Independence Day Celebration

The City of Gulf Shores will celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, 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 Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Grant Brown.

The timeline of public access to the Gulf State Park Pier on Thursday, July 4, is as follows:

  • 6:00 a.m.: The Gulf State Park Pier will close to the public for firework setup.
  • 12:00 p.m.: The pier will reopen to the general to a point beyond the bath house, maintaining a distance from the fireworks setup.
  • 6:00 p.m.: The Fire Marshal will close the pier for the fireworks show.

For information related to the schedule of operations for the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier visit http://alapark.com.


"West Beach is one of Alabama's finest, with its white sandy shores and quiet ambiance. It's an ideal destination for those truly looking to escape the hustle. West Beach goes on for about six miles, some of which can be found without another visitor in sight. Best of all, the entire beach is free and open to the public. 

After spending a relaxing and quiet day in West Beach for Independence Day, hop in your car and drive a few minutes down the road to the Gulf State Park Pier for a one of a kind Fourth of July celebration including an impressive fireworks display, beginning at 9 p.m. off the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier." 

-Travel & Leisure Magazine

Gulf Shores named one of The Best Beaches in the U.S. for Celebrating the Fourth of July.