The Annual National Shrimp Festival presented by Zatarain's and sponsored in part by our wonderful sponsors, is held each year during the second full weekend in October on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Thanks to our all of our generous sponsors the event is FREE to everyone! The Festival is held at the public beach access in Gulf Shores where Hwy. 59 ends and intersects with Hwy. 182.
The festival is one of the nation's premier outdoor festivals attracting 250,000 people, featuring over 250 vendors that offer fine art, arts & crafts, a retail marketplace and of course, SHRIMP!! Two stages offer continuous musical entertainment while the little one's attention is captured in the Children's Activity Village where they create their own "art" and participate in other fun-filled activities.