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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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Taste of the Beach ~ Pensacola Beach, Florida Events by Southern

Get ready for Pensacola Beach’s biggest culinary event of the year! The 12th Annual Taste of the Beach is a two-day festival filled with fine dining, celebrity chef demonstrations, and more.

On Friday, October 18, a special VIP dinner prepared by five Pensacola Beach chefs will take place at 6 PM at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel.

Then, head down to Casino Beach to kick off the event on Saturday! There will be cook offs, cooking demonstrations, a chef challenge, and sample tastings. Entry is free for Saturday’s day-long festival, with more than a dozen beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for $5 each.

Meanwhile, watch the crab races at 4 PM and experience a beer tasting at 5 PM. Festival-goers can sample nearly 24 different beers from six different breweries. Wristbands are only $15 each! Later at 7 PM, dance the night away with a live concert from local musicians.

If you’re staying in one of our Pensacola Beach vacation rentals, you’re within walking distance of the beach and this awesome event. Stay at any one of several condos in Beach Club Resort & Spa. Stay on the beach overlooking the brilliant blue-green waters and white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico.