National Shrimp Festival
October 10 @ 10:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pmFree
The National Shrimp Festival falls during the 2nd full weekend in October, Thursday through Sunday. The festival is held along public beach access near The Hangout in Gulf Shores, where AL Hwy. 59 end intersects with AL Hwy. 182. Admission to the Shrimp Festival is FREE for everyone. With more than 250,000 attendees, the festival has grown a lot since its founding in 1971.