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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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Support local schools by participating in the Seaside School Race Weekend! The mission of Seaside Schools is to sustain an educational community with an emphasis on academic excellence. Do not miss the 18th Annual races, presented by Vera Bradley, on Sunday, March 1st.

On Friday, February 28th, Seaside School Race Weekend starts with the Taste of the Race presented by Emeril and Pepsi. Purchase the VIP Experience with Porsche of Destin from 6PM to 7PM, or opt for general admission. The next day, February 29th, stop by the race expo starting at noon. On Saturday, there is packet pickup, a silent auction, a meet and greet and live music.

On Sunday, race day, the event kicks off with the Half Marathon at 7AM. Additionally, the 5K follows at 7:25AM. Finishers receive a gift from Vera Bradley, a race medal and more. Stick around! After the races, enjoy yourself at the Post-Race Party. The rest of the day is full of awards and live music for everyone to enjoy. Register here.

For your vacation to the 30A area, choose Southern Vacation Rentals. We offer beach homes and condos perfect for creating sweet Southern moments with your friends and family. Enjoy a weekend on our white sand beaches after the races. For more information about what to see and do on 30A, check out our Gulf Coast Guide. You are sure to have a vacation to remember!