6 Fun Things to Do for Labor Day in Gulf Shores

The Labor Day holiday weekend serves as the unofficial end to summer, so it’s only fitting to spend it at the beach. (Wait a second, did you know it’s warm well into November? That’s right! You’ve got plenty of time to keep on summering. But, we’re also celebrating a staple to beach vacationing – Labor Day in Gulf Shores!)

Take advantage of that three-day weekend and plan a getaway. After all, there’s plenty of sunshine, long summer days, warm temperatures and lots of activities for every member of the family to enjoy during Labor Day in Gulf Shores.

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Fort Morgan - Gulf Shores

Escape Fort Morgan

It’s the summer of 1864 and you’re a Federal spy captured by Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Mobile Bay. Your job is to find a defensive map and escape route. It’s the challenging scenario for the Espionage at Mobile Point escape room at Fort Morgan Historic Site. The hours are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so your options to be a spy are limited. Be sure to reserve your time in advance!

Address: 110 AL-180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Alabama Gulf Coast Fishing

Set A Hook

Celebrate the end of summer with a charter fishing excursion, either inshore or offshore. Book with one of the experienced local captains who will take you right to the fish during your Labor Day in Gulf Shores.

Labor Day Celebration at OWA

Wrap up your summer and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with an epic fireworks show at OWA on Saturday, Sept. 3. The fireworks go off at 8:45 p.m. sharp. This show is timed perfectly with music and can be seen throughout the entire property at OWA in nearby Foley. 

Address: 100 N. OWA Blvd. Foley, AL 36535

Labor Day Car Show

Returning for its third year, the OWA Labor Day Car Show is back on Saturday, Sept. 5! Cars of all makes and models will be on display throughout the Southern-style streets of Downtown OWA. With hot rods and custom builds lining the street, this car show is picture perfect.

Address: 100 N. OWA Blvd. Foley, AL 36535

Listen to the Music

For those about to rock….Parker McCollum will take the stage at The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach! Come down and also hear your favorite tunes from Corey Smith and Frank Foster.

The Wharf Address: 4550 Main St., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Kids activities at The Beach Club

Enjoy the Amenities

A stay at The Beach Club provides everything you need for a memorable Labor Day in Gulf Shores, including great amenities and a fun line-up of kids and family activities. Get as involved as you want, or kick back and relax by the pool, at the beach or on your balcony. Spread out and enjoy five football fields of private beaches, treat yourself at The Spa or indulge in your favorite dishes at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar.

As a Spectrum Resorts guest, you get priority reservations when it comes to booking a beach chairs, umbrella or other services. But reserve your beach chair early. It is a holiday weekend, after all.

And, remember that our guests enjoy a hassle-free vacation guarantee including freshly laundered coverlets with every stay, complimentary resort activities, onsite maintenance and housekeeping, and more. And, who could forget the 10% discount on dining, shopping, and spa when Spectrum guests use resort charging privileges!

Book your stay at The Beach Club, a secluded resort on the Fort Morgan peninsula for one more great summer hoorah over Labor Day in Gulf Shores.

2019 Gulf Shores Events for Your Beach Vacation

The beachside cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are well known for amazing beaches and superb culinary treats, but there are also festivals and events galore that attract visitors year ’round. As you’re planning your Spectrum Resorts vacation at The Beach Club Resort & Spa, keep these Gulf Shores events in mind.

2019 Gulf Shores Events

Valentine’s Day at The Village Hideaway

Feb. 14, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-3650

Kick off your Valentine’s weekend early with a special dinner at The Village Hideaway at The Beach Club Resort & Spa with the Sweetheart Dinner, $22 per person. Reservations required.

 

Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show

February 23, 2019

The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4830 Main St., Orange Beach

(251) 981-1524

Celebrate this 27th annual event with a full day of seafood, activities for the kids, live entertainment, a car show and more. There will be two stages with lots of music, almost 100 arts and crafts vendors, and both seafood and specialty food booths at this Orange Beach event. This is the primary fundraiser for the Orange Beach Sports Association supporting local youth sports.

Orange Beach Festival of Art

Orange Beach Festival of Art
March 9-10, 2019

Orange Beach Waterfront Park, 26389 Canal Rd., Orange Beach

(251) 981-ARTS (2787)

The 45th annual Festival of Art is a celebration of the arts where attendees will see visual arts, fine arts and crafts, glass, potters, painters, sculptors and more. Also enjoy a culinary arts court with local fare and a stage featuring music and songwriting as well as a kid’s art alley for the young ones at this Orange Beach event.

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

March 29-31, 2019

The Wharf in Orange Beach, 4550 Main St., Orange Beach

(850) 348-1498

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show is the largest in-water display of any boat show along the upper Gulf Coast. The event highlights the latest and greatest offerings from manufacturers and dealers throughout the Southeast. Visitors can also see the newest finds in marine electronics, fishing tackle, engines and outdoor equipment.

Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run

Gulf Shores event

April 20, 2019

Waterway Village in Gulf Shores, 225 E. 24th Ave. Gulf Shores

(251) 968-1174

Who doesn’t love a fun festival with tasty crawfish, great Zydeco rhythms, arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities? Put this Gulf Shores event on your calendar for a 2019 beach vacation in Gulf Shores.

 

Easter Brunch and Dinner at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar

April 21, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-3600

Spend your Easter weekend at The Beach Club Resort & Spa and enjoy Easter Brunch at Coast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $34.95 per person, reservations required. In the evening, feast on Easter Dinner at Coast from 5 to 8 p.m.. The full menu will be offered. Reservations are recommended.

 

National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship

May 3-5, 2019

Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place), 101 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores

The NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship is where the top eight teams from across the country will compete for the championship title.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Coast

May 12, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-3600

Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day weekend at The Beach Club Resort & Spa and leave the cooking to our talented culinary team. Mother’s Day Brunch will be served at Coast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations required.

 

The Hangout Music Festival

Hangout Music Festival

May 16-19, 2019

Gulf Shores Public Beach, 101 E Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores

Award-winning Hangout Music Festival is one of Alabama’s Gulf Coast premier music events with a terrific lineup of great live music plus festival amenities like beach volleyball, carnival-style rides, Gulf-front hammocks, seafood and more! (Note: Hangout Fest’s Thursday Kick-off Party is a separately ticketed event.) Get ticket and lodging packages to make the most of your stay with Spectrum Resorts.

The Village Lawn Opens

May 22, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

The Village Lawn is the hottest summertime attraction at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. Enjoy a fun atmosphere under festival lights in the evenings with live entertainment, life-sized games and food trucks.

 

July 4th Festivities

July 4, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-2582

Have a star-spangled Fourth of July at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. Enjoy a parade at 11 a.m., fireworks, beverage cart and shrimp boil at 6 p.m.

 

Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf

July 10-14, 2019

The Wharf, 4673 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach

(251) 224-1900

Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf is one of the greatest shows in sportfishing and a Top 20 event in the Southeast.

Labor Day Weekend

August 30 – September 2, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-2582

Soak up summertime at The Beach Club Resort & Spa with Labor Day weekend festivities, including Football Saturday and a Foam Party on Sunday.

The Wharf Food and Wine Festival

Orange Beach wine festival

September 2019 TBA

The Wharf at Orange Beach, 23101 Canal Rd, Orange Beach

(251) 224-1000

This three-day event combines food, wine, live entertainment and great coastal hospitality all in an effort to raise money for Make-A-Wish® Alabama. It’s a premier event each year and offers a fantastic silent auction as well.

Annual National Shrimp Festival

October 10-13, 2019

Gulf Place, Gulf Shores, AL

Thousands of pounds of fresh, Gulf shrimp and seafood are served up at this annual Gulf Shores event. Browse more than 300 arts and crafts and fine art vendors, listen to hours of live music or enter the sand sculpture contest. There’s something for everyone at this annual event.

Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend

November 1-2, 2019

Gulf Place, Gulf Shores, AL

Oyster loves won’t want to miss this annual Gulf Shores event! Sample dozens of preparations of oysters by the country’s top chefs. Enjoy cooking demonstrations by Food Network stars, live entertainment and much more!

 

World Food Championship

November 2019 TBA

The Wharf, 4673 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach

Watch more than 1,300 chefs and home cook teams compete for bragging rights in the greatest show in food sport!

Thanksgiving Buffet at Coast

Nov. 28, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-3600

Enjoy a hassle-free holiday and leave the cooking to us for Thanksgiving. Join us for a Thanksgiving buffet at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Reservations are required.

Christmas Dinner at Coast

December 25, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-3600

Have a holly, jolly Christmas and enjoy Christmas dinner at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. Reservations are required.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

new years eve fireworks in the night sky

December 31, 2019

925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 224-3600

Ring in the 2020 with a spectacular evening at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Enjoy dinner and fireworks. Reservations are required.

Remember when planning to visit, Spectrum Resorts offers VIP perks for booking direct. Enjoy the Clean Bed Guarantee — a clean coverlet with every stay, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and book with no money down when planning at least 30 days in advance. Spectrum Resorts at The Beach Club also offers onsite concierge, front desk and housekeeping/maintenance teams for the perfect hassle-free vacation experience. Enjoy discounts at onsite restaurants, The Spa and receive complimentary bike rentals.

Reserve your 2019 Gulf Shores vacation at The Beach Club today with $0 deposit.