How to Spend Labor Day in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Gulf Shores Labor Day

It’s never easy to say goodbye to summer. But it’s always easy to end the season on a high note when you celebrate summer’s last hoorah in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! Labor Day weekend on Alabama’s beautiful beaches is all about good friends, awesome activities, and plenty of fun in the sun. If you’re ready to send the summer off in style, add these great Labor Day activities to your agenda when you spend the weekend on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Beach Time

Spread out on our white-sand beaches for some quality time in the sun (but be sure to slather on the sunscreen.) The weather is at its peak this time of year, with high temperatures, sunny skies, and rolling surf. Visit Gulf Place to play a game of beach volleyball and enjoy a beachfront picnic, or stretch out in front of your beachfront condo to relax away from the crowds. Be sure to ask The Beach Moms to reserve your chair and umbrella to snag the perfect spot! (But, book The Beach Moms early. Since it’s a holiday weekend, they will likely book up!)

Book a Fishing Charter

Orange Beach is home to some of the best offshore fishing on the entire Gulf Coast. Spend your last summer holiday on the hunt for trophy-sized fish as you learn the ropes from an expert angling guide. As an Aqua Vacations guest, you can even enjoy a complimentary tour with Zeke’s Lady Charters, an excellent company that specializes in bottom fishing for large species like red snapper, king mackerel, and amberjack!

Catch a Dolphin and Nature Cruise

Start building your brain-power early on this fun educational tour with Cetacean Cruises. Their dolphin and nature tour includes a smooth sail to locate our resident dolphin pod, where you’ll learn all about our favorite marine mammal and other local wildlife as you explore our vivid estuaries.

Gulf Shores Labor Day dolphin cruise

Labor Day Events

Stop by one of these fun Labor Day events to celebrate the end of summer in Gulf Coast style!

Parker McCollum in Concert

On Friday, September 2, Park McCollum will take to the stage as the last show of the 2022 C Spire Summer Concert Series. Join 10,000 fellow fans at The Wharf Amphitheater as Parker and special guests Corey Smith and Frank Foster end the season on a high note with their many toe-tappin’ hits.

Bloody Mary 5K Run and Walk

This fun family race features a flat and fast course through some of our most scenic city streets. After the race, join a fun after-party at Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores to congratulate the winners and sip complimentary drinks! Don’t forget to wear your favorite football team attire – you may win a prize for best Team Spirit!

Labor Day Car Show at OWA

Head to OWA on September 3rd to view hundreds of classic and custom automobiles lining the park’s charming downtown streets. Sip a cold beverage as you stroll through cars of every make and model, browse the boutique shops and spend some time chasing thrills in Tropical Falls theme park. Plan to stay for the entire day – the night ends with a fantastic family firework show!

Let Aqua Vacations Handle Your Labor Day Stay

Labor Day is all about relaxation, so let our team handle the legwork of finding your perfect vacation rental for the holiday weekend. Our properties in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan keep you close to all the action while surrounding you with prime luxury and premium service. A hassle-free holiday is only a click away!