Gulf Coast Events

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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Elf Parade

November 29 @ 4:00 pm 7:00 pm

Elf Parade ~ Pensacola, Florida Events by Southern

Put on your ears and head on down to Downtown Pensacola November 29! Pensacola’s annual Elf Parade will commence at 4:45 p.m. at the old Escambia County Courthouse. The Elf Parade is a grand kickoff to the 2019 holiday season in downtown Pensacola! Start lining up for the parade and costume judging at 4 p.m. The Parade Grand Marshall leads the merry crew of kids, parents, toys, and characters from the old Escambia County Courthouse to Plaza Wonderland at Palafox and Government Streets. Costumed kids of all ages march alongside a brass band, Santa, and other characters from stops in the Winterfest Performance Tour. The six-block route takes about 20 minutes, and includes a Christmas song battle, tumbling snowflakes, and plenty of cheer. In addition, a show of Christmas lights and fake snow will being at 5 p.m. with tours and games at 6 p.m. Meanwhile, check out some of Southern’s Pensacola Beach vacation rentals to stay at during the event. Stay in one of our several condos in the Villas on the Gulf community, nearby to lots of activities and the beach. Reserve your getaway today!


November 29, 2019
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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