Memorial Day on Alabama Beaches: Guide to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach

For most communities, Memorial Day weekend calls for great celebrations. Not only does the holiday provide a way to honor our country’s fallen heroes, but it also helps travelers welcome the beginning of summer. If planning on a short beach vacation, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in Alabama offer a family-oriented spot full of fun. Here’s how to celebrate Memorial Day on Alabama beaches.

Memorial Day on Alabama Beaches: Top Events, Activities

The Wharf in Orange Beach

As the area’s top place for entertainment, The Wharf hosts summer concerts for all ages. Past performers have included big names in country, pop and rock. Check The Wharf’s calendar of events to see who’s performing during Memorial Day.

Can’t find a show? No problem because there’s plenty more to do at The Wharf. Check out the light and sound show, play mini golf and laser tag, or simply watch the boats in the marina. Don’t miss the big ball drop where 5,000 beach balls drop on visitors below.

Fort Morgan Memorial Day Tribute

In addition to live shows, visit Fort Morgan’s Memorial Day Tribute. Take guided tours and witness memorable demonstrations that give visitors insight into the importance of the U.S. military throughout the history of Fort Morgan. Take a moment to honor those who gave their lives, so future generations could enjoy freedom and liberty.

Annual MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament

Once finished at Fort Morgan, head to Mobile Fishing Club for the annual MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament. Compete with some of the area’s best anglers, or watch them reel in big catches for bigger prizes. The main prize is $1 million to the angler who catches a marlin that beats the current state record. Find more fishing tournaments in Mobile.

Hang Out at Lulu’s Gulf Shores

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s — a.k.a. Lulu’s — offers a place to celebrate, play and eat. As one of the top restaurants in Orange Beach, Lulu’s serves fresh seafood paired with fun activities. Kids can climb the ropes course, while parents enjoy the view. In addition, play at the arcade, shop and listen to live music. During Memorial Day on Alabama beaches, Lulu’s hosts a concert and family-friendly fun. Just don’t forget to try the seafood.

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