No matter what holiday or occasion is on the horizon, Fort Morgan and the Gulf Shores area is the perfect place to celebrate! Our vacation rentals in Fort Morgan will be your home away from home as you enjoy carefree days by the beach and enjoy fun-filled holidays like the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and more! 


Escape to Fort Morgan for the Holidays

Throughout the year, Fort Morgan is the host of various holiday celebrations. Plus, it’s conveniently located near Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, providing easy access to their holiday festivities as well!

Holidays in Fort Morgan

Labor Day

Every May, the infamous Hangout Music Festival arrives at Gulf Shores. The three-day event always has a fantastic lineup of world-renowned artists. During this three-day event, you can spend your days lounging on the beach and party long into the night while listening to the tunes of your favorite artists. If you’re a fishing fanatic, you won’t want to miss the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club’s Memorial Day Tournament

Fourth of July

Visit historic Fort Morgan and learning about the military past of our country while watching the cannons get fired, and the fireworks go off. The fort is a great place any time of year, but a visit is especially meaningful on the Forth. Enjoy a picnic lunch or fishing off the public pier once you’ve toured the fort. Also, a massive fireworks display takes place at Gulf State Park Pier. Bring your blanket or chairs and be prepared to be dazzled by the stunning lights. 


During October, you can take guided tours to learn about the darker side of Fort Morgan. You’ll learn about the fort’s bloody history and various accounts of paranormal activity that have been reported. Plus, LuLu’s holds their spooky celebration each year called BooLu’s. This event includes “trunk-or-treat,” where volunteers deck out their cars with cobwebs, gravestones, and skeletons, and dressed up children can trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk.


If you’re craving a delicious Thanksgiving meal without cooking in a hot kitchen for hours, The Hangout is known for offering many of the traditional fixings. This restaurant in Gulf Shores is open on Thanksgiving Day and serves delicious food buffet style. If you still feel the need to cook something on Thanksgiving but can’t handle tackling the big bird, then prepare one of your specialty dishes and head to the Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar for their Annual Thanksgiving Potluck. They’ll supply the turkey!


Feel the magic of the Christmas spirit when you visit the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Each location hosts annual events during the holidays. The Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade takes place in Gulf Shores, where you can gaze at dozens of lighted and decorated sailboats, charters, and even some kayaks make their way along the Intracoastal waterway. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting takes place at The Wharf each year in Orange Beach.

New Years

Kick-off the new year and head to the New Year’s Eve Street Party at The Wharf. This celebration lasts all day long with various activities, including a surf simulator, a mechanical bull, live music, and a firework show at midnight. Another excellent family-friendly activity is Noon Year’s Eve at LuLu’s. The event features a castle building contest, face painting, balloon animals, and a beach ball drop at noon. For a more mature crowd, head to the Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar. Tickets to this event include an all-you-can-eat buffet, breakfast sandwiches after midnight, champagne, party favors, and live music on three stages.

Make Your Harris Vacation Rentals Rental Your Home Base

While you’re celebrating holidays in Fort Morgan, our vacation rentals will provide you and your guests with all of the comforts of home. If you enjoy making home-cooked meals, you’ll love our fully-functional and furnished kitchens. 

Whether you’re traveling with a large or small group for the holidays, we have rentals of all sizes to accommodate you. From quaint beach cottages to large houses, we’ve got you covered. Plus, several of our homes are located close to each other so that you can invite even more of your favorite friends and family along for the celebration. 

Start looking forward to celebrating your favorite holidays in Fort Morgan and browse our properties today!