HomeGulf Shores HolidaysCelebrate 4th of July in Gulf Shores

It’s the Fourth of July! Time for celebrating with fireworks, concerts, family reunions, cookouts with burgers, dogs and BBQ, and maybe some beach volleyball or baseball (it’s the national pastime after all). There is something for everyone during 4th of July in Gulf Shores!

Gulf Shores 4th of July Fireworks

Take the family out to Gulf State Park for the 4th of July in Gulf Shores. Fish, or just watch the sharks and stingrays swimming under the pier. Parasail, kayak, paddleboard, or search for pretty shells; miles of pristine white beaches are waiting for you. Hike or bike on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex. Be on the lookout for alligators, coyotes, white tailed deer, osprey, bald eagles, herons and more. Free fireworks go off after dark from the fishing pier.

For all day fun, head to the Wharf in Orange Beach. Kids (of all ages) will enjoy the bouncy houses, face painting and live music. The Wharf also has a zip line course, mini golf, an escape room, movie theaters, shopping, restaurants, and more. End your day by attending a concert at the amphitheater or with a Ferris wheel ride. Finish things off with their free fireworks extravaganza.

Other Activities

Beat the heat and enjoy a baseball game on TV in one of the many sports bars in the area. Or, better yet, watch in person! Series 4 of the USSSA Global Baseball World Series takes place July 1 to July 6 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex—exciting youth baseball at its best! Or, take the short drive to Pensacola to watch the Blue Wahoos take on the Mississippi Braves and enjoy the fireworks after the game. Grab a beer and a hot dog and settle back and watch the game of your choice.

For those of you who like a little history with your Gulf Shores 4th of July celebrations, head out to Fort Morgan for the WWI and WWII Photo Gallery Living History Event. Just a few miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan’s reenactors will be in period uniforms spanning the fort’s history. Walk on the beach, hike along the many trails, or pack a picnic to enjoy. Bring a chair or blanket so you can sit in comfort while listening to the 151st Army Band.

Of course, since it is July, it’s hot! But relief from the heat is just a few steps away – head for the beach to cool off! Spend the day doing all those beach activities you love – looking for shells or dolphins, watching a volleyball game, working on your tan, paddle boarding or parasailing. When you’ve had enough of the sand and sun, join the rest of the crowd at one of the many popular beach hangouts. Grab a cool beverage and sit on the deck or head indoors to enjoy the cool AC. Give LuLu’s or The Hangout a try. And on the fourth, you’ll find BBQ and a bikini contest at the Flora-Bama.


Whether it’s just you and your sweetie or your entire extended family, let Harris Properties find the perfect rental for your beach vacation and Gulf Shores 4th of July celebrations. If you like to cook out, we have rentals perfect for grilling out on your private deck. Our helpful staff will be more than happy to assist you in finding just the right activities and the perfect rental for your family holiday. Give us a call today, and Happy Fourth of July!