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Gulf Shores Alabama Memorial Day Weekend

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Schools are letting out, family vacations are being planned, and during the last weekend of May, travelers flock to Gulf Shores, ready to celebrate the holiday with beach days, concerts, and all the comforts of home found in our Poole & Associates holiday hideaways. Offering exciting adventures and the opportunity to celebrate this all-American holiday in all the best of ways, we have created a guide to all the special activities, events, and festivals that will help kick off your summer fun this Gulf Shores Alabama Memorial Day weekend.

Toes in the Sand

Obviously, a day at the beach can be enjoyed whether you are celebrating a holiday or not, but it will still add an extra layer of fun and serenity to your holiday adventures. Pack a cooler, the beach gear you will probably find in a closet of your summer sanctuary, and stake your claim on a section of the white sand beaches, preparing for a day of doing nothing more strenuous than walking along the shoreline and marveling at the beauty that surrounds you. These are the moments that you will never forget, even as you are spending the holiday remembering those who sacrificed everything for the freedoms we all enjoy today.

Living History Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Tribute, Fort Morgan

Although Memorial Day has always been treated as the official kick-off to the summer festivities, the reason behind the holiday is a more solemn one. Paying homage to those who sacrificed everything for our freedoms is an honorable activity, one that can be accomplished at the Living History Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Tribute at Fort Morgan. Specifically honoring the crew of the Tecumseh, an ironclad monitor that sunk in the waters off Fort Morgan during the Battle of Mobile Bay, there will also be weapons demonstrations, artillery firing, and guided tours, all activities the military buff in your traveling party will be thrilled to experience.

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament, Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy

As you might imagine, the Gulf Shores area is a big fishing region and the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament has been a popular fishing tournament for nearly 50 years. Offering starting with an opening day party and Captain’s dinner and featuring four days of fishing competition, the big money for the winning boat may make you want to join in again every year! The awards dinner is on the last night of the tournament, which tends to be held on the Sunday before Gulf Shores Memorial Day.

S’mores on the Shore, Wednesday before Memorial Day, West End of Gulf Place

If you can manage to come down for a visit before the holiday weekend, our annual S’mores on the Shore event serves as our own unofficial kickoff to summer. Offering live music, campfires, and of course, everything you need to make your own s’mores, this family friendly event is one of our favorite Memorial Day weekend activities, and we think it will be yours as well.

Red, White, + Wharf, Memorial Day at The Wharf in Orange Beach

In most parts of the nation, Memorial Day weekend is generally just a party weekend, without offering any sanctioned festivities, but in our all-American coastal village, we offer a variety of celebrations including the Red, White, + Wharf Memorial Day party. Offering stilt walkers, camel rides, balloon artists, live music, and so much more, this family friendly party ends with a boom, a special Memorial Day fireworks show that will impress the entire family. Oh, and for your tiniest travelers, the bubble truck never fails to enchant the littlest members of your traveling party.

LuluPalooza, Saturday Before Memorial Day, Lulu’s Gulf Shores, 200 E 25th Avenue

Jimmy Buffet was known for his summer ballads, and his sister, owner of Lulu’s Gulf Shores, is known for her own kickoff to summer celebration held every Gulf Shores Alabama Memorial Day weekend. Offering the delicious food the restaurant is known for, live music, and the Mountain of Youth Ropes Course, this fun-filled day reflects the joy of summer and will be enjoyed by every member of your family.

The Celebration Continues with Poole & Associates

The holiday fun doesn’t end at the doorstep of your holiday haven, and as you hang out by the pool, grill your catch of the day, and sit on the balconies of our ocean escapes watching the sun set over the sea, your favorite memories will be made. Watch beach themed movies on state of the art televisions, recreate your grandma’s famous potato salad in our fully equipped kitchens, and savor the serenity and laidback vibe of a “summer” getaway to Gulf Shores. Reserve your favorite holiday haven today and fall in love with everything that makes Gulf Shores, Alabama and our Poole & Associates summer sanctuaries one of the most popular vacation destinations in the South.

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