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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2nd Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival

Looking for something fun to do on 30A this fall? Then check out the 2nd Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival in WaterColor. The festival takes place Thursday, October 25th – Saturday, October 27th. It’s the perfect way to sample rare wines and enjoy delicious food, all with the Gulf Coast sunset as a stunning backdrop.

A Celebrity Winemakers Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 6-9 PM. Then, on October 26th from 6-8 PM enjoy an Al Fresco Reserve Tasting. The tasting will feature a rare selection of vintage wines, hors-d’oeuvres, and live music.

On Saturday, October 27th, from 1-4 PM experience the Grand Tasting in Cerulean Park. This is the festival’s main event, designed to highlight the beach town’s harvest season. Sample some large seafood, barbeque, and other cuisines manned by celebrity chefs along with local Gulf Coast restaurants. In addition, tasting stations featuring over 400 wines from all around the world are available for your enjoyment. Craft beer and spirits will also be available. VIP tickets are available for Saturday’s event and include private festival entry as well as access to the VIP lounge. This exclusive area features elevated wines, additional food, and Saturday college football viewings.

Visit here for more information about the festival.

Are you coming into town for the 2nd Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival? Stay nearby at one of our 30A vacation homes or condos – you’ll be glad you did! Check out Lucy’s Cottage, a beautiful 30A home that everyone will love. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and space for 11, this home is the perfect spot for your getaway.