It’s almost the 4th of July on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Check out some of the local events and learn where to watch fireworks in Orange Beach.

July 3, 2018 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | The Wharf

Bring the family to the Wharf this Tuesday for a fun-filled evening. Enjoy live entertainment, activities for the kids, prize giveaways, face painting, and trampoline jumpee. Some activities will cost a small fee. Watch the Spectra Sound & Light Spectacular shows as the patriotic palm trees light up in red, white, and blue. The Wharf will provide glow-in-the-dark American flags to wave at sunset, while supplies last. Fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m.

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July 4, 2018 | 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Gulf State Park

Celebrate this 4th of July at the Gulf State Park. Arrive early for the fireworks display and get FREE parking at Lake Shelby. Have some fun, listen to music, and enjoy dinner from one of the food trucks. The Gulf State Park’s new pedestrian bridge is open to the public and will lead you and your family safely across the beach road to the GSP Pier for the fireworks display. The show begins at 9 p.m. After the fireworks, enjoy a snack and relax at Lake Shelby while the traffic filters out.

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July 4 , 2018 | 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

Join the Flora-Bama for their 6th annual Shark Run – a series of flat-course marathons along the Gulf Coast.

Original Adventure Run: Participants run 2 miles on a road surface and 2.5 miles on the beach. Runners wear a flag football belt while “sharks” try to steal the flags during the beach portion of the race.

4 Mile All Road Race: Participants stay on the road for this endurance run.

1 Mile Adventure Run: Runners will complete the out-and-back course in the sand while protecting their flags from “sharks.”

After the race, spend the day at the Flora-Bama and enjoy fun activities, refreshments, and FREE beer. To be eligible for rewards, participants must have their flags intact at the finish line.

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