National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores - Road Closure and Shuttle Info

𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 & 𝗦𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟱𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗽 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures and detours related to the 50th Annual National Shrimp Festival on October 12-15.

𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀/𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀:

• The West Gulf Place parking lot will close to the public beginning Monday, October 9, to be utilized for tent and food vendor setup.

• Highway 59 will be closed at 1st Avenue beginning Tuesday, October 10.

• Highway 182 (Gulf Beach Boulevard) will be closed to the public between East 1st Street and West 3rd Street, in front of Gulf Place Public Beach, beginning Tuesday, October 10.

• East Gulf Place (Resident Parking Lot) will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, October 12, and will be utilized as vendor parking and shuttle location.

• Eastbound traffic toward Orange Beach should consider using Highway 180 East or State Park Road Highway 135 as alternate routes.

𝗦𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:

There will be a Park and Ride Shuttle Service available to those attending the Shrimp Festival. Transportation Wristbands for the shuttle will be available for $5.00 per day. Wristbands entitle the holder to unlimited rides to and from the festival grounds on the day of purchase. Per state law, children under the age of 5 are not allowed on the shuttle buses. All proceeds from the shuttle service go to the Gulf Shores City Schools’ Dolphin Athletic Club and Band Booster Club.

𝗦𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲:

• Thursday, October 12: 1:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

• Friday, October 13: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.

• Saturday, October 14: 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.

• Sunday, October 15: 9:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

𝗦𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗽𝘀/𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀:

• Pelican Place at Craft Farms Shopping Center in Gulf Shores

• Erie H. Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores – 1930 W 2nd Street, Gulf Shores

• Waves Grocery in Gulf Shores – 1154 West Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores

• Rouses Grocery in Orange Beach - 25405 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach

• Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park: 20115 AL-135, Gulf Shores

The drop-off location for the East Shuttle will be at the East Gulf Place Public Beach Access. The drop-off location for the North/West Shuttle will be at the corner of West 2nd Street and West Beach Boulevard.

𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀:

• All public beaches will remain open throughout the festival.

For more information regarding detours or closures, please contact the Public Works Department at 251-968-1156. For more information about the 50th Annual National Shrimp Festival, visit

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