With Fourth of July approaching, Spectrum Resorts wants to make sure you know the best places to see fireworks light up the Gulf Coast sky. Various celebrations will be had across the Alabama Gulf Coast that includes family-friendly fun and activities for all ages. And our Gulf Shores resorts provide all of the comfy accommodations and generous amenities to create a memorable Gulf Coast family vacation for this year’s Independence Day.

What are you waiting for? Check out these can’t miss Gulf Coast July 4th celebrations below!



Independence Day Street Party | The Wharf | July 3rd, 5 pm – 9 pm

The Wharf is celebrating Independence Day a little early this year! From 5 pm – 9 pm, a patriotic street party will be held on Main Street with live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, and prize giveaways. Once 8:45 pm hits, the palm trees that line the street will begin to glimmer in red, white, and blue and the night sky will light up with a fireworks extravaganza. Admission is free. Some activities do require a fee. For more information, call (251) 224-1000.


*All events below take place on July 4th.

6th Annual Shark Run | Flora-Bama | 7 am – 10 am

What has become an Independence Day tradition continues this July 4th as hundreds of runners will be on hand to compete. Several races will be available:

  • 4 Mile All Road Race – a 4-mile course on a flat, road surface
  • Original Adventure Run – 2 miles of road course then 2.5 miles on beach sand; runners will wear flag belts that “sharks” will attempt to steal; must have flag intact when crossing the finish line to be eligible for awards
  • 1 Mile Adventure Run – an out and back course on the beach; runners will wear flag belts that “sharks” will attempt to steal

After the races, refreshments and free beer (over 21) will be available. A DJ will also be on hand spinning the hits. You can register on the Harley Sports website.

J4 Celebration | Turquoise Place Resort

Turquoise Place Resort will be hosting the J4 Celebration in honor of July 4th with a fireworks display and live music at the Tip Tops of the resort. When you upgrade with the Freedom Pass you’ll even get to enjoy delicious All American BBQ and kid-friendly activities like laser tag and rock wall climbing. For more information, and to add your Freedom Pass, call (855) 267-4885.

City of Gulf Shores Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration | Gulf State Park | 9 pm

The Gulf State Park will be helping the city of Gulf Shores celebrate the Fourth of July with a firework show that starts at 9 pm. The fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier. You can find a spot on Gulf Shores Public Beach and the surrounding area for perfect views of the extravaganza.


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