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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22nd Annual Destin Cobia Tournament ~ Destin, FL Events by Southern

Don’t miss this year’s 22nd Annual Destin Cobia Tournament! This is Destin’s favorite and most suspenseful fishing tournament of the year.

Cobia is only in season throughout the spring, and it gets a little tricky on when you can start catching them. The season technically starts when the first cobia is caught in our Gulf. Locals enjoy this tournament because cobia can almost be considered a delicacy in our area. You must enjoy it while it lasts!

The tournament is hosted by Destin’s HarborWalk Village. It begins when the first cobia is caught and ends on April 30th. There will be weigh-ins on the Harbor to see who caught the biggest cobia. Watch the cobia being weighed in and grab a bite to eat at one of HarborWalk’s seafood restaurants.

Destin looks forward to this fishing tournament every year! So, book a vacation home in Destin with Southern and get a taste for Destin’s most looked forward to the fishing season at this year’s 22nd Annual Destin Cobia Tournament.