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From fireworks displays to musical celebrations to fun runs and more, the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast is a great place to participate in a variety of July 4th activities.

July 4th Fun On The Gulf Coast

Looking for a booming good time on July 4 this year? Look no further than the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast, where you’ll find fireworks, musical celebrations and other fun stuff to do.

Gulf Shores
The city of Gulf Shores will present its fireworks display at 9 p.m., July 4, south of the main public beach area in Gulf Shores at Gulf Place. You’ll want to come early to claim your spot on the beach, as the beach fills up quickly.

Tune your radio to 105.7 FM to hear Sunny 105’s patriotic musical montage on air and online to coincide with the fireworks display!

Orange Beach
At The Wharf in Orange Beach, celebrate Independence Day early on July 1 with the Celebrate America musical event. The choir and orchestra of the First Baptist Church of Gulf Shores will be on hand at 7 p.m., playing patriotic music in Marlin Circle.

At 5 p.m., July 2, head over to The Wharf to enjoy the Independence Day Street Party & Fireworks celebration on Main Street.

Fireworks will take place over Main Street at 8:45 p.m., with the SPECTRA Sound and Light Spectacular following. The Wharf staff has stated that the fireworks show is an immersive experience and cautions that prime viewing is not recommended from boats or parking lots.

Kids’ activities will include bounce houses, a rock climbing hall, face painting, monkey and llamas to feed and pet, a surfboard simulator, games and prizes.

On July 5, bring the kids out to The Wharf for Kid’s Night. To be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Kid’s Night at Palm Plaza will feature bounce houses, water slide, face painting, live animals (alpacas and llamas) and more. Kid’s Night events will be held every Wednesday night through the summer.

Fort Morgan
Visit the Fort Morgan Historic Site from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on July 4 to participate in the Salute to American Independence. Guided tours by historians will be given throughout the day. Artillery, small arms and other presentations will demonstrate the complexities of military garrison life at Fort Morgan.

Throughout the summer, historian Dylan Tucker will provide hour-long guided tours daily. He will teach about the military, architecture and daily life history of the grounds. When the tour is over, explore on your own. Bring a lunch and eat at on-site picnic tables, or grab a snack at the Historic Southern Grill. No reservations are required.

Perdido Key
The 2016 Shark Adventure Run will be held from 7 a.m. until noon, July 4, at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar. Participants will wear a Velcro flag football belt and get chased by sharks during the two-mile road/2.5-mile beach run. There will also be an all beach one-mile adventure run where runners will also be chased by sharks.

You must arrive at the finish line with at least one flag to be eligible for an award, but all adventure runners will receive a medal just for making it through the course “alive.” At the post-run party, enjoy free food and beer along with a DJ who will be at the awards party.

At 3 p.m., on July 4, the Flora-Bama will host the All American BBQ Festival and Miss Firecracker Bikini Contest.

Lost Key Golf Club will host its Fun On The Green event starting at 11 a.m., on July 4. The first 50 people who sign up will get a chance to win the Round Robin Putting Match. At 1 p.m., guests can compete to “Beat the GM Closest to the Pin.” A variety of prizes will be awarded for both contests.

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