April Events in Destin, Pensacola Beach, and More ~ Southern Vacation Rentals
Today kicks off April, with a myriad of exciting events happening across our Gulf Coast. From fishing tournaments to food festivals and everything in between, there’s something for everyone. Not to mention, the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and the waves are calling your name! Read on below to find out our favorite April events in Destin, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, and more. You won’t be disappointed with all the fun things happening here. For a full list of all events in our areas, visit our Gulf Coast Event Calendar!
Panama City Beach
Festival season on the Gulf Coast kicks off with the SandJam Music Festival in Panama City Beach. Held from April 26-28 on our white sand beaches, come rock out to headliners Kings of Leon, Third Eye Blind, and Young the Giant. Additional artists include Cold War Kids, Dirty Heads, The Revivalists, Matt and Kim, and more! Stay close to the festival at our three-bedroom Shores of Panama 724 vacation condo in Panama City Beach, Florida. If you’re attending the festival with a group, then this is the perfect condo as it sleeps six!
If you’re staying with us in Destin in April, then you’re going to have so much fun this month! The very first Destin event that takes place in April is the 22nd Annual Destin Cobia Tournament. The tournament lasts the entire month of April and kicks off when the first cobia is caught in Destin’s waters. Since cobia is only in-season during the springtime, there’s a very small window in which to catch the fish. Weigh-ins will take place on the Destin Harbor to see who catches the biggest cobia, with cash prizes awarded to the winner! Come see why Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” at the 22nd Annual Destin Cobia Tournament!
In addition to great fishing opportunities, Destin is also known for its wine and food festivals. There are two you can attend this month: the 33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. The Sandestin Wine Festival lasts from April 11-14 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, and welcomes wine connoisseurs and novices alike. Attend wine seminars, meet celebrity chefs, and purchase your favorite wines all in one thrilling event. At the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, there’s something for everyone. Wine and foodies will delight in this festival, with delicious tastings from award-winning chefs and over 800 wine samples to be enjoyed. Make your way down to Grand Boulevard from April 25-28 for a weekend of fun!