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 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival ~ Destin, FL Events by Southern

Love wine and food? Have we got the event for you! South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival gives guests the chance to sample more than 800 wines poured by wine industry insiders. Celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers come together in South Walton for the experience of a lifetime. Wine and dine with the best in the business and enjoy attractions like Spirits Row, Rosé All Day Garden, Savor South Walton Culinary and more.

Kick off the festival at Wine World in Destin on Thursday, April 25. From 5 PM to 7 PM meet “winemakers and shakers” from some of the best wineries in the world and taste a great selection of wines.

On Friday, April 26, purchase a VIP ticket for access to a wine tasting featuring rare wines from 4-6 PM. Sample food from Grand Boulevard and South Walton restaurants. VIP ticket holders will receive their own XL Riedel glass to finish off this exclusive tasting.

From 6-9 PM, head to Grand Boulevard Town Center to enjoy craft beers and spirits from some of the most popular breweries and distilleries. In addition, enjoy great food on EATS Street and get your jam on to live music and entertainment.

Saturday, April 27, is all about the wine! Experience the quality, diversity, and scope of the wines. Enjoy Grand Wine Tastings, culinary offerings, tasting seminars, chef demos and great entertainment.

Lastly, round out the event on Sunday, April 28 with additional Grand Tastings. Stroll around Grand Boulevard Town Center sampling as many wines as you like. Head over to Savor South Walton Culinary Village for delicious food and wine pairings.

If you’re staying at one of our fabulous 30A homes, you’re not too far from the fun! Tickets can be purchased here.