Independence Day Activities!

My Post-5White Stars on a blue field with red stripes are the first thing to come to mind when you talk about celebrating the 4th of July. That along with banners or bunting or miniature waving flags. We all have memories of what we did as a child over the patriotic holiday! Your family could be dreaming of sugar-white sands, blue gulf waves, and spectacular red sunsets this year. If that’s the case, we know you won’t want to miss out on the activities and of course firework shows while you are here!

47382178772_259cdb3321_oJuly 3rd: Independence Day Street Party and Fireworks

at The Wharf in Orange Beach

Uncle Sam is turning a spry 242 years old on July 4, so we thought we’d celebrate a day early here at The Wharf! Join us for our Independence Day Street Party on July 3 for the ultimate freedom celebration! Bring the family down for live entertainment, kid-friendly activities sponsored by Christian Life The Island Church, prize giveaways, and much more. We will be handing out glow-in-the-dark American flags to wave when the sun sets, and our iconic palm trees will sparkle a patriotic theme of red, white, and blue! Set up shop on Main Street for the perfect fireworks viewing spot and hang around for our Spectra Sound & Light Spectacular shows.

Tuesday, July 3; 5-9 p.m.; fireworks display begins at 8:45pm.
Admission is FREE; Face painting – $5, $7 & $10, Trampoline jumpee – $5

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July 4th: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

at Downtown OWA in Foley

We’re celebrating Independence Day at OWA with family-friendly activities, live entertainment throughout the property, and a spectacular firework show at 8:45pm to cap-off the night!
Celebrate with a fun day in the streets of admission-free Downtown OWA — grab a delicious lunch, enjoy our live performances throughout the day, dance to GLOWA at night, then sit back and enjoy a fireworks show over Lake OWA.

Want a little more thrill in your Independence Day adventure? Hop inside The Park at OWA and scream your heart out on Rollin’ Thunder, or take advantage of our Non-Rider Ticket and simply enjoy the view!

46712040704_5bb34c8ebc_oJuly 4th: The City of Gulf Shores fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

at The Gulf State Park Pier

The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks will be shot from the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.

According to organizers, fireworks will be shot from the southern end of the 1500 foot fishing pier, leaving Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores Public Beach and surrounding areas as ideal locations for spectators. “We can’t thank Gulf State Park enough for their partnership allowing us to put on this wonderful show,” said Programs and Events Manager Brigette Reynolds.
Come early to get a great fireworks parking spot for FREE at Gulf State Park Lake Shelby.
Have dinner from one of our food trucks, listen to some music and have a nice relaxing evening at the lake.

Walk across our new pedestrian bridge to watch the fireworks at the Pier at 9 p.m. or just pull up a lawn chair and stay at the lake. Don’t try to fight the traffic after the show, hang out at the lake for a while, have a snack and have some fun instead of being stuck in your car. For information related to the schedule of operations for the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier visit

For more information about the City of Gulf Shores’ Fourth of July fireworks, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1174 or visit

We hope to welcome you and your family to the beach during the Fourth of July Holiday! If you want to see what else may be happening during your stay, be sure to visit our events calendar to find out more!