Hangout Fest (a.k.a The Hangout Music Festival) is an annual three-day event held at the public beaches of Gulf Shores in Alabama. It’s located in the same vicinity as its sister restaurant, The Hangout. It’s the first major music festival held on the beach in the city and features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. Just some of the famous musical acts to play here in the past include The Killers, Stevie Wonder, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Red hot Chilli Peppers, and more. The 2019 event will mark the 10th birthday of the event.
If you’re visiting this year’s Hangout Fest, you can be assured that there are plenty of on-site amenities for your comfort and convenience. These include bathrooms, ATMS, lockers, an info booth, phone charging outlets, medical tents, restaurants, shuttle buses, and free water filling stations.
Additional stalls and set-ups at the festival worth mentioning include a psychedelic bus, ferris wheel, tropical spa, roller disco, yoga, a puppy kissing booth, and even a wedding chapel. View the full list of fun here.
101 E Beach Blvd,
Gulf Shores, AL, 36542
This year’s lineup is so big, we can’t even name every musical act here. Instead, we’ll list some of the highlights, but you can view the full 2019 lineup here.
If you plan on driving our RV to Hangout Fest or renting an RV for the event, then there are plenty of RV parks nearby that you can stay at for the fraction of the price of a hotel room. We’ve listed our top picks in the area below:
What could be better than walking back to your RV at the end of a fun-filled day? Even if your RV park isn’t within a comfortable walking distance to the festival grounds, you can hop on a shuttle that will take you closer. Whether you own your RV or use an RV rental, RVing will allow you to stay near the festival at a much cheaper rate than the local hotels or condos are offering.
Since the festival doesn’t offer any form of on-site camping, a hotel may be your next best thing if you don’t plan on staying in an RV nearby. If you are looking for a hotel, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have around thirty unique hotels to choose from, making your trip planning easy and stress-free. Check out the list here.
Renting a condo with your friends seems to be another popular option when attending Hangout Fest, particularly because they’re a more cost-friendly alternative to hotels. Because there are more rooms in a condo, you can have multiple friends staying on-site and split the costs.
Hangout Fest lists some exclusive condo and beach house deals on their website.
The Pensacola International Airport is just 45 minutes from Gulf Shores and the Festival. The airport offers direct non-stop service to and from Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Washington, DC.
The two main routes to get to Gulf Shores from the north are Hwy 59 South and the Baldwin Beach Express from I-10. Though Hwy 59 goes straight into Gulf Shores, The Beach Express can save about 20 minutes because there are fewer traffic lights. This route will cost you an additional $3.50 at the toll bridge, however.
The Hangout Festival offers a large parking lot north of town on Highway 29 that is accessible via their Beach Club/North line shuttle. Parking at and near the event is limited, however, but some residents within the vicinity may rent out their front lawns for a modest fee each day.
Tickets are available online now, starting at $299 for General Admission, $1,099 for VIP, or $1,699 for Super VIP. Find out more here.
At RVshare, we love helping people experience fun music events whilst experiencing the comfort and ease that an RV provides. Staying in an RV at Hangout Fest doesn’t just give you peace of mind, but also allows you to enjoy your travels to the beautiful Gulf Shores as you soak up the scenery.
Regardless of whether you choose to visit Hangout Fest in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could even be featured on our blog or social media!
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