GULF SHORES, Ala (WKRG) – As Gulf Shores prepares for the Hangout Music Festival, the city has announced adjustments to traffic and access to the beach. The big music festival returns after a 2-year hiatus after the COVID-19 pandemic paused big gatherings.
The East Gulf Place car park was closed on May 9, and access to Gulf Place beach was closed on May 16.
Highway 59 south of West First Avenue and Beach Boulevard between West Second Street and East Second Street have been closed to both cars and pedestrians since May 17. Beachgoers can access West Beach via Windmill Ridge Road or using West First Avenue and West Third Street. Orange Beach can be accessed through Gulf State Park, Canal Road or East First Avenue to East Second Street, East Third Street or East Fourth Street.
Access to the public beach will be available on West Fourth Street, West Fifth Street, West Sixth Street, West Tenth Street, West Twelfth Street, West Thirteenth Street, Little Lagoon Pass and Gulf State Park throughout the festival.
From May 20, East First Avenue and East Second Avenue will be one-way during the festival. Roads have been modified to provide increased pedestrian traffic. The two-way traffic will be allowed on East First Street, East Second Street, East Third Street and East Fourth Street.
On May 23, Highway 59 and Beach Boulevard will open at 6 a.m. to get out of traffic. They will close again at 12 noon until May 24, when traffic and access to the beach return to normal.
For more information contact the City Hall at (251) 968-2425.