10 Things to do in July
In Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Start planning your trip to Alabama's beaches this summer with this helpful guide to everything happening here in July.
The weather is warm, the water is cool and the fun is nonstop! July is jam-packed with great activities and unmissable events for the whole family. If you’re headed to Alabama’s beaches this summer, check out these ten things to do during the month of July.
Celebrate the Fourth of July
Enjoy Independence Day at the beach with multiple celebrations happening throughout the area. Flora-Bama is hosting their annual Fourth of July Party with barbecue, live music, fireworks and the Annual Freedom Run. You can also visit The Wharf for their Independence Day celebration which will include kid’s activities, fireworks and light show. Both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are also hosting their own events for guests and locals to celebrate the nation’s birthday beach style.
Snap a Selfie
You can’t go on a vacation without coming home with a camera roll full of photos from your trip, and Cool Shots Selfie Museum at The Wharf is the perfect place to snap a few pictures. This immersive gallery has over 50 cool and captivating backdrops and scenes for your next Instagram post or Tik Tok. Pets are also welcome in the museum, so bring your furry friends along for a family photo shoot.
Cool Off in the Water
The warm weather of summer makes July the perfect time to cool off with water activities. Ride the waves with a jet ski, paddle the back bays on a kayak or search for underwater creatures as you snorkel. To really make a splash, rent a pontoon or party boat and spend the day relaxing on the water.
Hook, Line & Sinker
Grab your fishing gear and head to the Alabama Gulf Coast for three exciting tournaments this month. First up is the 89th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo in Dauphin Island from July 15-17. This weekend event is the largest fishing tournament in the world and attracts thousands of anglers and even more spectators. The Orange Beach Marina hosts the MBGFC Billfish Limited Tournament on July 22-24 and the MBGFC Ladies’ Tournament on July 29-31. You’re bound to spot some impressive catches at both of these tournaments.