Kiwanis Polar Bear Dip in Gulf Shores

Take the plunge into the Gulf of Mexico for this coastal, family-friendly event. The party starts at 11 AM with a live DJ, beach bonfire, games and entertainment as we countdown to take the DIP at noon.

9th Annual Kiwanis Polar Bear Dip in Gulf Shores, AL

Take the plunge into the Gulf of Mexico for this coastal, family-friendly event presented by Kiwanis Club in partnership with The Hangout, City of Gulf Shores and Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Dress up in a wacky outfit or just show up to participate! The party starts at 11 AM with a live DJ, beach bonfire, games and entertainment as we countdown to take the DIP at noon.

After the plunge is a New Year’s Day party at The Hangout with a live band, free chili & hot chocolate for all who take the plunge, and all the college football games.

The event is totally free. Polar Bear Dip souvenir T-shirts are available for purchase ($15) and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club and Alabama Special Olympics.

Check out The Hangout One Stop Fun Shop for towels and hoodies to stay warm after the dip!