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It’s always the perfect time to visit the Gulf Coast! Did you know that during March, the temperatures in Biloxi usually hover around 70 degrees? Plus, there are fewer crowds during this time of yearKeep reading and learn how you can have a fantastic vacation in Gulf Shores in March 

With Harris Vacation Rentals, it’s easier than ever to find luxurious, top-notch rental properties in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange BeachBrowse our inventory, and you’ll find the ultimate home away from home in no time!  

Things to Do in Gulf Shores in March 

Please note that some of the experiences listed below may have COVID-19 restrictions. Be sure to check each website prior to your visit.

Outdoor Activities and Attractions 

The beginning of spring is great time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. With daily temperatures staying between 66 and 73 degrees (rarely dropping below 53 or exceeding 83 degrees), you can try your hand at many different outdoor activities during March in Gulf Shores.  

Fun for the Whole Family 

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One of the reasons why the Alabama Gulf Coast is such a treasured vacation spot is its family-friendly attractions. No matter how young or old your group is, there’s something along the Gulf that everyone in your family will love! 

Local Happenings and Events 

Whether it’s summertime or the offseason, there’s always something fun and exciting going on in Gulf Shores.  

Let’s Plan Your Getaway 

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Harris Vacation Rentals has been helping families plan their dream beach vacation for over three decades. We offer vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes throughout the Alabama Gulf Coast. What amenities are must-haves for you? Whether you want an elevator, oceanfront views, or a pet-friendly propertywe’ve got you covered!  

As you browse our rentals, take a look at Sailer’s Cove. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home has scenic beach views and access to Gulf Shores’ Little Lagoon. This is a pet-friendly home and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Plus, there’s a neighborhood boat launch that you can use! The home features two levels of covered and uncovered decks, a hot tub, beach access, and more!  

There’s no time to waste! Let’s make your beach vacation dreams come true. Check our availability and start getting excited about your getaway today.


You don’t have to travel all the way to New Orleans to experience a fantastic Mardi Gras celebration. In fact, no place throws a Carnival party quite like the Alabama Coast! With music, dancing, parades, costumes, and king cake, Mardi Gras Gulf Shores offers fun for all ages. Here’s what to expect at the 2020 extravaganza. 

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About Mardi Gras Gulf Shores

Bring on the beads! It’s almost time for Mardi Gras in Gulf Shores! Many people assume that New Orleans is the birthplace of Mardi Gras, however, the first celebration actually took place in Mobile in 1703. Now, this family-friendly event is one of the most anticipated events in Alabama! You can experience it for yourself during your next visit to Gulf Shores.

The celebrations last throughout February, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to join the fun. From parades and boat shows to live music performances and extravagant balls, there is something for everyone. Many of the events are family-friendly, which sets Gulf Shores and Orange Beach apart from other destinations. There is even a Mardi Gras Kid & Pet Parade, which is always a huge hit with the kiddos!

How to Celebrate Mardi Gras Gulf Shores, AL, in 2020

If you’d like to experience Mardi Gras 2020 in Alabama, you’ll want to plan your visit in February. The following are some highlights of this year’s event. Mark your calendar and start making plans to attend now!

Dress to impress in your finest purple, gold, and green attire. Lulu’s annual Birds of Paradise Ball will take place on February 19th at 7 p.m. The event will feature lively funk music by the Tip Tops, a delicious dinner buffet, and an open bar. Enjoy a fabulous evening of music, dancing, and laughter. Tickets are limited and $75 per person, so get yours today! 

Let the good times roll! This festive parade will take place on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21st. Don your best mask and watch the extravagant floats glide by. Following the parade, visitors who are 21 and over can head to the Orange Beach Event Center for The Mystical Order of Mirams Ball. 

If you missed out on the Mystical Order of Mirams Parade, don’t fret! There will be another Mardi Gras parade on Perdido Beach Boulevard on Saturday, February 22nd at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to enjoy the fun. 

If there’s one parade you absolutely must attend, this is it! The 2020 Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade is one of the biggest celebrations around and it’s happening on Tuesday, February 25th at 10 a.m. The extravaganza includes an array of colorful floats, antique cars, costumes, and characters throwing buckets of beads into the crowd. 

After the Gulf Shores Parade, the Fat Tuesday fun continues at Lulu’s! This celebration on the water will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until the late hours of night. Enjoy live music, a dazzling boat parade at 3 p.m., delicious food, drinks, costumes, and more. 

Are you planning to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange Beach in 2020? Don’t miss the annual Fat Tuesday Parade! This event always draws a large crowd, and this year is expected to be bigger and better than before! It starts promptly at 2 p.m. on February 25th along Perdido Beach Boulevard. 

Bring your kids, bring your dog, and have a blast at The Wharf at Orange Beach! MoonPies on Main is happening on Monday, February 24th. DJ-spun music starts at 4 p.m. and kids activities begin at 5 p.m. With a jump castle, rock climbing wall, petting zoo, and face painting, this is one Mardi Gras event your kids will love. Make sure to stay for the Kid and Pet Parade  and the SPECTRA Sound and Light Show! 

Book Your Stay With Harris Vacation Rentals

Now that you know about the best Gulf Shores Mardi Gras celebrations, it’s time to start planning your trip! If you’re searching for accommodations in the area, we invite you to stay with Harris Vacation Rentals. We offer a wide range of family-friendly vacation rentals in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. Many of our accommodations are also pet-friendly for guests who are traveling with their four-legged friends. The best part? All of our accommodations are located a short distance from the best Mardi Gras parades and festivals! Whether you’re dreaming of a beachfront home, a rental with a private pool, or a luxury home, we are sure to have the ideal Harris Property for your stay. Browse our properties and contact us to book your trip today! We look forward to seeing you this February. 



March is not only one of the most beautiful months that you can spend in Gulf Shores, but also one of the most entertaining! Between Gulf Shores events, concerts, festivals, and more, visitors who decide to come here during March will have no shortage of fun and fantastic things to do while they’re here.

Below, we’ve put together a brief list of just a handful of the many events that will be taking place in Gulf Shores during March that you won’t want to miss. We hope that you enjoy these events as much as we will!

The Emerald Coast Golf Tour Kickoff

On March 8th through 10th, the renowned Kiva Dunes Golf Club will host a tournament benefitting kids participating in junior golf. From 9:00am until 4:00pm on those days, golfers can pay $100 to play, and public spectators can watch the event for free. Lunch is provided for players during the event, and awards will be presented in the clubhouse after the event.

The 43rd Annual Festival of Art

Held in Orange Beach each year, the Festival of Art celebrates the talents of artists specializing in watercolor, textiles, wood, paint, sculpture, pottery, glass, and even culinary and musical arts. This year’s celebrations will take place on March 11th and March 12th, from 10:00am until 5:00pm daily at the Waterfront Park. Admission is free to the public, and public parking is available.

Luke Bryan Concert at The Wharf – Gulf Shores Events

The legendary country music performer Luke Bryan will pay a visit to Gulf Shores with special guests Brett Eldredge and Brett Young on March 17th and March 18th, playing at the Amphitheater at The Wharf from 7:00pm until 10:00pm on both nights. General admission to the pit seating costs $79.75, and reserved seating is priced at $79.75 and $39.75.

2017 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

In March of each year, vendors and dealers in fine watercraft gather in Orange Beach to showcase the latest and greatest in marine technology to the public. Admission is priced at $10.00 per person, though kids ages twelve and under may enter for free. This event will take place on March 23rd through March 26th, from 10:00am to 7:00pm each day.

The Original German Sausage Festival

During the last Saturday of March and October of every year for the past forty years, the nearby town of Elberta hosts a free, fun, and delicious German sausage festival that benefits Elberta’s volunteer fire department and other local nonprofit organizations. This year, the festival will be on March 25th from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Harris Vacation Rentals – Your Guides to Gulf Shores

To learn more information about the exciting upcoming events that Gulf Shores has to offer when you book your stay in one of the lovely local Harris Vacation Rentals vacation rentals in the area, contact our team of dedicated reservation specialists and ask about what you can expect to do or see during your time here!