Shrimp Fest Shuttle Bus

The 40th Annual National Shrimp Festival is here, filled with great food, live music on two stages, amazing fine arts and arts & crafts vendors, Children’s Village and more—all with a backdrop of our gorgeous white-sand beaches.

Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, Alabama, BRATS, bus, shuttle

Save the parking hassle and fees—ride the shuttle to and from the Shrimp Festival.

As with any large public gathering, parking can be tricky. But the festival folks have made it easier to get around with the help of the Baldwin Rural Area Transit System (BRATS).

The transportation service will run Thursday–Saturday, October 13–15, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., and Sunday, October 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A one-way ride is just $2 per person.

Multiple stops allow you to park away from the site and ride to the main entrance. The buses will run a continuous loop, so you won’t be waiting long at any pick-up point:

Running north/south along Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores

Running east of the main beach through Orange Beach
Gulf State Park Campground
Gulf State Park Pavilion (you MUST return BEFORE 10 p.m., as the pavilion lot is locked at 10 p.m.)
Walmart Market

Running west of the main beach in Gulf Shores
Pier 33

Let BRATS take care of your transportation so you can soak up all the Shrimp Fest fun without the parking hassle.

Don’t forget to take time to hear some top-notch live music while at the festival. Take a look at the full line-up, including links to many of the performers, on our Shrimp Fest—East Stage and Shrimp Fest—West Stage pages.

Stay informed of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area activities, vacation rental specials and more by subscribing to this Discover Alabama Beaches blog and Meyer Muse, and by following Meyer Vacation Rentals on Facebook and Twitter.

Hangout Music Festival Shuttle, Parking and More

The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival, May 14–16, 2010, has just announced its plan to make it easier to get to and from the 3-day weekend’s events.

Share rides, use shuttles, ride bikes - just don't miss The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival in Gulf Shores May 14–16, 2010!

For those who wish to drive back and forth from their local accommodations, parking will be available along neighborhood roads and other designated parking areas. But the number of spaces is limited, so be prepared to walk a few blocks to the festival entrance.

A better choice might be to catch one of the three shuttles that will be running from 10:00 a.m. to midnight each of the three festival days. Shuttles will accept $3 cash for each ride, or patrons may purchase a wristband for $10 for unlimited rides. Wristbands may be purchased in advance through The Hangout Music Festival site, at the festival headquarters, or as you board the shuttle.

Or do your part for Mother Earth and help cut back on air and noise pollution by renting a bicycle. The official bike rental company for the festival is Orange Beach Bicycles. When not attending concerts, ride the bike paths and explore some of the area’s beautiful surroundings.

If you’re still not sure how you will get into Gulf Shores from your hometown, and would like to share the experience—as well as money and gasoline—check out Zimride to locate people who are looking for a rider.

Event tickets—including 3-day passes, VIP passes and more—are available through The Hangout Music Festival website. Don’t know all the performers at Hangout Music Fest? We can help!

And now you can extend the fun! For just $20 more ($25 at the door) you can attend the indoor late-night concert Friday night at The Hangout, featuring Alex B, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Big Gigantic.

Make your condo or house reservations through Meyer Real Estate, an official sponsor of the festival, and you can receive a FREE night!

Stay informed of local activities, vacation rental specials and more by subscribing to this Discover Alabama Beaches blog and Meyer Muse, and by following Meyer Real Estate on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.

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