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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33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival ~ Destin, Florida Events by Southern

Calling all wine lovers! Come on down to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for the 33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival. This event is the perfect chance to test your knowledge as a connoisseur of fine wine. The festival will take place from April 11-14. The Sandestin Wine Festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine and is known as the best event in the Visit South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival area.

The wine festival kicks off on Thursday with the Official Kickoff Party. Attendees will enjoy wine seminars and dinner featuring local Gulf Coast seafood. Throughout the weekend guests will attend wine dinners with celebrity chefs, meet winemakers and find hard-to-get selections.

Enjoy a champagne and seafood lunch from 11 AM-2 PM on Friday, April 12 before you relax with yoga, mimosas, and the beach with Spa Sandestin on Saturday, April 13. On Sunday, April 14, treat yourself to Brunch on the Bay with live music and your favorite brunch items.

Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase their favorite selections at the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Retail Tent at a discounted rate.

There’s more to the event than wine and food! Enjoy what Baytowne Wharf has to offer with live music, shops, and additional dining. Not drinking? No problem! Non-drinking festival guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge.

Known as “the Kentucky Derby of wine festivals,” the festival has something for everyone. Whether you’re a novice or a consider yourself an expert, don’t miss the 32nd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival!

For accommodations, consider one of our beautiful beachfront homes or condos in Destin or 30A! Visit here for ticket purchases for each event.