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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12th Annual Taste of the Islands ~ Orange Beach, Alabama Events by Southern

Calling all foodies! Head to the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf on Friday, November 30th for the 12th Annual Taste of the Islands. Featuring over 30 restaurants from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and other areas in Alabama, enjoy delicious cuisine, cocktails, and live music at this festive holiday gala. You’ll also have a chance to bid on a silent auction!

The Gulf Coast is known for its treasure trove of culinary delights, and the 12th Annual Taste of the Islands is the way to experience some incredible menu items. Additionally, live entertainment will have you dancing the night away. It will be hard not to feel the holiday spirit at Taste of the Islands!

Tickets are $60 each, with proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots. Please bring an unwrapped toy for local children in need. Dress attire is “Island Elegant” with your own holiday twist!

Visit here for more information about the 12th Annual Taste of the Islands.

There’s still time to book your Christmas vacation on the beach! How about a stay at Morning Glory, a six-bedroom home in Orange Beach? With space for 14, this is an ideal spot to gather together to celebrate the holiday. Located right on the water, you’ll be able to step out onto the private boardwalk directly onto the sugar-white sands. Everyone is sure to love a stay here!