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Orange Beach Goes Red, White & Blue

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Fourth of July Celebration Orange Beach AL

There are plenty of ways to be patriotic when you celebrate Independence Day on the Gulf Coast of Alabama.

So whether you live here full time or just wish you did, here are our favorite ways to say “Happy Birthday, America” in “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Fourth at the Wharf

If there’s one place that knows how to bring the house down, it’s The Wharf at Orange Beach. They kick off the holiday in spectacular fashion with an awesome fireworks display and top-notch entertainment. There’s usually a headlining concert the night before the big event. The Wharf’s Spectra Sound and Light Spectacular is a nightly occurrence, boosted by a patriotic water show for the holiday. With 19 LED-lit palm trees, spinning theatrical lights and projections, it’s a full two blocks of color and sound. The Family Fun Zone features live music, food and drinks. Keep an eye out for start times as the 4th draws near on The Wharf’s website.

All-American Independence Day BBQ & Miss Firecracker Bikini Contest at the Flora-Bama

Okay, so the Wharf isn’t the only place that knows how to party. Blow your celebration out of the water at America’s Last Great Roadhouse, the Flora-Bama. Named for its stance on the Florida-Alabama line, these folks sure know how to have a good time. There’s music 365 days a year, and they kick it up a notch for major events. So grab a plate of BBQ, put your toes in the sand, and take in the view as lovely local ladies compete for the title of Miss Firecracker. It’s gonna be a hot summer!

City of Gulf Shores Annual Fireworks Celebration

Just down the highway, the City of Gulf Shores will shoot fireworks from the Gulf State Park Pier and you can bet they’ll be visible from all local beaches. Check the City’s website for activities planned throughout the day. Want to listen to patriotic tunes while they light up the sky? Music will be simulcast on Sunny 105.7.

Fort Morgan’s Salute to American Independence

If you’re a fan of historical reenactments, head to Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores where interpreters dressed in period U.S. Army uniforms will span the eras of the fort’s occupation while conducting guided tours throughout the day. It’s a glimpse back in time that will get you in the patriotic spirit. For more information including entry fees, call (251) 540-7127 or visit Fort Morgan’s website.

For more vacation planning ideas, visit the Orange Beach & Gulf Shores informative tourism website.