4 Best Things to do in Orange Beach AL in July

Kat Shaver

There's really a never bad time to visit Orange Beach, but July is especially great. Experience the iconic 4th of July Celebration, splash around the miles of beautiful beaches, and unwind with the scent of fresh sea air. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are ideal summertime destinations along the Alabama Gulf Coast 

Visit The Alabama Coast's Beaches & Parks

fort morgan beach

There's nothing quite like the beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. The shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico stretches with white sand and clear waters, and our beaches are peaceful and uncrowded. There are 8 public beach access points as well as beaches within protected nature preserves and state parks along the coast. You can also book one of our beachfront vacation rentals to be within steps of the sand. 

Best Beaches Along the Alabama Coast

  • Gulf State Park
  • Perdido Key State Park
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

4th of July Celebration

fireworks in the air

Head over to the OWA, an entertainment district and amusement park in Foley, for an unforgettable fireworks display. The fireworks show kicks off at 8:45 p.m., but enjoy the whole afternoon here. On the 4th of July, there will be family-friendly activities and live music to keep the fun going all day. 

The Park at OWA boasts 520 acres of attractions, rides, dining, and entertainment. It is located about 25-30 minutes from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. 

Date & Time: Sunday, July 4, 2021, at 8:45 pm

Location: OWA, 1501 South OWA Blvd., Foley 

Visit Waterville USA

Sometimes you want to be in the water, but you just don't want to deal with the sand. That's when it's time to visit Waterville USA. Boasting 20 acres of pools, waterslides, and amusement park rides, Waterville USA is fun for all ages. The Dune Racer, a 6-lane racer slide, and the Flowrider surfing attraction are both musts for thrill seekers. Even if you're looking for an escape from the water, you can enjoy attractions here like the Escape House and Waterville 500 - Go Kart Racing.

Address: 906 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Red, White & Blues Week Pensacola Beach Airshow

blue angels flying

The Pensacola Beach Airshow takes place July 7-10 in nearby Pensacola, Florida. This festival showcases the talents and wonder of the Blue Angles, the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron. Based out of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Blue Angels take flight all along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama.

While the official show takes place on July 10, you can catch them rehearse in the days prior and catch a great show without as big of a crowd. 

Dates: July 7-10, 2021

Book Your Orange Beach Vacation for July 2021

Love being in the water? Be sure to book a vacation rental home or condo with pool access or a beachfront rental along the Gulf of Mexico. Browse all of our vacation rentals to find the perfect place to stay while you're on your next vacation to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, AL. 

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