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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30A Songwriters Festival ~ 30A, Florida Events by Southern

This year will mark the 10th annual 30A Songwriters Festival! This year features over 175 songwriters January 18th-21st, 2019 at over 25 venues on Scenic 30A in South Walton County.

You’re in for a real treat during this incredible week in Florida’s panhandle. The 30A Songwriters Festival transforms amphitheaters, town halls, restaurants, theaters, and bars into venues during this artistically-charged weekend.  Capacities range from 75 to 500 available seats indoors and up to 5,000 outdoors! Tickets are on sale now and be sure to check out the official website or the Cultural Arts Alliance office locally in South Walton for more details.

While enjoying the music, visit our rare coastal dune lakes, second in the world only to Australia. Cycle, walk, or cart your way along 30A in either direction for a rare visual experience. Scenic 30A is a tourist attraction of major proportions, the 30A Songwriters Festival will show you the heart of northwest Florida beats even harder in the winter months!

Enjoy local craft beers, wine tastings, artist parties, incredible food, and world-class music this January. Enjoy miles of the most beautiful coastline the United States has to offer. Bring your family and friends out for the 10th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival while planning and be sure to consider one of our beautiful homes or condos available from Southern Vacation Rentals!

Below are some of our featured properties for this year’s 30A Songwriters Festival: