Annual National Shrimp Festival

October 7-10, 2021

Join us on the coast this fall and every fall to celebrate the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores! With something to offer everyone, the Shrimp Festival is not only a foodie haven, there are plenty of activities to partake in and vendors to peruse. See below for more details on all the fun you’ll miss if you stay at home.

Did we mention that all of this takes place right beside the sugar-white sands and emerald green waters of our public beach in Gulf Shores? What more could you ask for, delicious food and a view! Maybe an amazing rental to call home while you are here?

We’ve got you covered, Young’s Suncoast offers prime lodging options for vacationing guests. Our Orange Beach and Gulf Shores condo & beach house rentals are just what you need; many or which are within walking distance of the National Shrimp Festival site. However if you prefer to stay further away, most other properties are only a short shuttle ride away!

Browse available rentals today to find the perfect vacation oasis on your next trip to the Gulf Coast!

Shrimp Festival Gulf Shores AL
  • Festival Location

    Gulf Shores Public Beach Area at the end of Hwy 59, around The Hangout & Pink Pony Pub

  • Festival Festivities

    Singing for Scholarships is a singing competition featuring Baldwin County high school students. Scholarships are awarded to the top 3 performers and each of their high schools.

    The Shrimp Festival Run is a Shrimp Fest tradition dating back to 1977. It started as a 5 mile race but has now evolved into a 5k and 10k race over the years.

  • Art

    Arts and crafts lovers will have about 200 fine art and arts and crafts vendors to admire. From jewelry makers to sculptors the artistry is endless! Stock up on unique birthday presents for family & friends, start Christmas shopping early, buy some art for the house or condo or spend a little money on yourself.

  • Children’s Activity Village

    An area just for the kids to make FREE arts & crafts, play and have fun being a kid! The Children’s Activity Village includes face-painting, karaoke and more to keep the little ones amused.


Shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp!!! This festival is perfect for those who love shrimp cooked just about any way you can imagine. Not a shrimp lover? No worries, there are plenty of non-shrimp dishes. You’ll find many different varieties of festivalfood and you’ll be in food heaven for 4 days we promise!

Many of your favorite area restaurants will have booths onsite and plenty of additional food vendors come into town to show off their culinary talents. Plus, while you are down visiting you can stop by your favorite restaurants to get your fill of the special dishes they serve that you love so much!

2021 Shrimp Fest Music Line-Up: TBA

Bands, Show Times, and Locations Subject to Change



Shrimp Fest Shuttle Stops Info & Schedule: TBA

Cost $5.00 Per Passenger for an All-Day pass

Weekend Transit Pass – 4 days for the price of 3 days – $15.00

  • Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes at each location. All shuttles are handicap accessible.