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 Orange Beach Billfish Classic ~ Orange Beach, Alabama Events by Southern

Anglers, ready those rods and reels for five popular marlin tournaments during the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series during the Orange Beach Billfish Classic! Marlin tournament season in the Gulf of Mexico means big fish and serious adrenaline. That feeling is very apparent at this annual event consisting of five high-profile tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico.

The tournaments being May 17 and weigh-ins are both Friday and Saturday evenings at The Wharf. At stake for the top team in the Triple Crown is not only a custom six-foot marlin trophy but also the honor of being named the best billfishing team in the Gulf of Mexico for the year!

Admission is free to public and teams can enter for $6,500 per boat.

If you’re coming to town for the tournament? Stay near the action at one of Southern’s vacation rentals at The Wharf! Offering one, two, and three-bedroom options with accommodations for 6-9 guests, you’ll find all the essentials for a relaxing week away at The Wharf! Check out Wharf 506, a cozy one bedroom vacation condo with accommodations for 6.