Get Ready for Sun, Fun and Fireworks on the Fourth of July

If you've never seen a fireworks display over the water, don't miss the City of Gulf Shores' Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza. With views from any public beach in Gulf Shores, the annual event provides a colorful, patriotic salute to the nation's

Bring a blanket and find a spot on the sand for one of the most spectacular beach events of the year! The sparkling reflections over the Gulf of Mexico will definitely be a memory to file away. Get to the beach early, and enjoy the sunset. The show begins shortly after dark.

You may like to sneak in a little history on your trip with a visit to Historic Fort Morgan, also known as the “Guardian of Mobile Bay.” Spend a few hours, or the whole day, at the Fort exploring the batteries and citadel of the 200-year-old defensive structure during its “Salute to American Independence.” The July 4th event features re-enactors in clothing from the era. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children age 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under.

With less than a month to plan your Gulf Shores & Orange Beach holiday getaway, visit our Lodging page to find the perfect accommodations for you and your family. Whether you're looking for a beach house for 16 or a Gulf-front hotel for two, you'll find the latest packages and deals here. If you can't imagine spending a Fourth of July without putting the boat in the water or leaving Fido at home, we've made the search easy for you. Simply select the features in the search menu that best fit your needs, click and start making your Fourth of July vacation list!

Be sure to watch our Calendar of Events as the holiday approaches so you don't miss out on any fun events and activities along the Gulf Coast.

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