Yearly events and festivals have taken the beach town by storm creating anticipated excitement for every passing event. Some of the largest events and festivals that happen in Gulf Shores include: Hangout Festival, Annual National Shrimp Festival, and the Annual Mullet Toss plus many more. These events help create essential revenue and tourism that the town thrives off of. If you’re looking for something to do with the family, Gulf Shores offers many places for family-friendly fun: Waterville USA, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and, of course, the lovely beaches. If you are craving adventure, you can take a banana boat ride into the Gulf of Mexico with your friends and family! You can even hit the air parasailing and experience views you will never forget. These are just some of the many places and things to do to guarantee fun while you’re vacationing or visiting.