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 Gulf Shores Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend ~ Gulf Shores, Alabama Events by Southern

Ever wondered if oysters and craft beer are a match made in heaven? The answer is “yes” with the 11th Annual Gulf Shores Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend. The cook-off features an all-star lineup of celebrity chefs and live music by country star Michael Ray at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Plus, the opportunity to taste dishes served by over 50 local restaurants!

The Oyster Cook-Off takes place Saturday, November 3rd and features tips and tricks prepared on the Big Green Egg Chef Presentation Stage. The lineup includes celebrity chefs featured on Food Network and a 5x Memphis in May winner, so you know it’s going to be good! Live music takes place after the cook-off, so grab a beer and get ready to dance the night away!

It’s a weekend full of fun at the Gulf Shores Oyster Cook-Off. From 6-11 PM on Friday, November 2nd, taste dozens of craft beers while enjoying live entertainment. As part of the Oyster Cook-Off, you’ll also get to learn from the best with cooking demos and workshops throughout the day. Then, there is also an oyster shucking contest! Don’t forget to cheer on contestants during the Bloody Mary Invitational. Admission to all of these events is just $10, and free for children 12 and under. Tasting tickets are also available for purchase to sample oysters.

Be sure to stop by the North American Oyster Showcase Bar to find your favorite oyster or even discover a new one. Oysters from seven regions are flown in for the event: the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Maritimes, British Columbia, the Mid-Atlantic, Baja Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico.

Visit here to purchase tickets for the 11th Annual Oyster Cook-Off. You can also visit here for more information about the festival.

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