Independence Day Celebration

The 2020 Independence Day Celebration has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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