American flag on Alabama's beaches

Four Events You Don’t Want to Miss This July

Events are back on Alabama’s beaches.

Things really start to heat up in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this July. The month showcases some of our largest events of the year.

Things to Do in July

Blue Angels flying at sunset on Alabama's beaches

Fourth of July Festivities

The week of Independence Day is a popular one on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Many people use this time to take their summer beach vacation because our destination is teeming with events and other activities. Of course, on July 4, there are several spots to catch firework displays. We suggest visiting our events calendar for more information.

Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show

The Blues are BACK! The Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show is one of the most highly anticipated summer season events. This year’s event will happen on July 9 and 10. Pensacola Beach is just a short drive from Alabama’s beaches, making this an easy day trip for people vacationing here in July. 

Boats coming in at the Blue Marlin Grand Championship

Nightly Events on Main Street at The Wharf

It’s no secret that The Wharf in Orange Beach always has something going on. This July, you will find family-friendly events and activities every night of the week. From fireworks and live music to painting classes, there’s something for everyone on Main Street at The Wharf.

Blue Marlin Grand Championship

Also at The Wharf is the Greatest Show in Sportfishing - the Blue Marlin Grand Championship. This annual event takes place July 16-18. The weekend kicks off at 10am on July 16 with the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores Billfish Boat Parade. Spectators can then come back to The Wharf July 17 and 18 from 5-7pm to watch the tournament weigh-ins. This event is the final leg of the elite Gulf Shores Triple Crown Series. Fishing fanatics, you don’t want to miss this one!

Along with events, there are plenty of other things to do in July, such as kayaking, fishing, parasailing, golfing and more.


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