31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

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Mark your calendar with these distinctive events along the Gulf Coast in all of our beach locations, including Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Scenic 30A, Panama City Beach, Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fairhope. While each area hosts their own events, the beach communities are so close to one another, and often intertwined, that visiting guests can participate and enjoy neighboring activities going on nearby with ease.

One-of-a-kind festivals and fairs celebrate so many different passions and interests. With fishing core to all of our communities, we commemorate several seafood festivals and fishing tournaments highlighting local fare and seasonal favorites. With the unique arts and culture of our exceptional areas, art expos, plein air artists, live theater, and wine and music festivals satisfy the creative souls. For the athletes, our climate is perfect for foot races, duathlons and triathlons, as well as fantastic beach volleyball tournaments.

Southern Vacation Rentals event guide can direct you to countless ways to explore these happenings, either to enhance your existing vacation or perhaps entice you to plan your next trip to the beach. We hope you will want to plan more than one.

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The 31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival is sure to be an event to remember! Join Gulf Coast restaurants February 14th and 15th as they serve up their best recipes. The event kicks off with a seafood boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille on Friday, February 14th from 5PM to 7PM. Then, get ready for the main event on Saturday starting at noon!

On Saturday, ticket holders can sample a variety of gumbos. You will even get to vote for a “People’s Choice” winner! The gumbos vary greatly, with a wide array of meats used. Expand your palette with gumbos featuring both light and dark rouxs. What’s more? The event feature live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe. Additionally, families can expect to enjoy children’s activities too. This event occurs rain or shine!

Tickets are available for general admission at $35 prior to the event and $45 the day of. This event is expected to draw visitors from throughout the Southeast. It’s sure to be a festival you do not want to miss! Spend your President’s Day weekend getting a taste of what the Gulf Coast has to offer.

Stay in the area with Southern Vacation Rentals during the 31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival. We have a fantastic variety of beach homes and condos. From 1-bedroom condos to 6-bedroom home, Margaritaville, we have the perfect vacation rental for your next getaway.