What is the delicious bounty from the Gulf of Mexico eponymous with the Gulf Shores? Shrimp. And, at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, 300,000 of your closest friends come together over the succulent shellfish to join in on a festival full of great music, food, contests, and more. So, grab a beer, grab a bud, and hit the beach for this spectacular shrimp shindig. Are you ready for the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival?
Events like the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival are just a part of what makes the Gulf Shores such an incredible vacation destination. You’ll love always having something interesting to do while you’re here! To help you find the things you want to do the most, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! Here at Sunset Properties, we’re confident that our recommendations are the key to the very best vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast!
Why Look Forward to at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival?
Great Live Music
Whether you love shrimp or not, the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival is a fun celebration of culture with more than 80 hours of live music in the lineup. Local, regional, and national acts will cover genres like southern rock, jazz, zydeco, Motown, country, and blues.
The namesake of the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival is, of course, succulent Gulf shrimp. But, the plethora of ways it will be prepared during the festival will have your mouth watering. With 50 local and regional food vendors along the boardwalk at the public beach, you’ll have the chance to try Gulf shrimp in many different fashions. In addition to these street vendors, there will be 200 pounds of shrimp prepared per day by some of the area’s best chefs to be given away as samples during the festival. So, if you love shrimp, this is the place to be!
Contests and Activities
Family-friendly contests and activities populate the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, too. With the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest, Singing for Scholarships, and Outdoor World, there are plenty of ways to wander the festival. There will also be 200 booths of arts and crafts vendors, as well as new Chevrolet car models on display. Lastly, you can enter the 10K or 5K races to benefit the Coastal Baldwin Education Enrichment which supports Gulf Shores and Orange Beach public schools.
Plan Your Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival Getaway
For a big-time event like the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival, you’ll want to make your plans early to make sure you’re not left without a place to stay. There will be 300,000 people in town, so booking your beach house or condo ahead of time should be priority #1. Luckily for you, Sunset Properties has the most beautiful and convenient condos and beach houses available in the Gulf Shores area. With our properties, you’ll find a beachy home away from home that’s just minutes away from the best things to do here. So, why wait? Beat the rush and book your Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival getaway today!