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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10th Annual Smokin’ in the Square ~ Pensacola, Florida Events by Southern

The 10th Annual Smokin’ in the Square is here! One of Pensacola, Florida’s favorite events, Smokin’ in the Square brings together great food and entertainment in a barbecue cookoff! Join BBQ enthusiasts at Community Maritime Park March 15th-17th, 2019. This event is free and open to the public! Enjoy food, family fun, live entertainment, and more. There will also be a VIP area for this year’s BBQ cookoff on Saturday, March 16th from 12-5 PM. An all-you-can-eat (and drink!) menu includes smoked salmon, jalapeno cheddar sausage, BBQ meatballs, and more.

In addition, the cookoff brings together over 50 professional teams and 25 backyard teams as they compete for prizes. Cheer on the competition as you vote for your favorites. Visit Smokin’ in the Square’s website for additional information.

Stay Gulf front at Beach Club 1903C, just minutes away from Downtown Pensacola! This three bedroom Pensacola Beach vacation condo sleeps eight guests with ease. Relax after the 10th Annual Smokin’ in the Square on your private balcony and take in those views! Also, be sure to take advantage of the incredible resort amenities including an onsite spa, pool, fitness center, and more!