25 Fun Activities and Events for Gulf Shores Memorial Day Weekend

Kick off beach season with a heaping helping of fun activities for the whole family at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. While not officially summer yet, Gulf Shores Memorial Day weekend marks the start of beach season. That means a lot of fun, family-friendly (for the most part) activities. Read on for all the best things to do in Gulf Shores, as well as at The Beach Club.


Gulf Shores Memorial Day Weekend Events


42nd 2019 MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament

May 23-27

J&M Tackle, 25125 Canal Road, Orange Beach

The Mobile Big Game Fishing Club hosts its annual Memorial Day tournament with boats vying for $1 million in prizes. The J&M Tackle Weigh Dock at Perdido Pass is open from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, so head down to see the monster fish these anglers reel in.

Wharf Ferris Wheel


Pepsi Beach Ball Drop

May 24

The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach


This huge celebration is for the entire family with face painting, a bouncy house, surf rides, rock climbing wall and more. Then at 6:45 p.m., watch as 5,000 beach balls fall from the sky, some marked and redeemable for prizes. Stick around for fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Admission is free, though some activities have a fee.


Thomas Rhett in Concert

May 25-26

The Wharf Amphitheatre, Orange Beach


Thomas Rhett is bringing his Very Hot Summer Tour to The Wharf Amphitheater for two nights on May 25-26. Special guests are Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins. It’s all part of the 2019 C Spire Concert Series, and you can purchase tickets here.


Living History Memorial Day-Wreath Laying Tribute

May 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fort Morgan, 110 Highway 180, Gulf Shores


Fort Morgan hosts its Gulf Shores Memorial Day weekend commemoration May 25 with a wreath-laying ceremony planned for the crew of the Tecumseh, which sank in waters just off the Fort. Re-enactors show activity at the Fort from the War of 1812 to World War II, remembering those who gave their lives in service. There will be weapons demonstrations and artillery firing, as well as guided tours. Regular admission will be charged.



May 25

LuLu’s Gulf Shores, 200 East 25th Ave.

The annual LuLuPalooza Summer 2019 Kick Off Party is a family-day filled with fun and back-to-back live music on the Crazy Sista Boat Stage. It’s a can’t-miss event for Gulf Shores Memorial Day weekend.


Little League Baseball

USSSA Global Sports Baseball 300 Point Battle at the Beach

May 25-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Orange Beach Sportsplex, 4385 William Silvers Parkway, Orange Beach

More than 50 teams expected to compete in this annual USSSA baseball showdown.


NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship

May 23-25

Gulf Shores Sportsplex, 19025 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores

Watch elite men and women college athletes compete in the 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. Tickets are $10 per day.


Paradise Island 5K Run

May 26, 6-7 a.m.

Orange Beach Sportsplex, 4385 William Silvers Parkway, Orange Beach

Register now to participate in the 3rd Paradise Island 5K walk/run at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The 5K certified course is on the paved natural trail and takes participants through several of the Backcountry Trails.


Bikini Contest

Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest

May 26, 3-4 p.m.

Flora-Bama Lounge

17401 Perdido Key Dr.


The Flora-Bama’s Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest may not be as family-friendly as other events, but it’s just as much of a holiday, beach tradition. Compete to win cash and prizes and to be Miss Flora-Bama. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. in the tent. Top three finalists come back to compete for Miss Flora-Bama on Labor Day weekend.


Memorial Day Activities at The Beach Club

The activities team at The Beach Club has a jam-packed Gulf Shores Memorial Day weekend planned for guests. This is just a sampling of the holiday fun. For a full listing, visit the Activities page.


Tie Dye T-shirts

Saturday, May 25

1 p.m.: Toby’s Dance Party & Frozen Treats, Clubhouse pool

2 p.m.: Poolside Craft – Tie-Dye T-shirts

6-10 p.m.: Live Music by Jesse Duncan, Village Lawn Stage


Sunday, May 26

8 a.m.: Worship Service, Coast

10 a.m.: Turtle Tot Palm Tree Handprint, Clubhouse pool

11:30 a.m.: Photo Scavenger Hunt, Clubhouse porch

2 p.m.: Poolside Craft – Colortime Tote Bags

4 p.m.: Belly Flop Contest: Clubhouse pool

6-10 p.m.: Live Music by Justin Wall, Village Lawn Stage

6:30-9:30 p.m.: Bungee Trampoline, Village Lawn


Monday, May 27

10 a.m.: Turtle Tot Ocean Bingo, Clubhouse pool

11:30 a.m.: Aqua Fun Tails Learning Experience

2-6 p.m.: Live Music by Jesse Duncan, Clubhouse pool

6:30-9:30 p.m.: On Sight Entertainment Game Theater

8 p.m.: Dive-In Movie, “The Lego Movie 2”


A Gulf Shores Memorial Day weekend vacation at The Beach Club puts you close to all the events, along with plenty of onsite activities like children’s games and evening bonfires. Enjoy the first big beach weekend with us.