AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE FOURTH OF JULY ON THE GULF COAST

Crowd scene at an event with The Scout Guide, featuring a ferris wheel backdrop.

There’s nothing quite like the Fourth of July on the Gulf Coast. Whether you’re looking for a dazzling fireworks display over the Gulf waters, live music, or kid-friendly fun, we have just the thing for you! From Orange Beach to Pensacola, and everywhere in between, we’ve scouted out all of the Gulf Coast’s top Fourth of July events for you and your family. Happy Independence Day!

EVENTS NOT TO MISS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD

Independence Day Street Party presented by Beachball Properties at The Wharf

Happy Birthday, America! Join us as we celebrate with red, white, and FUN. The Entertainment District will have
family-friendly activities.
Where: Main Street
Event Schedule: Kids’ Activities: 5-9 pm, National Anthem + Fireworks: 8:45 pm, SPECTRA Laser Light
Experience following the fireworks show.
Cost: FREE admission + parking; Some activities range $5-10

THURSDAY, JULY 4TH

The 10th Annual Shark Run 5K at The Wharf

The 10th Annual Shark Run 5K is back for another year! There will be categories for a 5K run, 5K
competitive walk, and 1-mile fun run. Once you survive the race, there will be a DJ awards party,
refreshments, and cold beverages for all participants at Sandshaker. Register now to come out and
celebrate your Independence Day with us!
Time: 7 am
Event Schedule: The starting location will be in front of Sand Dollar Lifestyles near the main entrance fountain.
The awards and after-party will be at Sandshaker.

Celebrate Independence Day at Perdido Beach Resort

We will host our annual Fireworks Celebration and Barbecue on Thursday, July 4th, in Orange Beach, AL. This annual event
includes an all-American beachside barbecue, live music featuring The Mixed Nuts, cash bars, and a star-spangled fireworks
show from the beach. The Mixed Nuts are a New Orleans-based band that has played for numerous Mardi Gras events, including
the Krewe of Orpheus Ball, Journey, Kid Rock, The Temptations, and The Doobie Brothers, along with many other top groups
from around the country.
When: Seating will begin at 6 pm.
Cost: Adult Admission — $60.00* Child Admission (6-12) — $15.00* Children 5 & Under — FREE**

Flora-Bama: All-American 4th of July Party

The 4th of July is a great day to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday at Flora-Bama. Enjoy the beach,
listen to live music, and watch the fireworks from the beach at night.
Where: 17401 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507
When: Fireworks begin at 9 pm

The City of Gulf Shores Independence Day Celebration

The City of Gulf Shores is proud to present its Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration on Thursday, July
4th. This beloved community event promises an unforgettable night of patriotic pride and family fun.

The fireworks display will be launched from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier, beginning
promptly at 9 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to gather at the Gulf State Park and the eastern Gulf Shores
Public Beach area for the best viewing experience.

Fireworks at The Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July Fireworks display over the Santa Rosa
Sound is set to begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. This year, the Beach Chamber is joining forces
with the Downtown Pensacola fireworks show, creating a spectacular dual Independence Day
celebration in the sky!
Where: Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, 400 Quietwater Beach Rd, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
When: 9 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at The Hangout

This Fourth of July bash at The Hangout is perfect for all ages! Bring the whole family for a day
of fun, food, and festivities! Don’t miss the live music, foam parties, and hourly birthday
celebrations. Plus, indulge in delicious seafood while creating lifelong memories. Mark your
calendar now, and let’s make this Fourth of July one to remember!

Where: The Hangout Gulf Shores, 101 East Beach Boulevard Gulf Shores, AL 36542.
When: 6 – 10 pm.

Fourth of July Festivities at The Beach Club in Fort Morgan

There will be a fireworks display on July 4 at 9 PM and a variety of activities throughout the
week, including live music, games, and family fun. Don’t miss the exclusive VIP Pool Party at
The Clubhouse from 7-10 PM on July 4th. For $40 per person, guests can enjoy music by The
Velcro Pygmies, a foam pit, face painting, a photo booth, and a patriotic costume contest.
Where: 925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, at the main clubhouse.
When: Festivities begin at 7 pm and a fireworks show at 9 pm.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

WEATHER: The 4th of July in Gulf Shores is the perfect time to experience coastal Alabama. This midsummer holiday boasts long, sun-drenched days ideal for beachside festivities. Prepare for fun, with average highs around 89°F and lows around 76°F.
PARKING + ROAD CLOSURES:
Gulf Shore Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration: Due to ongoing construction, the pier and its parking area will remain closed to the public during the event. Those planning to view the
fireworks from Gulf State Park are encouraged to utilize the parking areas at Lake Shelby and the Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion.

PARKING

The following parking lots will be open to the public:

THE WHARF: Parking is FREE. The Wharf has two multi-level parking decks on the east and west sides of Main Street.

Illustrated map of The Wharf featuring points of interest and guide keys.

The Wharf Boat Parking information can be found here.

GULF STATE PARK BEACH PARKING – 22250 East Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL 36542
LAKE SHELBY PARK – 20110 AL-135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

SHELL BEACH ORANGE BEACH PUBLIC PARKING – 28273 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

WHERE TO WATCH FIREWORKS

Flora-Bama
Address: 17401 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL
When: Thursday, July 4. Fireworks start at 9 PM.
The Wharf In Orange Beach
Address: 23101 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL
When: Wednesday, July 3. National Anthem + Fireworks: 8:45 pm.
Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier
Address: 20800 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL
When: Thursday, July 4. Fireworks start at 9 PM.
Perdido Beach Resort
Address: 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
When: Thursday, July 4. 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
The Pensacola Beach Boardwalk
Address: 400 Quietwater Beach Rd, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
When: Thursday, July 4. Fireworks start at 9 PM.
Turquoise Place
Address: 26302 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
When: Thursday, July 4. Fireworks start at 9 PM on the West Beach.
The Beach Club Resort & Spa
Address: 925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
When: Thursday, July 4. Fireworks start at 9 pm.


From everyone at The Scout Guide, we wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!