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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Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

Destin Commons will host its annual event, Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22! Come out to the shopping center at 6 p.m. to enjoy all of the festivities during your trip this Fall!

Enjoy free face painting, free photos with Rudolph and Frosty, as well as a holiday photo booth. Festive music will surround you as you enjoy the sights, including the holiday parade with Santa down Destin Commons’ Main Street. All the fun concludes with a fireworks show in the skies above the most spectacular Christmas tree on the Gulf Coast!

If you’re coming to town for the event, check out on of Southern’s Destin vacation rentals. Stay at one of our condos in Pelican Beach, a community in the heart of Destin situated directly on the beach. Book your stay today!

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