Watch Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sparkle and Shine July 4th
Celebrate our nation’s birthday with the snap, crackle and pop of a fireworks show that is the culmination of a day filled with fun, food and music.
July 4 festivities begin early at 7 a.m. with The Shark Run at the Flora-Bama. Runners wear a bait belt and the “sharks” try to catch them on the race route. The run will have two miles of road and 2.5 miles of beach running. There will also be a 1-mile beach Fun Run/Walk.
Observe July 4th while strolling through a piece of history during Fort Morgan’s Salute to Independence, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Historical interpreters, dressed in period uniforms of the U.S. Army from different eras of the fort’s occupation, will conduct guided tours of the fortification, as well as demonstrations that show what faced the military garrisons at Fort Morgan. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, age 65 and older and $4 for children ages 6 to 12.
If the call of a fishing tournament has you entranced, head over to the Orange Beach Marina July 4 and 5 for the 31st 2014 MBGFC Junior Angler Tournament. There will be a cookout at 6 p.m. for Junior Anglers and a mandatory captain’s meeting at 7 p.m.