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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2019 Gulf Coast Half Marathon, 10-miler & 5k ~ Pensacola Beach, Florida Events by Southern

Ready, set, run! A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the 2019 Gulf Coast Half Marathon will have you feeling at home on the beach. Stay close to the action at one of our wonderful homes or condos on Pensacola Beach.

The race begins at 7 a.m. on April 7 at the Gulfside Pavillion at Casino Beach, 800 Quietwater Beach Road.

If you aren’t quite ready for a full 13.1 miles, don’t worry! There is a 10-mile route and a 5k option. Participants are given four hours to complete the course. As a bonus, this race is walker-friendly!

With 11 themed water stations, gulf-front views, and scenic white sand, what more could you want? As soon as you hit the finish line, the party begins. Walk right next door to Flounder’s, located at 800 Quietwater Beach Rd. Their “nearly world famous post-race party” will have you relaxing with your toes in the sand in no time.

For more information or to register for the race, visit here.