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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Events for February 29, 2020
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 [...]Find out more
From February 28 through March 1, come out to The 2020 Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show at Aaron Bessant Park. The show benefits Miracle Strip Jr. Woman's Club. Also, this boat show includes fishing, fitness, boating, cycling, kayaking, paddleboarding and more. Attendees will see displays from major boat manufacturers and dealers. Additionally, check out the latest technology and accessories. Moreover, the event focuses on lifestyle on the Emerald Coast. With our emerald green waters and white sand beaches, the area provides fantastic beach living. Residents and tourists alike will enjoy checking out everything from outdoor kitchens to beach bikes. [...]Find out more
It's almost time for one of our favorite events in Orange Beach. On Saturday, February 29, from 10AM to 4PM, come out to the 28th Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show! This festival is sure to draw a crowd with a variety of events available for adults and children. Enjoy time with family and friends at The Wharf while you enjoy tasty seafood, live music and over 125 arts and crafts vendors. Are you traveling to Orange Beach with your family? There are many activities for children at the 28th Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show. Visitors are [...]Find out more
It is the first of its kind! On February 29 from 12PM to 4PM, come out for the inaugural Shrimp & Grits Festival on Destin Harbor. This festival benefits the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. Enjoy shrimp and grits from favorite local restaurants. About 1,000 guests are expected in attendance, with restaurants competing with their most innovative (or classic) shrimp and grits recipes. Additionally, guests can enjoy craft beer and cocktail samples. With the beauty of the Destin Harbor as a backdrop, spend your day with tasting stations and live entertainment by The Shenanigans and Cadillac Willy. [...]Find out more