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 Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade ~ Pensacola, Florida Events by Southern

It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade, one of Pensacola’s most anticipated events, is back! Come line the streets of Downtown Pensacola on March 2nd beginning at 2 PM. The parade begins on Spring and Garden Streets and circles around through this beautiful downtown community. Catch beads, doubloons, and also MoonPies galore! Performers offer entertainment throughout the parade as well as live music.

Mardi Gras is a fun and important time in Pensacola, dating all the way back to 1874. Pensacola’s Mardi Gras parade rivals other area parades including ones in Mobile, Biloxi, and New Orleans. What also separates Pensacola’s Mardi Gras parade from the rest is its family-friendly atmosphere and welcoming environment. Visit here for more information.

Meanwhile, make the most of your Mardi Gras celebration with a stay with Southern! Just minutes away from Downtown Pensacola, Emerald Dolphin 1610 on Pensacola Beach is a perfect choice! With over 1,800 square feet of space, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms, seven guests will be plenty comfortable here. Amazing views of the Gulf, a private balcony, and resort-style amenities make Emerald Dolphin 1610 an ideal pick for your next getaway.