10 Fun Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in July 2023

From the hundreds of things to do on US Gulf Coast in July 2023 I narrowed my suggestions down to the following 10 fun festivals and events. Cool, happy, and fun events that you expect to find on the Gulf Coast.

July on the Gulf Coast starts with Independence Day holiday and Fourth of July and the climate remains hot the entire month. Kick off the summer with a scenic coastal drive, music or food festival, or fair.

2023 is the 200th anniversary of the founding of Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys. Celebrate with the world’s largest key lime pie and much more.

Enjoy Fun Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in July.

US Gulf Coast 4th of July Celebrations

Dozens of Independence Day and 4th of July events along the US Gulf Coast feature fireworks, concerts, food festivals, and fun. Here are just a few. Check the events listings for wherever you will be or want to go for current fireworks celebration news and information.

Fireworks Over Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk Texas, event website

Key West Mermaid Festival, Key West Florida, event website

Red, White, Blue & You!, Lake Charles Louisiana, event website

Uncle Sam Jam, Metarie Louisiana, event website

Pensacola Beach Air Show, July 5-8, 2023

The world famous Blue Angels—the U. S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron—practice and perform for their hometown fans along beautiful Pensacola Beach.

Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in July include Blue Angels show over Pensacola Beach
Things To Do on US Gulf Coast in July include Blue Angels show over Pensacola Beach

Visit the event website for tickets and information. See Best beaches on Florida Panhandle.

2nd Weekend, Mobile Alabama, July 14-15, 2023

Every month in 2023, make Mobile your playground to indulge in the world-class culinary scene, explore all the cultural and historic sites, and find the best live music and entertainment spots. 2nd Weekend events include Roll Mobile, LoDa ArtWalk, and Saturdays at The Coop!

Visit the event website for tickets and information. See Fun Things to Do in Mobile

Cajun Music & Food Festival, Lake Charles Louisiana, July 15-16, 2023

Enjoy Cajun culture, music and some of the best Cajun foods such as boudin, shrimp étouffée, chicken and sausage gumbo, sausage on a stick, and sweet desserts. Check the festival website for band schedule and participants.

Visit the festival website for information. See also L’Auberge Lake Charles review

Hemingway Days, Key West, July 18-23, 2023

The annual Hemingway Days celebration salutes the Nobel Prize–winning author’s writing achievements, sporting pursuits, and enjoyment of the island’s easygoing lifestyle. Featured events include the popular Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, a three-day marlin tournament, running of the bulls street fair, road races, literary readings, and short story contest winner announcement.

Six toed cat at Hemingway House Key West
see the famous six toed cats at Hemingway House Key West

Visit the event website for information. See also my favorite fun Key West Tips.

International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Grand Isle Louisiana, July 27-29, 2023

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is the oldest fishing tournament in the United States. 2023 marks the 95th annual Tarpon Rodeo. Activities supporting the fishing action include food vendors, arts, crafts, crab racing, and artisans.

Visit the event website for information. See also Fun Day Trips From New Orleans

Tampa Bay Comic Convention (Comic Con), July 28-30, 2023

Tampa Bay Comic Convention is a three-day, family-friendly comic and pop culture event. Comic Con in Tampa feature celebrity appearances, photo ops, autograph sessions, hundreds of hours of programming, cosplay, games, and much more.

Visit the event website for tickets and information. See my Best Tampa Restaurants.

Please let me know of other happy, fun, and cool things to do on US Gulf Coast in July. Or any month!

See also Gulf Coast events in June and August Gulf Coast events.

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