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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11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

Don’t miss out on the #1 beer festival on the coast! The Village of Baytowne Wharf is excited to present the 11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival from October 12-13. The festival features more than 40 on-site craft brewers, nearly 200 domestic and international craft beers, seminars, samplings, and live music. It’s easy to tell why it’s known as the Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast!

On Friday, October 12, experience “Beer From Around Here” from 6-8 PM. Sample offerings from local breweries and enjoy live music by the Forrest Wiliams Band. You can also taste samplings from merchants in The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Then, on Saturday, October 13, head to the VIP event for exclusive beer tastings and great food from Marlin Grill. Following the VIP event is a Grand Tasting, with craft and domestic beers for tasting. This is also a great chance to learn about different types of lagers and ales! Enjoy live music by The Modern Eldorados and The Moon Lagoons. All ticket holders will be given a special Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest glass for tasting.

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Beat the traffic and stay closeby at one of our Destin vacation homes or condos! A Playa Amore 932A at Miramar Beach Villas is just a quick drive to the fun! This luxurious townhome in Destin comes decorated beautifully, with cool marble floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops throughout. A Playa Amore 932A invokes a charming coastal feel that’ll have you dreaming of the beach during your vacation. We think you’ll be glad you stayed here!