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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31st Annual Holiday on the Harbor ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

Watch the Destin Harbor light up this holiday season with the 31st Annual Holiday on the Harbor! This Destin boat parade is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit.

Get your Christmas lists ready for a visit with Santa Claus from 12-4 PM at HarborWalk Village’s Main Stage. Then, catch a special performance of The Nutcracker presented by the Ballet Conservatory & Destin School of Music and Dance. Afterward, the boat parade will light up the harbor at 6 PM, complete with fireworks and a fire-spinning performance from crowd favorite Just Add Fire.

There’s still time to celebrate Christmas at the beach! Whether you need a home with space for 22 or a cozy condo for four, we’ve got something for you. Book now to reserve your spot on the sand!