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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35th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival ~ Pensacola, FL Events by Southern

Get ready to dig in and expand your Cajun roots at the 35th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival. Held in Downtown Pensacola’s Community Maritime Park, admission is just $5 a day. Children 12 and under get in for free!

There will be 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish provided by the Cordova Crawfish Company of Pensacola for you to enjoy. In addition, try one of the many Cajun dishes offered at the festival. Red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, and etouffee are just some of the options awaiting you! Test your limits and see how many pounds of crawfish you can eat at the crawfish eating contests. Registration starts minutes prior to each competition, and prizes are presented after each competition. Great food, live entertainment, and activities for all ages are waiting! Also, kids will enjoy the Children’s Area during the festival. Keep them entertained with arts and crafts, face painting, games, and the popular NASCRAW crawfish races.

Meanwhile, stay with Southern in a Pensacola Beach vacation condo and don’t miss a day of fun at the 35th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival! Stay at Beach Club 1606C, a four-bedroom Gulf front condo with space for 11. When you aren’t enjoying all of the fun at the festival, relax on your private balcony and savor the salty sea air. A fully-equipped kitchen provides all the space you’ll need to prepare a Cajun-inspired meal, too!