2019’s Hottest Summer Events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Summer is all about enjoying good friends and good times, and what better place to do that than at the beach? Whether it’s cooling off with delicious watermelon, listening to great music or enjoying local events, summer is the hottest time to be at the beach. Here are some of our top events in Gulf Shores this summer.

Top Events in Gulf Shores

Blue Angels Practice

Blue Angels Practice
11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday
National Museum of Naval Aviation
Throughout the summer, the Blue Angels practice for about an hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It’s free to go to the Aviation Museum to watch the practice. Seeing the jets doing their maneuvers over the Gulf is a quintessential beach experience.

Pirates and Princesses Breakfast Adventure
8, 9 and 10 a.m. Daily
The Hangout
Join a treasure hunt, sing-along, games and see magic tricks and more during this daily breakfast your kids love. There are three shows each morning and an all-you-can-eat breakfast is $15 for adults; $8 for children; 5 and under are free.

City of Gulf Shores Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
9 p.m., July 4
Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier
The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with its stunning annual fireworks display. Park at Gulf State Park Lake Shelby and walk across the pedestrian bridge. There will be food trucks and music on site prior to the fireworks.

Independence Day Street Party and Fireworks
July 6
The Wharf, Orange Beach
The fun begins at 5 p.m. for this post-Fourth celebration on Main Street at The Wharf. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, live entertainment, prize giveaways and more. Watch as fireworks light up the sky at 8:45 p.m. While the event is free, there is a charge for some activities.

Events in Gulf Shores - Blue Marlin Grand Championship

2019 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf
July 11-14
The Wharf Marina
The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is an over-the-top weigh-in that makes for a memorable experience. It’s free to spectators, so come out to see the big catches. The event opens with a Street Party on July 11, when a corresponding boat show opens as well.

C Spire Concert Series Presents: Luke Bryan
July 19-20
The Wharf Amphitheater
Country artist Luke Bryan will be joined by Cole Swindell and Jon Langston for their Sunset Repeat Tour. Bryan recently released his fourth album.

42nd Annual 2019 MBGFC Ladies Tournament
Aug. 2-4
J&M Tackle
See what competitors reeled in at the weigh-in dock on Perdido Pass on Aug. 3 starting at 5 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Battle of Mobile Bay - Events in Gulf Shores

Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay
Aug. 3
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 3
Historic Fort Morgan
Re-enactment commemorates the events that took place in Mobile Bay on Aug. 5-23, 1864. The Fort comes to life with drills and demonstration of artillery by historical interpreters. Regular admission is charged. The Commemoration is always one of the top events in Gulf Shores each summer!

Besides these fun, events in Gulf Shores, don’t miss out on events and activities right onsite at The Beach Club! View the latest resort guide for all that’s happening at the resort.