Welcome, Snowbirds! This winter on the Gulf Coast is going to be the best one yet. With fewer crowds, wonderful weather, and a friendly community, this area is perfect for a winter getaway. Here are a few of our favorite events this year to get out a shake a tailfeather.

Winter Guest Fest on Okaloosa Island is one of the biggest events of the season! This annual event offers free samples, coupons, food, and is one of the area’s largest tradeshows. Be at the Emerald Coast Convention Center from 8 am to noon on Friday, January 20, and get ready to see some of the best services the Gulf Coast has to offer!

The next day, be sure to check out Snowbird Fest at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Saturday, January 21, from 9 am till 1 pm. This event is a must-see, and this year will feature a British car invasion!

If you are with a special someone (or met a friend at one of the singles events) be sure to attend the annual Destin Snowbird’s Valentine Dinner Dance!  Show off your moves on Sunday, February 12, at The Elks Lodge on Okaloosa Island.

You can also cut a rug at the Fort Walton Beach Valentine Sweetheart Dinner on Tuesday, February 14th! The Fort Walton Beach Snowbird Club will also host Golf Scramblers with lots of food and prizes on January 25th and February 22nd.

From everyone here at Southern, we hope you have a great time on the Gulf Coast!