our coastal waterways clean. Whether you’re a group or an organization or just a concerned citizen, you’re encouraged to pitch in and keep our Gulf Coast clean. For almost three decades now, more than 83,000 volunteers have pitched in to remove more than 750 tons of trash from our beaches and waterways. Sign up today and be part of the solution.


45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

Every year for more than four decades, Gulf Shores has played host to what has become the largest shrimp festival in the world. And for good reason, too, given the amount of amazing Alabama Gulf Shrimp harvested right along the Gulf Coast. Join us in October for plenty of arts and crafts, family activities, full days of live music on two stages, and of course, all the Alabama Gulf Shrimp you can eat, cooked up every way you can imagine.


Alabama Festival of Flavor

Alabama has become a hot destination for foodies lately, and the Alabama Festival of Flavor in Foley should be high on anyone’s wishlist. Celebrating the best of local and regional wine, beer, and food means plenty of Alabama Gulf Seafood will be on the menu. And this year, the winner will automatically qualify to compete in the World Food Championships! Join us on the streets of historic downtown Foley for this momentous occasion.


2nd Annual Reel Hope Classic

The only thing better than a day of fishing is when it’s for a great cause. That’s why we’d love to have you join us for the 2nd annual Reel Hope Classic, benefitting patients treated at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Teams of four can compete in inshore fishing and outshore fishing events, plus you won’t want to miss the pre-party Friday night. Get your rod and reel ready and join Children’s of Alabama in making a positive impact on the lives of others.


Jones Valley Teaching Farm Twilight Supper

The Jones Valley Teaching Farm has been doing wonders helping Alabama students learn about sustainable nutrition, and the Twilight Supper has helped fund the launch of Good School Food into six Birmingham City Schools. We’re honored to provide fresh Alabama Gulf Seafood for this excellent fundraiser for a great cause.


Breakin’ Bread

Sponsored by Birmingham Originals, Breakin’ Bread is one of Alabama’s finest food events, featuring drinks and dishes from some of the Magic City’s best local vendors. If you’ve always wanted to eat at some of Birmingham’s best restaurants, now’s the time to sample the goods all in one place. Plus a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to local charities, so you can feel good while eating well.


Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance Stars of the Industry Dinner

With so many phenomenal restaurants in Alabama, it’s only right that we honor the stars of the show. The annual ARHA Stars of the Industry Dinner will highlight the year’s best chefs, restaurateurs, restaurant employees, and much more during a delicious dinner event. And be sure to stick around the next day for the Grand Pineapple Golf Challenge!


Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards

Every year, Alabama’s Governor recognizes a number of individuals and organizations throughout the state who make a great contribution to our wildlife and natural resources. We’re proud to be this year’s seafood sponsor, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to partner up with an event that seeks to promote conservation education and awareness.